laAekrwaof Paterson, a strike of textile workers turned лат* acwalationary storm — and John Reed was among the atoia». lathe State of Colorado, an agricultural area of the llWtad Stales, he joined the Negroes who rose against racial
Ifbea World War 1 broke out, John Reed travelled to Ik fcatlle ironts in France, Germany, Turkey, Italy and in Анна. loo. and everywhere he went, he continued fighting lv pstke in spite of the danger to himself.
Frew the battlefields of Europe he returned to the United States aot with fine words about the cruelty at the front, lot exposing the war as a whole, a war unleashed by the la^cralisls to increase their profits at the expense of the paaple. For the anti-war information that he spread he was twifM before a New York court.
In court he said openly that it was his duty to fight for
His speech exposing the war impressed everybody. John Beed was found not guilty.
In the summer of 1917, John Reed went to Russia, and Airing his stay there he realized that the victory of the Russi an working class was approaching. When the fight began, John Reed was there with the revolutionary workers of Petro- C*»d in the Smolny, attending meetings at which Lenin spoke.
Having returned to the United States in 1918, he organi zed the Communist Workers’ Party, which later became the Communist Party of the USA. He was arrested many times for his revolutionary work.
John Reed was a revolutionary long before he saw the events in the Palace Square in Petrograd, but his experiences there made him a scientific revolutionary. He studied the works of Marx, Engels and Lenin, which gave him an under standing of historical events leading to revolution. The Rus sian Revolution showed him the way forward, to the organi zation of the Communist Party in the United States, and to his work in the Communist International.
In 1920 he travelled to the Caucasus, where he took part in the Congress of the Workers of the East. There he caught typhus and died on October 17, 1920. He was buried near the Kremlin Wall with other fighters for the revolution.
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