The World Socialist Web Site, Socialist Equality Party and International Students for Social Equality are holding an emergency national conference on the social crisis and war, to be held April 17-18 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We urge all of our readers and supporters to register and make plans to attend today.
For those of you who would consider yourself of the Left, and if you’re in the general area, this might well be a conference worth attending. The registration fee is $10, and my understanding is that Ann Arbor is a beautiful college town (I’m sure it can’t match Bloomington, but then again, I’m twice an IU grad). If you read World Socialist Web Site at all, you know that they have good writers doing good analysis.
A year and a half after the onset of the world economic crisis, any prospect for a peaceful restoration of capitalist equilibrium has been shattered.
If the thought of building a third party appeals to you, this might be a conference for you to attend. The SEP has parties in at least six countries, and has several affiliates as well. While the main goal may be to build a US specific party, it is probably a good idea to have solidarity with others throughout the world. Indeed, with the possibility of a Fifth International, multiple affiliated parties throughout the world might be a good idea.
The world economy and all official political institutions are dominated by a tiny layer of the population, determined to resolve the crisis in a way that guarantees its interests. The measures taken by the capitalist class, however, have only created new sources of crisis while intensifying class antagonisms in every country.
I’ll let you read the rest of the article. I attended Socialism 2009 in Chicago last year, and it was great! If politics is your bread and butter, and you’re on the Left side of the political equation, the SEP’s conference probably will be as well. What’s more, you can go just to learn at least what one Socialist perspective is if you are just putting your feet in the water.
Once again, you can register here for $10 (what a deal!).