The life and times of Bob Pennington, part 1

Submitted by AWL on 6 November, 2008 - 2:07 Author: Patrick Avaakum

Bob Pennington died in 1997. He was a leading activist or organiser first for the "Healy" Trotskyists, then for the "Solidarity" group, then for the "Mandelite" IMG.

This tribute examines the history of those groups and Pennington's role in them, and discusses why British Trotskyism failed to build a big, effective organisation out of the great radicalisation of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Part 2 of this obituary is in Workers' Liberty 39.

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