One of the great intellectual and strategic leaders of the global economic justice movement, Jerry Mander, died this week. His charge to us: don’t give up because you lost the first round. Educate movements and the public to fight back.
He had a knack for turning newfound acquaintances into soulmates that shines through a flood of tributes and obituaries in the mainstream and alternative media.
Comparing Hugo Chavez’s accomplishments to his U.S. obits was like taking a trip through Alice’s looking glass.
Hugo Chavez put an end to the reign of neoliberal IMF policies that had impoverished the masses of Latin America.
Heinous schemes to limit the right to vote keep appearing in state legislatures.
He proved that progressives without much money could win statewide elections.
Being decent, humane, smart, caring, and brave was not enough.
His take on the Nixon aide who became a conservative Christian leader after serving time generated many letters to the editor.
Tricky Dick’s master of dirty tricks became a Christian prison reformer but was no saintly do-gooder.
B., a man of ideas who was nimble to adapt to the times, understood that today’s movement for the 99 percent had its roots in many earlier social movements.
Coretta Scott King was MLK’s equal partner.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and Czech leader Vaclav Havel, although political opposites, shared some things in common.
Among the leaders of a movement to turn the end of the Cold War into economic opportunity was a mother of four in St. Paul, Minnesota, who had spent 14 years soldering circuit boards for nuclear submarines. Claudette Munson died of cancer on July 25.
The recluse Huguette Clark was a poster child for the taxation of vast inherited fortunes.
Remembering a friend, teacher, and fighter for justice.