Tag Archives: Deaths

Mariann Wizard :
METRO | The fan-shaped destiny of R. Paul Pipkin (1946-2017)

Paul was my sounding board, devil’s advocate, ‘camerado,’ goad, fount of naughty ideas, and sympathetic ear. By Mariann Wizard | The Rag Blog | August 23, 2017 SAN IGNACIO, Cavo, Belize — There was a notorious news photo from a … finish reading Mariann Wizard :
METRO | The fan-shaped destiny of R. Paul Pipkin (1946-2017)

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Thorne Dreyer :
The life and times of leftist journalist
Jack A. Smith (1934-2017)

Including a personal memoir from the former Guardian editor, plus the Rag Radio interview. By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | July 20, 2017 Below, see “Jack A. Smith: My life and times at The Guardian,” originally published by … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
The life and times of leftist journalist
Jack A. Smith (1934-2017)

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Alice Embree :
METRO | Alice Kresensky Cunningham
(July 14, 1935 – June 23, 2017)

As part of a faith-based social justice ministry, Cris played a sustaining role for many movement activists and groups. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | July 10, 2017 AUSTIN — Cris Cunningham died on June 23, 2017, in … finish reading Alice Embree :
METRO | Alice Kresensky Cunningham
(July 14, 1935 – June 23, 2017)

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Margaret Randall :
Fidel Castro, ¡presente!

For half a century Cuba stood as a beacon for other countries suffering from poverty and neocolonial domination. By Margaret Randall | The Rag Blog | November 29, 2016 Fidel Castro, longtime leader of the Cuban Revolution, died on November … finish reading Margaret Randall :
Fidel Castro, ¡presente!

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Alice Embree :
Remembering Richard Jehn

Richard Jehn, 1950-2016, was the founding editor of ‘The Rag Blog’ in May 2006. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | November 28, 2016 Richard Jehn, founding editor of The Rag Blog, passed away on November 2, 2016, at … finish reading Alice Embree :
Remembering Richard Jehn

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James McEnteer :
Vultures over Havana

Fidel Castro and the Castration of U.S. Latin American policy. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | November 28, 2016 When Fidel Castro died in his sleep at 90 on November 25 in Havana, American news consumers might have … finish reading James McEnteer :
Vultures over Havana

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Ray Reece :
Remembering Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda

Tom was not only a world-class leader in the movement but also a beloved brother in struggle. By Ray Reece | The Rag Blog | November 2, 2016 REMEMBERING TOM HAYDEN Peace activist and spiritual leader Rabbi Arthur Waskow and … finish reading Ray Reece :
Remembering Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda

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Dave Zirin :
SPORT | ‘I Just Wanted to Be Free’: The radical reverberations of Muhammad Ali

He redefined what it meant to be tough and collectivized the very idea of courage. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | June 5, 2016 The reverberations. Not the rumbles, the reverberations. The death of Muhammad Ali will undoubtedly … finish reading Dave Zirin :
SPORT | ‘I Just Wanted to Be Free’: The radical reverberations of Muhammad Ali

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Jim Simons :
The passing of Scalia: A requiem for Caesar

There is no escaping the fact that Justice Scalia did more to harm this country than any other Supreme Court judge in history. By Jim Simons | The Rag Blog | February 16, 2016 “The evil that men do lives … finish reading Jim Simons :
The passing of Scalia: A requiem for Caesar

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Mariann G. Wizard :
METRO | To serve the people: El Franco Lee, 1950-2016

Harris County Commissioner Lee was arguably the most powerful Black person in Texas politics. By Mariann G. Wizard | Special to The Rag Blog and NOKOA News | January 25, 2016 HOUSTON — Introducing a 2004 Houston Chronicle interview with … finish reading Mariann G. Wizard :
METRO | To serve the people: El Franco Lee, 1950-2016

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Elaine J. Cohen :
METRO | Casting Judith’s ashes into the big river

Josefina gently poured Judith Rosenberg’s ashes from the bag in the carved wooden box from Mexico. By Elaine J. Cohen | The Rag Blog | June 24, 2015 AUSTIN — The muses are, once again, tugging at my sleeve. Kleio, … finish reading Elaine J. Cohen :
METRO | Casting Judith’s ashes into the big river

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Dan and Christy Foster :
METRO | The unforgettable voice of John Clay

John Clay, whose unique musical vision reflected a vicious honesty tempered only by his darkly innocent sense of humor, is dead at 74. By Dan and Christy Foster | The Rag Blog | January 14, 2015 AUSTIN — Austin lost its most … finish reading Dan and Christy Foster :
METRO | The unforgettable voice of John Clay

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