SEP (US) 2008 Election Campaign

Reply to an anti-Trotskyist rant over SEP candidate’s appearance in Scotland

9 December 2008

The ISSE submitted a letter to the Strathclyde Telegraph, the student newspaper of Strathclyde University in Glasgow, in response to its attack on the meeting organised for the SEP’s US presidential candidate, Jerry White.

Class divisions begin to emerge in Obama coalition

6 November 2008

Barack Obama won the US presidential election Tuesday riding a wave of popular opposition to the Bush administration and the Republican Party.

The election of Barack Obama

5 November 2008

The election outcome is a massive repudiation of the Bush presidency, the Republican Party and nearly three decades of right-wing domination of American politics. It is a watershed election, one which reflects in the electoral framework the massive demographic, socio-economic and cultural shifts over the past quarter-century.

Jerry White addresses students at candidates’ forum in Dayton, Ohio

By our reporter, 4 November 2008

SEP candidate Jerry White spoke to high school students at a candidates’ forum in Dayton, Ohio on Monday.

“Socialism and the Future of Humanity”— SEP (US) meeting on 70th anniversary of the Fourth International

By Tim Tower, 3 November 2008

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International, the Socialist Equality Party held a meeting at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday, November 1.

SEP candidates complete successful campaign tour

By Tom Eley, 3 November 2008

Socialist Equality Party candidates Jerry White and Bill Van Auken have completed a successful tour in the month leading up to the US general elections, speaking at meetings across the US and Canada, as well as in Britain and Germany.

SEP candidates speak to workers in Toronto and Montreal

By our correspondent, 3 November 2008

The SEP candidates for president and vice president addressed meetings in Toronto and Montreal last week.

Letters from our readers

28 October 2008

A selection of recent letters sent to the World Socialist Web Site.  

SEP candidates to speak in Canada

25 October 2008

The SEP’s candidates for president and vice president will be speaking at meetings in Montreal and Toronto next week.

Plant closures, layoffs mount in US and Europe

By Patrick O’Connor, 18 October 2008

Industrial and manufacturing firms in the US and Europe are sharply curtailing production and laying off workers as world economic growth stalls.

Jerry White in Berlin: “At the heart of the financial crisis lies the historical decline of US imperialism”

By our reporter, 18 October 2008

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White spoke Thursday evening at the Technische Universität in Berlin.

SEP candidate Jerry White addresses successful meetings in Britain

By Robert Stevens, 15 October 2008

Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White addressed successful meetings this week in London and Manchester, England, and Glasgow, Scotland.

Obama floats economic plan: tax breaks and austerity

By Bill Van Auken and Socialist Equality Party candidate for vice president, 15 October 2008

On the eve of the Bush administration’s announcement that is injecting another $250 billion into the banks, Barack Obama unveiled his “rescue plan for the middle class.”

McCain-Palin campaign’s attacks on Obama: a whiff of fascism

By Bill Van Auken (Socialist Equality Party candidate for vice president), 10 October 2008

Faced with dwindling poll numbers and an increasingly hostile political environment created by the economy's dizzying downward spiral, the Republican campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin has responded with a virulently right-wing appeal directed to the most politically backward layers in America.

Support the SEP campaign fund!

By of Jerry White and Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 9 October 2008

As presidential candidate of the Socialist Equality Party, I appeal to you to donate as generously as possible to the SEP Campaign Committee.

The Boeing strike and the Wall Street bailout

By Jerry White and Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 4 October 2008

Jerry White, SEP candidate for US president, issued a statement to the 27,000 Boeing workers on strike for a month to defend their jobs and living standards against the giant aerospace company.

SEP election meetings

The origins and implications of the financial crisis: A Marxist analysis

4 October 2008

Between now and Election Day, Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White and vice presidential candidate Bill Van Auken will speak at a series of meetings throughout the country. The candidates will also address meetings in Canada, Germany and Britain.

SEP election meetings

The origins and implications of the financial crisis: A Marxist analysis

3 October 2008

 Between now and Election Day, Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White and vice presidential candidate Bill Van Auken will speak at a series of meetings throughout the country.

SEP brings campaign to American Axle workers in Detroit

By our reporting team, 3 October 2008

SEP candidate Jerry White spoke to workers at the American Axle & Manufacturing plant in Detroit explaining his opposition to the Wall Street bailout being orchestrated by the Bush administration with the full support of the Democrats.

The Wall Street bailout and the threat of dictatorship

By Bill Van Auken (Socialist Equality Party vice presidential candidate), 2 October 2008

Recriminations have continued to reverberate internationally over the vote in the US House of Representatives Monday to reject a $700 billion bailout package for the Wall Street banks.

SEP presidential candidate speaks with workers in Detroit

28 September 2008

Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White went with a team of supporters to speak with workers at a crowded farmers market in downtown Detroit on Saturday, September 27. Many spoke with the World Socialist Web Site and contributed to the campaign.

SEP presidential candidate denounces Wall Street bailout

22 September 2008

Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate denounces Wall Street bailout and the support for it given by the Democratic Party. Jerry White declares that working people are being forced to pay the debts of the very people responsible for the economic crisis.

SEP presidential candidate speaks on financial crisis

19 September 2008

Jerry White, presidential candidate of the Socialist Equality Party, spoke today on moves by the Federal Reserve to bail out Wall Street speculators while workers face deepening hardship.