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May 3, 2019
Pete Seeger’s Top 10 Songs
The legendary singer, songwriter, and activist was born 100 years ago today.
January 28, 2019
Remembering Ramona Ripston, the ACLU Leader Who Reimagined Civil Liberties
The executive director of the ACLU of Southern California for more than 40 years passed away in November at the age of 91.
November 29, 2018
In Memory of Jim Gilliam: Warrior, Brainiac, Friend
He left a lucrative career in tech to do something meaningful—and he sure did.
November 12, 2018
Remembering Barbara Harrell-Bond, a Fierce Advocate for Refugees
She was a human bulldozer, an activist and scholar who believed that researchers must not remain impassive in the face of human-rights violations.
September 6, 2018
Remembering Jesse Lemisch, Radical Historian
Jesse helped to pioneer history from below, which erupted in late 1960s and early 1970s as various social movements demanded power.
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January 19, 2018
Paul Booth—Fighter, Strategist, and Visionary Labor Leader
Not everyone who emerged from the white-hot heat of the ’60s was able to survive. Paul Booth did much more than that.
December 29, 2017
Marcus Raskin: Farewell to a Prodigiously Beating Heart
Above all, he gave us hope.
December 27, 2017
Marc Raskin: Mentor to the World
Always, Marc kept pushing for the “why” beneath the “what.” He taught me that good politics was rooted in serious philosophy.
Rabbi Arthur Waskow
March 30, 2017
Farewell to Roger Wilkins, a Man of Honor in Tempestuous Times
The accomplished scholar and influential civil-rights leader pushed hard to open doors and knock down barriers. He was also my best friend.
Robert L. Borosage
January 9, 2017
Nat Hentoff, Freedom Fighter
The legendary critic, who died recently at the age of 91, passionately defended freedom of expression in jazz, politics, and life.