“I Will No Longer Be Complicit in Genocide” – On The Martyrdom of Aaron Bushnell

“I Will No Longer Be Complicit in Genocide” - On The Martyrdom of Aaron Bushnell by Jesse Nevel, Chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement and one of the Uhuru 3 federal indictees “Many of us like to ask ourselves, ‘What would I do if I was alive during slavery? Or the Jim Crow South? Or apartheid? What would I do if my country was committing genocide?’ The answer is, you’re doing it. [...]

In Memoriam: Reza Pour

Reza Jalali Pour “PRESENTE” March 6, 1938 - September 27, 2023, born in Tehran, Iran. He was a deeply caring father to his two adult children, Hamoon and Schyna Pour, and loving partner to Alise Sochaczewski, who all survived him. Reza was a child of the south end of Tehran’s neighborhood of Shahabad/Lalezar.  A good student, critical thinker, and Footballer. He began playing team football practicing at the well known Bashka (Gym) [...]

In Memoriam: Bruce Barthol

Bruce Barthol was the resident songwriter for the Tony Award winning San Francisco Mime Troupe for over three decades. His songs have been recorded by Country Joe and the Fish, the SF Mime Troupe, the Human Condition, Ozay Fecht, the Edlos, the Funky Nixons and the Original Country Joe Band. Bruce wrote for the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Borderlands Theatre (Tucson), the Working Theater (NYC), the Curious Theatre (Denver), San Francisco State [...]

In Memoriam: Jane Eliot Holmberg Dorrel – August 22, 1954 – April 19, 2023

Jane Dorrel died peacefully on April 19th, 2023, surrounded by her husband Frank, her daughter Emily, her sister Chrissy and Chrissy’s husband Peter. She had Stage 4 Breast Cancer, which she dealt with for 12 years. She also had a stroke in October of 2022 and sepsis in January of 2023. The sepsis returned. Many thanks go to her doctors: Dr. Lasika Seneviratne and Dr. Alex Chai. And to the nurses and [...]

Harry Belafonte, Anti-imperialist Human Rights Activist

Mainstream media obituaries of Harry Belafonte emphasize his breakthrough successes as a singer, actor, and producer of records, films, and television, but tend to limit their praise to his iconic public figure stature as an advocate of civil rights. In fact, Belafonte was an unreconstructed radical and socialist throughout his long life and career. Born in Harlem of West Indian immigrant parents in 1927, he lived in Jamaica with his grandmother from [...]

Remembering Dave Wagner

The newspaperman and widely read scholar of the Hollywood Left BY PAUL BUHLE https://progressive.org/latest/remembering-dave-wagner-buhle-20230224/ Dave Wagner, a leader of the 1977 Madison, Wisconsin, newspaper strike at The Capital Times/ Wisconsin State Journal, and a leader in the cooperatively-produced daily progressive newspaper Madison Press Connection (1977-1980) created by the striking workers, died on February 21 at the age of seventy-eight.      Wagner was born on July 3, 1944, spent his early years with [...]

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Lawrence Phillip Reyes, Presente!

In Memoriam July 7, 1958 - December 31, 2022   Lawrence Reyes, Boricua independentista, revolutionary internationalist, father, labor organizer, mental health social worker, practitioner of the "Red Road" of Indigenous traditional spiritual practice, KPFK Local Station Board listener delegate and Pacifica National Board director, passed away December 31 due to complications of diabetes. His death is an incalculable loss to all who knew his warmth, heart, dedication and passion personally and to [...]

In Memoriam Iris Edinger

IRIS EDINGER October 12, 1929 - August 23, 2022   Iris Edinger died on August 23, 2022.  All Change Links readers are invited to a Memorial Program, to be held the weekend of December 17-18 at Emerson Unitarian Church in Canoga Park.  Address:  7304 Jordan Avenue,  Canoga Park,  CA  91303. We are planning for an EDUCATIONAL EVENT where you might learn some fun and interesting things about your country, the U.S.A. Saturday [...]

Iris Edinger, Presente!

Iris Edinger Presente - October 12th, 1929 - August 23rd, 2022 Sent by Linnea Richards: linric10@hotmail.com Iris Edinger passed away in her home last Tuesday, August 23rd at 92 years.  Iris would have been 93 on October 12th, former Columbus Day. She was so thrilled that Columbus Day had been renamed Indigenous Peoples Day a few years ago, now celebrated the Second Monday of October. Ever the educator, she would point out [...]

By |2022-09-01T12:09:07-05:00September 1st, 2022|In Memoriam, Obituary|0 Comments

Fernando Velazquez, ¡Presente!

by Rose Mary Elizondo and others Fernando Velazquez was born on September 22, 1948, in Sinaloa, Mexico. He passed to the ancestors on February 12, 2022 of a brain aneurysm, a tragic loss for the peoples' movements globally and locally. He was born into a large family.  His mother was a true Matriarch. Fernando was a very hardworking person. He started working at a young age. He managed to obtain an education [...]

In Memoriam: Ronald Spriestersbach

Rest in Power Ronald Spriestersbach, 1928-2021 Ron Spriesterbach, who passed away recently at age 93, was a warm friend and good comrade, an anti-racist and anti-imperialist to the core and to the last. Ron is pictured above on the right with his comrade Reza Pour. Like Reza, Ron was a former member of the KPFK Local Station Board and active with the Grassroots Community Radio Coalition as a manifestation of his lifelong [...]

In Memoriam: Paul Frederick Kaskiewicz

Paul Frederick Kaskiewicz Biography/Obituary   Paul Frederick Kaskiewicz was born in Yorkshire, England on July 7, 1950. A stalwart of the progressive anti-war community, he died on January 19, 2022, at Huntington Hospital, Pasadena, California, at the age of 71. He is survived by his loving, devoted and beautiful wife, Lili Etezady Kaskiewicz, as well as three siblings. After earning his graduate degree in classical physics, Paul’s career began with a stint in Princeton, New Jersey [...]

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