Next Year Country
On November 16, 2009 Lorne Brown, veteran socialist, academic and activist, turned 70.
A motley crew of radicals, friends and family filled the Cathedral Neighborhood Centre in Regina to celebrate Lorne's contributions and longevity. (More photos here)
As a youth he had joined the CCF Youth Movement and went on to study and graduate from the University of Saskatchewan.
In 1969 Lorne was one of the founders of the Waffle movement in the NDP and help develop their manifesto For an Independent Socalist Canada. The Waffle was Canada's largest "new left" organization, though it has a lot of participation from the old left.
In Saskatchewan, Lorne became a professor of political science while maintaining his activism.
(Lorne addressing Saskatchewan Waffle convention in Moose Jaw, 1972)