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.
Thank you for reading this story…
More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.
rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.
So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.
And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.