Category: Memorials

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Robin D.G. Kelley: Cedric J. Robinson: the Making of a Black Radical Intellectual

Cedric J. Robinson spent a lifetime believing and demonstrating that we could invent, manufacture, conspire, and organize way beyond the possibilities

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Phyllis Bennis: Muhammad Ali Understood the Racist Roots of War and Militarism

And he called them out fearlessly

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Badri Raina: Mohammed Ali Paragon

Ali, had your magnificence not been So real, it would have been a trance

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Juan Cole: Sufi Boxer Muhammad Ali’s last fight was against Extremism & Politicians’ Islamophobia

Boxer Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, on 17 January 1942, is dead at 74

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Marjorie Cohn: Michael Ratner’s Death Is a Loss for Freedom, Peace and Justice

Legendary human rights lawyer Michael Ratner died Wednesday. His pathbreaking legal and political work on behalf of the poor and oppressed around the world is unmatched. His death is an incalculable loss for the cause of freedom, peace and justice. The last time I saw Michael was shortly before he was diagnosed with cancer. We Read more…

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Frida Berrigan: What the obituaries missed about my uncle, Dan Berrigan

Father Dan Berrigan’s life, legacy and gifts were celebrated at Saint Francis Xavier Church in New York City on Friday, May 6. The church is supposed to fit only 700 people, but more than a thousand crammed in, packing the aisles and sides, sitting and standing through the more-than-two-hour-long service. Communion took half an hour, Read more…

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Richard Falk: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Daniel Berrigan

Dan was an exceptional human being, transparent in moral and spiritual coherence, mindful in his attentiveness to the suffering and wellbeing of others, a powerful and unforgettably vivid and loving presence, a challenge to our daily complacency

Rev. John Dear: The Life and Death of Daniel Berrigan

Thank you, Dan. May we all take heart from your astonishing peacemaking life, and carry on the work to abolish war, poverty and nuclear weapons.

William Grimes: Rosalyn Baxandall, Feminist Historian and Activist, Dies at 76

Rosalyn Baxandall was a feminist historian who was among the first to bring scholarly attention to the historical role of women in the workplace and to expand the meaning of “women’s work”

Grace Lee Boggs: Remembering Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015)

“We Have to Change Ourselves in Order to Change the World”

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