10/27 Organizing Meeting

 Join us this Wed at 7pm in Savery Hall room 139

We'll be discussing and organizing for Fall campaigns & meetings

1. I-1098 Assessment & What's Next
We will assess our work so far in the I-1098 campaign (Tax the rich for education and health care) The elections are only a week away - so we'll discuss how our work in the campaign has gone - and what's left to do in the homestretch.  

Then we'll open it up to a bigger brainstorm and discussion of what we want to focus on after the elections. We'll discuss possibilities for anti-budget cuts work, LGBT rights work (SOLE is spearheading a campaign for gender neural housing that we could get involved in) and other possibilities for activism & eduction on campus. Join the discussion and bring your ideas!!
2. Talk Preview: "Reform or Revolution, Can Capitalism be Fixed?" Chris will give a brief outline of what he's thinking about for our 11/17 meeting "Reform or Revolution, Can Capitalism be Fixed?" we'll discuss the presentation and what we want to get out of the meeting - bring ideas and questions to help us shape this upcoming meeting.

3. "The Case for Socialist Revolution Teach-In" Kick-Off
Our Teach-in is less than a month away! (check out all the details here)  the outreach committee will do a short kick-off explaining the initial plan and getting folks geared up to make this a successful event.

Next Week Nov 3rd:

A Marxist Primer on the Great Recession 

We are facing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. But while billions of our tax dollars have been used to bail out the same Wall Street bankers who caused the crisis in the first place, funding for schools and badly needed social services is on the chopping block, while millions are losing their jobs and homes. Capitalism–our current economic and political system–looks out for the profits of the few at the expense of the needs of the many. How does capitalism work, or rather why does it NOT work?

Join the ISO for a discussion on Marxist economics, which explains why exploitation, greed, competition, and economic crisis are at the heart of a system that devastates our lives, and why socialism is the only humane and viable alternative.