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Kenneth Appelhans, fighter for working people, dies

Kenneth William Appelhans, a staunch fighter for the rights of all workers, died June 29 at the age of 75.

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Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

A tribute to a singular musician and poet, Gil Scott-Heron.

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Coffee with John

What a privilege it was to sip coffee with John Gilman.

Dr. Manning Marable: A personal remembrance

A great African American warrior for the people, Dr. Manning Marable, passed away on April 1st, 2011.

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Abe Blashko, artist and political satirist, dies at 90

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.

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Leonard Weinglass, defender of civil rights, dies

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.

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Emil Shaw, lifelong fighter for justice

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.

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Noted scholar and activist Dr. Ron Walters dies at 72

Dr. Ron Walters, a distinguished scholar and civil rights movement activist, died last week from cancer at the age of 72.

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Irwin Silber, a craftsman of the folk revival, dies at 84

Irwin Silber, the primary craftsman of the urban folk song revival, died Sept. 8.

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Roy Kaufman, freedom fighter, dies at 80

CLEVELAND -- "Freedom fighter," "Poor man's lawyer," and "One of the most beautiful people I ever met" -- words that described progressive attorney, Roy Kaufman.

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