Monday, July 31, 2017

8/3, Public Forum: Fight Trump's attacks on trans rights!

Intl Socialist Org Public Forum
Fight Trump's attacks on trans rights!

Thursday, August 3, 7pm
358 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA
23 Bus from Ruggles or short walk from the Fields Corner T station

The president's ban on trans people in the military is a license to the world's largest employer to discriminate and oppress.

Trump claims his ban is motivated by concern about health care costs. But there is a wider attack underway. The same day, the Justice Department filed a legal brief arguing that federal law does not bar discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Make no mistake: Trump's announcement is part and parcel of a right-wing offensive against the rights of all LGBT people, and trans people in particular. This assault has included, most notoriously, restrictions and laws against access to bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity--with the Texas being the latest state government to take up this reactionary proposal.

Join the Boston ISO for a public forum this week about Trumps most recent egregious attacks and the need to fight back. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

5/10 - Organizing Meeting Against Hate in Boston!

Organize Boston to Stand Against Hate!

Boston organizing meeting to plan a mass mobilization in response to Alt-Right initiated hate rally on May 13. Hate has no place in Boston!

Wednesday, May 10 @ 7pm
Location: Encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, Boston, Massachusetts 02108

On May 13th, Alt-Right forces have called a rally and march in Boston that they are billing as a "Free Speech" rally. However, the call on this website invites neo-Nazi's to the demonstration, advising their side to dress like "normies":

Their plan is to rally and march on the Freedom Trail, but their claim for freedom and free speech are entirely hypocritical when what they want to do is instigate violence and attack the rights of oppressed people.

Their rally will create a climate of hate in our city and we don't want people to live in fear of being Muslim, immigrant, Black, Brown, Asian, LGBTQ or any number of other people who are threatened. Recent racist attacks at a Red Sox game against African-American Orioles player Adam Jones are the latest example of an escalation of threats against our side in the city of Boston.

We think these neo-Nazis and reactionaries should be publicly opposed with a non-violent mass mobilization on the same date and time as their rally. If they are allowed to go unchallenged, there is real danger that they will grow in confidence and in their attempt to appear legitimate. Exactly what kind of a non-violent counter-demonstration our side organizes should be democratically decided through an organizing meeting that's open to anyone who wants to voice their opposition to these neo-Nazis.

A similar rally called by Alt-Right forces at UC Berkeley last month physically attacked activists, and now they feel emboldened to call this rally in Boston as the next one of many. Unfortunately, left-wing activists took the bait at UC Berkeley when they were violently provoked. We don't think that small numbers engaged in street battles with these goons are effective means to stop their far-right politics. Rather, we need to bring out our side in as large numbers as possible to non-violently drown out their hateful voices and publicly demoralize them in order to demobilize them.

We cannot allow reactionary politics to be the order of the day in our town! Our strength lies in our solidarity and in our numbers!

Sponsored by: 
Boston Public Library Professional Staff Association
Democratic Socialists of America- Boston
International Socialist Organization- Boston
Massachusetts Teachers Association
Socialist Alternative- Boston

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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.