Michael Brooks was the host of the Michael Brooks Show and contributing host for the four-time award-winning independent political talk show, The Majority Report. He was also briefly the co-host, along with Anna Kasparian, on a new YouTube show for Jacobin Magazine entitled Weekends. His writing appeared in Al Monitor, Al Jazeera, The Washington Post, among other publications.
Brooks believed in international solidarity and his passing brought on expressions of mourning from progressive politicians, labor organizers, and civil rights activists from around the world.
Upon receiving word of Michael's death at the age of 36, former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva expressed his condolences this way, "This year I met this young American, a journalist, who turned out to be a friend, who I thought that we would meet again. May his passion for social justice be remembered and inspire people around the world."