Tag Archives: Obituary

THORNE DREYER | REMEMBRANCE | Daniel Jay Schacht, July 4, 1945 – December 22, 2022

Danny was involved in a precedent-setting landmark case before the U.S. Supreme Court. By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | January 24, 2023 With tributes from friends John R. Herrera and Roger Baker In September 2015, our mutual friend … Continue reading

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ALICE EMBREE | REMEMBRANCE | Scott Pittman: March 23, 1940 – July 31, 2022

A former UT-Austin activist, Scott settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he devoted himself to the teaching of Permaculture. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | November 28, 2022 Many people knew Scott Pittman in Austin as a … Continue reading

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ANNE LEWIS | VERSE | Remembering Danny Fetonte

Danny Fetonte, lifelong activist, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2022, surrounded by his family.  Danny was born in 1950, in New York City.  He met and married Barbara Fetonte in Buffalo, New York.  A celebration of his life was … Continue reading

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ROBERT C. COTTRELL : PERSONAL REMEMBRANCE | Todd Gitlin, RIP

He was always fiercely independent and intelligent. By Robert C. Cottrell | The Rag Blog | March 24, 2022 Listen to Thorne Dreyer’s two classic Rag Radio interviews with Todd Gitlin from July 19, 2013, and August 16, 2013. Listen … Continue reading

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THORNE DREYER :
REMEMBRANCE | Texas film and theater icon Gary Chason passes at 78

Events celebrating Gary’s life are planned for Austin and Houston. By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | June 11, 2021 Listen to Thorne Dreyer’s August 17, 2010 Rag Radio interview with Gary Chason, here. Gary Chason, an iconic figure … Continue reading

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JONAH RASKIN :
OBITUARY | Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021)

He was an insurgent poet, feisty publisher, lover of the written and spoken word. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | February 23, 2021 SONOMA COUNTY, Calif — He was a poet, a painter, a publisher, and a bookstore … Continue reading

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JONAH RASKIN :
OBITUARY | Rennie Davis (1940-2021): Not the boy next door

He was a man with a deep moral consciousness who followed the dictates of his heart and his head no matter where they took him. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | February 9, 2021 SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. — … Continue reading

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Judy Gumbo Albert :
A ‘Yippie original’ remembers ‘Realist’ editor Paul Krassner

Paul became what he called an ‘underground abortion referral service.’ By Judy Gumbo Albert | The Rag Blog | August 5, 2019 REMEMBERING PAUL KRASSNER Also read “Paul Krassner, 1932-2019: American satirist” by Jonah Raskin on The Rag Blog. [Paul … Continue reading

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Jonah Raskin :
Paul Krassner, 1932-2019: American satirist

Krassner, who edited ‘The Realist,’ took up where Lenny Bruce left off. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | July 29, 2019 REMEMBERING PAUL KRASSNER Also read “A ‘Yippie original’ remembers ‘Realist’ editor Paul Krassner” by Judy Gumbo Albert … Continue reading

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Mariann G. Wizard :
Akwasi Evans: poet, publisher, and
born rebel

Publisher of Austin community newspaper, ‘NOKOA: The Observer,’ is dead at 70. By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog | June 19, 2019 Also see “METRO EVENT: Akwasi Evans: Speaking Truth to Power: A Tribute,” on The Rag Blog … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
Remembering Dennis Fitzgerald: Underground journalist and veteran activist

Fitzgerald was a founder of The Rag in Austin and Houston’s Space City! By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | December 17, 2018 Dennis Fitgerald passed away on December 9, 2018, in British Columbia, Canada, where he had lived … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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