US SEP Presidential Candidate Jerry White to speak at two meetings in Toronto this week

18 October 2016

US Socialist Equality Party (SEP) presidential candidate Jerry White will speak twice in Toronto this week. On the afternoon of Thursday, October 20, White will address a meeting at York University organized by the York chapter of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE). He will also speak in downtown Toronto on Saturday, October 22. See meeting details below.

White’s campaign has enormous significance for workers and youth around the world. It is directed at arming the American working class with a socialist perspective and uniting its struggles with those of workers in Canada, Mexico and around the world in a common offensive against capitalist austerity and imperialist war.

The 2016 US elections exemplify the manifest failure of capitalism and the ruling elite’s embrace of war and reaction. The American people are being asked to choose between two right-wing representatives of the corporate and financial aristocracy: Democrat Hillary Clinton, the preferred choice of Wall Street and the Pentagon, and the billionaire and fascistic Republican nominee, Donald Trump. Regardless of who wins the November election, the ruling class is preparing a massive campaign of military violence abroad and an intensification of the assault on the working class at home.

After experiencing the catastrophic consequences of the crisis of the capitalist system—wars, rampant social inequality, unemployment and economic insecurity, growing state repression—millions throughout the United States and all over the world are beginning to ask the question: What is socialism?

The US SEP has intervened in the US elections to answer this question and, in preparation for a resurgence of class struggle, to build among workers and young people a genuine socialist leadership.

WSWS readers and those interested in a genuine socialist alternative should make plans to attend one of the Toronto-area meetings. A discussion period will follow White’s report.

Meeting details:

York University
Thursday, October 20, at 4 p.m.
Stedman Lecture Hall C, 4700 Keele St.

Downtown Toronto
Saturday, October 22, 2 p.m.
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
Room 4426 (4th floor), 252 Bloor Street West
(Near St. George Subway Station)