The Student Commission of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FightBack! met early 2013, and made plans to build the movement on campuses around the U.S.
Stephanie Taylor, chair of the Student Commission said, “Even after the FBI raids and in the midst of ongoing heavy political repression, the FRSO Student Commission continues to grow because we are consistent revolutionaries. Both positive and forthright, we organize to end U.S. wars, fight racism and stop government cutbacks. Students with FRSO are making gains with campus campaigns to stop rape, end discrimination against queer people and to support labor unions and workers. In this period of war, austerity, and oppression, many serious activists who oppose imperialism and desire socialism are joining the FRSO.”
Marisol Marquez, a student organizer with Dream Defenders in Florida said, “We debated approaches to the immigrant rights struggle. By organizing for the Dream Act, immigrant students and youth won a concession from President Obama - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It is a small victory and something to build on, but we did not come here alone, so we must demand ‘Legalization now!’ for our parents, and for everyone.”
Mike Raspanti of Milwaukee Students for a Democratic Society said, “The meeting was great. I had no idea. Every person in the room raised their hand when asked if they helped organize emergency actions in solidarity with Palestine this past November. We are an organization of leaders and doers, not just talkers.”
Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FightBack! hosted a discussion panel for International Women's Day, March 8, 2015 at the First United Church of Tampa.
Marisol Marquez and Alicia Gazga spoke on behalf of Raices en Tampa. They spoke of the Farah Strike in El Paso, Texas. Alicia Gazga said of the strike, “We chose this topic in celebration of International Women's Day; these were revolutionary women who stood up and said enough is enough. Their history led to better pay and they were able to unionize.”
Danya Zituni of The Committee to Stop FBI Repression-Tampa spoke of the fights of Arab and Muslim women for liberation, stating "Arab and Muslim women residing domestically and abroad bear the brunt of various forms of damage due to American imperialism. Palestinian women and native women everywhere have a righteous anger toward ending colonialism and imperialism, and this refutes the idea militancy is somehow masculine. As the primary targets we deserve to be on the front lines. There are many examples of strong resistance to capitalism, colonialism and imperialism by revolutionary Arab women such as Souha Bechara of the Lebanese Communist Party and Leila Khaled of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.” Zituni also spoke of the necessity to fight against the government's current attacks against Rasmea Odeh, who has been a tireless advocate for Arab and Muslim women.
FRSO Presentation: International Women's Day
Those indicating attendance on the Wherevent website included Gabriella Anderson, Samah Safiullah, Alyssa Ferris, Agneta Erlandsson, Elizabeth Rosales, Lex Scott, Megan Davies, Jessica Diane Arter, Elika Fanaeian, Marisol Marquez , Alicia Cervantes, Lorena Christina Chavez, Victoria Sethunya, Muna Omar, Gregory Lucero, Cannon Atkinson, Travis Gray, Chris Manor, Greg Murray, Daniel Chavez, Emurio Pretorius, Ian Decker, Jacob Victor Jensen , Jordan Ruga, Ian De Oliveira, William Ranta, Nick Godfrey.
"Minneapolis: Celebrate May Day - International Workers Day 2015"
Sunday 26 April 2015, "Minneapolis: Celebrate May Day - International Workers Day 2015" organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FightBack!. Location TBA.
Those indicating attendance on Wherevent included Katherine Elizabeth, Jessica Schwartz, Steph Ross Taylor, Christina Field, Doug Jadzia Sembla, Mary Padilla Cristobal Aldana, Alisha Olson, Kim DeFranco, Jess Sundin, Cassandra Hendricks, Cherrene Horazuk, Julia Russ, Zandra Dee , Loretta VanPelt, Tracy Molm, Hannan Ayoub, Khin Oo, Tracey Plk, Kim Smith, Hoda Isak, Alexandra Vagac, Laura Hoffman, Meredith Aby-Keirstead, Jessie Gavilanes, Amy Selvius, Penelope Mace, Beatriz Hernandez, Marisol Marquez, Laye Kwamina-Barry, Cory Eggert, Lion Ras, Kuntal Chatterjee, Andy Carhart, Sean Orr, Rahul Choudhury Boro, Andrew McNally, Cleveland Savage, Jesus Estrada-Perez, Julio Alberto Martinez, Fern Figueroa, Ryan A. Smith, Joshua Cromarty, Brad Sigal, Tim Nolan, Edward Hahn, Cody Gilbert, Timmy McDonough, Mick Kelly, Jigme Ugen, Manuel Berduc.
ILPS 5th International Assembly SoCal Reportback
3626 E 5th St,Los Angeles Sunday 31 January 2016, organized by Bayan Southern CA. ILPS 5th International Assembly Southern California Reportback.
- In November 2015, members of community organizations from Southern California attended the ILPS 5th International Assembly in Manila, Philippines, where they met organizers from over 40 countries committed to fighting global imperialism, neoliberalism, and U.S. militarization.
Those indicating attendance on Wherevent included Scott Scheffer, Facundo Rompe, Freddie Spruell, Fidel Agcaoili, Jewelle Dela Cruz, Jennifer Amparo Carcamo, Vito Perez, Paula Abad, Janelle Viray, Celine Qussiny, Nancy Zuniga, Geno Fernandez, Juan Pablo Guevara, Andrew Esposo, Samantha Pineda, Steven Osuna, Dang Da Wei, Bev Tang, Taylor Thomas, Kooper Caraway, Jodi Scofield, Sam Beutler, Rudy Liporada, Ivan Penetrante, Gilbert A. Portillo, Dominico Vega, Alex Marroquin, Diana Sandoval, Arnie Saiki, Ast Aten-Khepera Nut, Eric Tandoc, Raysuli Williams,Cynthia Guardado, Diane Hirsch-garcia, Maridel Andrada, Steve Angeles, Michelle Mondia, Nicole Dumaguindin, Marisol Marquez, Terrie Cervas, Jason Martinez, Kuusela Hilo, Richard Cano, Nikole Cababa.
Centro CSO May Day
Emmanuel Salgado May 3, 2018:
5/1/18 Centro CSO May Day Boyle Heights starting point. #workers #Policekillings #immigration #Charterschools — with Jared Hamil, Luis Humberto Sifuentes, Helga Rodriguez, Carlos M. Montes and Sol Már.
- FB News, FRSO Student Commission meets, lays plans for building student movement in 2013 By staff | February 1, 2013
- FightBack! News, Freedom Road Socialist Organization hosts International Women's Day in Tampa By Jared Hoey | March 10, 2015
- Wherevent FRSO Presentation: International Women's Day
- Wherevent "Minneapolis: Celebrate May Day - International Workers Day 2015"
- Wherevent ILPS 5th International Assembly SoCal Reportback