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    RIP Howard Zinn

    Posted by dlt on January 31, 2010

    Howard Zinn, historian, political activist and author of the People’s History of the United States, has died.  He was traveling in California last week and succumbed to a heart attack at age 87.  Here is an article from the Boston Globe:

    Howard Zinn, historian who challenged status quo, dies at 87

    “He’s made an amazing contribution to American intellectual and moral culture,” Noam Chomsky, the left-wing activist and MIT professor, said tonight. “He’s changed the conscience of America in a highly constructive way. I really can’t think of anyone I can compare him to in this respect.”

    Read the rest of the article here.

    Rest in peace Howard Zinn.  Your words and actions and examples will live forever.


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    Greens Mourn Texas Green Party Leader, Peace Activist, Bill Holloway

    Posted by dlt on January 11, 2009

    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 Party and in other organizations as well.

    Bill Holloway passed away unexpectedly last weekend at his home in Austin, Texas. Given the unexpected nature of his death, we know many will have questions regarding details. Out of respect for Bill, his family, and his lengthy legacy of community service, we hope you understand our reluctance to speculate and request that others will also be circumspect in their communication.

    Our heart-felt condolences go out to all of Bill’s friends and
    family. Bill was a very special person who will be sorely missed.

    There will be a memorial service in Austin, TX, on Friday, January 16, and his funeral will be in Oklahoma City, OK, on Wednesday, January 14.

    For the memorial, a book is being compiled for his parents. If you would like to contribute, please write down a story or memory of Bill, with a photo if you have one and send it to Sondra -lonestarsondra AT gmail.com by January 15th. His family never met most of his friends and, we suspect, had no idea of the difference he made in so many lives. The book is being put together to let them know how many people were touched by and loved him. If the photo and the text can be pasted onto one page, that would be ideal, but whatever people can contribute would be appreciated.

    Whatever your beliefs, please keep Bill and his family and vast
    network of friends in your thoughts, prayers, and/or rituals.

    In solidarity,

    kat swift
    co-chair
    Green Party of Texas
    210.471.1791 – txt okay
    kat AT txgreens.org

    Bill at Crawford Peace House, August 2006.  Photo by Serena Blaiz

    Bill at Crawford Peace House, August 2006. Photo by Serena Blaiz

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