Big business and the right wing have teamed up in an attempt to remove Seattle’s socialist city councilmember because of her role in leading movements to win historic victories for working people and marginalized communities. This attack on Kshama sets a dangerous precedent because, in essence, it is an attack on the vital right to protest.
Hosts Katie Halper, Liza Featherstone, Lauren Steiner, Keaton Weiss, and Jamarl Thomas will lead us through a series of conversations with Seattle-area, national, and international speakers.
How did Seattle become the first major city to pass the $15 min. wage? What’s next for movements on the left? How do we defend Kshama Sawant, the only elected socialist in Seattle, against a right-wing, billionaire-backed recall? We’ll be discussing these crucial questions and more during a series of short panel discussions, with guests including:
John Nichols of The Nation magazine
Susan Fitzgerald, Socialist Party Ireland member and union activist
Byron Sigcho-Lopez, Chicago Alderman and DSA member
Konstantine Anthony, Burbank City Councilmember and DSA member
Cora Bergantiños-Crespo, President of Columbia University’s Postdoctoral Researchers union (CPU-UAW) (personal capacity).
Kshama’s office has played a key role in inspiring struggles for progressive policies across the nation. It’s critical that we keep Kshama in office not just to continue building those struggles, but because if Kshama is removed from office by this totally baseless, undemocratic Recall, it will set the stage for increased repression of working class organizing everywhere.
Tune in through Facebook or Youtube Live at 5 PM PST on Sunday, May 16th to take a stand and join the movement to defend Kshama Sawant from this right-wing recall!Don’t miss it: RSVP now!
ISF Federal Working Group meeting: Thursday, June 24, 7:30–9 PM. Register here for a Zoom meeting to help us develop strategies to influence our Members of Congress and the Biden administration to enact a progressive agenda.
Occupy Copley! June 25th, 2021 By admin | June 16, 2021 | Uncategorized Queer Liberation revolutionary occupation of Copley in Boston, MA! Defend the occupation BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. 5 Comments (Contributed by Gwyllm Llwydd)
LGBTQ labor event next Friday Show up at noon at the flag. It will be worth your time. ByTIM REDMOND There’s a really important – and really sweet – event happening Friday/25 in the Castro. If you are into the LGBTQ/labor movement, and the history of how those two came together, you will want to be there. That’s all I can say; you’ll learn the rest when you arrive. It will be worth it. The event has been organized by Cleve Jones and other LGBTQ/labor folks. Show up at noon under the flag at 18th and Castro. The event will be over by… Continue reading →
The father and brother of award-winning Australian publisher and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are on a nationwide tour of the United States — calling on the U.S. government to drop its prosecution and finally let Julian go home to Australia. Here’s the schedule: https://assangedefense.org/tour June 9 Boston June 10 New York June 11 Philadelphia June 13 Washington D.C. June 14 Columbus June 17 Chicago June 19 Milwaukee June 20 Madison June 21 Minneapolis June 23 Denver June 24 Portland June 26 San Francisco June 27 Oakland June 28 Los Angeles June 29 Los Angeles June 30 Washington DC July 1… Continue reading →
Fun in the Sun with Comrades Mark your calendars: on Saturday, June 26 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. join comrades old and new, for an afternoon of food, games, and camaraderie outside. 🌞 We will set up in the Panhandle near Lyon & Fell St – down the street from the new office! Appropriate safety considerations will be observed. We hope to see you there!
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Mission Economy – A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism Import into your personal calendar Date Saturday June 26 Time 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Event Type Other Organizer/Author Strike Debt Bay Area Email strike.debt.bay.area [at] gmail.com Location Details We continue to meet via Zoom. Email email@example.com for the invite. For our May meeting we’ll be reading Part I and Part II ofMission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism by Marianna Mazzucato For our June meeting we will be finishing the book. Capitalism is in crisis. The rich have gotten richer—the 1 percent, those with more than… Continue reading →
The Institute for the Critical Study of Society at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library OUR CURRENT SCHEDULE (NOTE: These are all tentative and may be changed. Please check back the week before, or sign up for our weekly reminders/updates at firstname.lastname@example.org) Sun, Dec 27, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm CONFIRMED: The Three Concepts of Freedom Synopsis: In this session we will compare and contrast the Liberal, Democratic, and the communist concepts of freedom. We will discuss that the Liberal freedom consists of the legal guarantees against outside intrusions. Democratic freedom emphasizes the right to participate in the… Continue reading →
There Will Be Another March on Polk Street on Pride Sunday (June 27) By admin | June 17, 2021 | Uncategorized 16 JUNE 2021/SF NEWS/JAY BARMANN (SFist.com) Returning to the protest origins of Pride, and for the second year in a row without an official (and heavily corporate-sponsored) SF Pride parade, there will be a People’s March and Rally down Polk Street and in Civic Center on Pride Sunday. The People’s March was the main event of last year’s pandemic Pride weekend, when all other events went virtual. Masked activists and community members, led by Juanita MORE!, marched in protest of George Floyd’s death at the… Continue reading →
Phone Bank to Arizona to Kill the Filibuster, with Indivisible East Bay: Sunday, June 27, 1-3 PM. Call Arizona voters of color and patch them through to Senator Sinema to encourage her to reform the filibuster in order to pass the For the People Act (HR1/S1). This will be a recurring virtual phone bank hosted each Sunday between 1 PM and 3 PM PT. Sign up here.