Wednesday, January 28, 2009

ISO Kick Off-Meeting - Marx was Right

The International Socialist Organization at Columbia is showing new signs of life. For those interested, Brian Jones, featured at this introductory meeting, is one of the New York's most compelling socialist activists. 

Time and Place
Thursday, February 5, 2009
7:00pm - 9:00pm
La Pregunta Arts Cafe (1 train to 137th m11, m100, or m101 bus to 136th)
1528 Amsterdam Avenue between 135th and 136th streets
New York, NY
Contact Info

They said that Marx was dead—that capitalism had triumphed. Then came the realities of globalization. Then came endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Then came the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression. Now, Marx's ideas seem to explain the world a lot better than what you see on Fox News. But Marx also predicted that the inequalities of capitalism would give rise to resistance. And we've only just begun to see the emergence of a new generation of struggles, from the protests for immigrant rights, to the factory occupations of workers in Chicago, to the massive outpouring of solidarity with the people of Gaza and Palestine. Socialists believe that these struggles can be joined to fight for a different type of society—one in which greed, inequality and war are replaced with solidarity and justice. Come to a discussion of Marx's ideas and how they apply to today and then get involved in helping us to build a socialist movement! As Marx himself said, "philosophers have only interpreted the world, the point is tochange it!"

Part of a city-wide tour sponsored by the International Socialist Organization

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Guest Speaker: 
Brian Jones 

Brian Jones is a teacher, actor and activist in New York City. His commentary and writing have been featured on GritTV, and the International Socialist Review.

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