We often need a crazy-genius-zealot to wake us up. Jack Kevorkian played that part well.
Kate Swift's generous legacy to the world includes both her revolutionary influence on language as well as her prolific social activism.
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.
Remembering a 1950s radical who developed his values, critical thinking and world view in a time when non-conforming was rare.
The high lonesome sound that touched so many, so deeply, could only have been born of both strife and fight-back in equal proportions.
Juliano Mer-Khamis, a leading figure in Palestinian for creative nonviolent resistance, was killed last week. In this clip, Mer-Khamis describes the work of the theater he founded as an outlet for Palestinian youth to deal with their experiences living under Israeli occupation.
A vivid and personal portrait of a husband and his enduring work.
This brilliant activist and film and theater director, recently murdered in Jenin, represented the best of what it means to be Palestinian and to be Jewish.