Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization

May 15, 2009

Tonight: Fire the Boss! with Naomi Klein, workers from Argentina & Chicago

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Are you excited to be done with finals?! Congratulations to everyone who made it, or is about to. We’d like to invite you one of best possible ways to celebrate. Haymarket Books, the press that the ISO works with, is hosting a panel tonight at Cooper Union entitled “Fire the Boss” with Naomi Klein, Avi Lewis, members of lavaca, (a collective in Argentina documenting and supporting worker-run factories), and Armando Robles, one of the strikers who led a 6 day sit-in at the Republic Windows and Doors factory in Chicago in December.

Why is worker control important? How can it be organized? What does it mean to ‘Fire the Boss’? What are the connections that can be built between workers across the globe?
This is an important conversation to be having as the economy continues to squeeze working class people everywhere.

All the info is below, it’s at 7pm tonight! (Friday, 5/15). If you’re around campus and would like to take the train down together, just let us know:

thanks,  Barnard-Columbia ISO

Haymarket Books presents:

The Worker Control Solution from Buenos Aires to Chicago

with the authors and editors of

Sin Patrón: Stories from Argentina’s Worker-Run Factories: lavaca collective, foreword by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis (Haymarket Books)

7 pm * Friday, May 15, 2009
The Great Hall at Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street at Third Avenue
6 train to Astor Place * R, W to 8th Street – NYU
New York City, New York
FREE (seating is first come, first served)


Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, writer of The Take

Avi Lewis, director of The Take and host, Al Jazeera English “Fault Lines”

Claudia Acuña and Sergio Ciancaglini of lavaca collective in Argentina

Armando Robles, Republic Windows and Doors striker, President of UE Local 1110

Leah Fried, UE organizer

Brendan Martin, The Working World/La Base

Including a discussion, with clips of The Take by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis and selections from a documentary about The Republic workers’ struggle

Translation provided for Spanish speakers * Followed by a book signing

Co-sponsored by The Cooper Union, The Indypendent, UE (United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America), Nation Institute, The Nation magazine, The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), Global Exchange, and Labor Notes.

To find out more about the event, please visit


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