[Marxism] Rita Shaw, presente!

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 09:02:39 MDT 2016


A stalwart of the '50s SWP generation.
Obit at:
http://funerals.coop/obituaries/rita-shaw.html

Great interview on her decades of pioneering movement and party work:
http://www.washingtonhistory.org/files/library/Shaw.pdf

Her document on the party's work in the women's movement, page 16 at
https://www.marxists.org/history/etol/document/swp-us/idb/
swp-1970-76-db/v33n14-aug-1975-disc-bul.pdf

What's remarkable about this document is not just its mature but ambitious
recommendations, but also the nature of the intervention: Rita learned her
politics in a party that welcomed critical, many-sided discussion, but was
in a few years she was to be driven out for trying to maintain those norms.



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