About Us

The International Socialist Organization (ISO) is committed to building a left alternative to a world of war, racism and poverty.

We have branches and members in about 40 cities across the country. At our meetings and in our publications, we present an alternative socialist view on the issues that affect society–and a vision of a different kind of society, dedicated to meeting people’s needs, not expanding the wealth and power of a minority. Our members are involved in helping to build many struggles: the movement to stop the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan, 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.

Find out more about the International Socialist Organization by looking through the ISO Web site.

Read “Where We Stand” for a summary statement of what the ISO is for.

We are active in a number of locations throughout the Bay Area:

The UC Berkeley branch of the ISO is meeting with the Oakland branch (see below) over the summer. To get in touch with us, drop into one of our meetings, or email us at berkeley@norcalsocialism.org.

The Oakland branch meets regularly on Mondays at 6:30pm at the First Christian Church at 111 Fairmount Ave. We are active in the city at large and on Laney Community College campus. To get in touch with us, email us at laney@norcalsocialism.org, or drop into one of our meetings.

The ISO is active at multiple locations on the Peninsula, including Stanford University and Cañada College. To get in touch with us, email us at peninsula@norcalsocialism.org.

To get in touch with the ISO in Sacramento, email us at sacramento@norcalsocialism.org.

San Francisco
The San Francisco branch of the ISO meets Wednesdays at 7pm in Room 304 of the Redstone Building at 2940 16th Street, between Mission Street and South Van Ness Avenue, just 1/2 block from 16th Street BART. We are active in the community and at City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. To get in touch with us, come to one of our regular meetings, or email us at sf.mission@norcalsocialism.org.