In Memoriam: Alexander Cockburn

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”

These words of Kahlil Gibran are truly expressive of the sentiment felt upon learning of the loss of ADC’s dear friend, Alexander Cockburn.

It is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to this wonderful member of the ADC family who lost his battle to cancer last week. Cockburn was one of the most prolific voices of his time.

"Alex was a friend of ADC's, and a long time friend of mine, appearing at our conventions many times to speak. His death is a terrible loss to the world," said ADC founder and current National Board Member, Senator James Abourezk.

Having appeared at several ADC Conventions as a guest speaker, Cockburn’s writings have touched heavily on the issues in which ADC is heavily involved. He has written extensively on US foreign policy topics including the first Gulf War and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, among others. Cockburn was an extremely outspoken critic of the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians. His voice will truly be missed. ADC extends our deepest sympathy to his family and friends on the loss of this talented man.


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