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, in the Brandeis library and the book had an immediate effect on me.
How Nina Simone turned the movement into music
Reflecting now, I wonder if I can and should separate in my mind the man from his reactionary views and career choices
The Zapatista struggle continues …Subcomandante Marcos ceases to exist …Galeano lives
General Baker spent his life in struggle on the streets and in the auto plants of Detroit
Maya Angelou, who kicked down the door for many African-American and other female artists, passed away Wednesday morning. She was 86
An Interview with Pete Seeger in 2006
Remembering three activists from the U.S., Canada, and Africa