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March 30

No Ban! No Wall! The Socialist Case for a World Without Borders — Loyola University

6:30pm-8:30pm
Dumbach 227, Loyola University Chicago
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Join the Loyola Socialists for a public forum and discussion on the politics of immigration.

Trump's War on the Working Class: Healthcare, Cuts, Austerity — Columbia University

8pm-10pm
Barnard College / Columbia University
New York, NY 10031
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Join the Barnard/Columbia branch of the International Socialist Organization for our weekly branch meeting, this week discussing the roots and meaning of the acceleration in anti-worker policies under Trump.

 

April 5

No Ban! No Wall! — DePaul University

7pm-9pm
DePaul University, Lincoln Park Campus
Levan building, room 406
2400 N. Sheffield Ave,
Chicago IL 60614-2215
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From the racist and islamophobic travel bans to the mass detainment of undocumented immigrants to the threat of building a wall, Trump's agenda is inflicting terror on the lives of immigrants. Threats of deportation are evident without regard for immigrants' history or specific circumstances, their ties to the community, the families that rely on them or what they might face when returning to countries that are often filled with violence and poverty.

Through the horror though, we have seen sparks of resistance, from the spontaneous airport protests where thousands rallied to release detained immigrants to the day without an immigrant where tens of thousands of immigrants were absent from school and work, there is a glimmer of hope in the ability to fight back and win. With May Day around the corner, it is predicted that there will be another uptick in the struggle for immigrants' rights.

Join the DePaul Socialists for a discussion on the socialist perspective on immigration, how we can fight back now, and why socialists believe in a world without borders.
All are welcome.

Readings to prepare for the meeting:
A declaration of war on 11 million people
Inflicting terror on immigrant communities

Resisting Imperialism — University of Wisconsin-Madison

7pm-9pm, Wednesday, April 5
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Please join the Madison ISO for a meeting with Khury Petersen-Smith, an organizer with the International Socialist Organization in Boston, to discuss resistance to imperialism. Petersen-Smith is a co-author of the 2015 Black/Palestine Solidarity Statement and has written extensively about U.S. empire, Palestine, and Black Liberation for Socialistworker.org and the International Socialist Review.

The United States, from its inception, is a society built upon violent conquest, beginning with the dispossession of Native Americans. From its war with Mexico in 1846 - which resulted in the annexing of half of that country to the United States - to the occupation of Iraq, the United States has never been shy about using its military might to conquer territory, annex colonies, or intimidate rivals and weaker nations. Its interventions in the Philippines, Korea, and Vietnam alone are responsible for the deaths of more than 6 million people. The US has waged many wars behind a veil of bringing freedom and democracy, but behind that veil lies an uncontrollable greed that sends armies across the globe.

Petersen-Smith will discuss, among other things, a Marxist analysis of Imperialism and the differences/similarities of empire under Obama and empire under Trump. The meeting will be a roughly 30-minute introduction by Petersen-Smith followed by plenty of time for questions, discussion, and debate.

How to Bring Down a President: Lessons from the Struggle in South Korea — Queens, New York

7pm, Wednesday, April 5, Queens Pride House
76-11 37th Ave, 2nd Fl, Jax Heights
E / F / R / M & 7 to 74th St./ Roosevelt Ave

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April 13

The Socialist Case for Open Borders—University of Vermomt

Guest speaker Todd Chretien and a farm worker representative from Migrant Justice
7pm-8:30pm
Lafayette Hall, Room 403, UVM Campus
94 University Place
Burlington, VT 05405
For more information on this and future events at UVM, visit VermontISO.org.

 

April 29

The People’s Climate March — Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.
Visit the People’s Climate March’s website for more information

 

May Day

May Day March for Dignity! / ¡Marcha para La Dignidad! — Burlington, VT

Monday, May 1, Noon/12pm
Assemble at the VT Workers’ Center,
294 N. Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT 05401