Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The Impossibilists – the SPC and One Big Union

Hot off the press, THE IMPOSSIBILISTS is a collection of writings from the Socialist Party of Canada and the One Big Union from 1906 to 1938. There is also an introductory essay which describes the growth of the party in Western Canada and how the OBU developed out of it. Articles were chosen both for contemporary relevance and historical interest. Of interest today is their insistance that socialism be of a libertarian nature and not statism and the holistic philosophy that underlay this view. Of historical interest are the origins of the OBU, the debates on the Russian Revolution and the descriptions of the working conditions and struggles of that period. Included as well are the writings of labour martyr, Ginger Goodwin, back in print after 93 years.

This is a revised and updated version of the 1995 ms., with new material added. 90 pages, $10.00. (add $2.00 postage for US orders.) Will take Pay Pal. Cheques made out to L. Gambone. Available from Red Lion Press, Box 297, Stn A, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 4W7 or


Blogger Renegade Eye said...

Is the Socialist Party you're writing about, what is called "left communist," or is it the Second Int'l party?

3:47 AM  
Blogger Larry Gambone said...

They refused to join the SI seeing it as reformist and not really socialist.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Renegade Eye said...

Maryam Namazie actually comes from the left communist tradition. She is effective politically. As a whole, they are sectarian. Everything is reformist to them.

12:09 AM  

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