Hundreds of thousands of Americans organized by labor and civil rights organizations will gather in Washington, D.C., on October 2 to demand a change in the direction that our nation is heading.
We are proud to join this march to demand jobs, to demand an end to the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and for a society that is fairer, more equal and more just. We believe it important to be in the capital on that date to help create a counterweight to Glenn Beck, the Tea Party and Republicans, their reactionary politics, ruthless economics and their racism.
We do not, however, share the goals of the AFL-CIO, the NAACP and other organizations which hope to achieve jobs and justice by supporting Barack Obama and the Democratic Party in the national elections on November 2.
We believe that it has become quite clear now that neither Democrats nor the Republicans are capable of solving the country's three great crises--the economy, the environment and the wars--in a way that will be good for the American people. The goals of a full-employment economy, real environmental sustainability and peace cannot be achieved by our capitalist system and the corporations motivated only by profit. We need a new direction toward a new system.
Read more at SocialistWorker.org.
So, Pittsburghers, join the socialist contingent at the rally!
One group that is providing free same-day bus services to D.C. and back is the NAACP. These buses will leave from the Hill House at 1835 Centre Avenue at 4:00 a.m. and will return to Pittsburgh immediately following the march, with an expected return of about 10:30 p.m. To reserve your free place on the bus, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Celeste at 412.670.0937. More information about their generosity at naacp-pittsburgh.org.
Once in D.C., the ISO will be marching within the socialist contingent, with a meeting place of 12th and Constitution Avenue (NW) at 10:00 a.m.
After the rally's events, the ISO will be holding a forum entitled "Socialism for the 21st Century." Join us at 5:00 p.m. at Busboys & Poets, at 2021 14th Street (at V Street). Featured will be Dan La Botz, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and others.
To meet up with ISO Pittsburgh's group in D.C. on Saturday, contact Paul at 412.760.9716, or look for our banner among the socialist contingent. It'll be an exciting, energized day, and we hope to seeing you there. We have a world to win!