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Leonard Weinglass

Remembering a 1950s radical who developed his values, critical thinking and world view in a time when non-conforming was rare.

Hazel Dickens

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.

Juliano Mer-Khamis

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.

Manning meant for his students to bridge the gap between the seminar room and the street, between theory and practice, between big ideas and the brutal realities of our present world.

Manning Marable

A collection of tributes from friends, students and admirers of a man whose outsized impact on American letters will be felt for years to come.

A tribute to the recently departed scholar Manning Marable, by a close friend.

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

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