Married to Katie Byrne Nash.
Fight Back! supporter
As of July 5 2020 members included Jim Byrne.
Iran Peace rally
On the first Saturday of 2020, local groups gathered at De Anza Park to rally against war, especially any escalation against Iran. The event was organized by Tucson Anti-War Committee and sponsored by Veterans for Peace Chapter 13 in conjunction with demonstrations across the United States. 30 Minutes featured excerpts from the event which began with Veterans for Peace member Buzz Davis who introduced the speakers and also spoke. Additional speakers included Jim Byrne, United States Representative Raul Grijalva’s District Director Ruben Reyes, World Beyond War Board President Leah Bolger, Catherine Euler from Women for Survival, and Mary Somers from Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
World Anti-Imperialist Congress
Hundreds of delegates arrived in Caracas from around the world, January 21 2020, the eve of the World Anti-Imperialist Congress. The Congress is being held January 22-24 in Caracas and is hosted by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Venezuela's governing party, which has been under sharp attack by U.S. imperialism.
The congress is bringing together a broad range of anti-imperialist organizations, movements and governments from around 100 countries. At the congress they will exchange views and experiences and will strategize about strengthening the struggle against U.S. imperialism, to create a more peaceful world where countries' national sovereignty is respected.
At the opening reception of the congress tonight, delegates were warmly welcomed by members and leaders of Venezuela's Bolivarian revolutionary movement.
The Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FightBack! delegation Jim Byrne, Sarah Martin and Brad Sigal talked with local and national Venezuelan socialist leaders from the PSUV. This included conducting an in-depth interview with Gladys Requena, the vice president of Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly, and the vice president of the Women's Commission of the PSUV. In addition, the FRSO delegation met anti-imperialist delegates from a range of Latin American countries. As the congress gets underway, they hope to continue to learn from inspiring anti-imperialist movements in Venezuela and around the world and bring that information back to the U.S. where the corporate media generally ignores or demonizes any movement or government that resists U.S. imperialism.
New Students for a Democratic Society (National)
September 20 2019
1 day to go!!!!!!
Tomorrow we will have Enya Silva (top) speak on our panel, Fighting Against Racism, Militarism, and Police Terror on Campus,
Also tommorrow, we will have Jim Byrne (bottom) speak on our panel, Resistance in the Era of Trump: From the Front Lines of Struggle.
CPUSA to FRSO
In 2013, s significant grouping of communists recently joined the Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FightBack! (FRSO). Centered in Tucson, the group ranges from a well-read high school student up to a comrade in his late seventies with lifelong experience in the Communist Party USA. They include students, workers and educators from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, united in struggle for immigrant rights, workers and unions and against U.S. wars and oppression. Rings of other activists and revolutionaries are now discussing this bold move by the Arizona communists.
The decision to leave the Communist Party and join the FRSO was not taken lightly. It was serious and deliberate. As Jafe Arnoldski said, “We discussed the problems we were facing and three things stood out. One, the social-democratic leadership of the Communist Party has rejected Marxism-Leninism and the historical experiences of socialism at a time when the socialist vision is especially necessary. Two, the Communist Party's program and line misleads the working class with illusions about the Democratic Party, while putting socialism on the back burner for some future ‘stage.’ And three, under the social-democratic line, party discipline and organization have deteriorated, accountability and criticism/self-criticism have collapsed and bureaucratic formalities are the norm.”
RSCC Fundraiser and Open Mic - Three Years in the Struggle
Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee organized an event "RSCC Fundraiser and Open Mic - Three Years in the Struggle" at Picture the Homeless, 104-106 East 126 Street, Saturday 28 February 2015.
- For three years now, the Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee(RSCC) has been serving the needs of oppressed nationality people of NYC by working toward the liberation of CUNY. We want CUNY, an institution which puts the interests of the state before the needs of the majority of NYC's population, working class people, to become bases for revolutionary struggles inside and outside the university.
Those indicating support or attendance on Wherevent included Lisa Gagliardo, Nicole Bugarin, Suzanne Bjorndal, Sankofa Taylor, Percy Lujan, Khalil Vasquez, Rajib Lovesramen Miah, Omar Rashid, Tafadar Sourov, Dan Cione, R-naby Shuma , Juan David Lopez Velez, Corey Uhl, Carlos A. Taveras, Jr., Jim Byrne, Marisa Dos Santos, Archer Sackey, Jon Laks, Angie De LaGhetto, Rockey Meitei Saphaba, Katrina Cortes, Rani Ghosson, Nizum Khan, Richard Finkelstein, Kenneth Fuglemsmo.
According to Jim Byrne of FightBack! News, the Tucson Anti War Committee organized an action for Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 5 p.m. at the Federal Building in downtown Tucson. The protest was set for the day that Trump’s new executive order against specific Muslim majority countries was to go into effect.
“We know that the last Muslim ban was successfully resisted by mass struggle at airports and other places and we aim to join the wave of anti-Trump resistance,” said organizer Amanda Molina.
- March 6, 2013,Where to Begin? The Communist Party USA and The Present Crisis, Save the CPUSA website
- FightBack, Arizona communists join Freedom Road Socialist Organization By Tom Burke | December 20, 2013
- http://www.wherevent.com/detail/Revolutionary-Student-Coordinating-RSCC-Fundraiser-and-Open-Mic-Three-Years-in-the-Stuggle RSCC Fundraiser and Open Mic - Three Years in the Struggle]
- FB News, Tucson to protest new Trump Muslim ban By Jim Byrne | March 13, 2017