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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