Monday, February 24 at 7 PM eastern

David North and Joseph Kishore to address live stream campaign town hall meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan

On Monday at 7 PM Eastern, the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) and International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) will hold a town hall campaign event featuring SEP national secretary and 2020 presidential candidate Joseph Kishore and WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North.

The meeting will take place at the University of Michigan in the Vandenberg Room, on the second floor of the Michigan League. It will be live streamed to an international audience on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

“I am eager to kick off our campaign’s national tour with David North in Ann Arbor,” Kishore told the World Socialist Web Site.

“We welcome the participation of workers, young people and WSWS readers via livestream and encourage those interested in attending to submit questions in advance by signing-up at socialism2020.org/townhall,” he added.

“Our campaign is aimed at building a revolutionary socialist leadership in the international working class. For this reason, workers across the world should participate and join our meeting from wherever they live.”

The town hall meeting takes place even as the US corporate media acknowledges that the subject of socialism is dominating the 2020 elections.

Donald Trump and his fascist allies declare the US “will never be a socialist country.” Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg proclaim their desire to save the Democratic Party from socialists, while Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) claim socialism means working within the Democratic Party for mild reforms. The ruling class, presiding over a society dominated by inequality, war and state repression, increasingly views socialism as an immediate threat.

The Socialist Equality Party is running in the 2020 elections to explain what socialism really means. Join the SEP’s candidates—Joseph Kishore for President and Norissa Santa Cruz for Vice President—in the historic struggle to unite all workers internationally, independent of the political parties of the ruling class.

The working class is the social force that can replace capitalism with international socialism. Sign up to attend Monday’s town hall campaign meeting and join the fight for socialism today.

Meeting location:

Ann Arbor, Michigan Monday, February 24 at 7:00 PM
Vandenberg Room
Michigan League, 2nd floor
University of Michigan Central Campus
911 N. University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 Map


Joseph Kishore is the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party and the SEP’s candidate for president in the 2020 elections. He is a prolific writer on the World Socialist Web Site, covering subjects ranging from US history and US politics to democratic rights, social inequality and war.

David North has played a leading role in the international socialist movement for forty-five years and is presently the chairperson of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and the Socialist Equality Party (US). His many published works include The Heritage We Defend; The Crisis of American Democracy; In Defense of Leon Trotsky; The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century; The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left and A Quarter Century of War.