SEP and ISSE public meetings
Occupy Wall Street and Beyond: Equality and the Fight for Socialism
26 October 2011
The Socialist Equality Party and the International Students for Social Equality are holding a series of public meetings throughout the United States on the political significance and implications of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Visit the ISSE webpage for an updated list of meetings and meeting details.
The eruption of global protests, sparked by the Wall Street occupation in New York City, has given voice to the mass opposition to social inequality, unemployment, war and the corporate domination of political life.
The Occupy movement heralds the emergence of a much broader movement of working people internationally. But the emergence of open social conflict, for the first time in several decades, raises historical and political questions that need to be answered. This includes above all the nature and role of the Democratic Party. The Democrats and their supporters are currently seeking to channel the anti-Wall Street demonstrations behind a re-election campaign for Obama, who for three years has faithfully carried out the dictates of the banks.
A new program and perspective is required, one based on the independent interests of the working class, the vast majority of the world’s population. Join us for a discussion of the relationship between social equality and socialism, and what the history of the socialist movement has to teach a new generation entering into political struggle.
The WSWS urges all its readers in the US to make plans to attend a meeting today. Contact the SEP to find out about scheduling a meeting in your area.