Category: Memorials

Christopher Zimmerly-Beck: Imagining a better world with Ursula K. Le Guin

I already miss Ursula K. Le Guin. Let’s read her work, immerse ourselves in the worlds she created, and celebrate the lessons she has to teach

IPS Staff: A Tribute to Marcus Raskin, 1934-2017

Institute for Policy Studies staff and friends are mourning the loss of Marcus G. Raskin, who co-founded the Institute in 1963 and remained a Distinguished Fellow of the organization until his death at age 83 on December 24. Raskin was an intellectual pillar of the movements for progressive social change for more than a half Read more…

Jeff Cohen: Edward S. Herman: Master of Dissent

One of the greatest and sweetest media critics ever, Edward S. Herman, has passed away

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Matt Taibbi: RIP Edward Herman

Herman and Chomsky’s work was a great gift to a generation of thinkers trying to make sense of how power in the West sold itself to populations

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Joao Pedro Stedile: Che and his legacy

El Che, Symbol of the Humanist and Socialist Struggle

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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…

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