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

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Thursday October 3rd  - 7:30 to 9pm

Building urban insurgencies to democratically transform society

Friends Meeting House
4836 Ellsworth Avenue in Oakland

Presentation from David Harvey (video)
followed by a panel discussion with:
Carl Redwood
Paul O'Hanlon
Helen Gerhardt

There is also a study group on David Harvey's Rebel Cities
at the Thomas Merton Center, 5129 Penn Avenue
Every Tuesday in October, 7:30 to 9pm

Rebel Cities can be purchased for $16.95
Everyone is welcome to participate in the study group!
First meeting is October 8th
Please contact leblanp1@laroche.edu or helengerhardt1@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

MLK "I Have a Dream" Rally - for Justice! Join Us!

March on Washington

Saturday August 24, 2013 from 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM EDT
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Leave from:  Freedom Corner
(Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219)
Arrive at: Lincoln Memorial
(Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC) 

Driving Directions
The Thomas Merton Center is working to support and join with Pittsburgh's  Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP) as they organize transportation to the the MLK 50th Anniversary March and Rally in D.C. to be held on Saturday, August 24.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Sunday July 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
AVA Lounge 126 S. Highland Ave, East Liberty

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The brilliant new documentary will be shown 
(based on the powerful book Harvest of Empire by Democracy Now's Juan Gonzales)

Human Services Building, Liberty Room
One Smithfield Street  
free parking in rear of building

With commentary by Carl Davidson and Guillermo Perez of Fight Back Pittsburgh, followed by discussion.
admission is free

Sponsors include: Education Working Group of Fight Back Pittsburgh 
Economic Justice Committee of Thomas Merton Center
International Socialist Organization and the Socialist Party of Allegheny County

Monday, March 25, 2013

Socialism 2013

Please check out WeAreMany.org 
There's a virtual cornucopia of great videos from radicals and activists,
many of whom will be speaking this year! 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Truthdig - The Last Letter

Truthdig - The Last Letter

The Last Letter

A Message to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From a Dying Veteran
To: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney
From: Tomas Young
I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write this letter on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have been wounded and on behalf of those whose wounds, physical and psychological, have destroyed their lives. I am one of those gravely wounded. I was paralyzed in an insurgent ambush in 2004 in Sadr City. My life is coming to an end. I am living under hospice care.

You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans—my fellow veterans—whose future you stole.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Public Forum: Ecology and Socialism

Come to this forum and share your thoughts on the state of the environment.
Can the free market balance the need for a sustainable planet?
Seems unlikely!
Tuesday March 12th, 7pm
Thomas Merton Center
5129 Penn Avenue

Guest Speaker:
Mike Pastorkovich, Environmentalist and activist

Free admission!

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

CHANGEMAKERS: Rebels & Radicals who changed US History

Capital's End Cabaret

Capital's End on the web

Capital's End on Facebook

Sunday, February 24th, 6:30pm

Shadow Lounge
5972 Baum Blvd.
East Liberty - Penn Circle

admission is free

Monday, January 28, 2013

GAME OVER: A Forum with Dave Zirin

Dave will discuss sports, politics,
and his latest book

Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down.

February 21st
Friends Meeting House, 4836 Ellsworth Avenue

Dave Zirin writes about the politics of sports for the Nation Magazine.
He is their first sports writer in 150 years of existence.
Winner of Sport in Society and Northeastern University School of Journalism's 2011 'Excellence in Sports Journalism' Award,
Zirin is also the host of Sirius XM Radio’s popular weekly show, Edge of Sports.

"Dave Zirin, as the years go by, sounds less and less like a politically slanted leftist rabble-rouser and more like the only sumbitch who understands what the hell's going on." 
- Will Leitch, New York Magazine.

Admission is free!

For More Information:
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