I am so saddened by the loss of Michael Ratner… It is a loss that reverberates deeply through the most intimate circles of family and friends, and then beyond across borders, for he touched so many lives in his relentless struggle for justice, fought for with love and empathy. His work and life lived to the fullest, with a great mind and great, big heart, will continue to inspire us to always “take the path of most resistance” for the sake of our collective humanity.

The world is not the same without Michael Ratner.

(In July 2013 soon after the unjust and cruel 35-year sentence was given, that Chelsea Manning is now serving, Michael picked this message to hold up.)