[act-ma] 8/22 Wild Socialism (Mon)
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Thu Aug 18 09:53:30 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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