#October1: CORE Calls For Joint Efforts With Trade Unions, Other Coalitions

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Following the suspended strike action of the Labour Congress, the Coalition for Revolution (CORE) has taken earnestly to seek for concerted efforts with other leading organisations in the country.

This was made known in a press statement by the Movement co-coveners, Baba Aye and Gbenga Komolafe.

The statement reads in part: “We extend revolutionary greetings in our shared struggle for system change. The Coalition for Revolution (CORE) is strongly of the view that, in the midst of the historic crisis we are living through, there is a great opportunity for working-class people’s struggle for self-liberation.

This opportunity would be deepened with an organic unity in action of the leading organisations of masses. These include the trade unions and the radical and revolutionary coalitions. Without prejudice to the questionable actions of the NLC & TUC yesterday, trade unions at all levels of the movement have significant roles to play as the primary defense organisation of the working class, even as we put emphasis on the rank and file worker.

But even within our ranks as radicals and revolutionaries in the civil society movement, now more than ever, we need open, transparent, and focused systematic collaboration. It is understandable that any idea of this being in the form of a singular coalition emerging could be utopian. However, establishing a united front of the coalitions would, in our view, be of utmost strategic and political value to the collective fulfillment of our roles as catalysts of revolutionary pressures of the masses.

While we look forward to your comradely response to our proposal, we also seize this opportunity to properly inform you that CORE will be leading a nationwide and global protest for Total Liberation as part of our Revolution Now campaign, on 1st October. This action is part of the Acton Plan of CORE as adopted at its Plenary Session in July. We urge you to join us for this action.”

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