[Marxism] Steve Beren
lancemurdoch at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 08:09:08 MST 2005
I've just been reading over this fellows web site. Has anyone ever
met him? I wonder how someone goes from being an SWPer for over two
decades to "a Christian, a patriot, and a supporter of the U.S.-led
war against terrorism".
HOW COMMUNISTS VIEWED JOHN KERRY IN 1971
by Steve Beren, September 30, 2004
>From 1968 to 1990, I was a radical antiwar protester, an opponent of
the U.S. government, and a revolutionary socialist activist – a
supporter of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP). The SWP, which still
exists today, was a New York-based pro-Castro communist faction.
Since I left the SWP in 1990, I have become a Christian, a patriot,
and a supporter of the U.S.-led war against terrorism. I have a
special insight into the motivations of the current antiwar movement,
the fallacies of their arguments, and the role of far left extremists
behind the scenes. I was a member of SWP until 1990, and was directly
involved in the Vietnam antiwar movement as a member of the SWP in the
1960s and 1970s.
When I attended City College of New York (CCNY) from 1968 to 1970, I
was a member of the Young Socialist Alliance (youth group of the SWP)
and was active in the campus chapter of the Student Mobilization
Committee to End the War in Vietnam. During two decades of radical
activity, I organized protests against the war in Vietnam; publicized
socialist election campaigns; and defended the Nicaraguan Sandinistas,
Cuban communists, and the Palestine Liberation Organization.
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