Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Another Man Done Gone

Al Krebs died on October 9 of this year after a long struggle with failing health.

Some of you with long memories here may remember Al in connection with his work with Prairiefire, or may have subscribed to his e-newsletters on agribusiness and politics.

He is also remembered for his uncompromising stance against corporate agribusiness interests in his book The Corporate Reapers. Al was no summer soldier or sunshine patriot-his entire adult life was devoted to exposing injustice to the arc light of truth.

I met Al a couple of times at the Prairiefire office and I remember him as something of a gadfly, albeit a gentle, literate and intelligent man who cared deeply about the American countryside and the people who find their life's work there.

There's an excellent piece on Al that does far more justice to him than I can.

It's on Counterpunch, the author's Heather Gray, and you can read it here.

Vaya con Dios, Al.


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