Thursday, May 19, 2016

5/21 Socialism Seriously Pt 4

Socialism ...Seriously
 
Saturday May 21, 3pm
Black Seed Café N'Grill
131 Tremont St., Boston MA 02111


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For more information, emailcontact@bostonsocialism.org

For more information about us, also see 
www.bostonsocialism.org/
www.socialistworker.org
 
A Brief Guide to Human Liberation

Reading and Discussion Group
Part 4 (pages 137-end)


Opinion polls show that many people in the U.S. prefer socialism to capitalism. But after being declared dead and buried for decades, socialism has come to mean little more than something vaguely less cruel and stupid than what we have now. That's not exactly going to inspire millions to storm the barricades.

Danny Katch brings together the two great Marxist traditions of Karl and Groucho to provide an entertaining and insightful introduction to what the socialist tradition has to say about democracy, economics and the potential of human beings to be something more than being bomb-dropping, planet-destroying racist fools.

"Danny Katch has done the impossible: he makes socialism sexy. Socialism... Seriously is eye-opening, inspiring, and funny. Warning to all Democrats, Republicans, and libertarians: this book might turn you into a closet socialist."
—Judah Friedlander, World Champion

"The most hilarious book about socialism since Karl Marx and his brother Harpo wrote their joke book.”
—Hari Kondabolu

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Thurs 5/19 "Let All Refugess In NOW!"



The Socialist Case for Open Borders:
Let All Refugees and Immigrants in NOW!
A public forum hosted by the Boston ISO

Thursday May 19th at 7pm
358 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
(Take the 23 Bus from Ruggles, or a short walk from
the Fields Corner T stop on the Red Line)

Contact us if you get lost: (617) 902-0476contact@bostonsocialism.org

Hundreds of thousands of children and adults are facing horrifying border restrictions from Europe to the United States. Hundreds drown in the sea or are forcibly deported when they flee US or Russian bombs in the Middle East, or economic starvation at the hands of American foreign policy.

President Obama has deported 2.6 million refugees -- more than any other president. Hillary Clinton says she would deport undocumented children immediately. Donald Trump wants to expand the already existing border wall with Mexico.


Socialists reject this barbarism. Let all the refugees and immigrants in NOW. Open all borders. That is the only real justice.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

5/14, Book discussion: From #Black Lives Matter to Black Liberation

Saturday, May 14 12pm
Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library

This is the first in a series of discussions on From #Blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. We will be discussing the Introduction (Black Awakening in Obama’s America) and Chapter 1 (Culture of Racism).


Over the course of the past two years we’ve witnessed the emergence of Black Lives Matter, a movement that not only demands justice for victims of racist violence of the police, but also acts as a vehicle for redressing the broader systemic racial inequality that characterizes Black life in America. In “#BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation” Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor raises the question, why, in a nation founded on on a vicious and persisting racism, is a period of Black radicalization happening now? 



In an effort to answer this question Taylor examines the context in which the mass protests of the Black Lives Matter Movement have erupted and how these protests reveal the illusion of a post-racial America. 


In her in-depth look at the political landscape that gave birth to Black Lives Matter, Taylor offers profound insights into questions of why racism persists, how the predominant strategies for fighting inequality have failed, and argues for how the Black Lives Matter Movement has the potential to reignite a broader push for the ultimate goal: Black liberation.


If you need a copy of the book, contact contact@bostonsocialism.org

The author will be speaking at this year's annual Socialism Conference!
https://www.socialismconference.org/

RSVP on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1608519582803925/

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

4/16 Socialism Seriously Pt 2


Socialism ...Seriously
 
Saturday April 16, 3pm
Curry Student Center (across from UBurger)
Northeastern University


Join Us!
For more information, emailcontact@bostonsocialism.org

For more information about us, also see 
www.bostonsocialism.org/
www.socialistworker.org
 
A Brief Guide to Human Liberation

Reading and Discussion Group
Part 2 (pages 27-70)


Join us to discuss part 2 of Danny Katch's hilarious book! It's OK if you haven't made it to previous sessions - just email us for a copy of the book and hop right in!

Opinion polls show that many people in the U.S. prefer socialism to capitalism. But after being declared dead and buried for decades, socialism has come to mean little more than something vaguely less cruel and stupid than what we have now. That's not exactly going to inspire millions to storm the barricades.

Danny Katch brings together the two great Marxist traditions of Karl and Groucho to provide an entertaining and insightful introduction to what the socialist tradition has to say about democracy, economics and the potential of human beings to be something more than being bomb-dropping, planet-destroying racist fools.

"Danny Katch has done the impossible: he makes socialism sexy. Socialism... Seriously is eye-opening, inspiring, and funny. Warning to all Democrats, Republicans, and libertarians: this book might turn you into a closet socialist."
—Judah Friedlander, World Champion

"The most hilarious book about socialism since Karl Marx and his brother Harpo wrote their joke book.”
—Hari Kondabolu

 

 

4/14 Resisting the Rise of Trump

 

What do socialists say about:                                           RESISTING THE RISE OF DONALD TRUMP?

Thurs, April 11 @7pm
358 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
(Google Map Link)

(Take the 23 Bus from Ruggles, or a short walk from
the Fields Corner T stop on the Red Line)


*****Carpooling is available and will be leaving Ruggles Station (Forsyth Street) at6:30.

Join Us!
For more information, emailcontact@bostonsocialism.org

For more information about us, also see 
www.bostonsocialism.org/
www.socialistworker.org
 
Trump's presidential campaign has turned the whole of U.S. politics upside down. Trump has built his campaign on a platform of vile bigotry and racism - calling for more deportations, ramping up of of islamophobia, and violence against protestors. His ideas have opened up space for reactionary and right-wing ideas to take root and has contributed to the polarization to the right in U.S. society.

Trump's continued momentum raises many questions for our side, namely: How do we stop him?

But his rise has also left activists wondering: How did we get here? Is Trump a fascist? How exactly do we organize to shut him down? Is lesser-evilism a strategy to do so?

Join the Boston ISO for a rousing discussion of these questions and more!

Let us know if you are interested in a ride from Northeastern University. Carpooling is available and will be leaving Ruggles Station (Forsyth Street) at6:30.
   
Call us if you get lost: (617) 902-0476