Barry Sheppard. The Socialist Workers Party, 1960-1988.

Biblioteca / 2000-2009   2010-2021

Barry Sheppard. The Party: The Socialist Workers Party, 1960-1988.

Chippendale, Australia: Resistance Books, 2005/2019. 2 volúmenes.

CONTENTS

Volume I

The Sixties

Preface

1 – How I Came to Join the SWP

2 – First Lessons

3 – The Southern Sit-Ins and the Founding of the YSA

4 – Early Battles

5 – The Cuban Revolution Changes the World!

6 – The Freedom Rides

7 – Rifts in the SWP

8 – The Sino-Soviet Split

9 – The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

10 – The Cuban Missile Crisis

11 – “Subversion” in Indiana

12 – The March on Washington

13 – The 1963 Convention of the SWP

14 – The Kennedy Assassination

15 – Malcolm X

16 – A Black for President

17 – I Leave the YSA and Become Militant Editor

18 – The New Antiwar Movement

19 – The Overthrow of the Algerian Revolution

20 – The 1965 Convention of the SWP

21 – Fidel Castro Attacks Trotskyism

22 – Antiwar Sentiment Deepens

23 – A Political Assassination

24 – The First Black Panther Party

25 – A New Stage of the Antiwar Movement

26 – Big Events in World Politics

27 – 1967: The Struggles Heat Up

28 – The 1968 Tet Offensive in Vietnam

29 – The Assassination of Martin Luther King

30 – The May-June 1968 Revolutionary Uprising in France

31 – The Prague Spring

32 – Talking to the GIs

33 – A Trip Around the World

34 – Farrell Dobbs and the Political Committee

35 – Brussels

36 – The 1969 World Congress

37 – Another World Trip

38 – Growth as the Radicalization Deepens

39 – The 1969 Fall Antiwar Offensive

40 – The Deepening Faction Fight in the International

41 – May 1970, the Great Student Strike

42 – New Assignments

43 – Chicano Moratorium and Mass Marches for Women’s Rights

44 – Black September and Martial Law in Québec

45 – April 24, 1971

46 – A Campaign Party

47 – The 1971 SWP Convention

48 – The End of the War

49 – Functioning as National Secretary

50 – Discussion on Gay Liberation

51 – The 1973 Party Convention

52 – What the Radicalization Accomplished

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Volume II

Interregnum, Decline and Collapse, 1973-1988

INTRODUCTION

Part One

Interregnum, 1973-1979

1 – THE EBBING OF THE RADICALIZATION

2 – THE MILITARY COUP IN CHILE

3 – ARAB-ISRAEL WAR

4 – THE FACTION STRUGGLE IN THE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL DEEPENS

5 – THE EXPULSION OF THE INTERNATIONALIST TENDENCY

6 – TWO VIEWS OF INTERNATIONALISM

7 – POLITICAL FERMENT

8 – THE BOSTON BUSING WAR

9 – REVOLUTION IN PORTUGAL

10 – NEW CAMPAIGNS

11 – CONTINUED GROWTH

12 – A NEW SITUATION IN THE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL

13 – REBUILDING THE INTERNATIONAL

14 – DISTURBING DEVELOPMENTS

15 – THE TURN TO INDUSTRY

16 – THE IRANIAN REVOLUTION

17 – REVOLUTION IN NICARAGUA

18 – THE 1979 WORLD CONGRESS

Part Two

Decline and Collapse, 1980-1988

19 – THE DRAFT, THE PRDF SUIT, AND A NEW BLACK PARTY

20 – THE EMERGENCE OF A CULT

21 – AFGHANISTAN

22 – IRAN

23 – POLAND

24 – GRENADA

25 – WAR IN NICARAGUA

26 – THE TURN DERAILS

27 – AN ALTERNATIVE PATH FOR THE TURN

28 – FACTION FIGHT AND SPLIT

29 – MY CULPABILITY

30 – I LEAVE THE LEADERSHIP

31 – CAROLINE AND I LEAVE THE SWP

32 – CONCLUSIONS

APPENDIX: AN EXAMPLE OF WORK IN THE UNIONS

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