Saturday, September 19, 2015

Why you should be a socialist

The racism of police violence. Climate change. Sexism and homophobia. War. Economic inequality. The injustices of American society stand exposed for everyone to see. Yet, the many apologists for capitalism claim that whatever its defects, there is no alternative to a system that puts corporate greed ahead of human need. We disagree!

Come to this meeting to discuss what socialism is and how you can get involved today in the struggle to change the world!

Speakers will be Alexander Wood, teacher, and Pepijn Brandon, historian at the University of Pittsburgh.

Thursday September 24th
Thomas Merton Center
5129 Penn Ave

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Should the Left Campaign for Bernie Sanders?

Participate in a discussion on electoral politics

• Do the Democrats represent the working class?
• Can Bernie Sanders pull the Democrats to the Left?
• Are socialists against voting and elections?
• What do socialists pose as an alternative?

Thomas Merton Center, 5129 Penn Avenue (Garfield)
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7 pm

Everyone is welcome at this public meeting, and of course, admission is free!

YARD SALE this Saturday

SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

317 S. Pacific Avenue in Pittsburgh's Friendship neighborhood

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Black Liberation and Socialism Study Group

Join us for an in-depth discussion on the relationship between racism and capitalism.
We'll read Ahmed Shawki’s book "Black Liberation and Socialism"

The study group will start with a kickoff meeting on April 21 @7pm 
followed by four evenings of discussion.
Topics to be discussed include:
  • What role did slavery play in the rise of capitalism? 
  • The politics of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Malcolm X 
  • The Black Panthers

WHEN: Tuesday April 21 + four evenings (4/28 - 5/19) @ 7 pm
WHERE: Panera Bread Conf. Room (Forbes Ave. in Oakland)
Books are available for $12

Saturday, March 28, 2015

How to Study Marx Today?

Since the beginning of the global economic crisis of 2008, the ideas of Karl Marx have been back with a vengeance! But for those who are new to his ideas, studying this 19th century revolutionary thinker can be challenging.
Pepijn Brandon is a historian from Amsterdam who is now a researcher at Pitt. He'll introduce how to study Marx today, appealing to those in need of a "beginner's guide" as well as those already familiar with Marx's writings.

Thursday April 2nd 
Friends Meeting House
4836 Ellsworth Avenue

Admission is free (of course).

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MARX in SOHO - March 21st - Frick Fine Arts auditorium

In this time of economic crisis, racist violence, growing inequality, war, 
and disappointed hopes, Karl Marx comes back for a visit.
Saturday, March 21st

A One-Act Play by HOWARD ZINN
(author of A People's History of the United States)

Karl Marx played by Brian Jones
(actor, teacher, union activist, recent Green Party candidate for NY Lt. Governor)

The performance will be followed by a panel discussion

It's time for fundamental change!
Rule by the people!
Equal rights for all!
Economic justice!

Join us for the evening on the Pitt campus at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Admission is FREE!

University of Pittsburgh History Department
Pittsburgh Working-Class Studies Collaborative
Pittsburgh Student Solidarity Coalition
Thomas Merton Center Economic Justice Committee