Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization

December 24, 2010

Mon 12/27, 5pm: Rally & March Marking the Two Year Anniversary of the Gaza Massacre

Filed under: Articles, ISO Events, Solidarity — Barnard-Columbia ISO @ 11:38 am

Greetings from the Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization:

We hope everyone has finally wrapped up all their finals and is taking a much-deserved break. If you’re in New York, please join us at a protest on Monday marking the two year anniversary of Israel’s attack on Gaza. Israel’s massacre levelled many parts of the Gaza strip, destroyed major infrastructure (including 32 UN-run schools and Gaza’s only power plant), decimated agricultural production and ultimately killed nearly 1400 Palestinians.

Two years ago we were in the streets of New York many times as this horror unfolded. Students in the UK and US occupied their campuses to demand that their schools break ties with Israel, and at Columbia we restarted a Palestine solidarity group which has now evolved into Students for Justice in Palestine. Help us keep that spirit of activism and resistance alive on this anniversary.

For more on Israel’s attack, read here:


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Rally & March on the Two Year Anniversary of the Attack on Gaza

Monday, 27 December 2010 ~ 5:00pm
Between 33rd & 34th Street & 6th Avenue, NY, NY
R   E   M   E   M   B   E   R      G   A   Z   A
Come stand in solidarity with the people of Gaza and show them that we remember!

Join us December 27th to demand:
Halt US Aid to Israel
End the Siege and illegal Blockade
Free Palestine
Hold Israel Accountable for War Crimes
Sponsored by: Al-Awda NY: the Palestine Right to Return Coalition,  Hunter-SJP, Columbia SJP, American Muslims for Palestine-NJ, American Muslims for Palestine-NY, US Palestinian Community Network-NY, Palestinian Club-Brooklyn College, Siege Busters Working Group, International Action Center, United National Antiwar Committee-NY, New York City Labor Against the War, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Labor for Palestine, International Socialist Organization, Socialist Action.



December 15, 2010

Friday 12/17: ISO Holiday Party!

Filed under: ISO Events — Barnard-Columbia ISO @ 12:21 pm

This Friday we’ll be going to the annual NYC ISO holiday party & fundraiser. We have no outside funders, so we rely on parties like this to keep the group going. If you like what the the ISO has been doing this year, grab your friends and come down to brooklyn. You’ve been stuck in Butler library for too long this week!



All you can eat dinner buffet
Bottomless beer & wine
Year-in-review video presentation
Musical performances
Raffle, win prizes
DJ’s spinning tunes from all over the world & much dancing

Friday, December 17th
7pm ‘till 2am
Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Ave. (ACFG2345 trains)
$30 All you can eat & drink OR $10 fundraiser cover
(no one turned away for lack of funds)

December 3, 2010

Tuesday 12/7: The Black Power Revolt of the 1960s

Filed under: ISO Events — Barnard-Columbia ISO @ 1:56 pm

Greetings from the Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization:
Don’t miss our last big event of the semester, Tuesday at Barnard…


The Black Power Struggle of the 1960’s

w/ Keeanga Yahmatta-Taylor

Tuesday, December 7th, 7:30pm
Barnard, Diana Center, LL104
117th St & Broadway


For a generation of activists in the Black Power movement from the mid-1960’s into the 70’s, Black liberation seemed not just a theoretical possibility, but an immediate reality, achievable through the organization of Black people fighting on every front for their emancipation. Black Power became the rallying cry in uprisings across the country, as movement activists learned that legal rights meant nothing without the political power to enforce them.

Join the International Socialist Organization (ISO) with Socialist Worker columnist and activist Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, to discuss this essential history and its lessons for anti-racist activists today.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is a Ph.D candidate in the department of African American Studies at Northwestern University.  Her research is on race, class and American housing policies in the 1970s.  She wrote an award-winning paper based on her initial research on Blacks and housing discrimination called, “The Race Tax: Black Chicago’s Fight for Homeownership.”  She is active in local housing struggles in Chicago and is an organizer with the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign. Taylor has had several articles published on racism in the United States for publications like CounterPunch, The Black Commentator, Black Agenda Report, Gaper’s Block, New Politics and the International Socialist Review among others.  She is on the editorial board of the International Socialist Review.

Complete NYC Tour Stops:

December 6th, 7pm
NYU Puck Bldg, 4th Floor
Broadway & Lafayette

December 7th, 7:30pm
Barnard, Diana Center, LL104
117th St & Broadway

December 8th, 7pm
Thomas Hunter, 305b
68th St & Lexington

December 9th, 12pm
Bronx Community College
Language Hall, Faculty Lounge

December 9th, 7pm
CCNY, NAC 1/201
Convent Ave & 137th St

Sponsored by the Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization

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