“Sol had a totally different take on things. Whether it was Marxism, Darwinism, Greek mythology, or Jewish mysticism, he was always interconnecting things at so many different levels.”
Schmidt taught farmworkers about the law, founded the Farmworker Women’s Institute, and started special projects on domestic violence, racial profiling, pesticide education, personal finance, workers’ compensation, and human trafficking.
Ten of the notable individuals we lost in 2012.
After hours of speculation Mexican officials announced late Sunday that a plane carrying Mexican American singer Jenni Rivera was found and that they believed there were no survivors.
Jane Holtz Kay worked tirelessly for decades in the trenches of architecture and urban design criticism, historic preservation, civic activism and environmental journalism.
A powerful figure committed to the struggle against colonialism, Means was a relentless advocate of American Indian rights and of indigenous people worldwide.
The Democrats and historians threw George McGovern under the bus. Now it is time for his resurrection, in a search for history’s lessons.
Russell was a reminder that the wars against indigenous people, and the conquest of their resources, are far from over, and that we cannot be fully human until remorse with our eyes wide open allows the possibility of reconciliation.
Senator McGovern spoke the truth, especially when it was uncomfortable.
Hobsbawm’s life and writings will long serve as an inspiration to those who believe that a knowledge of history is essential to working for a better world.