Ron Kuby

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Ron Kuby

Template:TOCnestleft Ron Kuby (born July 31, 1956) is an American criminal defense and civil rights lawyer, radio talk show, host and television commentator. He has also hosted radio programs on WABC Radio in New York and Air America radio. Kuby currently leads the Law Office of Ronald L. Kuby in Manhattan.


Kuby was born in Cleveland, Ohio. After his parents divorced when he was five years old, Kuby lived with his mother. At thirteen, he joined the Jewish Defense League under the influence of his father, who was a follower of Meir David Kahane.

In junior high school, Kuby says he was nearly expelled for publishing an underground newspaper critical of the school administration. He left junior high school in ninth grade and emigrated to Israel in 1971. He became disenchanted with what he perceived as the anti-Arab racism he found there, and was deported five months later, likely for participating in anti government activities.

He returned to Cleveland lived in a commune for the next several years. He briefly attended an accredited alternative high school in 1973. He attended Cleveland State University for one year. Kuby dropped out of college in 1974, and moved to St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he worked on a tugboat and developed an interest in West Indian ethnobotany and medicinal plants. He moved briefly to Maine, then to Kansas in 1975 where he completed his degrees in cultural anthropology and history at the University of Kansas.

Kuby was a free-speech and anti-apartheid activist while at KU. Kuby graduated with highest distinction, had a 4.0 average, and conducted and published original fieldwork, including the 1979 “Folk medicine on St. Croix: an ethnobotanical study”, after returning to St. Croix several times. Kuby earned his Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School in 1983. His grades entitled him to a position on the prestigious Cornell Law Review but Kuby turned down the invitation. He graduated as one of the top students in his class. In addition to providing legal counsel to David Hampton, a petty con artist who made headlines for his brazen claims, Kuby struck up a personal friendship with him that later continued.

Guardian ad, May 25, 1988, p. 9, National Day of Protest to End Israeli Occupation

A full-page ad appeared in the weekly Marxist-maoist U.S. publication, the Guardian on May 25, 1988, page. 9 under the there of "National Day of Protest to End Israeli Occupation", calling on people to "Demonstrate" Saturday, June 4, 1988".

Endorsers included Ron Kuby.

Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing

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Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing, was a nationwide conference call organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Sunday October 30, 2016.

What's the nature of this right-wing threat? What has this election cycle changed about the political terrain we're fighting on? How do we need to prepare for whats coming after the election? Hear about these crucial questions from our panel of top political strategists, including Nelini Stamp, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Linda Burnham, and Sendolo Diaminah.

Those indicating interest in attending, on Facebook included Ron Kuby.[1]