Events

  • Friday, November 17, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Justice Center en el Barrio in New York, NY

    NYC Liberation Forum: No to Trump and the Newly Re-Elected de Blasio!

    Liberation Forum: Money for War But Can't Feed the Poor? No to Trump and the Newly Re-Elected de Blasio!

    Over half of our tax dollars go to the Pentagon and military industrial complex, yet our government claims it has nothing to give for education, healthcare, housing, disaster relief funds and other necessities for millions of working and poor Americans. Trump's recently announced tax proposal would gut public spending, cut welfare, and give enormous tax breaks to the super rich, who are already under-taxed. 

    While the people here suffer, Trump is busy is turning up his warmongering with North Korea on his trip to Asia. The mainstream liberal media is beating its war drum, particularly in manufacturing tensions with Russia over the unfounded election hacking allegations. Come hear our perspective on resisting the Trump agenda and the bipartisan war machine.

    After a historically low voter turnout, Bill de Blasio has been elected the mayor of New York City for a second term, a victory that shows a true absence of democracy. Even though de Blasio received 66% of the vote, the mayoral turnout was 22% meaning only 14% of eligible voters picked de Blasio. His last win came with promises to end stop and frisk and to bring relief to the cities stark wealth inequality. 

    The continued gentrification, rampant Broken Windows policing, and increase in the city's homeless population has shown that de Blasio's empty progressive rhetoric will not bring change to the communities that need it most. Join us in a discussion about how we can see past the mirage of democracy and reform and build a movement for real democracy that is not bought out by the rich elite.

  • Friday, November 17, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 17 rsvps

    San Francisco Film Showing: "Beyond Standing Rock" and Tribute to Dennis Banks

    In 2016, the resistance of the Sioux Nation against the Dakota Access Pipeline caught the world’s attention. The government, at the service of oil companies, using law enforcement in riot gear, was pushing for the construction of an oil pipeline through native lands. Join us for a screening of the documentary Beyond Standing Rock on the struggle waged for native self-determination and against capitalist environmental destruction, a struggle rooted in centuries in Native American history.

    Also, we will be honoring the life and struggle of Dennis Banks, co-founder of American Indian Movement. Gloria La Riva, who ran alongside of Banks in the 2016 presidential campaign, will give a talk remembering Banks.

    $3-10 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds). Wheelchair accessible.
    More info: 415.821.6171 or www.PSLweb.org

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 01:00 PM · 31 rsvps

    LA: Writing to Riders

    Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a day of writing to political prisoners! The struggle for liberation means going head to head with the oppressive capitalist system and the forces that keep it intact. Often this fight requires great sacrifice, commitment and risk. Government organizations like COINTELPRO were designed specifically to target and "neutralize" political organizations and their members who oppose the unjust status quo. As a result, numerous freedom fighters have been wrongfully imprisoned, trading in their own freedom for the advancement of the struggle. It is vital that we not only remember these soldiers but that we show solidarity with them since they can no longer live freely, join us in the streets, or see their families they rely on people reaching out to them.

    In collaboration with Black August LA and others, we will present the stories of several prisoners, read testimonies, and provide tips on how to write letters to political prisoners. Some of the prisoners we'll be writing to will include: Mumia Abu-Jamal, Ana Montes, Leonard Peltier, Joy Powell, Mutulu Shakur, and Debbie Africa. Stand with the PSL and allied organizations as we express our solidarity and gratitude to those who are sacrificing all. Freedom to all political prisoners!

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 23 rsvps

    Chicago: BTC - The Struggle for Women's Healthcare & Trans Remembrance Day

    Join us for a discussion of the latest issue of “Breaking the Chains: A Socialist Perspective on Women’s Liberation”.This issue of Breaking the Chains identifies health care as a feminist issue. We examine at length how the intensity of the sexism, misogyny and bigotry woven into capitalist society means that capitalist health care has particular significance for all women in the United States. We address head on how people’s movements throughout history have fought for quality health care drawing from the experiences for Cuba, the Soviet Union and revolutionary Black Panther and Young Lords parties.

    Talks will include:
    ***Trans Remembrance Day
    ***Socialist Healthcare vs. Capitalist Healthcare
    **Struggle for Reproductive Right, Not a Single Issue
    ...and More!

    $5 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds. We will have beer and wine for a small donation after the meeting.

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 07:00 PM

    Seattle Liberation Flicks: Sir! No Sir!

    This film tells the story of one of the most vibrant and widespread upheavals of the 1960's–one that had profound impact on American society, yet has been virtually obliterated from the collective memory of that time: the supressed history of the GI anti-war movement. Produced, Directed and Written by David Zeiger. (2005)

    Snacks and soft drinks available--donations requested, no one turned away for lack of funds.

  • Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 03:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Petaluma Community Center in Petaluma, CA

    Petaluma: Wildfires, Climate Crisis & the Failure of Capitalism

    Petaluma Community Ctr, 320 N. McDowell Blvd., Room #3

    PSL Forum & Discussion
    Wildfires, Climate Crisis & the Failure of Capitalism

    The horrific wildfires that engulfed Napa and Sonoma counties in Oct. were the deadliest in California history. The thousands displaced face an uncertain future. Homeowners who can afford to rebuild will wait months just for the EPA-led cleanup before construction can begin, and renters face further price-gouging from landlords in an already inflated rental market.
    This year was the hottest on record in California and climate change will result in even higher temperatures and increasing severity and frequency of wildfires. The last few months have seen unprecedented tragedy from the collective effects of the hurricanes, floods and fires. It is all too clear that the climate crisis is upon us. Join us for discussion on the failure of capitalism, particularly in times of disaster, in contrast to a socialist system where all the resources of society go to the needs of the people not for the profits of a few, and how we can build a fightback movement for climate justice.

    Sponsored by the Party for Socialism and Liberation – Petaluma
    More info: www.PSLweb.org, Petaluma@PSLweb.org

  • Monday, November 20, 2017 at 05:30 PM · 52 rsvps

    New Haven Trans Day of Remembrance: Rally & Gathering

    New Haven Trans Day of Remembrance
    -Rally at Elm St. courthouse (Church & Elm) @ 5:30
    -March @ 6:15 to New Haven Pride Center (84 Orange St) for community gathering, food & resource exchange

    Join together to remember lives lost and celebrate trans resilience in New Haven. Trans Day of Remembrance is observed annually as a day to mourn the loss of the beautiful trans lives stolen from us too soon. The TDoR rally is an opportunity to grieve, speak out and come together to defend our community. Bring your stories and your loved ones, hear some great speakers and share your own words.

    After the rally, we will march to the New Haven Pride Center to continue our event indoors. We will be serving pizza, providing information on trans resources in Connecticut, making art together, doing a clothing swap and much more!

    If you are interested in helping making signs for this event or bringing clothes to donate for the swap, check out this event earlier in the week: https://www.facebook.com/events/188076535084564/

    Current endorsers:
    - New Haven Pride Center
    - Party for Socialism & Liberation
    - Trans Lifeline
    - People's Congress of Resistance
    - Trans @ Yale
    - GLSEN CT
    - Yale Office of LGBTQ Resources

    Speakers & endorsers WANTED! If your organization would like to co-sponsor New Haven's TDOR, reach out to ct@pslweb.org or nhglcc@gmail.com.

    Rally location and Pride Center are wheelchair accessible.
    Pride Center bathrooms are gender neutral.
    Both parts of the event are free and open to anyone!

  • Monday, November 20, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 50 rsvps

    New Haven Trans Day of Remembrance: Rally & Gathering

    New Haven Trans Day of Remembrance
    -Rally at Elm St. courthouse (Church & Elm) @ 5pm
    -March @ 6pm to New Haven Pride Center (84 Orange St) for community gathering, food & resource exchange

    Join together to remember lives lost and celebrate trans resilience in New Haven. Trans Day of Remembrance is observed annually as a day to mourn the loss of the beautiful trans lives stolen from us too soon. The TDoR rally is an opportunity to grieve, speak out and come together to defend our community. Bring your stories and your loved ones, hear some great speakers and share your own words.

    After the rally, we will march to the New Haven Pride Center to continue our event indoors. We will be serving pizza, providing information on trans resources in Connecticut, making art together, doing a clothing swap and much more!

    If you are interested in helping making signs for this event or bringing clothes to donate for the swap, check out this event earlier in the week: https://www.facebook.com/events/188076535084564/

    Current endorsers:
    - New Haven Pride Center
    - Party for Socialism & Liberation
    - Trans Lifeline
    - People's Congress of Resistance
    - Trans @ Yale

    Speakers & endorsers WANTED! If your organization would like to co-sponsor New Haven's TDOR, reach out to ct@pslweb.org or nhglcc@gmail.com.

    Rally location and Pride Center are wheelchair accessible.
    Pride Center bathrooms are gender neutral.
    Both parts of the event are free and open to anyone!

  • Friday, November 24, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Justice Center en el Barrio in New York, NY

    NYC Liberation Mic: Stop Racist Rezoning! Defend Harlem!

    Liberation Mic: Stop Racist Rezoning! Defend Harlem! 

    Come express yourself. Share your ideas. Sing, Dance, engage in Spoken Word. Bring your talents! This is a place of individual creativity and collective empowerment.

    This month's Liberation Mic we use our art to bring amplify our voice in the struggle against the attempt at rezoning of El Barrio and the displacement and ultimately gentrification we see in Harlem . We demand 100% affordable safe housing and an end to displacement. For centuries the ruling class has tried to ignore the voice of oppressed people, but our voices will be heard!

    They will never succeed at trying to silence us. Liberation Mic is a time to project our unity and our unbreakable connection to previous generations of struggle. Every day presents a fresh start for a revolutionary beginning! Join us for some local talent and community building!

  • Monday, December 04, 2017 at 01:00 PM · 7 rsvps
    Pack Memorial Library in Asheville, NC

    Asheville: Marxist Economics 101 Profits – The Unpaid Wages Of The Working-Class!

    During this workshop we will answer the following questions, and many others:

    • How does your boss make their profit? 
    • What creates value? 
    • What is a commodity? 
    • Why do we have currency and trade? 
    • Are the unemployed and unable to work part of the working-class?

    Marxists believe that the laboring masses make society run, so that means that we CAN and should control the government. We pay the bills of our bosses and employers, NOT the other way around. 

    Without the working-class the service industry would shut down because of there being no one to cook, prep, serve, re-stock, or sell the products. We are a necessary part of the machine, but are the owners?

    Free Food and Free Winter Wear will be provided.

    Location: Pack Memorial Library,
    Downstairs in the activity room.
    When: Monday December 4th, from 1-3pm

    Contact us: Asheville@PSLweb.org (828)365-8163

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