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IYSSE Fall 2018
theoretical meeting series

There is growing interest in socialism. Millions of workers and young people, fed up with inequality, war and authoritarianism, are looking for a way to oppose capitalism. Many are asking the question: What is socialism?

This series of 5 classes held at campuses across the US will answer this question and explain how socialism can be achieved today.

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San Diego State University
All meetings held in the Presidential Suite, Aztec Student Union (3rd Floor)

  • “What is Socialism?”
    September 11th, 6:00pm
  • “Socialism and the Working Class”
    September 25th, 6:00pm
  • “Reform or Revolution: How Socialism will be Achieved”
    October 9th 6:00pm
  • “Trotskyism and the Fight Against Stalinism”
    October 23rd, 6:30pm
  • “Socialism of Today”
    November 6th, 6:00pm

Socialism and the class struggle in 2018

This year has seen initial expressions of the resurgence of class struggle internationally: a wave of teachers strikes, mass opposition among UPS workers, trikes by RyanAir pilots and industrial workers in Europe, and growing anger among auto workers, Amazon workers and other sections of the working class.

This movement is part of a broad radicalization and the growth of interests in socialism among workers and young people. There is, however, only a limited understanding of what socialism really means and how it can be obtained. As such, it is susceptible to being misguided and suppressed, as the capitalist ruling elites advance their plans for war and dictatorship.

The IYSSE fights not for mild reforms, which the ruling class will not tolerate, but revolution—the overthrow of capitalist property relations through the establishment of democratic control over the giant banks and corporations. We fight for the political mobilization of the working class, in opposition to the Democratic and Republican Parties, to take power and establish a workers’ government to reorganize the world, on the basis of social need, not private profit.

Join the IYSSE for a discussion on the significance of the reemerging class struggle and the fight for socialism in 2018.

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University of Illinois Chicago
Thursday, September 20th
Taft Hall 208
5:30 PM

The student debt crisis and the attack on education.

While 44 million students collectively owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt in the U.S., the US government has passed $1.5 trillion in tax cuts to the wealthy, and a $717 billion defense budget. In order to pay for this handout to the ruling class, and the cost of imperialist wars, massive cuts are being planned targeting the working-class. Some of the most draconian and vile administrative actions and budget proposals are targeting college students...

A political strategy to defend immigrant rights

The Trump administration is intensifying its brutal attack on immigrants: hundreds of undocumented immigrants have been apprehended in mass workplace raids, children are being separated from their parents, and thousands of undocumented youth enrolled in the DACA program are being used as a bargaining chip for funding to build a wall along the US Southern border with Mexico. The Democratic Party has done nothing to oppose these policies and has, in fact, paved the way for their implementation...

The Catastrophe in Puerto Rico: an Indictment of Capitalism

Almost a year has passed since Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane María, the most powerful storm to make landfall on the island in nearly a century. The prevailing devastation in the US colonial territory is a grim illustration of the attitude of the ruling class, not only to the workers and youth of Puerto Rico, but to those on the US mainland as well: one of complete indifference and contempt...