Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization

September 5, 2009

SOCIALISM: What it is and Why we need it

Filed under: ISO Events — Barnard-Columbia ISO @ 9:06 am

FIRST MEETING OF THE SEMESTER

The word “socialism” has returned to the mainstream of American political debate. But there are widespread misconceptions about what socialism is – and what it isn’t. Republicans fret that the U.S. is fast becoming a Socialist Country – with government spending on bank bailouts and Barack Obama’s proposed health care reform. But the genuine tradition of “socialism from below” means something more than state intervention in the economy.

Socialism is really about the struggle to oppose discrimination in all its forms and to put the needs of working people before corporate profits. Come to this meeting to discuss the idea of socialism – and socialist strategies for changing the world.

Thursday, September 17th, 7:30pm
Columbia University, Hamilton Hall

Facebook RSVP here

For more info regarding this meeting, contact: columbia.iso@gmail.com

OTHER PLACES TO MEET THE ISO on CAMPUS this week:

1. Sunday, 9/6, NSOP “Meet and Greet” in the West Ramp Lounge in Lerner Hall. The ISO will have a table set up along with other campus political groups from 4:30-5:30pm.

2. Thursday, 9/10, Columbia Activities Day. We’ll have a table set up on Low Plaza from Noon-4pm.

3. Thursday, 9/10, Socialist ‘Happy Hour’. Join us for some food, drink and discussion at Amir’s Falafel, 2911 Broadway (btwn 113th and 114th). This will be a great chance to meet and talk informally about what the ISO is all about.

Protesting the Corporate Bailouts

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