[act-ma] 8/22 Wild Socialism (Mon)

Bill Bumpus wbumpus62 at comcast.net
Thu Jun 30 08:31:33 PDT 2016

*Monday, August 22 – 7:00 p.m.*

*Somerville Public Library*

*79 Highland Avenue, Somerville*

Somerville author Marty Comack will discuss his recent work, /Wild 
Socialism: Workers Councils in Revolutionary Berlin, 1918-1921/.

/Wild Socialism/ examines the rise, development, and decline of 
revolutionary councils of industrial workers in Berlin at the end of the 
First World War.  This popular movement spread throughout Germany, and 
was without precedent in either the theory or practice of the Social 
Democratic party and the trade unions allied to it.

Marty has been employed as a soldier, merchant seaman, civil servant and 
university lecturer.  He received a doctorate in political science from 
Northeastern University, holds graduate degrees from Harvard and the 
University of Massachusetts Amherst, and attended the Academy of Labor 
and Social Relations (Moscow) as well as the Fundacion para la Education 
de Trabajadores (Mexico).He is a past member of the Industrial Workers 
of the World (IWW) and served a term on its executive board.

This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Fountain Avenue Labor Support Committee

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