Persons: Americans

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Abbey, Edward: Connexipedia Article
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American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues and criticism of public land policies. (1927-1989).
Abu-Jamal, Mumia: Connexipedia Article
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An African-American activist who was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer. His conviction was based on dubious evidence and dubious legal proceedings. ...
African-American Socialist Pioneer: Against The Current vol. 144
Lang, Clarence
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2010
In holding aloft the Banner of Ethiopia: Caribbean Radicalism in Early Twentieth-Century America, Winston James singled out Hubert Henry Harrison for his “pioneering role in what became known as the N...
Alinsky, Saul: Connexipedia Article
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American community organizer and writer. (1909-1972).
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
Boggs, Grace Lee
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2014
A documentary about the ideas and activism of 98-year-old Grace Lee Boggs, covering her lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century; from labo...
Anthony, Susan B.: Connexipedia Article
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American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women's rights movement to introduce women's suffrage into the United States. (1820-1906).
Asch, Moses: Connexipedia Article
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Founder of Folkways Records. The label, founded in 1948, was instrumental in bringing folk music into the American mainstream. (1905-1986).
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Malcolm, X
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1964
The personal story of the man who become the most dynamic leader of the Black Revolution in the United States, completed shortly before his assassination.
The Autobiography of Mother Jones
Jones, Mary (Mother Jones)
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1925
In spite of oppressors, in spite of false leaders, in spite of labor's own lack of understanding of its needs, the cause of the worker continues onward.
Baez, Joan: Connexipedia Article
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Folk singer, songwriter and activist. (Born 1941).
Baker, Ella: Connexipedia Article
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African American civil rights and human rights activis. (1903-1986).
Barthel, Kurt: Connexipedia Article
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The father of the modern United States nudist movement.
Baxandall, Lee: Connexipedia Article
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American writer, translator, editor, and activist, first known for his New Left engagement with cultural topics and then as a leader of the naturist movement. (1935-2008).
Rosalyn Baxandall, Feminist Historian and Activist dies at 76
Grimes, William
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2015
Rosalyn Baxandall, a feminist historian who was among the first to bring scholarly attention to the historical role of women in the workplace and to expand the meaning of "women's work," has died.
Berkman, Alexander: Connexipedia Article
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Anarchist known for his political activism and writing. (1870-1936).
Berman, Marshall: Connexipedia Article
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American philosopher and Marxist Humanist writer. (Born 1940).
Berra, Yogi: Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
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(Born 1925). American philosopher and former Major League Baseball player and manager.
Berrigan, Daniel: Connexipedia Article
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American poet, peace activist, and Roman Catholic priest. (Born 1921).
Bertell, Rosalie: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Canadian-American researcher who has worked in the field of environmental health. (Born 1929).
Bibb, Henry: Connexipedia Article
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Author and abolitionist who was born a slave. (1815-1854).
Boggs, Grace Lee: Connexipedia Article
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A Chinese-American author, anti-racist activist and feminist. (Born 1915).
Grace Lee Boggs, Legendary Activist, Dead At 100
Bellware, Kim
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2015
Boggs spent her life actively supporting causes ranging from civil rights and labour to the Black Power and feminist movements.
Grace Lee Boggs R.I.P.
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2015
Grace Lee Boggs, founding member of the Johnson-Forest Tendency (where her party name was Ria Stone), has died at the age of 100 in Detroit. She was born on June 27, 1915 and passed away October 5, 20...
Bookchin, Murray: Connexipedia Article
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American libertarian socialist-anarchist, political and social philosopher, environmentalist, conservationist, atheist, speaker, and writer. (1921-2006).
Borsodi, Ralph: Connexipedia Article
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Economic theorist and practical experimenter interested in ways of living useful to the modern person or family desiring greater self-direction and self-reliance. (1886-1977).
Bound for Glory
Guthrie, Woody
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1943
The autobiography of folk singer Woody Guthrie.
The Boy Who Could Change the World
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2016
Remembering the brief life of Aaron Swartz: programmer, activist, entrepreneur, community builder.
Bridges, Harry: Connexipedia Article
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Australian-American union leader in the ILWU, a longshore (dock) and warehouse workers' union on the West Coast, Hawai'i and Alaska. (1901-1990).
Brown, John: Connexipedia Article
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American abolitionist who advocated and practiced armed insurrection as a means to end slavery. (1800-1859).
Bruce, Lenny: Connexipedia Article
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American stand-up comedian, writer, social critic and satirist of the 1950s and 1960s. (1925-1966).
Bryant, Louise: Connexipedia Article
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American journalist and writer best known for her Marxist and anarchist beliefs and her essays on radical political and feminist themes. (1885-1936).
Callenbach, Ernest: Connexipedia Article
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American writer, known as an author of green books, namely as author of the ecological utopias Ecotopia (1975) and Ecotopia Emerging (1981). (Born 1929).
Ron Carey, Militant Union Reformer: Against The Current vol. 138
Anonymous
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2009
“Ron Carey was the nation’s most charismatic and successful labor leader as the twentieth century was coming to an end. He will be remembered as a major figure in American labor history on the basis o...
Carmichael, Stokely: Connexipedia Article
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Trinidadian-American black leader active in the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement. (1941-1998).
Carson, Rachel: Connexipedia Article
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American marine biologist and nature writer whose writings, especially 'Silent Spring', are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. (1907-1964).
Chaplin, Ralph: Connexipedia Article
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Labour activist at the age of 7, after witnessing a worker shot dead diurng the Pullman strike in Chicago, Illinois. (1887-1961).
Chávez, César: Connexipedia Article
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Mexican American farm worker, labour leader, and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). (19...
Chomsky, Noam: Connexipedia Article
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American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. (Born 1928).
Coming Home to the Struggle: Against The Current vol. 134
Thompson, Wendy
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2008
I became a political activist at the age of 12, when I marched for open housing in Evanston, Illinois. We lived next to the Black community in Evanston; African-American students made up 40% of my gra...
Barry Commoner 1917-2012
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2012
Barry Commoner, biologist, environmental, socialist, humanist, and one of the central leaders of the anti-nuclear-testing movement, dies at 95. He is particularly remembered for the “Four Laws of Ecol...
Deborah Cunningham, 1945-2015
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2015
Deborah Cunningham was an ADAPT activist and Executive Director of the Memphis Center for Independent Living (MCIL). When she died on May 7, the movement lost a tireless, creative, committed activist,...
Daly, Herman: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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American ecological economist and professor. (Born 1938).
Dann, Mary and Carrie: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Leaders in the struggle of the Western Shoshone to retain their ancestral lands.
Darrow, Clarence: Connexipedia Article
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American lawyer civil libertarian. (1857-1938).
Day, Dorothy: Connexipedia Article
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American journalist, social activist, distributist, anarchist, and devout Catholic. (1897-1980).
De Leon, Daniel: Connexipedia Article
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American socialist newspaper editor, politician, Marxist theoretician, and trade union organizer. (1852-1914).
De Leon, Daniel: Connexipedia: Entry in Encyclopedia of Marxism Glossary of People
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American socialist newspaper editor, politician, Marxist theoretician, and trade union organizer. (1852-1914).
Debs, Eugene V.: Connexipedia Article
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American socialist politician and union leader, one of the founding members of the International Labor Union and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). (1855-1926).
Defender of the Forests: Bonnie Phillips vs. the Timber Beasts, Gang Green and the Big Foundations
Schlossberg, Josh
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2015
Veteran forest advocate Bonnie Phillips passed away on May 4, 2015 in Olympia, Washington. This article is based on her final interview.
Defender of the Movement: Albert Goldman for the Defense
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2011
A profile of the radical lawyer.
Deganawida (The Great Peacemaker): Connexipedia Article
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The founder of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy.
Dellinger, David: Connexipedia Article
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American radical pacifist and activist for nonviolent social change. (1915-2004).
Detroit celebrates Grace Lee Boggs' 100th birthday
Dettlinger, Madison
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2015
About the weeklong celebration of the life of Grace Lee Boggs, radical activist, political theorist, and revolutionary.
Dewey, John: Connexipedia Article
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American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer. (1859-1952).
Dolgoff, Sam: Connexipedia Article
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American anarchist and anarcho-syndicalist. (1902-1990).
Douglass, Frederick: Connexipedia Article
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American abolitionist, women's suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer. (1818-1895).
Draper, Hal: Connexipedia Article
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American socialist activist, Marxist and author of a number of key works about Marxism. (1914-1990).
Hal Draper, Introduction to: Connexipedia Article
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Link to brief biography of Hal Draper, an American socialist activist, Marxist and author, and participant in the Berkeley, California Free Speech Movement. (1914-1990).
Du Bois, W. E. B.: Connexipedia Article
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American civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, historian, author, and editor. (1868-1963).
Evers, Medgar: Connexipedia Article
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African American civil rights activist from Mississippi, murdered in 1963. (1925-1963).
Finkelstein, Norman: Connexipedia Article
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An American political scientist and author, whose primary fields of research are the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust. (Born 1953).
Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley: Connexipedia Article
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Labour leader, activist, and feminist who played a leading role in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). (1890-1964).
Frank Fried (1927-2015)
Quinn, Patrick M.
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2015
Frank Fried, a revolutionary U.S. socialist, passed away on January 13, 2015.
Friedan, Betty: Connexipedia Article
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American writer, activist and feminist. (1921-2006).
Garrison, William Lloyd: Connexipedia Article
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American abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer best known as the editor of the radical abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, and as one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society. (...
Ginsberg, Allen: Connexipedia Article
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American poet best known for the poem "Howl", in which he celebrates fellow members of the Beat Generation and critiques what he saw as the destructive forces of materialism and conformity in the Unit...
Glaberman, Martin: Connexipedia Article
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An influential American Marxist, teacher, and autoworker. (1918-2001).
Global Crisis and Opportunity: Against The Current vol. 134
Terrall, Ben
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2008
Ben Terrall interviews Mike Davis. Mike Davis is a veteran writer and activist who cut his progressive teeth in the 1960s civil rights and antiwar movements. He has worked as a meat cutter, long-dista...
Goldman, Emma: Connexipedia Article
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Anarchist known for her political activism, writing and speeches. (1869-1940).
Goodman, Paul: Connexipedia Article
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American sociologist, poet, writer, anarchist, social critic, and public intellectual. (1911-1972).
Gould, Stephen Jay: Connexipedia Article
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American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science. (1941-2002).
Guthrie, Woody: Connexipedia Article
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American singer-songwriter and folk musician. (1912-1967).
Hagerty, Thomas J.: Connexipedia Article
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American Roman Catholic priest from New Mexico, and one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World. (Born 1862).
Halper, Jeff: Connexipedia Article
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Co-founder and Coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD). (Born 1946).
Hamer, Fannie Lou: Connexipedia Article
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American voting rights activist and civil rights leader. (1917-1977).
Hayden, Tom: Connexipedia Article
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An American social and political activist and politician, most famous for his involvement in the animal rights, and the anti-war and civil rights movements of the 1960s. (Born 1939).
Haywood, Bill (Big Bill Haywood): Connexipedia Article
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American unionist and communist, one of the founders of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) (1869-1928).
Hennacy, Ammon: Connexipedia Article
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American pacifist, Christian anarchist, vegetarian, social activist, member of the Catholic Worker Movement and a Wobbly. (1893-1970).
Herman, Edward S.: Connexipedia Article
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Economist and media analyst with a specialty in corporate and regulatory issues as well as political economy and the media. (Born 1925).
Hill, Joe: Connexipedia Article
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Swedish-American labour activist, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World. (1879-1915).
Hoffman, Abbie: Connexipedia Article
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Social and political activist in the United States who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies"). (1936-1989).
Horton, Myles: Connexipedia Article
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American educator, socialist and cofounder of the Highlander Folk School. (1905-1990).
Howard Zinn (1922-2010): In Lieu of Flowers, Organize
Giordano, Al
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2010
Where other leftish icons have spent these decades gnashing their teeth, lecturing and bemoaning how awful everything that happens up above has been (as if most folks born down below didn't already kn...
Huerta, Dolores: Connexipedia Article
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The co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. (Born 1930).
I Don't have to be what you want me to be
Malik, Kenan
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2016
'A strange fate befell Muhammad Ali in the 1990s', Mike Marqusee writes in Redemption Song, his wonderful, illuminating study of 'Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties'. ‘The man who had defied t...
In Memory of Tim Costello
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2009
Remembering Tim Costello.
Jackson, Wes: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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American agronomist and advocate for sustainable agriculture.
Jacobs, Jane: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Author, urban advocate, economist, ecologist, and philosopher. (1916-2006).
Jacobs, Jane: Connexipedia Article
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Author, urban advocate, economist, ecologist, and philosopher. (1916-2006).
Jagger, Bianca: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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A Nicaraguan-born social and human rights advocate and a former actress and fashion icon. (Born 1950).
John Holt: Homeschooling Pioneer and Visionary Progressive
Nall, Jeffrey
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2014
The stereotype of homeschooling as the haven for conservative, religious ideologues overshadows the movement's radically progressive roots. One of the movement's foremost pioneers, John Holt, was an e...
Jones, Mary Harris (Mother Jones): Connexipedia Article
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American labour and community organizer, a Wobbly, and a Socialist. (1837-1930).
Keller, Helen: Connexipedia Article
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American author, political activist and lecturer. (1880-1968).
King, Martin Luther Jr.: Connexipedia Article
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(1929-1968). Was an American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement.
Kinsey, Alfred: Connexipedia Article
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American biologist and sexologist. (1894-1956).
Knabb, Ken: Connexipedia Article
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American writer, translator, and radical theorist. (Born 1945).
Kolko, Gabriel: Connexipedia Article
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An American revisionist historian and author. (Born 1932).
Kovel, Joel: Connexipedia Article
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American politician, academic, writer, and eco-socialist. (Born 1936).
Kunstler, William: Connexipedia Article
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American radical lawyer and civil rights activist. (1919-1995).
Lappé, Frances Moore: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Activist and writer on food, hunger, economics, and democracy. (Born 1944).
Lawson, James: Connexipedia Article
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Theoretician and tactician of nonviolence within the American Civil Rights Movement. (Born 1928).
Leopold, Aldo: Connexipedia Article
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American ecologist, forester, and environmentalist who was influential in the development of modern environmental ethics and in the movement for wilderness preservation. (1887-1948).
The Life, Loves, Wars and Foibles of Edward Abbey: Monkeywrenching the Machine
Proyect, Louis
Article
2015
Fifty-three years ago, long before I had heard of Edward Abbey and Abraham Polonsky, I saw a film titled "Lonely are the Brave" that was based on Polonsky's adaptation of Abbey's novel "The Brave Cowb...
A Lifetime for Socialism
Baker, Karin; Quinn, Patrick M.
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1997
An obituary of Milt Zaslow.
Lincoln, Abraham: Connexipedia Article
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President of the United States during the American Civil War. (1809-1865).
Little, Frank: Connexipedia Article
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American labour leader who organized miners, lumberjacks and oil field workers. (1879-1917).
The Long Haul: An autobiography
Horton, Myles
Book
1990
Myles Horton tells the story of the Highlander Folk School. A major catalyst for social change in the United States for over sixty years, this school has touched the lives of so many people, including...
A Long View from the Left: Memoirs of an American Revolutionary
Richmond, Al
Book
1972
A memoir of a member of the American Communist Party.
Lynd, Staughton: Connexipedia Article
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American author, activist, historian, and lawyer. (Born 1929).
Macdonald, Dwight: Connexipedia Article
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American writer, editor, social critic, philosopher, and political radical. (1906-1982).
Malcolm X Research Site
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A comprehensive website on the life and legacy of Malcolm X , with text, film, video, graphics and more, plus a large listing of African American scholars on the left, with links to their sites and wo...
The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights
Reynolds, David S.
Book
2005
A biography of John Brown.
The Man Who Recorded the World : A Biography of Alan Lomax
Szweed, John
Book
2011
Documentarian of the folk culture of American life,, Lomax was diligent and tireless in preserving the irreplaceable vernacular cultures that have fallen into the past.
Marcos, Subcomandante: Connexipedia Article
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Spokesman for the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN).
Martin Glaberman: 1918 - 2001
Fettes, Neil
Article
2001
Marxist Art Historian: Meyer Schapiro, 1914-1996
Wallach, Alan
Article
1996
Schapiro will no doubt be remembered for his brilliance, for the extraordinary range of his mind, but his legacy as a scholar belongs to those willing to engage his most profound and most challenging ...
Mattick, Paul: Connexipedia Article
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Marxist writer and activist. (1904-1981).
The Measure of a Revolutionary: Remembering Eugene V. Debs
Harris, Mark
Article
2015
Debs was an articulate, far-reaching critic of American society, staunchly anti-capitalist and opposed to both Democratic and Republican parties, which he saw as controlled by Wall Street. In his five...
A Memory Of Howard
Ellsberg, Daniel
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2010
A recollection of the late Howard Zinn.
Mills, C. Wright: Connexipedia Article
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American sociologist. (1916-1962).
Morrison, Norman: Connexipedia Article
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Baltimore Quaker best known for committing suicide in an act of self-immolation to protest United States involvement in the Vietnam War. (1933-1965).
Mumford, Lewis: Connexipedia Article
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American historian and philosopher of technology and science. (1895-1990).
Muste, A. J.: Connexipedia Article
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A socialist active in the pacifist movement, the labour movement, and the US civil rights movement. (1885-1967).
My Studs Terkel, and Yours: Against The Current vol. 138
Fried, Frank
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2009
When Against The Current asked me to write a piece on Studs Terkel, I wondered why me? But after I pondered the idea, I thought, of course me. And you. All readers of his books, Against the Current an...
Nader, Ralph: Connexipedia Article
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American attorney, author, lecturer, and political activist. (Born 1934).
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Douglass, Frederick; Jacobs, Harriet; (Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah)
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Two first-person accounts of African-American slavery.
Nearing, Scott: Connexipedia Article
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American radical economist, educator, writer, political activist, and advocate of simple living. (1883-1983).
Newton, Huey P.: Connexipedia Article
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Co-founder and leader of the Black Panther Party. (1942-1989).
Noam Chomsky - Everyday Anarchist
Wilson, Michael S.
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2013
Interview with Noam Chomsky.
Noam Chomsky: Moral & Social Thinker: Against The Current vol. 145
McCarthy Michael A.; Pine, Glen
Article
2010
Noam Chomsky is a powerhouse of insightful thought – this book attests to that. So analyzing or even summarizing Anthony Arnove’s The Essential Chomsky is no simple task. A moderately lengthy and nota...
Ochs, Phil: Connexipedia Article
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U.S. protest singer (or, as he preferred, a topical singer) and songwriter who was known for his sharp wit, sardonic humor, earnest humanism, political activism, insightful and alliterative lyrics, an...
The Oratory of Malcolm X: Against The Current vol. 120
McTaggart, Ursula
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Spike Lee closes his 1989 film “Do the Right Thing” with two quotes: In one, Malcolm X proclaims the right to self defense and in the other, Martin Luther King, Jr. insists upon non-violent protest. E...
Osceola: Connexipedia Article
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War chief of the Seminole in Florida who led a small band of warriors in the Seminole resistance when the United States tried to remove the Seminoles from their lands. (1804-1838).
Paine, Thomas: Connexipedia Article
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Author, pamphleteer, radical, inventor, intellectual, revolutionary. (1737-1809).
Tom Paine, restless democrat: Profile of a radical
Marqusee, Mike
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2009
Mike Marqusee celebrates the life, work and ideas of the great revolutionary who declared that "my country is the world and my religion is to do good."
Papanek, Victor: Connexipedia Article
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Designer and educator who became a strong advocate of the socially and ecologically responsible design of products, tools, and community infrastructures. (1927-1999).
Parks, Rosa: Connexipedia Article
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African American civil rights activist. (1913-2005).
Parsons, Lucy: Connexipedia Article
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Radical American labour organizer and anarchist communist. (1853-1942).
The Passing of Ronnie Gilbert: A Great Woman Has Died
Macaray, David
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2015
Ronnie Gilbert, an original member of the legendary folk group, the Weavers, has died .
Pauling, Linus: Connexipedia Article
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American chemist, peace activist, author, and educator. (1901-1994).
Peltier, Leonard: Connexipedia Article
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American activist and member of the American Indian Movement. (Born 1944).
Perlman, Fredy: Connexipedia Article
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Radical author, publisher and activist. (1934-1985).
A Persistent Peace: One Man's Struggle for a Nonviolent World
Dear, John
Book
2007
Jesuit priest John Dear ministers to the needy at the margins of society. He is a pacifist and anti-war activist who has spoken out against the Pentagon and the wars in Afghanistan and in Iraq. His vi...
Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune
Bowser, Kenneth (director)
Film/Video
2010
A documentary film on the life and times of folk singer-songwriter Phil Ochs.
Phillips, Utah: Connexipedia Article
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Labor organizer, folk singer, storyteller, and poet. (1935-2008).
Utah Phillips 1935-2008: Against The Current vol. 138
Duncan, Brad
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2009
Bruce “Utah" Phillips, who died in May 2008, was a living, singing museum of radical working-class culture. Through his songs and stories he connected three generations to the living memory of class s...
The Power of Women United: Against The Current vol. 134
Dawson, Kipp
Article
2008
Interview with Kipp Dawson.
Ralph Nader and the Legacy of Revolt (Part 3): Against The Current vol. 90
Sheasby, Walt Contreras
Article
2001
Ralph Nader has a complex relationship with the historical currents of change before World War I (populism, socialism and progressivism), but it may be his relationship to the Communism of the mid-twe...
Randolph, A. Philip: Connexipedia Article
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African-American civil rights leader. (1889-1979).
Reed, John: Connexipedia Article
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American journalist and communist activist. (1887-1920).
Reich, Wilhelm: Connexipedia Article
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Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. (1897-1957).
Remembering Dave Dellinger: Against The Current vol. 112
McReynolds, David
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2004
Dave Dellinger’s death on May 25th of this year, at the age of 88, marked the end of a remarkable life. Most readers know him from the event that, more than any other, made him a public figure — the i...
Remembering Milt Zaslow
Davis, Mike
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1997
Milt disdained inflated revolutionary bravado, but time and again his group were the first to put themselves in harm's way when activists in Southcentral or the Eastside of Los Angeles were under atta...
Rivera, Diego: Connexipedia Article
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Mexican artist. (1886-1957).
Robeson, Paul: Connexipedia Article
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Musician, actor, speaker, lawyer, radical. (1898-1976).
Rocker, Rudolf: Connexipedia Article
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(1873-1958). Anarcho-syndicalist writer and activist.
Lester Rodney: The Long Ball Hitter: Against The Current vol. 145
Fried, Frank
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2010
I am writing this piece after reading the New York Times obituary of Lester Rodney, where both the role of the Daily Worker and Lester’s role as its sports writer were given their due credit in the fi...
Sacco and Vanzetti: Connexipedia Article
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Labourers and anarchists who were tried, convicted and executed in Massachusetts in 1927.
Sacco and Vanzetti
Goldman, Emma; Berkman, Alexander
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1929
This struggle marks the real history of progress. Its heroes are not the Napoleons and the Bismarcks, not the generals and politicians. Its path is lined with the unmarked graves of the Saccos and Van...
Said, Edward, Critical Notes on
Habib, Irfan
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2005
Edward Said was admired by the anti-imperialist left for his courageous defence of Palestinian rights. However, Irfan Habib argues that unfortunately Said's scholarly work, notably his major work 'Ori...
Saint John, Vincent: Connexipedia Article
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American labour leader and prominent Wobbly. (1876-1929).
Savio, Mario: Connexipedia Article
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American activist. (1942-1996).
Seeger, Pete: Connexipedia Article
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American folk singer. (Born 1919).
Shadd, Mary Ann: Connexipedia Article
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A key figure in the Underground Railroad and a subscription agent for William Lloyd Garrison's abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator. (1823-1893).
Sinclair, Upton: Connexipedia Article
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American author and muckraker. (1978-1968).
Skaggs, Joey: Connexipedia Article
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American prankster who has organized numerous successful media pranks, hoaxes, and other presentations. He is considered one of the originators of the phenomenon known as culture jamming. (Born 1945).
Social Activist Grace Lee Boggs on Shaking Up the Status Quo in America
Film/Video
2007
Grace Lee Boggs has been a part of almost every major movement in the United States in the last 75 years, including: Labor, Civil Rights, Black Power, Women’s Rights and Environmental Justice.
Starhawk: Connexipedia Article
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American writer, anarchist activist. (Born 1951).
Stephen Jay Gould: Dialectical Biologist
Gasper, Phill
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2002
Gould, the world’s leading expert on the evolution of Bahamian land snails, and one of the most influential evolutionary theorists of his generation, shared Engels’ enthusiasm for understanding the na...
Still, William: Connexipedia Article
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An African-American abolitionist, conductor on the Underground Railroad, writer, historian and civil rights activist. (1819-1902).
The website of I.F. Stone
Stone, I.F.
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Website devoted to the journalism and life of radical journalist I.F. Stone (1907-1989).
Stone, I. F.: Connexipedia Article
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American investigative journalist. (1907-1989).
Tecumseh: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Shawnee chief who attempted to form an alliance of tribes to combat American territorial ambitions and tried to rally the tribes in a common defence against the Americans. (1768-1813).
Tecumseh: Connexipedia Article
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Shawnee chief who attempted to form an alliance of tribes to combat American territorial ambitions and tried to rally the tribes in a common defence against the Americans. (1768-1813).
Terkel, Studs: Connexipedia Article
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American author, historian, actor, and broadcaster. (1912-2008).
Thoreau, Henry David: Connexipedia Article
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American author and poet. (1817-1862).
Toledo, Francisco: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Mexican community activist. (Born 1940).
Traven, B.: Connexipedia Article
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The nom de plume of an enigmatic twentieth century novelist.
Tresca, Carlo: Connexipedia Article
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Anarchist, newspaper editor, and labour agitator. (1879-1943).
A Tribute To American People's Historian - Howard Zinn
Siddiqui, Habib
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2010
With the death of Howard Zinn there is no doubt that the anti-war and peace movement in the USA has lost one of its best activists and an honest historian.
Truth, Sojourner: Connexipedia Article
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African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist. (1797-1883).
Tubman, Harriet: Connexipedia Article
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An African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. (1822-1913).
Turner, Nat: Connexipedia Article
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American slave who led a slave rebellion in 1831. (1800-1831).
Vidal, Gore: Connexipedia Article
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American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, essayist, short story writer, actor and politician. (Born 1925).
Walter Reuther, 'Social Unionist'
Glaberman, Martin
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1996
The book is full of self-serving quotations from Reuther and others that are accepted at face value. There is a very superficial understanding of the auto industry, of life in the union and on the sho...
Weinstein, James: Connexipedia Article
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American historian and journalist. (1926-2005).
Wilkerson, Cathy: Connexipedia Article
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American radical. (Born 1945).
Williams, Jody: Connexipedia Article
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Winner of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. (Born 1950).
Wilson, Edmund: Connexipedia Article
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American writer and literary critic. (1895-1972).
A Working-Class Hero Is Something To Be: Against The Current vol. 133
Early, Steve
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2008
As a 35-year veteran of union activity in America, I can personally attest that Tony Mazzocchi of the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers (OCAW) was a rare bird, perhaps the last of his kind.
Malcolm X: Connexipedia Article
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African-American Muslim minister, public speaker, and human rights activist. (1925-1965).
You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A personal history of our times
Zinn, Howard
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1994
Zinn tells his personal stories about more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from teaching at Spelman College to recent protests against war.
Zapata, Emiliano: Connexipedia Article
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A leading figure in the Mexican Revolution of 1910. (1879-1919).
Zinn, Howard: Connexipedia Article
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American historian, political scientist, social critic, activist and playwright. (1922-2010).

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