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Joining the ISO

According to the rules of the International Socialist Organization, a member is someone who accepts the principles of the organization as outlined in the "Where We Stand" and explained more fully in The Meaning of Marxism, by Paul D'Amato (available from Haymarket Books). Members also agree to abide by the rules and procedures of the organization; pay monthly dues according to a sliding scale structure; and read, take, and sell Socialist Worker newspaper.

No to War and Austerity: Fight for Socialism
In order for the ISO to grow, we have to convince other people of the need to join the organization. By joining, members commit themselves to building the organization where they live. If you have joined in a city where there are already other members, you can immediately get involved in local organizing. If you are the first member in your locality, then the first step is organizing to meet other people who you can build a team of Marxist organizers with. Contact the national ISO at to figure out ways that fit your situation.

The Members' Resources section of this site, also available as the ISO Members' Toolkit (PDF), is aimed at acquainting new members with the organizational structures and basic routines of the ISO. New members should read the Becoming a Marxist reading guide, a recommended list of readings to further members' Marxist education.

If you agree membership requirements and want to help us build a fighting socialist alternative in the United States, please fill out the membership form below to begin the process of becoming a member today! An ISO organizer will get in touch with you to discuss how to get involved.

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