Saturday, February 1, 2014

Our Campaigns

Lake Superior Socialist Action is involved in a variety of local campaigns.  Currently we are putting a lot of energy into climate justice, the Homeless Bill of Rights, feminist organizing and prisoner solidarity.

Our preferred method of organizing is to take an issue and build a broad coalition around it.  This way activists can have a bigger impact than they otherwise would working alone.  It also gives activists of different backgrounds the opportunity to get to know one another, and to see different ideas and approaches put into action.

We recommend checking out the Northern Worker facebook page for daily updates about our campaigns and projects we support.  We also recommend signing up for the weekly Northern Worker ezine/activist calendar, which you can sign up for by emailing adamritscher@gmail.com.

Coalitions We Are Involved In:

National Coalitions We Support:
-Grassroots Immigrant Justice Network
-Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
-Alliance for Climate & Class Justice

Misc:

-Solidarity Shelf is a modest free food and clothing shelf that is run off of the front porch of private residence.  It is open 24/7 and is set up so as to be a self-serve food shelf.  With unemployment and low wages becoming a permanent reality in our local economy, it's important for working people to try and help one another stay on their feet.  While we believe in first and foremost demanding that the government provide the necessary social services to help those in need (and to fund it by taxing the rich!), in the meantime, projects such as this, can hopefully be of some use.  The Solidarity Shelf is located at 1506 N. 19th Street in Superior.




-Marxmas is Lake Superior Socialist Action's annual holiday party.  Being a revolutionary can't be all hard work; we've got to have fun to!  So every winter we get together for a night of costumes, trivia, pinata bashing, food and fun games.  Marxmas usually falls on the first Saturday of January.



-Camp Class Struggle is our annual camp out.  We get together at a rural campsite for games, swimming, a bonfire and just plain old Marxist merriment!  Camp Class Struggle usually takes place in the late summer/early fall, so keep your eyes and ears open for this year's camp announcement!



-The Ollie Kinkonnen Library is a collection of over 2,000 books on Marxist, working class history, social justice and other topics that the comrades of Socialist Action have put together.  It is house in a private resident (Solidarity House, 1506 N. 19th Street, Superior WI).  We have put this library together to be a resource for our comrades, and other activists and community members.  Books can be perused and borrowed by appointment.



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