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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

Hitchens could be a moral bully and a black-and-white thinker, but as a vivid presence he will long be remembered.

December 19, 2011

A remarkable life as an organizer and historian.

December 2, 2011

Even after her brother, Troy Davis, was executed, Martina never stopped fighting the death penalty. Yesterday, she lost her fight against breast cancer.

December 2, 2011

At the end of his life, the champion boxer was rejected by the same establishment so quick to embrace him when it suited their needs. Smokin’ Joe deserved so much better.

November 9, 2011

Selfless, wise and welcoming, Bell was a mentor to legions of law school students without privilege, ultimately changing the way law schools work.

October 11, 2011

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement, died September 25, in Kenya. In this interview with Laura Flanders from 2009, she reiterated the responsibility of all countries, industrialized and developing, to live within their means.
 

September 27, 2011

Baltimore Colts Hall of Fame tight end John Mackey has a legacy that truly transcends his sport.

July 7, 2011

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