John Ross Brings “War Against Oblivion Tour” to East Coast

After a spirited trek through the North American West, Mexico author John Ross brings his latest work, “The War Against Oblivion – Zapatista
Chronicles 1994-2000,” to the east coast this April and May.

After a spirited trek through the North American West, Mexico author John Ross brings his latest work, “The War Against Oblivion – Zapatista
Chronicles 1994-2000,” to the east coast this April and May.

“The War Against Oblivion” is the season by season, seven year saga of the Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas, a Mayan Indian uprising that Ross has covered since its earliest hour. Ross recently accompanied the Zapatistas on their March for Indian Dignity up to Mexico City and will show footage of that historic march during his presentations.

“The War Against Oblivion” speaks to the reader through many voices: that of the rebels’ quixotic spokesperson Subcomandante Marcos, those of the Mayan villagers of the highlands and the jungles, the Mexican reporters who have so doggedly covered this conflict, and Ross’s own
irrepressible gift of gab.

Here is the tentative itinerary for John Ross’s Oblivion Tour of the U.S. east coast:

Pennsylvania, West Virginia, &Washington D.C
(contact number 203-986-1561 (Tony Ryan):

  • April 19-Muhlenberg College, Allentown Pa.
  • April 20-Lost Dog Cafe, Harpers Ferry, WVa.
  • April 21-Eddie’s Bar, Washington D.C.
  • April 22- Book Party, Washington D.C. TBA
  • April 23-American University (noon)
    Georgetown University (7 AM)

  • April 24-meeting with NGOs, TBA

Boston Bioregion
(contact number 617-629-2449 (Annalee Utech)

  • April 25-Brandeis University (11 AM)
    Tufts University (7 PM)

  • April 26-Harvard Public Health (Noon)
    Boston University (2:30 PM)
    Boston College (7 PM)

  • April 27-The Bookstore, Gloucester Mass (7 PM)
  • April 28-Lucy Parsons Center, Boston (aft)
  • April 29-Community Church of Boston (noon)
  • April 30-Salem State University (11 AM)
    David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies,
    Harvard (6 PM)

  • May 1-UMass-Lowell (noon)
    Cambridge Public Library (6 PM)

  • May 2-Mass Institute of Technology (5 PM)
  • May 3-Northeastern University (3 PM)

New York City & Environs
(contact number – pending)

  • May 4-Oblivion Book Party TBA
  • May 8-Brownbag Lunch NACLA (noon)
  • May 9-SUNY Binghamton (noon)

“The War Against Oblivion” is the sequel to Ross’s American Book Award-winning “Rebellion From the Roots” (1995.) Other Mexican titles include “The Annexation of Mexico – From the Aztecs to the IMF” and
“Tonatiuh’s People,” a novel of the Mexican cataclysm.

In addition to presenting “The War Against Oblivion,” John Ross will offer lectures on “Fixing the Zapatistas in History – How the EZLN
Changed the Face of Mexico”; The War Against Oblivion – The next Chapters” (an update on the Zapatistas’ March on Mexico City); “Fox Inc.
– Mexico’s First Coca Cola President”; and “Globalization or Gobble-zation – Mexico’s Embattled Environment”, a look at how the
globalization of resource exploitation is driving human rights, agrarian, and environmental struggles together in Mexico.

JOHN ROSS:

525-510-3376 (Mexico City thru April 12)
713-921-1984 (April 12th-May 14th)
johnross@igc.org

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