SEP public meetings in US

One year since the election of Obama: Illusion and reality

19 October 2009

In voting for Barack Obama on November 4, 2008, millions of people sought a change from the previous eight years of the Bush administration. One year later, a balance sheet can be drawn.

Far from “change,” Obama is deepening the right-wing policies of his predecessor—including handing out trillions of dollars to bail out the banks; expanding war in Afghanistan and Pakistan, continuing the occupation of Iraq and issuing new threats against Iran; and pushing through a health care overhaul aimed at cutting costs and care for millions of Americans.

While the bankers who created the crisis are now doing better than ever, the social crisis affecting masses of people is getting worse, as unemployment soars and wages fall.

These public meetings will present a detailed analysis of the policies of the Obama administration and will explain the basis for an independent socialist movement of the international working class.

New York City, New York
Thursday, October 22

7:00 p.m.
City College of New York
North Academic Center (NAC), Room 1/211 A
160 Convent Avenue

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sunday, October 25

3:00 p.m.
The Community Art Center
119 Windsor Street, 2nd Floor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Tuesday, November 10

7:00 p.m.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Angell Hall G115
435 S. State Street

Chicago, IL
Tuesday, November 17

7:00 p.m.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Student Center East
Fort Dearborn B Room
750 S Halsted St

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Thursday, November 19

7:00 p.m.
Hiawatha School Recreation Center
4305 42nd St. E
(6 blocks east of Minnehaha Avenue S. on 42nd Street E.)

South Pasadena, California
Monday November 30

6:00 p.m.
Library Community Room
South Pasadena Public Library
1151 El Centro St.

San Diego, California
Tuesday, December 1

7:00 p.m.
San Diego State University
Casa Real in the Aztec Center
5198 College Ave.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Thursday December 3

7:00 p.m.
University of Pittsburgh
Cathedral of Learning
Room 312

Ithaca, New York
Friday, December 4

3:00 p.m.
Cornell University
Goldwin-Smith 142 

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