SEP election meetings

The origins and implications of the financial crisis: A Marxist analysis

24 September 2008

Between now and Election Day, Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White and vice presidential candidate Bill Van Auken will speak at a series of meetings throughout the country.

It is now widely acknowledged in the press that the 2008 elections are taking place amidst the greatest crisis of American capitalism since the Great Depression of the 1930s. What was once considered to be unimaginable is now taking place: the collapse of major financial institutions and banks, tens of billions of dollars committed to corporate bailouts. Now, the Bush administration, with the support of the Democrats and both presidential candidates, is planning to open the US treasury to hand over hundreds of billions of dollars to buy up “toxic” securities and worthless investments from the very people who have caused this crisis. White and Van Auken will present a Marxist analysis of these developments. They will address the fundamental questions that are not being discussed in the media or by either presidential candidate:

* What is the cause of the economic and financial crisis?

* Who will be forced to pay for it?

* What will be the implications for working people?

* What is the alternative?

The meetings will be an important opportunity for readers of the WSWS and workers and students throughout the country to find out more about the SEP and become involved in building the international socialist movement.

Additional meeting locations and further details will be announced in the coming weeks. To become involved in the SEP campaign, or to find out how you can build a meeting in your area, contact us here. Visit www.socialequality.com for more information on the SEP and its election campaign.

Meeting details:

Wednesday, September 24, 6 p.m.
University of Michigan
Michigan League, Room B
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Thursday, September 25, 3 p.m.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Student Commons Building, Richmond Salon II
Richmond, Virginia

Thursday, October 2, 5 p.m.
City College of New York
North Academic Center, Room 1/211A
New York, New York

Monday, October 6, 1 p.m.
Wayne State University
MacGregor Conference Center, Room L70
Detroit, Michigan

Tuesday, October 7, 6 p.m.
University of Delaware
Gore 116
Newark, Delaware

Wednesday, October 8, 7 p.m.
University of Michigan
Michigan League, Koessler Room
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Saturday, October 18, 2 p.m.
Bangor Public Library, Story Room
145 Harlow Street
Bangor, Maine

Sunday, October 19
San Francisco, California
Time and place TBA

Tuesday, October 21
Portland, Oregon
Time and place TBA

Thursday, October 23, 7 p.m.
San Diego State University
Quetzalcoatl A&B
San Diego, California

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