Events

  • Monday, September 24, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Hooked on Colfax in Denver, CO

    Denver Study Group: The Struggle for Women's Healthcare

    Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation as we read and discuss the fourth issue of the socialist feminist magazine, “Breaking The Chains: A Socialist Perspective on Women’s Liberation”. The theme of this issue is More than Survival: The Struggle for Women’s Healthcare.

    Capitalism makes us sick. It keeps us sick. It profits from us being sick. Health care in the United States, as in any capitalist system, is commodified. Every aspect of health care — from sickness and health to medicines and doctor’s visits to insurance and research — is constructed around generating huge profits for a tiny group of bankers and CEOs. Women’s bodies are controlled. For all people who identify as women, their bodies are restricted by the lack of health care rights in the United States.

    But what is the solution? Join us as we read and discuss the many stories of people fighting for reproductive health care, transgender health care, health care for women of color. We will also discuss what healthcare in an alternative society, a socialist society would look like.

    No reading is required ahead of time to participate. We will provide copies of the reading.

    We will be located in the basement "green" room of Hooked on Colfax. Stairs are in the back and on the left side of the cafe.

  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Poor Richard's Downtown in Colorado Springs, CO

    CO Springs Study Group: The Struggle for Women's Healthcare

    Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation Tuesday the 25th as we read and discuss the fourth issue of the socialist feminist magazine, “Breaking The Chains: A Socialist Perspective on Women’s Liberation”. The theme of this issue is More than Survival: The Struggle for Women’s Healthcare.

    Capitalism makes us sick. It keeps us sick. It profits from us being sick. Health care in the United States, as in any capitalist system, is commodified. Every aspect of health care — from sickness and health to medicines and doctor’s visits to insurance and research — is constructed around generating huge profits for a tiny group of bankers and CEOs. Women’s bodies are controlled. For all people who identify as women, their bodies are restricted by the lack of health care rights in the United States.

    But what is the solution? Join us as we read and discuss the many stories of people fighting for reproductive health care, transgender health care, health care for women of color. We will also discuss what healthcare in an alternative society, a socialist society would look like.

    No reading is required ahead of time to participate. We will provide copies of the reading.

    We will be located in the upstairs meeting room of Poor Richards. Go through the restaurant and out the back door on the left. Go up the outside stairs, and we are in the room straight down the hallway from the door.

  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 08:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    W.E.B. DuBois Library in Amherst, MA

    Amherst Forum: Why We Need Socialism

    Get involved in the movement for revolutionary change and meet organizers with the Party for Socialism and Liberation in Western Massachusetts!

    Stop by W.E.B. DuBois Library, Room H at UMass Amherst between 8-10pm to learn about revolutionary socialism, the PSL, and how you can get involved with our work!

    Snacks will be provided.

  • Friday, September 28, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Justice Center en el Barrio in New York, NY

    NYC Liberation Mic: Out of the Darkness - Healing With Community

    Liberation Mic: Out of the Darkness and into Liberation

    Across the United States the suicide rates continue to grow at alarming rates. Today, suicide is the 10th leading causing of death in America with one suicide being committed every 12 minutes. With the plummeting standards of living, changes in environmental conditions and lack of access to affordable healthcare, more and more people are becoming physically and mentally ill.


    Rather than adequately responding to environmental disasters, the government's response is to safeguard the wealth of corporations. Following Hurricane Maria, the government resources were used to rapidly stabilize tourism on the island, and the federal government failed to provide the Puerto Rican people the support need to get back on their feet. The impact of Hurricane Maria goes beyond the damage to the island. The Puerto Rican Department of Health announced that, following 2017's natural disasters, suicides spiked by 30%.


    The United States government’s has failed to address the growing suicide rates as a national crisis and provide free quality healthcare to all. Instead the government stands by the big developers and insurance and pharmaceutical companies that profit from the sick.


    We say enough is enough! In the revolutionary spirit of "El Grito de Lares," we dedicate this Liberation Mic to speak out against the oppression our people experience. Suicide is a real issue impacting our community, and we need to be able to talk about it and share our experiences.


    Join us at Liberation Mic as we use our voices in a safe space at the Justice Center to explore this topic and learn different ways we can combat this epidemic. Bring your spoken word, songs, dance and let's gather for a time of artistic healing.

  • Friday, September 28, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Park Hill UCC in Denver, CO

    Denver Liberation Flix: The Trials Of Muhammad Ali

    Before Kaepernick took a knee, Ali took a plea. In 1971, Muhammad Ali was sentenced to 5 years in prison for refusing to fight in Vietnam on moral grounds. Ali's story resonates far beyond the boxing ring, striking issues of race, solidarity, and the role of athletes in public life. Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a free film screening of The Trials of Muhammad Ali, followed by a brief discussion period and conversation about Ali's inspiring example in the struggle against imperialism and racism.

    Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Child care available upon request.

  • Friday, September 28, 2018 at 07:00 PM

    LA Forum - Eyewitness: Socialist Cuba

    For many decades, the United States government has made visiting Cuba difficult with varying levels of restrictions on travel and trade through its continued blockade on the sovereign island nation. For this reason, many unfounded rumors and exaggerations about this country persist throughout the United States today. But what is life in Cuba really like? What is life like under socialism? What do people in Cuba really think about their country?

    Join us for a presentation from PSL members who recently returned from a delegation to Cuba. Learn about their experience of speaking with actual Cuban people about agriculture, education, art, culture, politics, jobs, healthcare, and so much more. We’ll be showing pictures, telling stories, and dispelling some common misconceptions.

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

  • Friday, September 28, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    PSL Office in San Francisco, CA

    SF Forum - Eyewitness Colombia: Elections, Peace Accords & U.S. Imperialism

    On June 17, right-wing candidate Ivan Duque won the presidency over leftist candidate Gustavo Petro in what were the first presidential elections since the 2016 peace deal was struck with the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the government. The two candidates, representing opposite poles in Colombia’s political spectrum, declared contrasting positions on economic development, the peace process and national security. However, the one pivotal difference is that Duque, the president-elect, seeks to throw out the current peace deal between the government and former FARC members in favor of a new, less amicable one – which could involve former members of the group being jailed.

    Meanwhile, the U.S. government has continuously pressured the Colombian government to conduct forced eradication programs and violate Section 4 of the Peace Accords, which works to minimize coca production via voluntary substitution programs. These forced eradication programs instruct military officers to go into farmers’ homes, terrorize them and destroy all of their crops, such as the 2017 massacre in Tumaco, which was not a random act, but instead an extension of the forced eradication programs that the U.S. is promoting.

    Join us for an eyewitness report on the elections process, what is at stake as Peace Accords need to survive during a crucial time where social and economic reform are needed, and the role U.S. imperialism played in the decision of the Colombian elections.

    $3-10 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.
    Refreshments provided. Wheelchair accessible.


    Viernes, 28 de sept., 7pm
    2969 Calle Misión, SF

    Primero Mano Sobre Colombia:
    Las Elecciones, los Acuerdos de Paz y el Imperialismo Estadounidense

    El 17 de junio, el candidato de derecha Ivan Duque ganó la presidencia tras vencer al candidato de izquierda Gustavo Petro en las primeras elecciones presidenciales desde que se firmara el acuerdo de paz en el 2016 entre las antiguas Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) y el gobierno. Los dos candidatos, quienes representan a polos opuestos en el espectro político de Colombia, presentaron programas opuestos en cuanto al desarrollo económico, el proceso de paz y la seguridad nacional. Sin embargo, la única diferencia fundamental es que Duque, el presidente electo, está intentando desechar el acuerdo actual de paz firmado entre el gobierno y los ex miembros de las FARC a cambio de uno menos amistoso—uno que podría terminar con los ex miembros del grupo tras las rejas.

    Mientras tanto, el gobierno de EE.UU. ha presionado continuamente al gobierno colombiano para llevar a cabo programas de erradicación forzada que violen la Sección 4 de los Acuerdos Paz, la cual busca disminuir la producción de coca mediante programas de sustitución voluntaria. En estos programas de erradicación forzada los militares podrían entrar a los hogares de los agricultores para aterrorizarlos y destruir todos sus cultivos, como sucedió durante la masacre de 2017 en Tumaco. Esto no sucedió al azar; fue parte de los programas de erradicación forzada que los EE.UU. está promoviendo.

    Acompáñenos para un informe de primero mano sobre el proceso electoral, de lo que está en juego ya que los Acuerdos de Paz necesitan sobrevivir en un momento decisivo en el que se necesita una reforma social y económica y el papel que jugó el imperialismo estadounidense en el resultado de las elecciones colombianas.

    Se solicita una donación de $3 a $10. Todos son bienvenidos con o sin fondos.
    Habrán antojitos. Acceso para silla de ruedas.

     

  • Sunday, October 07, 2018 at 02:00 PM
    Justice Center en el Barrio in New York, NY

    NYC Liberation School | How Change Happens: From Here to Revolution

    Liberation School | How Change Happens: From Here to Revolution

    Working class struggles and struggles of oppressed people have long been sanitized to conform to the viewpoint of the super-rich, or ignored altogether.

    What is our TRUE history? How do progressive movements begin? What came before? How did social movements make what once seemed impossible look inevitable?

    From union struggles to better working conditions, to Civil Rights, to women’s rights to LGBTQ rights - we will look at how gains were REALLY made. We will examine some of the early struggles that ignited what followed.

    The struggles of the past contain important keys to our present and future work. We study the past, not as sterile acedemics, but as fighters learning the lessons of our true history - lessons paid for by the blood and sweat of past working class heroes.

    Join with the Party for Socialism & Liberation to learn, make comments, ask questions, and enrich the class with your participation!

  • Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Audre Lorde Project in New York, NY

    New York Housing Fightback: Tools for Resistance

    As the parasitic capitalist class continues its relentless assault on the basic human right to housing in the name of “development”, working class people are facing the ill effects of gentrification, displacement, and homeless. Landlords hold thousands of vacant units across swaths of land in order to cause artificial price inflation while people are sleeping on the streets facing the dangers of the elements and the police. Politicians and real estate tycoons have closed door meetings where they draw up rezoning plans to sell our communities out to the highest bidder. But when we know our rights, our communities, and our power, we CAN fight back!

    Join us to hear from housing lawyers, advocates, community organizers, and tenants who will share strategies to organize and fight for quality affordable housing for all. We will also continue to discuss our socialist orientation on gentrification, capital, the role of the state, and tactics for long term resistance.

    HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT

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