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VOTE PSL in 2008: Reparations Now!

by votePSL Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 at 6:53 PM
campaign2008@votepsl.org 202-543-4900 611 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, #433, Washington, DC 20003

The Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) is fielding a slate of candidates in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections: Gloria La Riva for President and Eugene Puryear for Vice President. La Riva/Puryear demand that the Black community be compensated fully, with interest, for the historical racism and wrongs forced upon them by capitalism.

VOTE PSL in 2008: Re...
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VOTE PSL in 2008!

http://www.VotePSL.org

Candidates of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL):

Gloria La Riva for President and

Eugene Puryear for Vice President in 2008!

“REPARATIONS NOW”

A statement of the La Riva/Puryear presidential campaign

Just before he was murdered, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. embarked an assault on what he called the "triple evils" plaguing American society: war, poverty and racism. Dr. King also recognized that in order to eliminate these oppressive conditions, you must attack the root of the problem—the system from which they come.

We in the Party for Socialism and Liberation agree that war, poverty and racism are the enemies we must fight. We fight the system that made them; that system has a name: capitalism. Since its inception, U.S. society has been marked by extreme racism. At least 12 million Africans were kidnapped and forcibly taken to the Americas as slaves. The capitalist economic system in the United States was built largely on the backs of slave labor.

Major banks and corporations that participated in the genocidal slave trade still exist in some form today. They reaped enormous profits from engaging in this inhuman practice. Corporations like CSX, Fleet Boston, Aetna and JP Morgan Chase all were started with profits reaped from exploiting slave labor. Aetna and JP Morgan Chase made millions insuring slaves as the property of their masters. Universities like Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Virginia also profited from slave labor.

Corporate and commercial interests also made super-profits from Black labor in the post-Civil War period. Institutionalized racism channeled Black workers into the most backbreaking labor in key industries. The brutal system of sharecropping extracted super-profits from Black agricultural labor. All workers have the fruit of their collective labor stolen by the capitalist owners. In the case of Black labor, however, it was the super-exploitation based on racism that allowed for super-profits for the capitalist bosses.

The Black population continues to lag behind the majority white population in access to affordable housing, decent paying jobs and health care. A system of virtual medical apartheid has led to vast differences in the life expectancy between Black people and whites in the United States.

Police brutality and mass incarceration are the tools of repression visited on the Black community. The importation of drugs into oppressed communities is a source of human suffering and mega-profits for various networks of capitalists. Major banks have been found guilty of laundering drug money, but it is not the bankers who languish behind bars. The Black community is still the most exploited segment of the working class, facing grinding poverty, unemployment and low wages, compounded by racist violence and police state terror.

We demand that the Black community be compensated fully, with interest, for the historical racism and wrongs forced upon them by capitalism. The wealth stolen from Black people by corporations, institutions and the government must be repaid in full.

The PSL is fielding a slate of candidates for the office of president and vice president of the United States in the 2008 elections to bring the message of revolution and socialism to the millions of people who participate in the elections. Union president and PSL member Gloria La Riva is the PSL’s presidential candidate. PSL member Eugene Puryear from Washington, D.C. is the vice presidential candidate.

The La Riva/Puryear presidential campaign puts the struggle against racism, police brutality and the prison-industrial complex as a top priority. This is the basis for building multinational working-class unity against our common enemy—the racist, capitalist class of bankers and corporate owners.

* * * * *

The PARTY for SOCIALISM and LIBERATION

The Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) is a newly formed working class party of leaders and activists from many different struggles, founded to promote the movement for revolutionary change and to fight for socialism--a system where the wealth of society belongs to those who produce it, the working class, and is used in a planned and sustainable way for the benefit of all.

The PSL is proud to announce that our party is fielding a slate of candidates 2008 U.S. presidential elections: Gloria La Riva for President and Eugene Puryear for Vice President. In various cities across the country, the party will also run local candidates, including Iraq war veteran Michael Prysner, who is running for Congress in Florida.

http://www.VotePSL.org

* * * * *

GET INVOLVED

Become a volunteer in PSL's 2008 campaign. A vote for La Riva and Puryear is a vote for socialism and liberation, and against capitalist war, racism, bigotry and exploitation. Become an advocate for people's rights and revolutionary change!

VISIT VotePSL.org:

http://www.VotePSL.org

Sign up to receive updates:

http://www.pslweb.org/VotePSLsignup

Volunteer:

http://www.pslweb.org/VotePSLvol

Donate:

http://www.pslweb.org/VotePSLdonate

Join the PSL:

http://www.pslweb.org/VotePSLjoin

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