Category: Memorials

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Richard Falk: Remembering Ebrahim Yazdi

Remembering Yazdi’s brave struggle for a pluralist, tolerant, and progressive future with normalized relations with neighbors and the world

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Richard Falk: Remembering a Priest and a Voice for Palestine

Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann was a man who spoke truth to power and expected others to do the same

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Peter Dreier: The Radical Dissent of Helen Keller

When the blind-deaf visionary learned that poor people were more likely to be blind than others, she set off down a pacifist, socialist path that broke the boundaries of her time—and continues to challenge ours today

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Marjorie Cohn: Remembering People’s Lawyer Len Weinglass

“I want to spend my time defending people who have committed their time to progressive change. That’s the criteria”

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Stephen Zunes: Fidel Castro left Cuba a green legacy

While he no longer held any formal position of power since his resignation as president for health reasons eight years ago, Fidel Castro’s death last month marks the passing of an era. In his nearly 50 years in power, few individuals have had had such a profound influence on a country for good or ill Read more…

Richard Flacks: Remembering Tom Hayden (1939-2016): My Friend and a Lifelong Change Maker

The activist and lawmaker leaves behind a life worth studying

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Robin D.G. Kelley: Cedric J. Robinson: the Making of a Black Radical Intellectual

Cedric J. Robinson spent a lifetime believing and demonstrating that we could invent, manufacture, conspire, and organize way beyond the possibilities

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Phyllis Bennis: Muhammad Ali Understood the Racist Roots of War and Militarism

And he called them out fearlessly

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Badri Raina: Mohammed Ali Paragon

Ali, had your magnificence not been So real, it would have been a trance

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Juan Cole: Sufi Boxer Muhammad Ali’s last fight was against Extremism & Politicians’ Islamophobia

Boxer Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, on 17 January 1942, is dead at 74

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