- What we do
- Where we stand
- A few profiting from the many
- The case for socialism
- Standing on the shoulders of giants
- Workers' power
- Full equality and liberation
- A party to organize our side
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In a world of war and violence, poverty and environmental disaster, the need for a socialist alternative is as great as it has ever been. But to make the case for a new society based on solidarity and democracy, we need more socialists, working together to put forward that vision. If you agree with what you've read at this website, you should get involved with the International Socialist Organization.
Our group has branches and members in some 40 cities and towns around the country. Our members are active in the labor movement and many different struggles to bring about change in the here and now. We hold regular meetings of the ISO, usually weekly in cities where we have branches, where we discuss the political issues of the day and educate ourselves on the history of the working-class movement and the ideas of the Marxist tradition.
The first step for you is to meet the ISO where you live. Use the Find the ISO page on this website to get in touch with a branch in your city, on your campus or near where you live. If we don't have members near where you live, contact the national ISO--we have resources to help you organize as a socialist in your area.
Are you on a campus or a member of an organization that would like to hear from a socialist speaker at an upcoming meeting? You can use the contact form to ask for an ISO speaker. We're also happy to collaborate if you'd like to hold a study group on your campus or in your community--let us know what you're interested in.
You should find out more about what the ISO stands for. The place to start is the ISO's "Where We Stand"--a brief statement of the basic principles that guide our organization. This website's version of the "Where We Stand" includes links to a series of SocialistWorker.org articles that explain the statement, point by point.
If you decide that you agree what the ISO stands for, you should talk to ISO members in your area or nationally about becoming a member. This website has lots of resources for ISO members--be sure to look at the New Members Study Guide for a guide through the ISO's politics and the Becoming a Marxist reading list. The Members' Resources section has more information about the work and functioning of our organization.