Peace activist Marv Davidov dies

  • Article by: RANDY FURST , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 16, 2012 - 11:25 PM

He was nationally known for demonstrations against Honeywell, which made cluster bombs used in Vietnam.

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phoilandJan. 14, 12 3:42 PM

While I seldom agreed with Mr. Davidov on a number of his perspectives, I've long admired him for his genuine dedication to his causes and convictions. Rest in peace, Marv, you were a credit to the freedom of speech.

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getoutofhereJan. 14, 12 3:50 PM

I didn't always agree with you, Marv, but believe that you had a good heart. I hope that as you left this life an angel took you by the hand to lead you home. Peace. Condolences to Marv's family.

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kennedylandJan. 14, 12 3:52 PM

Rest in peace Marv, thank you for being a freedom rider. Thank you to the huge community of people who helped fund Marv's life as an organizer. You are all the "revolution" too.

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minneg56Jan. 14, 12 4:00 PM

Marv spoke out, he took risks and changed if not saved lives in the process. A true hero of a different sort with solid convictions. We could all learn from his peaceful activism. RIP Marv. Condolences to your loved ones.

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frankkronckeJan. 14, 12 4:45 PM

Marv worked tirelessly to make people aware of injustices and the need for a true peace, one based upon nonviolent human interaction. He embodied that type of courage which rattles one's sense of complacency. He lived modestly but possessed the treasure of truly dedicated and loving friends. Marv had a good time. He lived passionately. He's in my and many others' heart forever.

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traphelerJan. 14, 12 5:10 PM

I admire you, Marv. You had a core set of beliefs and you stayed true to them -- something that many of our public officials could learn from today. Your life made a difference. Your legacy will live for generations. Thanks you. Rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

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mckleinJan. 14, 12 5:18 PM

Marv Davidov was a voice for justice, a lifelong activist, an advocate for peace, and a man of profound love. Marv also smoked like a chimney, swore like a sailor, and laughed more than anyone I've ever met. He proudly proclaimed himself the Jewish Mohammed Ali, "Float like a butterfly, sting like a gefilte fish". His rough-edged nonviolence polished the students he taught, deep compassion amplified his gravelly voice on behalf of people facing injustice, and he inspired more a new generation of activists. Rest in Peace Marv, knowing that we will carry you with us as we carry on the struggle.

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bizzzygirlJan. 14, 12 5:44 PM

Marv was a great teacher & inspiration to thousands of people & students at St. Thomas University. I'll never forget sitting outside on campus listening to his stories & watching him smoke. He was like the Pied Piper & we were all entranced & all left much better human beings for having known him. His light has gone out, but it is carried on by all he touch. RIP Marv, you were a great soldier for social change & you have earned your rest!

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lglassJan. 14, 12 5:45 PM

Thank you to a great man who took time to pass on his knowledge and passion to the students at UST. You were an inspiration to all of us in the Justice in Peace program and have shaped our lives in more ways than you will ever know. Thank you.

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doglvr9Jan. 14, 12 6:26 PM

Whenever I think I've done enough, I think of Marv Davidov. I vote. I financially support causes when I can. I volunteer. I stay informed. Marv did all this and much more. He got off his butt and got out there. He took risks. He inspired, organized and led people. He acted on his convictions. His entire life is a statement for peace. Marv Davidov's legacy is nonviolent revolution. His advice for this election year is to "Find the people in your community who are probing reality and talking about how to fundamentally change it and work at a local level on these problems, creating peace, freedom and justice." Good advice for any election year. Thank you, Marv.

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