Old comrades

November 24, 2013 at 5:07 pm (good people, James P. Cannon, Jim D, left, Marxism, political groups, revolution, sectarianism, Shachtman, socialism, solidarity, song, trotskyism)

I’ve just returned from a get-together with some old comrades – in a couple of cases (well, three to be exact), people I’ve known more or less since first getting involved with the serious left in the early-to-mid seventies. It dawned on me that as well as being comrades they’re some of my oldest and closest friends. And one of them, at least, I rate amongst the most admirable and principled people I’ve ever known.

I also learned a new (well, new to me) sectarian song that some readers might enjoy:


  1. Old comrades | OzHouse said,

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  2. Jim Denham said,

    Just in case anyone’s wondering, my get-together had nothing to do with this:

    • Rosie B said,

      Were they No Platforming you or were you boycotting them?

      • Jim Denham said,

        Both: they’re a bunch of Pabloites.

  3. Mike Killingworth said,

    Great stuff 🙂

  4. james L davis said,

    Cooks Can Govern by C.L R. James was mY Professor! I remember when a womans Place was the Union! The word on the Streets was Angela(Davis) has gone Underground! I ‘m sbm and Marxist develops in ea nation differently and Never Mentions is trillions spent to guarantee the Socialism didn’t lift the Masses via washn dc and palmetto state low country Vitnam veteran 66-67 army Pleiku Qui nhon ammo dump james L

  5. Lynn Ferguson said,

    Was good as always to see you Jim

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