Events

  • Friday, October 20, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 10 rsvps
    encuentro 5 in Boston, MA

    Boston: Puerto Rico & Colonialism / Russian Revolution 100 years later

    Ravaged by a capitalist-imposed debt crisis, U.S. colonial domination, and now a Category 5 hurricane, Puerto Rico is on the very front lines in the international crisis created by capitalism.

    Right now, the entire island is without electricity, and it will take up to 4-6 months to restore power in many areas. Cell phones are useless, most of the water is undrinkable, and roads are blocked with debris.

    Last year, the U.S. Congress passed the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act. This thinly veiled act of old school colonial rule created a fiscal control board to manage Puerto Rico’s budget, laws, and finances without being accountable to the island’s government. This board imposed on Puerto Rico is managing payment of the $72 billion debt. 

    Come and hear from a local Puerto Rican activist Cassandra Lopez Fradera on the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico as well as her experience being displaced and being a child of the diaspora.

    100 years ago, the victory of the Bolsheviks marked the first time in human history where workers and peasants took and held power in society. This was the first time where a country was not governed to protect a tiny elite of oppressors, but instead, the broad masses of people. 

    There are many lessons to be learned from the Russian Revolution if 1917 and the society that these revolutionaries created. 

    How did the people of Russia achieve such victory, given the conditions they were faced with? How did the Bolsheviks win broad support, and what we’re the successes and failures endured along the way? How did they handle key questions of society after taking power such as nationalities, gender, war, etc? And most importantly, what can we learn from the last 100 years as we continue the fight for liberation here in the United States? 

    Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a Liberation Forum on the Russian Revolution Friday October 20th!

    Bathrooms at encuentro5 are gender neutral.

    Encuentro5 is not wheelchair accessible.

    If you need childcare please let us know ahead of time.

  • Friday, October 20, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 5 rsvps

    San Francisco: The people fight back against Trump's budget attacks!

    Trump advertises the budget he submitted to Congress as a plan to “put Americans to work.” In reality, this budget is a take back from the poor and working people. How exactly does the Trump budget achieve its real goal of handing a gift to the corporations and the super-rich? Hear a detailed report on the Trump budget. Meanwhile, although Trump and Congressional Republicans have so far failed to end the Affordable Care Act, they have pledged to continue trying. 

    Hear a talk about the upcoming round of attacks on “Obamacare” and why universal healthcare is the only real solution to our healthcare crisis. Join us for talks and discussion on the revolutionary alternative to the Trump program.

    2969 Mission St. near 26th St., SF

    24th St. BART/#49, 14 MUNI • Wheelchair accessible.

     

     

    EL PRESUPUESTO DE TRUMP ES UN ATAQUE A LOS TRABAJADORES
    El pueblo se defiende
    El presidente Trump promueve su presupuesto sometido al congreso como un plan para “poner a los estadounidenses a trabajar.” En realidad, el presupuesto representa una pérdida para los pobres y para la gente trabajadora. ¿De qué manera busca el presupuesto de Trump su fin de enriquecer a las corporaciones y a las personas extremadamente ricas?
    Escuche un reporte detallado sobre la próxima ronda de ataques contra “Obamacare” y sobre el por qué la atención médica universal es la única solución a nuestra crisis de atención sanitaria. Acompáñenos en presentaciones y discusión sobre las alternativas revolucionarias al programa de Trump.
    2969 Calle Mission, esquina de 26, SF
    Calle 24 BART/#49, 14 MUNI • Accesible para silla de rueda
  • Friday, October 20, 2017 at 07:30 PM · 57 rsvps

    LA: 1917-2017 - Lessons from the USSR 100 Years Later

    100 years ago, the victory of the Bolsheviks marked the first time in human history where workers and peasants took and held power in society. This was the first time where a country was not governed to protect a tiny elite of oppressors, but instead, the broad masses of people. 

    There are many lessons to be learned from the Russian Revolution if 1917 and the society that these revolutionaries created. 

    How did the people of Russia achieve such victory, given the conditions they were faced with? How did the Bolsheviks win broad support, and what we’re the successes and failures endured along the way? How did they handle key questions of society after taking power such as nationalities, gender, war, etc? And most importantly, what can we learn from the last 100 years as we continue the fight for liberation here in the United States? 

    Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a class series on the Russian Revolution every Friday in October!

    10/6 - The Russian Revolution & WWI
    10/13 - The True History of WWII
    10/20 - The Cold War & National Liberation 
    10/27 - Women’s Liberation in the Soviet Union

    Red and Purple line to Wilshire/Vermont. Limited parking on Westmoreland/8th.

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 04:00 PM · 9 rsvps
    Justice Center in Washington, DC

    DC Forum: Say NO! Trump Prepares for War Against Iran

    Donald Trump is deliberately increasing tensions with Iran. He is setting the country on the path of a new confrontation in the Middle East.

    The Democratic Party elites in Congress won't stop him. In fact, they have joined hands with Trump and the Republicans in attacking and threatening Iran. Both ruling-class parties have embraced the same imperialist goals to dominate Iran and the entire oil-rich Middle East.

    Unless we stop them, the Trump administration is setting the country on a collision course once again in the Middle East.

    Join the discussion. Learn how how you can join the anti-war movement and get involved.

  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM · 4 rsvps

    Pittsburgh: Class Struggle Cinema #4 - Tsar to Lenin

    Join PSL Pittsburgh in celebrating the legacy of the Bolshevik Revolution, the first revolution in history where poor and working class people took state power and created a government of, by and for the people!

    We will be screening Tsar to Lenin, a documentary about the Bolshevik Revolution. After the film, a short presentation that explores the continuing relevance of the Bolshevik Revolution in the 21st century followed by a Q&A session. 

    In the age of Trump and disaster capitalism, hope for revolution can seem dim. Films like Tsar to Lenin show us that revolutions are possible under the worst conditions imaginable. 

    Thousands upon thousands of people were involved in confronting tsarist autocracy, police repression and horrifying prison conditions. Ultimately, their struggles and sacrifices led to the creation of the world's first socialist state. 

    In a matter of decades, one of Europe's least developed economies became a leading world power through public ownership of the economy and central planning. The standard of living was raised for millions of people through mas literacy campaigns, an expansive public healthcare system and the construction of vast public housing blocks. 

    Though imperfect, the legacy of the Soviet Union remains an inspiration for poor, working and oppressed peoples around the world. The hope enshrined in the success of the Bolshevik Revolution lives on in the hearts and minds of millions of people around the world.

    This event is free and open to the public. Donations are gladly accepted.

  • Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    Justice Center en el Barrio in New York, NY

    NYC: Digital Security Training Against Immigration Enforcement

    Digital Security Against Immigration Enforcement

    The Justice Center en el Barrio is providing a hands on digital security training focusing on threat models that target immigrants. 

    We know the government is using a massive surveillance program, but what few people know is how these surveillance techniques are being used by law enforcement and ICE against marginalized people in the U.S. We need to educate our communities about these measures and how we can protect ourselves against them.

    We will be providing a hands on workshop, explaining 3 ways to protect yourselves from this threat. 

    *Spanish interpretation will be available.

    La ciber seguridad frente ICE y la policía

    El Centro de Justicia en El Barrio tendrá un entrenamiento para compartir las nuevas modalidades que el gobierno esta usando contra los inmigrantes. 

    Ya sabemos que emplean tácticas de espionaje masivo pero sabemos menos de como emplean estos métodos contra las personas mas marginadas de los EEUU. Tenemos que educar a nuestras comunidades acerca de estas medidas y como podemos protegernos. 

    Les invitamos a este taller, donde explicaremos 3 formas de protegerse contra esta amenaza. 

    *Tendremos interpretación al español.

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