Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Thurs, 9/9, ISO Meeting: "FALL PERSPECTIVES PART 2: BUILDING THE ISO IN BOSTON THIS FALL"

7pm, Haymarket People’s Fund, 42 Seaverns Ave, JP (map)

In the context of the massive and ongoing budget cuts assault on the working class, and with few and isolated fight-backs from our side, this Thursday the Boston Branch of the ISO will be assessing today's labor movement. This will include a history of the state of our class over the past 40 years, and our role as revolutionary socialists relating to the labor movement in Boston.

We will also be voting on a division of labor in the different areas of struggle we will be involved in this fall (proposed: Housing Rights, LGBT Rights, UMass Boston, Immigrants Rights and Haymarket Books), as well as discussing our upcoming schedule. The proposed schedule is based on the perspective of the need for regular collective assessment and prioritizing education around Marxist theory & politics.

Below is the proposed agenda for Thursday:

1) Labor Assessment (1 hr). Please read "U.S. Labor in the Crisis: Resistance or Retreat?" for this discussion
2) Discussion on Schedule Proposed (30 min)
3) Voting on Schedule and Division of Labor (15 min)
4) Announcements