A panel hosted by NYC 4 Abortion Rights There has been a steady barrage of attacks on a women's reproductive rights since the Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973 -- the Hyde Amendment, which blocks Federal Medicaid funding for abortions, laws requiring waiting periods, punitive regulations that have shuttered countless clinics across the country, and an increase in … [Read more...] about The Fight for Abortion Rights in the Trump Era
Wednesday, April 19 7pm Brooklyn Free School 372 Clinton Avenue (between Greene and Lafayette) Join the International Socialist Organization (ISO) – Brooklyn Branch for a discussion of the book Women and Socialism (Revised and Updated Edition) by Sharon Smith, and how we can put these ideas into practice to build a new movement to fight for women’s liberation. Purchase … [Read more...] about Women and Socialism Discussion Series – Part 2
Wednesday, October 21, 7pm at CUNY Graduate Center Join a discussion with Sharon Smith that takes up issues of women’s oppression for a Marxist perspective focusing on the centrality of race and class amid the stirrings of a new movement today. More than forty years after the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s, women remain without equal rights. If anything, each decade … [Read more...] about Women and Socialism: Class, Race and Capital
The Socialism Series is a bi-weekly forum sponsored by the International Socialist Organization (ISO) to take up key questions facing the socialist movement and Left more broadly. In the next two months the series will focus on two themes: neoliberalism and the politics of oppression. We believe Marxism has a great deal to contribute to any understanding of these issues, and is … [Read more...] about Socialism Series: Marxism, Gender, and Social Reproduction Theory
The misogynistic murders by Elliot Rodger are an outrage and should be spoken about for what they really represent: women are not safe in this country as long as men feel entitled to their bodies. A feminist movement is already responding via twitter using #yesallwomen. Join #yesallwomen LIVE by speaking out, sharing your story, and discussing what gender based violence says … [Read more...] about #YESALLWOMEN: Sexist Violence under Capitalism
At least 20% of women on college campuses, (along with people of all genders), have been the victims of sexual assaults since starting college. Given that nearly half of attacks go unreported, the number is likely much higher, and Columbia is no exception. This year, students have been actively challenging the Columbia administration on their poor record of addressing sexual … [Read more...] about What Would It Take To End Rape Culture on Campus?
International Women's Day was started in the United States by courageous women and joined by women throughout the world. Unfortunately this day and its radical history is not widely acknowledged or celebrated. We will be doing readings of women throughout history who have inspired us, changed us, and changed the world. Voices of a Women's History Saturday March … [Read more...] about Voices of International Women's Day
Forty years after the women's liberation movement, many of the gains of that movement have been rolled back and, in fact, there is a new war on women. While the mainstream women's rights organizations have done little to respond, there is a grassroots rebellion developing against these attacks and the ISO is excited to be a part of it. In NYC, we've been involved in many … [Read more...] about Women’s Liberation