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

RSU: Thomas Sankara - The Upright Man (Movie)
Starts: 7:00 pm    |   Location: SLCC South City Campus
Description: Room: 2-184
Sankara was known as "the African Che", and became famous in Africa due to his innovative ideas, his devastating humour, his spirit and his altruism. With a gun in one hand and Karl Marx's works in the other, Sankara became president at the age of 34 and served from 1983 to 1987. He immediately set out to shake the foundations of the country that he renamed from the French colonial Upper Volta to Burkina Faso, "Land of Upright Men." More than a classic biography, this film sheds light on the impact that this man and his politic made on Burkina Faso and Africa in general.
Stand For Queer Lives Meeting
Starts: 7:00 pm    |   Location: Mestizo Coffeehouse
Description: This week we will be planning our next demonstration. This demonstration may include civil disobedience. We will also be discussing our upcoming discussion, Talking Shit: A Public Discussion on Gender-segregated Bathrooms.

Meeting will start precisely at 7:15, no exceptions.
SLC stands with Baltimore!
Starts: 1:00 pm    |   Location: Wallace Bennett Federal Building
Description: Utah Against Police Brutality is putting out a call to action!

The protesters of Baltimore are demanding justice! They are met with political repression, military occupation, and distortion in the mass media. We're planning for a peaceful, civil demonstration! We demand that all police officers remain at a distance and practice non-violence.

FROM BALTIMORE TO SLC, END POLICE BRUTALITY!
RSU: The Revolutionary Restistance of the Kurdish people by Nick Godfrey
Starts: 7:00 pm    |   Location: SLCC South City Campus
Description: Room: 2-184

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!
       

 

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.


 

A campaign that aims to prevent LGBTQ suicide, particularly among youth, through activism, legislation, and advocacy.
As a combination of activism, awareness, and legislative pressure S4QL, is active in the Salt Lake Valley to organize panels, speak-outs, and demostrations with the goal of winning something the queer residents of Utah. Our events have garnered media attention, for Queer Prom, and the protection of trans identified immigrants facing deportation, like Nicoll Hernandez-Polanco. 
S4QL especially fights for the protection of homeless transgender youths to whom these statistics apply: 
 
  • Fact 1
  • Fact 2
  • Fact 3
  • Fact 4 
 
In summation: Here is the summation of the status of queer oppression in Utah and the things we have won and the things we will win in the future.

 

 

EDUCATION FOR ALL

 

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!

 

 

 

 

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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