[Marxism] Fwd: Sandy Boyer, R.I.P. | The Broken Elbow

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Feb 19 13:02:53 MST 2016

Sandy Boyer, socialist fighter, died this week. His death is a loss to 
all the working class struggles, the social justice movements in the US, 
Ireland, and indeed, the world that he was involved in.

Whether it was teamsters or teachers in the US, political prisoners in 
Ireland, Puerto Rican activists, Palestinian solidarity campaigners, or 
the Black Lives Matter movement, Sandy was tirelessly exercising his 
brilliant organizing skills on their behalf.

Descended from what we might call American royalty, his mother Sophia 
Ripley Ames, came from a family who participated in the American 
Revolution. She was born in The Old Manse in Concord, Mass., now a 
National Historic Landmark, in whose backyard in April 1775, the first 
shot in the American Revolutionary War was fired, a shot described 
famously by Ralph Waldo Emerson, who also lived for a time in ‘The Old 
Manse’, as ‘the shot heard around the world’.

full: http://thebrokenelbow.com/2016/02/13/sandy-boyer-r-i-p/

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