Category: Memorials

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Tom Engelhardt: Requiem for the Home Front

In these decades, we’ve gone from an American version of people’s war and national mobilization to people-less wars and a demobilized populace

Michael K. Smith: Eduardo Galeano, 1940-2015: A Voice, Not An Echo

He always took the side of the doomed, despised, and damned

Pagina12: Chronicler of His Time Eduardo Galeano Has Died

The Uruguayan writer and journalist, author of emblematic books such as “Open Veins of Latin America,” “Memory of Fire,” and “The Book of Embraces,” died at 74 in Montevideo

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Jim Naureckas: Danny Schechter, ‘News Dissector’ and Creator, Dies at 72

Danny Schechter, an outsider who got to the inside and came back out again, never forgot that news–far from being just another programming format–is the lifeblood of democracy

Frank Fried Family: Frank Fried, 1927-­2015, Presente!

Franklin Fried devoted more than 70 years to supporting and fighting for freedom, justice, equality, and liberation for working and oppressed people in the U.S. and around the world

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Dave Zirin: The irreplaceable Mike Marqusee

Rest in Power, Mike. You have earned the rest, but we will need your power to move forward in your absence

Jeremy Kuzmarov: Celebrating the Life of Peace Hero Fred Branfman

The noted peace activist Fred Branfman passed away on September 24 after suffering the effects of ALS (Lou Gherig’s disease). In 2002, while researching the history of the Vietnam War, I came across Fred’s Voices from the Plain of Jars…

Claudia Roth Pierpont: A Raised Voice

How Nina Simone turned the movement into music

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Richard Falk: Remembering Fouad Ajami

Reflecting now, I wonder if I can and should separate in my mind the man from his reactionary views and career choices

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Levi Gahman: Death of a Zapatista – Neoliberalism’s Assault on Indigenous Autonomy

The Zapatista struggle continues …Subcomandante Marcos ceases to exist …Galeano lives

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