The International Socialist Organization (ISO) is committed to building an organization that participates in the struggles for justice and liberation today— and, ultimately, for a future socialist society.
The ISO has branches across the country whose members are involved in helping to build a number of struggles: the movement to stop war and occupation, fights against racism and anti-immigrant scapegoating, the struggle for women's rights like the right to choose abortion, opposing anti-gay bigotry, and standing up for workers' rights.
In San Diego, our members are involved in the anti-war movement, the struggle for immigrants rights, the fight to defend education in California, and the struggle for LGBT liberation. We are members of a number of coalitions with other activist organizations, including the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME), the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice (SDCPJ), Radical Feminists, Occupy City College, United for Racial Justice, Occupy San Diego Labor Solidarity Committee, San Diego BDS Committee and Public Education Coalition at UCSD.
The misery that millions of people around the world face is rooted in the society we live in— capitalism, where the few who rule profit from the labor of the vast majority of the population.
In the U.S., a tiny proportion of the population enjoys fantastic wealth, while millions of people live in desperate poverty, and many more live paycheck to paycheck. Yet we have the resources to feed, clothe and educate everyone on the planet.
A world free of exploitation--socialism--is not only possible but worth fighting for. The ISO stands in the tradition of revolutionary socialists Karl Marx, V.I. Lenin and Leon Trotsky in the belief that workers themselves--the vast majority of the population--are the only force that can lead the fight to win a socialist society. Socialism can't be brought about from above, but has to be won by workers themselves.
The Democratic Party, much like the Republicans, acts in the interests of Corporate America and the privileged few at the top. Therefore, we do not support their candidates.