About Raleigh FIST
Fight Imperialism–Stand Together (FIST) is a national group of young activists committed to fighting racism, sexism, oppression of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, and exploitation of the working class, all of which result from imperialism and capitalism. We believe that the only way to achieve true liberation for all peoples throughout the world is through socialism.
Raleigh FIST has been extensively involved in counter-military recruitment, union organizing and worker/student alliance-building, fighting rape culture and sexual violence, immigrant solidarity, and in building a youth-centered anti-imperialist movement.
From the anti-war movement to struggles against police brutality, bigotry, globalization and more, youth have played a decisive role in all progressive social movements. We are living in a time when the need for a revolutionary movement, especially among youth, is stronger than ever.
Youths are being forced to kill and die in a criminal war against the Iraqi people. The possibility of finding a job with decent wages and benefits is getting slimmer all the time. The number of youths, particularly youths of color, being brutalized by the police and locked in prison grows larger every day. Tuition is skyrocketing at universities all over the country, making it impossible for youth to get an education without incurring a huge amount of debt.
It’s time for youth to organize to build the type of society that puts people’s needs first. FIST is dedicated to achieving such a society by building a multi-national, multi-gendered organization of revolutionary youth.