Free Speech, Racism, and Our Right to Protest: Opposing Charles Murray & Challenging the Right on Campus Thursday, March 23 8:00pm Columbia University, 116th and Broadway Hamilton Hall, Room 309 Join the Barnard/Columbia branch of the International Socialist Organization for our weekly branch meeting, this week discussing why white supremacist Charles Murray should be … [Read more...] about Free Speech, Racism, and Our Right to Protest
Wednesday, Feb 22 7:45pm NYU Global Center For Academic and Spiritual Life, Room 365 238 Thompson St (at Washington Sq S) New York, NY 10012 President Agent Orange unleashed his racism with executive orders to ban Muslims and increase militarization of the Mexico-USA border. His sickening executive hate crimes have already destroyed lives, wreaked havoc around the world, … [Read more...] about #NoBanNoWall! Let Them All In!
Wednesday, March 23 6:30pm Offices of Sinergia, 4th Floor 2082 Lexington Ave 4/5/6 Train at 125th After a mass rally of thousands in Chicago shut down billionaire bigot Donald Trump's latest campaign stop, people around the country have taken notice. A rally against Trump has been called in New York City, where thousands are exptected to attend. We'll be at the rally, and hope … [Read more...] about How Do We Stop This Racist A$$H@LE?
Wednesday, March 16 7pm Queens Pride House 76-11 37 Avenue Jackson Heights The City University of New York has provided a path to higher education for the working class of New York for generations. After the titanic struggles of the 70's that opened the doors to NYC's Black and Latino/a students, CUNY began a decades-long retrenchment of tuition and fee increases. Cuts to … [Read more...] about Crisis in Higher Ed: Free CUNY Now!
For New Yorkers the story of Kalief Browder has come to symbolize all the brutality, injustice, and racism of America's prison system. What does it say about a country whose criminal justice system can send a teenager to jail for 3 years—nearly 2 years of which were spent in solitary confinement—for a petty crime that he never committed and for which he courageously refused to … [Read more...] about NYC's Torture Chamber: The Case for Shutting Down Rikers
The April 29, meeting of the Brooklyn Branch of International Socialist Organization (ISO) (Proposed Agenda below) Anti-black racism has been critically important to the US ruling class for nearly as long as there has been a US ruling class. In a country built on slavery and permeating with anti-black racism to this day, they have conjured all manner of slanders to justify the … [Read more...] about The Social Construction of Racism
In this day-long series of workshops, we will attempt to highlight not only the ways in which climate change is connected to everyday issues, but also how we can talk to others (be they students, friends, family, neighbors, or fellow activists) and help build a movement to fight this global crisis. Using the new book A People's Curriculum for the Earth, we will brainstorm and … [Read more...] about Everything is Connected: Talking Climate Justice in our Schools and Communities
Join Diane Ravitch, Brian Jones, and Jesse Hagopian for a book event and discussion between teachers, students and parents of the new uprising against high-stakes testing. DIANE RAVITCH is a former U.S. assistant secretary of education, and author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System, Reign of Error, and other books on education history … [Read more...] about More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing
Join discussions of Black Liberation and Socialism by Ahmed Shawki (Haymarket Books). We will discuss the history of the struggle against racism and how it relates to today’s growing movement against police brutality. We will meet Tuesday evenings at 7 PM (Jan 13, 20, 27). Readings for the first meeting are the Introduction and chapters 1-4. We will meet in the back of Halal … [Read more...] about Bklyn Meetup: Black Liberation & Socialism
Wednesday, December 10th at 7pm The Grand Jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the August 9th murder of Ferguson resident Mike Brown is simultaneously sickening and predictable. The global spotlight on Ferguson makes the decision to let Wilson walk all the more infuriating, but the ugly reality is that police routinely murder Black and Brown people across … [Read more...] about The Whole System is Guilty: Justice Denied in Ferguson (Bklyn)