[Marxism] John Black

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Mar 23 07:11:25 MST 2006


JOHN BLACK 1921-2006
Foe of Hitler, organizer of hospital workers
By Deirdre Griswold
Published Mar 23, 2006 1:29 AM

John Black, who died on March 7 at the age of 85, was well known to a wide 
spectrum of the progressive movement­not just in the United States, but 
around the world.

When he joined Sam Marcy and others in founding Workers World Party in 
1959, he brought to it his experiences in the anti-fascist underground in 
Germany when he had been a teenager. He also was already a veteran of the 
struggle to win better wages and benefits for low-paid workers here.

John would go on to become a leading organizer of health care workers, even 
as he publicly opposed U.S. imperialist interventions and befriended 
socialist countries like Cuba and the German Democratic Republic.

Full: http://www.workers.org/2006/us/john-black-0330/

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