Dorothy Healey and Richard Healey visited Australia in June to represent the New American Movement at the 26th Congress of the Communist Party of Australia. Up to 1973, Dorothy Healey, now in her sixties, was a leading member of the Commun ist Party of the USA. She had been a member for 45 years and for 25 years was Southern California organiser and one of the party’s national leaders. She was one of the party’s best known orators and popular figures. In 1973 she resigned after a long period as a dissident within the party. She later joined the New American Movement. (NAM). When they visited Australia in June, her son Richard, 36, was National Secretary of NAM. Brian Aarons interviewed them for A LR.
Recommended CitationHealey, Dorothy; Healey, Richard; and Aarons, Brian, The American left today: an interview with Dorothy and Richard Healey, Australian Left Review, 1(72), 1980, 6-16.