Persons Born 1900-present

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Abbey, Edward: Connexipedia Article
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American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues and criticism of public land policies. (1927-1989).
Abdi, Dekha Ibrahim: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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A global peacemaker from rural Kenya who has engaged in peace work and conflict resolution in many of the world's most divided countries. Her comprehensive methodology combines grassroots activism, so...
Abraham Serfaty, communist, anti-Zionist, democracy activist, Moroccan Jew, dies aged 84
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2010
Towering Moroccan activist Abraham Serfaty died Thursday aged 84, after a lifelong struggle for freedom, first against the French colonial rulers and then against King Hassan II's monarchy.
Abu-Jamal, Mumia: Connexipedia Article
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An African-American activist who was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer. His conviction was based on dubious evidence and dubious legal proceedings. ...
Adorno, Theodor W.: Connexipedia Article
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German-born international intellectual, sociologist, philosopher, musicologist, and composer. (1903-1969).
Aggett, Neil: Connexipedia Article
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South African physician and labour activist who was tortured and killed by the apartheid 'security forces'. (1953-1982).
Ali, Tariq: Connexipedia Article
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Historian, novelist, filmmaker, political campaigner, and commentator. (Born 1943).
Alinsky, Saul: Connexipedia Article
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American community organizer and writer. (1909-1972).
Allan Bérubé, 1946-2007: Against The Current vol. 135
Kinsman, Gary
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2008
An inspiring and broad-ranging queer historian, Allan Bérubé died at the age of 61 on December 11, 2007. He left us with major contributions of exciting historical work, but also important unfinished ...
Allende, Salvador: Connexipedia Article
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Democratically elected socialist president of Chile, overthrown and killed in a coup engineered by the CIA. (1908-1973).
Almada, Martín: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Paraguayan human rights activist known for his outstanding courage in bringing torturers to justice, and promoting democracy, human rights and sustainable development. (Born 1937).
Always with the Oppressed: A Farewell to Akiva Orr 1931 - 2013, Humanist, Radical, Heretic
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2013
In February 2013 I participated with a small group of Israelis and Arabs in bidding farewell to Akiva Orr.
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
Boggs, Grace Lee
Film/Video
2014
A documentary about the ideas and activism of 98-year-old Grace Lee Boggs, covering her lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century; from labo...
Anderson, Doris: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Canadian author, journalist and women's rights activist. (1921-2007).
Anderson, Doris: Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada
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Canadian author, journalist and women's rights activist. (1921-2007).
Appreciating Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Against The Current vol. 132
Faye, D.C.
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2008
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. passed away on April 11, 2007, from a head injury sustained from a recent fall. Despite his best efforts to do away with himself by smoking heavily for many years, cigarettes, he ha...
Asch, Moses: Connexipedia Article
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Founder of Folkways Records. The label, founded in 1948, was instrumental in bringing folk music into the American mainstream. (1905-1986).
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Malcolm, X
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1964
The personal story of the man who become the most dynamic leader of the Black Revolution in the United States, completed shortly before his assassination.
Avnery, Uri: Connexipedia Article
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Israeli writer, human rights activist, and founder of the Gush Shalom peace movement. (Born 1923).
Avnery, Uri and Rachel : Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Israeli human rights activists, founders of the Gush Shalom peace movement.
Baez, Joan: Connexipedia Article
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Folk singer, songwriter and activist. (Born 1941).
Baker, Ella: Connexipedia Article
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African American civil rights and human rights activis. (1903-1986).
Bill Banta, 1941-2008: Against The Current vol. 137
Quinn, Patrick M.
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2008
Bill Banta, a member of the Chicago branch and founding member of Solidarity, died of pancreatic cancer in a Chicago hospice on August 20th. He was 67. Bill was a revolutionary socialist his entire ...
Barlow, Maude: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian auther and activist. National chairperson of the Council of Canadians, a citizens' advocacy organization, co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, and an executive member of the International F...
Barlow, Maude: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Canadian auther and activist. National chairperson of the Council of Canadians, a citizens' advocacy organization, co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, and an executive member of the International F...
Barthel, Kurt: Connexipedia Article
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The father of the modern United States nudist movement.
Baxandall, Lee: Connexipedia Article
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American writer, translator, editor, and activist, first known for his New Left engagement with cultural topics and then as a leader of the naturist movement. (1935-2008).
Rosalyn Baxandall, Feminist Historian and Activist dies at 76
Grimes, William
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2015
Rosalyn Baxandall, a feminist historian who was among the first to bring scholarly attention to the historical role of women in the workplace and to expand the meaning of "women's work," has died.
Beauvoir, Simone de: Connexipedia Article
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French writer, philosopher, feminist, and social theorist. (1908-1986).
Bello, Walden: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Filipino author, academic, and political analyst. (Born 1945).
Berger, John: Connexipedia Article
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English art critic, novelist, painter and author. (Born 1926).
Berman, Marshall: Connexipedia Article
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American philosopher and Marxist Humanist writer. (Born 1940).
Berneri, Marie-Louise: Wikipedia article
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Marie Louise Berneri (1918 – 1949) was an anarchist activist and author.
Berra, Yogi: Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
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(Born 1925). American philosopher and former Major League Baseball player and manager.
Berrigan, Daniel: Connexipedia Article
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American poet, peace activist, and Roman Catholic priest. (Born 1921).
Bertell, Rosalie: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Canadian-American researcher who has worked in the field of environmental health. (Born 1929).
Berton, Pierre: Connexipedia Article
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Journalist, historian, media personality. (1920-2004).
Berton, Pierre: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Journalist, historian, media personality. (1920-2004).
Bhatt, Ela: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Advocate for self-employed women. Winner of the Right Livelihood Award in 1984. (Born 1933).
Birney, Alfred Earle: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Canadian poet, twice winner of the Governor General's Award for Literature. (1904-1995).
Biró, András: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Advcoate for Roma self-reliance and founder of the Hungarian Foundation for Self-Reliance (HFSR). (Born 1925).
B.J. Widick, 1910-2008: Against The Current vol. 136
Wald, Alan
Article
2008
On June 28, 2008, Branko J. Widick, known to everyone as “B.J.” or “Jack,” died at age 97 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Widick was a prominent figure in the history of U.S. Trotskyism and above all in the u...
Bob Carty
Foster, John
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2014
Celebrating Bob Carty (1950 – 2014). Tribute given by John Foster on March 10, 2014.
Boff, Leonardo: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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A theologian, philosopher and writer, known for his active support for the rights of the poor and excluded. One of the founders of liberation theology. (Born 1938).
Boggs, Grace Lee: Connexipedia Article
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A Chinese-American author, anti-racist activist and feminist. (Born 1915).
Grace Lee Boggs, Legendary Activist, Dead At 100
Bellware, Kim
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2015
Boggs spent her life actively supporting causes ranging from civil rights and labour to the Black Power and feminist movements.
Grace Lee Boggs R.I.P.
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2015
Grace Lee Boggs, founding member of the Johnson-Forest Tendency (where her party name was Ria Stone), has died at the age of 100 in Detroit. She was born on June 27, 1915 and passed away October 5, 20...
Bookchin, Murray: Connexipedia Article
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American libertarian socialist-anarchist, political and social philosopher, environmentalist, conservationist, atheist, speaker, and writer. (1921-2006).
Bound for Glory
Guthrie, Woody
Book
1943
The autobiography of folk singer Woody Guthrie.
The Boy Who Could Change the World
Article
2016
Remembering the brief life of Aaron Swartz: programmer, activist, entrepreneur, community builder.
Bridges, Harry: Connexipedia Article
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Australian-American union leader in the ILWU, a longshore (dock) and warehouse workers' union on the West Coast, Hawai'i and Alaska. (1901-1990).
Brinton, Maurice: Connexipedia Article
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Libertarian socialist writer and neurologist. (1923-2005).
Brown, Rosemary: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian politician, prominent member of the New Democratic Party. (1930-2003).
Bruce, Lenny: Connexipedia Article
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American stand-up comedian, writer, social critic and satirist of the 1950s and 1960s. (1925-1966).
Budiardjo, Carmel: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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British human rights activist, founder of the organisation Tapol and a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award.
Cabral, Amílcar (Abel Djassi): Connexipedia Article
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African agronomic engineer, writer, Marxist and nationalist guerrilla and politician. (1924-1973).
Callenbach, Ernest: Connexipedia Article
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American writer, known as an author of green books, namely as author of the ecological utopias Ecotopia (1975) and Ecotopia Emerging (1981). (Born 1929).
Callwood, June: Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada
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Journalist, writer, broadcaster, civil libertarian 1924-2007. (1924-2007).
Callwood, June: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Journalist, writer, broadcaster, civil libertarian 1924-2007. (1924-2007).
Peter Camejo: A Red-Green Life: Against The Current vol. 139
Begin, Claudette
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2009
The Progressive movements lost a major advocate last September 13th when Peter Camejo died after a long battle with lymphoma at the age of 67. The broad, historical impact he had was obvious in the na...
Peter Camejo at Berkeley: Against The Current vol. 139
Bloom, Jack
Article
2009
I met and worked with Peter Camejo in Berkeley during the latter half of the ’60s. He was a leader of the Socialist Workers Party and the Young Socialist Alliance there, while I was active in the Inde...
Camejo's Early Political Years: Against The Current vol. 139
Sheppard, Barry
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2009
I first met Peter Camejo in 1958, when we were both students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He had joined the Young Socialist Alliance in New York, politically aligned with the Trotskyi...
Ron Carey, Militant Union Reformer: Against The Current vol. 138
Anonymous
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2009
“Ron Carey was the nation’s most charismatic and successful labor leader as the twentieth century was coming to an end. He will be remembered as a major figure in American labor history on the basis o...
Carmichael, Stokely: Connexipedia Article
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Trinidadian-American black leader active in the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement. (1941-1998).
Carol L. McAllister (1947-2007): Against The Current vol. 131
Le Blanc, Paul
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2007
I remember meeting Carol on a public transit bus, I believe in 1980 –- when, almost out of the blue, she approached me and started talking to me about Central America. She recognized me from some earl...
Caroline Lund-Sheppard, Sept. 24, 1944-Oct. 14, 2006: A Life Fully Lived: Against The Current vol. 125
Biddle, Jennifer
Article
2006
It's my favorite photograph of Caroline: She’s just a girl, standing straight up, hands neatly folded in front of her, wearing a long, white tunic, and an exuberantly silly grin.
Carr, Shirley: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Canadian union leader who was the first woman president of the Canadian Labour Congress.
Carson, Rachel: Connexipedia Article
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American marine biologist and nature writer whose writings, especially 'Silent Spring', are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. (1907-1964).
Castoriadis, Cornelius: Connexipedia Article
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Greek-French philosopher, libertarian socialist, and psychoanalyst. Author of the The Imaginary Institution of Society, co-founder of the Socialisme ou Barbarie group and 'philosopher of autonomy'. (1...
Chang, Helen Mack: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Guatemalan businesswoman and human rights activist. Active in the struggle against impunity of political murderers. (Born 1952).
Chant, Donald Alfred: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Scientist, educator, environmental advocate. (1928-2007).
Chartrand, Michel: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Quebec union leader and activist. (1913-2010).
Chartrand, Michel: Connexipedia Article
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Quebec union leader and activist. (1913-2010).
Chávez, César: Connexipedia Article
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Mexican American farm worker, labour leader, and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). (19...
Chester, Eric: Connexipedia Article
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Author, socialist political activist, and economics professor. (Born 1943).
Chomsky, Noam: Connexipedia Article
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American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. (Born 1928).
Clarke, Tony: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Canadian social justice advocate. (Born 1944).
C.L.R. James and Anti-/Postcolonialism: Against The Current vol. 90
Farred, Grant
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2001
C.L.R. James' proclamation in Beyond A Boundary (1963, a classic study of cricket and colonialism), after almost three decades of radical intellectual work, that “Thackeray, not Marx, bears the heavie...
Cohn-Bendit, Daniel: Connexipedia Article
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Political activist and politician, active in France and Germany. A student leader during the May 1968 revolt in France. (Born 1945).
Comfort, Alex: Connexipedia Article
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Medical professional, gerontologist, anarchist, pacifist, conscientious objector and writer. (1920-2000).
Coming Home to the Struggle: Against The Current vol. 134
Thompson, Wendy
Article
2008
I became a political activist at the age of 12, when I marched for open housing in Evanston, Illinois. We lived next to the Black community in Evanston; African-American students made up 40% of my gra...
Barry Commoner 1917-2012
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2012
Barry Commoner, biologist, environmental, socialist, humanist, and one of the central leaders of the anti-nuclear-testing movement, dies at 95. He is particularly remembered for the “Four Laws of Ecol...
A Comrade and Friend: Against The Current vol. 139
The Editors
Article
2009
Steffie Brooks, a member of Solidarity in New York, died Monday evening, February 9, 2009 after a struggle with a cancer that had spread from her lungs into her spine. Steffie’s final few months were ...
Culhane, Claire: Connexipedia: Article from PrisonJustice.ca
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Canadian social justice activist. (1918-1996).
Deborah Cunningham, 1945-2015
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2015
Deborah Cunningham was an ADAPT activist and Executive Director of the Memphis Center for Independent Living (MCIL). When she died on May 7, the movement lost a tireless, creative, committed activist,...
Cutural Warriors of the Freedom Struggle: Miriam Makeba and Odetta: Against The Current vol. 138
Hunter, Kim D.
Article
2009
It felt like the end of an era to realize that South Africa’s Miriam Makeba and our own Odetta died within weeks of one another, having been born only months apart, these twin pillars of the struggle ...
Daly, Herman: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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American ecological economist and professor. (Born 1938).
Dann, Mary and Carrie: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Leaders in the struggle of the Western Shoshone to retain their ancestral lands.
Darcy, Judy: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian trade unionist and president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees from 1991 until 2003. (Born 1950).
Davidson, Joe: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Trade unionist and self describe evolutionary socialist "with the proviso that evolution needed a shove at every opportunity." (1915-1985).
Debord, Guy: Connexipedia Article
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French Marxist theorist, writer, filmmaker, hypergraphist and founding member of the groups Lettrist International and Situationist International. (1931-1994).
Defender of the Forests: Bonnie Phillips vs. the Timber Beasts, Gang Green and the Big Foundations
Schlossberg, Josh
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2015
Veteran forest advocate Bonnie Phillips passed away on May 4, 2015 in Olympia, Washington. This article is based on her final interview.
Dellinger, David: Connexipedia Article
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American radical pacifist and activist for nonviolent social change. (1915-2004).
Detroit celebrates Grace Lee Boggs' 100th birthday
Dettlinger, Madison
Article
2015
About the weeklong celebration of the life of Grace Lee Boggs, radical activist, political theorist, and revolutionary.
Deutscher, Isaac: Connexipedia Article
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Marxist historian, journalist and political activist. (1907-1967).
Diary of Bergen-Belsen
Levy-Hass, Hanna; with a foreword and afterword by Amira Hass
Book
2009
Hanna Lévy-Hass, a Yugoslavian Jew, emerged a defiant survivor of the Holocaust. Her observations, recorded in her own incomparable voice, shed new light on the lived experience of Nazi internment. Lé...
Dolgoff, Sam: Connexipedia Article
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American anarchist and anarcho-syndicalist. (1902-1990).
Douglas, Tommy: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Canadian social democratic politician, CCF premier of Saskatchean and leader of the federal New Democratic Party. (1904-1986).
Dowson, Ross: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian Trotskyist. (1917-2002).
Dr. Mike Carr passes at 73
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2015
Dr. Mike Carr, community activist, academic and teacher, passed away amongst his Cuban family in Havana Cuba.
Draper, Hal: Connexipedia Article
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American socialist activist, Marxist and author of a number of key works about Marxism. (1914-1990).
Duckworth, Muriel: Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada
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Canadian pacifist, feminist, social and community activist. (1908-2009).
Duckworth, Muriel: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian pacifist, feminist, social and community activist. (1908-2009).
Dunayevskaya, Raya: Connexipedia Article
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Founder of the philosophy of Marxist Humanism. (1910-1987).
Dürr, Hans-Peter: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Physicist and peace activist. (Born 1929).
Dutschke, Rudi: Connexipedia Article
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Prominent spokesperson of the German student movement of the 1960s. (1940-1979).
Edelman, Marek: Connexipedia Article
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Jewish-Polish political and social activist and cardiologist. (1919-2009).
Eduardo Galeano, ¡Presente!
La Botz, Dan
Article
2015
La Botz reflects on Eduardo Galeano's works and ideas.
Egziabher, Tewolde Berhan Gebre: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Ethiopian advocate for genetic diversity and the rights of farmers and tradiational communities.
Elie Wiesel: Poseur for Peace
Grosso, Joseph
Article
2016
In the midst of another Israeli operation in Lebanon, this one in 2006, Wiesel stood in front of a crowd in Manhattan (along with then Senator Hillary Clinton) and declared "Israel defends herself, an...
Elissa Karg Chacker, 1951-2008: Against The Current vol. 135
Slaughter, Jane; Finkel, David
Article
2008
Elissa Karg Chacker, a longtime member of Solidarity and previously the International Socialists (IS) in Detroit, died Sunday, May 11 from injuries suffered in an accident a week earlier. Riding her b...
Enlightening Disillusionments
Orr, Aki
Book
2011
Memoirs of an Israeli whom the Zionist dispossession and oppression of the Palestinians turned into a humanist and therefore anti-Zionist.
Hedy Epstein
Epstein, Hedy
Website
The website of the late Hedy Epstein 1924-2016), Holocause survivor, human rights advocate, and speaker.
Erasmus, Georges: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Canadian Aboriginal politician, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations from 1985 to 1991. (Born 1948).
Evers, Medgar: Connexipedia Article
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African American civil rights activist from Mississippi, murdered in 1963. (1925-1963).
The Expo Files: Articles by the Crusading Journalist
Larsson, Stieg
Book
2012
Collected here for the first time are Stieg Larsson's essays and articles on right-wing extremism and racism, on violence against women and women's rights, on homophobia and honour killings.
Fanon, Frantz: Connexipedia Article
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Psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and author from Martinique. (1925-1961).
Fathy, Hassan: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Egyptian architect who pioneered appropriate technology for building in Egypt, especially by working to re-establish the use of mud brick and traditional as opposed to western building designs and lay...
Fernandez, Irene: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Malaysian advocate for the right of women, migrants, and poor workers. (Born 1946).
Ferreira, Chico Whitaker: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Brazilian social-justice advocate. A Catholic activist, Whitaker is inspired by liberation theology and closely allied with the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace. (Born 1931).
Finkelstein, Norman: Connexipedia Article
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An American political scientist and author, whose primary fields of research are the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust. (Born 1953).
Fowler, Cary: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Awad Winner
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Winner of the Right Livelihood Award for his work to save the world's genetic plant heritage. (Born 1949).
Franklin, Ursula: Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada
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Metallurgist, humanitarian, feminist, peace activist. (Born 1921).
Franklin, Ursula: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Metallurgist, humanitarian, feminist, peace activist. (Born 1921).
Franklin, Ursula: Connexipedia Article
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Metallurgist, humanitarian, feminist, peace activist. (Born 1921).
Joe Frantz, 1950-2009: Against The Current vol. 142
Parker, Mike
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2009
Joe Gelders Frantz died unexpectedly on February 4, 2009.
Freire, Paulo: Connexipedia Article
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Brazilian educator and influential theorist of critical pedagogy. (1921-1997).
Friedan, Betty: Connexipedia Article
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American writer, activist and feminist. (1921-2006).
From the right-wing to the revolutionary left
Wetzel, Tom
Article
2015
Tom Wetzel answers the question 'How were you radicalized?'.
Fromm, Erich: Connexipedia Article
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Internationally renowned social psychologist, psychoanalyst, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. (1900-1980).
Galeano, Eduardo: Wikipedia article
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Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist (1940-2015). His best-known works are Las venas abiertas de América Latina (Open Veins of Latin America, 1971) and Memoria del fuego (Memory of Fire Trilogy, ...
Garcés, Juan: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Human rights activist. (Born 1967).
Genefke, Inge: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Campaigner and worker on behalf of torture victims.
Geonzon, Winefreda: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Advocate for prisoners. Responsible for setting up the Free Legal Assistance Volunteers Association (FREELAVA) as a legal aid office for victims of human rights violations, prisoners who could not aff...
Ginsberg, Allen: Connexipedia Article
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American poet best known for the poem "Howl", in which he celebrates fellow members of the Beat Generation and critiques what he saw as the destructive forces of materialism and conformity in the Unit...
Glaberman, Martin: Connexipedia Article
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An influential American Marxist, teacher, and autoworker. (1918-2001).
Glezos, Manolis: Connexipedia Article
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Greek left wing politician and writer, known especially for his participation in the World War II resistance. (Born 1922).
Global Crisis and Opportunity: Against The Current vol. 134
Terrall, Ben
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2008
Ben Terrall interviews Mike Davis. Mike Davis is a veteran writer and activist who cut his progressive teeth in the 1960s civil rights and antiwar movements. He has worked as a meat cutter, long-dista...
Goldsmith, Edward: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Was an Anglo-French environmentalist, writer and philosopher. (Died 2009).
Gonick, Cy: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian socialist publisher, academic, and politician. (Born 1936).
Goodman, Paul: Connexipedia Article
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American sociologist, poet, writer, anarchist, social critic, and public intellectual. (1911-1972).
Gordon, Walter: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Canadian accountant, businessman, politician, and writer. (1906-1987).
Gorz, André: Connexipedia Article
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Marxist, social philosopher. (1923-2007).
Gough, Kathleen: Connexipedia Article
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Anthropologist, Marxist. (1925-1990).
Gould, Stephen Jay: Connexipedia Article
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American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science. (1941-2002).
Grace Paley (1922-2007): Against The Current vol. 131
Huber-Humes, Sonya
Article
2007
Grace Paley described herself as a “somewhat combative pacifist and a cooperative anarchist,” and saw the role of the artist as that of “listener” who would relay stories of those made invisible by so...
The Green Trees Beyond: A Memoir
Lawrence, R. D.
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1994
R.D. Lawrence, a self-taught biologist whose first years of life coincided with the Spanish civil war, and who later became a noted as well as self-taught Canadian biologist.
Guérin, Daniel: Connexipedia Article
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French anarchist and author. (1904-1988).
Guthrie, Woody: Connexipedia Article
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American singer-songwriter and folk musician. (1912-1967).
Halper, Jeff: Connexipedia Article
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Co-founder and Coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD). (Born 1946).
Hamer, Fannie Lou: Connexipedia Article
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American voting rights activist and civil rights leader. (1917-1977).
Hartman, Grace: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Canadian labour union activist. (1918-1993).
Harvey, David: Connexipedia Article
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Geographer and social theorist. (born 1935.)
Hauser, Monika: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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German human rights advocate. (Born 1959).
Having Little, Being Much: A Chronicle of Fredy Perlman's Fifty Years
Perlman, Lorraine
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A memoir with photos written by Fredy Perlman's companion of 27 years. Fredy's life began in Czechoslovakia in 1934 and ended in Detroit in 1985. In those fifty years he lived on three continents and ...
Hayden, Tom: Connexipedia Article
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An American social and political activist and politician, most famous for his involvement in the animal rights, and the anti-war and civil rights movements of the 1960s. (Born 1939).
Heap, Dan: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian politician with the New Democratic Party. (Born 1925).
Hekmat, Mansoor: Connexipedia Article
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Iranian Marxist theorist and leader of the worker-communist movement. (1951-2002).
Herman, Edward S.: Connexipedia Article
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Economist and media analyst with a specialty in corporate and regulatory issues as well as political economy and the media. (Born 1925).
Hill, Christopher: Connexipedia Article
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English Marxist historian and author. (1912-2003).
Hoffman, Abbie: Connexipedia Article
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Social and political activist in the United States who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies"). (1936-1989).
Holocaust survivor and activist for justice Hedy Epstein dies at 91
Lee, Dianne
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2016
Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, 91, died at her home in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, on May 26, 2016. An internationally renowned, respected and admired advocate for human and civil rights, Hedy was enc...
Honoring Mahmoud Darwish: Against The Current vol. 137
Newash, Hasan
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2008
Mahmoud Darwish lived through every major event in recent Palestinian history, and his experiences and his art made him a hero to his people and a companion of every Palestinian. Beloved and revered,...
Horton, Myles: Connexipedia Article
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American educator, socialist and cofounder of the Highlander Folk School. (1905-1990).
Howard Zinn (1922-2010): In Lieu of Flowers, Organize
Giordano, Al
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2010
Where other leftish icons have spent these decades gnashing their teeth, lecturing and bemoaning how awful everything that happens up above has been (as if most folks born down below didn't already kn...
Huerta, Dolores: Connexipedia Article
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The co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. (Born 1930).
Hurtig, Mel: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
A Canadian publisher, author, political activist and political candidate. (Born 1932).
I Don't have to be what you want me to be
Malik, Kenan
Article
2016
'A strange fate befell Muhammad Ali in the 1990s', Mike Marqusee writes in Redemption Song, his wonderful, illuminating study of 'Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties'. ‘The man who had defied t...
Ikanan, Evaristo Nugkuag: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Activist working to protect the rights of the indigenous people of the Amazon.
Illich, Ivan: Connexipedia Article
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Austrian philosopher, Roman Catholic priest and critic of the institutions of contemporary western culture. (1926-2002).
In Memory of Tim Costello
Article
2009
Remembering Tim Costello.
Irene Morgan, Max Roach: Two Soldiers of Liberation: Against The Current vol. 130
Finkel, David
Article
2007
Two pioneers of the freedom struggle died in August, leaving legacies for the ages.
Jackson, Wes: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
American agronomist and advocate for sustainable agriculture.
Jacobs, Jane: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
Author, urban advocate, economist, ecologist, and philosopher. (1916-2006).
Jacobs, Jane: Connexipedia Article
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Author, urban advocate, economist, ecologist, and philosopher. (1916-2006).
Jagannathan, Krishnammal and Sankaralingam: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winners
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Gandhian activists who have protested against social injustice.
Jagger, Bianca: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
A Nicaraguan-born social and human rights advocate and a former actress and fashion icon. (Born 1950).
James, C. L. R.: Connexipedia Article
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Afro-Trinidadian historian, journalist, Marxist, socialist theorist and essayist. (1901-1989).
James, C.L.R.: Connexipedia: Entry in Encyclopedia of Marxism Glossary of People
Article
Afro-Trinidadian historian, journalist, Marxist, socialist theorist and essayist. (1901-1989).
Joe Zuken, Citizen and Socialist
Smith, Doug
Book
1990
Examines the forces that dominated Winnipeg's social and political life from the 1930s to the 1980s - the impact of European migration, the growth of radicalism, the internment of communists in World ...
John Holt: Homeschooling Pioneer and Visionary Progressive
Nall, Jeffrey
Article
2014
The stereotype of homeschooling as the haven for conservative, religious ideologues overshadows the movement's radically progressive roots. One of the movement's foremost pioneers, John Holt, was an e...
Journey of an Unrepentant Socialist
Kneen, Brewster
Book
2014
Kneen describes his book as his “political theological autobiography.” The book is a personal life-story with a focus on the 1950s and '60s, coming from someone who was active in the peace and social ...
Jungk, Robert: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Austrian writer, journalists and peace activist who wrote mostly on issues relating to nuclear weapons. (1913-1994).
Kamal, Meena Keshwar: Connexipedia Article
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An Afghan women's rights activist, founder of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), a group organized to promote equality and education for women. (1956-1987).
Karen J. Kassirer: Artist, Friend and Comrade: Against The Current vol. 130
Stacy, Kate
Article
2007
Karen was my oldest and dearest friend. We were young women together in Detroit, working for the newspaper of the International Socialists beginning in the early ‘70s. She had moved to Detroit along w...
Kelly, Petra: Connexipedia Article
Article
Left-wing German politician. (1947-1992).
Kelly, Petra: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Left-wing German politician. (1947-1992).
Kidd, Bruce: Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
A Canadian academic, author, and athlete.
King, Martin Luther Jr.: Connexipedia Article
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(1929-1968). Was an American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement.
Ki-Zerbo, Joseph: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Scholar, activist, and advocate for endogenous development. (1922-2006).
Klein, Bonnie Sherr: Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada
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Filmmaker, author, disability rights activist. (Born 1941).
Knabb, Ken: Connexipedia Article
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American writer, translator, and radical theorist. (Born 1945).
Kohr, Leopold: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Advocate of human scale, economist, jurist and political scientist. (1909-1994).
Kolko, Gabriel: Connexipedia Article
Article
An American revisionist historian and author. (Born 1932).
Edmond Kovacs, 1924-2010: Against The Current vol. 148
Evans, Leslie
Article
2010
I first met Edmond Kovacs in the fall of 1961. I was then 19 and he 37. He was teaching a class for the Los Angeles chapter of the Young Socialist Alliance, the youth group of the Socialist Workers Pa...
Kovel, Joel: Connexipedia Article
Article
American politician, academic, writer, and eco-socialist. (Born 1936).
Kruhonja, Katarina: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Croatian peace activist. (Born 1962).
Kunstler, William: Connexipedia Article
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American radical lawyer and civil rights activist. (1919-1995).
Laing, R. D.: Connexipedia Article
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Scottish psychiatrist who wrote extensively on mental illness. (1927-1989).
Landsberg, Michele: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian writer, social activist and feminist. (Born 1935).
Langer, Felicia: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Israeli human rights lawyer, winner of the Right Livelihood Award.
Berta Langston, 1926-2010: Against The Current vol. 147
Wald, Alan
Article
2010
Berta Langston (1926-2010), a founder and member of Solidarity, died of lung cancer at age 84 in Norwalk, Connecticut on June 23. Born Berta Green on the Lower East Side of New York City, she was one ...
Lappé, Frances Moore: Connexipedia Article
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Activist and writer on food, hunger, economics, and democracy. (Born 1944).
Lappé, Frances Moore: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Activist and writer on food, hunger, economics, and democracy. (Born 1944).
Lawson, James: Connexipedia Article
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Theoretician and tactician of nonviolence within the American Civil Rights Movement. (Born 1928).
Laxer, James: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian political economist, professor and author. (Born 1941).
Laxer, Robert: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian psychologist, professor, author, and political activist. (1915-1998).
LeBourdais, Isabel: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian journalist and author. (1909-2003).
The Legacy of CLR James
Article
2002
Facing Reality is an often maddening book containing a marvellous critique of the pretentiousness of the numerous little vanguards, and at other times a telling naivety about opposition forces in soci...
Lemke, Birsel: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Turkish environmentalist. (Born 1950).
Leon, Abraham: Connexipedia Article
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Jewish Trotskyist activist and theorist. (1918-1944).
Lewis, David: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
Socialist politician, labour lawyer, and leader of the federal New Democratic Party. (1909-1981).
Lewis, Stephen: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
Politician, diplomat, author, journalist, labour arbitrator, and former leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party. (Born 1937).
The Life, Loves, Wars and Foibles of Edward Abbey: Monkeywrenching the Machine
Proyect, Louis
Article
2015
Fifty-three years ago, long before I had heard of Edward Abbey and Abraham Polonsky, I saw a film titled "Lonely are the Brave" that was based on Polonsky's adaptation of Abbey's novel "The Brave Cowb...
A Lifetime for Socialism
Baker, Karin; Quinn, Patrick M.
Article
1997
An obituary of Milt Zaslow.
Livesay, Dorothy: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
Poet, journalist, writer of short fiction, autobiography and literary criticism. (1909-1996).
Livingstone, Kay: Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada
Article
Social activist, radio host. (1918-1975).
The Long Haul: An autobiography
Horton, Myles
Book
1990
Myles Horton tells the story of the Highlander Folk School. A major catalyst for social change in the United States for over sixty years, this school has touched the lives of so many people, including...
A Long View from the Left: Memoirs of an American Revolutionary
Richmond, Al
Book
1972
A memoir of a member of the American Communist Party.
Lutzenberger, José: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Environmentalist and organic farming advocate (1926-2002).
Lynd, Staughton: Connexipedia Article
Article
American author, activist, historian, and lawyer. (Born 1929).
Maathai, Wangari: Connexipedia Article
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Winner of the1984 Right Livelihood Award and the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. (Born 1940).
Maathai, Wangari: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Winner of the 1984 Right Livelihood Award and the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. (Born 1940).
Macdonald, Dwight: Connexipedia Article
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American writer, editor, social critic, philosopher, and political radical. (1906-1982).
MacInnis, Grace: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian politician and feminist. (1905-1991).
Macpherson, C. B.: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian political scientist. (1911-1987).
Malcolm X Research Site
Website
A comprehensive website on the life and legacy of Malcolm X , with text, film, video, graphics and more, plus a large listing of African American scholars on the left, with links to their sites and wo...
Malik, Kenan: Connexipedia Article
Article
Writer, lecturer and broadcaster. (Born 1962).
Mandela, Nelson: Connexipedia Article
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Anti-apartheid leader, first black to be elected President of South Africa. (Born 1918).
Manorama, Ruth: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Advocate for the right of Dalit women. (Born 1952).
Marcos, Subcomandante: Connexipedia Article
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Spokesman for the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN).
Marek Edelman: A True Mensch
Rosenberg, David
Article
2009
To be a Jew means always being with the oppressed and never the oppressors.
Marshall, Donald, Jr: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
Accused of murder, Marshall, a 16-year old Micmac, was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. After he had served 11 years in a penitentiary, a re-examination of the case found him innocent. (1...
Martin Glaberman: 1918 - 2001
Fettes, Neil
Article
2001
Marxist Art Historian: Meyer Schapiro, 1914-1996
Wallach, Alan
Article
1996
Schapiro will no doubt be remembered for his brilliance, for the extraordinary range of his mind, but his legacy as a scholar belongs to those willing to engage his most profound and most challenging ...
Mattick, Paul: Connexipedia Article
Article
Marxist writer and activist. (1904-1981).
A Memory Of Howard
Ellsberg, Daniel
Article
2010
A recollection of the late Howard Zinn.
Menchú, Rigoberta: Connexipedia Article
Article
Winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize. (Born 1959).
Mercredi, Ovide William: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
Aboriginal Canadian politician and leader. (Born 1946).
Mer-Khamis, Arna: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Israeli educator and human rights activist. (1929-1995).
Miliband, Ralph: Connexipedia Article
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Marxist political theorist and sociologist. (1924-1994).
Mills, C. Wright: Connexipedia Article
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American sociologist. (1916-1962).
Milton Rogovin: Portraitist to the People: He Gave Them Respect
Wypijewski, Joann
Article
2011
His photography did not turn people into victims, nor did it make them heroes.
Moffatt, Gary: Connexipedia Article
Article
2010
Canadian anarchist and activist.
Mollison, Bill: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Australian who developed the theory and practice of permaculture. Born 1928.
Montenegro, Raúl: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Environmental and indigenous rights activist. (Born 1949).
Mooney, Pat: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Winner of the Right Livelihood Award for his work to save the world's genetic plant heritage. (Born 1947).
Morrison, Norman: Connexipedia Article
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Baltimore Quaker best known for committing suicide in an act of self-immolation to protest United States involvement in the Vietnam War. (1933-1965).
Munir: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Indonesian human rights activist. (1965-2004).
My Studs Terkel, and Yours: Against The Current vol. 138
Fried, Frank
Article
2009
When Against The Current asked me to write a piece on Studs Terkel, I wondered why me? But after I pondered the idea, I thought, of course me. And you. All readers of his books, Against the Current an...
Nader, Ralph: Connexipedia Article
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American attorney, author, lecturer, and political activist. (Born 1934).
Newton, Huey P.: Connexipedia Article
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Co-founder and leader of the Black Panther Party. (1942-1989).
Noam Chomsky: A Life of Dissent
Barksy, Robert F.
Article
Noam Chomsky - Everyday Anarchist
Wilson, Michael S.
Article
2013
Interview with Noam Chomsky.
Noam Chomsky: Moral & Social Thinker: Against The Current vol. 145
McCarthy Michael A.; Pine, Glen
Article
2010
Noam Chomsky is a powerhouse of insightful thought – this book attests to that. So analyzing or even summarizing Anthony Arnove’s The Essential Chomsky is no simple task. A moderately lengthy and nota...
Nyerere, Julius: Connexipedia Article
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African politician and socialist. (1922-1999).
Ochs, Phil: Connexipedia Article
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U.S. protest singer (or, as he preferred, a topical singer) and songwriter who was known for his sharp wit, sardonic humor, earnest humanism, political activism, insightful and alliterative lyrics, an...
One Woman Army: The Life of Claire Culhane
Lowe, Mick
Book
1992
A biography of Claire Culhane, member of the Canadian Communist Party, crusader for prison abolition, and peace activist opposed to the Vietnam war.
Orrego, Juan Pablo: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Chilean environment activist. (Born 1949).
Orwell, George: Connexipedia Article
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British author. (1903-1950).
Panitch, Leo: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian political scientist. (Born 1945).
Papanek, Victor: Connexipedia Article
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Designer and educator who became a strong advocate of the socially and ecologically responsible design of products, tools, and community infrastructures. (1927-1999).
A Parable of Women's Liberation: Against The Current vol. 134
Tax, Meredith
Article
2008
Interview with Meredith Tax.
Parks, Rosa: Connexipedia Article
Article
African American civil rights activist. (1913-2005).
The Passing of Bhaskar Save: What The 'Green Revolution' Did for India
Todhunter, Colin; Save, Bhaskar
Article
2015
Bhaskar Save died on 24 October 2015 at age 93. Emphasising self-reliance at the farm/village level, Save was regarded as the 'Gandhi of natural farming'.
The Passing of Ronnie Gilbert: A Great Woman Has Died
Macaray, David
Article
2015
Ronnie Gilbert, an original member of the legendary folk group, the Weavers, has died .
Paul Buhle's Tim Hector: Against The Current vol. 125
Abraham, Sara
Article
2006
Paul Buhle's account of Tim Hector, Caribbean radical of Antiguan origin who passed away in 2002, is provocative and welcome. Its span is broad and appropriate for a general rather than specialist rea...
Pauling, Linus: Connexipedia Article
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American chemist, peace activist, author, and educator. (1901-1994).
Peltier, Leonard: Connexipedia Article
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American activist and member of the American Indian Movement. (Born 1944).
Perlas, Nicanor: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Filipino opponent of corporate globalization. (Born 1950).
Perlman, Fredy: Connexipedia Article
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Radical author, publisher and activist. (1934-1985).
Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune
Bowser, Kenneth (director)
Film/Video
2010
A documentary film on the life and times of folk singer-songwriter Phil Ochs.
Phillips, Utah: Connexipedia Article
Article
Labor organizer, folk singer, storyteller, and poet. (1935-2008).
Utah Phillips 1935-2008: Against The Current vol. 138
Duncan, Brad
Article
2009
Bruce “Utah" Phillips, who died in May 2008, was a living, singing museum of radical working-class culture. Through his songs and stories he connected three generations to the living memory of class s...
Pilecki, Witold: Connexipedia Article
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A member of the Polish resistance and the only known person to volunteer to be imprisoned at Auschwitz concentration camp. (1901-1948).
Politkovskaya, Anna: Connexipedia Article
Article
Russian journalist, author and human rights activist. (1958-2006).
The Power of Women United: Against The Current vol. 134
Dawson, Kipp
Article
2008
Interview with Kipp Dawson.
Ralph Nader and the Legacy of Revolt (Part 3): Against The Current vol. 90
Sheasby, Walt Contreras
Article
2001
Ralph Nader has a complex relationship with the historical currents of change before World War I (populism, socialism and progressivism), but it may be his relationship to the Communism of the mid-twe...
Rebick, Judy: Connexipedia Article
Article
Canadian feminist, writer, and activist. (Born 1945).
la red del Che : the Che network
Website
Website devoted to the life and work of Che Guevara.
Remembering Barbara Zeluck: Against The Current vol. 148
Brenner, Johanna
Article
2010
Remembering Barbara Zeluck
Remembering C.L.R. James: A review of C.L.R. James, A Political Biography
Glaberman, Martin
Article
1998
Worcester's biography of James is both critical and yet sympathetic.
Remembering Dave Dellinger: Against The Current vol. 112
McReynolds, David
Article
2004
Dave Dellinger’s death on May 25th of this year, at the age of 88, marked the end of a remarkable life. Most readers know him from the event that, more than any other, made him a public figure — the i...
Remembering Dorothy Healey: An Activist with Vision: Against The Current vol. 125
Lieberman, Robbie
Article
2006
Dorothy Healey had a grand vision of a world in which there was no poverty, racism, or war, a world of genuine democracy. To me she represented what was most appealing about the Old Left — commitment,...
Remembering Jim Campbell
Article
2008
Canadian anarchist.
Remembering Milt Zaslow
Davis, Mike
Article
1997
Milt disdained inflated revolutionary bravado, but time and again his group were the first to put themselves in harm's way when activists in Southcentral or the Eastside of Los Angeles were under atta...
Resistance: One Woman's Defiance in Occupied France
Humbert, Agnes; Mellor, Barbara; Blanc, Julien
Book
2008
The memoiir of a French resistance fighter and museum worker who chronicles the undergroud network of resistance in Paris during the occupation. She then chronicles her imprisonment and the slave labo...
Richard Levins: Scientist, Activist and Friend
Ruiz, Carmelo
Article
2016
American scientist Richard Levins, philosopher of science, titan of ecology, forebear of agroecology, renowned authority on the social and ecological dimensions of disease, and friend of Puerto Rico, ...
Roback, Léa: Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada
Article
Union organizer, social activist. (1903-2000).
Lester Rodney: The Long Ball Hitter: Against The Current vol. 145
Fried, Frank
Article
2010
I am writing this piece after reading the New York Times obituary of Lester Rodney, where both the role of the Daily Worker and Lester’s role as its sports writer were given their due credit in the fi...
Romero, Oscar: Connexipedia Article
Article
Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church in El Salvador. (1917-1980).
Franklin Rosemont (1943-2009): Against The Current vol. 141
Löwy, Michael
Article
2009
Poet, artist, historian, editor, labor militant, musician, amateur ornithologist and surrealist activist Franklin Rosemont, who died on April 12 at age 65 refused the limitations that civilization, es...
Rowbotham, Sheila: Connexipedia Article
Article
British socialist feminist theorist and writer. (Born 1943).
Roy, Arundhati: Connexipedia Article
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Indian writer (in English) and activist. (Born 1961).
Said, Edward, Critical Notes on
Habib, Irfan
Article
2005
Edward Said was admired by the anti-imperialist left for his courageous defence of Palestinian rights. However, Irfan Habib argues that unfortunately Said's scholarly work, notably his major work 'Ori...
Santas, Apostolos: Connexipedia Article
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Greek veteran of the Resistance against the Axis Occupation of Greece during World War II. (Born 1922).
Saro-Wiwa, Ken: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Nigerian human rights activist. (1941-1995).
Sartre, Jean-Paul: Connexipedia Article
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French philosopher. (1905-1980).
Savio, Mario: Connexipedia Article
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American activist. (1942-1996).
Scargill, Arthur: Connexipedia Article
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British trade unionist and political party leader. (Born 1938).
Schmeiser, Percy and Louise: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winners
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Canadian farmers and opponents of GMO crops.
Scholl, Hans: Connexipedia Article
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A member of the White Rose resistance movement in Nazi Germany. (1918-1943).
Scholl, Sophie: Connexipedia Article
Article
A member of the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. (1921-1943).
Seeger, Pete: Connexipedia Article
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American folk singer. (Born 1919).
Sesana, Roy: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
A spokesman of the Gana, Gwi and Bakgalagadi "Bushmen."
Sewell, John: Connexipedia Article
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Political activist and writer on municipal affairs. The mayor of Toronto, Canada from 1978 to 1980. (Born 1940).
Shahak, Israel: Connexipedia Article
Article
Polish-born Israeli chemist, professor, radical political thinker and author and activist for the defense of the human and civil rights. (1933-2001).
She never was afraid: The biography of Annie Buller
Watson, Louise
Book
1976
The story of Annie Buller, a Canadian trade union activist and Communist.
Shiva, Vandana: Connexipedia Article
Article
Philosopher, environmental activist, eco feminist and author. (Born 1952).
Shiva, Vandana: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Environmental and women's activist. (Born 1952).
Sinclair, Upton: Connexipedia Article
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American author and muckraker. (1978-1968).
Singer, Daniel: Connexipedia Article
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Socialist writer and journalist. (1926-2000).
Sivaraksa, Sulak: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Thai democracy activist. (Born 1933).
Skaggs, Joey: Connexipedia Article
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American prankster who has organized numerous successful media pranks, hoaxes, and other presentations. He is considered one of the originators of the phenomenon known as culture jamming. (Born 1945).
Social Activist Grace Lee Boggs on Shaking Up the Status Quo in America
Film/Video
2007
Grace Lee Boggs has been a part of almost every major movement in the United States in the last 75 years, including: Labor, Civil Rights, Black Power, Women’s Rights and Environmental Justice.
Sofri, Adriano: Connexipedia Article
Article
Italian radical intellectual, a journalist and a writer. (Born 1942).
Wilebaldo Solano, 1916-2010: Against The Current vol. 152
Martorell, J.
Article
2011
Wilebaldo Solano, the last member of the original leadership of the Partit Obrer d’Unificació Marxista (POUM — Workers’ Party of Marxist Unification), died in Barcelona on September 7, 2010, at 94. As...
Spry, Graham: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
Journalist, diplomat, international business executive, political organizer, advocate of public broadcasting. (1900-1983).
Starhawk: Connexipedia Article
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American writer, anarchist activist. (Born 1951).
Stephen Jay Gould: Dialectical Biologist
Gasper, Phill
Article
2002
Gould, the world’s leading expert on the evolution of Bahamian land snails, and one of the most influential evolutionary theorists of his generation, shared Engels’ enthusiasm for understanding the na...
The website of I.F. Stone
Stone, I.F.
Website
Website devoted to the journalism and life of radical journalist I.F. Stone (1907-1989).
Stone, I. F.: Connexipedia Article
Article
American investigative journalist. (1907-1989).
Sugihara, Chiune: Connexipedia Article
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A Japanese diplomat who helped several thousand Jews leave the country by issuing transit visas to Jewish refugees so that they could travel to Japan. (1900-1986).
Suzuki, David: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian science broadcaster and environmental activist. (Born 1936).
Terkel, Studs: Connexipedia Article
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American author, historian, actor, and broadcaster. (1912-2008).
Terselic, Vesna: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Croatian peace activist. (Born 1962).
Thompson, E. P.: Connexipedia Article
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English historian, writer, socialist and peace campaigner (1924-1993).
Toledo, Francisco: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Mexican community activist. (Born 1940).
A Tribute To American People's Historian - Howard Zinn
Siddiqui, Habib
Article
2010
With the death of Howard Zinn there is no doubt that the anti-war and peace movement in the USA has lost one of its best activists and an honest historian.
Truscott, Steven: Connexipedia Article
Article
Canadian who was sentenced to death in 1959, when he was a 14-year old student, for the allegedly murdering a classmate. (Born 1945).
Turner, John F. Charlewood: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Advocate for the rights of people to build, manage and sustain their own shelter and communities. (Born 1927).
Tutu, Desmond: Connexipedia Article
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South African cleric, activist and opponent of apartheid. (Born 1931).
Vallieres, Pierre: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Gordon, Stanley
Article
Writer, radical. (1938-1998).
Vaneigem, Raoul: Connexipedia Article
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Belgian writer and philosopher. (Born 1934).
Vanunu, Mordechai: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Israeli nuclear technician who publicly revealed the extent of Israel's illegal nuclear weapons program and was subsequently kidnapped and jailed by Israel. (Born 1963).
Vidal, Gore: Connexipedia Article
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American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, essayist, short story writer, actor and politician. (Born 1925).
The Vogeler Senate Campaign: Against The Current vol. 124
Sanson, Marc; Wunsch, Mike; Vogeler, Rae
Article
2006
With just four months until the general election, Green Party candidate Rae Vogeler has established herself as the main opposition to millionaire incumbent Senator Herb Kohl. Vogeler's campaign took o...
Wallenberg, Raoul: Connexipedia Article
Article
A Swedish humanitarian who worked in Budapest, Hungary, during World War II to rescue Jews from the Holocaust. (1912-1947?)
Wangari Maathai was not a good woman. Kenya needs more of them.
Nyabola, Nanjala
Article
2015
25 September, 2015 marked four years since the passing of Kenyan environmentalist and feminist icon, Wangari Maathai. In Kenya, the celebrations were notably muted as her standing in the country has b...
Watkins, Mel: Connexipedia Article
Article
Canadian political economist and activist. (Born 1932).
Weinstein, James: Connexipedia Article
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American historian and journalist. (1926-2005).
White, Bob: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian trade unionist. (Born 1935).
Wilkerson, Cathy: Connexipedia Article
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American radical. (Born 1945).
Williams, Jody: Connexipedia Article
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Winner of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. (Born 1950).
Wood, Ellen Meiksins: Connexipedia Article
Article
Marxist scholar. (Born 1942).
Worede, Melaku: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Ethiopian seed conservationist, winner of the Right Livelihood Award. (Born 1936).
Malcolm X: Connexipedia Article
Article
African-American Muslim minister, public speaker, and human rights activist. (1925-1965).
You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A personal history of our times
Zinn, Howard
Book
1994
Zinn tells his personal stories about more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from teaching at Spelman College to recent protests against war.
Barbara Zeluck, 1923-2010: Against The Current vol. 147
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2010
Our comrade Barbara Zeluck died at her home June 5, 2010 in New York City.
Zinn, Howard: Connexipedia Article
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American historian, political scientist, social critic, activist and playwright. (1922-2010).

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Abunimah, Ali
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Ali Hasan Abunimah is a Palestinian American journalist and co-founder of Electronic Intifada, a not-for-profit, independent online publication about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
Antoniou, Laura
Laura Antoniou (born 1963) is an American novelist. She is the author of The Marketplace series of BDSM-themed novels, which were originally published under the pen name of Sara Adamson.
George Armstrong
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Hockey player.
Bachmann, Ingeborg
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Ingeborg Bachmann (25 June 1926 - 17 October 1973) was an Austrian poet and author.
Bannister, Roger
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British runner, first to run the mile in under four minutes.
Bathgate, Andy
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Baun, Bob
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Bower, Johnny
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Brame, Gloria
Gloria Glickstein Brame (born August 20, 1955) is a U.S. writer and sex therapist based in Athens, Georgia.
Brewer, Carl
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Hockey player.
Bulldog Brower (Richard T. Gland)
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Wrestler.
Luke Brown (Man Mountain Campbell)
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Wrestler.
Dalton Camp
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Canadian politician and commentator, 1920-2002.
Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
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Claus Philipp Maria Justinian Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg (15 November 1907 – 21 July 1944) was a German army officer and Catholic aristocrat who was one of the leading members of the failed 20 Jul...
Comrade and Friend: Bob Strowiss 1919-1999
Kovacs, Edmund
1999
Work and accomplishments of Bob Strowiss
Conacher, Lionel
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All-round athlete.
Durelle, Yvon
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Boxer.
Eileen Gersh, 1913-1998
Feeley, Dianne
1998
EILEEN SUTTON GERSH, a revolutionary socialist since the 1930s, died in London on March 18, 1998. Like many of her generation, she became radicalized by the political and economic crisis of the 1930s,...
A Farewell and Tribute: Rose Lesnik, 1924-1998
Baur, Estar
1999
ROSE LESNIK, LIFELONG socialist, activist and humanist, died of pancreatic cancer on August 1, 1998. Rose, born in 1924, grew up in a socialist household. Her father, Harry Gold, and her brother join...
Jörg Friedrich
Jörg Friedrich is a Berlin-based author of books on history commonly described as an "independent German Historian". Friedrich is best known for his publication Der Brand (2002) in which he portrays t...
Hugh Garner
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Hugh Garner (1913 – 1979) was a British-born Canadian novelist.
George Orwell: A Life
Crick, Bernard
1980
A biography of George Orwell.
Ghada Karmi
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Ghada Karmi is a Palestinian doctor of medicine, author and academic.
Gilad Atzmon
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Gilad Atzmon is an Israeli-born British jazz saxophonist, novelist and anti-Zionist political activist and writer.
Hall, Glenn
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Hockey player.
Arendt, Hannah
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Hannah Arendt was an influential German Jewish political theorist.
Harvey, Doug
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Hiss, Alger
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Alger Hiss (1904 - 1996) was an American lawyer, civil servant, businessman, author, and lecturer. He was involved in the establishment of the United Nations both as a U.S. State Department and UN off...
Eric Hobsbawm 1917-2012
Historian in the Marxist tradition with a global reach
Kettle, Martin; Wedderburn, Dorothy
2012
The historian Eric Hobsbawm dies at 95.
Horton, Tim
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Hockey player.
Howe, Gordie
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In Memory of A Chinese Revolutionary: Zheng Chaolin, 1901-1998
Wang, Fanxi
1998
ZHENG CHAOLIN, A veteran of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and of the Chinese Trotskyist movement, died August 1 in Shanghai. He devoted his entire life to the cause of the liberation of the Chines...
The Information Sage
Meet Edward Tufte, the graphics guru to the power elite who is revolutionizing how we see data
Yaffa, Joshua
2011
Karl Jaffary
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Karl Jaffary is a former municipal politician in Toronto.
Ingemar Johansson
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Boxer.
Red Kelly
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Hockey player.
Hedy Lamarr
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Hedy Lamarr, born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, 9 November 1914 – 19 January 2000) was an Austrian and American film actress and inventor. After an early and brief film career in Germany, which included a...
Lindsay, Ted
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Hockey player.
Frank Mahovlich
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Hockey player, Senator.
Joyce Maupin, 1914-1998
Boone, Barri
1999
JOYCE MAUPIN, A long-time revolutionary activist and writer and a founder of Union WAGE (Women's Alliance to Gain Equality), died last September 14. Joyce loved to recount the story about “women in li...
McCarthy, Joseph
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Joseph Raymond McCarthy (November 14, 1908 - May 2, 1957) was an American politician who served as a Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 until his death in 1957. Beginning in...
Miller, Arthur
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Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 - February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist. He was a prominent figure in American theatre, writing dramas that include plays such as All My Sons...
Moore, Archie
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Olmstead, Bert
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Oppenheimer, J. Robert
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Julius Robert Oppenheimer (April 22, 1904 - February 18, 1967) was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is best known for his role a...
Paret, Benny
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Benny "Kid" Paret, born Bernardo Paret (March 14, 1937 - April 3, 1962), born in Santa Clara, Cuba, was a Cuban welterweight boxer.
Paton, Alan
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Alan Stewart Paton (11 January 1903 – 12 April 1988) was a South African author and anti-apartheid activist. Contents
Patterson, Floyd
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Plante, Jacques
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Richard, Maurice
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Riefenstahl, Leni
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Helene Bertha Amalie "Leni" Riefenstahl; 22 August 1902 - 8 September 2003) was a German film director, actress and dancer widely noted for her aesthetics and innovations as a filmmaker. Her most famo...
Rosenberg, Julius and Ethel
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Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg (September 28, 1915 - June 19, 1953) and Julius Rosenberg (May 12, 1918 - June 19, 1953) were American communists who were executed in 1953 for conspiracy to commit espionag...
Said, Edward
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Edward Wadie Said was a Palestinian-American literary theorist and advocate for Palestinian rights.
Sawchuk, Terry
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Sayles, John
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American filmmaker.
Shack, Eddie
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Shakur, Assata
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Assata Olugbala Shakur (born July 16, 1947 as JoAnne Deborah Byron, married name Chesimard) is an African-American activist and escaped convict who was a member of the Black Panther Party (BPP) and Bl...
Shirer, William L.
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William Lawrence Shirer (February 23, 1904 – December 28, 1993) was an American journalist, war correspondent, and historian, who wrote The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich a history of Nazi Germany...
Stanley, Allan
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Hockey player (1926-2013).
Patrick Stewart
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English film, television and stage actor.
Sweezy, Paul
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Paul Marlor Sweezy (April 10, 1910 - February 27, 2004) was a Marxist economist and a founding editor of the magazine Monthly Review.
Trudeau, Pierre
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Pierre Trudeau was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from 20 April 1968 to 4 June 1979, and again from 3 March 1980 to 30 June 1984.
Worsley, Gump
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Hockey player.
Worthy, William
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William Worthy, Jr. (b. 1921) is an African-American journalist, civil rights activist, and dissident who pressed his right to travel regardless of U.S. State Department regulations.
Zwicker, Barrie
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Barrie Zwicker (born 1934) is a Canadian journalist, documentary producer, and political activist.