The 2012 U.S. Election and the Failure of Capitalism

Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 18:00 to 21:00

The 2012 U.S. election is taking place against the backdrop of the greatest world economic and social crisis since the 1930s. Mass unemployment, poverty, unending war and the assault on basic democratic rights - this is what capitalism holds out for the population of the world.

As in Canada, the U.S. elite and its political representatives are, in the name of austerity and corporate competitiveness, mounting a front assault on public education and health care and slashing workers' wages and living standards. Whatever their tactical differences, the Democrat Obama and the Republican Romney are equally committed to the defence of the interests of the corporate and financial elite. 

The U.S. Socialist Equality Party is standing Jerry White in the presidential election to give working people a voice. If White is coming to Toronto to speak with Canadian workers and young people, it is because the axis of the SEP campaign is the fight to forge the international unity of the working class against capitalism. The only way to guarantee the social rights of all people - including to a good job, education, housing, and health care - is through the independent political mobilization of the entire working class, on a world scale, in mass struggle. The alternative to capitalism is socialism - the establishment of a society based on social equality, in which the economy is controlled democratically on the basis of social need, not private profit.

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