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General ISO Meeting
If you hadn't heard, we're now meeting as one big branch in Portland. At this week's meeting, we'll be discussing police terrorism- in particular, the recent police murder of Kimani Gray in NYC, and the anger and outrage that has erupted in the shooting's aftermath. We'll follow up this political discussion with some general organizing.
Thursday, March 21st, 6:30pm
Student Center Room 301
705 N Killingsworth St.
Capitalism Isn't Working: Build the Socialist AlternativeNorth Portland's Fall Kickoff Meeting
While millions of people around the world lose their jobs and homes,
Wall Street continues to make tremendous profits. But, people have begun
to fight back against the bosses’ demands for aMark your calenders for some other awesome events we have coming up this spring! Check out our website, www.portlandsocialists.org, for more info.
: General ISO meeting w/ a discussion about education "reform" in the United States, followed by a discussion about the organizing around education we're doing here in Portland. @ PCC
MiC Check Fundraiser @ PSU
A panel on Rape Culture @ PSU
The Arab Spring Conference @ PSUusterity—with protests,
strikes, and occupations. Today, it is clear that capitalism doesn’t
work in the interests of the majority of us and we need something
radically different. We want to radically change society- and if we're
going to do that, we need to build both the broader left and the
revolutionary left. If you're ready to build with us, now is the time,
and this will be a great meeting to check out, find out what the ISO is
doing, what we're about, and how you can join.
NW Marxism ConferenceSaturday, November 3, 9am-8pm
Portland State University
Smith Student Union
Mark your calendars for our annual fall conference! This will be an
amazing opportunity to analyze the politics of both the past and present
to better inform the organizing we do today. Marxism provides a
revolutionary understanding and strategy for ridding society of
exploitation and oppression once and for all. We want more than just
resistance... we want to win. Featuring special guest speakers Ahmed
Shawki, editor of the International Socialist Review, Elizabeth Schulte,
and Todd Chretian. The most exciting gathering of socialists in the NW
happening this fall!
Schedule and registration information is available at www.nwsocialistconference.org
. Also RSVP on Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/164954133642434/
NW Marxism Conference stands in "Solidarity Against Austerity" with the
Portland Action Lab on November 3rd. We agree: Enough is Enough! We
hope our educational conference can contribute to the movement against
austerity, which is one weapon the capitalists wield against the working
class. The conference includes discussions on historical and modern-day
fight-backs as well as theories of how we can win against capitalism as
first outlined by Karl Marx and added to by many revolutionaries over
the centuries. For more information on the Day of Action, please visit: www.portlandactionlab.org.
Here is an overview of the current work ISO members and allies are
working on with the idea that you might want to get more involved.
If you'd like to know more, the best thing to do is to come to one of our meetings or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, for up to date news and political analysis, read www.socialistworker.org.
Occupy Portland (general) http://www.theportlandalliance.org/occupyportland
Occupy Calendar http://www.theportlandalliance.org/occupation or www.occupyportlandcalendar.org to stay connected with the many ongoing activities of the new movement for Economic Justice for the 99%
SocialistWorker.org's two main areas of work currently include:
Occupy Portland Labor Outreach Committee: email@example.com (email that or firstname.lastname@example.org w/questions)
Occupy PSU: http://www.facebook.com/groups/occupypdxinfo/
and here's a good link that explains how to share or coordinate your events with Occupy Portland:
Anti-War/Anti-Imperialism War and Peace
In addition to participating in the Iraq and Afghanistan anniversary marches, we are heavily involved in the movement
against Israeli Apartheid and currently participate in 2 grouApril 26th-28thps: SUPER Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (PSU) https://www.facebook.com/PSUSUPER
Portland Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Coalition: http://pdxbds.wordpress.com/
We are also happy to announce the recent win of Recruiter Watch PDX and
others at successfully obtaining equal access to portland schools for
counterrecruitment Oregonian Article
We work to defend the right to affordable, quality (preferrably free)
public education, addressing both labor struggles and student issues:
The Portland Coalition to Defend Education http://defendeducationpdx.wordpress.com/
and Oregon Save Our Schools http://www.saveourschoolsmarch.org/
We participate in the newly formed Climate Justice Coalition in Portland which unites around the need for systemic change.
Labor MovementApril 26th-28th:
In addition to rank and file union work carried out by members in several local unions, we work in the following groups:
Occupy Portland Labor Outreach Committee (see above)
Unified Labor Committee (which holds the Unified Labor Strategy Meeting
and recently passed a resolution through the Oregon AFL-CIO to Tax the
Rich and End the Wars, among other things)
Cross-Trade Solidarity (focused on building trades union members)
Jobs with Justice http://pdxjobswithjustice.blogspot.com/
AND OF COURSE we are super involved and excited about the December 12th West Coast Port Shutdown in solidarity with Longview ILWU Local 21 against the multinational union busting corporation EGT. Email email@example.com to get connected to this work.
We support the Voz Workers Center and help to plan the May Day marches each year.
Currently we are also building the December 17th Somos EApril 26th-28thl 99% march in conjunction with PCASC, many other groups, and Occupy Portland. Email D17outreach@gmail.com.
This is a newly formed committee, so we are looking into existing work
in the community, from demanding the right to housing for the homeless
to keeping people in their homes and fighting foreclosures. Feel free to
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you know of people currently doing this work.
We continue to be involved with women's rights, single payer health care, anti-death penalty,
anti-racism and LGBT liberation struggles as we can. We would love to
have committees around these struggles (and sometimes do), but it's
dependent on our capacity. So consider sitting down with a member of the
ISO to discuss how to become active in quickly growing, principled, and
committed revolutionary organizations.