In 1950s America, the Cold War was raging, but socialists were playing key roles in the early civil rights movement. We can’t afford to let that radical history be sanitized.
Joel Geier has been a revolutionary Marxist activist for over six decades. He was the national secretary and chairman of the Young People's Socialist League, then of the International Socialists.
The Berkeley Free Speech Movement is rightly remembered as a crucial moment in the upsurges of the 1960s. Less remembered is the role that radicals, especially members of the Independent Socialist Club, played in that movement.