Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The history of the Socialist Party of Canada and the OBU (One Big Union) in western Canada is an often forgotten chapter of Canadian history. Red Lion Press has now corrected this with a collection of the writings of these two organizations. Here's the promo for this new book.
The Impossibilists
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 insistence 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


Larry Gambone said...

Thanks for the publicity, Molly. Note, that after our mutual experience with getting stuff published I went POD and had it done and delivered in 10 days!

mollymew said...

I guess that it's the way to go.

Anonymous said...

Naja, ob das alles so richtig ist..