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January 2019

Police Accountability Campaign Meeting

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Paul’s Church, 157 St. Paul's Place
New York City, NY 11226 United States

Join FSP at this meeting of the Campaign for an Elected Civilian Review Board,  a coalition fighting for groundbreaking legislation to create elected and empowered community oversight of the NYPD. Volunteers needed! For more info, call (212) 222-0633 or email stoppoliceviolencenyc@gmail.com

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Lenin – State and Revolution

January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 16, 2019

Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

This book is a classic. Written by Lenin as a practical guide on the eve of the Russian Revolution, it’s still essential study for making the global overhaul so needed today. Lenin’s purpose was to correct distortions of Marxism that emerged in the international socialist movement. He explains the nature of the state and articulates what’s needed for the working class to take power, and then hold onto it. Session 1 — Wednesday, 24 October: Class society and the State…

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Join the FSP in standing with L.A. Teachers every day until the strike ends!

January 19 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:00am, repeating until January 19, 2019

Monday’s start of the historic L.A. teacher’s strike was exciting even in the pouring rain. From South L.A. to the San Fernando Valley to Hollywood, we joined teachers, parents and students on the picket lines. They were thrilled to have community support! The chanting was spirited and parents were eager to get UTLA flyers with important updates. Only 1/3 of the LAUSD students reported to school, according to the L.A. Times. The district needs to CLOSE the schools until teacher demands are…

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Join the Campaign to pressure City and County officials to turn vacant and underused public properties into homes

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 19, 2019 at 2:00pm

Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States

End Homelessness Now-LA is a grassroots campaign to pressure city and county governments to deploy their unused and underused land and buildings to build, own, and run permanent supportive public housing, shelters, and safe parking areas for people living in vehicles. It has been two years since HHH passed, but no new apartments have opened. The City is squandering public funds by brokering deals that give huge profits to developers and landlords. Meanwhile, many properties that local governments own or…

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Eyewitness report from Tijuana

January 20 @ 2:00 pm
New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk Street
San Francisco, 94109 United States

As the new year started, San Francisco queer Chicanx paraeducator Norma Gallegos teamed up with other grassroots activists at the U.S.-Mexico border to provide legal support to Latin American asylum seekers. At a monthly Freedom Socialist Party meeting, she will discuss her experiences, political analysis and solutions. Come share your thoughts on how to best defend immigrants and guarantee the rights of refugees. For information: 415-864-1278 · bafsp@earthlink.net· tinyurl.com/FB-BAFSP

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FSP meeting: Understanding and combating the rise of reaction in Brazil

January 23 @ 6:30 pm
Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

2019 begins with Brazil’s far-right President-elect, Jair Bolsonaro, assuming office. This meeting will examine the conditions that led to his election, discuss what it means for Brazil’s multi-hued working class, Indigenous people, women and LGBTIQ community and explore the potential for effective resistance. Speakers: Si Aguilar, indigenous Brazilian feminist and teacher, who grew up in a poor community of Belo Horizonte Loan Cardoso, communist and supporter of the Brazilian Socialist and Freedom Party (PSOL), Bolivarian tendency Debbie Brennan, organiser against…

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Police Accountability Campaign: All Working Groups Meeting

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Freedom Hall, 113 West 128th St
New York, NY United States

Come to a campaign meeting organizing for an Elected Civilian Review Board to learn more, speak out, and volunteer in our working groups. Facebook event

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February 2019

Rebel Reading Circle: The Fight Against Fascism in the U.S.A.

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Monday, repeating until March 18, 2019

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118 United States

The Fight Against Fascism in the U.S.A. Lessons From the 1930’s – 40’s 8-week series, beginning January 28 Delve into gripping first-person accounts by anti-fascist organizers from the Great Depression era. The rise of fascism in Europe has been well-documented, but the home-grown Nazi movement it inspired is rarely discussed. This booklet is a compilation by participants who mounted successful campaigns to counter burgeoning fascist movements in New York, Minneapolis and Los Angeles, where they confronted organizations like the German-American…

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Book Discussion Group: Socialist Feminism, The First Decade, 1966-76

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 25, 2019

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118 United States

This unique book records the forging of the first Marxist feminist party in history -- the Freedom Socialist Party. Set in the tumultuous upsurges of the 1960s and ’70s, the book is charged with audacity, verve and optimism. Author Gloria Martin vividly describes the eruption of the women’s liberation movement amidst the antiwar, civil rights, and queer struggles. She scathingly critiques the role of most of the Left, and probes with a sharp scalpel the internal conflicts in the movements…

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FSP meeting: Marxist ecology – yesterday and today

February 13 @ 6:30 pm
Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Marx and Engels are often wrongly accused of caring only about industrial growth and the development of economic forces. In reality, both addressed environmental concerns in nearly everything they wrote. Even before the word “ecology” was coined, they repeatedly stressed the inseparable unity of humanity with nature, the inherent destructiveness of capitalism, and the necessity of socialism for the planet’s survival. Ecosocialist Peter Murray will examine writings by Marx and Engels on capitalist agriculture, soil ecology and nature and discuss…

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