All the Right Enemies: Farewell to the Utterly Unique John Ross

January 17, 2011 Frank Bardacke 0

John’s gone. John Ross. I doubt that we will ever see anyone remotely like him again. The bare bones, as he would say, are remarkable enough. Born to show business Communists in New York City in 1938, he had minded Billie Holliday’s dog, sold dope to Dizzy Gillespie, and vigiled at the hour of the Rosenberg execution, all before he was sixteen years old. […]

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Two, Three, Many Colombias

January 14, 2011 Kevin Young 0

Source: Foreign Policy in Focus   This past September, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton drew criticism for comparing the current situation in Mexico to “Colombia 20 years ago.” Most of that criticism questioned whether […]

The Decade that Transformed a Continent

January 12, 2011 Raúl Zibechi 0

In many ways, the first decade of the 21st Century was the flip side of the last decade of the twentieth century in South America. There have been numerous and significant changes. We still don’t know if it’s a glitch in time or a new beginning. In any case, the region will never be the same.


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