Australian SEP federal election campaign meetings

9 October 2007

The Socialist Equality Party will launch its campaign for the 2007 federal election with a series of public meetings in Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne and Perth. The SEP is intervening in the election to advance the socialist and internationalist program required to combat war and militarism, social inequality, and the escalating assault on democratic rights.

The 2007 federal elections are being held under conditions of escalating war in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with preparations for a military assault on Iran. Every corner of the planet, from the Middle East and Central Asia, to the Arctic and the Pacific, is now the subject of great power rivalry and conflict, threatening a new global military confrontation for the first time in more than 60 years.

All over the world, the livelihood and social position of working people—the creators of all wealth—is at the mercy of anarchic global market forces. The scenes of people in Britain queuing outside the offices of the failed Northern Rock bank sound a warning as to the precarious state of the world financial system.

At the heart of the Socialist Equality Party’s campaign is the fight to initiate an independent political movement of the working class. The central task facing working people is not the defeat of the Howard government. Labor is being backed by key sections of big business and the media to escalate militarism, the assault on democratic rights and the destruction of social conditions. The working class must develop a conscious political movement aimed at reorganising economic and social life on socialist foundations.

We urge all workers and young people, and all readers of the World Socialist Web Site, to support the SEP’s election campaign and make plans to attend the party’s election meetings.

Swan
Wednesday October 17
7.00 p.m.
LeisureLife Centre
Corner of Kent Street and Gloucester Street, East Victoria Park
Perth

Melbourne—Calwell
Sunday October 21
2.30 p.m.
Hume Global Learning Centre
1093 Pascoe Vale Rd
Broadmeadows
Melways map 6 H8
Directly opposite Broadmeadows Station

Newcastle—Charlton
Wednesday October 24
7.00 p.m.
Joy Cummings Community Centre
Corner of Scott and Pacific Streets, Newcastle
(near Newcastle railway station)

Chifley—Parramatta
Tuesday October 23
7.00 p.m.
Wentworthville Community Hall
2 Lane Street, Wentworthville
(Near Wentworthville Railway Station)
Sydney

Grayndler—Kingsford-Smith
Wednesday October 24
7.00 p.m.
Erskineville Town Hall
104 Erskineville Road
Sydney

For further information, contact the SEP’s national office on (02) 9790 3511 or email sep@sep.org.au

Authorised by N. Beams, 40 Raymond Street, Bankstown, NSW