Mike "had the most fun when he was hanging out with his buddies ... and talking (loudly) about politics."
I would like to take this opportunity to put in a word for what I think was Muhammad Ali's greatest fight of all - his relentless fight for peace.
The life of the last surviving member of the Lincoln Brigade was celebrated May 21 by friends and family.
His defiant protests helped shape Americans' opposition to the Vietnam War, and they landed The Rev. Daniel Berrigan behind bars.
He worked to support many "everyday" heroes who risked everything for equality and justice.
The Lincoln Brigade was 2,800 men and women, African-American, Latino and white, who volunteered to defend Spain's elected government from Franco and his fascists.
Danny Rubin was a long time leader of the CPUSA: Rubin's work included major contributions to struggles of the progressive movements from the 1950's up until the time of his death.
A strong and deeply respected leader in the labor movement, Reid will be remembered as a champion for working people.
She cared deeply about connections: between teaching and activism, art and labor, history and practice, and above all, between people.
Sacks' writing chronicled case histories of his brain-disordered patients whose challenges were detailed in sympathetic and fascinating ways.