Item S10.89 - Press release - what's behind the Solzhenitsyn hue and cry? Sydney, 1974, 2 p.

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Press release - what's behind the Solzhenitsyn hue and cry? Sydney, 1974, 2 p.


  • 1971-1991. (Creation)

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Socialist Party of Australia (1971-).
Objectives - A socialist Australia, the nationalisation of the means of production, distribution, exchange communication, transport and information and of large landed estates, and the transfer of power from the capitalist class to the working class.
Publicists - Stephen Bulloch, Jim Henderson, Ivan Ivanoff, David Ryan.
Note: Moscow-oriented marxist-leninist party Split from Communist Party of Australia in 1971 Aligned with Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

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Born in Scotland in 1907, James B. Henderson emigrated to Australia with his parents, settling in the mining communities of Blair Athol and later Collinsville in Central Queensland. Employed as a schoolteacher in Collinsville in the late 1920s, Henderson soon became an active and vocal member of the Communist Party of Australia (CPA). In 1944 following the election of Fred Paterson as the CPA candidate for Bowen, a campaign in which Henderson played a significant role, Henderson was called to Brisbane by the Party to act as a fulltime functionary. In 1960 Henderson worked as a translator for Ho Chi Minh in North Vietnam. In 1981 he joined the newly formed Socialist Party of Australia, continuing until his death in 1998 to be an outspoken critic of capitalism and social injustice.

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  • English

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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