ETOL Writers: Gerry Foley

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Gerry Foley

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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June 1972: Problems of the Irish Revolution [ PDF ] (pamphlet)

November 1973: The Test of Ireland [ PDF ] (internal polemic inside the United Secretariat of the Fourth International)

January 1982: Polish Workers Struggle to Maintain Their Dignity and Solidarity

May 1982: The Resurgence of the Mass Movement in Poland

June 1982: Iranians victories open way for new mass upsurge in Near East

April 1986: Libya – “Terrorism”out of control?

August 1995: Ernest Mandel, central leader of Fourth International, dies in Antwerp

June 1996: Bernadette Devlin McAliskey – Sinn Fein should leave peace process

April 1999: Bernadette Devlin McAliskey Speaks on Rosemary Nelson’s Murder in Northern Ireland

January 2008: Rightists Build Parallel Government in Bolivia

January 2008: Pakistan is Explosive in the Wake of Bhutto’s Assasination

January 2008: Chavez’s Defeat in Referendum Opens Up Political Debate

February 2008: Kenya Explodes!

March 2008: Israel Threatens War on Gaza

April 2008: The U.S. Occupation of Iraq is Sinking in a Sea of Hatred

October 2008: U.S. Military Pokes a Hornet’s Nest on the Pakistan Border

September 2009: The Ultra-Right Pot Boils Over

December 2010: U.S.-led Afghanistan war loses credibility with liberal journalists

January 2011: Afghan war expands despite opposition by U.S. majority

February 2011: U.S. readies machinery for military intervention throughout Middle East


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