10/7 Socialism: What It Is and Why We Need It

Join us for our Fall Quarter Kick Off Meeting

Wed 10/7 at 7pm
Gowen Hall 201
University of Washington

The word “socialism” has returned to the mainstream of American political debate. But there are widespread misconceptions about what socialism is—and what it isn’t.

Republicans fret that the U.S. is fast becoming a socialist country—with government spending on bank bailouts and Barack Obama’s proposed health care reform.

But the genuine tradition of “socialism from below” means something more than state intervention in the economy. Socialism is really about the struggle to oppose discrimination in all its forms and to put the needs of working people before corporate profits.

Come join local Socialists and activists in a discussion on the idea of socialism--and how socialists can intervene in these tumultuous times in order to build grassroots movements for fundamental change.

The Return of Socialism, Featuring Todd Chretien & Sharon Smith.
Final Rally of the Socialism 2009: Building a New Left for a New Era in San Francisco.