Remembering Joanne Landy
Publisher: Against the Current
Date Written: 01/05/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23312
Farber recalls the life and work of Joanne Landy. She is remembered as a supporter and organizer for a radical democratic politics opposed to oppression and exploitation throughout the world.
One was her internationalism: Joanne became active around many international causes, particularly in Eastern Europe, Greece and the Middle East. Never a cheerleader, she carefully analyzed the political groups and forces at work to make more effective her strategy of support for the struggles abroad, always aimed at strengthening the forces with the most progressive and democratic politics.
Joanne was also particularly adept at recruiting people of different backgrounds to get them involved in her various projects. For years she was the lead person of the Campaign for Peace and Democracy (of which she was co-founder and co-director with Tom Harrison), which became the vehicle for dozens of protests denouncing abuses abroad and the U.S. foreign policies that helped enable them.