Richard Hart, a towering figure of the Jamaican and Caribbean left, died in Bristol, England, on Dec. 21, 2013, at 96 years of age.
Saul Landau - reporter, author of 14 books, filmmaker (45 of them), poet, college professor, and determined foe of U.S. assaults on Cuba - died Sept. 9 in Alameda, Calif., at the age of 77.
In life, Chavez was almost a legendary figure; first elected to Venezuela's presidency in 1998, he was popularly re-elected three more times in 2000, 2006, and 2012.
A Communist who experienced persecution, exile, and the shifting fortunes of our movement, his dedication to the struggle for a better world inspired generations of activists.
Two heavy blows in one week and a day! First, journalist, poet, commentator, lifelong post-beat Beatnik and activist for hopeless causes Johnny Ross, 72, died of liver cancer on the shores of Lake Patzcuaro in western Mexico, on January 17.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Juan Mari Bras, an elder statesman of Puerto Rico's independence movement who gave up U.S. citizenship in an act that inspired hundreds of other activists, died Friday, Sept. 10. He was 82.