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A tribute to the life of Jonathan Rowe, political activist and writer, by journalist and a friend of his, Russ Baker.

Weinglass devoted his legal career to making human rights more sacred than corporate profit.

Robert Fitch

Fitch was a brilliant and prolific radical journalist and troublemaker.

Manny Fried

Fried was a guiding presence to Buffalo-area actors, writers and social activists.

Suze Rotolo

Best known for a photograph of her and Bob Dylan that became the cover of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Rotolo devoted her life to the progressive causes which had engaged her since well before she met the folk singer.

Remembering the progressive aide to Gabrielle Giffords who died in the attack in Tucson, Arizona.

Dagmar Wilson was one of those responsible for what Alice Munro calls the “great switch in women’s lives.”

Class was not merely Milton’s subject, it was the optic through which he saw the world, something that distinguished his work from what the culture had expected of social documentary photography since the 1930s.

She has been to the mountaintop—and we must fight harder to save it.

A tribute to a longtime defender of civil liberties and a beloved teacher.

Blogs

Benn represented not just Labour’s conscience, but its soul—a living link to the radical England of the Levellers, the Chartists, the Suffragists and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. 

March 14, 2014

The British parliamentarian, who has died at age 88, was one of history’s great champions of giving power to the people.

March 14, 2014

Author Joe McGinniss has lost his fight with prostate cancer. 

March 11, 2014

Shirley Temple Black passed away Monday night. She was 85 years old. 

February 11, 2014

Recall Philip Seymour Hoffman's "uncensored journey into democracy in America."

 

 

February 3, 2014

The singer and activist’s enduring remorse over his friend’s death is a testament to his compassion. 

January 29, 2014

Musically, Seeger was both a songwriter and, like his idol Woody Guthrie, a great interpreter of America’s most resonant folk traditions.

January 28, 2014

The legendary American folk singer and activist died Tuesday at the age of 94. 

January 28, 2014

“I have sung for rich and poor, for Americans of every possible political and religious opinion and persuasion, of every race, color, and creed.”

January 28, 2014

Imagine a world without the works of Noam Chomsky, Marguerite Duras, Barbara Ehrenreich, Michel Foucault, Edward Said or Studs Terkel.  Then you will have some sense of the impact of André Schiffrin.

December 2, 2013