Monday, January 24, 2011

John Ross and Los de Abajo

by David L. Wilson, MRZine
January 24, 2011

Most of the tributes to John Ross have stressed the colorful side of the New York-born journalist, activist, and poet, who died in Michoacán, Mexico, on January 17.

"Colorful" is an understatement. Tall, gaunt, with his black beret and white goatee, a Palestinian keffiyeh around his neck, John was an unmistakable figure at demonstrations.... But all this shouldn't make us forget that John was also a serious political thinker -- however hard he tried not to sound like one. [...]

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