John Ross dies at 72, John, who died over the weekend, was a poet, author, activist, agitator and uncontrollable shit disturber, utterly and sometimes insanely fearless, pure of heart and devoted to the cause of social justice so deeply that he could never let up, even for a minute.
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) threatened to issue subpoenas against the U.S. Defense and State Departments last month if they continue to refuse to accurately account for billions of dollars spent on private contractors assisting Washington in the 'war on drugs' in Latin America.
Allen is a journalist whose work has appeared in several newspapers and magazines, as well as NPR affiliate WKSU. He is a member of the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee. He has also worked with veterans’ rights and antiwar groups for five years. Oh yeah – he was born with cerebral palsy.