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Justice Thomas Berger on stage at Vancouver Island University in 2013. Image credit: Vancouver Island University/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Tom Berger died earlier this week at the age of 88. He had an eminent career, marked by a lifelong commitment to Indigenous peoples and social justice.
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Former Rocky Mountain House MLA Ty Lund with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. Image: Facebook
David J. Climenhaga | One of the hardy perennials of the Progressive-Conservative dynasty, Ty Lund held the Rocky Mountain House riding from 1989 to 2012.
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Brian Brennan, at left, on the picket line at the Calgary Herald. Renowned Canadian author Margaret Atwood can be seen in the centre of the photo. To her right in hat is mystery thriller author Grant McKenzie. Image: Calgary Herald Strike Archive
David J. Climenhaga | For many years, Brian Brennan specialized in writing obituaries, each a polished gem of a few hundred words, with more poetry in them than the readers of a daily newspaper could expect.
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Erika Shaker | Ed Finn was a historian, an activist, an adviser, a colleague, a shop steward, a mentor, a pun-master, and a surrogate great-uncle. Erika Shaker pays tribute to an extraordinary man.
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Panitch in 2019 (Image: Photo by David J. Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | Panitch, one of the intellectual pillars of the Canadian left and a leading scholar of the global depredations of neoliberalism, died Saturday from COVID-19.
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Duncan Cameron | In memory of the celebrated Canadian political economist, Mel Watkins.
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Activist and actress Shirley Douglas in 2006. Image: frank saptel/Flickr
Brent Patterson | Shirley Douglas was a champion of public health care, nuclear disarmament and the Black Panther breakfast program.
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Doug O'Halloran, 1952-2019. Image: Dave Cournoyer
David J. Climenhaga | A statement from UFCW 401 president Thomas Hesse and secretary treasurer Richelle Stewart said, "it is hard to express how saddened we are by the loss of our great brother, Douglas."
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Federal CCF Caucus, 1942. M.J. Coldwell is the new leader after Woodsworth's death. Left to right, Tommy Douglas, George Castleden, Angus MacInnis, Coldwell, Clarie Gillis , Joe Noseworthy, Sandy Nicholoson, and Percy Wright. Photo: C.C.F. / Library and Archives Canada / C-000314 via Wikimedia Commons
Bill Blaikie | Former MPP Richard Allen told the stories of Canadian left-wing politics in a way that helped many people of faith to see a place for themselves in the struggle for an alternative to capitalism.
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Paul Dewar in 2019. Photo: Phillip Jeffrey/Flickr
Dennis Gruending | Former Ottawa Centre MP Paul Dewar, who died of cancer in February 2019, was known to say that all religious faith is political.
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rabble staff | As the first person arrested under a new law at the G20 in Toronto in 2010, he made headlines. He continued to fight injustice and increase awareness.
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Rick Salutin | Philip Roth, an American novelist who was a pre-eminent figure in 20th-century literature, died at age 85 last week.