SEP presidential candidate Jerry White to speak at Cambridge, Massachusetts meeting

The Great Unmentionable: War and the 2016 US elections

23 April 2016

Jerry White, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for US president, will be speaking at a meeting of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Tuesday, April 26.

In the aftermath of the New York primaries held earlier this week, the Democratic Party establishment is moving to draw to a close a nomination process that has exposed the widespread hostility toward its front-runner, Hillary Clinton. In doing so, the Democrats are preparing to select as their candidate an individual who personifies the corrupt political nexus of the military-intelligence apparatus and the financial aristocracy.

As for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, he has worked very deliberately to prevent the issue of war from becoming a significant factor in the Democratic Party nomination contest. He has referred to American foreign policy as little as possible, and then only to criticize Clinton for supporting what he invariably calls the “foreign policy blunder” of backing the 2003 Iraq invasion. Sanders is now preparing to carry out his oft-repeated pledge to support Clinton in the event that she wins the Democratic nomination.

In announcing its candidates in the US presidential elections on Friday, the Socialist Equality Party placed the fight against war at the center of its campaign. We warned that “the ongoing preparations for global warfare, which could lead to the deaths of billions of people, are cloaked in lies and secrecy.” Our campaign will “alert workers and youth to the immense dangers they face and build the foundation for a powerful new anti-war movement.”

In this meeting, White will explain the foundation of the SEP election campaign and discuss the political perspective that must guide the developing struggles of workers and young people in the United States and around the world.

Meeting details:

Tuesday, April 26, 7:00 pm
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (77 Mass Ave)
Room 2-190