Audio and Video

Below you will find selected Audio and Video recordings of ISO events. There are hundreds of videos available online, way more than we can collect here. Please check out Sam's Chanel on YouTube he has collected  videos into 19 topical playlists for easy navigation, and he is continually updating the collection, so be sure to subscribe to his Chanel in addition to checking back here.  

Topic: History of The Civil Rights Movement
Here is a link to download or stream talks some are given by our upcoming Guest Speaker Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor other are having to do with different aspects of the Civil Rights Movement and the fight for liberation.

The Collection includes: Keeanga's talk from Socialism 2008, From Red-Lining to Sub-Prime Racism and Housing in the US; Marlene Martin on Ella Baker and the Birth of the Civil Rights Movement is probably most relevant to preparing for Keeanga's meeting;  Black Liberation & Socialism is by Ahmed Shawki based on the book he wrote of the same title; Martin Luther King's Last Struggle by Brian Jones; Malcolm X, By Any Means Necessary by Jesse Hagopian, The Tribune of the Oppressed, Marxism and Liberation by Hanna Fluery; and finally Outside Agitators? Socialists and Movements by Joel Gier who was a leader in the movements in Berkeley in the 1960s. He uses that experience to talk about how socialists help build reformist movements while also building a socialist movement.

Jesse Hagopian Speaking at Seattle, Oct 11 LGBT Equality Rally

Speaking on lessons of the Civil Rights Movement & the relevance of that movement for today's LGBT Movement for equal rights.

Topic: Haiti

Links to videos of the Haiti Panel at Town Hall:
If you  get a spinning icon when trying to play the videos: click on-- chose a format-- under the viewing window and chose Quicktime format, they play as they should. If you don't have Quicktime on your computer, it is a free download from the blip site where these videos appear.

Here is a link for recordings of talks on Haiti from ISO conferences that you can download or stream.

The first is John Green on Haiti and the Myth of Humanitarian Intervention from Socialism 2009. The second is Ashley Smith on Haiti: The Forgotten Occupation from Socialism 2005. And there's a bonus track -- Charles Mingus' Haitian Fight Song from 1957 -- because we all know Haiti needs a fight song right now. From Wikipedia: On "Haitian Fight Song", Mingus said "[...] It has a folk spirit, the kind of folk music I've always heard anyway.[...] My solo in it it's a deeply concentrated one. I can't play it right unless I'm thinking about prejudice and persecution, and how unfair is it. There's sadness and cries in it, but also determination. And it usually ends with my feeling 'I told them! I hope somebody heard me!'" [Mingus is on the bass.]


2009 Northwest Socialist Conference 
Audio recordings of the following workshops can be downloaded here

From Crash to Recovery? The Economic Crisis Today by Sam Bernstein, How Can Socialism Liberate the Oppressed? by Jesse Hagopian, The Democrats: a Critical History by Meredith Reese, Imperialism in the Obama Era Lee Sustar, History of the International Socialist Organization by Steve Leigh, What would Socialism Look Like? by Leela Yellesetty

This workshop was unable to be recorded but a PDF is available for download A Peoples History of Seattle (Darrin Hoop)

Evening Panel: We've only Just begun to Fight! Next Steps for the LGBT Equality Movement

Fresh from the National Equality March on Washington in October and the approval of Referendum 71 in WA state, Sherry Wolf and northwest LGBT Activists Lonnie Lopez and Camille White-Avian, discuss the way forward for the LGBT equality movement. Full Equality will only come with a break from the state-by-state approach in favor of a movement with one simple demand: full equality in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states!

More Videos coming soon!

Socialism 2009 Conference

Audio Recordings of all workshops from both the San Fransisco and Chicago conferences are now available!

Download over 80 talks including, "What is socialism?," "Rosa Luxemburg's 'The Mass Strike'," "The two souls of socialism," "How the Russian revolution was won," "Marx's 'Capital'," and many more!

First, download the following file, which is in a .torrent format:

Then, if you don't already have one, download and install a BitTorrent client. You can get one for free at the following link:

Finally, open the Socialism2009.torrent file above with your new BitTorrent client, and get access to mp3 audio for all of the talks!

Building a New Left for a New Era - Final Rally Todd Chretien & Sharon Smith

John Pilger - Obama and Empire

The birth of a new LGBT civil rights movement Panel


2008 Northwest Socialist Conference
Final Panel - Resisting Empire at Home and Abroad


Don Grinde, a 31-year crane operator at Boeing and a veteran union activist in the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers*.

Elizabeth Fawthrop, Student at UW and founding member of the UW Chapter of the Campus Anti-War Network.

Tim Harris, Executive Director of Real Change News, Seattle's weekly activist publication with an ear to the street.

Allen Bradley, one of the Freightliner Five--members of the bargaining committee of United Auto Workers Local 3520* in Cleveland, N.C. who were terminated after leading a legal walkout at a Freightliner truck plant after their labor contract had expired.

James Bible, President of the Seattle NAACP

Jesse Hagopian, teacher in the Seattle Public Schools, a member of the Seattle Education Association*, and socialist activist for many progressive struggles.

Camilo Mejia, the first U.S. soldier to publicly refuse to redeploy to Iraq, and Board Chair of Iraq Veterans Against the War.