Get read-y for the Marxism conferences

In late October and November, the International Socialist Organization will host regional Marxism Conferences around the country around the theme of "Socialism or Barbarism: The Urgency for Fighting for a New World"--and you're invited. These meetings will take up the socialist history and analysis to help build the opposition to the Trump administration's multisided attack on us all. To help you get ready for these conferences, Socialist Worker has put together a list of readings for the sessions you'll attend.

If you haven't already, visit the Marxism Conferences website to find a meeting near you!

Morbid Symptoms: How Do We Fight the Rise of the Right?
"This is the time to unite and fight far-right terror" | ISO statement
"In defense of anti-fascism" | Paul D'Amato
"Free speech and fighting the right on campus" | Monique Dols | from the International Socialist Review

The 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution
"The Making of the Russian Revolution" | A SocialistWorker.org series
"How Lenin Rearmed: The intersection of theory and practice in the Russian Revolution" | Paul D'Amato | from the International Socialist Review

The Socialist Movement and the Rise of Fascism in the 1930s
"For a workers' united front against fascism" | Leon Trotsky
"Confronting the fascist threat" | Shaun Harkin

What is Social Democracy?
"Socialism? You mean like in Sweden?" | Phil Gasper and Tyler Zimmer
"Daydream believers" | Ian Birchall

Marxism, Class and Oppression
"Can the working class unite?" | Jen Roesch
"Marxism and identity politics" | Sharon Smith
"The oppressed majority" | Amy Muldoon

Reform or Revolution: How Do We End Capitalism and Win Socialism?
"Reform or Revolution" | Helen Scott
"What is socialism?" | Eric Ruder | from the International Socialist Review

What Kind of Party Do We Need?
"Socialist organization in the time of Trump" | Todd Chretien
"What kind of party does the working class need?" | Bill Keach
"Towards a revolutionary socialist party" | Duncan Hallas | from the International Socialist Review

Socialists and Movements
"Do protests matter?" | Leela Yellesetty
"Socialists and movements" | Joel Geier | from the International Socialist Review

Rust Belt Reactionaries: The U.S. Working Class Today
"The myth of the "Rust Belt reactionaries"" | Sharon Smith
"We got Trumped" | Charlie Post | from the International Socialist Review

Dividing Both to Conquer Each: Racism and Capitalism
"Can the working class unite?" | Jen Roesch
Introduction to From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation | Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Gender, Sexuality and Socialism
"What should the LGBT movement fight for?" | Sherry Wolf
Introduction to Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics and Theory of LGBT Liberation | Sherry Wolf

Two Souls of Socialism: The Fight for Socialism from Below
"Reaching our for freedom with their own hands" | Paul D'Amato
The Two Souls of Socialism | Hal Draper

With Friends Like These...The Democrats and Social Movements
"Losing the battle and the war" | Lichi D'Amelio
Where have all the liberals gone? | Sharon Smith | from the International Socialist Review

Marxism and the State
"State and revolution" | Shaun Harkin
"Marxists and elections" | Paul D'Amato | from the International Socialist Review

Why Anti-Imperialism Still Matters
"The Resistance Needs to Be Anti-Imperialist" | Socialist Worker editorial
"Lenin and Bukharin on Imperialism" | Phil Gasper | from the International Socialist Review

No Bans, No Walls: Trump, Immigration and Economic Nationalism
"What's Driving Trump's Immigrant-Bashing?" | Lee Sustar
"Immigration Policy Under Trump" | Justin Akers Chacón interviewed by Lance Selfa and Ashley Smith | from the International Socialist Review

Lenin and the Revolutionary Party
"How Is Leninism Relevant Today?" | Paul Le Blanc
"April 1917: How Lenin Rearmed" | Paul D'Amato | from the International Socialist Review