The International Socialist Organization (ISO) is committed to building an organization that participates in the struggles for justice and liberation today–and, ultimately, for a future socialist society.
The ISO has branches across the country whose members are involved in helping to build a number of struggles: the fights against police brutality, the New Jim Crow and racism; the struggle against anti-immigrant scapegoating, the fight for women’s rights like the right to choose abortion, opposing anti-gay bigotry, and standing up for workers’ rights.
In New York, our members—around the city and on a number of campuses—are involved in the fight for public education, labor organizing and solidarity, environmental justice struggles, the fight against police brutality, racism and the New Jim Crow, solidarity with Palestine and the struggles in the Middle East and more.
We have several branches that meet weekly in New York. Click here for times and locations. Meetings feature discussions of our movement work, study of Marxist ideas and working-class and socialist history and regular discussion of current political events and topics. Follow the NYC ISO District on Facebook.
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What we stand for
The misery that millions of people around the world face is rooted in the society we live in–capitalism, where the few who rule profit from the labor of the vast majority of the population.
In the U.S., a tiny proportion of the population enjoys fantastic wealth, while millions of people live in desperate poverty, and many more live paycheck to paycheck. Yet we have the resources to feed, clothe and educate everyone on the planet.
A world free of exploitation–socialism–is not only possible but worth fighting for. The ISO stands in the tradition of revolutionary socialists Karl Marx, V.I. Lenin and Leon Trotsky in the belief that workers themselves–the vast majority of the population–are the only force that can lead the fight to win a socialist society. Socialism can’t be brought about from above, but has to be won by workers themselves.
The Democratic Party, much like the Republicans, acts in the interests of Corporate America and the privileged few at the top. Therefore, we do not support their candidates.
We see our task as building an independent socialist organization with members organizing in our workplaces, our schools and our neighborhoods to bring socialist ideas to the struggles we are involved in today, and the vision of a socialist world in the future.