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Socialism 101 Day School - May 21 - Twin Cities

Twin Cities Socialism 101 Day School, May 2017

Cosponsored by ISO Twin Cities and the Twin Cities Jacobin Club Sunday, May 21, 2-5pm Merriam Park Library (1831 Marshall Ave, St Paul, MN 55104) RSVP on Facebook

Join us for an afternoon of discussion and debate!

Sessions will include: Capitalism: How it works, How it doesn't How do we win: Socialism From Below

Capitalism is killing the planet. With destruction of the biosphere approaching an irreversible tipping point, business continues to undermine real environmental reform. Anything that restricts profits is steamrolled. Instead of a restructured economy based on alternative energy sources, capitalism is pushing for a continued reliance on the fossil fuels. Why? Because it’s cheaper in the short-term. And under capitalism, nothing matters except the short-term.Read more

Building solidarity, not walls, on May Day

On the march in Milwaukee against Trump's immigrant-bashing, May Day 2017

The demonstrations and strikes on this year's May Day can be a step toward building the networks we need to resist Donald Trump's attack on immigrants and workers. Below we republish Socialist Worker's May Day editorial, as well as a report by SW editor Alan Maass on what the resistance looked like across the U.S. and beyond.Read more

Upcoming meetings and demonstrations

January 2017 front page

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 RSVP on Facebook 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 ...Read more

We'll make May Day a day to show solidarity

A Day Without an Immigrant demonstration, Austin, TX

In the leadup to May Day, the ISO is organizing meetings and helping build for demonstrations to defend the rights of immigrants, Muslims, and refugees, and help deepen ties of solidarity between of all those who are resisting Trump's reactionary agenda. Here’s an article by Socialist Worker journalist and ISO member Nicole Colson on the significance of May Day this year and what we can do in the weeks ahead to build for it .

YOU CAN say one thing for sure about Donald Trump: He's making America protest again—and again, and again.

The Women's Marches held the day after he took office were the largest single day of demonstrations in U.S. history. Thousands of people participated in a new form of protest—the airport occupation—in response to his Muslim ban. There are two major environmental justice mobilizations coming up in in April.

And now, with the Trump regime ramping up deportations and raids across the country, immigrant rights activists and organizations are joining with labor and other forces to turn this year's May Day into a show of solidarity and struggle against Trump's agenda.

The urgency of making a stand is clear after the White House shifted the deportation machine into high gear. Across the country, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have been arresting immigrants on the thinnest of pretexts, without regard to how long they've lived in the U.S., the families that depend on them, or their ties to their communities.

On Monday, ICE agents raided a Chicago home with guns drawn and shot a man who they claim pointed a weapon at them. Everyone in the house had documents—and family members claim the injured father was unarmed and doesn't even own a gun.

ICE has specifically targeted immigrant rights activists and sanctuary cities with the aim of inflicting terror on whole communities and sending a warning to those who would attempt to stand up against the crackdown: Stay in the shadows—or else.

But while these raids and arrests are sparking fear among immigrants, they are stoking anger and a determination to fight back—which is driving interest in the calls for marches and protests on May Day.Read more

Take action on International Women's Day

International Women’s Strike USA

Wednesday, March 8 is International Women’s Day—and an important next step in building the resistance against Trump and the fight for women’s liberation. Below are some of the meetings, speakouts, rallies, and marches that the ISO will be participating in across the country. We encourage you to join us!

Be sure to read why we’re taking action on March 8 and why you should oppose the smears against the women’s strike .Read more

Fall Marxism Day Schools

Trump’s victory comes at a time when recession looms on the horizon; with the Pentagon, CIA, and NSA intent on continuing their wars around the world; and with the threat of climate disaster growing worse by the day. Workers and students will have to fight if we want to change the direction of history. Join the International Socialist Organization at one our regional day schools to discuss how we can win that world. You can find a list of cities and dates for this fall's Marxism Day Schools by visiting this page .Read more