Topics will include ...
1. What is Imperialism and what is its relationship to U.S. foreign policy?
2. What exactly is the Trump administration's foreign policy and what impact does/will it have on the peace and stability of the planet?
3. Why is the U.S. attacking Venezuela while it has supposedly sought peace with North Korea?
4. Why are Russia and China now the enemy? Why is Europe in turmoil with Brexit and the continued rise of white supremacy?
5. Why is understanding the international situation of vital importance to workers and oppressed people?
Join us for this important educational! Reading material will be available at the class.
$2 to $5 donation requested. No one turned away for lack of funds!
Since 2002, thousands of US law enforcement officials have trained with israeli military forces in the context of the "War on Terror," learning about israeli methods and technologies of surveillance, racial profiling, and suppression of protest.
As Black Lives Matter and other social movements seek accountability and an end to police violence, why are US police departments training with occupying israeli forces? how do we resist the militarization of police and the criminalization of citizens and immigrants?
Join us for a conversation about how the occupation of Palestine comes home to Columbia with investigative researcher and director of Researching the American-Israeli Alliance (RAIA) -- Eran Efrati
In the midst of the most recent attempt by the United States to overthrow the democratically elected government of Venezuela, the Party for Socialism and Liberation Brooklyn, presents a timely free screening of the 2003 documentary The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, a film detailing the 2002 failed coup attempt against Hugo Chavez in real time. The result is an expose of imperialist entitlement and a testament to the people's revolutionary will.
Join us on Thursday, March 28th, 7pm at 85 South Oxford St, basement floor- as we watch this story unfold and learn from an all-too-relevant history of the fight back struggle in Venezuela. Following the screening, stay for a discussion on our solidarity work here in building an anti imperialist struggle in Brooklyn!
This will be a potluck style event- so bring a snack, beverage or dish if you can- we'll have the popcorn!
Work is enormously powerful and something we do every single day. Under capitalism, we must work to survive and that work can be stultifying, overwhelming and even painful. It can also be a source of pride.
As women, we know about hard work. We work hard at our jobs and then work even harder to keep our homes organized and care for our children and elders. This "second shift" is not recognized by the capitalist system. In fact, this form of "women's work"is devalued.
Join us as we study the latest issue of Breaking the Chains, "Working to Survive, Struggling for Dignity" and explore the relationship between work and women in the capitalist society.
The ideas of an age are the ideas of its ruling class. Every day the media spins a story, a story shaped by the profit motive and capitalist politics. Sit down with activists, students and workers and read between the headlines to apply working class and socialist analysis about the events happening right here and right now that are affecting our lives. Collectively, we will investigate and discuss the biggest media topics of the day, but from a revolutionary perspective, not the one handed to us by the corporate media.
$3-10 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Refreshments provided. Wheelchair accessible.
Join the Party for Socialism & Liberation & Centro Corona for a self defense training to raise funds for the local community center Centro Corona. Cathy is a second degree black belt in ITF Taekwon-do. She has been leading self defense trainings for youth, women, and LGBTQ community for four years. Her classes covers physical body conditioning, basics defense skills, meditation and breathing techniques!
Cathy es un cinturón negro de segundo grado en ITF Taekwon-do. Ella ha liderado capacitaciones de autodefensa para jóvenes, mujeres y la comunidad LGBTQ durante cuatro años. Sus clases cubren el acondicionamiento físico, habilidades básicas de defensa, meditación y técnicas de respiración.
How do revolutionary feminists define work, understand work, and relate work to structures of oppression in capitalist society?
Women work hard. We know that. But what does it really mean to work as women in capitalist society? Our class has nothing to sell but it’s labor power, and the value the capitalists extract is a driving force in society. This defines our relationship to work. We must work to survive under conditions of exploitation to benefit the drive for capitalist profit. The contradictions inherent to capitalism and the historical oppression of women in class society combine to define a particular experience of work.
Join the Pittsburgh branch of the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a study group of our most recent issue of socialist feminist magazine Breaking the Chains, which explores the relationship between work and women under capitalism, and how we relate that to our struggle to liberate ourselves from the oppressive mantle of capitalist society.
This issue, entitled "Working to Survive, Struggling for Dignity" includes:
-A social reproduction theoretical framework for organizing
-A Marxist analysis of nonprofit workers in capitalist America
-An interview with domestic worker Sweetie Mae
... and much more!
Issues of the magazine will be available for use and for sale at this event--you do not have to have read it beforehand. No knowledge of socialism or Marxism is necessary to attend--we make sure our discussion is accessible to everyone.
A woman's place is in the struggle!
Women's and LGBTQ liberation now!
Unite to smash patriarchy and bigotry!
Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a forum at the Philadelphia Liberation Center about two important fronts in the fight against imperialism in Latin America! Presentations include an eyewitness report from Gloria La Riva, who spent a month in Venezuela reporting on the ongoing U.S.-orchestrated coup attempt.
The Trump administration is attempting to install U.S. puppet Juan Guaido as president of Venezuela, despite the fact that he did not even run in the May elections and therefore received no votes. The U.S. government is seeking to overthrow the elected president Nicolas Maduro, who leads a process of change called the Bolivarian Revolution that is moving the country towards socialism. Guaido is leader of the far-right “Popular Will” party, a party which has little support from Venezuelans, apart from a wealthy and reactionary minority.
Meanwhile, Puerto Rico continues to suffer as a result of U.S. colonialism and exploitation. In 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Thousands died or suffered injuries and many more were displaced from their homes. Puerto Rico was colonized for hundreds of years by the Spanish and remains under the colonial rule of the United States today. Although Puerto Ricans are technically citizens of the United States, the Trump administration's racist neglect of the island led to thousands more deaths and lasting devastation to the Puerto Rico's infrastructure.
Join us as we discuss these events and hear eyewitness reports from both Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Admission is free, and donations are always welcomed.
Gloria La Riva: National Coordinator of the Venezuela Solidarity Committee and 2016 Party for Socialism and Liberation presidential candidate
Israel Moreno, Journalist and activist based in Kensington
Johnny Irizarry, Professor and Director of the Center for Hispanic Excellence at the University of Pennsylvania
Angel Nalubega, Philadelphia branch of the Party for Socialism and Liberation
In the midst of the most recent attempt by the United States to overthrow the democratically elected government of Venezuela, the Justice Center presents a free screening of the 2003 documentary "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," a film detailing in real time the 2002 failed coup attempt against Hugo Chavez.
The Bolivarian Revolution, which began in 1999 and continues today, saw the Venezuelan people say no to neoliberal capitalism and imperialism and fight for their liberation from the clutches of colonial oppression. Not long after, the United States, in its capacity as the center of the modern capitalist empire, decided to retaliate by attempting to overthrow the revolution's chosen leader, President Hugo Chavez.
Irish filmmakers Kim Bartley and Donnacha Ó Briain were in the country at the time, and took the opportunity to document what they saw. The result is an expose of imperialist entitlement and a testament to the people's revolutionary will.
Come out to the San Diego Justice Center for a screening of 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised'. This important documentary tracks the events leading up to the 2002 coup in Venezuela, in which socialist President Hugo Chavez was temporarily removed from office for 48 hours. The documentary focuses on the role the private media played in the coup.
We will have a brief discussion after the film screening.
Strong content warning for graphic images of blood, firearms, and other violence.