Posts Tagged ‘ activist ’

Larry Kramer, Playwright and Outspoken AIDS Activist, Dies at 84 – The New York Times

“Faggots” [his first noveldrew a line between Mr. Kramer and a significant number of gay men, who saw him as an old-fashioned moralist or even a hysteric. In various forums well into the 1990s, he found himself called on to defend his point of view, which was essentially that gay men and lesbians had a diminished chance of living fulfilling lives or producing great art so long as they defined themselves primarily in terms of their sexual orientation.

He preached not only protected sex but also the virtues of affection, commitment and stability — arguments that anticipated the values of the movement for same-sex marriage.

r i p, nonviolent militant, practitioner of satyagraha, ACT UP! founder, beloved angry gay activist, playwright, writer, and ultimate humanist. – word pond

DREAM OF EUROPE: SELECTED SEMINARS AND INTERVIEWS: 1984-1992 | Kenning Editions

Edited by Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro. Preface by Dagmar Schultz. AUDRE LORDE: DREAM OF EUROPE elucidates Lorde’s methodology as a poet, mentor, and activist during the last decade of her life. This volume compiles a series of seminars, interviews, and conversations held by the author and collaborators across Berlin, Western Europe, and The Caribbean between 1984-1992. […]

Source: DREAM OF EUROPE: SELECTED SEMINARS AND INTERVIEWS: 1984-1992 | Kenning Editions

Katerina Sakellaropoulou becomes Greece’s first female president | TheHill

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Katerina Sakellaropoulou, a high court judge and human rights activist, on Wednesday was elected Greece’s first female president by the country’s Parliament with an overwhelming majority.

The Guardian reported that the French-educated judge is known for championing civil liberties, ecological issues and minority rights.

Source: Katerina Sakellaropoulou becomes Greece’s first female president | TheHill

The Defiant Prose of Sarah Schulman

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Sarah Schulman, 1992. Photo: Julia Scher.

The Defiant Prose of Sarah Schulman | e-flux

A Longhouse Birdhouse: MURIEL RUKEYSER ~

A Longhouse Birdhouse: MURIEL RUKEYSER ~.

TIME’s Person of the Year Runner-Up: Malala Yousafzai, the Fighter

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY ASIM HAFEEZ

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY ASIM HAFEEZ

Runner-Up: Malala Yousafzai, the Fighter

Barry Commoner, The First Guy I Ever Voted For, Dead at 95 | capitoilette

Barry Commoner, The First Guy I Ever Voted For, Dead at 95 | capitoilette.

Dr Commoner wrote the very best in-depth series on energy for the New Yorker in 1976 followed by many other articles, there and elsewhere, that helped to shape the environmental movement in the United States. He was a truly great thinker and teacher.  ~ Donna Fleischer

Thousands Mourn Keeper of the Mountain Larry Gibson, and the Appalachians He Defended from Mountaintop Removal :: Alternet

Thousands Mourn Keeper of the Mountain Larry Gibson, and the Appalachians He Defended from Mountaintop Removal | Alternet.

thank you, Mike Luster !