Revolution#112, December 16, 2007

In Loving Memory of Karen

From the Revolutionary Communist Party, Cleveland Branch

Memorial for Karen, January 5, 5-7pm at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland, 2728 Lancashire Rd. Cleveland Heights, Oh.

Debra Szemborski, 50, died in a horrible car accident on November 22, 2007. She was also known as “Karen” to many of her friends and comrades. But everyone who knew her was touched by her big heart for the people of the world. She was a distributor of Revolution newspaper and volunteered for many years at Revolution Books in Cleveland. She was very loved, and she will be sorely missed.

Mao Tsetung said, “To die for the people is weightier than Mount Tai, but to work for the fascists and die for the exploiters and oppressors is lighter than a feather.” Karen was a communist, and her death is a great loss to the people. She faced great personal and physical problems, but she continued to fight for the cause of communism. Karen’s smile and her confidence that people could see the need and bring forward a better world were infectious. She approached and engaged with anyone, from any social class, of any nationality to get Revolution newspaper into their hands. Karen was persistent, and stubborn, and rebellious. Her deep love for the people of the world led her to the Revolutionary Communist Party and its Chairman, Bob Avakian. Karen dared to take responsibility for the future of humanity.

Karen died on Thanksgiving while driving to Milwaukee to visit two family members battling cancer. But she would want to be remembered in her “Wanted for Crimes Against Humanity” t-shirt, out among the people; whether at the West Side Market every Saturday or in Jena, LA, where she traveled on a bus for 20 hours each way to stand with the Jena 6.

A memorial to celebrate Karen’s life and commitment, and to share our grief in losing her, will be announced shortly.

Contributions may be made in her name to the Revolution newspaper’s expansion and fund drive by calling or stopping by Revolution Books, Cleveland: 216/932-2543.

Fight the Power, And Transform the People, For Revolution


Revolutionary Communist Party, Cleveland Branch

November 29, 2007

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