Category: Memorial

Jonah Raskin: What Lawrence Ferlinghetti Means to Me

I will remember him as editor, publisher, poet and painter who invigorated the literary scene in San Francisco and who connected the city and its citizens to the cultures of the world

Sian Cain: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poet and Founder of City Lights Bookshop, Dies Aged 101

Poet and countercultural pioneer put on trial for publishing Allen Ginsberg’s Howl went on to become a beloved icon of San Francisco

Michael Albert: Lydia Sargent, Live Like Her

Death when one is diminished is devastating. Death when one is isolated is shattering. All manner of death is final. Lydia Sargent took her last breath sometime last night. She had been diminished with dementia for what seemed like an eternity but was only a horrid hiccup in a lovely lifetime. She was Covid isolated Read more…

Various Contributors: In Memoriam: Dr.Howard Croft 1941 – 2020

Members and activists who have long memories of his tireless work for empowerment of all residents of the District of Columbia contribute their recollections

John Tarleton: Frances Was Golden

Frances Goldin was relentless, her enthusiasm infectious. And her life shows the value of being a long-distance runner. She fought like hell to defend her community

Walden Bello: Martin Khor: The Making of a Global Activist

The late Martin Khor united activists, officials, and thought leaders against trade and climate policies that plundered the Global South. Here’s how his comrades remember him

Sewell Chan: Noel Ignatiev, Scholar Who Called For Abolishing Whiteness, Dies at 78

Noel Ignatiev, a provocative scholar who argued that the idea of a white race is a false construct that society would be better off without, died Saturday in Tucson

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Immanuel Wallerstein: In Memoriam

The best way to honor Immanuel Wallerstein’s memory is to carry on with our work bearing in mind the enthusiasm, the professionalism, and the brilliant manner in which he managed to combine scientific objectivity and commitment to the damned of the earth

Dick Flacks: Happy Birthday, Pete Seeger

Few figures in American history have lived as influential and deeply radical lives as he did

Vivek Chibber: Erik Olin Wright (1947–2019)

Erik Olin Wright was radicalized in the 1960s and remained a Marxist because his moral compass simply wouldn’t allow him to drift away. With his death, the Left has lost one of its most brilliant intellectuals

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