[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:

Great interview on her decades of pioneering movement and party work:

Her document on the party's work in the women's movement, page 16 at

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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