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MegB
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Continued from here.


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lagatta
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Yep, a passle of us worked together to locate Croghan's beloved Queenie and someone drove across southern Ontario from west to east to adopt her!


Bacchus
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Oh God Im so sorry to hear this. He was a good friend and we used to exchange books thru the mail.


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Freedom 55
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bagkitty
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Rudolf Brazda, last known "Pink Triangle" survivor of Nazi camps, dies at age of 98.


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Condolences on Rob's passing.


Caissa
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Australian Nancy Wake, who as a spy became one the Allies' most decorated servicewomen for her role in the French resistance during World War II, has died in London, officials said Monday. She was 98.

Code named "The White Mouse" by the Gestapo during the war, Wake died Sunday in a London nursing home, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/08/08/nancy-wake-white-mouse.html

Freedom 55
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Nancy Wake wrote:

I don't see why we women should just wave our men a proud goodbye and then knit them balaclavas.


bagkitty
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Marcellus Richard Andrew. 19 y.o. college student beaten to death in Waterloo, Iowa.

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Witnesses say Marcellus Richard Andrew's attackers shouted anti-gay slurs while kicking him in the head.


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Jerry Leiber dies at 78; lyricist in songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller

 

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Jerry Leiber , who with his songwriting partner Mike Stoller , created a songbook that infused the rock 'n' roll scene of the 1950s and early '60s with energy and mischievous humor, has died. He was 78.

 

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Graham in his book on the duo points out that radio was mostly regional and TV had just started coming into American living rooms when Leiber and Stoller started writing for Ray Charles, Joe Turner and other black artists. It was only when Presley covered "Hound Dog" in 1956 that their music began crossing over into the mainstream, paving the way for rock 'n' roll to dominate the youth culture.


bekayne
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Boom Boom wrote:

Jerry Leiber dies at 78; lyricist in songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller

 

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Jerry Leiber , who with his songwriting partner Mike Stoller , created a songbook that infused the rock 'n' roll scene of the 1950s and early '60s with energy and mischievous humor, has died. He was 78.

 

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Graham in his book on the duo points out that radio was mostly regional and TV had just started coming into American living rooms when Leiber and Stoller started writing for Ray Charles, Joe Turner and other black artists. It was only when Presley covered "Hound Dog" in 1956 that their music began crossing over into the mainstream, paving the way for rock 'n' roll to dominate the youth culture.

Here's a documentary on them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M29TEIvgjDQ

And some 1950s TV fun:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HaavKyReys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1sQB9oYc1Y&feature=related


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Nancy Riche - feminist, socialist, trade union leader, Newfoundlander. Rest in peace, Sister.

 


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Fred Shuttlesworth, founder of the Birmingham (Alabama) Civil Rights Movement. This is the guy who got Dr. King involved. Oh yeah.

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He was arrested. His house was bombed. He was beaten nearly to death. And yet he faced down Bull Connor and his racist cops. In fact, he used to call Connor up and tell him where and when he would be protesting. He convinced Martin Luther King, Jr. to come to Birmingham and he was part of the group that launched Project C ("confrontation") which ultimately brought federal intervention and changed the mood of the country in their favor.

I remember a quote of his from a documentary I once saw. He had been beaten by a lynch mob with brass knuckles and was nearly dead. His doctor told him he was lucky to be alive, and he said that he was glad he was given a thick head because that is what it takes to see the job done to the very end.

 

Baptist Press - link on Fred Shuttlesworth

 


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Dennis Ritchie, father of Unix and C, dies
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Dennis Ritchie, creator of the C programming language and co-creator of the Unix operating system, has died aged 70.

Catchfire
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I'm very sorry to announce that another babbler has died. Some of you, particularly Toronto- and Montreal-based activists, will know that Alexandra Artful Dodger was struck and killed by an impaired driver late last Friday night. Alex also wrote for rabble occasionally and had been a regular babble contributor under the handle pencil-skirt. For those that knew her, it is a very sad loss. My thanks to Tehanu for making me aware of her babble connection.

rabble.ca remembers Alexandra Artful Dodger


Ken Burch
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Damn.  That's sickening.  No one should be taken like that, or that young(age 27).


My sympathies to Alexandra's friends and family.


lagatta
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That is utterly ghastly.

Despite her family's wishes, I'd never give a red cent to MADD. That group is a bunch of car-addicted puritan prohibitionists who never say anything about the "driving" half (or more) of the murderous drink-driving mix. They advocate "safe, sober driving". Screw them.

Amnesty, yes, but also groups working to put humans and other animals before cars. I'd add justice for Palestinians to the donation list, as so much of the aggression against peoples of the Middle East is tied to pertroleum addiction, and Alexandra was involved in the Palestinian cause.

What a horrible loss.


Ripple
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Bob Rosen, a friend. 

 


Catchfire
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Thanks Ripple. Love and sympathy for your loss.


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Gaian
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Stalin's daughter. She had finally retired to the U.S.

Ken Burch
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Alan Sues, best known as "Uncle Al, the Kiddie's Pal" on ROWAN AND MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN, dead at 85:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16029468


Ken Burch
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Dobie Gray, singer/songwriter, creator of the country-soul anthem "Drift Away"

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dobie-gray-drift-away-death-270338

 


Caissa
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Gaian
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The last colonel of Mash 4077, Henry Morgan.

Gaian
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Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, 65, biographer, Hannah Arendt: For Love of the World, and Anna Freud: A Biography. Leaving a tenured professorship, she continued to write, The Anatomy of Prejudices leading to her last work, Childism: Confronting Prejudice Against Children. She had no children of her own from a brief marriage 40 years ago and had, as the Globe's Sandra Martin tells it, " made her name writing about two other childless women, became fascinated with children through writing Anna Freud's biography, her own work as a therapist and her personal life as an aunt and a stepmother. "She came to believe that prejudice against children was intertwined with all the other prejudices she had written about, and was also embedded in the history of psychoanalysis. "Childism" will be published by Yale Press next month." She died on Dec. 1 from a pulmonary embolism after attending a Tafelmusik concert in Toronto with her partner in marriage, Christine Dunbar.

Gaian
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A feminist of the old school who fought for workplace rights, Mary Eady, 85, women's rights activist passes. Reported today as the Globe's feature obituary: "As Manitoba's first Women's Bureau director during Ed Schreyer's NDP government, she championed women's rights on issues including pension reforms,daycare and employment equity... (and later) deputy minister of labour under Howard Pawley .." In between those appointments, she was director of the Women's Bureau for the Canadian Labour Congress. Francis Lankin "remember(s) Mary sahying to me that women need to be able to live, to survive,and thrive, and to leadand support families... Eady led the way, but she developed a large number of us to keep that progress moving." The volunteer treasurer of the NDP in its beginning days, she was "a pal" of Tommy Douglas.

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George Whitman, owner of Paris's famous Shakespeare & Co.

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George Whitman has died. He was 98.

You may not know his name but if you speak English and have ever visited Paris you probably know his bookshop: Shakespeare & Co.

Whitman set up the shop in 1951. He was one of a generation of Americans — mostly ex GIs on the GI bill — who went to Paris after World War II and tried to re-start the party that made the French capital the center of western culture in the ’20s and ’30s, the place where the Hemingway and Fitzgerald legends were born.

The Paris Review was started. William Styron, Norman Mailer, James Jones, George Plimpton, humorist Art Buchwald and jazz musicians too numerous to mention moved back. There were so many Americans in the city that M-G-M made a Gene Kelly musical about ex-patriot life called “An American in Paris” the year Whitman opened his shop.  It won the Best Picture Oscar.

Whitman was not the owner of the original Shakespeare & Co., publisher of Ulysses and otherwise nexus of American ex-pat modernism. That was Sylvia Beach. But he was propreitor of a damn fine shop nevertheless.


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