Category: Memorial

Diana Johnstone: Thank You, Ed Herman

Ed Herman personified human qualities that currently appear to have gone out of style. Prominent among these qualities was modesty

Leonard Peltier: My Brother Dennis Banks

We should never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice to try to make a better world for the coming generations.

Levi Rickert: Dennis J. Banks (1937 – 2017)

“I want to be remembered as somebody who stood up when it was time to stand up”

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

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…

Marjorie Cohn: The Remarkable Legacy of Fidel Castro

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

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

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

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

Eduardo Galeano: Fidel

Except from Eduardo Galeano’s book “Espejos”

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