ISO Public Forums: War, Recession & Obama: Socialist Stratedgies for Winning Radical Change

Public Forums

University of Washington
Tuesday, Jan 27th at 6pm, Thompson Room 134

Seattle Central Community College
Two forums Wednesday, Feb 4th at 12pm and at 7pm, room 4115

Barack Obama won this historic election by energizing and mobilizing millions of people across America. His supporters swept him into the White House with a clear mandate for change, yet he will take office amidst a growing economic crisis and failed imperialist wars. Ordinary people will need to fight in order to win the change that we so desperately need. We only need to look at the victorious occupations at Republic Windows and the New School University or the waves of protest against Prop. 8 and Israel’s invasion of Gaza to see the enormous potential power of the organized working class and left movements

Come discuss the socialist perspective on this new political period and what it will take to win real radical change.


wed 1/28 Community Forum: No New Jail!

As a Supporter of the No New Jails campaign, The ISO will be attending this forum instead of holding of our normal Wed night meeting at SCCC.

Come to a community forum on Wednesday, January 28th, at 6:30 pm. A panel of speakers will discuss racial disparity in the prison system, the connections between prison, povverty and struggling public education, effective and afffordable alternatives to incarceration, and much more, with lengthy Q&A to follow. A new jail isn't inevitable, it isn't effective, and it isn't right. Come find out why, and what to do about it.

Panelists include:
Silja Talvi, author and investigative journalist
Aaron Dixon, 2006 Green Party Senate candidate, co-founder of the Black Panthers in Seattle and well-known activist
Tim Harris, Real Change's Founder and Executive Director
Larry Gossett, King County Council member
Jesse Hagopian, Teacher, educational activist, and member of the ISO
Alexes Harris, with the Clean Dreams pre-arrest diversion program

Piggott Auditorium @ Seattle University
1016 E. Marion St. Seattle, WA

Sponsored by Real Change Organizing Project and the Seattle University School of Law.


Join us for a Post-Inauguration Party

Join the ISO, friends, and allies at The Broadway Grill after the inaugural festivities to refuel, discuss the day’s events, & kick around ideas for future organizing. 4:30 pm onward in the Back Room. The Broadway Grill is on the corner of Broadway and Thomas in Capitol Hill.


Organizing Meeting: Politics in a new era

Join us for our first meeting after Obama's Inauguration. We will discuss Obama's Inaugural speech, the celebration and protest events of January 20th as well as discuss possibilities and goals for political activism and winning change in this new era.

Wed Jan 21, 7-9pm. SCCC room 4115.


Seattle Inaugural Celebration and Rally

Yes We Can End the War -- Student Anti-War Walk Out and March
We voted Barack, Now Get Out of Kabul and Iraq!

Students across Seattle walk out, speak out, and march to Westlake center on Inauguration morning to demand an end to the war.

Followed by
City-wide Inauguration Day Celebration and Rally
A Demonstration of our Hopes

Community members from across Seattle join students, who have walked-out and marched to Westlake Center, for a celebration and rally. We will celebrate the end of the bush era with community, speakers, and music -- by making our voices heard and letting President Obama know what the real changes that we want and deserve are.

http://www.j20celebration.blogspot.com/ for more information

Sponsoring Student Organizations:
Campus Antiwar Network (The Antiwar Collective) at Seattle Central Community College
Campus Antiwar Network at the University of Washington
International Socialist Organization at UW & SCCC
Democracy Insurgent at UW
Muslim Students of Social Work at UW
Palestine Solidarity at UW
Muslim Student Association at SCCC
United People's Coalition at SCCC
Students for Justice in Palestine at UW
MEChA at Seattle Unoversity
Pinoy Ng Central SCCC

Endorsing Community Organizations:
Iraq Veterans Against the War
SNOW (Sound Non-Violent Opponents of War)
Socialist Alternative
American Friends Service Committee Pacific NW
Pepperspray Productions
AnakBayan Seattle
Real Change Organizing Project
Backbone Campaign