Georges Vereeken

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Georges Vereeken
Born1896
Died1978 (aged 81–82)
Brussels, Belgium
NationalityBelgium
OccupationPolitician

Georges Vereeken was a Belgian socialist. He was born in Ghent, Belgium in 1896 and died in Brussels in 1978. He was a taxi driver by trade. From 1925, he was a member of the Central Committee of the Parti Communiste de Belgique (PCB) but was active in Brussels in the Belgian Section of the International Left Opposition (ILO) and its successor the International Communist League (ICL) during 1928-1935. He broke with the official Trotskyist movement to lead the Groupe Spartakus 1935-1937, then re-joining the Parti Socialiste Révolutionnaire (PSR), of which he was the Secretary, 1937-1938. He broke with the official Trotskyists again in 1938, editing Contre le Courant 1938-1945. Later, he was involved in the Tendance Marxiste Révolutionnaire (TMR) 1964-1978.[1]

He was closely allied to Dutch socialist Henk Sneevliet and to the Workers' Party of Marxist Unification (POUM) in Spain.