Members of the Barnard/Columbia ISO are involved in a variety of struggles on and off campus: the movement to stop the war on Iraq; the movement for immigrant rights; solidarity with the Palestinian people; fights against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of bigotry; standing up for students' rights, for the academic freedom of embattled professors, and for workers' rights at Columbia and elsewhere. In these struggles, we argue for the need to build a socialist organization as a part of building each movement, in order to unite them and fight them to their conclusion.
Beyond our coalition work, we hold regular tablings with our newspaper and other literature every week in order to get in contact with people: to hear what others have to say and to let them know what we have to say. We host public meetings on topics ranging from the relationship between racism and free speech, or the student revolt at Columbia in 1968 and the antiwar movement of the 1960s, to the meaning of Marxism. We participate in actions with the New York City and national ISO, from marches and demonstrations to organizing an annual conference on left-wing ideas, called Socialism.
|Last updated 03.19.2007|