Cluttering the margins are examples of some of our inspirations from history and today
Direct action means that we take matters into our own hands, immediately. We do not wait for politicians or buerocrats to give us permission, we do not allow for capitalists to give us excuses.
We are an organization of organizers, what this means is that our membership, as members of the community themselves, go out into their community and organize the people to fight back in various ways. To become a member of the IWR is to become a working class organizer and to have the support of a committed cadre of fellow revolutionaries behind you as you fight for what issues matter to you and your people.
The IWR uses multiple simultaneous, complementary strategies, orchestrated by the same party, or in coalition with other like-minded groups, in order to bring revolutionary change. We are not being assaulted in a one dimensional manner, so we must not fight back in a one dimensional manner.
By revolutionary change we mean abolishing or subordinating capitalism, one workplace, or one community at a time.
1. Healthcare for all regardless of ability to pay
2. Universal housing
3. Employment and living wages in environmentally beneficial or sustainable industries
4. Workplace democracy through either unions or cooperatives
5. Dissolution of the fossil fuel industry and comprehensive retraining of all its workers
6. An end to overutilization of the earth's resources, such as
deforestation and overfishing
7. An end to the system of factory farming and the implementation of environmentally beneficial farming practices and an end to agricultural monopiles.
8. Massive downscaling of all armies', but most especially, of the American Military Industrial Complex
9. The dissolution of the police state in all its forms including: the total eradication of racist and classist police violence, the end to punitive justice systems through prison abolition, and the death of the death penalty
10. Large scale rewilding, wherever possible, of land and strategic degrowth of all industrial/post industrial economies, as much as necessary for human thriving.
Our focus is organization of the workplace, but we do not stop there. We believe in organizing the workplace and then moving to organize the community of workers in other ways, if necessary.
If we can increase worker organization and radicality we can use that leverage to bargain for whatever is in the interest of the working classes. Through worker militancy we can achieve things like universal healthcare, because if the factories shut down, and the drivers quit delivering, the railroads screech to a halt, and the minerals quit coming out of the ground, politicians and capitalist will have no choice but to come to the bargaining table.
Other novel parts of our party include that we establish permanent party affiliated worker cooperatives as well as labor unions in order to build a broad and powerful coalition of working people. These institutions generate revenue for the party in exchange for party resources and support in times of need.
Chapters aim to take as much power for themselves within their local communities, as possible. Our legitimacy to power issues from our direct democratic nature. The goal is to take over, to build power, to challenge the union of state and corporation, so chapters aim to challenge or dominate over hegemonic political parties, backward government institutions, sellout union bureaucracies and existing capitalist corporations. Part of this power building necessitates the creation of coalitions with radical labor unions, and other like minded organizations. Their power is our power and vice versa.
Membership to the IWR is not casual, one joins to become a revolutionary. There is moral urgency to defy the powers that be, and create a better world, if you do not feel this urgency, the IWR is not the organization for you. People are dying, we are dying, make no mistake, class war is underway whether we like it or not. This said we do realize that their are different extents to which people can participate, if you're overwhelmed as it is, there is still a place for you in the party. Join to FIGHT back.
We believe in the theory of revolutionary intercommunalism as described by Huey P Newton. We believe that the nation is dead as an economic unit, worldwide, and that with it the idea of the nation is essentially dead, despite constant attempts at resuscitation. All that remains is the legal structure of the nation, while its economic structure and cultural super structure are dying or in decay.
That is why fascism is impossible today, and there is instead a comparatively impotent, but no less wildly destructive neofascism engulfing the world. It is also why internationalism is impossible today. In the 20th century the impediment to internationalism was nationalism, now it is the very lack of nationhood through (reactionary) globalization and neocolonialism that sets the stage for revolutionary globalization.
Revolutionary intercommunalism will emerge out of the current state of affairs, which is reactionary intercommunalism. Intercommunal organizations of the world, such as the IWR, led by working, lumpen, and peasant classes will, in theory, guide the transition from capitalism to people's run, sustainable, planetary industries, replacing the current reactionary planetary industries.
This will not be a resolution of internal contradictions--which is fundamentally impossible--but instead, a move away from calamitous contradictions, toward manageable, and perhaps even productive ones. The necessity of this move is self-evident, anything less ambitious is universal reactionary suicide.