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In Memory of GRIID contributor Kate Wheeler

May 1, 2012

Long time GRIID contributor Kate Wheeler passed away on Saturday after fighting an illness for years.

Despite an illness that limited her mobility, Kate Wheeler was a tenacious fighter for justice and someone with a solid grasp of history.

Kate had been contributing to GRIID over the past few years, with numerous stories on the consequences of Governor Snyder’s austerity measures, the battle against Michigan’s Emergency Financial Manager Law and the role that the right wing think tank, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, played in the push to privatize more public services in Michigan and punish public workers.

In addition, Kate wrote numerous stories under the heading of “This Day is Resistance History,” a column that was intended to show that there is a rich history of public resistance to injustice in the US and around the world.

Her last column was on April 17, The Capitalist Shame of the Titanic.

We at GRIID are grateful for Kate’s contributions and we will miss her tenacious commitment to justice.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 1, 2012 1:12 pm

    I will so very much miss Kate’s contributions here. This is a great loss for Grand Rapids Indy Media.

  2. richardkooyman permalink
    May 1, 2012 1:27 pm

    Sorry to hear this news.

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