SEP election meeting: Detroit is a battlefield in a war on the working class
26 May 2016
On Tuesday, May 31, SEP presidential candidate Jerry White and vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth will speak at a campaign meeting at Wayne State University in mid-town Detroit.
Detroit is a battlefield in a war on the working class.
Teachers are facing demands that they give up pay that they have already earned. Autoworkers are forced to accept concession after concession imposed by the corporations and the United Auto Workers. The pensions of city workers and retirees are being ripped away. Youth face a summer of unemployment and low-paying jobs.
In nearby Flint, residents have been poisoned by lead-contaminated water due to the criminal actions of government officials at every level.
Conditions in the Detroit area are a sharp expression of an all-out assault on the working class throughout the country. The rights of workers are being targeted by a corporate and financial elite that controls both parties and the government as a whole.
Workers are beginning to fight back. The sick-out protests of teachers and the protests of Flint residents point the way forward. These struggles must be united in a powerful counter-offensive based on a new political strategy. Neither the Democratic Party nor the Republican Party, which defend the capitalist system, have anything to offer the great majority of the American people except war, political repression and worsening social conditions.
This meeting is co-sponsored by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Wayne State University.
Tuesday May 31, 7 PM
Wayne State University
General Lectures Room 150
5045 Anthony Wayne Dr, Detroit, MI