[Marxism] Review of Ernest Tate's 'Revolutionary Activism'

John Riddell johnriddell at sympatico.ca
Sun May 18 19:34:41 MDT 2014


Posted today at www.johnriddell.wordpress.com

Breaking a path for the sixties radicalization
Review of Ernest Tate's 'Revolutionary Activism'

"A police cruiser with two uniformed officers pulled up alongside me,"
recalls Ernest Tate in his newly published memoir, Revolutionary Activism.
"They jumped out and asked me for identification. I gave it to them. 'What's
in your suitcase?' Dirty underwear, I said. 'Open it," they ordered. I told
them it was none of their business. They almost went berserk."

To learn how this story ends, you'll just have to read Revolutionary
Activism, or at least the first of its two volumes, dealing with Canada
1955-65. And the suitcase saga, which wrote a page in the history of civil
liberties in Toronto, is only one of many gripping adventures found in
Tate's account of socialist activism in Canada in the years before the
radical upsurge of the late 1960s....

For the full text, see
https://johnriddell.wordpress.com/2014/05/18/breaking-a-path-for-the-sixties
-radicalization/
or http://tinyurl.com/n3zc7dm  

Meet the Author, Ernest Tate.
.and special guests Bryan Palmer, Chris Shenk, and Richard Fidler
at a celebration of the publication of Revolutionary Activism in the 1950s
and 60s
by Ernest Tate, on Wednesday, June 11, 6:30 p.m. 
at Paupers Pub (second floor), 539 Bloor St. West (Bathurst Station),
Toronto.




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