April 2nd, 2013
Building a Fight Back
Against the 1%!
the 6th annual New England Socialist Conference
Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Featuring the launch of the Seamus Whelan for Boston City Council At-Large campaign. See www.votewhelan.org for more details.
The Boston stop for the Kshama Sawant speaking tour! Kshama received over 20,000 votes as an open socialist running for the Washington State House of Representatives in 2012.
Schedule of events:
10am to 10:30am - Registration, Bagels, Coffee, Welcoming
10:30am to 12:15pm - Struggles Against the System of the 1%
12:15pm to 1:15pm - Lunch
1:15pm to 2:30pm - Workshops
Defeating the Pipeline: a Green Socialist Solution for the
- Immigration and the Class Struggle
- South Africa Rises: Socialism and Internationalism
- Turning Back the Attack on Labor
2:30 to 4pm–Challenging the Two Parties of Big Business with Kshama Sawant and Seamus Whelan
- Kshama Sawant, ran as Socialist Alternative candidate for Washington State House, gathering 20,000 votes against her Democratic challenger and State House Speaker Frank Chopp, currently running for Seattle City Council
- Seamus Whelan, Socialist Alternative member and Massachusetts Nurses Activist currently running an insurgent campaign for Boston workers and youth as a candidate for Boston City Council At-Large
September 19th, 2012
Wednesday, September 26th, 1pm-3pm
Campus Center 2nd Floor, Room 2545, UMass-Boston
Public education is under attack! In K-12, public schools are being shut down while privatized nonunion “charters” open up. Chicago teachers went on strike to fi ght for better working conditions, smaller class sizes and better education for kids. Meanwhile, higher education (like at UMass-Boston) is faced with increased fees, tuition hikes and privatization. Behind this all is a corporate-driven scheme for union-busting and profit-making.
Over $900 billion dollars of student debt exists in this country. Socialists say that quality education should be a right, not a privilege. We need to fi ght back against these attacks, like teachers in Chicago and students in Quebec. Come to this timely discussion to deal with questions like: Why is education changing so rapidly? Can the Democrats help defend public education? How can we build a movement for better schools? What does capitalism have to do with “education reform”?
For more information call 323 213-7426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
August 24th, 2012
Eljeer Hawkins speaks on racism, its root in capitalism, and the need for socialism.
August 22nd, 2012
With the recent police violence in Anaheim, the murder of Trayvon Martin, mass unemployment and the continued existence of a racist criminal justice system, this meeting will discuss a socialist alternative to the inequalities of capitalism. Malcolm X once said that “you can’t have capitalism without racism”; this meeting will explore this theme and much more.
Eljeer Hawkins is an author who has covered various topics from the legacy of the Black Freedom Movement to last year’s Georgia prisoners’ strike. Eljeer has spoken at many colleges and community centers throughotu the country about the necessity of building a movement that unites working people to challenge the capitalist system and all its ills. Eljeer is a founding member of both Harlem Youth Against Poverty and Racism and Socialist Alternative.
Thursday, August 23th at 6:30pm
Grove Hall Library, Activity Room
(41 Geneva Ave. in Boston)
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
March 31st, 2012
10am to 11:30–Rally/Forum - “We Won’t Pay for Their Crisis”
11:30 to 12:30–Simultaneous multiple workshops.
- Lessons of Wisconsin Book Launch
- Dismantling Sexist Culture
- Youth Fight for Jobs
- Marxism and Anarchism
12:30 to 1:30–Lunch
1:30 to 2:30–Forum - Independent Left Politics
2:30 to 3:30–Simultaneous multiple workshops.
- Racism, Prisons and Police Brutality
- Consumer Activism: Does “Move your money” really work?
- Harvard No Layoffs Campaign
3:30 to 5pm– International Struggles Forum
12noon to 1pm–Socialism Frequently Asked Questions
1pm to 3pm–Discussion with PDA: “Should the Left Support Democrats?”