The November 5 New York City mayoral election led to the victory of a Democratic Party politician, Bill de Blasio, for the first time in more than 20 years. This has been heralded in the media and by the trade unions and their “left”-talking allies as a sign of a fundamental transformation from the “Bloomberg era.”
In fact, a de Blasio administration will continue, rather than change, the policies that have led to unprecedented inequality in the cultural and financial capital of the United States. De Blasio has spent the last six weeks reassuring Wall Street that, despite his occasional rhetoric in the primary campaign, the banks have absolutely nothing to fear from his taking the reins at City Hall.
The fundamental task is the building of a new revolutionary leadership of the working class, in opposition to the Democratic and Republican parties. Come to the public meeting on Saturday, November 9 to discuss these urgent issues.
Saturday, November 9, 4:00 pm
University Settlement at Houston St.
273 Bowery, Manhattan
F Train to Second Ave.