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Poetic obituary for Dennis Brutus

Poetic obituary for Dennis Brutus

On December 26, Dennis Brutus – internationally renowned South African poet and human rights activist – died at the age of 85. Brutus spent time with Nelson Mandela in Robben Island prison and years in exile from his native land because of his opposition to the Apartheid regime. The following poem was written to celebrate Brutusí eightieth birthday. Stone Hammered to Gravel by Martin Espada The office workers did not know, plodding through 1963 and Marshall Square station in Johannesburg,…

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Green Party UK co-founder Teddy Goldsmith passes at 80

Green Party UK co-founder Teddy Goldsmith passes at 80

by Mike Feinstein, member, International Committee of the Green Party of the United States Founding editor of The Ecologist Magazine in 1972 and a co-founder of the Green Party in the United Kingdom, Teddy Goldsmith passed away on August 21, 2009 at age 80. The elder brother of billionaire Sir James Goldsmith, Goldsmith was a champion of conservation and organic farming, a†passionate campaigner for the rights of indigenous people, and an early proponent for a steady state economy. In January…

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In memory of Arne Naess, founder of Deep Ecology

In memory of Arne Naess, founder of Deep Ecology

† As the father of ecosophy and a real pioneer of holistic ecological thinking, Naess has created the basis on which much green thinking rests. by Jan Bojer Vindheim, Milj¯partiet de Gr¯nne, Norway † The philosopher Arne Naess, who died recently at the age of 96, left a rich body of work behind. Internationally he was known as the originator of deep ecology, but environmentalism was just one facet of his philosophical work. In addition to his fame as a…

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In memory of a prominent man in political history

In memory of a prominent man in political history

The life of California Green, Peter Camejo by Mark Dunlea, Green Party of New York State Peter Miguel Camejo, a civil rights leader, socially responsible investment pioneer, and founder of the California Green Party, died in September from lymphoma cancer with his wife Morella at his side – only days after completing his autobiography. Camejo was a student leader, civil rights advocate, leader in the socially responsible investment industry with his own investment firm, Progressive Asset Management, Inc., and author…

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Arne Naess

Arne Naess

Arne NÊss is dead, 96 years old. The Green party wishes to thank its honorary member since 1997 for everything he has contributed in the 20 years of the party’s existence. NÊss has been a source of inspiration not only to us, but to the entire international movement of green parties. As the father of ecosophy and a real pioneer of holistic ecological thinking, he has created the basis on which much green thinking rests. In many ways he was…

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William (Bill) J. Holloway, III

William (Bill) J. Holloway, III

William (Bill) J. Holloway, III William (Bill) Judson Holloway, III, 44, beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, passionate environmentalist, political activist and civic volunteer, computer master, talented violinist, learned scholar, explorer of intellectual pursuits and mountaineer, passed away January 7, 2009, in Austin, Texas. Bill was born in Oklahoma City on July 31, 1964, to his loving parents Judge William Judson Holloway, Jr. and Helen Hoehn Holloway. Growing up as an avid outdoorsman, he was a Boy Scout earning his…

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The Passing of Green Party Leader Bill Holloway

The Passing of Green Party Leader Bill Holloway

January 10, 2009 The Green Party of Texas mourns the tragic loss of Bill Holloway. Bill was a dedicated leader who was currently serving as the Co-Chair of the Travis County Green Party in Austin, TX. He will be missed as a mentor and a friend. Through his kind-hearted activism, Bill touched the lives of so many people. He was an active Green Party contributor at the local, state and national levels. Bill served on numerous committees in the Green…

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Hawaii Green Party leader Bonk dies

Hawaii Green Party leader Bonk dies

November 29th, 2008 ∑ Bill Bonk, a former Hawaii Democratic official who helped found the stateís Green Party, died this week, West Hawaii Today reports. Bonk ìwas changed by his World War II combat experiences in the Philippines and New Guinea, plus an extended stay in Japan during the American occupationî and became a peace activist and progressive leader in the state.

Remembering a ëDangerous Man,í Peter Miguel Camejo 1939-2008

Remembering a ëDangerous Man,í Peter Miguel Camejo 1939-2008

Remembering a ëDangerous Man,í Peter Miguel Camejo 1939-2008 Posted in the Berkley Daily Planet By Sharon Peterson Wednesday November 26, 2008 Peter Camejo was perhaps best known for his runs for president on the Socialist Workers Party, Green Party and independent tickets, and for Governor of California on the Green Party ticket. In the 2003 gubernatorial recall election campaign, Camejoís incisive remarks during the debates received national attention and brought higher measures of visibility and respectability to progressive thought. He…

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Late Peter Camejo Honored on Campus

Late Peter Camejo Honored on Campus

Published in The Daily Californian By Kat Murti Contributing Writer Sunday, November 23, 2008 Nathan Yan/Staff Ralph Nader speaks at Peter Camejo Memorial at International House on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. The event was attended by a couple hundred people. Camejo was the founder of the Green Party. Big-name liberal activists-including Ralph Nader and Cindy Sheehan-celebrated the lifelong activism of late UC Berkeley alumnus Peter Camejo Sunday at the International House. Camejo, who ran as Nader’s vice president…

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