Workers World Party National Conference
Nov. 12-14, New York City
We can see all around us the deterioration of the capitalist economy and its horrific effect on working and oppressed people in communities across the country: 30 million unemployed or underemployed, disastrous foreclosures and evictions, 51 million without health insurance, 42 million on food stamp programs, one in five children living in poverty, and a systemic crisis in public education.
As banks and corporations get mammoth financial bailouts and reap rising profits, it is workers who are hit hard by this “jobless recovery.” Our class is increasingly impoverished as the income gap soars between rich and poor. Meanwhile, conditions are worsening as state governments brutally cut jobs and vital social services.
How can we and other left forces in this country best fight back against this crisis? What impact will the Nov. 2 midterm elections have on the progressive movements and struggles? What conclusion can we inevitably draw from these developments?
That it is time for all of us to intensify the struggle against this heinous capitalist system–which is at the root of these crises–and to raise high the banner of Socialism, to show that a world without oppression, exploitation, poverty and war is possible. This is the way to make gains for our class and to move the struggle forward!
Workers World Party will discuss and analyze these critical issues and more on Nov. 12-14 at our national conference in New York City. We invite and urge you to join us.
We invite like-minded forces—organizations and individuals–to come to the conference to discuss, and help to plan how we can organize for the coming year against the economic attacks, racism, war, and repression. And importantly, to discuss and strategize on how we can build a united front of the anti-capitalist, pro-socialist left.
Workers World Party and Fight Imperialism, Stand Together are actively organizing nationally, along with other progressive forces, for jobs, health care, housing, education, and to oppose racial profiling and police assaults against Latino/a immigrants, Muslims and other oppressed communities. We oppose bigotry against lesbians, gay, bi and transgender people, and deplore attacks on women’s rights and economic well-being.
We join with those fighting corporate injury to the environment, yet interject an anti-capitalist perspective. WWP and FIST protest repression against anti-war and other activists, and organize, with many forces to oppose U.S.-backed wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, occupations from Haiti to Palestine, threats against Iran and intervention in Latin America.
We want to join with those who are also organizing on these issues—and who say it’s time to stand up, unite and oppose this profit-hungry system and organize for a socialist future. In that light, we urge you to come to the upcoming conference.
The conference will feature plenaries, including performances by people’s artists, “open mike” sessions and break-out groups. There will be opportunities for reports and discussion by activists from around the country, and for exchanges of ideas and strategies on how to build the anti-capitalist struggle and promote Socialism, as an urgent item on the progressive movement’s agenda.
We invite you to join us and hope to see you on Nov. 12-14. On to a great conference!
In solidarity and struggle,
Larry Hales, Fight Imperialism-Stand Together (FIST)
Deirdre Griswold, Editor, Workers World newspaper
Berta Joubert-Ceci, Mundo Obrero staff
Larry Holmes, WWP Secretariat
P.S. Go to http://www.workersworld.net/ to pre-register, donate and to obtain up-to-date information on schedule and logistics, and to read political materials prepared for the conference.
Join us at the conference:
School Auditorium, 127 E. 22nd St. (Lexington Ave.), NYC
Friday, Nov. 12, 7:00 p.m. – Registration 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Conference Sessions
Saturday, Nov. 13, 8:00 a.m. – Registration 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Conference Sessions
Sunday, Nov. 14, 9:00 a.m. – Registration 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Conference Sessions
Workers World Party
55 W. 17th St., 5th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10011