Opinion

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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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Chavez’s legacy

He was repeatedly re-elected by wide margins, and will be mourned not only by Venezuelans but by many Latin Americans who appreciate what he did for the region.

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Life with a purpose: tribute to Estelle Katz

It is a great honor to be a part of a celebration commemorating the remarkable life of my dear friend and comrade, Estelle Katz.

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The passing of Russell Means was a loss for the world

Indian rights activist Russell Means passed on after a magnificent life of struggle to better the lives of American Indians.

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Working class loses a leader: George Edwards, activist every day

The working class and people lost a great leader, activist, and fighter for justice and equality this past week.

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Barry Commoner put science to service of the people

The environmental movement lost one of its most passionate voices when Barry Commoner, ecologist and political activist, died on Sept. 30 at age 95.

Eric Hobsbawm, great Marxist historian who kept his cool

I was saddened to hear of the death of Eric Hobsbawm, one of the great Marxist historians writing in the English language of my lifetime.

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Judy Gallo, longtime activist, dies at 70

About 100 friends and activists in labor and progressive groups gathered at a memorial here Aug. 18 to pay tribute to Judy Gallo, who died recently at age 70.

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Joe Kubert, inspirational comic artist, dead at 85

Kubert would continue to work on comics for the rest of his life, and contributed as recently as this year to an issue of "Before Watchmen."

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Michael Nash’s work lives on: historian, archivist, teacher-activist

He was a  a close friend of mine for four decades, so it is with some sadness that I write this remembrance of his life and work.

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