Tag Archives: Obituary

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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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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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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Carl Davidson :
My friend and comrade, Tom Hayden

He inspired me and many others to go to the battlegrounds and ‘put our bodies on the line.’ By Carl Davidson | The Rag Blog | October 26, 2016 REMEMBERING TOM HAYDEN Peace activist and spiritual leader Rabbi Arthur Waskow … finish reading Carl Davidson :
My friend and comrade, Tom Hayden

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow :
Tom Hayden, ¡Presente!

The Port Huron Statement that Hayden drafted, a deeply intelligent critical analysis of American society, became the manifesto of a generation. By Rabbi Arthur Waskow | The Rag Blog | October 26, 2016 REMEMBERING TOM HAYDEN Peace activist and spiritual … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow :
Tom Hayden, ¡Presente!

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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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Ken Wachsberger :
Joe Grant: Happy birthday and goodbye, friend

Joe Grant, the publisher of ‘Prisoners Digest International,’ was one of the unsung legends of the underground press. By Ken Wachsberger | The Rag Blog | September 23, 2015 It’s always jarring to receive Facebook birthday reminders for friends who … finish reading Ken Wachsberger :
Joe Grant: Happy birthday and goodbye, friend

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Hugh Grady and Thorne Dreyer :
METRO | Remembering David MacBryde, philosopher, activist, and friend

A sweet man of peace, The Rag Blog’s David MacBryde passed away in Berlin, Wednesday, September 9. AUSTIN — I lost a dear friend last Wednesday and The Rag Blog lost its “man in Berlin.” David MacBryde, a warm and … finish reading Hugh Grady and Thorne Dreyer :
METRO | Remembering David MacBryde, philosopher, activist, and friend

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Dick J. Reavis :
Former civil rights activist and political street vendor Charlie Saulsberry is dead at 70

Charlie, who was well-known around the UT campus in late-’60s Austin, ‘was a lefty, but always a heretic.’ By Dick J. Reavis | The Rag Blog | March 22, 2015 Charlie Saulsberry, 70, a familiar figure on the UT-Austin campus … finish reading Dick J. Reavis :
Former civil rights activist and political street vendor Charlie Saulsberry is dead at 70

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Mariann G. Wizard :
Richard Lee, 1940-2014: Farewell to an
enemy of the State

‘His life was tempered by his grasp of history, his sense of justice, and his refusal to conform.’ By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog | March 10, 2015 In writing this remembrance, I had vital assistance from Robert … finish reading Mariann G. Wizard :
Richard Lee, 1940-2014: Farewell to an
enemy of the State

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METRO EVENT | Austin friends to celebrate
the life of John Muir

Event: John Muir’s Wake Place: Shoal Creek Saloon Address: 909 North Lamar Blvd., Austin When: Sunday, August 24, 2014 Hours: 4-6 p.m. AUSTIN — Friends of John H. Muir will gather at Shoal Creek Saloon on Sunday, August 24,  to … finish reading METRO EVENT | Austin friends to celebrate
the life of John Muir

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Alan Waldman :
All hail (Sid) Caesar!

Remembering the late, great Sid Caesar, who didn’t laugh at my jokes… By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 The wonderful Sid Caesar just died at age 92. What a tremendous talent! From 1951 through 1958 … finish reading Alan Waldman :
All hail (Sid) Caesar!

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