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Wanda Coleman

Listening to Coleman recite changed my understanding of black poetry.

Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing responded to the contradictions of our time by facing them with unmatched courage.

Doug Ireland

To a young journalist in the early 1980s Doug seemed already to have lived an impossible number of lives.

Doug Ireland

Doug Ireland followed the truth wherever it took him.

Arthur Danto

Would anyone else in the “art world” really care about getting a really good hamburger?

Lawrence Goodwyn

He gave me the language and the nerve to write seriously about the idea of democracy.

Marshall Berman

No one has been more loving or lucid in his depiction, criticism and celebration of urbanity.

Saul helped ignite a political awareness and a passion for history in me.

Graham Usher

In his very first Nation dispatch, Graham reported from the territories on Arafat’s plummeting popularity and human rights abuses, as well as his shameful concessions in the Cairo security accords.

From his release from a Gulag in 1953 to his death in Moscow this week, Anton had one mission: ‘To unmask Stalin, his henchmen and their heirs.’

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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

The great passion of the president’s last year was a struggle to enact an amendment ending the poll tax and removing wealth barriers to voting. He was right to choose the constitutional route.

November 22, 2013

Gene Farley was a brilliant champion of economic and social justice, peace and, above all, single-payer health care.

November 11, 2013

Singing against apartheid and for Tibetan freedom, working with Amnesty International and standing with Occupy Wall Street, he was an artist who spoke up and showed up.

October 27, 2013

The late Saul Landau spent years investigating the assassination in Washington, DC, of his friend, Orlando Letelier, the former Chilean foreign minister. What he found pointed right back to DC.

September 13, 2013

On the occasion of the death of one of the last liberal Republican giants, reflections on the passing of a species.

July 31, 2013