Thursday, April 20, 2017

4/20, Secure Communities vs. Sanctuary City: Defending Immigrant Rights

Secure Communities vs. Sanctuary City: 

Defending Immigrant Rights

Thursday, April 20, 7pm
New location!
Tent City 
130 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116 
Across from Back Bay/ Next to Copley Mall

One of Trumps executive orders has called for the reestablishment of the immigration enforcement program, “Secure Communities”, a program that was started during the Bush administration and greatly expanded under Obama, former deporter in chief. While Trump is calling for more cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigrant forces, emboldening police to terrorize our communities, the rising immigrant rights movement has called for Sanctuaries across the country, from Sanctuary Cities to Sanctuary Campuses, demanding that ICE stay out of our communties

How can we advance the movement for immigrant rights and build an opposition to ICE coming into our communities? How do we stop all deportations and win amnesty for all + world with no borders?

Join the Boston ISO this Thursday to discuss the fight to defend immigrant rights and how to build for May Day!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

4/13, Don't Bomb Syria! Let the refugees in!

ISO Public forum: 
Don't Bomb Syria! 
Let the refugees in!
Thursday, April 13, 7pm
358 Washington Street
Dorchester MA

The Trump administration recently ordered missile strikes in Syria, escalating previous U.S. military actions in the country. This adds to the bloodbath already raining down on the Syrian people by Syrian President Bashar al Assad allied with Russian military forces. All this is punishment for the revolutionary uprising by the Syrian people who have been repressed by Assad. Join this important discussion on how we need to mobilize against this latest atrocity by Trump, and oppose U.S and Russian imperialism and defend the Syrian revolution from Assad.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

3/30, Study Group: Communist Manifesto

Join the Boston ISO for a study group on The Communist Manifesto!

Thursday, March 30th at 7:00pm

358 Washington Street Dorchester MA -
23 Bus from Ruggles or short walk from the Fields Corner T station
“What is globalization? Here is one of the best answers. It is the ‘constant revolutionizing of production’ and the ‘endless disturbance of all social conditions.’ It is ‘everlasting uncertainty.’ Everything ‘fixed and frozen’ is ‘swept away,’ and ‘all that is solid melts into air.’ Yes, you have read this before. It is from The Communist Manifesto, by Messrs. Marx and Engels.”—The New York Times

Join us for a discussion of this most classic of socialist literature, which outlines an evergreen condemnation of capitalism and a way forward for the oppressed and exploited majority.  Since it was first written in 1848, it has been banned, censored, burned and repeatedly declared “dead.” But year after year, the text grows only more influential. It has been translated into more languages than any other text, and remains required reading in courses on philosophy, politics, sociology, economics, and history. In the context of global economic crises, the Trump administration's attacks on workers, and growing income inequality, these words have a relevance and immediacy that jumps off the page. There is no better way to learn and understand this work than by reading and discussing it with others who not only want to know the text, but also want to use it for our own efforts to change the world.

Required readings are:
- The Communist Manifesto Part I, II, and IV of original text, available online at Marxists Internet Archive. Study questions start on page 194, choose several ahead of time that you would like to discuss. (see more info below)
-Meaning of Marxism, Chapter One - From Millenarianism to Marx 
-Meaning of Marxism, Chapter Two - Marx's Materialist Method

The Communist manifesto: a road map to history's most important political document, ed., Phil Gasper (Haymarket Books, 2005)*, Google Book hyperlinked above, purchasable here, or at Boston ISO weekly meetings.  Contact information below.

“What Gasper does is to remind us how relevant the Manifesto is to our world today. His introduction and afterword are useful guides to the Manifesto and to its importance in our time. His notes give us fascinating tidbits of information which a thoughtful reader will find extremely valuable…. An indispensable addition to anyone’s library.”
--Howard Zinn