5/1 Socialism '09 Launch Party featuring Son of Nun

After the May Day March, help the ISO launch our
Socialism 2009 Conference:
Building a New Left for a New Era

with Revolutionary Hip-Hop Artist Son of Nun

Dance, discuss activism, learn about the most exciting Left-wing political event in the US and help raise money for Seattle activists to travel to Socialism 2009, July 2-5 in San Fransisco.

Son of Nun
Friday, May 1, 2009 at 8:00pm
Hidmo, 2000 S. Jackson St

$5 Suggested Donation

Opening for S.O.N:

Red Eye Flight

Son of Nun is far more than a political hip hop artist and an activist. He's also a former Baltimore City high school teacher. He's survived cancer and battled sickle cell anemia. Public Enemy's Chuck D once described him as "[Leaving] a mean look on somebody's face" for being "More than relevant!" S.O.N. doesn't just entertain his crowds, through uncompromising lyrics and his deeds, he empowers them.

S.O.N. has shared the stage with everyone from artists like Dead Prez, Immortal Technique to activists like Rosa Clemente, Howard Zinn and Cindy Sheehan. Educating and entertaining, he's kicked it with Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine as well as Liam Madden from Iraq Veterans Against the War.

Check out the Facebook event, S.O.N's Website, and Myspace

More about the
Socialism 2009 Conference: July 2-5 in San Fransisco

Building a New Left for a New Era

The world economic crisis has shattered the free-market consensus that has dominated politics for the last generation. Meanwhile, the end of the conservative era and the election of the first African American president have raised expectations among working people that long overdue change is at hand. With capitalism in crisis, even some in the mainstream media are admitting that Karl Marx was right.

There has never been a better time for those who want to see fundamental change to get together to debate, discuss and organize for a new society—a society based on the needs of the many instead of the whims of a few. We need to organize a new left to meet the challenge of this new era.

That’s the purpose that Socialism 2009—expanded to two sites this year—has set for itself. Gather with activists from around the world to take part in dozens of discussions about changing the world: How can we end racism? What kind of organization do we need? What would a future socialist society look like?

Yes we can organize for socialism in the 21st century! ¡Sí se puede!