Category: Memorials

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…

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…

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”

Richard Falk: Kissinger: A Hero of Our Time

Kissinger considers the United States, despite everything from Hiroshima to drones, as continuing to be the main benevolent force active in history over the course of the last hundred years

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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