Category: Memorial

Felipe "Feggo" Galindo: Remembering Rius

A friend and colleague of Mexican cartoonist Eduardo “Rius” Del Río, who died last week at the age of 83, remembers his work and prodigious influence on political cartooning

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Richard Falk: On the Death of Fidel Castro

I have been bemused by the captious tone and condescending assessments of mainstream media in the West reacting to Fidel Castro’s death on November 25, 2016. Typical was coverage in The Economist, which while acknowledging Castro’s epic historical role, and even grudgingly admitting that he achieved world class health care and universal education in his Read more…

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Marjorie Cohn: The Remarkable Legacy of Fidel Castro

History has absolved, and promises to continue to absolve, “El Comandante” Fidel Castro

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Vijay Prashad: Fidel Castro – The Voice of the Third World

Fidel Castro was the mirror of Africa, Asia and Latin America’s aspirations

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Bill Fletcher: Black America and the Passing of Fidel Castro

It is impossible to discuss Fidel Castro outside of an examination of the Cuban Revolution. And, while I hear that there are many Cuban Americans dancing with glee upon news of the death of President Castro, I know that the emotions within Black America are and will continue to be quite different. For any Black Read more…

Margot Pepper: Was Fidel A Dictator? A Personal Account

One thing that is certain, regardless of their level of dissatisfaction, not a single Cuban I’ve ever talked to wants to replace their system with the inequitable capitalist economic system we have here in the United States

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Eduardo Galeano: Fidel

Except from Eduardo Galeano’s book “Espejos”

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Joao Pedro Stedile: Fidel Castro — Beyond Words

They have created preventive, solidarity, and humanitarian medicine which has sent more than 60,000 doctors to just about all countries in the world, surpassing all the countries and international organizations combined

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Richard Gott: Fidel Castro obituary: revolutionary icon finally defeated by infirmity of old age

Charismatic leader of the revolution and president of Cuba who bestrode the world stage for half a century

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Marjorie Cohn: Tom Hayden, Courageous Warrior for Peace

When Tom Hayden died on Oct. 23, we lost a courageous warrior for peace and equality. Hayden was on the front lines of nearly every major progressive struggle for more than50 years. Vilified by the Right and at times criticized from the Left, Hayden remained steadfast in his commitment to social, economic and racial justice. Read more…

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