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John Ross: "What's Up From the Bottom - An Evening of Rebel Insights"
Date Friday February 09
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
New College Theater, 777 Valencia St, San Francisco
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorJon Garfield
Emailjon [at] newcollege.edu
Phone415-437-3425
Friday, February 9th at 7:00 PM

John Ross: "What's Up From the Bottom - An Evening of Rebel Insights"

New College Theater, 777 Valencia St, San Francisco

Poet/author/correspondent and globetrotting troublemaker John Ross, just back from a reporting tour of southern Mexican hot spots, presents "What's Up From the Bottom?" an evening of rebel insights into what's up south of the border. His talk will include report backs from the Zapatista Intergalactica, the Oaxaca Intifada, and an exclusive peek inside the brain of fraudulently-elected president Felipe Calderon.

John Ross is a frequent guest lecturer on Rebel Journalism in the Media Studies MA Program at New College. He is the author of eight volumes of fiction and non-fiction including the recently released Zapatistas! Making Another World Possible - Chronicles of Resistance 2000-2006 , his fourth volume on the Zapatista rebellion. Ross is the winner of both the American Book Award and the coveted Upton Sinclair Prize for his penultimate volume Murdered by Capitalism - 150 Years of Life and Death on the American Left . A stand-up poet and graduate of the Beat Generation with nine chapbooks in and out of print, Ross will also perform incendiary new work from his hot-off-the-press Bomba! Ross is a rebel journalist with nearly 50 years on the front lines and a longtime contributor to the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Noticias Aliadas (Lima), the Nation, Counterpunch, and KPFA's Flashpoints. He has been called by La Jornada in Mexico City "the new John Reed covering a new Mexican revolution."

"Mexico is in an uproar" Ross previews, "the stolen election is still a hurt on the people, there is wholesale repression against the popular movement in Oaxaca where the killers of Brad Will have never been brought to justice and the tyrant governor Ulises Ruiz still holds sway. Tortilla prices just jumped 300% and "los de abajo" (those from below) are steaming. Meanwhile, so-called president Felipe Calderon is strutting around in a military uniform. People can only take so much."

A $5 donation is asked to raise travel money for the author's upcoming "Making Another World Possible" tour through the U.S. heartland. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Sponsored by New College Media Studies MA Program.

For more information contact Jon Garfield at 415-437-3425 or jon [at] newcollege.edu.

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