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Anti-war demonstration, Chinatown, San Francisco, c. 1972. Revolutionary ideas, including anti-capitalist and pro-socialist sentiments, grew significantly during the late '60s and '70s among activists. Many influential people and organizations involved with the time period's various social movements saw capitalism as a force causing "human misery around the world," as Warren Mar asserts (see text below).

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From Pool Halls to Building Workers' Organizations: Lessons for Today's Activists


I have no regrets about being a revolutionary and wanting to overthrow capitalism. I still think capitalism is one of the most vile systems in existence and responsible for much of the human misery around the world today. In any struggle against those in power, the biggest seduction is to compromise with the status quo, especially in situations where "radicals" depend on institutions like universities or unions for their career advancement.

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