Edward H. Elkind, 81, a Marxist activist and teacher who also worked as a computer programmer and advocated such causes as D.C. home rule, rent control, public housing and public health clinics, died Oct. 8.
Cobell is especially honored for her role as the lead plaintiff in a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit charging the U.S. government with cheating Native Americans.
Kenneth William Appelhans, a staunch fighter for the rights of all workers, died June 29 at the age of 75.
A tribute to a singular musician and poet, Gil Scott-Heron.
What a privilege it was to sip coffee with John Gilman.
A great African American warrior for the people, Dr. Manning Marable, passed away on April 1st, 2011.
Abe Blashko, artist and political satirist, died at age 90 Jan. 13 from complications of pneumonia. Among his large body of work were important contributions to progressive publications, including the New Masses and People's World.
All lovers of human and civil rights were saddened last week to hear of the passing of the outstanding attorney Leonard Weinglass, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer on March 23.
Emil Shaw, who fled Nazi Austria with his family at the age of nine, and became a lifelong social justice activist, died Sept. 12, 2010, in Albuquerque, N.M.
Dr. Ron Walters, a distinguished scholar and civil rights movement activist, died last week from cancer at the age of 72.