Tuesday, April 14, 2015

4/24, State and Revolution with Todd Chretien

Join the International Socialist Organization for a presentation and discussion on Lenin's State and Revolution!

Friday, April 24 7pm
Haymarket People's Fund Building

42 Seaverns Ave. in Jamaica Plain (Take the Orange line to the Green St. T stop and it is a short walk from there)

Guest Speaker: Socialist activist and writer Todd Chretien

We encourage all to read The State and Revolution by Lenin, however everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend whether they read the book or not! For information on State and Revolution, check out this article: http://socialistworker.org/2008/07/22/state-and-revolution

Join us after the meeting for a FUNDRAISING PARTY with lots of food and fun! We will be raising money for the Socialism Conference in Chicago!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thurs 3/26 Workers Power: What do we mean by revolution?‏

An International Socialist Organization public forum:
358 Washington St, Dorchester MA 
Thursday March. 26th, 7pm

(#23 Bus to Harvard St @ Washington St, or Fields Corner)

For the International Socialist Organization, we engage in the struggles today against all forms of oppression, inequality, and war. At the same time, we don't just want to fight -- we want to win, and get rid of oppression and the capitalist system that underpins it entirely. We think to do that the working class -- from fast food cashiers to teachers to oil workers -- can lead a mass revolution that smashes the system and reorganizes society democratically.

But what does a revolution like that look like? How is it different from a mass movement? Can workers lead a revolution and run society, when many working-class people have reactionary ideas today? What does a working-class revolution have to do with fighting all the other forms of oppression in society? How can we make sure a revolution wins and achieves real liberation?

Join the Boston ISO to discuss mass revolution, what it's looked like, and why we think the working class can run society.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

2/26 From Boston to Ferguson: Victims of Police Violence Speak Out

From Boston to Ferguson, Black Lives Matter: Victims of Police Violence Speak Out

An International Socialist Organization public forum:
358 Washington St, Dorchester MA (Near Fields Corner T Station)
Thursday Feb. 26th, 7pm

Police terrorism and violence is a growing epidemic in the United States. But resistance to it has grown as well, led by the families of people like Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and Trayvon Martin. The rebellion in Ferguson that ignited the Black Lives Matter movement began with Mike Brown's mother Leslie McSpadden's resolute fight for justice. While some claim Boston is "different" than New York or Ferguson when it comes to police violence, we know we need to wage a struggle here as well.

Join the International Socialist Organization -- and all those interested in fighting to make sure Black lives matter -- in a discussion of the struggles today to jail killer cops and what it will take to prevent these tragedies in the future.


Carla Sheffield - Mother of Burrell "Bo" Ramsey-White, a 26-year-old murdered by Boston police in 2012 during a random traffic stop in the South End.

Nikeeta Slade - Participant in the protests in Ferguson, MO; graduate student at Syracuse University; member of the International Socialist Organization.

Wayne Dozier - Grandfather of Danroy "DJ" Henry, a 20-year-old Pace University student murdered by police in Mount Pleasant, NY.

Sponsored by the International Socialist Organization - Boston.www.bostonsocialism.org contact@bostonsocialism.org (617) 902-0476

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**Please contact us if you need childcare provided in order to attend this meeting**

Monday, February 9, 2015

2/12 From Selma to Ferguson: The Radical Legacy of MLK

From Selma to Ferguson: The Radical Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
A public forum hosted by the International Socialist Organization - Boston

Thursday, February 12th, 7 PM
Northeastern University
The Cabral Center at the John D. O'Bryant African-American Institute
40 Leon St, Boston, MA (directions here)

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The Black Lives Matter movement and the uprising of Ferguson have renewed interest in Martin Luther King's life and legacy. Some have sought to portray Martin Luther King as a gradualist opponent to mass action -- who simply talked about his "dream". In reality, King was a radical who favored mass nonviolent direct action. While he didn't fully support the urban rebellions that ripped through the U.S. in the 1960s, he understood that the violence of the oppressed in reaction to their oppression and the violence of the oppressor are never the same thing. By the end of his life, he saw racism, capitalism, and militarism as all interlinked -- and sought to fight against all three.

What can Martin Luther King's work in the Civil Rights Movement teach us about building a new Black liberation movement? What might MLK say about #ShutItDown and civil disobedience in the movement today?

Join the International Socialist Organization - Boston in our public forum to reclaim MLK's life and legacy. Refreshments provided by the John D. O'Bryant African-American Institute.