Item #10093 I Wor Kuen’s Reactionary Line on May Day and the Workers’ Movement. Wei Min She.

I Wor Kuen’s Reactionary Line on May Day and the Workers’ Movement

San Francisco: Wei Min She, 1974. First edition. A document of doctrinal squabbling between two Asian-American Marxist-Leninist groups over the draft of Wei Min She’s (WMS) “Asian Contingent Solidarity Statement,” which was to be read at a 1974 May Day celebration. According to Wei Min She, IWK was invited to criticize the draft and to participate in reshaping it, but they declined and instead published it in the inaugural issue of their journal. This document outlines the ideological differences between the two groups and their divergent political lines and reflects the endemic conflict among tiny sects of Marxist-Leninists throughout the 1970s.

An Appendix includes the documents discussed including 1.) Finalized Asian Contingent Statement presented at ‘74 May Day Rally 2. IWK’s Letter, “draft” of Asian Contingent Statement, and IWK’s Reply 3. Partial list of contingents in Bay Area May Day Rally of ‘74 and 4. What’s Wei Min She.

Stapled, photo-illustrated wrappers ( 10 ¾” x 8 ½”), 10, [8], [2] (blank) pp. Light wear, darkening, Near Fine. Only two copies in OCLC at Stanford and UC Berkeley. Scarce. Item #10093

Price: $95.00