Boston Common Struggle Reading Discussion, May 18th

Saturday, May 18th, Care and Struggle Reading Group
6pm -8pm at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, in Copley Square.

Topic this month: The Politics of Women and Health: how gender inequality serves capital and state control. We'll be reading several articles describing the lack of access to healthcare, mistreatment by medical institutions, and forced treatment (psychiatric and reproductive) that affect women, paying attention to the similar and different forms of oppression experienced by women who are from the dominant culture and those who are from minority communities or developing countries. Drawing upon insights from previous readings, such as Caliban and the Witch, we'll speculate on how such maltreatment benefits capital and the state.

Upcoming Common Struggle Events in Boston

Please join us at these events coming up in Late February/Early March!

Wednesday, February 27th

Protest City Realty
3 pm
370 Chestnut Hill Ave. Brighton, MA

Join Common Struggle members as we support this NEW ROAD initiative.

Almuerzo y Cine-foro de Año Nuevo

Únase al grupo local de Grind en línea/Common Struggle para un almuerzo y cine-foro de Año Nuevo.

Martes, 1 de Enero
12:00PM: Almuerzo
1:30PM: Proyección de "Freedom Road (Camino para la Libertad)"
3:00PM: Discusión

Nos encontraremos a las 12:00pm para compartir comida, solidaridad y nuestras resoluciones revolucionarias del año nuevo.

A la 1:30 pm, vamos a proyectar la película “Freedom Road (Camino para la Libertad)”

New Year's Brunch and Film Discussion

Join the Boston local of Common Struggle/Grind en línea for a New New Year's Day brunch and film discussion group.

Tuesday, January 1st
12:00PM: Brunch
1:30PM: Screening of "Freedom Road"
3:00PM Discussion

We will gather at noon to share food, solidarity and our New Year's revolutionary resolutions. At 1:30 pm we will screen the film "Freedom Road"

¡Justicia por Johany! Manifestación y Marcha

Viernes, 16 de Noviembre
12:00 PM
Holyoke Center
1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
Facebook Event

En marzo y abril, una empleada de Harvard que trabajaba hace mucho tiempo, Johany Pilar informó que era acosada sexualmente en el trabajo. En mayo ella fue amenazada con “grandes, grandes problemas” por un administrador. En septiembre, le dijeron verbalmente y por escrito que la podrían despedir, la primera medida disciplinaria que recibió desde que empezó a trabajar en Harvard en 1998! Luego del piquete de octubre, donde dos compañeros de trabajo de Johany hablaron en su nombre, los tres fueron informados que desde entonces son “personal esencial,” implicando que tienen que trabajar durante las emergencias, como el reciente huracán, cuando casi todos los demás empleados tienen el día libre. Estos trabajadores jamás se consideraban “esenciales” hasta que ayudaron a pasar la voz sobre el tratamiento de Johany. Este es otro ejemplo de las represalias “tal para cual” que ha recurrido la administración desde que Johany empezó a resistir la cultura de violación en el trabajo.

Justice for Johany! Rally and March

Friday, November 16th
12:00 PM
Holyoke Center
1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
Facebook Event

In March and April, long-term Harvard employee Johany Pilar reported being sexually harassed at work. In May she was threatened with "big, big problems," by a manager. In September she was told verbally and in writing she could be fired, the first discipline she received since she started at Harvard in 1998! Shortly after a picket in October, at which two of Johany's co-workers spoke up for her in public, all three were informed they are now considered "essential staff," meaning they have to work during emergencies, like during the recent hurricane, when almost everyone else gets the day off. These workers were never considered "essential" until they helped publicize Johany's treatment. This is another example of the tit-for-tat retaliation which management has sunk to ever since Johany stood up against rape culture in the workplace.

Boston Events in early November

Thanks to all who came out to talk about The Housing Monster with us last month! There's a ton going on in the Boston area this month. Here's a few actions and events you could find Common Struggle at in November.

Support Malden Tenants United!
Thursday, November 1st, 5:00pm
Alpha Management, 59 Linden Street, Allston, MA
Facebook Event

Boston - "The Housing Monster" Study Group

Join Common Struggle in Boston to discuss The Housing Monster

Saturday, October 6th
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA
Facebook Event

Read up to Page 77(from "The Foreword" through "Development and Decay").

Saturday, November 3rd
Location TBA

Finish the book.

Email for a flyer.

Common Struggle Events in Boston

Upcoming Common Struggle events -

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.

Boston Common Struggle Events This Summer:

-Anti-Austerity Thursday, May 24th.
Join Common Struggle members as we stand up against measures that put the cost of the recession on the shoulders of the working class. Make the rich pay for their own crisis!

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