LUMPENPROLETARIAT—Rest in peace, Kellia. You were, and are, an awesome comrade in the struggle for socioeconomic justice. And you were a most sincere friend on Facebook, staying in touch across great distances; where I enjoyed discussing the nature properties, and end of money. Kellia championed the struggle to end money, among many others. Many of us benefited greatly over the years from Kellia’s fiery spirit communicating over the airwaves sundry voices of people’s struggles. Kellia’s public voice lives on in the historic record of free speech radio KPFA and the national Pacifica Radio Network as well as her work beyond. Kellia, you’re a rebel and a beacon for many of us in the dark.
KPFA—Kellia Ramares-Watson, independent journalist and long time KPFA reporter passed away on August 18th, at her home, in her sleep. Kellia began working as a reporter at KPFA in 1999. She co-founded the program Guns & Butter and later became the engineer for the KPFA evening and weekend News. She was a contributor to WINGS – Women’s International News Gathering Service, Radio4all.net and wrote articles for the Intrepid Report and The Leftist Review. Kellia published one volume of poetry called “Near the Ragged Edge of Earth.” Kellia was also a loyal baseball fan. She wrote that in journalism her goal was to “call ’em like I see ’em,” as the umpires say in baseball. She is survived by her husband, David Watson.