The Jaded Prole

A Progressive Worker's Perspective on the political and cultural events of our time.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

American Hero Dies

When we think about the Pentagon Papers and the revelations that led to Nixon's downfall and the end of the Vietnam war, many think of Daniel Ellsberg. What many forget or don't know is that the real instigating activist responsible for the publicizing of the Pentagon Papers was Tony Russo. It is our sad loss that Tony Russo died last week. His courage, principle and tenacity changed history and though he paid a price, he never regretted his actions. Evil doesn't thrive well in the clear light and it is the responsibility of those with access to knowledge of crimes against humanity to expose them. Tony didn't flinch in the face of real danger. He did what was right. He will be missed.

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