Wednesday, April 5th 7pm RSVP on Facebook! Discussions on what it would take to bring down a President have come up more and more now that Trump has taken power with the help of an undemocratic political system in the United States. However, with no examples of the masses bringing down a President in US history for activists to study and learn from, many are wondering where … [Read more...] about How to Bring Down a President: Lessons from the Struggle in South Korea
Wednesday, Dec 14 7pm Queens Pride House 76-11 37th Ave, 2nd Fl. Jackson Heights. The Standing Rock Sioux, joined by thousands of allies from across the country and the world, have faced police violence for blocking the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on their tribal lands, in violation of their tribal sovereignty. If completed, the billions of gallons of oil … [Read more...] about Reportback from the Front-line at Standing Rock [Queens]
Wednesday October 6 7pm Queens Pride House (76-11 37th ave, Suite# 206) When San Francisco quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, decided to take a knee during the ceremonial rendition of the national anthem as a sign of protest against police brutality, he brought a celebrity spotlight to the national conversation started by the Black Lives Matter movement 3 years ago. However, the … [Read more...] about How Can we Stop Police Violence?
SUBTERRANEAN FIRE: Summer Study Series with the Queens International Socialist Organization In order to battle the corporate class, we have a lot to learn from our past. Workers in the U.S. have a rich tradition of fighting back which remains largely hidden. Subterranean Fire brings that history to light and reveals its lessons for today. The title is taken from the inspiring … [Read more...] about Subterranean Fire (pt. 2): A History of Working-Class Radicalism in the United States
Speakers Seelai Karzai Poet and activist from the War Resisters League Laura Durkay International Socialist Organization The recent Charlie Hebdo and kosher bakery attacks in Paris have inspired waves of contentious debate around the globe centering on Islamic extremism, freedom of speech, and the role of the United States in an increasingly sectarian Middle East. However, … [Read more...] about The US War on Terror & the Roots of Islamophobia
As the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games arrive, ordinary Brazilians are holding the country's biggest protest marches in decades. Sports journalist Dave Zirin traveled to Brazil to find out why. Join us in welcoming him for rollicking tales of his travels from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to the fabled Maracanã Stadium. Zirin will break down how athletic mega-events … [Read more...] about Brazil's Dance with the Devil (Queens)
Last month, UPS fired Jairo Reyes without the fair hearing he was entitled to. Outraged, 250 other drivers walked off of the job to stand in solidarity with their fellow worker. UPS retaliated by sending pink slips to all 250 drivers. Teamsters Local 804 launched an impressive solidarity campaign involving drivers, customers and elected officials that forced the company to back … [Read more...] about Victory for Queens UPS Drivers: Lessons from the "Maspeth 250" Fight