Doug Jeness

William Warren celtman at
Thu Apr 12 03:00:04 MDT 2001

SWP/YSA anononymous

>From: Louis Proyect <lnp3 at>
>Reply-To: marxism at
>To: marxism at
>Subject: Doug Jeness
>Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 09:06:47 -0400
>I learned from informed sources yesterday that Doug Jenness and John Sarge
>were expelled from the American Socialist Workers Party. Jenness was a 40
>or so year veteran of the party, who edited the Militant and served on the
>political committee for many years. He was recruited at Carleton in the
>early 1960s, the Minneapolis college where sect leader Jack Barnes was also
>a student. Sarge had been a member since the early 1970s at least. I
>remember him as a rank-and-file factory worker in the Houston branch in the
>mid 1970s, but somewhere along the line he became a frequent party
>electoral candidate. At its high point, the formerly Trotskyist SWP and
>youth group had nearly 2000 members. Now it consists of less than 300,
>mostly aging members who would be ill-equipped to deal with life outside
>the sect. If anybody has information on why these two were expelled, please
>contact me. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can post from the home
>page of which does not require a return address. I
>especially would like to hear from disgruntled SWP'ers reading the
>archives--you know who you are!
>Louis Proyect
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