Photo: Santiago street mural. 'Tenemos prohibido olvidar' / 'We are forbidden to forget.' The figures shown lost their lives during the brutal sixteen year military dictatorship of August Pinochet. Credit Tim Adams

In memoriam 2018: Those who opposed oppression, injustice

Photo: Santiago street mural.  ‘Tenemos prohibido olvidar’ / ‘We are forbidden to forget.’ The figures shown lost their lives during the brutal sixteen year military dictatorship of August Pinochet. Credit Tim Adams (November 16, 2014)

Land and environmental defenders murdered in 2017 Global Witness July 24, 2018  See complete report.  2018 report not yet available.

Violations of press freedom barometer Reporters Without Borders  As of December 16, 2018,  81 journalists had been killed in 2018. The webpage offers a continuing update. The names of the journalists killed appear in the country list.

139 aid workers were killed in 2017 Aid Worker Security Report Humanitarian Outcomes 2018 Report for 2018 not yet available.

December

Vahid Sayadi Nasiri: Jailed Iran activist dies on hunger strike BBC News December 13, 2018

Two activists involved in land dispute killed in Brazil Reuters New York Times December 9, 2018

Rosanell Eaton, fierce voting rights advocate, dies at 97 Robert D. McFadden New York Times December 9, 2018

Belisario Betancur, Colombian president who led unsuccessful peace effort, dies at 95 Harrison Smith Washington Post December 10, 2018

Lyudmila Alexeyeva, grand dame of Russian human rights movement, dies at 91  Harrison Smith Washington Post December 9, 2018

Palden Gyatso, monk who suffered for a free Tibet, dies at 85 Daniel E. Slotnik New York Times December 7, 2008

Ray Hill, ‘citizen provocateur’ who fought for gay rights and prison reform, dies at 78
Harrison Smith Washington Post December 2, 2018

November

Randolph L. Braham, leading historian of the Holocaust in Hungary, dies at 95 
Harrison Smith Washington Post November 27, 2018

Olivia Hooker, one of the last survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, dies at 103 DeNeen L. Brown Washington Post November 22, 2018

Zhores Medvedev, dissident Soviet scientist who was arrested then exiled, dies at 93 Matt Schudel Washington Post November 18, 2018

Ramon Ripston, California civil liberties champion, dies at 91 Katharine Q. Seelye New York Times November 18, 2018

Barry Rand, barrier-breaking chief executive, is dead at 74 Richard Sandomir New York Times November 13, 2018

Oskar Rabin, defiant artist during Soviet era, dies at 90 Neil Genzlinger
New York Times November 13, 2018

Gérald Bloncourt, Haitian photographer and activist, dies at 91
Richard Sandomir New York Times November 9, 2018

Jean Mohr, photographer who found heart amid bleakness, dies at 93
Neil Genzlinger New York Times November 13, 2018

Devah Pager, who documented race bias in job market, dies at 46 Katharine Q.  Seelye New York Times November 8, 2018

October

Peacetime spells death for Colombia’s activists Nicholas Casey New York Times October 13, 2018

Ana González, campaigner for Chile’s missing, dies at 93 Pascale Bonnefoy New York Times October 29, 2018

Ntozake Shange, who wrote ‘For Colored Girls,’ is dead at 70 Laura Collins -Hughes
New York Times October 28, 2018

Joachim Ronneberg, leader of raid that thwarted a Nazi atomic bomb, dies at 99 Robert D. McFadden New York Times October 22, 2018

Raye Montague, the Navy’s ‘hidden figure’ ship designer, dies at 83 Katharine Q. Seelye New York Times October 18, 2018

David Wise, journalist who exposed C.I.A. activity, dies at 88 Katharine Q. Seelye New York Times October 18, 2018

William Baker, who righted a 1906 Army racial wrong, dies at 86 Sam Roberts New York Times October 8, 2018

September

David Wong Louie, who probed ethnic identity in fiction, dies at 63 Daniel E,. Slotnik
New York Times September 27, 2018

Freddie Oversteegen, gritty Dutch Resistance fighter, dies at 92 Sam Roberts New York Times September 25, 2018

Thad Mumford, pathbreaking television writer, is dead at 67 Daniel E,. Slotnik New York Times September 18, 2018

Wakako Yamauchi, playwright on Japanese-American life, dies at 93 Neil Genzlinger
New York Times September 9, 2018

August

Kofi Annan, who redefined the U.N., dies at 80 Alan Cowell New York Times August 18, 2018

In Memoriam: Samir Amin Prabhat Patnaik MR Online August 15, 2018

V.S. Naipaul, Nobel winner who offered ‘a topography of the void,’ dies at 85 Harrison Smith Washingon Post August 11, 2018

Amber Leigh Tatro, disabled student who won landmark Supreme Court case, dies at 42 Marc Ramirez Washingon Post August 11, 2018

July

Vladimir Voinovich, dissident Russian writer, dies at 85 Neil Genzlinger
New York Times August 1, 2018

Ronald Dellums, who entered Congress a firebrand and left a statesman, dies at 82 T.R. Goldman Washington Post July 30, 2018

Alene Duerk, nurse who became Navy’s first female admiral, dies at 98 Harrison Smith Washington Post July 29, 2018

Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga, whose research led to internment reparations, dies at 93 Harrison Smith Washington Post July 26,2018

Ralph Paige, advocate for black farmers in the South, dies at 74 Olesia Plokhii Washington Post July 14, 2018

Nathaniel P. Reed, leader in efforts to protect endangered wildlife and wetlands, dies at 84 Matt Schudel Washington Post July 14, 2018

June

Kathy Shaw, watchdog on clergy sexual abuse, dies at 72 Sam Roberts New York Times June 26, 2018

May

Dovey Johnson Roundtree, barrier-breaking lawyer, dies at 104 Margalit Fox New York Times May 21, 2018

April

James H. Cone, a founder of black liberation theology, dies at 79 Jacey Fortin New York Times April 29, 2018

March

Li Ao, writer and political firebrand in Taiwan, dies at 82 Amy Qin New York Times March 26, 2018

Linda Brown, symbol of landmark desegregation case, dies at 75
Neil Genzlinger New York Times March 26, 2018

February

January

Hugh Masekela, trumpeter and anti-apartheid activist, dies at 78 Giovanni Russonello New York Times January 23, 2018

Wyatt Tee Walker, Dr. King’s strategist and a Harlem leader, dies at 88 Fernanda Santos New York Times January 23, 2018

Anna Mae Hays, 97, U.S. military’s first female general, dies Sam Roberts New York Times January 23, 2018

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