Tuesday, April 15, 2014


A 3-part discussion on national self-determination from a Marxist perspective, Thursday nights, 7:00pm at: The Thomas Merton Center, 5129 Penn Avenue

April 24: Lenin, “The Right to Self-Determination” and “The Question of Nationalities”
May 1: Trotsky, “The Question of Ukraine”
May 8: Paul D’Amato, “What Do We Say About the National Question” and excerpts from Ghassan Kanafani’s “Strategy for the Liberation of Palestine”

All of the readings can be found on SocialistWorker.org

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Socialist Day School

Democracy & Social Justice—Pittsburgh and Beyond

Another World is Possible . . . Sharing Ideas for Social Transformation

Humanity at the Crossroads
April 12th Schedule of Events
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
          Registration (modestly-priced coffee, tea, fruit, bagels)
10:00 a.m. 
     Welcome – Kathy Cunningham
     Global Capitalism, Global Anti-Capitalism - Shaun Harkin
10:30 a.m.
     Capitalism, Socialism, and Ecology - Mike Pastorkovich and Harvey Holtz
12:00 noon – Lunch (modestly-priced)
 1:00-2:30 p.m.
     Class, Race, Gender, Sexuality and the Struggle for Liberation – Tithi Bhattacharya
 2:45-4:15 p.m.
     Changing the World: Reform or Revolution? - Molly Nichols, Carl Redwood, Paul Le Blanc

Saturday April 12th
AVA Lounge
304 N. Craig St.

$5.00 suggested donation (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

Monday, March 3, 2014


Thursday March 6th 8:15 pm at the Thomas Merton Center

Focus on Gaza:
Eyewitness Account from Gaza Under Siege

A look at agriculture, fishing, health, and all facets of life under siege.

Eva Bartlett is a Canadian journalist and human rights activist.
She has spent 3 of the last 5 years living in Gaza under siege.

Admission is free and open to the public

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Learning from the past, preparing for the future...

Three discussion sessions - Thursdays 7:30 - 8:30pm
February 27th readings:
 * Why NOT to Read Lenin (3 pages)
 * Lenin: A Succinct Biography (15 pages)

March 6th readings:
 * Brief Writings by Lenin

March 13th readings:
 * Towards a Revolutionary Socialist Party by Duncan Hallas
copies of readings provided at no cost

Join us in discussing how we can bring about a socialist democracy...
at the Thomas Merton Center
5129 Penn Ave

isopgh@gmail.com                     @isopittsburgh

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Weekly Meetings are now on Thursdays!

This change will begin on January 23rd.

Meetings will continue to be held at the Thomas Merton Center, 5129 Penn Avenue.

All meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

NEW BOOKS - Presentations

Pittsburgh Working-Class Studies Collaborative invites you 
to an evening with these authors:

Historian Paul LeBlanc

A dazzling gem of socialist scholarship!  -- Alan Wald

Exciting and unique, especially for students, activists, and scholars. An important challenge to the neoliberal agenda. – Immanuel Ness

Poet Robin Clarke

One of the most compelling first books
I’ve read in years. –- Mark Nowak

Lines the Quarry is a keenly needed reminder of what, in the common disaster, wants to live. – Anne Boyer

The event is free and open to all!

Monday December 2, 7:30 pm 

Pittsburgh Friends Meeting House
4836 Ellsworth Ave (Oakland)

Co-sponsored by the International Socialist Organization