Boston Science for the People seeks to:
raise awareness of the political nature of science and technology;
- expose and critique the ways science and technology are controlled by the wealthy and used for private gain and domination rather than to address human needs;
- bring scientific knowledge and solidarity to collaborations with progressive community organizations and like-minded groups;
- defend STEM workers’ right to organize;
- actively rebuild the left to bring about structural change such that science ultimately serves people’s needs.
To these ends, the chapter organizes public talks and teach-ins, participates in science- and tech-oriented coalitions and demonstrations, walks the picket line with striking workers, writes politically and scientifically informed articles on science and society, and distributes Science for the People magazine.