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A Message to the Youth of France

As the revolt of the French youth in and around major cities throughout the country continues we, the revolutionary Marxist youth of the United States, look on with great anticipation.

"Where force is necessary, there it must be applied boldly, decisively and completely. But one must know the limitations of force; one must know when to blend force with a maneuver, a blow with an agreement."
- Leon Trotsky

As the revolt of the French youth in and around major cities throughout the country continues we, the revolutionary Marxist youth of the United States, look on with great anticipation.

We empathize greatly with our French brothers and sisters who have had enough. We too feel the antagonisms of poverty, unemployment, sub-par "education", etc. We also know the importance of organization and perspective. We emphasize to our French comrades that, in order to really change the systematic exploitation of the French and world working class, they must organize with a clear perspective. The youth and workers are the only ones that can overturn this system which exploits them. These riots have shown that they have that power.

This massive uprising has shown just how afraid the bourgeois establishment is of power in the hands of the youth and workers. It has also proven that the youth and workers have the ability to seize that power and become virtually unstoppable.

We urge our comrades in France not to lose this energy! We also urge them to apply to this energetic movement a clear class perspective, wherein the French working class and poor call for a planned society under a workers' democracy.

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