SEP candidate participates in televised debate

30 July 2009

D’Artagnan Collier, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for Detroit Mayor, participated in a televised debate, which was aired Sunday in metro Detroit.

“My campaign will aim to direct and galvanize the growing opposition to the present social system,” Collier said. “I encourage workers to carry out strikes and plant occupations, and to set up independent workplace committees.” Collier said that the biggest task facing workers is to break with the Democratic Party and the building of an independent party of the working class.

The debate took place on Channel 7, WXYZ-TV, and featured every mayoral candidate except incumbent Dave Bing, who has made no appearances with the other candidates. Six candidates are running in the Detroit mayoral primary, to be held on August 4.

The video can be accessed here.