New York memorial for Artie Rosen. Rosen was a founding member of Workers World Party and in charge of the distribution of Workers World newspaper., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Artie Rosen’s comrades remember
By Deirdre Griswold
Published Dec 18, 2011 9:35 AM
Speakers talked about how Artie Rosen always wore a Free Palestine! button on his cap. How he got Workers World newspaper out to newsstands and bookstores for more than 50 years. How he made friends among workers everywhere, from the subway platform where he handed newspapers to train operators and conductors, to the post office where each week he delivered bundles of WWs for shipping across the country, to the hospital where nurses and aides warmed to his smile.
The memorial to Artie Rosen, held at the Solidarity Center in New York on Dec. 4, was packed with his comrades of many years and with younger members of Workers World Party who learned about his life and times: how imperialist wars and atrocities had convinced this young Jewish worker to become a life-long communist and a fighter for the rights of all oppressed peoples. An obituary appeared in Workers World on Nov. 27.
The program ended with a number of speakers leading the singing of “The Internationale,” pictured here.
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