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Chicago Socialist Party activist Charlie P. spoke at the recent Earth Day events in Chicago. 

 
 
SP members from the NYC Metro area joined thousands of peace & justice on Sunday April 26th at the "Peace & Planet" march and rally in NYC. 

Members from New Jersey and New York marched from Union Sq to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, where the Party had a literature table.
 
 
Members of the Socialist Party L.A. Local and Ventura Local got together with friends from the DSA, Solidarity, and System Change Not Climate Change to occupy the block around Wilshire and Western. Each participating organization covered a different block up and down Wilshire Boulevard, creating an extended corridor of climate change related messaging along one of the city's most heavily-traveled arteries.
 
 
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The Memphis Socialist Party launched its first pod-cast "Deconstructing Brocialism". Check it out! 

Check out the pod-cast here

 
 
On April 18th, Gene Warren paid a visit to the L.A. Local to deliver his "Austerity & Capitalism" presentation. From Gene's description of the lecture "Most of the industrial world is now in the seventh year of the Great Recession that began in 2008. Why is this? Where is the world economy headed?

Most bourgeois and Marxist economists wrote back in 2009 and 2010 that the downturn would be just another average business cycle recession. Why have we yet to fully recover?.
Gene Warren Jr. will present an unconventional Marxian analysis of the above questions starting with an explanation of how the economic and monetary system (M-C-M’) actually works.

Then a brief history of what unfolded since the Second World War until now.

And end with a look at the results of austerity, the main strategy of the capitalist class for the last five years. Has it been rational overall for the entire system?"
 
 
On Wednesday, April 15th members of the Chicago Socialist Party and Indianapolis Socialist Party joined together in the Fight for 15 march
along with more than 5,000 fellow workers to fight for a better standard of living that has been long owed to them by the capitalist establishment. The march began at University Hall at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and wound through the streets of the city into the heart of downtown. This massive march was but one of 
200 demonstrations nationwide involving everyone from fast food workers to temporary workers, university faculty, students and retail workers.
 
 
The Memphis Socialist Party had an informational table at this year’s Gandhi-King Conference this year. Brooke Shannon (MSP Co-chair) and Sara Free (MSP Secretary) staffed table with additional assistance from comrades Ace Madjlesi and Bennett Foster. Conference attendees showed a good deal of interest in the Socialist Party, our upcoming activities, our principles, and our platform. We had many discussions with a wide range of people over the two day conference, with many people taking the literature we provided and signing up for the Memphis Socialist Party’s email list.
Three local comrades also presented workshops at this year’s Gandhi-King Conference. Comrade Brooke Shannon presented the “Labor Liberation Workshop”: “The Labor Liberation Workshop is a training for anyone interested in the labor movement, oppression, and social justice! This training helps us identify as a part of the movement for justice through labor history, our own experiences with labor and unions, and it teaches us how we can work together to end oppression.”

Comrades Bennett Foster and Paul Garner presented “A Practical Guide to Grassroots Organizing”: “Developing organizations that have the politics, skills and confidence to confront and take power requires more than mobilization. We’re all ready for action but, how do we build and sustain a membership that has the tools and internal structure to take strategic action? Where do people go when there is no union? Join Mid-South Peace & Justice Center Organizing Coordinators, Bennett Foster and Paul Garner as they share your experiences and lessons learned in organizing with directly affected populations.”

 
 
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Greater Indianapolis Chair Audrey Bee joined Community activists as part of the Indiana Moral Monday’s movement.

The groups spoke out against the state's so-called "Religious Freedom Act" and spoke about equal justice for all.


 
 
Folks from the Socialist Party L.A. and Ventura Locals joined today's Death by Cop march in L.A. 617 coffins for 617 killed by LA law enforcement since 2000. 

Participants convened on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors from the north, south, east, and west, staging die-ins along the way. #DEATHBYCOP
 
 
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SPUSA Co-Chair John Strinka joined new Dallas/Ft Worth SPUSA Local Organizer Red McBee and SPUSA members and supporters in Dallas on Monday to kick off a new Party organizing campaign in the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex.

Dallas/Ft Worth is on the move!