Final SEP Melbourne election meeting on July 15

9 July 2012

The Socialist Equality Party will hold its final public meeting for the Melbourne state by-election on Sunday, July 15 at 2:30 p.m.

The SEP is the only party that fights for the independent interests of the working class, in opposition to Labor, Liberal and the Greens. Our campaign provides workers and young people with a socialist alternative to the political program and parties of big business and finance capital. Our perspective is for the mobilisation of the working people to create a society, based on social equality and freedom, and a democratically and rationally planned economy, that meets the needs of the majority, not the profit interests of a tiny privileged elite.

The capitalist system has failed. All over the world, workers and young people are facing the greatest economic and social crisis since the dark days of the Great Depression and World War II. The ruling classes have no solution other than to place the full burden of this breakdown onto the backs of working people. Entire nation states, such as Greece, are being bankrupted at the behest of the banks and financial markets. The catastrophe confronting Greek workers is only the most acute expression of what is facing the working class in Australia and internationally. Mass unemployment, plunging living standards and the scourge of war characterise a new age of austerity and militarism.

The SEP’s candidate for the Melbourne by-election, Patrick O’Connor, will address the meeting, together with the party’s assistant national secretary, James Cogan. We encourage workers and young people to attend our meeting to discuss these issues and help take forward the struggle for a socialist perspective in the working class.

Sunday, July 15, 2:30 p.m.
Arts House, Meat Market
5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
Melway Reference: 2B A9

See the SEP website for further information on the election campaign.

Authorised by Nick Beams, 113/55 Flemington Rd, North Melbourne 3051.