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1 hour ago, Spade_Cooley said:

 

Nawal El Saadawi, probably the leading feminist voice in the Arab world, dead at 89. DDP pick and I assume a QO will be along shortly.

BBC obit

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African physician and media personality Sindisiwe van Zyl, who became recognized for hosting Sidebar with Sindi on Johannesburg's Kaya FM radio, died at 45 years after complications from Covid-19:

https://www.iol.co.za/dailynews/news/kwazulu-natal/renowned-aids-activist-dies-from-covid-19-955f3adb-694e-465e-962e-b6563d39f343

She was named one of Glamour's Women of the Year in 2018 for excellence and activism in health and medicine and was well known for informing the public about HIV and mental health-related topics.

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I'm watching that new Chicago Seven movie right now. It's a court movie...

Two of the Chicago Seven are still alive, John Froines and Lee Weiner. Plus, the black 8th guy, Bobby Seale.

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https://www.rionegro.com.ar/murio-mercedes-colas-de-merono-vicepresidenta-de-madres-de-plaza-de-mayo-1781156/

Mercedes Colás de Meroño, vice president of Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo has died aged 95.

 

The alive main people of Mothers and Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo are getting older. These groups got Videla behind bars.

 

Here's a list of some of them who are still alive:

 

Grandmothers:

Mirta Acuña de Baravalle (b. 1925) One of the founders of these organizations.

Rosa Tarlovsky de Roisinblit (b. 1919) One of the founders of Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo and current Vice President.

Beatriz H. C. Aicardi de Neuhaus (b. 1925?) One of the founders of Grandmothers

Estela de Carlotto (b. 1930) Current President of Grandmothers

 

Mothers:

Hebe de Bonafini (b. 1928) Leader of Mothers, one of the founders of Mothers

Haydeé Gastelú (birth date unknown, only one on this list who doesn't have an English wikipedia: has a Spanish one) One of the founders of Mothers

 

 

Related individuals:

Adolfo Perez Ezquivel (b. 1931) Argentine activist, worked with the group

Mary-Claire King (b. 1946) Geneticist, helped identify missing people

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Adolfo Schilingo (b. 1946) Argentine navy officer accused of the killings

Isabel Peron (b. 1931) Last one alive of the Presidents during the Dirty War

Miguel Etchecolatz (b. 1929) First person sentenced for actions during the Dirty War

Alfredo Astiz (b. 1951) Videla's friend, commander called the "Blonde Angel of Death" who ordered the killings of some of the Grandmothers in 1977. Has had cancer, possibly still has.

 

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16 minutes ago, arghton said:

Algerian politician and human rights activist Ali Yahia Abdennour dead at 100:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Yahia_Abdennour

Yes, in Algeria everyone is dying BUT Bouteflika. 

 

Disappointed people with a legitimate claim to fame like Abdennour and Necdet Urug were not listed in the Living Centenarians wiki page.

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1 hour ago, gcreptile said:

Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson in critical condition after getting shot in the head:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/23/blm-activist-sasha-johnson-in-critical-condition-after-gunshot-to-the-head

 

Racist lady who enjoyed stirring up hatred , calling black people coons who don't agree with her and wanting to enslave white people. She's a Black Tommy Robinson sometimes if you put out hatred it comes back to you. Wish her a full recovery for the sake of her kids.

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17 minutes ago, the_engineer said:

 

Racist lady who enjoyed stirring up hatred , calling black people coons who don't agree with her and wanting to enslave white people. She's a Black Tommy Robinson sometimes if you put out hatred it comes back to you. Wish her a full recovery for the sake of her kids.


I agree with most of that. She’s certainly someone who is making the situation worse rather than better, dividing the black communities further. Wouldn’t know that from reading that Guardian article. Doesn’t even say she’s “controversial”. They’re already eulogising her. :rolleyes:

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Ujwal Thapa, Nepali politician and activist dead at 44 from post-COVID illness.

He was the President of the Bibeksheel Nepali Dal party, translating to "common sense wisdom".

 

Also, Johnson's shooter was a teenager.

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On 10/01/2021 at 14:06, gcreptile said:

Well, according to that logic, fundraising, campaigning and blogging shouldn't count at all - because if the person was already notable before, why even bother?

 

Vicky Phelan's political impact is what makes her count. Now, yes, it happened because of her illness, but not every ill person does what she does, or did.

Maybe in the future, the rules will be stricter, but for now, these people, much like, for example, Noel Conway, or in the past, Kate Granger, are at least part of a societal discourse, if you will.

 

Noel Conway can't even enjoy the Euros now, because he is DEAD.

 

A DDP pick for veterans Mr C who hold the joint record for most DDP appearances ever.

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