War and the 2016 US elections: SEP candidates launch final election tour

The Socialist Equality Party campaign of Jerry White for president and Niles Niemuth for vice president is beginning its final series of meetings on the theme of “War and the 2016 US elections.” Meeting information is below, and a full and updated list is available at sep2016.com/events .

White will be giving meetings in Canada this week, followed by a tour through the US West Coast, culminating in a meeting on October 29 in Berkeley, California. Niemuth will be speaking at a series of meetings in upstate New York, Michigan and Illinois. The SEP will also be holding local meetings in other areas of the country.

The election campaign will conclude with the one-day conference in Detroit Michigan on November 5, Socialism vs. Capitalism and War .

The contest between Clinton and Trump has brought the degraded state of US politics to new lows. As the two candidates trade insults and scandal-mongering, government and military officials are implementing a vast military escalation that threatens the lives of millions, if not billions of people.

Regardless of who is elected in November, the working class and youth in the US and around the world face immense dangers. The greatest danger is the gulf that exists between the advanced state of war plans and the general level of popular consciousness. Everything must be done to alert workers and young people to what is being planned and to build a political leadership to oppose war and the capitalist system that produces it.

We urge all our readers to make plans to attend an election meeting in your area. Sign up for our email newsletter to receive the latest updates at sep2016.com .

Meeting details:

Toronto, Canada
Thursday, October 20, 4:00 p.m.
York University, Stedman Lecture Hall C
4700 Keele Street
Speaker: Jerry White

Toronto, Canada
Saturday, October 22, 2:00 p.m.
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), Room 4426 [4th floor]
252 Bloor Street West (Near St. George Subway Station)
Speaker: Jerry White

Palo Alto, California
Saturday, October 22, 2:00 p.m.
381 Oxford Ave.

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Monday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Student Union Building, Spirit/Trail Room
Speaker: Jerry White

Ypsilanti, Michigan
Monday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.
Eastern Michigan University
Student Center, Room 300,
900 Oakwood Street
Speaker: Niles Niemuth

Los Angeles, California
Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.
Los Angeles City College
Student Union, 3rd Floor Multi-Purpose Room
Speaker: Jerry White

Detroit, Michigan
Wednesday, October 26, 7:00 p.m.
Wayne State University
Student Center, Room Hilberry D

Syracuse, New York
Wednesday, October 26, 3:00 p.m.
Beauchamp Library
2111 S. Salina St.
Speaker: Niles Niemuth

San Diego, California
Wednesday, October 26, 7:00 p.m.
San Diego State University, Templo Mayor 231
Aztec Student Union
Speaker: Jerry White
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San Diego, California
Thursday, October 27, 5:00 p.m.
University of California San Diego
Price Center West (Student Center), Earl Warren College Room
Speaker: Jerry White
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Geneseo, New York
Thursday, October 27, 6:00 p.m.
State University of New York (SUNY) Geneseo,
Newton Hall, Room 203
Speaker: Niles Niemuth

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Thursday, October 27, 7:00 p.m.
Cambridge Public Library, Lewis Room,
45 Pearl Street
Speaker: Kate Randall

Berkeley, California
Saturday, October 29, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
University of California, Berkeley
Hearst Field Annex, Room A1
Speakers: Jerry White, Joseph Kishore, Bill Van Auken

Rock Island, Illinois
Saturday, October 29, 1:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
Ida Robinson Banquet Room
630 7th Ave.
Speaker: Niles Niemuth

Portland, Oregon
Tuesday, November 1, 7:00 p.m.
Portland State University
Student Union, Room 238,
1285 SW Broadway

Chicago, Illinois
Tuesday, November 1, 7:00 p.m.
University of Illinois, Chicago
Student Services Center, Conference Room A
1240 W. Harrison Street
Speaker: Niles Niemuth

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Thursday, November 3, 7:00 p.m.
Western Michigan University,
Bernhard Center Room 157
1903 W. Michigan Ave
Speaker: Niles Niemuth

Detroit, Michigan
Saturday, November 5, 11:00 am – 6:00 p.m.
Final conference: Socialism vs. Capitalism and War, Wayne State University
General Lectures Building, Room 100
For more information and to register, visit socialismvswar.com