ISO begins semester with recruitment
September 6, 2007 1:08 PM
The International Socialist Organization at SF State held their first meeting of the semester to get new students involved with their cause.
The ISO — most famously known around campus for selling "The Socialist Worker," their dollar newspaper usually accompanied by a question about a hot-button political issue — is a nation wide collective of branches that organize protests and recruit like-minded people to support their struggle against capitalism.
Filled primarily with new freshman and transfers, the ISO spent the majority of the hour-long meeting entitled "Why you should be a Socialist," trying to get students involved in their cause.
"Selling newspapers and magazines worked in the 19th century," said David Dunas, 18, a literature major, speaking of his reservations on the organization. "I want to know what else to do."
The ISO is a volunteer-run group and is not an official club on campus. At the meeting, after a twenty minute speech demonizing the greedy nature of the current administration and the corporate-run society, a forty minute discussion period ensued where students were encouraged to ask questions and give comments though most participants fell into political rants with high emotions and little resolve.
"My worry is that my husband is an immigrant and I almost didn't come…because I thought something might happen like him getting deported," said Kilpatrick, "But, then I thought, now I have to go, it goes against everything this country stands for."
"There are over 200 names and phone numbers in our bank and the movement just started," said ISO member Amy Burnett, 26, who a child and adolescent development major.
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