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Larry Holmes (activist)

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Holmes (right) with civil rights activist Lynne Stewart

Larry Holmes is an American political activist currently serving the highest official of the Workers World Party,[1] holding the position of first secretary, and a member of the party Secretariat. He founded the Millions for Mumia movement, which seeks the release of Mumia Abu-Jamal, and co-founded the anti-war movement International ANSWER. He is a strong supporter of immigrants rights, and black and brown unity.

He twice ran for President of the United States on the Workers World Party (WWP) ticket, in 1984 and 1988. He was the vice presidential candidate of the WWP in 1992. In September 2010, Holmes was among the individuals and members of the organizations who attended the conference of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his visit in New York. The leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran was in New York to attend the annual UN General Assembly.[2]


  1. "Larry Holmes featured at Black History Month forum". Workers World. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "U.S. activists meet with Iranian president". www.workers.org.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Deirdre Griswold
Workers World Party Presidential candidate
1984 (lost), 1988 (lost)
Succeeded by
Gloria LaRiva
Preceded by
Gloria LaRiva
Workers World Party Vice Presidential candidate
1992 (lost)
Succeeded by
Gloria LaRiva

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