[act-ma] Fwd: Boston Moorehead/Lilly 2016 Election Campaign Kickoff. Sun Feb 28 3pm
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Boston Monica Moorehead / Lamont Lilly 2016 Election Campaign Kickoff
Sunday, February 28, 3pm
Workers World Party Office, in the Brewery complex, 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 (near Stony Brook Orange Line T stop). Wheelchair accessible venue.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1047409575301527/
Hear Lamont Lilly - Workers World Party 2016 candidate for Vice President.
Lamont Lilly will be joined by an exciting program of speakers representing critical struggles against Capitalism, Imperialism, Racism, Sexism and LGBTQ oppression.
Announced speakers so far include Chuck Turner and Myia X
WWP candidates are talking about the real issues facing workers and oppressed people – and organizing for the real solutions. Revolutionary solutions. Join us in the struggle to demand:
Disarm the Police & ICE Agents
Fight for Socialist Revolution
Defend Black Lives Matter
See the ten point program at: http://www.workers.org/wwp/program/
Statement from the Campaign: "Workers World Party is participating in the 2016 presidential election. Not because we believe the election means anything. We are running to expose the election. The WWP candidates will be talking about the real issues facing workers and oppressed people—and organizing for the real solutions. Revolutionary solutions.
We believe that the kind of socialism Bernie Sanders talks about only provides more cosmetic changes, a softer kinder of capitalism. But Sanders change means the capitalist system still stands. Mass struggle, not elections, is the way forward. The elections that take place every four years bring only cosmetic change: different faces administering the government on behalf of the same billionaire masters.
Who really runs society? It is the capitalist class that exploits the working class and the oppressed. The great mass of people have no real representation because the government, whether headed by Democrats or Republicans, exists to serve the interests of the bosses and warmakers. The Workers World Moorehead-Lilly campaign declares: Elections will matter when Black Lives matter. Will the election of Hillary Rodham Clinton or Bernie Sanders mean that racist police terror against the Black community will finally stop? Of course not.
The only time there is change in this country is when the people rise up and fight for it. That's why we're running: to help organize the fight. Will the election of a Republican--whether it's Carson, Trump, Bush, or Rubio--usher in a period of reactionary setbacks? Possibly. But it could also usher in a revolutionary response.
Our campaign will be all about the struggle against the ruling class—the 1 percent and the politicians who do their bidding. Our candidates, Monica Moorehead and Lamont Lilly, are in that struggle already.We will travel the country building solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Standing up to stop imperialist wars abroad and the war on immigrants at home.
Elections will matter when all working-class and oppressed people matter. Only by building the fight for socialist revolution can workers change the conditions of exploitation and terror they face today. We do not fight for a softer, kinder capitalism, for just a little more of the wealth we have created. We want it all. We want to build a workers' world. This is the message of our campaign."
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