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|Deepening Economic Crisis/ Struggle in Bolivia- SF PSL Forum|
|Date||Friday February 13|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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2489 Mission St. Rm. 28, San Francisco
$3 - $5 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds.
(Refreshments served. Cross street 21st. Near 24th St. BART. MUNI #14, 49, 26. Parking garage located one block west on 21st. St. btwn. Mission & Valencia, parking cost $2/hr.)
For more info, or to reserve free childcare (please call at least one day in advance if you would like childcare) contact PSL at 415-821-6171.
|Event Type||Panel Discussion|
|Organizer/Author||Party for Socialism and Liberation|
|sf [at] socialismandliberation.org|
|Address||2489 Mission St., #28|
Economic crisis continues with massive layoffs
In the last week of January, the number of people collecting unemployment hit a record high. Home Depot, Sprint, Caterpillar and Starbucks, among other big companies, all announced huge job cuts. Many workers are left to wonder: "Who's next?"
Amid this bleak news, however, there were no announcements that the CEOs or other top executive would lose their jobs or bonus packages. Layoffs, super-exploitation and taxpayer-funded government bailouts may be great for the rich, but only aggravate the crisis facing tens of millions of workers. Workers did not cause this economic crisis. Rather, it is the product of the incessant drive for profit that is inherent in the capitalist system. Come hear an analysis and talk about ways we can fight back.?
Constitutional Victory in Bolivia
Bolivian voters have approved a new national constitution drafted under the direction of the government of President Evo Morales. The Jan. 25 vote is a major political victory for Morales and his Movement Toward Socialism. Bolivia's poor workers, farmers and Indigenous peoples reacted to the victory with excitement. Join us to discuss what this new constitution means for the Bolivian people and for Latin America.