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  • U.S. Imperialism under Trump July 12, 2018
    U.S. Imperialism under Trump Joel Geier Socialism 2018 War & Antiwar China, Iran, North Korea- sanctions, tariffs,protectionism, economic warfare,- Trump lunacy or are there more profound objective conditions creating these daily crisis , with their threat of new wars. The new phase of imperialim which we wil discuss will determine the political fate of the […]
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  • China From Colonial Subject to World Power July 12, 2018
    China From Colonial Subject to World Power Dennis Kosuth Socialism 2018 International Relations between the governments of China and the United States have become more tense this past year with an impending trade war and a nuclear armed North Korea. What has been the impact of China’s rise as a world power? read more
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  • Puerto Rico in the American Century July 12, 2018
    Puerto Rico in the American Century Rafael Bernabe Socialism 2018 International
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  • Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment July 12, 2018
    Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Socialism 2018 U.S. Politics Killing, looting burning villages and fields, raping, and terrorizing Indigenous communities were traditions in each of the colonies long before the Constitutional Convention. “Militias,” as in government-controlled units, were institutionalized by Article I, Section 8, Clause 15 of the U.S. Constitution, […]
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  • Marxism, Colonialism, and Revolution July 12, 2018
    Marxism, Colonialism, and Revolution Pranav Jani Socialism 2018 Socialism & Marxism Colonialism, settler colonialism, and the African slave trade are all intertwined with the rise and development of capitalism. But how exactly are they intertwined, and does this mean for Marxist concepts of bourgeois revolution? This talk will offer a broad history, and get into […]
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  • The Future of the Socialist Left July 12, 2018
    The Future of the Socialist Left Ella Mahony Jen Roesch Jason Farbman Socialism 2018 Socialism & Marxism For a left so small, we hardly know each other. Ella Mahony (Democratic Socialists of America) and Jen Roesch (International Socialist Organization) talk to each other about their organizations’ work, and the opportunities for socialists today.
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  • Artists Against War July 12, 2018
    Artists Against War Annie Zirin Socialism 2018 Art & Culture Capitalism is the cause of devastating wars for profit and power, wars that traumatize, displace, and kill millions of people every year around the glove. But powerful movements have also arisen time and again to confront war, and there have always been anti war artists […]
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  • Capitalism and the Gender Binary July 12, 2018
    Capitalism and the Gender Binary Lichi D'Amelio Socialism 2018 Labor & Unions
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  • The Struggle Against Disaster Capitalism in Puerto Rico: After the Storm July 12, 2018
    The Struggle Against Disaster Capitalism in Puerto Rico After the Storm Monique Dols Mercedes Martínez Stephanie Nieves-Rios Socialism 2018 International The unnatural disaster of Hurricane Maria fundamentally changed the fabric of Puerto Rico for some time to come. Still to this day the electrical system is in tatters and thousands are without electricity. The health […]
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  • Prelude to Revolution: May '68 in France July 12, 2018
    Prelude to Revolution: May '68 in France Sherry Wolf Socialism 2018 History An explosion of student struggle in France May 1968 led to 10 million workers joining the largest general strike and factory occupation in history till then. For the first time in decades, the working class in a modern industrial country showed it could […]
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  • What Do Socialists Say About White Privilege? July 12, 2018
    What Do Socialists Say About White Privilege? Khury Petersen-Smith brian bean Socialism 2018 Racism & Civil Rights The questions of understanding and fighting racism, and Black liberation, are central ones for socialists in the US. At the moment, there is a set of conversations on the left about how socialists understand white privilege, and they […]
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  • Lenin's State and Revolution July 12, 2018
    Lenin's State and Revolution Camila Quarta Socialism 2018 Socialism & Marxism Vladimir Lenin was hiding from the police during the 1917 Russian Revolution while he finished State and Revolution. Lenin’s most widely read—and most misunderstood—book, it describes the role of the state under capitalism and its function in the monstrous oppression of working and oppressed […]
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  • Poverty, Pain, and Pill Mills: Social Crisis and America’s Opioid Epidemic July 12, 2018
    Poverty, Pain, and Pill Mills Social Crisis and America’s Opioid Epidemic Nicole Colson Socialism 2018 U.S. Politics The opioid epidemic is ravaging large swathes of America—from once-thriving Rust Belt communities to inner cities. So many lives have been lost to this crisis that annual opioid deaths in the U.S. now outnumber deaths due to breast […]
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  • Ida B. Wells and the Crusade Against Lynching July 12, 2018
    Ida B. Wells and the Crusade Against Lynching Natalia Tylim Socialism 2018 History Ida B. Wells dedicated her life to organizing against the new forms of racist reaction that arose in the aftermath of the United States Civil War. She is best known for her journalism and activism which helped expose the terrorism of lynchings […]
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  • James Connolly at 150: A Socialist Rebel for Today July 12, 2018
    James Connolly at 150 A Socialist Rebel for Today Shaun Harkin Socialism 2018 History James Connolly pioneered the building of the socialist movement in Ireland, was a leader of the 1913 Dublin Lockout and a key figure in the 1916 Irish Rebellion. He made an immense contribution to Irish politics and his influence continues to […]
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  • The Kurdish Question and the Syrian Revolution July 12, 2018
    The Kurdish Question and the Syrian Revolution Joseph Daher Socialism 2018 International The Kurds are a people of 28-35 million without a nation. Divided between Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Iran, Kurds have been used by authoritarian regimes and imperialist actors to serve their interests before being sacrificed when these interests changed. read more
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  • The Global Struggle Against the War on Women July 12, 2018
    The Global Struggle Against the War on Women Deepa Kumar Sarah Jaffe Josie Chávez Gloría Trogo Natalia Tylim Socialism 2018 Women From the #MeToo movement in the U.S. to the fight for abortion rights in Argentina and Ireland, women across the globe are taking to the streets to fight for their rights to bodily autonomy […]
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  • From Great Recession to the Trump Boom: Ten Years after the Crash of 2008 July 12, 2018
    From Great Recession to the Trump Boom Ten Years after the Crash of 2008 Lee Sustar Socialism 2018 Economics
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  • Radicals in the Barrio: How Mexican Labor Radicalism Shaped U.S. History July 12, 2018
    Radicals in the Barrio How Mexican Labor Radicalism Shaped U.S. History Justin Akers Chacón Socialism 2018 LGBT This talk will be a historical summary and overview of the main points of the forthcoming Haymarket book "Radicals in the Barrio". It will touch on how Mexican and Mexican-American radicals helped organize workers within the barrios of […]
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  • Can Technology Solve the Climate Crisis?: Reform or Revolution July 12, 2018
    Can Technology Solve the Climate Crisis? Reform or Revolution Sasha Scott Lindsay Caesar Socialism 2018 Environment Humans, during their expansion across the planet, have burned countless tons of coal, oil, and gas, and destroyed billions of acres of forest. This industrialization of the world has led to increased levels of CO2 being pumped into the […]
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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.