Marxist Writers: Gerry Foley

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Gerry Foley

1939 – 2012



Gerry Foley became radicalized at the Indiana University's Russian and East European Institute in 1960 under the impact of the Cuban Revolution. He joined the Fair Play for Cuba Committee and shortly therafter, the Young Socialist Alliance. Later he joined the Trotskyist Socialist Workers Party and joined the staff of Intercontinental Press, a journal published by the SWP for the Fourth International. Gerry spoke close to 80 languages including Gaelic, whose poetry he would avidely read. Gerry was known as a staunch defender of the Irish freedom struggle and was called upon to analysie and discuss with Irish revolutionaries fighting for an Irish workers republic.


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The Test of Ireland (1973 – internal polemic inside the United Secretariat of the Fourth International. 7.1 mb PDF)

Rightists Build Parallel Government in Bolivia (2008)

Pakistan is Explosive in the Wake of Bhutto’s Assasination (2008)

Israel Threatens War on Gaza (2008)

Chavez’s Defeat in Referendum Opens Up Political Debate (2008)

The U.S. Occupation of Iraq is Sinking in a Sea of Hatred (2008)

Kenya Explodes! (2008)

U.S.-led Afghanistan war loses credibility with liberal journalists (2010)

Afghan war expands despite opposition by U.S. majority (2011)

U.S. readies machinery for military intervention throughout Middle East (2011)


Last updated on 1 May 2012