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Time Capsule: Socialist Workers Party Nominates Trotskyist Fred Halstead Candidate for President

 Jewish immigrant, had been a Gene Debs Socialist and his father, Frank, a machinist of Irish descent, had been active in the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World).

Fred W. Halstead was born to radical parents in Los Angeles in 1927. His mother, a

Enlisting in the Navy, the younger Halstead served in the Asia-Pacific theatre during World War II and later studied at UCLA. Read more ...