Common Struggle Events in Boston
Upcoming Common Struggle events - www.CommonStruggle.org
1. Sacco and Vanzetti March - August 26th
2. Common Struggle Reading Group - The Housing Monster, September 15th and October 6th
3. Ongoing Boston Fare Strike meetings and actions.
1. Join Common Struggle at this year's Sacco and Vanzetti March.
7th Annual Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Day - Sunday, August 26, 2012
Gather at the Boston Common Visitor Center (Tremont/West) at 2PM to star marching toward the North at 3PM. Then rally at 4PM the Greenway Park, Hanover St. and Cross Street in the North End of Boston. This event is dedicated to all political prisoners and victims of state repression. JUSTICE CRUCIFIED NO MORE!
Sponsored by the Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society and the I.W.W. Endorsed by the Lantern Collective, Bread and Roses Heritage Committee, Common Struggle, Socialist Workers Party
For more info: info[at]saccoandvanzetti.org or call 617-290-5614
2. Join Common Struggle to discuss The Housing Monster
Saturdays, 6:00 pm (locations TBA) - Email us for a flier!!
-September 15th: read up to page 77 (from "The Foreword" through
"Development and Decay")
-October 6th: finish the book
The Housing Monster takes one seemingly simple everyday thing—a house—and looks at the social relations that surround and determine it. Starting with the construction site and the physical building of houses, the book slowly builds and links more and more issues together: from gentrification and city politics to gender roles and identity politics, from subcontracting and speculation to union contracts and negotiation, from intensely personal thoughts and interactions to large-scale political and economic forces. What starts as a look at housing questions, broadens into a critique of capitalism as a whole.
Check out Prole.info to read the book for free in plain text, to print out a free PDF version, or to buy a copy of the book from PM Press:
You can also buy it at the Lucy Parsons Center:
358 A Center St, Jamaica Plain, Boston
Or buy a hard copy from Common Struggle by emailing at:
3. Boston Fare Strike - A coalition resisting the MBTA fare hikes by building a culture of working class direct action:
Meetings - Thursdays at 6pm, at City Place (in the Transportation Building near the Boylston St T Stop.
Actions - Every Friday. Email BostonFareStrike@riseup.net for specific times and locations.