Wednesday, October 29, 2008

LaRive to Host Final Rally

Socialist Presidential Candidates Gloria La Riva and Eugene Puryear
to Hold Final Campaign Rally

Gloria La Riva and Eugene Puryear, presidential and vice presidential candidates for the Party for Socialism and Liberation, will be the featured speakers at a campaign rally on Saturday, November 1 at 5pm. The PSL has carried out a national campaign to say what the Obama and McCain campaigns won’t say: that the system is broken and can’t be fixed within the bounds of the profit-driven capitalist system. “Socialism is the only answer to the crises that poor and working people in this country have been living,” La Riva said. “We know what capitalism has in store for us in the next four years, no matter who wins next Tuesday: layoffs, cutbacks, police brutality and war.”

One aspect of the PSL presidential campaign has been to put a spotlight on the crisis of police brutality. For weeks, supporters of the La Riva/Puryear campaign have been collecting evidence of police abuse and brutality. The police brutality crisis is national in scope, but the criminal cops never face justice in the courts, and neither big business candidates wants to address it. "The crisis," Puryear said, "has reached epidemic proportions in New York and other cities across the country." Part of the program at Saturday’s rally will be devoted to presenting the evidence and witnesses that the PSL has collected.

Party for Socialism and Liberation presidential candidate Gloria La Riva, and her running mate Eugene Puryear will also be addressing real solutions to the economic crisis, including an immediate end to foreclosures, evictions and rent hikes. "The only bailout that my campaign supports is one that would bail out working people, not the bankers that are at the source of the problem," says La Riva. Speakers at Saturday’s rally will present evidence of what the economic crisis has already meant for poor and working people.

La Riva, and Puryear are active organizers in the movement calling for an immediate end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They call for the withdrawal of all U.S. military from the 800 bases it occupies around the world and to re-direct the billions wasted on war to programs that create jobs and pay for health and human services right here at home.

Come out to the Harlem YMCA in New York City on Saturday, Nov. 1 to hear testimony, presentations and reports that put the whole system on trial. Both Gloria La Riva and Eugene Puryear have been on separate speaking tours throughout the country, but they are converging in Harlem to address this forum. This is an exciting opportunity just three days before the general election.

The PSL Candidates are on the ballot in 12 states including, New York.

"No matter who wins the election on November 4 the crisis facing poor and working people will continue as will the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan," said La Riva. "The Democrats and Republicans are the political parties of extreme wealth in a criminal system of exploitation and oppression." The forum at the Harlem YMCA will present a truly alternative view: a socialist view.



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