At the Onset of the ‘Sixties’ Radicalization: A Youthful Year In Europe 1961–62
John Riddell
by John Riddell
1M ago
By John Riddell 1. A Quest for Personal Autonomy 2. My Background in Activism 3. Setting Sail for Europe 4. Arrival in Germany 5. Work Camp and Language School 6. Dissident Socialists in Divided Berlin 7. Student Life in Freiburg 8. A Brush with Germany’s Rightists 9. Socialist Discord over Cuba 10. An Instructive Stay […] The post At the Onset of the ‘Sixties’ Radicalization: A Youthful Year In Europe 1961–62 appeared first on John Riddell ..read more
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HALT ISRAEL/U.S. SLAUGHTER IN PALESTINE!
John Riddell
by John Riddell
7M ago
HALT ISRAEL/U.S. SLAUGHTER IN PALESTINE! The following speech was made by Suzanne Weiss at a  Defend Palestine rally held in Toronto’s City Hall Square on December 2, 2023. The rally was called by Toronto4Palestine. Stop US/Israel resumption of genocide on Palestine! * For an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza * Trudeau, end Canadian complicity […] The post HALT ISRAEL/U.S. SLAUGHTER IN PALESTINE! appeared first on John Riddell ..read more
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‘Let’s Rent a Train’
John Riddell
by John Riddell
11M ago
A New Video on the League for Socialist Action and the ‘Sixties’ Radicalization By John Riddell: A dramatic ninety-minute video is now available online portraying the achievements of the socialist movement in Canada sixty years ago. “Let’s Rent a Train” is a unique film portrayal of socialist activism in the 1960s, now available online at […] The post ‘Let’s Rent a Train’ appeared first on John Riddell ..read more
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Amilcar Cabral: A Pan-African Revolutionary
John Riddell
by John Riddell
1y ago
The relevance of his praxis for Africa in a world undergoing geopolitical reconfiguration By Ameth LO, Pan-African militant and Member of GRILA (www.grila.org), Toronto Dakar June 20th, 2022. The renewed general interest in Pan-Africanism among young people, and interest in the work of Cabral in particular, can be largely explained by the urgency of current […] The post Amilcar Cabral: A Pan-African Revolutionary appeared first on John Riddell ..read more
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The Communist Manifesto at 175
John Riddell
by John Riddell
1y ago
By John Riddell: I made the presentation that follows on 26 February to a webinar organized by the International Manifesto Group to mark the 175th anniversary of the publication of the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels. The  International Manifesto Group is a solidarity collective based in Winnipeg and chaired by Radhika Desai. […] The post The Communist Manifesto at 175 appeared first on John Riddell ..read more
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Sankara: ‘Better One Step Forward with the People’
John Riddell
by John Riddell
1y ago
Thomas Sankara: ‘Better One Step Forward with the People Than Ten Steps Without!’ The following historic speech by President Thomas Sankara was delivered in 1983 in New Delhi, India. Sankara, the leader of a popular revolution in the West African country of Burkina Faso, was assassinated 45 years ago in a foreign-backed coup d’etat. The […] The post Sankara: ‘Better One Step Forward with the People’ appeared first on John Riddell ..read more
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Remembering George Bryant 1931–2022
John Riddell
by John Riddell
1y ago
The socialist movement lost a long-time organizer and master builder with the death on December 26, 2022, of George Bryant, at the age of 91. George and his life partner Bea Bryant were influential figures in the Ontario socialist movement from the 1950s. Bea Bryant died in 2016 (see A Life for Socialism). Working from […] The post Remembering George Bryant 1931–2022 appeared first on John Riddell ..read more
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Remembering George Bryant 1932–2022
John Riddell
by John Riddell
1y ago
  The socialist movement lost a long-time organizer and master builder with the death on December 26, 2022, of George Bryant at the age of 91. George and his life partner Beatrice Bryant were influential figures in the Ontario socialist movement from the 1950s. Bea Bryant died in 2016 (see A Life for Socialism). Working […] The post Remembering George Bryant 1932–2022 appeared first on John Riddell ..read more
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The Second International’s Conflicted Legacy
John Riddell
by John Riddell
2y ago
By Mike Taber: Virtually all socialists today are direct descendants of the Second International of 1889 to 1914. Also known as the Socialist International, this movement grouped the greater part of the world’s organized working class under the banner of socialist revolution, and was viewed by capitalists everywhere as a threat to their existence. Yet relatively […] The post The Second International’s Conflicted Legacy appeared first on John Riddell ..read more
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The Comintern’s Twenty-One Conditions, 1920
John Riddell
by John Riddell
2y ago
Editor’s Note on the 21 Conditions During 1920, a wide range of socialist parties and currents were considering affiliation to the newly formed Communist International. Many of these formations were still mired, in their policies and practices, in the weaknesses of the Second International, which had collapsed at the outset of the World War in […] The post The Comintern’s Twenty-One Conditions, 1920 appeared first on John Riddell ..read more
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