[Marxism] The American revolutionary Nat Weinstein died this morning
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Fri May 9 17:54:04 MDT 2014
The American revolutionary Nat Weinstein died this morning. The following
was forwarded by his comrade Carole Seligman:
Nat Weinstein died early this morning. He was my main teacher in the
socialist movement--mainly because he understood to the marrow of his bones
the class structure of society and the class struggle; and he taught this
to me among many, many people. He came to the socialist movement as a
worker (in the Merchant Marines) and stayed a worker for his whole life.
One of his great contributions to the socialist movement was his early
appreciation of and association with, Malcolm X. That association brought
Malcolm's ideas and militancy (and the ideas of self-defense and rejection
of the ruling class political parties) to perhaps hundred of thousands of
people with the SWP's publications of Malcolm's speeches and interviews.
He lead the struggle in the SWP to stay true to the revolutionary program
of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, and James P. Cannon--a struggle which was
lost, but carried out in a principled way that helped to preserve the
revolutionary program for future generations of workers who will take up
this struggle. He was imbued with revolutionary optimism for his whole life.
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