What is the RSU?

Democratic

We are a democratic group. Everyone who advocates an anti-capitalist stance is welcome to vote, make motions and otherwise help steer the RSU's campaigns. But voting, as we know, is not enough to make a democracy and allow voices to be heard. We also place prime importance on empowering oppressed person's decisions.

Anti-Capitalist

Member of our organization know that Capitalism is intrinsically exploitative and recklessly self-destructive system that was built by the rich, and for the rich. Its institutions encourage the worst in people and divides us any way it can to more thoroughly brutalizes us.

Non-tendency

Our organization is non-tendency. This means that means your welcome if you are Communist, Anarchist, socialist, unidentified, or any other freedom fighter, if you are anti-capitalist you can help build that vision with us.

Revolutionary

The solution to the problems of capitalism ultimately do not not come in the shape of reform. The political institutions that regulate our social relations are built on a foundation whose core of the dictatorship of capital. Our strategies a built with knowledge of antagonism between us and that system, which ultimately must be unseated.

REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETINGS

February 9, 2016
  • Weekly Meeting
    Starts: 6:00 pm    |   Location: Union Den in the Student Union, University of Utah


 

CAMPAIGNS

   

ALL OUT TO DEFEND RASMEA ODEH!

The Revolutionary Students Union, in association with Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), is committed to campaigning to stop the bogus imprisonment of Rasmea Odeh.


 
Rasmea Odeh is a 67 year old Palestinian American community leader who was tortured by the Israelis in 1969.
Organizers of the nationwide effort to get justice for longtime Palestinian American leader Rasmea Odeh are urging an all-out mobilization for Odeh’s sentencing in Detroit Federal Court on the morning of March 12. Odeh is facing deportation and up to ten years in jail on a trumped-up immigration charge.
Though Rasmea has been unjustly convicted, her struggle is far from over.
 
  • Is being railroaded by a Zionist Judge who refuses recuse himself
  • In an unprecedented move, banned solidarity rallies in front of the court house on the pretense "witness tampering"
  • Has been banned from testifying about the various torture she endured by the Israeli court
  • She has been placed in Solitary Confinement in Retaliation for her self-defense 
 
In summation: The court case is show trial manufactured to punish Palestinian activists, women, and usher in a new era of attacking those who would support countries fighting liberation against imperialist powers. Rasmea needs our help!
       

 

Fight the Hikes!

 

The Revolutionary Students Union, in association with Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), demands that all public universities around Utah place a freeze on tuition for next 5 years.

 


Following in the footsteps in similar successful struggles waged by SDSs' all around the United States, the Revolutionary Students Union has started the Students Against Tuition Hikes.
Our aim is likewise very commonsense, agreeable, and achievable, benefiting all students around Utah. This year Utah has a surplus budget and we demand that this glut go to one of the terribly funded education systems in the US. The victory has many layers that need to be won before we can achieve this goal and we firmly hold that such an achievement is something can be won through popular struggle.
Along with the support of staff and professors around the state, we have also have the commitment of the University of Utah's President Pershing to help us win it. However, it is up to us to take it by forming a broad campaign among those most affected by this crippling injustice of skyrocketing tuition cost. Join us on campus and in the streets as we take action to create a change!

 

  • We demand that all state-run colleges and universities commit to a 5 year tuition freeze.
  • We demand that Utah state legislature supply the gap in funds from the state's surplus budget.
  • We will fight for our demands through creating a mass student movement capable of pressuring all responsible officials.
 

 

Utah, along with the rest of the country, has experienced a 600% increase in tuition since 1980 with no commensurate increase in working wages. Student debt around the country now crests over a crippling 1 TRILLION dollars. We need to stop it. It's better for students and for the prosperity of our country.

 

STAND FOR QUEER LIVES

 The Revolutionary Students Union stands against the oppression committed against transgendered and other persons on the gender spectrum in the state of Utah.


Stand For Queer Lives is a group that aims to prevent LGBTQ suicide by empowering queer youth and queer POC to participate in their own liberation through activism, advocacy, and education. Currently, our focus involves the local struggle to get public accommodations for transgender people in Salt Lake City and fighting to demand Justice for the many transgender people murdered in 2015.
Please join us Fridays 7pm at Mestizo Coffeehouse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Revolutionary Students Union is affiliated with Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)

In 2013, the RSU affiliated with the SDS as a chapter in good standing and regularly participates in it nationwide campaigns in addition to its own statewide initiatives.  

The new SDS was born on January 16, 2006, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A group of high school and college students, seeing the pressing need for a broad based group to unite fractured local student groups, worked with members of the old SDS to re-launch the organization. They issued a press release calling for a new generation of SDS to build a radical multi-issue organization grounded in the principle of participatory democracy. Since then, the new SDS has grown to over 150 chapters around the country, winning victories for over 11 years!

 
Click here if you want to start or find your own SDS in your community.

 
 
 

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