Monday, June 09, 2008

Come hear PSL Presidential Candidate Gloria La Riva in New York City!

Party for Socialism and Liberation NYC Public Meeting Friday, June 13, 7pm 2295 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. Near the corner of 135th St. (2/3 or B/C to 135th) Come hear PSL Presidential Candidate Gloria La Riva in New York City! La RivaThe Party for Socialism and Liberation's presidential candidate, Gloria La Riva, will be presenting at this week's public meeting hosted by the New York City branch of the PSL. La Riva will be speaking about the status of the Vote PSL campaign, what has been achieved thus far, and what the PSL hopes to achieve by engaging in the electoral process. La Riva is the president of the typographical sector of Media Workers Union, Local 39251, in San Francisco and is the Coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five. She has been a leading organizer in many important campaigns, from the fight to desegregate the San Francisco Fire Department in the 1980s to the movement against the Iraq war, from the nationwide campaign to free political prisoners to the relief campaigns for unemployed Latino farmworkers.

In addition, La Riva is an award-winning documentary film maker, who traveled to Yugoslavia and Iraq to document the destruction brought about by U.S. invasion. La Riva has traveled frequently to Cuba, written extensively on the revolution, and spoke at the million-person May Day rallies in Havana in 2000 and 2002. In September 2005, immediately after Hurricane Katrina, La Riva led a delegation to New Orleans, to document the survivors’ heroism. Join us this Friday to hear from the PSL's presidential candidate herself. The presentation will be followed by a lively question-and-answer period. Puerto Rico: Spotlight on U.S. colonialism NYC PR rally 2005 On Sunday, June 2nd the Democratic Party held its sham primary in Puerto Rico. The spectacle of people voting in a primary when they are not allowed to vote in the general election exposes the colonial reality of the island. Join this month's celebration of Puerto Rico and it's people by affirming the struggle for Puerto Rico's independence from U.S. colonial rule. Contact the Party for Socialism and Liberation at 212-694-8762 or nyc@socialismandliberation.org to get involved!


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