Quotation by Eugène Pottier

We are the party of all labor.
The whole earth shall be ours to share
And every race and craft our neighbor.
No idle class shall linger there
Like vultures on the wealth we render
From field and factory, mill and mine.
Tomorrow's sun will rise in splendor
And light us till the end of time.
Eugène Pottier (1816–1887), French poet, communard. The International, trans. by Basil Druitt (1871).

Set to a marching-tune of Pierre Deygeter, these words have been translated and sung by socialists and Communists throughout the world.
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