Tuesday, April 24, 2012

UMass Boston International Socialist Organization
Organizing Meeting 

Building for the SOCIALISM 2012 Conference!

Thursday April 26th
Room 43 Wheatley Building 1st Floor

“A GLOBAL rebellion of the oppressed against the oppressor, the exploited against the exploiter.” That's how the African American revolutionary Malcolm X characterized the international scene in 1965. But the description seems even more apt today.

After years of devastation in the clutches of the Great Recession, masses of people are discovering their own power to change the world. The Arab Spring has given birth to a global movement of Occupiers that has revived the politics of class struggle and revolution for the 21st century. Instead of the cutbacks, unemployment and repression that our rulers offer us, solidarity in struggle shows that “another world is possible.”

Each year, the Socialism conference brings together more than 1,500 scholars and activists from around the country to learn OUR history of class struggle and debate strategies for building a better world. Don't miss this chance to meet hundreds of others like you: committed fighters against a system of greed, racism, war, and oppression.

Join the UMass Boston branch of the International Socialist Organization for our weekly organizing meeting where we will be discussing how to build this conference on campus with students and faculty, building for an upcoming city-wide panel on "From Trayvon Martin to DJ Henry: Fighting Racism and Police Brutality", and a major protest this Saturday in solidarity with the Museum of Fine Arts security guards who are currently in a labor struggle to save their jobs.

Proposed Agenda

1) Building for Socialism 2012 Conference  45 min

2) Justice for Trayvon Martin Organizing Perspectives 30 min

3) Labor Solidarity Rally with MFA Security Guards Perspectives 20 min