SEP Election 2013 campaign meetings: A socialist program to fight the drive to war

The Socialist Equality Party has organised public meetings to raise the most critical issues facing the working class in the 2013 federal election. Behind the backs of the population, the Labor government has joined the preparations by US imperialism for war against China. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has offered up Australia as a key military partner and physical base for US forces, amid the steady build-up of tensions in the Asia-Pacific region. The three major parliamentary parties—Liberal, National, the Greens—as well as the multitude of protest parties, pseudo-left candidates and so-called independents that are contesting the election all agree. That is why they are maintaining a conspiracy of silence on the catastrophic implications of a war with China and seeking to suppress any struggle by workers and youth against it.

The SEP’s Election 2013 campaign is the only one that represents the independent interests of the working class. Our meetings will clarify the inseparable connection between war, the social counter-revolution being waged by governments around the world against the social gains made by the working class in the decades after World War II, and preparations for new, anti-democratic and authoritarian methods of rule. They will advance the internationalist and socialist perspective required to build the new revolutionary leadership of the working class that will fight to unite workers in Australia with their counterparts throughout the Asia-Pacific region, in Europe, the US and globally in a common struggle against the capitalist system, which is responsible for war.

We urge all workers and young people who want to fight the global descent into mass poverty, unemployment, dictatorship and war to attend the SEP’s meetings and participate in this vital discussion.

Liverpool , Sydney, NSW
Sunday, May 19, 5 p.m.
Liverpool Community Centre
14B Mill Road, Liverpool

Mt Druitt , Sydney, NSW
Sunday, May 26, 1 p.m.
The Mount Druitt Hub
9 Ayres Grove, Mount Druitt

Inala, Brisbane, Queensland
Sunday, May 26, 2 p.m.
Our Place Hall
in the Elizabeth Bruce Playground
cnr Japonica & Robinia Sts, Inala

Newcastle, NSW
Sunday, May 26, 2 p.m.
Joy Cummings Centre
Corner of Scott and Pacific Streets, Newcastle
(One block up Scott Street from Newcastle Station)

Craigieburn, VIC
Sunday, May 26, 2.30 p.m.
Craigieburn Functions Lounge
59 Craigieburn Rd, Craigieburn
Melways 387 A9

Wollongong, NSW
Sunday, June 2, 2 p.m.
Port Kembla Leagues Club
4 Wentworth St, Port Kembla

Perth, WA
Sunday, June 9, 4 p.m.
Murdoch University
Hill Lecture Theatre
Education Building
South Street, Murdoch

Footscray, VIC
Sunday, June 9, 1.30 p.m.
Basement Theatre
Footscray Community Arts Centre
45 Moreland St, Footscray
Melway 42 E5

Bankstown, NSW
Wednesday, June 12, 7 p.m.
Baptist Church Hall
Cnr of Stanley & Leonard Sts, Bankstown

Maroubra, NSW
Friday, June 14, 6.30 p.m.
Bowen Library Meeting Room
669–673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra

Kingswood, NSW
Sunday, June 23, 2pm
Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre
19 Bringelly Road, Kingswood

Clayton, VIC
Sunday, June 30, 2.30pm
Clayton Hall Meeting Room
264 Clayton Road, Clayton
(50 metres north of Clayton Railway Station)
Melways: 79 C2

Tuggerah, NSW
Sunday, June 30, 2 p.m.
Tuggerah Community Hall
9 Anzac Road, Tuggerah
(2 minute walk from Tuggerah railway station)

Tickets for all meetings are $3 or $2 concession

For further information contact the SEP online or phone 02 8218 3222.

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