[Marxism] Fwd: For Knicks’ Joakim Noah, Principled Stand Isn’t a Novelty - The New York Times

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Oct 2 15:32:55 MDT 2016


As a student at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, Joakim Noah 
often took the bus to school from his home in Manhattan, 
circumnavigating construction on the site of the World Trade Center, 
which had been demolished in the attacks of Sept. 11. It was a daily 
reminder for him of violence, of the cruel capabilities of man.

Noah was, even then, according to friends, a pacifist and a freethinker. 
At Florida, he decorated his dorm room with images of people like 
Mahatma Gandhi, Bob Marley, Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King Jr. 
Fluent in several languages, he studied art, religion and history. He 
was neither hemmed in by convention nor shy about sharing his views on 
politics.

full: 
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/03/sports/basketball/joakim-noah-knicks-west-point-antiwar-protest.html?ref=sports



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