Becky Brenner

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Becky Brenner joined a collaboration between Columbia University students and union members from 1199 (Hospital Workers) and NY Transit Workers Union. They fought for the worker-student alliance, opposing the Viet Nam war and Columbia University expansion into the surrounding neighborhood made up of mostly black and latino residents. Progressive Labor Party introduced her to anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist ideas, anti-racist movements and an understanding of history.

Becky ultimately left PL for what she saw as its dogmatism - calling every other Left group "revisionist" (a mystical-religious term masquerading as an analysis) - and for its rejection of gay membership in the party. She found that their philosophy of democratic centralism was weak on the democratic side, and its sectarian approach prevented coalition building, which weakened the anti-war and anti-capitalist forces.[1].

CoC National Conference endorser

In 1992 Becky Brenner, Committees of Correspondence Seattle, endorsed the Committees of Correspondence national conference Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.[2]