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MEDIA RELEASE: You are invited to THE PEOPLE'S DINNER: An Anti-Capitalist Community Meal

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MEDIA RELEASE:  You are invited to THE PEOPLE'S DINNER: An Anti-Capitalist Community Meal

The Revolutionary Student Movement – Sudbury and the Revolutionary Communist Party (Organizing Committee) – Sudbury are teaming up with other members of the community to put on an end-of-the-year social event with an anti-capitalist theme!  We are hosting a free community meal on Thursday December 17th from 5:30-8pm at the Mackenzie Public Library downtown in Meeting Room 1, and it is open to everyone!

Why an ‘anti-capitalist’ meal?

Capitalism is a system where decisions are made based on what makes or saves the most money, and not what best meets the majority of people's needs. The result is that the real material needs of the people are ignored and unmet.

Even in Canada, a relatively prosperous country, the majority of people do not get their share. Millions of people in Canada live in poverty as a result of joblessness and precarious and low paying work which disproportionately affect women and other gender-oppressed people, immigrants, youth, and Indigenous peoples. Many people face long-term unemployment and around 20% of people live in need on a permanent basis, and have trouble putting food on the table and maintaining stable housing. Meanwhile, the rich capitalists keep getting richer by making more profit off of our labour.

The situation is even worse in oppressed and colonized countries, with imperialist countries acting on the international scene to dominate and intensely exploit the people living there. The global spread of capitalism results in tens of thousands of people dying of starvation every day.

Serve and empower the people!

There are some attempts to make the conditions under capitalism more tolerable by charities, NGO's, and others, but these are only band-aids and do not address root problems. Therefore, these charity efforts do not lead to any changes in the way society is currently organized to maintain the conditions of poverty and hunger. They do not empower people or improve people’s material conditions in any lasting way.

This is why in order to combat hunger and fight for our basic needs to be met, we must fight capitalism. We must reject the capitalist values of individuality and competition and instead co-operate to serve the interests of the dominated classes. It is our hope that the People’s Dinner will begin to nurture these values which will be necessary to build a larger and stronger movement along these lines.

Everyone is welcome at the People's Table this season!  So come out to the Mackenzie Library downtown on December 17th to share some food and good conversation.  

Contact us at RSM.Sudbury@gmail.com or SudburyRevNet@gmail.com for more information.


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