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Posted in International Solidarity, Presente!

Remembering Jerry Tucker, Labor Leader and Educator

My friend and colleague of more than 25 years died today from pancreatic cancer. If you never had the privilege of meeting and working with Jerry Tucker, it is truly a shame. Rarely do we cross paths with someone who … Continue reading

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On the passing of Joel Olson

Here we reprint a political rememberance of Joel Olson, a founding member of Bring the Ruckus who recently died unexpectedly. This was originally published on the website of Bring the Ruckus here. After the disbanding of Bring the Ruckus, we … Continue reading

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Adrienne Rich, Elizabeth Catlett, & Louis Reyes Rivera, PRESENTES!

This spring we bid farewell to three creative heavyweights in the struggle for social justice. Adrienne Rich, whose fierce loyalty to poetry and politics inspired several generations of feminists. Elizabeth Catlett, one of the most prominent African-American artists of the … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Presente!

Fred Shuttlesworth– Presente!

Fred Shuttlesworth, the pillar of the southern civil rights movement, died October 5, 2011 at age 89. Some of you have had the very wonderful experience of working with him as I have. While the mainstream press has widely noted … Continue reading

Posted in Oppressed Nationalities, Presente!

Remembering a Community Revolutionary

The following is reprinted from El Tecolote with the author’s permission. Death has silenced the voice of a true revolutionary: after a seven-year battle with cancer, our compañero Eric Quezada is gone. On August 23, Eric’s beloved community visited him … Continue reading

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Raul Salinas Presente!

This article is excerpted from a speech April 18, 2008, The Brecht Forum, NYC Raul Salinas, born March 17, 1934, passed on February 14, 2008, after years of struggle with a myriad of medical maledictions rooted in growing up under … Continue reading

Posted in Chicano National Movement, Presente!

¡Presente! Sanjulo Ber (né William Harvey Johnson)

Sanjulo and me. Our political histories were very similar. Our political paths were both parallel and intersecting. Our first serious involvement came as black students from working-class neighborhoods. We were searching for our cultural and political identity and our place … Continue reading

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¡Presente! Mike Conan

Mike Conan To a lot of us, he was Big Mike. It wasn’t just that Mike Conan tipped the scales at over 300 pounds or that he had to have a Brooklyn Dodgers cap custom-made to fit his mammoth head. … Continue reading

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¡Presente! Joan Sheldon Conan

Joan Sheldon Conan 1932–1992 Joan Sheldon Conan died unexpectedly September 21, 1992 while teaching a class of literacy volunteers at the Redwood City California public library. Her sudden loss is a blow to her family, friends and comrades. For more … Continue reading

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