Arne Swabeck

Arne Swabeck joined the Socialist Party shortly after he immigrated to the United States in 1916. He joined with John Reed and others to found the Communist Labor Party and represented the unified U.S. Communists as a delegate to the Fourth Congress of the Comintern. He returned to the United States to coordinate Communist work among mineworkers but was expelled in 1928 as a Left Oppositionist. He was a founding member of the SWP but became a supporter of Mao and was expelled from the SWP in 1967. He lived until 1986.

Why Did the Socialist Party Decline?
Against the Current, No. 96, January/February 2002