al-strasburgerAl Strasburger, a lifelong Red Banker widely recognized for his presence at antiwar, antinuke and pro-labor demonstrations, died early Thursday, redbankgreen has learned.

An affable and unrepentant “revolutionary socialist ” who considered Castro a hero and thought Stalin had been judged too harshly, Strasburger could often be seen leading protests at the gates of Fort Monmouth or outside the post office on Broad Street.

In between, he cut he lawn of his Oakland Street house with a sickle and made regular visits to unemployment offices, where he handed out anti-capitalist literature, often to the bemusement of job-seekers.

“I’m pretty far to the left,” Strasburger told redbankgreen in an interview in September, 2006, when he was 74 years old.

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