Thousands of people came out on Saturday to march against Wall Street and US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. United for Peace and Justice sponsored the event and nearly every part of the progressive community participated. The march followed a smaller mobilization at Wall Street on Friday which was shortened by a torrential downpour. Protesters on both days expressed the growing popular anger with an economic crisis which has forced millions onto the unemployment lines, has looted public funds through wasteful programs like the TARP and has forced people out of their homes.
The NYC Local of the Socialist Party USA (SPNYC) participated in both demos. We offered people a democratic socialist alternative to the uncertainty of capitalism. Organizers from the local also handed out thousands of flyers inviting marchers to participate in the movement to stop the proposed budget cuts. The SPNYC finished the weekend of marching with a screening of “Pete Seeger: The Power of Song.” Pete Seeger’s story provides a good example of the kind of creative dissent needed to chart a course toward a democratic socialist future.
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