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China, South Africa and the USA : The many revolutionary lives of Frank Glass

14:00pm Sun 09 Apr

About this session

Frank Glass also known as Li Fu-jen, or John Liang, worked on three continents, and in each one was a central revolutionary figure. He was a foundation member of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA); a member of the Executive of the Communist League in China; and on the editorial board of the Militant, the Trotskyist paper in the USA. Always a revolutionary, he lived three full lives; as pioneer and militant in South Africa; as publicist and organizer in China; and as writer and teacher in America. This talk will detail the many revolutionary lives and experiences of this remarkable revolutionary.

WE RECOMMEND YOU PAIR THIS SESSION WITH A short history of American Trotskyism in the From little things: Revolutionary Organisation stream.

Recommended Reading

C. Frank Glass: The Labor Movement in South Africa (March 1930)
The Restless Revolutionary: The extraordinary but forgotten story of Frank Glassby Baruch Hirsonin Porcupine Press
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