Opinion

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Pete Seeger and the revolutionary power of song

The world is mourning the death of Pete Seeger, the lanky folksinger with a banjo, who proved in his 94 years the awesome power of song as a force for revolutionary change.

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Carter Camp, warrior for Native rights, dies at 72

After decades of struggle, Camp died Dec. 27, 2013 on tribal land in White Eagle, Okla. He was 72.

 

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Vietnamese leader Vo Nguyen Giap dies at 102

He passed away from old age on Friday October 4 at Military Hospital 108, where he had been living for several years.

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Henri Alleg, 1921 to 2013: Exposed French torture in Algeria

Few U.S. readers know who he was and what he contributed, but his story should be told, because he was a true hero of the struggle against state violence.

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Toshi Seeger, mother, activist, filmmaker, dies at 91

The wife of Pete Seeger passed away overnight on July 9th. She was a mother, organizer, activist, filmmaker, and essential part of her husband's work.

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Remembering Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman

"A true metal master, he gave energy and excitement to millions, and will continue to."

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CLUW co-founding officer Elinor Glenn dies at 98

"Her leadership, strength and wisdom contributed to CLUW's growth and will inspire young leaders in the future."

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Rest in peace, Richie Havens

By the time Havens opened the legendary Woodstock concert of 1968, he was a major player in the counter-culture firmament.

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Activist Caroli Mullen dies in Baltimore

Caroli Mullen, a life-long activist for peace and civil rights, died March 8 in Baltimore after a two-year bout with cancer.

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Margrit Pittman: 1919-2013

Margrit Pittman, a working class journalist and lifelong advocate of world peace, equality, and socialism died Feb. 4 in New York City. She was 93.

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