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  • Can The Police Be Reformed? August 22, 2016
    Can The Police Be Reformed? Sarah Levy Racism & Civil Rights This a recording of the presentation given at a meeting in August 2016 hosted by the Portland ISO.
    jkurinsky
  • A People's Art History of the U.S. August 17, 2016
    A People's Art History of the U.S. Sarah Rougeau Sarah Levy Socialism 2016 Art & Culture Is there room for art in our movements? Is there room for movements in art? This talk will explore the history of the intersection of art and movements, as well as artists and activists, throughout the United States since […]
    johnsnowden
  • Identity Politics, Intersectionality, and Class August 17, 2016
    Identity Politics, Intersectionality, and Class Megan Behrent Socialism 2016 Socialism & Marxism
    johnsnowden
  • The Changing Working Class: Do Workers Still Have Power? August 17, 2016
    The Changing Working Class Do Workers Still Have Power? Claire Douglas Kyle Brown Socialism 2016 Socialism & Marxism Worker's power and class struggle in the U.S. are widely considered a thing of the past, swept away by the ruling class's quite successful Neoliberal project. In our talk, we will lay out a different analysis of […]
    johnsnowden
  • Political Revolution and Social Revolution: What's the Difference? August 17, 2016
    Political Revolution and Social Revolution What's the Difference? Paul D'Amato Socialism 2016 Socialism & Marxism Bernie Sanders has said that he wants to ignite a “political revolution.” But what is a political revolution? In the Marxist tradition, it usually refers to the popular toppling of a government, but without any change in the economic and […]
    johnsnowden
  • Europe in Revolt: Mapping the New European Left August 17, 2016
    Europe in Revolt Mapping the New European Left Bhaskar Sunkara Catarina Principe Todd Chretien Socialism 2016 International Since the 2015 victory of the Syriza government in Greece, the rise of a new European radical left has shown the promise and the challenges of confronting austerity. read more
    johnsnowden
  • Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement August 16, 2016
    Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement Barbara Ransby Socialism 2016 Racism & Civil Rights
    johnsnowden
  • To the Masses: Lenin and Clara Zetkin's Battle in the Comintern August 16, 2016
    To the Masses Lenin and Clara Zetkin's Battle in the Comintern John Riddell Mike Taber Jen Roesch Socialism 2016 History What leadership lessons we can learn from Lenin at the Third Comintern Congress.
    johnsnowden
  • Black Politics After Obama August 16, 2016
    Black Politics After Obama Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Donna Murch Lester Spence Barbara Ransby Socialism 2016 Racism & Civil Rights A discussion on the struggle for black lives and black politics in the past, the present and into the future in America.
    johnsnowden
  • The Revolutionary Internationalism of Ricardo Flores-Magón August 15, 2016
    The Revolutionary Internationalism of Ricardo Flores-Magón Justin Akers Chacón Socialism 2016 International During the period of the Mexican Revolution, Ricardo Flores Magón and the Mexican Liberal Party built the first significant cross-border organization dedicated to international solidarity and anti-capitalism. Magonismo also became the foundation for radical politics for Mexican and Chicano working class movements in […]
    johnsnowden
  • Empire Without Colonies?: The Emergence of the U.S. as a World Power August 15, 2016
    Empire Without Colonies? The Emergence of the U.S. as a World Power Akunna Eneh Alessandro Tinonga Socialism 2016 U.S. Politics Whereas the French, British, and other empires involved seizing vast swathes of the world's territories--and peoples--as colonies, the United States became an imperial power in a different era and in slightly different ways. This talk […]
    johnsnowden
  • Marx's Theory of Crisis August 15, 2016
    Marx's Theory of Crisis Jesse Zarley Socialism 2016 Socialism & Marxism One of capitalism's most fundamental characteristics is its frequent descent into crisis. Nevertheless, crisis alone has not ended capitalism. In fact, the global 1% consistently resolves crisis on the backs of working people. This talk explores Marxist explanations of capitalist crises in order to […]
    johnsnowden
  • What Do Socialists Say About Class? August 15, 2016
    What Do Socialists Say About Class? Leela Yellesetty Socialism 2016 Socialism & Marxism From Occupy Wall Street to Bernie Sanders, class inequality has returned to the forefront of popular consciousness after decades of pretending everyone is “middle class.” How do socialists define class and why do we place so much emphasis on it? How does […]
    johnsnowden
  • Rank-and-File Trade Unionism August 15, 2016
    Rank-and-File Trade Unionism Dennis Kosuth Socialism 2016 Labor & Unions The presentation will explain why socialists see rank and file workplace militancy as not only the most effective trade union politics, but as integral to the long term goal of fundamental transformation of society. read more
    johnsnowden
  • Slave Rebellions from Stono to Nat Turner August 10, 2016
    Slave Rebellions from Stono to Nat Turner David Whitehouse Socialism 2016 Racism & Civil Rights From the earliest years of enslavement in North America, Africans fought back and also debated the best ways to resist. This talk will focus on the most militant form of resistance -- collective revolt -- including the course and consequences […]
    johnsnowden
  • Marxism, Determination, and Freedom August 10, 2016
    Marxism, Determination, and Freedom Bill Keach Socialism 2016 Socialism & Marxism Marx devoted his writing and his life as a revolutionary to the liberation of humanity from the oppression and exploitation of capitalism--to creating a society "in which the free development of each is the condition of the free development of all." At the same […]
    johnsnowden
  • The "Work" of Life: Bread, Liberation, and Social Reproduction August 10, 2016
    The "Work" of Life Bread, Liberation, and Social Reproduction Tithi Bhattacharya Socialism 2016 Women
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  • Brazil at the Precipice: Crisis and Resistance in the Global South August 10, 2016
    Brazil at the Precipice Crisis and Resistance in the Global South Sean Purdy Socialism 2016 International This talk outlines the rise and fall of the left neoliberalism of the Workers' Party in Brazil, the current political crisis, and the prospects for resistance. Suggested Readings: “Crisis in Brazil” by Perry Anderson (London Review of Books, April […]
    johnsnowden
  • The Flight of the Nez Perce August 9, 2016
    The Flight of the Nez Perce Sasha Scott Socialism 2016 History After the Civil War, U.S. policy was to force all Indians to live on reservations. In 1877, a group of Nez Perce Indians attempted to escape to Canada, fighting off hundreds of American troops over a 1,500-mile chase through Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana, besting […]
    johnsnowden
  • 1917 | How the Bolsheviks Came to Power August 9, 2016
    1917 | How the Bolsheviks Came to Power Alpana Mehta Socialism 2016 History The October revolution in Russia in 1917 saw the successful taking of power by the Russian working class, led by the Bolshevik Party. Workers were in power and ran society. What make this revolution unique from all other revolutions of the 20th […]
    johnsnowden

Contact us or come to a meeting!

We are the Burlington, VT branch of the International Socialist Organization. We meet most Thursday nights. See our calendar for specifics or contact vermontiso@gmail.com or 802-490-3875.