Don White, Los Angeles area activist for many decades, died recently from a heart attack. Everyone in the progressive community in L.A. knew Don and liked him. He was active in multiple organizations. I knew him a bit while helping organize antiwar demonstrations in L.A.
He had a gift for calming troubled waters and I’m told more than once walked into the middle of potentially serious confrontations between police and demonstrators and in his low key way, managed to defuse the tension.
KPFK has a tribute page.
Don was simply a one-man progressive movement for peace and for social, economic and political justice. To say that he will be missed, is trite beyond words.
With deep regrets,
interim General Manager