Saturday, November 4, 2017

Join the ISO!

In a world of war and violence, poverty and environmental disaster, the need for a socialist alternative is as great as it has ever been. But to make the case for a new society based on solidarity and democracy, we need more socialists, working together to put forward that vision. If you agree with what you've read at the International Socialist Organization's website and publications, you should join us!

Here are some starting resources to learn more about the ISO:

The first step for getting involved is to meet the ISO where you live. If you're in Boston, great! Send us an email through our Contact Us form and be sure to signup for email alerts about upcoming events. We're involved in struggles for justice, and we have regular meetings (often Thursday evenings) to educate and organize ourselves.

If you're outside the Boston area, use the Find the ISO page on the ISO's website to get in touch with a branch in your city, on your campus or near where you live. If we don't have members near where you live, contact the national ISO--we have resources to help you organize as a socialist in your area.

Are you on a campus or a member of an organization that would like to hear from a socialist speaker at an upcoming meeting? You can use the contact form to ask for an ISO speaker. We're also happy to collaborate if you'd like to hold a study group on your campus or in your community--let us know what you're interested in.

You should find out more about what the ISO stands for. The place to start is the ISO's "Where We Stand"--a brief statement of the basic principles that guide our organization. This website's version of the "Where We Stand" includes links to a series of articles that explain the statement, point by point.

If you decide that you agree what the ISO stands for, you should talk to ISO members in your area or nationally about becoming a member. The ISO website has lots of resources for members--be sure to look at the New Members Study Guide for a guide through the ISO's politics and the Becoming a Marxist reading list.