On March 6, 1970—48 years ago today—three dear comrades died in an accidental bomb explosion in Greenwich Village, New York. Diana Oughton, Ted Gold, and Terry Robbins were former student radicals and faithful anti-war activists, by then revolutionaries dedicated to ending white supremacy and overthrowing US imperialism. They were also among the loveliest people I’d ever known—thoughtful and compassionate, engaged and beautiful. We pause today to remember their lives and to grieve their loss, to take responsibility for our shared shortcomings and mistakes, to honor their commitments, and to rededicate ourselves to creating a joyful and peaceful world powered by love.
Diana, Teddy, Terry—Presente!