Socialist Workers candidate for U.S. president speaks
Socialist Workers candidate for U.S. president speaks:
The working class, labour, socialist alternative in the U.S. elections
James Harris, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for president of the United States in 2012, will speak at this special Militant Labour Forum.
The Socialist Workers campaign champions resistance by working people in face of the far-reaching world capitalist economic crisis that is getting underway.
The campaign calls for solidarity with unions fighting employer assaults, and fights for the labour movement to support the struggles of all the oppressed and exploited.
It takes up important world issues, from opposition to the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan, to joining the call to free Pussy Riot from Putin's jails in Russia, to protesting the police murder of miners in South Africa.
Harris stands against both the Democratic Party ticket of Barack Obama and the Republican Party ticket of Mitt Romney. He explains that the Democratic and Republican parties are the parties of the ruling rich.
He calls for working people to mobilise their own strength and organise politically, independent of the ruling parties.
Harris will be joined on the panel by Russell Mayn, Maritime Union of NZ, & Amanda Chase, meat unionist & worker at Canterbury Meat Packers, Rangitikei
6pm reception/refreshments; 7pm speakers
4/125 Grafton Rd, Auckland
Suggested donation $5 waged, $2 unwaged.
By the corner of Grafton Bridge/Grafton Rd.
About James Harris
James Harris, 64, is a veteran trade unionist and longstanding leader of the Socialist Workers Party. He has been active for more than four decades in the struggle for Black rights, in mobilisations against imperialist wars from Vietnam to Iraq, and in solidarity with the Cuban Revolution.
From a working class family in Cleveland, Harris became active as a youth in the massive movement for Black rights. He has lived in Los Angeles since 2006, where he is an active unionist and has been involved in recent protests against racist victimisation of youth by police and against the brutal treatment of prisoners.