Paul Du Brul

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Paul Du Brul


Paul Anthony Du Brul (1938-87) was a New York City democratic socialist activist. Du Brul died of cardiac arrest after a life-long struggle with cystic fibrosis. His two best friends, Joe Conason and Jack Newfield, wrote his obituary in the Village Voice. His son is Sascha DuBrul, or Sascha Scatter, the co-founder of The Icarus Project blog. He was married to Anita Altman, and Liza Hirsch-Du Brul.

Du Brul's friend, Councilwoman Ruth W. Messinger, Democrat of Manhattan, said, "Paul fought for social justice every day of his life. He saved thousands of New York City children from the scourge of lead poisoning."[1]

Du Brul was also an activist to outlaw the use of lead-based paint in New York City.[2]

Prominent DSOC member

In 1977, Paul Du Brul, issues director of Bella Abzug's campaign, was member of of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee.[3]

Democratic Agenda

More than 1,200 people attended the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee initiated Democratic Agenda Conference held November 16-18, 1979, at the International Inn and Metropolitan AM Church in Washington 1 DC. The conference focused on "corporate power'; as the key barrier to "economic and political democracy," concepts many Democratic Agenda participants defined as "socialism.'

The Democratic Agenda meetings attempted to develop anti-corporate alternatives" through influencing the direction of the Democratic Party during the period leading to the July 1980 Democratic National Convention in New York.

Workshops included "Transportation for the 1980's" - Paul Du Brul[4]

DSA Conference delegate

In 1983 Paul Du Brul was a New York delegate to the Democratic Socialists of America conference in New York City, October 14-16, 1983.[5]

References

  1. Obituary
  2. "Paul Du Brul, Writer and Leader In Fight to Ban Lead Paints, Dies," New York Times
  3. New York Magazine 22 Aug 1977, page 10
  4. Information Digest, December 14, 1979, page 370/371
  5. DSA Conference delegate list Oct. 12 1983 update