Tag Archives: Obituary

Alice Embree :
Give us bread, but give us roses

Remembering Glenn Scott, Loreto Espinoza, and Susan Duncan, sisters in solidarity. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | September 17, 2018 AUSTIN — In a short span of time three women I greatly admired passed from this life to … finish reading Alice Embree :
Give us bread, but give us roses

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Paul Buhle :
Two global peace leaders pass

Uri Avnery and David McReynolds carried on the tradition of the great Eugene V. Debs. By Paul Buhle | The Rag Blog | August 25, 2018 Within just a few days, 94-year-old Uri Avnery and 88-year-old David McReynolds died. I … finish reading Paul Buhle :
Two global peace leaders pass

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Ivan Koop Kuper :
Bidding a fond farewell to Bayou City troubadour Don Sanders

Influential singer-songwriter was also the ‘Mayor of Montrose.‘ By Ivan Koop Kuper | The Rag Blog | August 15, 2018 HOUSTON — On the wall of the back room of Sand Mountain Coffee House, Houston’s one-time folk mecca located on … finish reading Ivan Koop Kuper :
Bidding a fond farewell to Bayou City troubadour Don Sanders

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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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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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