On Friday, October 7, at 7:00 pm Eastern Time, the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) will be holding an online forum featuring SEP presidential candidate Jerry White, who will be speaking on war and the 2016 elections. The event will be streamed live on the SEP’s Facebook page, fb.com/sepus.
With one month to go before the US presidential election, the ruling establishment in the United States is debating whether or not a major military escalation in Syria can wait until after the vote on November 8.
On Wednesday, leading officials in the Obama administration and the US military met to discuss proposals to attack Syrian government forces with cruise missiles and other acts of aggression. At the same time, key sections of the US media have weighed in on the side of those pushing for a new eruption of American militarism.
Whether it is Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton who is the next president, the American ruling class is planning on implementing policies that could lead to a direct military confrontation with Russia.
White will review the state of the US elections within the context of the ever-expanding war drive. He will speak about the political basis and motivation for the November 5 emergency conference, “Socialism vs. Capitalism and War,” sponsored by the SEP and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, to be held at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
Listeners will be able to ask questions and comment on the video stream. The WSWS urges all of its readers to participate.