Roger Keeran

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Roger Keeran


Roger Keeran is labor and policy studies coordinator, at The Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies, Empire State College, New York.

Anti Vietnam War

In the mid 1960s, while studying in his home state of Michigan, Roger Keeran was chair of Detroit Committee to End the War in Vietnam.

CP and the Auto unions

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Roger Keeran is the author of "The Communist Party and the Auto Workers' Unions", ppb. 1986; copyright 1980; International Publishers Co., Inc., New York,

Endorsed Communist Party Call

On March 30 2002 the Communist Party USA paper People’s Weekly World called for a national holiday in honor of late Farm Workers Union leader Cesar Chavez. The article was followed by a long list of endorsersincluding Roger Keeran, Almost all endorsers were confirmed members of the Communist Party USA[1].

"Socialism Betrayed"

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In 2004 Roger Keeran, and Thomas Kenny published "Socialism Betrayed: Behind the Collapse of the Soviet Union"

Special thanks went to Bahman Azad, Norman Markowitz, Michael Parenti, Anthony Coughlan, and Betty Smith for reading the entire manuscript and suggesting editorial and substantive changes. We would also like to thank those who read all or parts of the manuscript and those who shared their ideas and sometimes their encouragement: Gerald Horne, Frank Goldsmith, Erwin Marquit, Sam Webb, Elena Mora, Mark Rosenzweig, Gerald Meyer, Joe Sims, Lee Dlugin, Pat Barile, Daniel Rubin, Phillip Bonosky, Bill Davis, Evelina Alarcon, Tim Wheeler, Scott Marshall, Noel Rabinowitz, Paul Mishler, Jarvis Tyner, Esther Moroze, Marilyn Bechtel, Gerald Erickson, Constance Pohl, Jackie DiSalvo, Richard Najarian and Brawee Najarian, and Jim Miller.

Also thankedd were librarians, Mark Rosenzweig of the Reference Center for Marxist Studies and Jackie Lavalle, for helping with the research, and Eileen Jamison for tracking down numerous books and articles. Also owed a debt of gratitude were Gregory Grossman for helping find sources on the second economy. Also thankedd were SUNY Empire State College for granting a sabbatical leave to Roger Keeran during which he did some early research and writing. Catherine Keeran for her assistance and Alice Ward and John Ward for providing accommodations and company, while Roger did research at the University of Texas. David Granville, Derek Kotz, Ian Denning and Charles Keller, and for technical help.[2]

Science & Society

In 2009, Contributing Editors to Science & Society, a New York based "journal of Marxist Thought and Analysis", were:[3];

Communist Party member

In 2010, Roger Keeran was a member of the Communist Party USA.[4]

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