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.
As the media stopped paying attention, many believe that the Zapatista rebellion no longer exists. Quietly, away from the spotlight and cameras, they have deepened their autonomous construction to the point that one can now speak of a different society, governed by rules, codes, and laws distinct from those of the mainstream world.
Do you wonder what really happened in Cancun? Are those climate agreements good for working people, indigenous people, or anyone at all? And how do we, as regular people, affect something as monstrous as the global climate?
Mexican author and guerrilla movement scholar Carlos Montemayor died Sunday, his publisher said. He was 62.
A historian and linguist whose academic work centered on indigenous culture and rebels, Montemayor was sympathetic to the armed Zapatista uprising in 1994 in the southern state of Chiapas.