Jeff Roby

It is with a sad heart that the Green Party of Florida shares the loss of a tireless advocate for working people. Jeff Roby passed yesterday. Jeff was a brilliant writer who devoted himself to Green Party efforts. Our collective loss is great. Losing Jeff to COVID from contracting the virus while a longterm hospital inpatient being treated for an unrelated condition reminds us of how broken our systems are, dysfunctioning systems that have, in effect, broken the heart of our dear Rose Roby, 25 year spouse to Jeff, also a dedicated worker for the Green Party of Florida and the Green Party of the United States. Continue reading

Mort Malkin 1932 – 2021

We got the news on a Sunday evening: Mort was gone.  Dr. Mort Malkin — author, poet, physician, activist, and self-described “gadfly”—had been a fixture here in the Upper Delaware area for years. He had written not only for the River Reporter but also for the Sullivan County Democrat and other area publications. He’d written books on walking as exercise and was noted for his ability to speed-walk for long distances using a special ergonomic technique he had developed. He’d also written, compiled and/or edited anthologies of poetry. He had been an active and engaged member of his beloved community right up to the very end of his life. Continue reading

RIP Stanley Aronowitz

Former Green Party of New York Gubernatorial candidate Stanley Aronowitz January 6, 1933 - August 16, 2021 In 2002, Stanley Aronowitz led efforts to maintain the official ballot status of the Green Party in New York and ran for governor on that ticket the same year. He ran a grass roots campaign based on a radical democratic program that combined opposition to corporate power and plutocratic government with commitment to sustainability, racial equality, feminism, gay liberation and individual freedom. Continue reading

William Opalicky 1946 - 2021

William "Bill" Opalicky, age 74, a longtime resident of Southfield, died on March 21, 2021. Beloved husband of Mary since New Years' of 1974. Loving father of Jim Opalicky. Dear grandfather of Isabel. Bill was a thoughtful friend, a loving Father, a caring Husband, devoted Colleague, Sports Enthusiast, Political Peace Activist, Poet, and Humanitarian. Continue reading

Kevin Zeese Presente! 1956 – 2020

The Hawkins/Walker campaign is very sad to report that our Press Secretary, comrade-in-arms and brother, Kevin Zeese, passed away last night. He was 64 years old. “I lost a friend. All of us lost a prolific, tireless, and principled advocate and activist for peace and justice. My condolences go out to his partner, Margaret Flowers, also a committed activist, his family, and the many people whose lives were enriched by Kevin and his work,” Howie Hawkins said. Continue reading

Rusty Tomlinson

Local Activist Tomlinson Passes Away May 17, 2021 – Rusty Tomlinson, an Amarillo, Texas activist and former congressional candidate, has passed away. Friends of Tomlinson posted the news on social media over the weekend, informing others of the longtime activist’s passing. Tomlinson was well-known as a political activist in Amarillo and an active community volunteer. Tomlinson also was a one-time political candidate in Amarillo, running as the Green Party’s nominee for U.S. House District 13 in 2016. Continue reading

Herschel Sternlieb 1927 – 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Herschel Sternlieb died in Washington, D.C., on June 14, 2021. He was 93. He was born on Sept. 5, 1927 in Norwich, Conn., to Joseph and Rose (Schleifer) Sternlieb. His parents were first generation Americans from Eastern Europe. The Sternliebs had a clothing business and owned real estate, but by 1932, lost everything in the Depression. From 1934-1939, he lived on a farm in Moodus, Conn., with his Yiddish-speaking grandparents, who owned a kosher summer hotel for city-dwellers. Everyone helped with the running of the hotel; his chores were chopping wood, shucking corn, and plucking chickens. Continue reading

Peter Woodruff Presente! 1947 – 2021

Peter Woodruff passed away on June 27. He lived in Arrowsic, Maine - just on the other side of the Kennebec River from Bath. Peter worked at Bath Iron Works (BIW) for over 30 years. Like most shipbuilders he did different jobs while there. He was a longtime environmentalist in Maine and loved the ocean and all of its creatures. He was a gardener as well and enjoyed taking photos. He was also a strong union member who was active in past strikes at the shipyard. Continue reading

Nikeeta Slade 1989 – 2021

Remembering Nikeeta Slade Nikeeta Slade was one of our favorite people. She died suddenly on May 7, 2021 from an unexpected adverse medical event. She was only 32. The Greens have lost one of their most committed, knowledgeable, and talented organizers. Continue reading

Fred Dolgon 1930 – 2021

Peace activist and member of Green Independent Party, dies at 91 The Old Orchard Beach resident was passionate about politics and wanting to make the world a better place for all people. Fred Dolgon, a passionate supporter of Maine's Green Independent Party, who fought tirelessly for workers' rights and environment issues, died Sunday, January 24, 2021, after a period of declining health. He was 91. Continue reading