Obituary

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Aimee Stephens, seen here in a wheelchair outside the U.S. Supreme Court in October 2019, died Tuesday.
"Our country owes her a debt of gratitude for her commitment to justice for all people and her dedication to our transgender community."
Jon Queally, staff writer
John Prine performs on stage at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California on 2nd October, 2009. (Photo: Anthony Pidgeon/Redferns)
The celebrated songwriter and performer "captured the simplicities and the...
Jon Queally, staff writer
John Atcheson, a former official at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, was a novelist, climate activist, and longtime contributor to Common Dreams. Atcheson was killed earlier this week in a car accident in California. He was 71. (Photo: Courtesy of the family)
"We can leave a legacy of a world in which hope flourishes and dreams prosper,...