[Marxism] A terminally ill subscriber

John Obrien causecollector at msn.com
Wed Dec 13 01:33:42 MST 2006

I am deeply saddened to hear of Brian Shannon's brain cancer.  I certainly 
would like to communicate with him.  Can he be flown to Cuba, to possibly 
get better medical care?
The Cuban medical field has helped many far better, than the U. S. medicine 
Surely a wonderful comrade as Brian, should get Cuban medical help.

I hope those who have influence with the Cuban governent and Brian, can 
consider this alternative for Brian, over the current hospice.

This is my hope, that there is still time, to have this comrade remain 
involved with us, for future struggles ahead, that are to come.

John O'Brien

>From: Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com>
>Reply-To: Activists and scholars in Marxist 
>tradition<marxism at lists.econ.utah.edu>
>To: marxism at lists.econ.utah.edu
>Subject: [Marxism] A terminally ill subscriber Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 
>16:19:27 -0500
>Many Marxmailers and Yahoo SWP mailing list subscribers must surely 
>remember Brian Shannon, who posted regularly to both lists. Unfortunately 
>Brian, who is in his mid-60s, developed brain cancer this year. He is now 
>close to death and in hospice care. His son Michael visits him regularly 
>there and Gus Horowitz, a member of the same socialist group that Brian and 
>I belonged to, informed me that Brian would like to hear from people who 
>remember him either from his time in the party or from his participation on 
>these email lists.
>Procedurally, I'd suggest the following. If you want more information on 
>Brian's condition, I can forward that to you. If you would like to 
>communicate with Brian through his son, who will print out anything he gets 
>and read it to him, I will send you his email address.
>I know how much that sharing experiences, ideas and even disagreements with 
>comrades here meant to him and expect that he will value any communications 
>from you until the very end.
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