About the Author

Much of this history is covered in Knight’s political memoir, My Whirlwind Lives: Navigating Decades of Storms, published in 2022. Get the book and see reviews here.

Knight’s writing has been part of ongoing organizing efforts and publications, including Veterans For Peace News, Courage To Resist, Workers World, Covert Action Magazine, LA Progressive, Hollywood Progressive, and Counterpunch. Some of these articles are online at DeeKnight.blog.

In 1975 Knight witnessed the “Carnation Revolution” led by Portugal’s Armed Forces Movement and People’s Power organizations. His reports appeared in New York’s Guardian newspaper. He helped found the American Portuguese Overseas Information Organization (APOIO), a group of journalists in defense of the Portuguese revolution. For three years in the 1980s, Knight worked as a technical consultant to the Sandinista newspaper Barricada, as well as other publishing efforts in Nicaragua. For five years in the 1990s, he was a publishing consultant for the United Nations Development Programme in New York.

During the buildup to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in the early 2000s, Knight was part of national organizing efforts to oppose that war. Those efforts resulted in protest actions of millions of people in the United States and across the globe. It also established an ongoing anti-imperialist movement.

In the mid-sixties Knight studied at University of San Francisco and San Francisco State College. While in Canada he completed a Bachelor’s Degree in English at York University. In 1996 he completed a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at New York University. He worked as a teacher of English and Social Studies in South Bronx alternative high schools for several years.

Knight was born in the state of Idaho, and grew up in eastern Oregon. In 1969 he received the Oregon Peace Educators award.

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