[Marxism] Fwd: Review Essay: Reaching for Revolution | Solidarity
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Brick and Phelps breathe life into the following figures:
• Emil Mazey, a veteran of the dissident communist Proletarian Party and
then the Socialist Party, and a UAW leader opposed the No Strike Pledge,
who in 1946 spearheaded a rebellious protest of 10,000 U.S. troops
against an occupation of the Philippines that was engaged in suppressing
former allies in the People’s Anti-Japanese Army (the Hukbalahap
• Claudia Jones and C. L. R. James, Afro-Caribbean leaders of the
Communist Party and the Socialist Workers Party, who were targeted for
deportation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1948, then
respectively exiled in 1955 and 1953.
• Gloria Richardson, a 39-year-old African American single mother who
led the Cambridge, Maryland chapter of the Student Nonviolent
Coordinating Committee (SNCC), bringing a prophetic revolutionary
consciousness to the wave of protests between 1962 and 1964.
• Steven Kiyoshi Kuromiya, a 25-year old Japanese American activist,
born in a World War II relocation camp, who launched the Gay Liberation
Front (GLF) in Philadelphia in 1969.
• Julia Reichert, a working-class first generation college student from
a conservative background who was recruited to the New Left New American
Movement (NAM) in the 1970s and emerged as one of the premier
independent radical filmmakers of her generation.
• Benjamin Linder, a radical engineer, unicyclist and entertainer from
Seattle who in 1987 was murdered by U.S.-backed contras in Nicaragua
where he relocated to aid the Sandinista cause by helping on a
small-scale hydro-electric project.
• Winona LaDuke, an Ojibwe from Minnesota who fought for the rights of
indigenous people internationally and joined Ralph Nader as vice
presidential candidate of the Green Party in 1996 and 2000.
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