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Lucian Freud

Freud made the case through his art that no body type inherently possesses more capacity to compel than another.

Andrew Boyd

Andrew Boyd was a prolific journalist and popular historian who for decades enlivened the Belfast writing scene with his trenchant opinions and researches into the city's history and politics who recently passed away.

E.M. Broner

A tribute to the writer, feminist and modern-day matriarch. 

Clara Luper

Luper’s courage at a young age helped change the course of race relations in Oklahoma City.

Jack Kevorkian

We often need a crazy-genius-zealot to wake us up. Jack Kevorkian played that part well.

Kate Swift

Kate Swift's generous legacy to the world includes both her revolutionary influence on language as well as her prolific social activism.

Poly Styrene

The lead singer of the punk band X-Ray Spex never stopped using her music to fight against poverty, war, racism and sexism.

Throughout his life and work, Howard Zinn was fashioning a living concept of what it means to be a good citizen.

Leonard Weinglass

Remembering a 1950s radical who developed his values, critical thinking and world view in a time when non-conforming was rare.

Blogs

Clarence Clemons could talk, both musically and verbally. 

June 18, 2011

Real revolutions will never be televised. But the man who told us that revolutionized music and movements. 

May 29, 2011

Gil Scott-Heron's political legacy was vast and his connections to social movements deep.

May 28, 2011

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated forty-three years ago today.

April 4, 2011

A tireless children's advocate and passionate activist for nuclear abolition.

February 14, 2011

“The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and women who gave their lives to justice and charity," declared the Kennedy man who forged the Peace Corps and the War on Poverty.

January 20, 2011

American Book Award–winner, chronicler of indigenous struggles and proud radical, Ross wrote his own epitaph: "Life, like reporting, is a kind of death sentence. Pardon me for having lived it so fully."

 

January 18, 2011

Cookie Gilchrist, one of the great football players and outspoken athletes, died of cancer on January 10, the day before a remarkable political/sports anniversary.

January 13, 2011

A few of the notable individuals who contributed to the progressive tradition in American life.

January 11, 2011

Presidential thoughts about the Irish, the Italians, and the Jews.

December 28, 2010