Regarding John Ross’ Ashes: A Very Specific Request


Let’s collectively remember John Ross, a “relentless political and literary experimenter” with revolutionary tendencies.

Best known for his book Murdered by Capitalism and his coverage of the Zapatistas movement in Mexico, where he spent a significant portion of his life, Ross wandered the globe from San Francisco to Peru to Iraq, documenting his insurrectionist journeys.  One of his last requests?  To have his family mix his ashes “with marijuana and have them rolled into a spliff to be smoked at his funeral.”

(via Arts & Letters Daily)

Claire Rush studies Geography and French at UC Berkeley. She lives in one of the largest co-ops in North America and has been an active member in the Berkeley Student Cooperative for the last two years. Apart from yoga and biking and the occasional hike, her main activities include chilling, hanging around, trying to teach herself how to cook, daydreaming about Burning Man, and watching seasons of old TV shows on the internet. More from this author →