Losing Chokwe Lumumba

By David Gespass, Past NLG President We are deeply saddened by the sudden and untimely death of Chokwe Lumumba, who lived a genuinely revolutionary life providing guidance to, and taking direction from, the poor, oppressed and disenfranchised. Chokwe proved that one does not have to abandon principles to be successful in politics, that it is possible […]

Remembering Pete Seeger

For those of you who haven’t heard Pete Seeger died yesterday at the age of 94.  He was not only a renowned balladeer, but a working person’s hero and a legend to any of us who grew up in the cultural revolutions of the 1950s through the 1970s on everything from poverty and labor rights to […]

50 Years Gone: Reflections on the JFK Assassination

By David Gespass, Past NLG President Fifty years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas. For those of us who were alive and sentient back then, it was a signal event. JFK was the first of a new generation of leadership for the country, and held the promise, as it were, for […]