Monday, June 29, 2015

7/2-7/5, Socialism 2015


Register today for the conference!

Speakers this year include:  Ali Abunimah  Phillip Agnew  David Barsamian  Jack Bloom  Antonis Davanellos  Anand Gopal  Suzan Shown Harjo  Craig Hodges  Monica James   Remi Kanazi  Rania Khalek  Erica Violet Lee  Chris Maisano  Steven Salaita  Ahmed Shawki  Sharon Smith  Bhaskar Sunkara  Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor  Sherry Wolf  Gary Younge  Dave Zirin  and over a hundred others 
Some of the meetings you’ll find this year include: 
 From Black Lives Matter to Black liberation  Marxism and democracy  The relevance of Lenin  Slavery and the origins of racism  SYRIZA’s victory and the future of the Left  Families of police brutality victims speak out  Hands up, Don’t test: Standardized testing and the struggle for Black education  The Russian Revolution: The Bolsheviks come to power  Capitalism and policing  Addicted to oil: Why capitalism won’t abandon fossil fuels  Why are abortion rights under attack?  Women in the Civil Rights Movement  Understanding the crisis in the Middle East  $15 and a union  The fight for queer and trans liberation  The future socialist society  The rise of Podemos  Mexico after Ayotzinapa  Zionism and Palestinian liberation  Teamster Rebellion: How socialists organized the 1934 strike  Labor, racism, and climate justice  Rosa Luxemburg’s Reform or Revolution  Postmodernism, identity politics, and solidarity  Capitalism and disability 
Register today and join over a thousand socialists and radicals from across the U.S. and around the world for four days of radical politics, debate, and entertainment!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

6/25, Education Meeting: What is to be done? by Lenin

Thursday June 25th 7pm 
358 Washington St Dorchester, MA

The recent emergence of social movement struggle, including the burgeoning movement for Black Lives across the country, has thrown up many questions for those on the left. How do we organize to defeat systemic racism and capitalism? What is the role of revolutionary organization in that struggle? "What Is To Be Done" makes the argument for revolutionary socialist organization that leads struggles for not only economic issues facing workers, but for each an every struggle against oppression in society.

Lenin's pamphlet, though written in 1902, raises key points for revolutionary socialists and party-building in 2015. Come join the Boston ISO for an education meeting and discussion on the pamphlet.



*Please stay tuned for information about upcoming bar discussions to prepare for the meeting*

6/18, SYRIZA's victory in Greece and the future of the Left



Thursday June 18th 7pm
358 Washington St Dorchester, MA

Working class people in Greece have faced massive levels of austerity in recent years, leading them to carry out over forty general strikes and recently elect SYRIZA (The Coalition of the Radical Left) into office on a platform of anti-austerity and social justice--make it one of the most important victories for the Left and the working class internationally. Since SYRIZA has come to office all eyes have turned to Greece as they have faced a series of major challenges in pushing back the ruling class austerity agenda.

Join the Boston ISO for a discussion of several Socialist Worker articles on Greece and SYRIZA. There will also be a second section assessing our on going organizing in anti-racist and recent panel we helped organizing featuring victims of police violence in Boston. All are welcome.

Proposed Agenda:

1) SYRIZA (60 min)



2) Anti-racism assessment (60)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

6/4, Should the Left support Bernie Sanders? & S15 Conference: What it is and why you should come

Thursday, June 4th  7pm
358 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02122 (Fields Corner Station or #23 from Ruggles)




1) What should the left say about Bernie 
Sanders? (70 mins)
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has thrown his hat in the Presidential ring and opted to run for the 2016 elections as a Democrat. Sanders calls himself a socialist and his candidacy has generated a lot of discussion and debate within the Left. So what should the response of the left be to his candidacy? Join us for a discussion on the ISO's perspective.
2) SOCIALISM 2015 - What it is and why you should attend! (50 mins)
Everyone is invited to this discussion on the ISO's annual conference SOCIALISM 2015! Still on the fence about whether to attend or not? Have questions about logistics or other details on the conference? Join this discussion on why the largest gathering of organized radicals from the US and internationally is an event you don't want to miss!  Already registered and have others in mind that you think should come to the conference? Make sure to bring them out to this meeting!
Along with Arundhati Roy.........speakers this year include:
★ Ali Abunimah ★ Phillip Agnew ★ David Barsamian ★ Jack Bloom ★ Antonis Davanellos ★ Anand Gopal ★ Suzan Shown Harjo ★ Craig Hodges ★ Monica James ★  Remi Kanazi ★ Rania Khalek ★ Erica Violet Lee ★ Chris Maisano ★ Steven Salaita ★ Ahmed Shawki ★ Sharon Smith ★ Bhaskar Sunkara ★ Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor ★ Sherry Wolf ★ Gary Younge ★ Dave Zirin ★ and over a hundred others ★
Check out the promotional video - https://goo.gl/RjPyqq
Register here - www.socialismconference.org