Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization

September 5, 2008

Capitalism, Crisis & the Case for Socialism

Filed under: ISO Events — Barnard-Columbia ISO @ 12:48 am

Fall 2008 ISO kickoff meeting! – Note: New Building and Room!

Capitalism, Crisis & the Case for Socialism
Wednesday, September 17th,
312 Mathematics, Columbia University

A forum featuring East Harlem community activist Maria Lichi D’Amelio.

Socialism is based on the idea that we should use the vast resources of society to meet people’s needs. If people are hungry, they should be fed; if people are homeless, we should build homes for them; if people are sick, the best medical care should be available to them. Socialism would take the wealth of the rich and use it to meet the basic needs of all society.

Instead of that kind of society, we have been through years of war for oil and empire, decades of rollbacks on workers’ wages and living standards, attacks on civil rights and women’s rights, cuts in healthcare and more. On top of this, the growing economic crisis – foreclosures, food and fuel inflation, and increasing unemployment – are calling into question the ability of the system as it is currently set up to function at all.

Come to this forum to discuss how we can organize a society without war and racism, a society based on human need instead of corporate greed – and to get involved in activism in and around Columbia, Harlem, Washington Heights and City College.

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