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- Aaron Glantz - Aaron Glantz, a reporter for Pacifica Radio, has been to Iraq many times. He is the author of How America Lost Iraq.
- Abbie Hoffman -
Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was an American political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies").
- Abdel Bari Atwan - Abdel Bari Atwan is editor-in-chief of Al-Quds al-Arabi, the London-based Arabic daily newspaper. His articles and commentaries appear in The International Herald Tribune, Newsweek as well as leading British newspapers. He is one of the very few who has interviewed Osama bin Laden. He is the author of The Secret History of al-Qa'ida.
- Abdeslam Cherkaoui - Abdeslam Cherkaoui is a master Moroccan poet, singer and performer on the 11-string oud.
- Abdullah Al-Arian -
Abdullah Al-Arian is Assistant Professor of History at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver. He is the author of Answering the Call: Popular Islamic Activism in Sadat's Egypt and co-editor of Jadaliyya's Critical Currents in Islam page. He is a contributor to Al-Jazeera English.
- Adolfo Aguilar - Adolfo Aguilar is senior researcher in the Center for the Study of the United States at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He has lectured and written extensively on U.S./Mexico relations. Professor Aguilar is a regular columnist for the newspaper Reforma. He was Communications Director for the opposition Cardenas presidential campaign.
- Adrienne Anderson -
Adrienne Anderson was professor of Environmental & Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She served as the Western Director of the National Toxics Campaign, a network of community groups that studies toxins in their communities. In 1997 Anderson filed a federal whistleblower case on a plan to mix plutonium waste with sewer sludge, process it into fertilizer and then use on American farms. She worked with farmers and unions to stop practices like this from taking place. She died in 2011.
- Ahmed Rashid -
Ahmed Rashid has been described as "the most influential journalist in the world." Based in Lahore, he has been reporting on Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia for many years. His articles appear in leading newspapers and magazines all over the world. He is a guest on major TV and radio outlets. His book Taliban was an international best seller. He is also the author of Jihad, Descent into Chaos, and Pakistan on the Brink.
- Al Gore - Al Gore was Vice-President of the United States from 1992-2000. Before that he represented his home state of Tennessee in the House of Representatives and then in the Senate. He was defeated for the presidency in a controversial election in 2000. Gore's documentary film, An Inconvenient Truth has heightened awareness of global warming.
- Al Sharpton - Born in Brooklyn in 1954, the Reverend Al Sharpton preached his first sermon at the age of four, and soon became famous as the "wonderboy preacher," even touring with gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. A well known civil rights activist, he ran for the senate from New York as well as mayor of New York City. In 2004 he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president. A charismatic speaker, he lectures widely and frequently appears on major media talk shows.
- Alan Dershowitz - Alan Dershowitz is a well known law professor at Harvard and author of numerous books including, The Case for Israel.
- Alan Maass - Alan Maass is the editor of Socialistworker.org, a daily website of news and opinion, and the Socialist Worker newspaper. He is the author of The Case for Socialism.
- Alan Snitow - Alan Snitow is the author of Thirst: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water. His documentary films Thirst, Secrets of Silicon Valley and Blacks and Jews have been broadcast on PBS and throughout Europe and Asia.
- Albert Mokhiber -
Albert Mokhiber was president of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), an organization established in 1980 in response to stereotyping, defamation and discrimination directed against Americans of Arab origin.
- Alexander Cockburn -
Alexander Cockburn was a keen observer of the U.S. scene and was in the front rank of media critics. He was a columnist for The Nation for many years. He wrote Corruptions of Empire, The Fate of the Forest, co-authored with Suzanna Hecht, The Golden Age Is In Us, and Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs & the Press. He was the editor of CounterPunch. His erudite and crisp writing was exemplary. Alexander Cockburn passed away in 2012.
- Alfonsina Storni - Alfonsina Storni (1892–1938)Alfonsina Storni, (1892-1938) of Argentina was one of the most important Latin-American poets of the modernist period.
- Alfred McCoy - Alfred McCoy is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of the classic The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade. For Closer than Brothers, his pioneering book on the impact of CIA torture on the Philippine military, he was awarded the Goodman Prize. He is also the author of A Question of Torture and Policing America's Empire.
- Ali Abunimah -
Ali Abunimah is an internationally recognized Palestinian-American journalist. He is co-founder and director of the Electronic Intifada, an independent online news service on Palestine. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Guardian. He is the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse and The Battle for Justice in Palestine.
- Ali Mazrui - Ali Mazrui was one of Africa's most distinguished and articulate voices. He was born in Keyna. After receiving his Ph.D. from Oxford, he taught in Uganda for many years. He taught at the State University of New York at Binghampton. He was also the Albert Luthuli Professor-at-Large at the University of Jos in Nigeria. An advisor to the U.N. and the Organization of African Unity, he was perhaps best known as the presenter of the widely-viewed BBC/PBS TV series The Africans. He passed away October 13, 2014.
- Alicia Littletree - Alicia Littletree is an organizer for Earth First! She is active with the Redwood Summer Justice Project. Littletree is also a programmer at community radio station KZYX in Philo, California.
- Allan Nairn - Allan Nairn is a top investigative journalist. He has been prominent in the effort to bring attention to the East Timor issue. In 1991, he and his colleague Amy Goodman were caught in a peaceful demonstration in East Timor that was brutally attacked by the Indonesian army. Their report on the massacre won the prestigious Du Pont Award for journalism.
- Allen Ginsberg - Allen Ginsberg was one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the counterculture that soon would follow. He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism and sexual repression. Ginsberg is best known for his epic poem "Howl," in which he denounced what he saw as the destructive forces of capitalism and conformity in the United States. Ginsberg was a practicing Buddhist who studied Eastern religious disciplines extensively. One of his most influential teachers was the Tibetan Buddhist, Chögyam Trungpa, founder of the Naropa Institute, now Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. At Trungpa's urging, Ginsberg and poet Anne Waldman started The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics there in 1974. He passed away in 1997.
- Amal Saad-Ghorayeb - Amal Saad-Ghorayeb is an expert on Hezbollah and her book on the Lebanese party has been widely praised and cited. She taught political science at Lebanese American University in Beirut. Currently, she is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's Middle East Center in Beirut.
- Amal Shamma -
Amal Shamma was the head of pediatrics at Beirut’s Barbir Medical Center during the 1982 Israeli siege. A U.S. citizen, she was born in Lebanon.
- Amiri Baraka -
Amiri Baraka was a cultural icon and an iconoclast. He rose to fame in the 1960s as LeRoi Jones. His 1964 off-Broadway play, Dutchman created a sensation. Later he became Amiri Baraka and was a central figure in the Black Arts movement. He was an award-winning playwright and poet and recipient of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was the author of many books including the classic Blues People. He was brilliant as a homeless sage in the movie Bulworth. His politics were uncompromisingly radical. Through his work he explored the parameters of African-American culture, history, memory, racism, class struggle and political power relationships. As an orator he had a distinct and urgent style. He had a special affinity for jazz and such titans as John Coltrane, Max Roach, and Thelonious Monk. He once said of himself, I’m a revolutionary optimist. I believe that the good guys—the people—are going to win.” He died in 2014. Thousands turned out in his hometown of Newark to honor him.
- Amory Lovins - Amory Lovins is an internationally known authority and one of the major figures today on energy efficiency. He is co-founder and director of research of the Rocky Mountain Institute in Old Snowmass, Colorado
- Amy Goodman - Amy Goodman is the award-winning host of Democracy Now the daily syndicated radio and TV program. Howard Zinn says, "Amy Goodman has carried the great muckraking tradition of Upton Sinclair, George Seldes, and I.F. Stone into the electronic age, creating a powerful counter to the mainstream media." She's the author of The Exception to the Rulers and Breaking the Sound Barrier.
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- Andre Schiffrin -
Andre Schiffrin, a legend in progressive publishing, was managing director at Pantheon for 30 years, before starting The New Press. He's the author of The Business of Books. Ever concerned about the corporate takeover of book publishing he wrote, “Books today have become mere adjuncts to the world of mass media, offering light entertainment and reassurances that all is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds. The resulting control on the spread of ideas is stricter than anyone would have thought possible in a free society.” He passed away in 2013.
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- Andrew Bacevich - Andrew Bacevich is a graduate of West Point and a Vietnam War veteran. He is Professor of History and International Relations at Boston University. He is the author of The New American Militarism, The Limits of Power, and Washington Rules.
- Andrew Nikiforuk -
Andrew Nikiforuk is an award-winning Canadian journalist. His articles appear in major newspapers and magazines. He is the author of Saboteurs and Empire of the Beetle. His book Tar Sands was honored with the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award.
- Andrew Zimbalist - Andrew Zimbalist is professor of economics at Smith College. He is the author of several books on development and comparative economics as well as Baseball and Billions.
- Angana Chatterji -
Angana Chatterji is a convener of the International People’s Tribunal on Kashmir. She has taught social and cultural anthropology for many years and has been working with social movements, local communities, and citizens groups in India and internationally. She is the author of Violent Gods and contributor to Kashmir The Case for Freedom.
- Angela Davis -
Angela Davis is one of the iconic figures of this era. Acquitted on conspiracy charges in 1970, after one of the most famous trials in U.S. history, she went on to become an internationally renowned writer, scholar and lecturer. She’s the author of many books, including Women, Race and Class, Abolition Democracy, and The Meaning of Freedom.
- Ann Markusen -
Ann Markusen is a specialist in economic conversion. She is Professor of Urban Planning and Policy Development and Director of the Project on Regional and Industrial Economics at Rutgers University. She is author of The Rise of the Gunbelt and co-author of Dismantling the Cold War Economy. She was an adviser to the Clinton campaign and attended the Economic Summit in Little Rock in December, 1992.
- Anthony Arnove -
Anthony Arnove is editor of Iraq Under Siege and author of Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal. He is on the editorial board of the International Socialist Review. He is co-editor with Howard Zinn of Voices of a People's History of the U.S. and co-director of the documentary The People Speak.
- Anthony Herbert -
Anthony Herbert was one of the most highly decorated enlisted men in the Korean War. In Vietnam, he rose to the rank of Lieutenant. Colonel and commanded an airborne battalion. In 1969, he accused his superior officers of covering up war crimes. Fed up with being harassed, he retired from the Army in February 1972. He then wrote a book with New York Times journalist James T. Wooten, Soldier, recounting his life story. He died in 2014.
- Antonia Juhasz - Antonia Juhasz (Yoo-haas) is an expert on international trade and economic policy. She is a visiting scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies. An award-winning writer, her work has appeared in a number of leading newspapers and journals. She is the author of Black Tide, The Tyranny of Oil and The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time.
- Antonio Machado - Antonio Cipriano José María y Francisco de Santa Ana Machado y Ruiz, known as Antonio Machado (26 July 1875 – 22 February 1939) was a Spanish poet and one of the leading figures of the Spanish literary movement known as the Generation of '98.
- Antonio Skarmeta -
Antonio Skarmeta of Chile is one of Latin America's most distinguished writers. He is the author of Chileno, The Insurrection, and I Dreamt the Snow was Burning. One of his books, about Pablo Neruda, entitled Burning Patience, was made into an award-winning film, Il Postino.
- Araxie Barsamian - Araxie Barsamian, mother of AR's David, survived the Turkish genocide of the Armenians. Her parents, brothers, and other members of her extended family were not so fortunate. In 1986, just a few months before her death, she spoke about her experiences to a history class at the University of Colorado at Denver.
- Ari Rabin-Havt -
Ari Rabin-Havt is host of The Agenda, a national radio show on SiriusXM. His articles appear in USA Today, The New Republic, The Nation, Salon, and The American Prospect. He co-authored The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine and Lies, Incorporated: The World of Post-Truth Politics.
- Ariel Dorfman - Ariel Dorfman was forced into exile after the 1973 U.S.-backed coup in Chile. He is the author of How to Read Donald Duck and The Empire's Old Clothes, and the novels Widows, The Last Song of Manuel Sendero, Mascara, and Last Waltz in Santiago and Other Poems of Exile and Disappearance. His articles appear in The New York Times, The Nation and The Village Voice. He teaches at Duke.
- Arun Gandhi - Arun Gandhi is the grandson of India's apostle of nonviolence, Mohandas Karamchand "Mahatma" Gandhi. In 1991, Arun Gandhi and his wife Sunanda, founded The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence in Memphis, Tennessee. An author, journalist, and activist, he lectures all over the world.
- Arun Gupta -
Arun Gupta, journalist and activist, was a founding editor of The Indypendent and the Occupied Wall Street Journal. His articles appear in Alternet, Truthout, The Guardian and Z. He also appears on Democracy Now! and Al Jazeera.
- Arun Kundnani -
Arun Kundnani teaches Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. He also teaches terrorism studies at John Jay College. He is the author of The End of Tolerance: Racism in the 21st Century Britain and The Muslims are Coming!
- Arundhati Roy -
Arundhati Roy is a world-renowned writer and global justice activist. The New York Times calls her, "India's most impassioned critic of globalization and American influence." Among her many honors are the Lannan Foundation's Cultural Freedom Award and the Sydney Peace Prize. She is the author of many books including The God of Small Things, The Checkbook & the Cruise Missile, Field Notes on Democracy, Walking with the Comrades and Capitalism A Ghost Story. Her introductory essay to B.R. Ambedkar's Annihilation of Caste is "The Doctor and the Saint."
- As'ad AbuKhalil - As'ad AbuKhalil, a native of Lebanon, is a leading expert on the Middle East. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the American University of Beirut, and his Ph.D. from Georgetown University. He teaches at California State University at Stanislaus and at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC/Berkeley. He is the author of Bin Laden, Islam & America's New War on Terrorism. His latest book is The Battle for Saudi Arabia.
- Avi Chomsky -
Avi Chomsky is a Latin American History professor at Salem State University and author of Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal and They Take Our Jobs and 20 other Myths about Immigration.
- Barbara Bernstein - Barbara Bernstein is a nationally acclaimed radio producer. Recipient of many awards, she is one of this country's finest independent producers. See www.mediaprojectonline.org
- Barbara Ehrenreich -
Barbara Ehrenreich is a social critic, journalist, and activist. She received a PhD in cell biology from Rockefeller University. In the 1970’s, she was involved with the nascent women’s health movement. After publishing an article in Ms magazine, she became a regular columnist there and with Mother Jones. She is the author of numerous books including such bestsellers as Nickel and Dimed, Bait and Switch, This Land is Their Land and Bright-Sided. In 2012 she founded the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a website designed to place the crisis of poverty and economic insecurity at the center of the national political conversation.
- Barbara Lubin - Barbara Lubin, Founder and Executive Director of Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA), is a life-long peace, justice and disability rights activist. Since 1988 Barbara has regularly traveled to Palestine and has led nearly twenty delegations of North Americans to Palestine/Israel, Iraq, and Lebanon. She has lectured on the issue of Middle East politics and the plight of the children in the region to dozens of schools, universities, conferences, religious institutions and community groups. Barbara visited the besieged Gaza Strip twice in 2009 and twice in 2012.
- Barbara Trent -
Barbara Trent is an independent filmmaker. She is founder and artistic director of the Empowerment Project, based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She produced and directed Coverup, a film about the Iran/Contra scandal. She's best known for The Panama Deception, winner of the 1993 Academy Award.
- Bassam Haddad -
Bassam Haddad is Director of the Middle East Studies Program at George Mason University, and is Visiting Professor at Georgetown University. He is the author of Business Networks in Syria. He is Founding Editor of the Arab Studies Journal and is co-producer/director of the award-winning documentary film, About Baghdad and director of a critically acclaimed film series on Arabs and Terrorism. He is also on the Editorial Committee of Middle East Report and is Co-Founder/Editor of Jadaliyya ezine.
- Beena Sarwar -
Beena Sarwar is an independent Pakistani journalist and documentary filmmaker. She is the Pakistan editor
of Aman ki Asha, a joint initiative of The News in Pakistan and The Times of India. She was a producer for GEO TV, the largest 24/7 news channel in Pakistan.
- Begum Akhtar -
Begum Akhtar, the legendary singer, was known as mallika-e-ghazal, the queen of ghazal, ghazal is an Urdu poem. Her musical sensibility and feeling for lyrics were unmatched. She was born in Faizabad in 1914 in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. Early in her career she was known as Akhtari Bai Faizabadi. In addition to her mastery of ghazal, she excelled in thumri and dadra, light classical forms. She passed away in 1974.
- Bell Hooks -
Bell Hooks is an award-winning writer, feminist and activist focusing on the intersection of race, class and gender. She has taught at Yale, Oberlin and the City College of New York. She is the author of such books as Killing Rage, Black Looks: Race and Representation and Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics. Her book Ain’t I a Woman?: Black Women and Feminism: was called "One of the twenty most influential women’s books in the last 20 years."
- Ben Bagdikian -
Ben Bagdikian was the winner of almost every top prize in American journalism, including the Pulitzer. He was the former dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He was one of the most respected media critics in the country and was a reporter and editor for more than thirty years. The New York Times called him "an exemplar to a generation of journalists." His landmark book The Media Monopoly was revised and updated with seven new chapters and retitled The New Media Monopoly. His autobiography is entitled Double Vision. He passed away in March 2016.
- Benjamin Barber - Benjamin Barber is a well-known scholar and political theorist. He is the author of many books including the bestseller Jihad vs. McWorld. His latest book is Consumed: The Fate of Citizens under Capitalism Triumphant.
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- Bernard Crick -
Bernard Crick was Professor of Politics at Birkbeck, the University of London. He was the author of many books on politics. His biography George Orwell: A Life won a major book award in England. He died in 2008.
- Bernie Sanders -
Bernie Sanders is a former four-time Mayor of Burlington, an eight-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont since 2007. He is currently seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for president in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
- Bertolt Brecht - Bio Forthcoming
- Bill Christison -
Bill Christison joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1950 as an analyst. He worked on Soviet affairs and nuclear proliferation. In the 1970s, he was a principal adviser to the CIA director for Southeast Asia, South Asia and Africa. His final position was director of the agency's Office of Regional and Political Analysis. He met his wife Kathy, who also worked for the CIA, during a tour in Saigon in the 1970s. Together they made multiple trips to the Middle East and wrote books on Palestine. He died in June 2010.
- Bill Fletcher - Bill Fletcher is the Director of the AFL-CIO's Education Department in Washington, D.C.
- Bill McKibben -
Bill McKibben was one of the first to sound the alarm on climate change with his bestselling book The End of Nature. A scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College, he is a leading environmental activist. His other books include The Age of Missing Information, Hope, Human and Wild, Deep Economy, and Eaarth. He is co-founder of 350.org.
- Bill Moyers - Bill Moyers is a renowned journalist and commentator. He was senior correspondent for CBS News, and producer of many of public television's most heralded programs. He is the winner of the more than 30 Emmy Awards, and the author of several bestsellers including Moyers on America. A longtime fixture on PBS, he retired as anchor of Bill Moyers Journal in 2010.
- Bill Schaap - Lawyer; co-founder and former co-editor of Covert Action Quarterly; co-editor of Bio-Terror: Manufacturing Wars the American Way, and other works. He passed away in March 2016.
- Bob Ortega -
Bob Ortega covered WalMart for The Wall Street Journal. He went to Guatemala, where he discovered children making clothing for Wal-Mart. Ortega is the author of In Sam We Trust: The Untold Story of Sam Walton and How Wal-Mart is Devouring America.
- Bobby Seale - Bobby Seale, along with Huey P. Newton, started the Black Panther Party. He was the organization's first chairman.
- Branka Magas -
Branka Magas, now based in London, is a native of Croatia. She is a member of The Alliance to Save Bosnia. She writes for major European newspapers and periodicals. Her book The Destruction of Yugoslavia has been widely praised.
- Brian Jones -
Brian Jones is a public school teacher in New York. He is also an actor and activist. He co-narrated the film, The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman and contributed to the book, Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation. For more than a decade he has been performing to great acclaim Howard Zinn's one-man play Marx in Soho.
- Brian Tokar - Brian Tokar is director of the Institute for Social Ecology in Plainfield, Vermont. He lectures widely on a variety of environmental and political topics. He is the author of Toward Climate Justice, The Green Alternative, and Earth for Sale.
- Britt Bailey -
Britt Bailey and Marc Lappé worked at the Center for Ethics and Toxics. They are the authors of Against the Grain: Biotechnology & the Corporate Takeover of Your Food. Marc Lappé died in 2005.
- Bruce Cockburn - With over 25 albums to his credit, Bruce Cockburn is one of Canada's greatest singer/songwriters. His music and words have had a profound influence on generations. His political and environmental consciousness and his respect for human rights and world cultures make his music unique and inspiring. His latest CD is: Circles in the Stream
- Bruce Cumings - Bruce Cumings teaches history at the University of Chicago. He has made a special study of the connection between war and television. Professor Cumings is the author of The Origins of the Korean War and War and Television.
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- Bruce Gagnon - Bruce Gagnon, a Young Republican turned peace activist during the Vietnam War, is director of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space.
- Bruce Schneier - Bruce Schneier is a cryptographer and specialist in computer security technology. He is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. He has briefed members of Congress on the NSA. He is the author of many books including Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Thrive and Carry On.
- Bryan Stevenson -
Bryan Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. He has gained acclaim for his work challenging the U.S. legal system’s biases against the incarcerated, the poor, and people of color.
- Camara Phyllis Jones -
Camara Phyllis Jones is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on the impact of racism on health. She served as president of the American Public Health Association. She has taught at the Harvard School of Public Health and has worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is Senior Fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.
- Carlos Fuentes -
Carlos Fuentes of Mexico was one of this era's best-known novelists and essayists in the Spanish-speaking world. His books have been widely translated into English and other languages. The New York Times called him, "Mexico’s elegant public intellectual and grand man of letters, whose panoramic novels captured the complicated essence of his country’s history for readers around the world." He died in May 2012.
- Carolyn Forché - Carolyn Forché is an American poet, editor, translator, and human rights advocate. Among her many books are: Gathering the Tribes, The Country Between Us and Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry. Her memoir is The Horse on Our Balcony. She is a noted translator with books published on the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish and Claribel Alegria. She has taught at major universities and colleges all over the U.S.
- Cedric Robinson - Cedric Robinson, political theorist and black studies professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, wrote the seminal bookBlack Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition. He passed away in June 2016.
- Chalmers Johnson - Chalmers Johnson was the president of the Japan Policy Research Institute and professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. He was the author of Blowback, Sorrows of Empire, Nemesis, and Dismantling the Empire. He died in November 2010.
- Chandra Mohanty - Chandra Mohanty, professor of women's studies at Syracuse University, is a prominent postcolonial and feminist theorist. She is the author of Feminism Without Borders.
- Chandra Muzaffar - Chandra Muzaffar is one of Malaysia's most prominent human rights activists. He is president of the International Movement for a Just World. He is the author of many books including Human Rights & the New World Order and Muslims, Dialogue, Terror.
- Charles Derber - Charles Derber is professor of sociology at Boston College and author of Corporation Nation.
- Charlie Kernaghan - Charlie Kernaghan is the executive director of the National Labor Committee, an independent human rights organization based in New York. He is prominent in the movement in drawing attention to and helping correct the overseas labor practices of U.S. corporations like Kathie Lee, The Gap and Disney. The New York Times calls him "the labor movement's mouse that roared." www.nlcnet.org
- Charlotte Ryan - Ryan is the author of Prime Time Activism: Media Strategies for Grass Roots Organizing. She is also co-director of the Boston College Media Research and Action Project part of Boston College's Department of Sociology.
- Chee Yoke Ling - Chee Yoke Ling is a lawyer with the Third World Network in Malaysia. She is an expert in international law and is involved in efforts to prevent transnational corporations from patenting seeds.
- Chip Berlet - Chip Berlet is senior analyst with Political Research Associates, an organization which monitors and reports on right-wing movements. His articles appear in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Progressive magazine. He is the editor of Eyes Right: Challenging the Right Wing Backlash and co-author of Right-Wing Populism in America.
- Chris Giannou -
Chris Giannou was chief surgeon for the International Committee of the Red Cross. He has worked in many war zones. He is the author of Besieged: A Doctor's Story of Life & Death in Beirut. He is a recipient of the Order of Canada.
- Chris Hedges -
Chris Hedges is an award-winning journalist who has covered wars in the Balkans, the Middle East and Central America. He writes a weekly column for Truthdig.org and is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute. He is the author of many books including Empire of Illusion, Death of the Liberal Class, The World As It Is, and Wages of Rebellion.
- Chris Williams - Chris Williams is a longtime environmental activist, professor of physics and chemistry at Pace University, and chair of the science department at Packer Collegiate Institute. He is the author of Ecology and Socialism.
- Christian Parenti - Christian Parenti teaches at the New College in San Francisco. His articles appear in The Nation, The Progressive and The Christian Science Monitor. He is the author of Lockdown America.
- Christopher de Bellaigue -
Christopher de Bellaigue is an independent journalist. His articles appear in the Economist, the Financial Times, the Independent, and the New York Review of Books. He is the author of Rebel Land: Among Turkey's Forgotten People, The Struggle for Iran, In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs, and Patriot of Persia.
- Christopher Hitchens -
Christopher Hitchens was a regular columnist for Vanity Fair. His articles appeared in major journals and magazines. He was the author of many books including For the Sake of Argument and The Trial of Henry Kissinger. He died in December 2011.
- Christopher Simpson - Christopher Simpson, professor at the American University, is the author of Blowback, Science of Coercion, and The Splendid Blond Beast.
- Chuck Collins -
Chuck Collins is co-founder of United for a Fair Economy, a Boston-based national organization that addresses issues of economic inequality. He is a Senior Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies and directs its Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He is author of Economic Apartheid in America, Wealth and Our Commonwealth and 99 to 1.
- Cindy Sheehan - Cindy Sheehan has been called the Rosa Parks of the anti-war movement. She captured global media attention with her dramatic action at Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch. Camping out for most of August, and joined by thousands, she wanted to ask the president; What noble cause did my son Casey die for in Iraq? Bush refused to meet with her. Sheehan is the founder of Gold Star Families for Peace and the author of Dear President Bush.
- Clayton Thomas-Muller -
Clayton Thomas-Muller is a member of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation also known as Pukatawagan in Northern Manitoba, Canada. Based out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Clayton is the co-director of the Indigenous Tar Sands (ITS) Campaign of the Polaris Institute as well as a volunteer organizer with the Defenders of the Land-Idle No More national campaign known as Sovereignty Summer.
- Cornel West -
Cornel West has taught at Princeton, Harvard, Yale and the University of Paris. He is now teaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York. He has been called "the preeminent African American intellectual of his generation." With his preacher-like cadences and passionate delivery, he is much in demand as a speaker. Among his many books are Race Matters, The Rich and the Rest of Us and Black Prophetic Fire.
- Dahr Jamail - Dahr Jamail is an award-winning independent journalist who went to Iraq to report on the war and occupation. His articles appear in The Guardian, The Nation and other journals and magazines. He is the author of Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq and The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Dale Spender - Dale Spender is an Australian feminist and author of The Invisible Woman and Man Made Language.
- Dan Baum - Dan Baum has reported for The Wall Street Journal and Rolling Stone. His book on the drug war is Smoke and Mirrors.
- Dan Schiller - Dan Schiller is Professor of Communications at the University of California at San Diego. He is the author of Digital Capitalism.
- Dana Frank - Dana Frank is professor of American Studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her special area of focus is U.S. and international labor issues. Her articles appear in The Nation and other magazines. She is the author of Purchasing Power and Buy American.
- Daniel Berrigan -
Daniel J. Berrigan is an American Catholic priest, committed peace activist, and poet. In 1968 when he and his brother, Philip, were put on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list for their involvement in antiwar protests during the Vietnam war. In and out of jail for direct political action, he once said, “The day after I’m embalmed, that’s when I’ll give it up.” He passed away at the age of 94 in 2016.
- Daniel Ellsberg - Daniel Ellsberg was a company commander in the Marine Corps. In 1959 he joined the RAND Corporation as an analyst. In 1964 he was recruited to serve in the Pentagon under Robert McNamara. He precipitated a national political crisis in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret study of U.S. government decision-making about the Vietnam War. He is the author of Secrets.
- Daniel Schorr - Daniel Schorr was the last of Edward R. Murrow's legendary CBS News team. He covered Europe and the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1972 he was CBS' chief Watergate correspondent. His reporting on the scandal earned him three Emmy Awards. He joined National Public Radio in the mid-1980s. He was Senior News Analyst for NPR until his death at the age of 93 on July 23, 2010.
- Daniel Sheehan - Daniel P. Sheehan is a constitutional and public interest lawyer, public speaker and educator. Over the last forty-five years he has participated in numerous legal cases of public interest, including the Pentagon Papers Case, the Watergate Break-In Case, the Silkwood Case, the Iran Contra Scandal and others. He established the Christic Institute and the Romero institute, two non-profit public policy centers. He has also spoken publicly about UFOs and alien visitation.
- Danny Glover - Danny Glover is a world-renowned actor and political activist.
- Danny Kennedy - Danny Kennedy became an environmental activist in his native Australia at the age of twelve when he participated in a movement that stopped the construction of a large dam. He is a founder of Project Underground, the Berkeley-based organization that works with indigenous communities threatened by the mining and oil industries. He is a producer for Australian Public Radio and a member of the Action for Solidarity and Equality in Environment and Development.
- Danny Schechter - Danny Schechter worked long and hard in broadcast journalism. He won two Emmys at 20/20. He was Executive Producer of Globalvision, which produced the highly-acclaimed public TV series South Africa Now and Rights & Wrongs. He is the author of The More You Watch the Less You Know. He died in March 2015.
- Dave Dellinger - Dave Dellinger, a pacifist, was imprisoned for his beliefs during World War Two. He was one of the most visible and articulate figures in the peace movement. He advocated and used Gandhian tactics of non-violence. Frequently arrested, he was involved in organizing the 1967 March on the Pentagon and the 1971 May Day protest. He was one of the Chicago Seven. His memoir is From Yale to Jail. He died in 2004.
- Dave Foreman - Dave Foreman is co-founder of Earth First!, chairman of the Wildlands Project and member of Sierra Club's board. He is author of Confessions of an Eco-Warrior and Ecodefense.
- Dave Zirin -
Dave Zirin is sports editor for The Nation magazine and host of Edge of Sports Podcast. He is the author of many books including The John Carlos Story, What’s My Name, Fool?, A People’s History of Sports in the United States, Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down and Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics and the Future of Democracy. His writing earned him Press Action’s Sportswriter of the Year Award.
- David Bacon - David Bacon is a labor organizer, immigrant-rights activist and award-winning journalist. He is the author of Illegal People and The Right to Stay Home.
- David Barsamian -
One of America's most tireless and wide-ranging investigative journalists, David Barsamian has altered the independent media landscape, both with his weekly radio show Alternative Radio—now in its 29th year—and his books with Noam Chomsky, Eqbal Ahmad, Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Richard Wolff, Arundhati Roy and Edward Said. His latest book of interviews with Noam Chomsky is Power Systems. His best-selling books with Chomsky have been translated into many languages. He lectures on world affairs, imperialism, capitalism, propaganda, the media, the economic crisis and global rebellions. Click for a list of recent speaking topics.
He is a winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center. He has collaborated with the world-renowned Kronos Quartet in events in New York, London, Vienna and elsewhere.
The Boulder Weekly published this feature about him. As Arundhati Roy wrote for The Guardian, Barsamian was deported from India due to his work on Kashmir and other revolts. He is still barred from traveling to "the world's largest democracy."
- David Brower -
David Brower was perhaps the most famous environmentalist of the 20th century United States. His numerous achievements, over many decades, in defense of the environment are virtually unmatched. He was founder and chair of Earth Island Institute. He served as the Sierra Club's first executive director and later went on to establish Friends of the Earth and the League for Conservation Voters. He received the UN's Lifetime Achievement Award and was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He died in 2000.
- David Carrasco - David Carrasco is one of the foremost scholars on ancient Meso-America. He is the author of Quetzalcoatl & the Irony of Empire and Montezuma's Mexico: Visions of the Aztec World.
- David Cay Johnston -
David Cay Johnston, a former reporter for The New York Times won the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of tax policy. He is the author of many books including Perfectly Legal, The Fine Print, Free Lunch and Divided: The Perils of our Growing Inequality.
- David Cobb -
David Cobb, a lawyer and activist, was the Green Party presidential candidate in 2004. He is a leading voice in the Move to Amend the Constitution to repeal corporate rights.
- David Daley -
David Daley is the editor in chief of Salon and the Digital Media Fellow for the Wilson Center for Humanities and the Arts and the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia. He is the author of Ratf**ked.
- David Harvey - David Harvey is the Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and is the author of many books, including Social Justice and the City, The Condition of Postmodernity, The Limits to Capital, A Brief History of Neoliberalism, Spaces of Global Capitalism, A Companion to Marx's Capital, Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism and The Ways of the World. He is among the top twenty most cited authors in the humanities and is the world's most cited academic geographer.
- David Korten - David Korten was an insider in the development establishment for several decades. He worked for the Ford Foundation and USAID and taught at Harvard University's Graduate School of Business. Having severed his ties to the past, today he is a leading voice for economic and social justice. He is co-founder and board chair of YES! magazine. He is the author of When Corporations Rule the World, The Great Turning and Change the Story, Change the Future.
- David MacMichael -
David MacMichael is a former CIA analyst who exposed the 1984 State Department White Paper on Central America. He is Senior Fellow of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs and is the editor of Unclassified, the newsletter of the Association of National Security Alumni.
- David Montgomery -
David Montgomery was a leading labor historian. He wrote many books including Workers' Control in America and The Fall of the House of Labor. He died in 2011.
- David Morris - David Morris is co-founder and vice-president of the Institute for Local Self Reliance, with offices in Minneapolis and Washington, DC. His articles appear in more than fifty newspapers and journals throughout the United States, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Christian Science Monitor. He is the author of several books on urban development, local self-reliance, energy and the environment, including The Trade Papers.
- David Nibert -
David Nibert, a former tenant organizer and community activist, is an award-winning writer and professor at Wittenberg University in Springfield Ohio. He is the author of Animal Rights, Human Rights and Animal Oppression and Human Violence.
- David Suzuki -
David Suzuki, Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, is a leading environmentalist and science educator. He is a Companion of the Order of Canada and recipient of the Right Livelihood Award and UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science. He is the host of the long-running CBC-TV program The Nature of Things. He is the author of more than fifty books, including The Sacred Balance and Everything Under the Sun.
- David Wilson -
David Wilson is station manager at KGNU Community Radio, where Alternative Radio began in Boulder, Colorado. He reported extensively on the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons facility during the 1990's. His AR radio documentary on the history of protest at Rocky Flats received a Golden Reel Award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters in 1999. Along with working as a radio producer, Mr. Wilson has practiced intellectual property law as an attorney since 2008. He received his masters degree in physics from the University of Oxford, where he studied on a Rhodes Scholarship.
- Dean Baker -
Dean Baker, a former professor of economics at Bucknell University, is co-director of the Center for Economic Policy Research in Washington, D.C. His articles appear in the Guardian Unlimited and TruthOut. He is the author of Getting Back to Full Employment and False Profits.
- Deborah Kaufman - Deborah Kaufman is the author of Thirst: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water. Her documentary films Thirst, Secrets of Silicon Valley and Blacks and Jews have been broadcast on PBS and throughout Europe and Asia.
- Deborah Nelson - Deborah Nelson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is professor of journalism at the University of Maryland. She was previously an investigative reporter at the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Seattle Times, and Chicago Sun-Times. She is the author of The War Behind Me: Vietnam Veterans Confront the Truth about U.S. War Crimes.
- Debu Chaudhuri - Winner of the Padma Bhushan, one of India's most prestigious awards, Pandit Debu Chaudhuri, is a legendary figure in Indian classical music. He is a disciple of the great sitar master, Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan of the Senia Gharana, the traditional school of Indian classical music named after Tansen, the father of Indian music.
- Deepa Kumar -
Deepa Kumar is Professor of Media Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of Outside the Box: Corporate Media, Globalization and the UPS Strike and Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire. She appears on numerous media outlets around the world.
- Delmira Augustini - Delmira Agustini (October 24, 1886 – July 6, 1914), a Uruguayan poet, is considered one of the greatest Latin American poets of the early 20th century.
- Denis Halliday - Denis Halliday of Ireland worked for the United Nations for more than thirty years. He was the Humanitarian Coordinator for the U.N. in Iraq. He resigned his position in protest over the continuation of economic sanctions.
- Dennis Brutus - Dennis Brutus was long involved in the South African freedom movement. He was almost single-handedly responsible for the successful sports boycott of South Africa. Imprisoned, beaten and shot by the regime, he went into exile in 1966. He was a professor of African Literature at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to his political activism and academic work, Professor Brutus was a distinguished poet. He was the author of a collection of poetry, Still the Sirens. He died in December 2009.
- Dennis Kucinich -
Dennis Kucinich served as a member of Congress from 1997 to 2013, representing Ohio’s 10th district. He brought articles of impeachment against George Bush and Dick Cheney. He was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 2004 and 2008. He was an advocate for the creation of a cabinet-level Department of Peace.
- Diane Dujon - Diane Dujon is a former welfare recipient who knows the system intimately and thinks we must address the reasons why people find themselves poor.
- Dianne Dumanoski - Dianne Dumanoski is an award-winning journalist reporting on national and global environmental issues. She is co-author of the book Our Stolen Future
- Dilip Hiro - Dilip Hiro was born in the Indian subcontinent and was educated in India, Britain and the United States. He's an internationally renowned expert on the Middle East. A journalist and historian , he's the author of more than 20 books including Secrets and Lies and The Iranian Labyrinth. His latest is Blood of the Earth.
- Dinesh D'Souza - Dinesh D'Souza is a political writer and commentator. He is the author of What's So Great About America, Letters to a Young Conservative and The Enemy At Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11.
- Doug Henwood - Doug Henwood has been reporting on the business world for many years. He is the editor of Left Business Observer, a newsletter on economics and politics. His articles appear in The Nation, The Village Voice and other journals. He's the author of The State of USA Atlas and Wall Street.
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- Eduardo Galeano -
Eduardo Galeano, from Uruguay, was one of Latin America’s most distinguished writers. A recipient of many honors including the Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom and the American Book Award, his groundbreaking books, Open Veins of Latin America and the Memory of Fire trilogy changed the way we look at Latin America with its rich and complex cultures, traditions and political currents. His book Children of the Days offers day book of poignant and poetic anecdotes from human history. He passed away at the age of 74 in April 2015.
- Edward Alwood - Edward Alwood, a former CNN correspondent, writes for a variety of publications, including The Christian Science Monitor. He is the author of Straight News: Gays, Lesbians, and the News Media.
- Edward Dorn - Ed Dorn was a distinguished poet of the Black Mountain school. His classic work is Gunslinger. He died in 1999. Ed Dorn Live: Lectures, Interviews, and Outtakes, edited by Joseph Richey, the producer of this program, was published in 2007.
- Edward Herman - Edward Herman is an economist and media analyst. He is professor emeritus at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of many books, including The Myth of the Liberal Media. He is author with Noam Chomsky of Manufacturing Consent, one of the most important books on the media ever written.
- Edward Said -
Edward Said, internationally renowned Columbia University professor, practically invented the field of post-colonial studies. His great works, Orientalism and Culture and Imperialism, have been translated into many languages and are widely used in colleges and universities. The New York Times called him, "one of the most influential literary and cultural critics in the world." As one of the few advocates for Palestinian rights in the U.S., he was the target of vilification, death threats and vandalism. The Economist said he "repudiated terrorism in all its forms and was a passionate, eloquent and persistent advocate for justice for the dispossessed Palestinians." He was a trenchant critic not just of Israeli policies, but also of Arafat, the corrupt coterie around him and the despotic Arab regimes. He felt strongly that intellectuals had a special responsibility to speak out against injustice, challenge power, confront hegemonic thinking and provide alternatives. His friend Noam Chomsky said of him, “Said was one of the most remarkable and influential intellectuals of the last half century. Much of his immense effort and talent was dedicated to overcoming the insularity, prejudice, self-righteousness, apologetics that are among the pathologies of power and defending the rights of the victims.” His memoir Out of Place won the New Yorker Book of the Year Award. His two books of interviews with David Barsamian are The Pen & the Sword and Culture & Resistance. Edward Said died in New York in 2003.
- Elaine Bernard - Elaine Bernard is the executive director of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School. She is past president of the New Democratic Party of British Columbia, Canada and she is the former director of the Labor Program at Simon Frazier University in Burnaby, B.C. She lectures and writes extensively on political, trade and labor issues.
- Elaine Briere - Elaine Briere is a Canadian photo journalist. She was the last photographer to visit East Timor before the Indonesian invasion of 1975. She subsequently became involved in the Timorese independence movement. She is the author of Testimony: Photographs of East Timor. Her film Bitter Paradise: The Sellout of East Timor, won Best Political Documentary at HOT DOCS!
- Elaine Brown - Elaine Brown is former chairperson of The Black Panther Party. She is on the executive board of Mothers Advocating Juvenile Justice and lectures at colleges and universities across the U.S. She is author of two books, her memoir, A Taste of Power, and The Condemnation of Little B.
- Elizabeth Kolbert -
Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer at The New Yorker. In addition to The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, she is the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change.
- Eqbal Ahmad -
Eqbal Ahmad was Professor Emeritus of International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He was born in Irki, Bihar, to an Indian Muslim landowning family. His father was murdered while parceling out the estate to landless peasants. Upon the partition of India in 1947 he went to Pakistan. He came to the U.S. to attend Princeton. For many years he was managing editor of the quarterly Race and Class. His articles and essays appeared in The Nation and other journals throughout the world. He wrote a weekly column for Dawn, Pakistan's oldest English newspaper. He was one of the the most original and influential anti-imperialist thinkers of his era. He was a leading figure in the anti-Vietnam War movement. He was a remarkable and persuasive orator. As a teacher, he was mentor and inspiration to many. He was a close ally of Edward Said, Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn. Confronting Empire and Terrorism Theirs & Ours are the two books he did with David Barsamian. Eqbal Ahmad died in Islamabad on May 11, 1999.
- Eric Foner - Eric Foner is one of America's preeminent historians. He is DeWitt Clinton professor of history at Columbia University and author of many books, including the award-winning Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, Who is an American? and The Story of American Freedom.
- Eric Holt Gimenez - Eric Holt-Gimenez is the executive director of FoodFirst/Institute for Food and Development Policy. He is the author of Campesino a Campesino: Voices from Latin America's Farmer to Farmer Movement and co-author with Raj Patel of Food Rebellions! Crisis and the Hunger for Justice.
- Eric Schlosser - Journalist Eric Schlosser examines both marijuana and immigrant labor in his book Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market. He's also the author of the widely acclaimed best-seller, Fast Food Nation. Eric Schlosser is an award-winning correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly.
- Erica Chenoweth -
Erica Chenoweth teaches at University of Denver. She is an internationally recognized authority on alternatives to violence. She is co-author of Why Civil Resistance Works.
- Ernesto Cardenal -
Ernesto Cardenal is a Nicaraguan theologian and poet. He is the author of more than thirty-five books, many translated into multiple languages. He has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Cardenal was an ordained Catholic priest from 1965 until 1983. He left the church to serve in the Sandinista government as Minister of Culture until 1987. He lives in Managua, where he is vice president of Casa de los Tres Mundos, a literary and arts cultural organization. His collection of poetry in English is The Origin of Species and Other Poems.
- Ervand Abrahamian -
Ervand Abrahamian, born in Iran, is professor of Middle Eastern history at Baruch College in New York. He's the author of Khomeinism, The Coup and co-author of Inventing the Axis of Evil.
- Erwin Knoll - Erwin Knoll, a vigorous opponent of censorship and a champion of the First Amendment, was one of this country's most distinguished journalists. He was a reporter and editor at the Washington Post and served as White House correspondent for the Newhouse Newspapers. In 1973 he became the editor of The Progressive magazine and held that position until his death in 1994.
- Esmail Nooriala - Nooriala is a Persian poet based in Denver, Colorado. He started the Association of Iranian Writers. He has edited several literary magazines inside and outside of Iran. During his years of exile, he has published a major work of modern Persian poetry called Theory of Poetry and has written extensively on Persian literature and culture.
- Father Roy Bourgeois - Father Roy Bourgeois, a Vietnam War veteran, is a Jesuit priest who has spent many years working with the poor all over Latin America. He is co-director of School of the Americas Watch, a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to shutting down the School of the Americas.
- Fatima Bhutto - Fatima Bhutto published her first book, Whispers of the Desert, a collection of poetry, when she was 15. An independent journalist, her articles appear in the New Statesman, the Guardian, and CounterPunch. She is the author of Songs of Blood and Sword.
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- Frances Fox Piven - Frances Fox Piven is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the City University of New York and an internationally renowned authority on poverty and politics. She was a founder of the welfare rights movement and is involved in the Campaign for Media Fairness on Welfare. She's the co-author with Richard Cloward of Regulating the Poor, The New Class War, Why Americans Don't Vote, The Breaking of the American Social Compact and Why Americans Still Don't Vote.
- Frances Moore Lappe - Francis Moore Lappe is the author of the classic "Diet for a Small Planet," which has sold millions of copies. She is the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, sometimes called the Alternative Nobel Prize. She is a founder of the Small Planet Institute. Her latest book is "Getting a Grip."
- Francisco Gonzales -
- Francisco Gonzales - Francisco Gonzales of Chile is a prominent trade union leader and political activist.
- Frederico Garcia Lorca -
Federico García Lorca (5 June 1898 – 19 August 1936) was a Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director. García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27. He was executed by Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War.
- Gabriela Mistral - Gabriela Mistral (7 April 1889 – 10 January 1957) was the pseudonym of Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, a Chilean poet-diplomat, educator and feminist. She was the first Latin American (and, so far, the only Latin American woman) to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, which she did in 1945 "for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world". Some central themes in her poems are nature, betrayal, love, a mother's love, sorrow and recovery, travel, and Latin American identity as formed from a mixture of Native American and European influences. Her portrait also appears on the 5,000 Chilean peso bank note.
- Gar Alperovitz - Gar Alperovitz is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland and co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative. He is the author of numerous books, including Making a Place For Community, and America Beyond Capitalism.
- Garrison Keillor - Garrison Keillor was born in Anoka, Minnesota and attended Anoka High School and the University of Minnesota. He has worked in radio since 1963 and is the host and writer of A Prairie Home Companion. He is the author of nine books, including Lake Wobegon Days and Leaving Home. His latest book is Wobegon Boy.
- Gary Snyder - Gary Snyder is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. His interest in and study of Zen Buddhism is a major influence on his work. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, called Snyder, because of his rural background, as "the Thoreau of the Beat Generation." He is the author of many books of poetry and prose including, The Back Country, Turtle Island, No Nature, and Mountains and Rivers Without End.
- Gary Webb - Gary Webb was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. In 1996, his Dark Alliance series in the San Jose Mercury News linking the CIA, the contras and drug trafficking in South Central Los Angeles created a national sensation. He was immediately attacked by major media. His own paper criticized and demoted him. He soon left the Mercury News. He is the author of Dark Alliance. He took his life on December 10, 2004. He was 49.
- George Galloway - George Galloway was a Respect Party member of parliament representing a seat in London. A 36-year member of the Labour Party, he was expelled after his opposition to the attack on Iraq. CNN called his May, 2005 U.S. Senate testimony, "a blistering attack on U.S. senators rarely heard in Washington." He is the author of Mr. Galloway Goes to Washington.
- George Lakoff -
George Lakoff is Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a founding senior fellow at the Rockridge Institute where he applies cognitive linguistics to the study of politics, especially the framing of public political debate. He is the author of Don't Think of An Elephant and The Political Mind.
- Gilbert Achcar - Gilbert Achcar is from Lebanon. He is currently based in France where he teaches politics and international relations at the University of Paris. He is a contributor to Le Monde Diplomatique and the author of several books on contemporary politics. His most recent book is The Clash of Barbarisms: September 11 & the Making of the New World Disorder.
- Glenn Greenwald -
Glenn Greenwald broke the story in The Guardian of Washington’s widespread electronic dragnet. His exclusive interview with NSA contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden was an international media sensation. He is the author of With Liberty and Justice for Some and No Place to Hide. He is the recipient of the Izzy Award from the Park Center for Independent Media for his "path breaking journalistic courage and persistence in confronting conventional wisdom, official deception, and controversial issues." He also received an Online Journalism Award for Best Commentary for his coverage of Bradley Manning. He is co-founder of the watchdog media outlet The Intercept.
- Gore Vidal -
Gore Vidal, over six decades, was a singular figure in the United States. Coming from a background of privilege and power, he nevertheless challenged many of the prevailing notions about Washington's intentions and actions domestically and internationally. He was a student of history and incorporated his vast knowledge into a series of bestselling novels as well as political books. He coined the phrase USA, "the United States of Amnesia." He was deeply troubled by the erosion of democracy and civil liberties at home and the expansion of American imperialism around the world. He saw the two joined at the hip. He was, as they say in cricket, an all arounder, someone who could play many positions with equal skill. He loved the arts, theater, and film and wrote plays and screenplays as well as acted in some. He died on July 31, 2012.
- Greg Grandin - Greg Grandin, professor of history at New York University, is the author of The Empire of Necessity, The Blood of Guatemala and Kissinger’s Shadow. A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Public Library, he has served on the UN Truth Commission investigating the Guatemalan Civil War. His articles appear in the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and The New York Times.
- Greg Palast -
Greg Palast won Britain's highest journalism honors for his undercover investigation of influence peddling by Enron and other U.S. corporations within Tony Blair's cabinet. He then turned to the Bush Administration and exposed its refusal to investigate Saudi financing of terror. Palast's reports have been front-page news in Europe, yet absent from America's mainstream media. He reports for BBC Television's Newsnight and the Guardian newspaper. He is the author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and Armed Madhouse.
- Gwynne Dyer - Gwynne Dyer is a journalist, columnist, broadcaster, and lecturer on international affairs. He has served in the Canadian, British, and American navies. His twice-weekly column is published by 175 newspapers in 45 countries. He is the author of The Mess They Made and Climate Wars.
- Hafeez Ahmed Khan -
Hafeez Ahmed Khan was one of the leading exponents of the Rampur-Sahaswan classical vocal tradition in North India. He worked for many years at All India Radio in New Delhi where he was Deputy Chief Producer. He passed away in 2006. He was a dear friend. RIP. - David Barsamian
- Hanan Ashrawi - Hanan Ashrawi, distinguished academic and political activist, served from 1996-98 as Minister of Education under the Palestinian Authority. She was educated at the American University at Beirut, and got her Ph.D. in comparative literature at the University of Virginia. With her many media appearances and public talks, she's one of the most well-known representatives of the Palestinian viewpoint. She is the author of From Intifada to Independence and This Side of Peace.
- Harry Edwards -
Harry Edwards is a leading authority on the sociology of sports and the intersection of race and class. He helped orchestrate one of the most iconic moments of the Civil Right Movement at the 1968 Olympics when gold medalist Tommie Smith and bronze medalist John Carlos raised their fists in a black power salute. For three decades he taught at the University of California at Berkeley. He served as a consultant to the San Francisco 49ers football team and to the Golden State Warriors basketball team. He is the author of Sociology of Sports, Black Students, and The Revolt of the Black Athlete.
- Haunani-Kay Trask - Haunani-Kay Trask is a prominent voice for indigenous rights in Hawaii and the Pacific Basin. She is Director of the Center for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawaii and the author of From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawaii.
- Helen Caldicott -
Helen Caldicott, an Australian-born pediatrician, is a world-renowned environmental activist. She was the founding president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, an organization which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She was named one of the most influential women of the 20th century by the Smithsonian Institute. She is the author of Missile Envy, If You Love This Planet, and Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer.
- Helena Norberg-Hodge - Helena Norberg-Hodge, a native of Sweden, is an internationally renowned environmentalist. She is a leading critic of conventional notions of growth and development. She is the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the alternative Nobel Prize. She is founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture and author of Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh.
- Henry Giroux -
Henry Giroux, a leading social and political critic, teaches at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He has written many books including Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education and The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Zombie Politics in the Age of Casino Capitalism. He is a member of Truthout‘s Board of Directors and a regular contributor to the nonprofit, independent online news organization.
- Herbert Gunther - Herbert Gunther is the Executive Director of Public Media Center, a non-profit, public interest ad agency in San Francisco. He lectures widely on various public policy issues.
- Herbert Kohl - Herbert Kohl is a visionary educator. He has taught every grade from kindergarten to graduate school. He has written many books on education and teaching, including 36 Children, his memorable account of his sixth-grade class in Harlem. He is the author of The Discipline of Hope.
- Herbert Schiller -
Herbert Schiller was a noted authority on communications policy and media. He founded the communications department at the University of California at San Diego. He was the author of many books, including Culture, Inc.: The Corporate Takeover of Public Expression and Information Inequality. He passed away in January 2000.
- Himanshu Kumar -
Himanshu Kumar is a staunch proponent and practitioner of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy and techniques of non-violence and civil disobedience. He worked for almost two decades serving the poor in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh until he was driven out in 2009. He continues to publicize the situation in Chhattisgarh.
- Holly Sklar -
Holly Sklar writes for The Nation, Z, USA Today, and other journals and newspapers. She's the author of Trilateralism, Streets of Hope, and Chaos or Community?: Seeking Solutions, Not Scapegoats for Bad Economics.
- Howard Lyman - He is a fourth-generation Montana farmer, rancher and feedlot operator who turned the family farm into a multi-million-dollar cattle business. He is a former lobbyist for the meat and dairy industries. He has done a complete about-face and now directs the Eating with Conscience Campaign of the Humane Society and is President of the International Vegetarian Union.
- Howard Zinn -
Howard Zinn, professor emeritus at Boston University, was perhaps this country's premier radical historian. He was born in Brooklyn in 1922. His parents, poor immigrants, were constantly moving to stay, as he once told me, "one step ahead of the landlord." After high school, he went to work in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. During World War II, he saw combat duty as an air force bombardier. After the war, he went to Columbia University on the GI Bill. He taught at Spelman, the all black women's college in Atlanta. He was an active figure in the civil rights movement and served on the board of SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He was fired by Spelman for his activism. He was among the first to oppose U.S. aggression in Indochina. His book Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal was an instant classic. A principled opponent of imperialism and militarism, he was an advocate of non-violent civil disobedience. He spoke and marched against the U.S. wars on Afghanistan and Iraq. His masterwork, A People's History of the United States, continues to sell in huge numbers. Among his many books are A Power Governments Cannot Suppress and Original Zinn with David Barsamian. Just before his death he completed his last great project, the documentary The People Speak. Always ready to lend a hand, he believed in and practiced solidarity. Witty, erudite, generous and loved, Howard Zinn, friend and teacher, passed away on January 27, 2010. His words inspire many the world over, "We don't have to wait for some grand utopian future. To live now, as human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory."
- I. F. Stone - I. F. Stone, a great independent journalist, was best known for his self-published newsletter, I. F. Stone's Weekly. Stone had this to say about his style of reporting: "I made no claims to inside stuff. I tried to give information which could be documented, so the reader could check it for himself. Reporters tend to be absorbed by the bureaucracies they cover; they take on the habits, attitudes, and even accents of the military or the diplomatic corps. Should a reporter resist the pressure, there are many ways to get rid of him. But a reporter covering the whole capital on his own, particularly if he is his own employer, is immune from these pressures." He passed away in June 1989.
- Idrees Ahmad -
Idrees Ahmad is a Lecturer in Digital Journalism at the University of Stirling in Scotland and a co-editor of PULSE. He is the author of The Road to Iraq: the Making of a Neoconservative War.
- Ilan Pappe - Ilan Pappe is professor of history at the University of Exeter. For many years he taught at the University of Haifa and was chair of the Touma Institute for Palestinian and Israeli Studies in Haifa. John Pilger calls him, "Israel's bravest, most principled, most incisive historian." He is the author of many books including The Modern Middle East, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, and Gaza in Crisis.
- Ira Chernus - Ira Chernus is deeply interested in issues facing American Jews and Israel. He is professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he teaches the history of Judaism. He received his Ph.D. in the history of religions from Temple University. He has written a book on the connections between Rabbinic Judaism and Jewish mysticism.
- Ira Glasser - Ira Glasser served as executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union for 23 years, retiring in 2001. Prior to his work with the ACLU, Glasser was a mathematician and a member of the science and mathematics faculties of Queens College and Sarah Lawrence College. He is a widely published essayist on civil liberties and has authored a book, Visions of Liberty: The Bill of Rights for All Americans.
- Irene Khan - Irene Khan of Bangladesh is Secretary General of Amnesty International. She worked for the United Nations for many years and is the recipient of the Sydney Peace Prize. She is the author of The Unheard Truth.
- Israel Charny - Israel Charny is Executive Director of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Israel. He is also Professor of Psychology at Hebrew University. He is chief editor of The Encyclopedia of Genocide.
- Jack Shaheen - Jack Shaheen is the author of Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People. He's Professor Emeritus of Mass Communications at Southern Illinois University and a former CBS News consultant on the Middle East. He is regarded as one of the foremost authorities on media images of Arabs.
- James Bopp -
James Bopp is a campaign finance attorney. He has served as legal counsel to Bush v. Gore, the National Right to Life, and the historic Citizens United v. FEC.
- James Ingalls - James Ingalls is a Staff Scientist at the California Institute of Technology.
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- Jane Holtz Kay -
Jane Holtz Kay was the architecture and planning critic for The Nation and the author of Asphalt Nation: How the Automobile Took Over America and How We Can Take It Back. Jane Jacobs said the book had "given us a profound way of seeing the automobile's ruinous impact on American life." The New York Times called her "a prophet of climate change." She died in November 2012.
- Jane McAlevey - Jane McAlevey has been an organizer in the labor and environmental justice movements for the last twenty years. She is a PhD candidate at CUNY Graduate Center and lives in the San Francsico Bay Area. She is the author of Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell).
- Jane Rhodes -
Jane Rhodes is Professor and Chair of American Studies and Dean for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Macalester College. She has written a number of articles on race, journalism and mass communication. She is the author of Mary Ann Shadd Cary: The Black Press and Protest in the Nineteenth Century and Framing the Black Panthers: The Spectacular Rise of a Black Power Icon.
- Janet Green -
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- Janine Jackson - Janine Jackson is Program Director at Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), the New York-based media watchgroup. She is also co-host of Counterspin, FAIR's weekly radio program.
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- Jeff Cohen - Jeff Cohen is founder of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), the New York-based media watch group. His columns appear on commondreams.org and other websites. He's author of The Way Things Aren't: Rush Limbaugh's Reign of Error, and Wizards of Media Oz. His latest book is Cable News Confidential.
- Jeff Jacoby -
Jeff Jacoby is a columnist for the Boston Globe. Prior to that, from 1987 to 1994, he was chief editorial writer for the Boston Herald. In the 1980s he worked as an assistant to John Silber, president of Boston University.
- Jello Biafra - Jello Biafra was the leader of the punk rock band Dead Kennedys. He lectures widely on social issues. Medea Benjamin frequently travels to and documents human rights violations in the Third World. She's co-founder and co-director of Global Exchange, a San Francisco-based organization. She has written extensively on international issues. She led a delegation to Indonesia to investigate the situation there. She is the Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate in California. Manning Marable is professor of history at Columbia University, where he also directs the Institute for Research in African American Studies, and one of the country's most distinguished political scientists and authors. He is the author of The Crisis of Color and Democracy and Black Liberation in Conservative America and a noted Malcolm X scholar. His syndicated column "Along the Color Line" appears in over 250 newspapers and journals nationally and internationally.
- Jennifer Harbury - Jennifer Harbury is an attorney from Texas. She has lived and worked with human rights activists, peasants and Mayan villagers in Guatemala. She worked with members of the U.S. Congress and the Organization of American States to locate her husband and 35 other members of the Guatemalan resistance believed to be held by the military. She is the author of Guatemala: Bridge of Courage.
- Jeremy Brecher -
Jeremy Brecher is an expert on labor, world trade and economics. He is the author and editor of many books, including the classic Strike! In addition to being an Emmy Award winning screenwriter, he is co-author of Global Village or Global Pillage.
- Jeremy Rifkin - Jeremy Rifkin is prominent in the movement examining the moral and scientific implications of Genetic Engineering. He is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and author of Beyond Beef and The Biotech Century.
- Jeremy Scahill -
Jeremy Scahill is the award-winning National Security Correspondent for the Nation magazine and author of the best-sellers Blackwater and Dirty Wars. He has reported from war zones around the world. He is a founding editor of The Intercept. He is also the subject of the film Dirty Wars, which was nominated for an Academy Award. His work has sparked several congressional investigations.
- Jerry Starr - Jerry Starr is an activist and award-winning sociologist. He is founder and executive director of Citizens for Independent Public Broadcasting. CIPB promotes noncommercial broadcasting in the service of the public interest. He is the author of Air Wars.
- Jesse Jackson - Jesse Jackson has twice been a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. He is the former Director of Operation Push and he is currently the National Chair of the Rainbow Coalition.
- Jim Hightower - Jim Hightower is a national radio commentator, writer and public speaker. He is noted for his biting wit. He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried on more than 100 stations. His award-winning newsletter, "The Hightower Lowdown," is the fastest growing political publication in America. Author of numerous books, his latest is Thieves in High Places.
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- Jodie Evans - Jodie Evans is a veteran activist with 30 years experience in organizing for social change. She co-founded Code Pink with the well-known human rights activist Medea Benjamin. They've also edited the recent book Stop The Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism.
- Joe Allen - Joe Allen is a contributor to the International Socialist Review and an activist in peace and justice movements. He is the author of Vietnam.
- Joel Beinin - Joel Beinin is Professor of Middle East History at Stanford University. He is editor of Middle East Report and author of several books on the Middle East.
- Joel Salatin - Joel Salatin is a pioneer of chemical-free farming and an advocate of local food. He runs the Polyface Farm in Virginia. He is featured in the bestseller Omnivore's Dilemma and the Oscar-nominated documentary Food Inc., as well as Fresh: The Movie.
- Johann Galtung -
Johann Galtung of Norway is a leading advocate of non-violent solutions to resolving conflicts. He is founder and director of Transcend, a global network for conflict resolution. Among his many books are Choose Peace and Peace by Peaceful Means. He is the winner of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize.
- John Bellamy Foster - John Bellamy Foster is editor of Monthly Review. He is professor of sociology at the University of Oregon. He's the author of many books including Naked Imperialism, Ecology Against Capitalism, The Vulnerable Planet, and The Great Financial Crisis.
- John Bonifaz -
John Bonifaz, recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, is a lawyer and activist. He is co-founder and director of Free Speech For People (www.freespeechforpeople.org), a national nonpartisan campaign working to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and the corporate rights doctrine.
- John Cavanagh - John Cavanagh is a specialist in international trade, economics and development issues. He is a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and the Transnational Institute in Washington, D.C. He is the co-author of Global Dreams: Imperial Corporations in the New World Order.
- John Dinges -
John Dinges is an award-winning journalist who reported on Latin America for The Washington Post. He was a news editor at NPR. He is professor of journalism at Columbia University. He is the author of The Condor Years, Assassination on Embassy Row, and Our Man in Panama.
- John Ikerd - John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri, has written extensively on how sustainable farming practices affect and are affected by industrialization, the environment, economics, and communities. He now spends his time writing and speaking out on issues related to sustainable agriculture with an emphasis on the economics of sustainability.
- John Kiriakou -
John Kiriakou is a former CIA agent who was indicted on three counts of violating the 1917 Espionage Act. He served almost two years in prison. He is featured in the documentary Silenced. He is an associate fellow with the Institute for Policy Studies, and a blogger for Huffington Post. He is a founding member of VIPS, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity.
- John Loftus - John Loftus was a Justice Department Nazi war crimes prosecutor. He is the author of The Belarus Secret, The Secret War Against the Jews and Unholy Trinity.
- John Nichols - John Nichols is Washington correspondent for The Nation. A contributing writer for The Progressive, he is also the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. He is co-author with Robert McChesney of Dollarocracy. Gore Vidal said of him: “Of all the giant slayers now afoot in the great American desert John Nichols’s sword is the sharpest.”
- John Perkins - John Perkins was a loan shark to developing countries. After a stint in the Peace Corps in Latin America, he went to work as an economic planner for an international consulting firm that was a front for the National Security Administration. His book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, is a bestseller.
- John Pilger - John Pilger is an internationally renowned journalist and documentary filmmaker. Born in Australia he's been based in London for many years. He's twice won British journalism's highest award, that of Journalist of the Year. His award-winning documentaries such as Palestine Is Still the Issue and The War on Democracy are seen all over the world but rarely in the U.S. He is the author of numerous books including The New Rulers of the World and Freedom Next Time.
- John Robbins - John Robbins is a leading spokesperson for vegetarianism and animal rights. Son of the founder of the Baskin-Robbins ice cream empire, he walked away from a life of immense wealth and privilege to become a leading authority on the dietary link between environment and health. His book Diet for a New America was a national bestseller. He is also the author of The Food Revolution.
- John Ross - John Ross lived and worked in Mexico for decades. His reporting appeared in various journals and magazines. He was the winner of the Upton Sinclair Award and the American Book Award. His books include The Annexation of Mexico, and El Monstruo: Death & Redemption in Mexico City. He passed away in 2011.
- John Sayles - John Sayles is perhaps America's most celebrated independent filmmaker. Among his classics are Matewan, Eight Men Out, and Lone Star. His latest film, Silver City received a "Two Thumbs Way Up!" review from Roger Ebert.
- John Silber -
John Silber was President of Boston University from 1971 to 1996 and Chancellor from 1996 to 2003. He died in 2012.
- John Stauber -
John Stauber is a leading critic of the public relations industry. He is founder and director of he Center for Media and Democracy in Madison, Wisconsin. The Center publishes PR Watch, an investigative quarterly. He is co-author of Toxic Sludge is Good for You and Mad Cow USA: Could the Nightmare Happen Here?
- John Stewart - John Stewart is the Southern Africa International Affairs representative for the American Friends Service Committee. He has been with the AFSC in that position since 1992. He was born in South Africa and now lives in Zimbabwe. He has done extensive lecturing and writing about the region.
- John Stockwell - John Stockwell is the highest-ranking CIA officer to go public. During his 13-year tenure at the Agency, he was involved in operations in the Congo and Vietnam. As Director of the Angola Task Force, he ran the secret war in that country. He is the author of In Search of Enemies and The Praetorian Guard.
- John Tirman - John Tirman is the executive director of the Winston Foundation for World Peace in Washington. He is a former Time magazine correspondent. He is the author of Spoils of War: The Human Cost of America's Arms Trade.
- John Trudell - One of Native America's most articulate voices on the need to cherish and nurture the Earth. He passed away in 2015.
- Jonathan Fox - Jonathan Fox teaches political science at MIT, where he specializes in Mexico, Nicaragua, Brazil and the Philippines. He is the author of The Politics of Food in Mexico and co-editor of Transforming State-Society Relations in Mexico.
- Jonathan Kozol - Jonathan Kozol has documented inequities in the US education system for decades as a public school teacher and author. He won the National Book Award for Death At An Early Age. His other books include Amazing Grace and Illiterate America. His latest book is The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid in American Schooling.
- Jonathan Kwitny -
Jonathan Kwitny was an independent journalist and the author of Endless Enemies and The Crimes of Patriots. In the 1980s he hosted The Kwitny Report on PBS which during its four year run won the George Polk award for best investigative reporting on television. It was taken off the air by PBS. He died in 1998.
- Jonathan Marshall -
Jonathan Marshall, Economics Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, is co-author with Peter Dale Scott of Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America.
- Jorge Castaneda - Jorge Castaneda is one of Mexico's most distinguished political economists. He is currently visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies at Princeton. He is the author of The Limits of Friendship: The U.S. and Mexico.
- Jorge Edwards -
Jorge Edwards is a Chilean novelist and journalist. During the presidency of Salvador Allende, Edwards reopened the Chilean embassy in Cuba. But only three months later, the government of Fidel Castro declared him persona non grata. From this episode he wrote, perhaps, his most famous work, Persona non grata. In 1994, Edwards was appointed as Chile's ambassador to UNESCO. In 2008 his novel La Casa de Dostoievsky won the prestigious Premio Iberoamericano Planeta-Casa de America Prize.
- Jose Ramos-Horta - Jose Ramos-Horta is co-winner of the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize. He was a major figure of the East Timorese resistance movement against Indonesia. He was a founder of the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (FRETLIN). After independence, he became foreign minister and then prime minister. He served as president from 2007-20123. He is currently a UN Special Representative to Guinea-Bissau.
- Joseph Collins - Joseph Collins is co-founder of the Institute for Food and DevelopmentPolicy also known as Food First. He has been researching and writing about the causes of and solutions to maldevelopment and hunger for decades. He is the author of numerous articles and books including Food First: Beyond the Myth of Scarcity and World Hunger: Twelve Myths.
- Joseph Stiglitz -
Joseph Stiglitz, University Professor at Columbia, is the recipient of the Nobel Prize in economics. He was chair of the Council on Economic Advisors under Clinton. He also served as senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank. His efforts to move the bank in a more progressive direction got him fired. He is the author of Globalization and Its Discontents, Freefall, and The Price of Inequality.
- Josh Ruebner -
Josh Ruebner is the National Advocacy Director of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. He directed Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel and is the author of Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace.
- Juan Cole - Juan Cole, a widely respected expert on the Middle East, teaches history at the University of Michigan. He is a guest on major news programs. He is the author of Holy War and Napoleon's Egypt.
- Juan Gonzalez - Juan González is an award-winning columnist for the New York Daily News and author of Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America and co-author of News for All the People. He is the co-host of Democracy Now!
- Juan Ramon Jimenez - Juan Ramón Jiménez Mantecón (23 December 1881 – 29 May 1958) was a Spanish poet, a prolific writer who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1956 "for his lyrical poetry, which in the Spanish language constitutes an example of high spirit and artistical purity". One of Jiménez's most important contributions to modern poetry was his advocacy of the French concept of "pure poetry."
- Jules Boykoff -
Jules Boykoff is professor of political science at Pacific University. Before embarking on an academic career he represented the U.S. Olympic Soccer Team in international competition. His articles have appeared in The Guardian and The New York Times. He is the author of The Suppression of Dissent, Celebration Capitalism, and Activism and the Olympics.
- Julian Bond -
Julian Bond was the grandson of a slave and an icon of the 1960s civil rights movement. As a Morehouse College student, Bond helped found the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. As its communications director, he was on the front lines of protests that led to the nation's landmark civil rights laws. He went on to chair the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He was professor of history at the University of Virginia and scholar in residence at American University in Washington, DC. He passed away in August 2015.
- Julian Darley - Julian Darley is the founder of Post Carbon Institute headquartered in Sebastopol, California. He is the author of High Noon for Natural Gas and the co-author of Relocalize Now!
- Julianne Malveaux -
Julianne Malveaux is an economist and political commentator. Her articles appear in leading newspapers and magazines. She has taught and lectured at major colleges and universities. She is the author of Sex, Lies and Stereotypes, Wall Street, Main Street and the Side Street, and Surviving and Thriving.
- Juliet Schor -
Juliet Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College. Before joining Boston College, she taught at Harvard in the Department of Economics. She is author of many books including The Overworked American, Do Americans Shop Too Much? and Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth.
- June Jordan - June Jordan, an award-winning poet, essayist and critic, was born in Harlem to parents who were immigrants from the West Indies. She was professor of African American Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, where she was the founder and Director of the Poetry for the People program. Described as "the most published African American in history," she wrote numerous books including Technical Difficulties, Naming Our Destiny, Affirmative Acts, Poetry for the People, Haruko/Love Poems, and Soldier, a memoir of her childhood. She died in 2002.
- Justin Lewis -
Justin Lewis is Professor of Communication at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, and Dean of Research for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Cardiff University in the UK. He has written widely about media, culture and politics. His books include Constructing Public Opinion, Shoot First and Ask Questions Later, Climate Change and the Media, The World of 24 Hour News, and Beyond Consumer Capitalism.
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- Katha Pollitt -
Katha Pollitt, an award-winning essayist, poet and critic, is best known for her column “Subject to Debate” in The Nation magazine. She is the author of Virginity or Death! and Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights. She is the recipient of a National Book Critics Circle Award for her volume of poetry, Antarctic Traveller.
- Kathleen Cleaver - Kathleen Cleaver dropped out of college to work full time with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. From 1967 to 1971, she was the communications secretary of the Black Panther Party, and the first woman member of its central committee. After sharing years of exile with her former husband, Eldridge Cleaver, she returned to the United States in 1975. Today, she teaches law at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta.
- Kathy Christison - Kathy Christison worked for the CIA as a political analyst, dealing first with Vietnam and then with the Middle East. Since leaving the CIA, she writes and lectures. She is a regular contributor to CounterPunch. She is the author of The Wound of Dispossession, Perceptions of Palestine, and co-author of Palestine in Pieces.
- Kathy Kelly -
Kathy Kelly, a leading activist in the peace movement, is a multiple nominee for the Nobel Prize. She is co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. She has been to Iraq, Afghanistan and other war zones scores of times. She is the author of Other Lands Have Dreams.
- Kathy McAfee - Kathy McAfee is a consultant and was a policy analyst for many years for Oxfam America. Her work took her to the Caribbean on numerous occasions. She's the author of Storm Signals: Structural Adjustment and Development Alternatives in the Caribbean.
- Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor -
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is assistant professor in the department of African American Studies at Princeton University. Her articles appear in CounterPunch, In These Times, Black Agenda Report, New Politics, Jacobin, International Socialist Review and The Guardian. She is the author of Rats, Riots and Revolution: Black Housing in the 1960s and From Black Lives Matter to Black Liberation.
- Ken Silverstein - Ken Silverstein is an independent journalist. His articles appear in The Nation, Harper's, and other magazines and journals. He is the co-author of Without Fear of Being Happy, a book about the Workers Party in Brazil.
- Kenneth Roth - Kenneth Roth is the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, the New York-based organization that investigates and reports on human rights abuses. A graduate of Yale and Brown, he was a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney's Office for New York and the Iran-Contra investigation in Washington.
- Kevin Danaher - Kevin Danaher was co-founder and public education director of Global Exchange, the San Francisco-based non-profit organization that led the campaign that exposed Nike's use of sweatshop labor and promotes grassroots, citizen-oriented efforts in international trade. He is the author of Corporations Are Gonna Get Your Mama, 50 Years Is Enough, Globalize This!, and Democratizing the Global Economy.
- Kevin Phillips - Kevin Phillips was chief political analyst for the 1968 Republican presidential campaign, which culminated in the victory of Richard Nixon. Phillips also was partly responsible for the design of the Republican "Southern strategy," which transformed the once Democratic South into a Republican stronghold. In 1969 he wrote The Emerging Republican Majority. His politics have evolved over the ensuing decades. He is the author of many books including American Theocracy and Bad Money.
- Khurram Parvez -
Khurram Parvez is a human rights activist based in Srinagar, Kashmir. He is a member of the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society.
- Kim Moody - Kim Moody writes on labor issues and directs the Detroit-based Labor Notes. He is the author of An Injury to One and Workers in a Lean World.
- Kristin Dawkins - Kristin Dawkins is a leading expert on the politics of biotechnology and director of research and policy analyst at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in Minneapolis, where she directs work on ecological economics and the links between trade and environmental policy. She previously directed the Jobs in Energy Project in Philadelphia. She is the author of Gene Wars: The Politics of Biotechnology.
- Kurt Vonnegut -
Kurt Vonnegut ranks among America's most widely read and best-loved authors. He was born in Indiana in 1922. He was an infantryman in World War Two and was captured during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. He was then taken to a POW camp in Dresden in time to experience the Allied firebombing of that city. The destruction wrought was greater than that of Nagasaki. He was a self-described "fourth-generation German-American living in easy circumstances." He wrote over 20 books including such classics as Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five. He died in New York on April 11, 2007. "So it goes."
- Kwame Ture -
Stokely Carmichael was chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Prime Minister of the Black Panther Party. A charismatic speaker, his call for "Black Power" sent shock waves throughout the civil rights movement and the white establishment. In 1969, he moved to Guinea and changed his name to Kwame Ture. From his new base he advocated Pan-African unity. He died in November 1998 at the age of 57.
- Lani Guinier -
Lani Guinier is an expert on representation and voting rights law. She served as legal counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. In 1993 she was nominated by President Clinton to be Assistant Attorney General. After an orchestrated right-wing campaign to label her as a "quota queen," Clinton withdrew the nomination. She teaches law at the University of Pennsylvania. Lani Guinier is a tenured professor at Harvard Law School, the first black woman to hold such a position.
- Larry Bensky - Larry Bensky is an independent journalist. He is the former Director of California Public Radio. His coverage of the Iran/Contra hearings garnered him the prestigious Polk Award. He co-anchored the nationally syndicated 100 Days of Congres" on public radio. He teaches communications at Cal State/Hayward.
- Larry Birns -
Larry Birns is the Director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs in Washington, D.C. He is the editor of that organization's bi-weeklypublication The Washington Report on the Hemisphere. He is a frequent guest on national and international news programs. His articles regularly appear in leading newspapers, journals and magazines.
- Larry Everest - Larry Everest is a journalist, author and videographer covering the Middle East and Central Asia for over 20 years. Shortly after the end of the Persian Gulf War, he went to Iraq to document the impact of the war on the Iraqi people and filmed the award-winning video Iraq: War Against the People. Everest wrote Behind the Poison Cloud: Union Carbide's Bhopal Massacre, based on his on-the-scene investigation.
- Laura Flanders - Laura Flanders is the host of the "Radio Nation" on Air America Radio. She is the author of Real Majority, Media Minority and Bushwomen. Her latest book is Blue Grit.
- Leeann Tallbear - Leeann Tallbear is a Dakota-Arapahoe. She was the former Executive Director of the National American Indian Council. She currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she is a consultant to the Red School House and Migizi Communications.
- Lester Brown - Lester Brown is the president of the Earth Policy Institute. The Washington Post calls him "one of the world's most influential thinkers." In 1974 he founded the Worldwatch Institute, the first research institute devoted to the analysis of global environmental issues. He is the recipient of many awards including the UN Environment Prize. He is the author of numerous books including Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization, World on the Edge, Full Planet, Empty Plates and Breaking New Ground.
- Lex Hixon -
Lex Hixon, also known as Nur al-Anwar al-Jerrahi, was a member of the Turkish Sufi Halveti-Jerrahi order and had permission to initiate and interpret dreams, the essential function of spiritual guidance in a Dervish order. He studied under many spiritual masters. He is the author of Coming Home: An Overview of Sacred Traditions and Heart of the Koran. He also did a radio program for many years called "In the Spirit" on WBAI in New York. He died in 1995.
- Linda Gordon - Linda Gordon is one of the foremost authorities on the intersection of race and gender in social policy. A professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, her classic book is Pitied But Not Entitled: Single Mothers & the History of Welfare.
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- Loretta Napoleoni -
Loretta Napoleoni is a leading expert on money laundering and terror financing. She has worked as London correspondent and columnist for La Stampa, La Repubblica, El País, and Le Monde. A former Fulbright scholar, she holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the London School of Economics. She is the author of Rogue Economics, Terror Inc. and The Islamist Phoenix.
- Loretta Ross - Loretta Ross is a leading voice for women's rights nationally and internationally. As Director of the Center for Human Rights Education in Atlanta, she works closely with the poor and communities of color. She was one of the first African American women to direct a rape crisis center, and she also directed the National Black Women's Health Project.
- Louis Dupree - Professor Louis Duprée was an American archaeologist, anthropologist, and scholar of Afghan culture and history. He authored five books about Afghanistan. He passed away on March 21, 1989.
- Louis Wolf - Louis Wolf is co-editor of the Covert Action and Information Bulletin.
- Mab Segrest - Mab Segrest is a writer, teacher and social activist. Her books include Memoir of a Race Traitor and The Third Way: Feminist Issues on Racism. She is the Coordinator of the U.S. Urban-Rural Mission of the World Council of Churches in Durham, North Carolina.
- Mahmoud Darwish -
Mahmoud Darwish is regarded as the national poet of Palestine. Naomi Shihab Nye called him, "the essential breath of the Palestinian people." He was born in the village of al-Birwa in the Western Galilee. The village was razed and destroyed by the Israeli army to prevent its inhabitants from returning to their homes inside the new Jewish state. In his work, Palestine became a metaphor for the loss of Eden, birth and resurrection, and the anguish of dispossession and exile. Darwish published over thirty volumes of poetry and eight books of prose. He was editor of literary magazines. On May 1, 1965 when he read his poem “Bitaqat huwiyya” [Identity Card] to a crowd in a Nazareth movie house, there was a tumultuous reaction. Within days the poem had spread throughout the country and the Arab world. Published in his second volume Leaves of Olives, the six stanzas of the poem repeat the cry “Write down: I am an Arab.” He passed away in 2008.
- Malcolm X - Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz was a prominent human rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history. In February 1965, shortly after repudiating the Nation of Islam, he was assassinated by three of its members. The Autobiography of Malcolm X, published shortly after his death, is considered one of the most influential nonfiction books of the 20th century.
- Manning Marable - Manning Marable, a renowned scholar, was professor of public affairs, political science, history and African American studies at Columbia University. His syndicated column "Along the Color Line" appeared in over 400 newspapers and journals worldwide. He’s the author of many books including How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America, Living Black History, and his masterwork Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. Manning Marble died in New York in 2011.
- Mansour Khalid - Mansour Khalid is Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of the United Nations Environmental Program and Chair of the African Center for Resources and the Environment. He has served as Sudan's Minister of Youth and Culture, Education and finally Foreign Affairs.
- Marc Breslow -
Marc Breslow is an economist and editor of Dollars & Sense.
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- Marc Lappe -
Marc Lappé was a noted toxicologist and author who campaigned against the dangers posed by chemicals and GMOs. He worked with Britt Bailey at the Center for Ethics and Toxics in California. Their co-written book is Against the Grain: Biotechnology & the Corporate Takeover of Your Food. He died in May 2005.
- Maria de Zayas - María de Zayas y Sotomayor (September 12, 1590 – 1661) wrote during Spain's Golden Age of literature. She is considered by a number of modern critics as one of the pioneers of modern literary feminism, while others consider her simply a well-accomplished baroque author. The female characters in de Zayas' stories were used as vehicles to enlighten readers about the plight of women in Spanish society, or to instruct them in proper ways to live their lives.
- Marilyn Waring - Development consultant Marilyn Waring was the youngest woman in 1975 to have been elected to serve in New Zealand's Parliament. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy and is the author of several books on the international economic system.
- Marilyn Young - Marilyn Young, a distinguished historian, has carefully studied the Vietnam War. She is professor of history at New York University and author of many books, including Transforming Russia and China and The Vietnam Wars.
- Marjorie Cohen -
Marjorie Cohen is an economist and professor of Political Science and Women's Studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Professor Cohen is active in the Canadian feminist movement and is the author of Free Trade and the Future of Women's Work.
- Marjorie Cohen - Marjorie Cohen is an economist and professor of Political Science and Women's Studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Professor Cohen is active in the Canadian feminist movement and is the author of Free Trade and the Future of Women's Work.
- Marjorie Cohn - Marjorie Cohn is a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, former president of the National Lawyers Guild, and deputy secretary general of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. Her books include Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law; Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent (with Kathleen Gilberd); and the edited volume, The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse. Cohn is a recipient of the Peace Scholar of the Year Award from the Peace and Justice Studies Association. She testified before Congress about the Bush torture policy.
- Marjorie Kelly - Marjorie Kelly is co-founder and editor of Business Ethics, a national publication on responsible business practices launched in 1987. She writes for many other magazines and newspapers, including The Utne Reader and Harvard Business Review. She is the author of The Divine Right of Capital.
- Mark Danner - Mark Danner, an award-winning journalist, has reported on politics and war. He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. He is Professor of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and Professor of Foreign Affairs at Bard College. He's the author of The Massacre at El Mozote, Torture and Truth, and Stripping Bare the Body.
- Mark Hertsgaard -
Mark Hertsgaard is an investigative journalist and author. He writes for The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and The Nation.
- Mark Ritchie - Mark Ritchie is the Director of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in Minneapolis.
- Martin Espada -
Martin Espada is a leading poet. His collection Imagine the Angels of Bread won the American Book Award. He is the recipient of the National Hispanic Cultural Center Award. A former tenant lawyer, he teaches in the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is the author of Zapata's Disciple, A Mayan Astronomer in Hell's Kitchen, The Trouble Ball and Alabanza.
- Martin Khor - Martin Khor is the director of the Malaysia-based Third World Network and editor of its magazine Third World Resurgence.
- Martin Lee -
Martin Lee is co-founder of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), the New York-based media watch group. An award-winning journalist, he has investigated the CIA and its drug experiments. His classic book on the topic is Acid Dreams. He is also the author of The Beast Reawakens and Smoke Signals. He is director of Project CBD and a contributing editor of O’Shaughnessy’s.
- Martin Luther King Jr. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Nobel Peace Prize winner, is one of the 20th century's most enduring figures. He advocated and practiced civil disobedience and non-violence. He said, "Christ gave us the goals and Mahatma Gandhi the tactics." He rose to national prominence during the epic Montgomery bus boycott and then went on to spearhead a movement which ended juridical apartheid in the U.S. He was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968.
- Mateo Roose - Tania Rosario and Mateo Roose are Recruitment Coordinators for the AFL-CIO's Organizing Institute's Union Summer. They crisscross the country meeting with thousands. Their energy and enthusiasm are inspiring.
- Matt Taibbi - Matt Taibbi is an award-winning columnist for Rolling Stone. He has also written for The Nation and The Moscow Times. In addition to journalism he played professional basketball in Mongolia, and was one of the first Americans to play professional baseball in Russia. He is the author of Griftopia.
- Matti Peled - Matti Peled was, from 1941 to 1949, a member of Palmach, the strike force of the Haganah, the Jewish defense organization. Gen. Peled served in the 1956 Suez War and was later appointed military governor of the Gaza Strip. Matti Peled taught Arabic at Tel Aviv University and was chair of the Israeli Council for Israeli Palestinian Peace. He died in 1995.
- Maude Barlow -
Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of The Council of Canadians, Canada's largest public advocacy organization, and the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, working internationally for the right to water. She is the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, the alternative Nobel Prize and the Citation for Lifetime Achievement, Canada's highest environmental award. She served as the first Senior Advisor on water issues for the United Nations. She’s the author of Blue Gold and Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis.
- Max Blumenthal -
Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Huffington Post, and other publications. He is the author of Republican Gomorrah and Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel.
- Max Rameau -
Max Rameau is a community organizer. He is Executive Director of Movement Catalyst. He helped establish Take Back the Land which organizes resistance to foreclosures and assists families to stay in their homes. He works on a broad range of issues impacting the poor such as housing, immigrant rights, economic justice, and Cop Watch.
- Medea Benjamin -
Medea Benjamin is a renowned peace activist and social justice advocate. She travels around the world and documents human rights violations. She's co-founder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK. She is the recipent of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation. She is the author of many books including Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.
- Michael Albert -
Michael Albert is a founder of South End Press and co-editor of Z magazine. Among his many books are Looking Forward: Participatory Economics in the 21st Century and Stop the Killing Train: Radical Visions for Radical Change.
- Michael Brune -
Michael Brune, an environmental activist, was an organizer for Greenpeace. Later, he headed up the Rainforest Action Network. He is currently the Executive Director of the Sierra Club. He spearheaded the Beyond Coal Campaign. He is author of Coming Clean: Breaking America's Addiction to Oil and Coal.
- Michael Eric Dyson - Michael Eric Dyson is University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, teaching courses in theology, English, and African American studies. He is also a leading scholar on hip-hop music. Among his many books are Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip Hop and April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King's Death and How It Changed America.
- Michael Hagopian - Michael Hagopian, an educational filmmaker, dedicated much of his life to promoting awareness of the Armenian Genocide. He interviewed hundreds of survivors and witnesses. He incorporated many of them into his films. He received two Emmy nominations for The Forgotten Genocide, the first full length documentary on the Armenian Genocide. His film The River Ran Red won multiple awards including Best Historical Documentary by the New York International Film and Video Festival. He passed away in 2010.
- Michael Klare - Michael Klare is professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Hampshire College. He is defense correspondent for the Nation magazine. He is the author of many books including Resource Wars, Blood and Oil and Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet.
- Michael Manley - Michael Manley of Jamaica was one of the Third World's most articulate and visionary voices. He was Jamaica's Prime Minister in 1972 -1980 and 1989 -1992. He received numerous honors including the UN Special Award for contribution to the struggle against apartheid. Among his many books are: Jamaica: Struggle in the Periphery, Global Challenge, and Poverty of the Nations. He died in 1997.
- Michael Moore -
Michael Moore is a world famous documentary filmmaker. His Bowling for Columbine won an Academy Award and Farenheit 9/11 won the top prize at Cannes. His films Sicko and Capitalism: A Love Story were critically acclaimed hits.
- Michael Parenti -
Michael Parenti is a brilliant orator and one of this country's foremost independent political analysts. He has taught at major colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. He is the author of numerous books including Democracy for the Few, The Face of Imperialism and The Assassination of Julius Caesar.
- Michael Pollan - Michael Pollan, professor of journalism at the University of California at Berkeley, is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine. He is the bestselling author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food.
- Michael Schwartz -
Michael Schwartz teaches at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His articles appear in TomDispatch, Mother Jones, Against the Current, and Z. He is the author of many books including War Without End: The Iraq War in Context.
- Michael Shuman - Michael Shuman is the co-director of the Institute for Policy Studies and author of numerous books and articles on the connection between local economies and international affiars.
- Michelle Alexander -
Michelle Alexander is a professor of law at Ohio State University and holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Formerly the director of the ACLU’s Racial Justice Project in Northern California, she served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. She is the author of the bestseller The New Jim Crow.
- Michio Kaku - Michio Kaku is professor of Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York. He's the author of many books, including To Win a Nuclear War and Hyperspace. In addition to his academic work, Professor Kaku lectures widely and participates in many public forums.
- Mike Marqusee - Mike Marqusee was the author of a number of books on politics and popular culture, including Redemption Song, an acclaimed study of Muhammad Ali. His most recent book on Bob Dylan is Wicked Messenger. An American, he lived in London for 30 years. He died in 2015.
- Milt Wolff -
Milt Wolff was the last commander of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, the American volunteers who fought against Franco in the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War. He never stopped defying authority. He helped lead the fight against U.S. support of Franco’s government and battled for civil rights and against the Vietnam War. In the 1980s he personally delivered 20 ambulances to the Nicaraguan government when the Reagan administration was supporting the Contras against it. He died in 2008. Interviewed by David Barsamian.
- Mimi Abramovitz -
Mimi Abramovitz is a professor at the Hunter College School of Social Work. She has written extensively on the issues of women, poverty and social policy. She is the author of Under Attack, Fighting Back: Women and Welfare in the U.S..
- Mirza Ghalib - Mirza Asadullah Khan Baig known by his pen name Ghalib was Urdu’s finest poet and master of the ghazal, love poem. He was born in Agra in 1797 and died in Delhi in 1869. His range, imagery, and command of language are stunning. Today his poems are recited by South Asians everywhere.
- Mohamad Elmasry -
Mohamad Elmasry teaches at the University of North Alabama. His work on Egyptian media and politics has appeared in Al Jazeera English, Egypt Independent, and Jadaliyya.
- Mohamad Junaid -
Mohamad Junaid grew up in Kashmir in the 1990s and witnessed the rise of resistance against Indian rule. He has written on Kashmir in various newspapers and magazines and is a contributor to the book Until My Freedom Has Come. He is a graduate student in anthropology at the City University of New York and he teaches at Lehman College.
- Mohammad Fadel -
Mohammad Fadel is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto, where he is cross-appointed in the Faculty of Law, the Department of Religion, and the Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations. He has published numerous articles on Islamic legal history, international human rights, liberalism and democratic theory.
- Mohammad Yunus - Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist and civil society leader who was awarded theNobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance. These loans are given to entrepreneurs too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans. In 2006, Yunus and the Grameen Bank were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for their efforts through microcredit to create economic and social development from below".
- Molly Ivins - Molly Ivins was a keen and trenchant observer of the American political scene. Her razor sharp wit and cogent writing generated legions of fans. Based in Austin, her nationally syndicated column appeared in more than three hundred newspapers. In addition to compilations of her brilliant, hilarious liberal columns, she wrote with Lou Dubose Shrub: The Short But Happy Political Life of George W. Bush and Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America. She was working on a book documenting the Bush administration's assault on the Bill of Rights when she died on January 31, 2007. She was a strong supporter of AR. We will miss her.
- Morris Berman -
Morris Berman is a cultural historian and critic. He has taught at universities in North America and Europe. He is an award-winning author. Among his many books are Twlight of American Culture, Dark Ages America, and Why America Failed.
- Morton Kondracke -
Morton Kondracke, political commentator and journalist, was executive editor and columnist for the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call. He was also co-host of The Beltway Boys on Fox TV.
- Muhammad Rafi -
Muhammad Rafi (1924-1980) was an amazing Indian vocalist. He was one of the leading playback singers of the Bollywood film industry. He was also a great ghazal singer. He was the recipient of the National Film Award, Best National Singer Award and six Filmfare Awards. In 1967, he was honored with the Padma Shri award by the Government of India.
- Muhammed Aziz Shukri - Muhammed Aziz Shukri has been professor of international law at Damascus University since 1964. He has represented his country at several international conferences over the years and has written 21 books, his most recent in English being International Terrorism: A Legal Critique.
- Mumia Abu-Jamal - Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning journalist and radio reporter. He was President of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. In 1982 he was sentenced to death for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer. On-going attempts, based on new and suppressed evidence, to secure him a new trial have thus far failed. His case has sparked demonstrations and the formation of support groups throughout the world. His prison writings have been published in The Nation and the Yale Law Review. His radio commentaries were to have been broadcast by National Public Radio but were abruptly canceled. His book Live from Death Row is published by Addison-Wesley. His attorney, Leonard Weinglass, has also written about the case in Race for Justice, published by Common Courage Press. Mumia Abu-Jamal's latest book is Death Blossoms, published by Plough Publishing House.
- Mundher al Adhami - Mundher al-Adhami is a native of Baghdad, where his family still lives. A political activist, he went into exile during the regime of Saddam Hussein. He travels frequently to Iraq and the Middle East.
- Nader Hashemi -
Nader Hashemi is Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and teaches Middle East and Islamic politics at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. His articles appear in leading newspapers, journals and magazines. He is the author of Islam, Secularism and Liberal Democracy and co-editor of The Syria Dilemma.
- Nader Talebzadeh - Nader Talebzadeh (Nah-dir Tah-leb-zah-day) is an Iranian journalist, TV producer and host, and documentary and feature filmmaker. He is based in Tehran.
- Nadine Strossen - Nadine Strossen is professor of law at New York Law School. She has written, lectured and practiced extensively in the areas of civil liberties, constitutional law and human rights. She was elected President of the American Civil Liberties Union in 1991. She is the first woman and youngest person to serve as head of the ACLU.
- Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed -
Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed, based in the UK, is the Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Development. He is the author of Behind the War on Terror: Western Secret Strategy & the Struggle for Iraq.
- Naim Qassem -
Naim Qassem, a senior cleric, is the Deputy Director General of Hezbollah and author of Hezbollah: The Story from Within.
- Najma Sadeque - Najma Sadeque is a leading Pakistani journalist who writes frequently on environmental issues. She's also a strong advocate on women's issues. She's a founder of Shirkat Gah (Women's Resource Centre).
- Nandini Sundar - Nandini Sundar is prominent Indian academic who has spent much time doing research in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh. She is a professor of sociology at the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University.
- Naomi Klein -
Naomi Klein of Canada, an award-winning journalist, author and filmmaker, is in the forefront of environmental activism. Her articles appear in major newspapers and magazines all over the world. She is the author of the bestseller This Changes Everything.
- Naseer Aruri -
Naseer Aruri teaches political science at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. He has written extensively on the Middle East and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He is the author of the award-winning book Occupation: Israel Over Palestine. He is a member of the Palestine National Council. He has also served three terms as a board member of Amnesty International and has represented that organization at U.N. conferences in Geneva.
- Nasim Zehra - Nasim Zehra is one of Pakistan's leading journalists and political commentors. A sydnicated columnist, based in Islamabad, she covers Middle East and South Asian issues. She has traveled to Afghanistan and has met with the Taliban leadership. Interviewed by David Barsamian.
- Nawal El Saadawi - Nawal El Saadawi is one of Egypt's best-known dissidents and one of the Arab world's most famous feminists. She studied at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Cairo. She is founder of the Arab Women's Solidarity Association. In addition to her political work she is a major novelist. The Fall of the Imam was widely acclaimed. Her latest novel is The Innocence of the Devil. Her most recent political book is Memoirs from the Women's Prison. A target of death threats in Egypt, she now teaches at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Her latest book is The Nawal El Saadawi Reader.
- Nena Baker - Nena Baker is a former staff writer for The Arizona Republic, The Oregonian, and United Press International. Her award-winning investigation of Nike's Indonesian factories led to numerous improvements for workers. She is the author of The Body Toxic.
- Nicolas Guillen - Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista (10 July 1902 – 16 July 1989) was a Cuban poet, journalist, political activist, and writer. He is best remembered as the national poet of Cuba.
- Njoki Njehu - Njoki Njoroge Njehu of Kenya is a grassroots organizer, ecological activist and women's advocate. She is Executive Director of the Washington, D.C.-based coalition 50 Years Is Enough, a network of over 200 NGOs and faith-based groups. She is on the Executive Committee of the Jubilee 2000/USA campaign. In the tradition of Vandana Shiva, she is a brilliant and articulate spokesperson on Global South issues.
- Noam Chomsky -
Noam Chomsky, by any measure, has led a most extraordinary life. In one index he is ranked as the eighth most cited person in history, right up there with Aristotle, Shakespeare, Marx, Plato and Freud. The legendary MIT professor practically invented modern linguistics. In addition to his pioneering work in that field he has been a leading voice for peace and social justice for many decades. Chris Hedges says he is “America’s greatest intellectual” who “makes the powerful, as well as their liberal apologists, deeply uncomfortable.” At 87, he still gives lectures all over the world. He is the author of scores of books, including Propaganda & the Public Mind, How the World Works, and Power Systems with David Barsamian.
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- Nomi Prins - Nomi Prins is a former investment banker turned journalist. She worked at Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns. Her articles appear in major newspapers and magazines. She is the author of It Takes a Pillage and All the Presidents' Bankers.
- Norman Finkelstein - Norman Finkelstein received his Ph.D. in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. For many years he taught political theory and the Israel-Palestine conflict. He is currently an independent scholar. He is the author of many books including Beyond Chutzpah, The Holocaust Industry, and This Time We Went Too Far: Truth & Consequences of the Gaza Invasion. He is the subject of the documentary American Radical.
- Norman Solomon - Norman Solomon, co-chair of the national Healthcare Not Warfare campaign, is an independent political commentator and media critic. The National Council of Teachers of English honored him with the George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language. He is director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a consortium of policy researchers and analysts. He is the author of many books including Target Iraq, War Made Easy, and Made Love, Got War.
- Noura Erakat - Noura Erakat is an attorney. She teaches international human rights law at Georgetown University. She went to Gaza with a National Lawyers Guild group to investigate war crimes.
- Nubar Hovsepian - Nubar Hovsepian, born in Egypt, attended the American University of Beirut. He received his PhD from The City University of New York. He is professor of political science and international relations at Chapman University. He is the author of The War on Lebanon and Palestinian State Formation.
- Osagyefo Sekou -
Osagyefo Sekou is an author, documentary filmmaker, public intellectual, organizer, pastor and theologian. He is the author of Gods, Gays, and Guns: Essays on Race, Religion, and the Future of Democracy. He has been active in Ferguson on behalf of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the country’s oldest interfaith peace organization. He has led trainings in nonviolent civil disobedience. Cornel West calls him “one of the most courageous and prophetic voices of our time.”
- P Sainath - P. Sainath is an award-winning journalist who writes about the crisis in the Indian countryside. He is Rural Affairs Editor of The Hindu, one of India's most important newspapers. "I cover the people who live at the bottom end of the spectrum," he says. He is author of Everybody Loves a Good Drought: Stories from India's Poorest Districts.
- Pablo Neruda -
Pablo Neruda was the pen name of the Chilean poet, diplomat and politician Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He chose his pen name after the Czech poet Jan Neruda. In 1971 Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He became known as a poet while still a teenager. He was extraordinarily prolific and wrote in a variety of styles from historical epics and political manifestos, to erotically-charged love poems such as in his famous 1924 collection Twenty Love Poems and A Song of Despair. His Canto General of which The Heights of Macchu Picchu is part, is considered his masterwork. He often wrote in green ink, which was his personal symbol for desire and hope. The Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez called him "the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language." He passed away on September 23, 1973, just days after the CIA coup in Chile.
- Pankaj Mishra -
Pankaj Mishra writes for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, and The Guardian. He is the author of Butter Chicken in Ludhiana, An End to Suffering, Temptations of the West and From the Ruins of Empire. He has spent much time in Kashmir and has written about it.
- Parvaiz Bukhari - Parvaiz Bukhari is an independent Kashmir-based journalist whose articles appear in major South Asian newspapers, journals and magazines.
- Paul Cienfuegos -
Paul Cienfuegos is a leader in the Community Rights movement, which works to dismantle corporate constitutional so-called “rights” and assert the people's inherent right to self-government. He founded Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County in 1995, and co-founded Community Rights PDX in 2011. His radio commentary and podcast plays weekly and can be accessed at CommunityRightsPDX.org/podcast More info at PaulCienfuegos.com.
- Paul Ehrlich -
Paul Ehrlich is Bing Professor of Population Studies in the Department of Biology and president of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University. He is a MacArthur Fellow, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has received numerous honors including the Crafoord Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, given in areas where the Nobel Prize is not awarded, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, and the Blue Planet Prize. He is active in the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere. He is author of over 40 books.
- Paul Farmer -
Paul Farmer is assistant professor at the Harvard Medical School and a fellow at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Farmer, who speaks Creole, has spent many years in Haiti. He conducts his research and medical practice in rural areas, where he specializes in community-based efforts to improve the health of the poor. He is the author of the widely-praised book The Uses of Haiti.
- Paul Loeb - Paul Loeb has spent 25 years researching and writing about citizen responsibility and empowerment, asking what makes some people choose lives of social commitment while others abstain. He is an associate scholar at Seattle's Center for Ethical Leadership and author of Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time.
- Paul Mason - Paul Mason is the award-winning economics editor of Channel 4 News. His books include Meltdown: The end of the Age of Greed and Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions. He writes for The Guardian, the New Statesman, and other publications.
- Paul Roberts -
Paul Roberts is a journalist and author. His articles appear in major newspapers and magazines. He's the author of The End of Oil and The End of Food.
- Paul Watson - Paul Watson co-founded Greenpeace in 1972, leaving the organization 1977 because he felt its original goals were compromised. That same year he started Sea Shepherds to continue direct action tactics to defend marine wildlife. He is professor of Ecology at Pasadena College of Design and also teaches ecology at UCLA. He is author of Sea Shepherd: My Fight for Whales and Seals and Ocean Warrior.
- Pervez Hoodbhoy - Pervez Hoodbhoy is professor of physics at Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad. He writes and lectures on South Asian issues. He appears on major news programs in Pakistan and around the world
- Peter Balakian - Peter Balakian, historian, poet, and professor at Colgate University, is the author of Black Dog of Fate and The Burning Tigris, and translator of Armenian Golgotha. In 2016 he won a Pulitzer Prize for his collection Ozone Journal.
- Peter Berkowitz - Peter Berkowitz is an essayist and contributing editor at The New Republic and also writes for The Weekly Standard. He teaches law at George Mason University and is a fellow at the Hoover Institution. His book, Rediscovering Liberalism: A Collection of Essays, is due out soon.
- Peter Dale Scott - Peter Dale Scott, a former Canadian diplomat and UC Berkeley professor, has carefully studied and documented the politics of the global drug trade. He's the author of The Iran-Contra Connection and Cocaine Politics.
- Peter Kornbluh - Peter Kornbluh is senior analyst at the National Security Archive in Washington, DC. He is the author of Bay of Pigs Declassified: The Secret CIA Report and The Pinochet File.
- Peter Lamborn Wilson - Peter Lamborn Wilson is a writer, essayist, poet, and radio broadcaster. He is co-author of The Drunken Universe: An Anthology of Persian Sufi Poetry.
- Peter Neill -
Peter Neill is the Director of the World Ocean Observatory. He served as president of the South Street Seaport Museum in New York for twenty years. He edited the literary anthology American Sea Writing. He is the author of The Once and Future Ocean: Notes Toward a New Hydraulic Society.
- Philip Agee - Philip Agee was a former Central Intelligence Agency officer who served in Latin America. After resigning from the CIA he lectured and wrote on the Agency's clandestine operations. His activities were not unnoticed. Ex-CIA Director and later President Bush the first called Agee "a traitor to our country." He is the author of Inside the Company: CIA Diary and On the Run. He died in Cuba in January 2008.
- Philip Roettinger -
Philip Roettinger was a CIA officer involved in the 1954 coup in Guatemala which overthrew the democraticaly-elected government of Jacobo Arbenz. He later became a critic of the agency. He died in January 2002. Interviewed by David Barsamian.
- Philippa Strum - Phillippa Strum is Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York, a member of the Executive Committee of the American Civil Liberties Union, and President of the American-Israeli Civil Liberties Coalition.
- Phoebe Schellenberg - Pheobe Schellenberg is co-coordinator of the Wages for Housework Campaign. She argues that if people are the end and the aim of production, then caring for people is productive work and should be viewed as such.
- Phyllis Bennis - Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington. She appears as commentator/analyst on PBS, NPR, BBC, and CBC. She's the author of Before & After: U.S. Foreign Policy and the September 11th Crisis and Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today's UN. Her latest books are Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict and Challenging Empire.
- Praful Bidwai -
Praful Bidwai was a leading independent Indian journalist and political analyst. He served as editor of The Times of India for many years. His articles appeared in the Hindustan Times, Frontline, and other newspapers and magazines. His regular column, From the World's Most Dangerous Place was on www.Antiwar.com. He was the recipient of the Sean McBride International Peace Prize. He passed away in 2015.
- Pratap Chatterjee -
Pratap Chatterjee is an independent journalist and radio producer. His articles appear in the Financial Times, The Guardian and The Independent. He has won five Project Censored awards as well as a Silver Reel from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters for his work in Afghanistan, and the best business story award from the National Newspaper Association. He is the author of Halliburton's Army, Iraq Inc.: A Profitable Occupation and The Earth Brokers.
- Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela - Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, PhD, is Senior Research Professor in trauma, forgiveness and reconciliation at the University of the Free State, South Africa. She served on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Human Rights Violations Committee. She works to transform the aftermath of mass trauma and violence. Gobodo-Madikizela is the author of numerous articles and books, including the award-winning A Human Being Died that Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness.
- Radha Kumar -
Radha Kumar is director at Jamia Milia Islamia's Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution in New Delhi. She is a specialist on ethnic conflicts and peace processes. She has edited and authored several reports including "Frameworks for a Kashmir Settlement."
- Rahimullah Yusufzai - Rahimullah Yusufzai is a leading Pakistani journalist. Based in Peshawar, he is considered an expert on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region. He is an editor of The News International and he also reports for BBC, ABC and GEO TV.
- Rahul Mahajan -
Rahul Mahajan, a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the author of The New Crusade and Full Spectrum Dominance.
- Raj Patel - Raj Patel is a visiting scholar at the Center for African Studies at UC Berkeley and a fellow at Food First. He has worked for the World Bank and the WTO, and has also protested them on four continents. He is an Advisor to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. He is the author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and The Value of Nothing.
- Ralph McGehee - An All-American football player at Notre Dame, Ralph McGehee worked for the CIA from 1952 to 1977. He is the author of Deadly Deceits. Alexander Cockburn called it "one of the outstanding books written by a former CIA agent."
- Ralph Nader - Ralph Nader has spent a lifetime fighting on behalf of ordinary people. He has run for president five times. Life magazine ranks him as one of the most influential Americans of the twentieth century. Founder of Public Citizen, he is a long-time advocate for consumer safety and workers' rights. He rose to fame in the 1960s when he took on General Motors and its unsafe Corvair car. His book Unsafe at Any Speed not only created a sensation but was instrumental in the enactment of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. His efforts helped create the Environmental Protection Agency. He has exposed the misdeeds of the corporate sector as well as of the political system. In recent years he has been in the forefront of the struggles around NAFTA, the WTO, corporate welfare and single payer health care.
- Rami Khouri -
Rami Khouri is a well-known journalist based in Beirut. His articles are syndicated in major newspapers around the world. He was the former director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut. He is recipient of the Pax Christi International Peace Award for his efforts to bring peace to the Middle East.
- Ramin Jahanbegloo -
Ramin Jahanbegloo is an Iranian-Canadian political philosopher. He was arrested and imprisoned by Iranian authorities in 2006. He was released after much international pressure. He is professor and Noor-York Chair in Islamic Studies at York University. He is the author of The Clash of Intolerances, Democracy in Iran and The Gandhian Moment.
- Randy Albelda -
Randy Albelda is a leading specialist on poverty and gender issues. She is professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a regular contributor to Dollars and Sense magazine. She is the author of The War on the Poor.
- Rania Masri - Rania Masri is a human rights advocate and environmental scientist. Born in Lebanon, she is the coordinator of the Iraq Action Coalition and served as the Arab Women's Solidarity Association's representative to the United Nations. She's the director of the Southern Peace Research and Education Center at the Institute for Southern Studies in Durham, North Carolina. A dynamic speaker, she's in great demand all over the country. She's also a producer of a new documentary entitled About Baghdad.
- Rashid Khalidi -
Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Chair of Arab Studies at Columbia University, where he directs the Middle East Institute. The Los Angeles Times calls him “arguably the foremost U.S. historian of the modern Middle East.” He is the author of many books including Resurrecting Empire, The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood and Brokers of Deceit.
- Ravi Shankar -
Ravi Shankar was born in Benares in 1920. The youngest brother of the great dancer Uday Shankar, he accompanied his brother's dance troupe to Paris. Under Uday's guidance he became more and more involved in performance, dancing, and playing various instruments in the troupe's ensemble. When he was 15, Allauddin Khan, a sarod maestro, joined the company. Sensing his potential, Allauddin Khan, urged him to abandon the glamour of life in Europe and seriously study the sitar. Ravi left the company and returned to a small village in India and became Allauddin Khan's disciple. He dedicated himself to many long years of study and practice. Upon completion of his studies and with his teacher's blessings, Ravi Shankar embarked first in India then in Europe, Asia and the U.S. upon one of the most extraordinary careers in the history of contemporary music. Ravi Shankar made his U.S. debut in 1956 in New York to both critical and public acclaim. He was a singular phenomenon in the classical music worlds of east and west. His concerts and lectures at major colleges and universities were an integral part of his career. He also performed as soloist in his Concerto for Sitar and Orchestra, a work commissioned by the London Symphony. The New York Philharmonic commissioned him to write a second concerto, "Garland of Ragas" which was premiered with Zubin Mehta conducting. Ravi Shankar also composed extensively for the ballet and film in India, Europe, and the U.S. He did the score for Richard Attenborough's film Gandhi. He also collaborated with flutist Jean Pierre Rampal and violinist Yehudi Menuhin in several recordings. He died in 2012.
- Ray McGovern - Ray McGovern is a 27-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency. He helped form Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity and the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence. Sam Adams was McGovern’s colleague at the CIA. McGovern and several other former intelligence officials went to Russia in October to honor Edward Snowden with the Sam Adams Award. Ray McGovern also works for Tell the Word, a ministry of the inner-city Washington D.C. Church of the Saviour.
- Ray Suarez -
Ray Suarez was host of NPR’s Talk of the Nation. He was chief national correspondent for PBS’ NewsHour for many years. He is the host of Inside Story on Al-Jazeera America. He is the author of Latino Americans.
- Raymond Tanter - Raymond Tanter is professor of international security and ballistic missile defense at the University of Michigan. He served under Ronald Reagan in the National Security Council. His latest books are Rogue Regimes, Terrorism and Proliferation, and Rational Rogues: Saddam, Osama, and Suicide Bombers.
- Rebecca Solnit -
Rebecca Solnit is an award-winning essayist and environmental historian. She is the author of over a dozen books, including The Faraway Nearby, Savage Dreams and Men Explain Things to Me.
- Reese Erlich -
Reese Erlich, an award-winning journalist, is special correspondent with GlobalPost. He also reports regularly for NPR, Deutsche Welle and the CBC. He is the author of Inside Syria and Dateline Havana.
- Richard Becker - Richard Becker is a writer and commentator on Middle East affairs and has visited the region on numerous occasions. He is the author of Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire.
- Richard Cloward - Richard Cloward and Francis Fox Piven did pioneering work on poverty, welfare and economic issues. Their classic book is Regulating the Poor. A long-time professor of social work at Columbia and an architect of the welfare rights movement, Cloward died in 2001.
- Richard Falk -
Richard Falk is professor emeritus of international law at Princeton. He is the recipient of the UNESCO Peace Education Prize. He served as special rapporteur for the United Nations from 2008-2014 on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories. He is the author of numerous books including The Great Terror War, Unlocking the Middle East, Palestine: The Legitimacy of Hope and Chaos and Counterrevolution: After The Arab Spring.
- Richard Grossman -
Richard Grossman, co-founder of the Program on Corporations, Law & Democracy, was an independent researcher and writer focusing on governance, law, corporations, and organizing strategies. He passed away in New York in November 2011.
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- Richard Heinberg - Richard Heinberg, author, journalist and educator, is a leading expert on energy issues. He is Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute. He is the author of The Party's Over: Oil, War & the Fate of Industrial Societies, Powerdown: Options & Actions for a Post-Carbon World, and Peak Everything.
- Richard Hovannisian - Richard Hovannisian is professor of Armenian and Near Eastern History at UCLA. A distinguished scholar and Guggenheim Fellow, he is a frequent guest on major national and international news programs. Among his many books are Armenia on the Road to Independence and The Armenian Genocide.
- Richard Levins -
Ecologist Richard Levins was the John Rock Professor of Population Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health and co-author, with Richard Lewontin, of The Dialectical Biologist. He passed away in 2016.
- Richard Perle -
Richard Perle, the so-called Prince of Darkness, is a self-styled neo-conservative. He was assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration and the former chair of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board in the Bush Two administration. An advocate of an aggressive U.S. foreign policy, he was a fervent supporter for invading Iraq. He is a member of several influential Washington think tanks.
- Richard Wolff -
Richard Wolff teaches at the New School in New York. The New York Times called him “America’s most prominent Marxist economist.” He is the author of numerous books including Capitalism Hits the Fan, Democracy at Work and Occupy the Economy with David Barsamian.
- Rigoberta Menchu -
Three months before accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in October of 1992, Rigoberta Menchu delivered this historic address in Denver. It is simultaneously interpreted into English. She recounts the plight of the Quiche-Maya during the Guatemalan Civil War. Her book, I, Rigoberta Menchu was an international bestseller. After receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, she went on to become UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and continues to promote indigenous rights all over the world.
- Rob Larson - Rob Larson is Professor of Economics at Tacoma Community College in Washington State, focusing on ecological economics and the relationship between capitalism and freedom. His book Bleakonomics was published in 2011 by Pluto Press, and his Twitter handle is @IronicProfessor.
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- Robert Bowman - Robert Bowman, a 22-year Air Force veteran, directed all the Star Wars programs under Presidents Ford and Carter. With the support of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he became the leading opponent of Reagan's version of the program. He is the Presiding Archbishop of the United Catholic Church and is the President of the Institute for Space and Security Studies that publishes Space & Security News.
- Robert Bullard - Robert Bullard is in the forefront of documenting and exposing environmental racism. Professor Bullard teaches at the University of California at Riverside. He is the author of Houston: Growth and Decline in the Sunbelt Boomtown, Dumping in Dixie and Environmental Justice, and People of Color.
- Robert Fisk - Robert Fisk, based in Beirut, is the Middle East correspondent for The Independent. He is winner of the Amnesty International UK Press Award and the Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom. The Financial Times calls him "one of the outstanding reporters of his generation. As a war correspondent he is unrivalled." He is the author of Pity the Nation, The Great War for Civilization and The Age of the Warrior.
- Robert Friedman - Robert Friedman was a leading independent journalist. His articles appeared in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Nation. He died in 2002.
- Robert Jay Lifton - Robert Jay Lifton taught for many years at the John Jay College of the CUNY. He is currently a lecturer in psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. His book Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima won the National Book Award. He is also the author of The Nazi Doctors. His latest book is Superpower Syndrome.
- Robert Jensen -
Robert Jensen is professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and board member of Third Coast Activist Resource Center in Austin. He is the author of Citizens of the Empire, The Heart of Whiteness, All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice, and Arguing for Our Lives.
- Robert McChesney - Robert McChesney teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of many books including Digital Disconnect. He is co-author with John Nichols of Dollarocracy. He is the co-founder of Free Press, a national media reform organization. The Utne Reader listed him among its “50 visionaries who are changing the world.”
- Robert Parry - Award-winning reporter Robert Parry broke the Iran/Contra scandal, the October Surprise and other major stories while at AP and Newsweek. Today he works as an independent and publishes The Consortium, an investigative newsletter.
- Robert Scheer - Robert Scheer is a veteran journalist and editor of Truthdig.com. He is the author of many books, including The Pornography of Power, The Great American Stickup and They Know Everything About You.
- Robert Williams - Robert Williams, a member of the Lumbee tribe of North Carolina, is prominently active in indigenous legal cases not only in the U.S. but in Canada and Australia as well. He is professor of Law and American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona. Among his many honors is the MacArthur Award.
- Robin Broad -
Robin Broad has spent much time traveling throughout the Philippines and chronicling the burgeoning popular organizations. She is professor at the School of International Service at the American University in Washington, D.C. She's author of Unequal Alliance: The World Bank, the IMF and the Philippines and Plundering Paradise.
- Robin Hahnel - Robin Hahnel, professor of economics at American University, is a leading theorist of alternative economic models. He is a regular contributor to Z magazine. He is the author of Panic Rules.
- Ron Daniels - Ron Daniels is a long time organizer and political activist. He worked on the 1984 and 1988 Jesse Jackson Rainbow Coalition Presidential Campaigns. In 1992, he was an independent candidate for President on the Campaign for a New Tomorrow Ticket. He is Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York.
- Ron Margulies - Ron Margulies was born in Istanbul and was educated there and in England. In addition to being a political activist and commentator, he is a well-known Turkish poet and has published seven books of poetry.
- Ronnie Cummins - Ronnie Cummins is director of the Organic Consumers Association, a national organization of consumers opposed to factory farming and genetic engineering. He is editor of BioDemocracy News, an online newsletter, and co-author of Genetically Engineered Food.
- Ronnie Dugger -
Ronnie Dugger, a long-time journalist and activist, was instrumental in establishing the Alliance for Democracy. He was the founding editor of the Texas Observer and author of books on Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan.
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- Ross Gelbspan - Ross Gelbspan, a Pulitzer Prize-winner, writes about environmental issues for major newspapers and magazines. He is the author of The Heat is On.
- Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz -
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is the author of the 2015 American Book Award-winning An Indigenous People’s History of the United States. Her expertise in Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, the Sioux Nation and other indigenous peoples of the Americas is recognized around the world.
- Ruben Blades - Ruben Blades urges Latinos to get organized to get their voices heard. The great salsa star is not the stereotypical Latino musician. A graduate of Harvard, he ran for the presidency of his native Panama in 1994. In his music he tries to express the aspirations of Latin America today as well as to inspire Hispanic solidarity.
- Russell Means -
Russell Means, an Oglala Lakota and a prominent voice in the struggle for indigenous rights, was the first national director of the American Indian Movement. Under his leadership, and through actions from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee, the organization and the plight of Native Americans received national and international attention. He acted in a number of movies including The Last of the Mohicans and Natural Born Killers. He is the author of Where White Men Fear to Tread and with Bayard Johnson, If You've Forgotten the Names of the Clouds, You've Lost Your Way. He passed away in South Dakota on October 22, 2012.
- Russell Mokhiber -
Russell Mokhiber is the editor of the Washington, DC-based Corporate Crime
Reporter. He is founder of Single Payer Action and editor of the website
Morgan County. He is co-author of On the Rampage.
- Ruthie Gilmore - Ruthie Gilmore is a professor of geography and Director of the Program in American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. She is a member of the founding collective of Critical Resistance, a national anti-prison organization. She is the author of Golden Gulag.
- Saad Eddin Ibrahim - Saad Eddin Ibrahim is one of Egypt's most prominent human rights activists. For criticizing the regime he spent three years in Mubarak's jails. He is professor of sociology at the American University of Cairo.
- Samir Amin - Samir Amin has long studied North/South issues. A native of Cairo, he has written extensively on economics, development and international affairs. He is Director of the Third World Forum in Dakar, Senegal.
- Samuel Chavkin - Samuel Chavkin is a journalist and author with a wide background in the coverage of foreign affairs. For a period of five years he served as a news correspondent throughout Latin America. For a number of years he was associate editor of the radio news division of the United Nations. He has been a keen observer of Chilean politics. He is the author of Storm over Chile.
- Sandra Postel - Sandra Postel is Director of the Global Water Policy Project and a senior fellow at the Worldwatch Institute. She is the author of Pillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last?
- Sandra Steingraber -
Sandra Steingraber is a biologist, professor, writer and environmental health expert. She is a leading voice alerting the public to the dangers posed by fracking. She is the author of Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment and Raising Elijah.
- Sanho Tree -
Sanho Tree is a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and director of its Drug Policy Project, which works to end the domestic and international so-called War on Drugs and replace it with policies that promote public health and safety. He has been featured in over a dozen documentary films and has appeared in hundreds of print and broadcast interviews.
- Sanjay Kak -
Sanjay Kak is an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker based in New Delhi. His work reflects his interests in ecology, alternatives and resistance politics and movements. His films include How We Celebrate Freedom and Words on Water. His latest film is Red Ant Dream. He is editor of Until My Freedom Has Come: The New Intifada in Kashmir.
- Sara Diamond - Sara Diamond is a leading authority on the Christian Right and other right-wing movements. She teaches sociology at Cal State University at Hayward. Prof. Diamond is the author of Spiritual Warfare, Roads to Dominion, and Facing the Wrath.
- Saru Jayaraman -
Saru Jayaraman is co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Behind the Kitchen Door.
- Satya Sivaraman - Satya Sivaraman is an independent journalist, filmmaker and human rights activist based in New Delhi. He is the author of Asia Sees America and Other Rants.
- Saul Landau -
Saul Landau was a longtime observer of the political scene. He was a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. and the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. He authored many books, including Assassination on Embassy Row and The Guerrilla Wars of Central America. He was also an award-winning filmmaker and radio commentator. He passed away in 2013.
- Scott Ritter -
Scott Ritter is a former Marine intelligence officer and a veteran of the first Gulf War. He served as a UN weapons inspector in Iraq for seven years. He's an expert on weapons and arms control. In the lead up to the attack on Iraq, Ritter openly questioned whether Iraq had any weapons of mass destruction. He is the author of Waging Peace and Target Iran.
- Sender Garlin -
Sender Garlin was a radical journalist and author of Three American Radicals. Howard Zinn said this about him, "As a reporter, he interviewed such diverse figures as Clarence Darrow, Emma Goldman, Lucy Parsons, Huey Long, Lenin's widow Krupskaya, and Olga Kniper-Chekhova, the Moscow theater star and widow of the great Russian writer. Sender helped form the John Reed Club in the early 1930s and was a founding editor of Partisan Review before he moved on to write for The Masses. His main thrust and satirical barbs were always against the system: the exploitation, the racism, the militaristic nationalism that have plagued this century, whether in the extreme form of Fascism or in more disguised form." Sender Garlin died in 1999.
- Seymour Hersh - Seymour Hersh is a legendary investigative journalist. He catapulted to fame when he broke the story of the infamous My Lai massacre of Vietnamese civilians by U.S. troops. He has won practically every single award in journalism. Author of many books his latest is Chain of Command. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker where he broke the story of U.S. torture of prisoners.
- Seymour Melman - Seymour Melman was a professor of industrial engineering at Columbia University. He was the author of numerous articles and books, including The Permanent War Economy, Profits Without Production, and The Demilitarized Society. Professor Melman was a member and leading force in the National Commission for Economic Conversion. He died in 2004.
- Sheldon Rampton - Sheldon Rampton is co-author of Mad Cow USA: Could the Nightmare Happen Here? He and John Stauber worked at the Center for Media & Democracy in Madison, Wisconsin for many years. Together they authored 6 books.
- Shen Mah - Shen Mah was the pen name of the Armenian religious leader Torkom Manoogian (Armenian: Թորգոմ Մանուկեան, 16 February 1919 - 12 October 2012).He was born in Baquba, Iraq. He served as the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem serving the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem as Archbishop under the authority of the Catholicos of Armenia and of all Armenians of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Manoogian was a musician, a choral conductor, composer, poet and writer. He published more than 20 books and monographs including three books of poetry under the pen name Shen Mah.
- Siddharth Varadarajan - Siddharth Varadarajan is one of India's leading journalists. He has worked for The Hindu and The Times of India. He is editor of the book, Gujarat:The Making of a Tragedy.
- Simon Johnson - Simon Johnson teaches at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He is also a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C., and a member of the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisers. He is a well known commentator and writer on financial affairs and co-author of 13 Bankers.
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- Sister Helen Prejean - Sister Helen Prejean is a lively nun who talks about both sides of the tragedy of murder, serving as spiritual counselor to death row inmates and the families of victims. She wrote the best-selling book Dead Man Walking, based on these experiences, made into the movie of the same name. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Snehal Shingavi - Snehal Shingavi is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He won the Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies. He has published articles in several journals including International Socialist Review.
- Sonali Kolhatkar - Sonali Kolhatkar is host of Uprising, a daily program on KPFK, Los Angeles.
- Sonia Nazario -
Sonia Nazario, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Polk Award, has reported for The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times. Her book Enrique’s Journey was a bestseller.
- Sor Juana - Sister (Spanish: Sor) Juana Inés de la Cruz, O.S.H. (English: Joan Agnes of the Cross) (12 November 1651 – 17 April 1695), was a self-taught scholar and poet of the Baroque school, and Hieronymite nun of New Spain, known in her lifetime as "The Tenth Muse." Although she lived in a colonial era when Mexico was part of the Spanish Empire, she is considered today both a Mexican writer and a contributor to the Spanish Golden Age, and she stands at the beginning of the history of Mexican literature in the Spanish language.
- Steffie Woolhandler - Steffie Woolhandler helped found Physicians for a National Health Program, a non-profit organization of health care professionals who support a national health insurance program. On the Harvard Medical School faculty since 1987, Dr. Woolhandler has conducted research and published her results in dozens of articles and books. She provides patient care as an attending physician at The Cambridge Hospital. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards for her contributions to health care.
- Stephen Bezruchka -
Stephen Bezruchka is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. He worked for many years as an emergency physician in Seattle. His particular areas of research are population health and societal hierarchy. He has spent over 10 years in Nepal working in various health programs, and teaching in remote regions. He is author of numerous articles and essays.
- Stephen Bright - Stephen Bright is director of the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta and teaches courses on the death penalty and criminal law at the Yale and Emory law schools. He has represented defendants in capital cases at trial, on appeals, and in post-conviction proceedings since 1979. He argued Amadeo v. Zant before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1988, in which the death penalty was set aside because of racial discrimination.
- Stephen Kinzer -
Stephen Kinzer was a New York Times correspondent. He is co-author of Bitter Fruit and author of Crescent and Star and Overthrow. His book All the Shah's Men, on the 1953 coup in Iran, was a Times Notable Book of the Year.
- Stephen Schlesinger - Stephen Schlesinger is an Adjunct Fellow at the Century Foundation in New York City. For twelve years, he served as Governor Mario Cuomo's speech writer and foreign policy advisor. He is co-editor of Journals 1952-2000 by Arthur Schlesinger Jr. He is author of Act of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations which won the 2004 Harry Truman Book Award and Bitter Fruit: The Story of the U.S. Coup in Guatemala (with Stephen Kinzer), which was listed as a New York Times "Notable" book for 1982.
- Stephen Zunes - Stephen Zunes is a specialist on the Middle East. His articles appear in leading journals and magazines. He teaches at the University of San Francisco. He also serves a senior policy analyst and Middle East editor for the Foreign Policy in Focus Project. He is the author of Tinderbox: U.S. Middle East Policy & the Roots of Terrorism.
- Steven Pinker -
Steven Pinker is a linguist and popular science author. He teaches at Harvard. He is the author of many books including The Language Instinct and How the Mind Works. Interview by David Barsamian
- Steven Salaita - Steven Salaita is the Edward Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut. He is a regular columnist for Electronic Intifada and a member of the Organizing Committee of the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. He is the author of Arab American Literary Fictions, Cultures and Politics, Anti-Arab Racism in the USA and Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom.
- Stuart Ewen -
Stuart Ewen is professor of media studies at Hunter College. His book All
Consuming Images was the basis for the award-winning PBS series "The
Public Mind." He is also the author of PR! A Social History of Spin.
- Stuart Schaar - Stuart Schaar is Professor Emeritus of Middle East History at Brooklyn College, CUNY. He is the co-author of The Middle East and Islamic World Reader. A long-time colleague of Eqbal Ahmad, Schaar has also written a superb homage: Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age.
- Studs Terkel - Studs Terkel was never neutral or passive. The longtime Chicago radio host was the Pulitzer Prize-winning pioneer in oral history capturing the voices of Americans from all walks of life. In the 1930s, while acting in the theatre, he dropped his given name, Louis and adopted the name Studs, after the fictional character Studs Lonigan. He was the author of numerous books including Working, Hard Times, The Good War, and Hope Dies Last. He was the recipient of many honors including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critic's Circle and the Presidential National Humanities Medal. He was a legend and his voice and work will endure. Studs Terkel died in Chicago on October 31, 2008. He was 96.
- Subaltern Studies -
In critical theory and post-colonialism, subaltern is the social group who is socially, politically, and geographically outside of the hegemonic power structure of the colony and of the colonial homeland. In describing “history told from below”, the term subaltern derived from the cultural hegemony work of Antonio Gramsci, which identified the social groups who are excluded from a society’s established structures for political representation, the means by which people have a voice in their society.
The terms subaltern and subaltern studies entered the field of post-colonial studies through the works of the Subaltern Studies Group, a collection of South Asian historians who explored the political-actor role of the men and women who are the mass population — rather than the political roles of the social and economic élites — in the history of South Asia. In the 1970s, the application of subaltern began to denote the colonized peoples of the South Asian Subcontinent, and described a new perspective of the history of an imperial colony, told from the point of view of the colonized man and woman, rather than from the points of view of the colonizers.
- Sunita Narain -
Director of the Centre for Science and the Environment in New Delhi, is a leading environmentalist. She is the editor of Down to Earth magazine. She is recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize and the Padma Shri from the Government of India. She was listed as one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world by Foreign Policy magazine.
- Susan Clark - Susan Clark is a writer and facilitator focusing on community sustainability and citizen participation. Her democratic activism has earned her the Vermont Secretary of State's Enduring Democracy Award. She served as coordinator of the University of Vermont's Environmental Programs In Communities project. She chairs a committee in Vermont that encourages citizen involvement, and serves as town-meeting moderator. She is the co-author of All Those In Favor and Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home.
- Susan Douglas - Susan Douglas, Kellogg Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan, one of America's foremost media critics, is prominent in the effort to break down conventional representations of women. Her articles appear in The Progressive, The Nation, Ms., and other publications. She is the author of Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media and Listening In: Radio & the American Imagination.
- Susan Faludi - Susan Faludi is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Her articles appear in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Nation. She is the author of the bestseller Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her latest book is The Terror Dream: Fear & Fantasy in Post-9/11 America.
- Susan Herman -
Susan Herman is President of the American Civil Liberties Union. She holds a chair as Centennial Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where she teaches courses and seminars in Constitutional Law, Terrorism, and Civil Liberties. She is the author of The Sixth Amendment and Taking Liberties.
- Sut Jhally - Sut Jhally is Professor of Communications at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is the founder and executive director of the Media Education Foundation and the author of The Codes of Advertising. He co-directed the critically acclaimed documentary, Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear and the Selling of American Empire.
- Sydney Schanberg - Sydney Schanberg was a journalist who worked for The New York Times for more than twenty-five years. Recipient of many awards, he was best known for his reporting on Cambodia in the 1970s, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of The Death and Life of Dith Pran and Beyond the Killing Fields. He died in 2016
- Tahira Abdullah - Tahira Abdullah is a prominent women's rights activist and development worker based in Islamabad.
- Tania Rosario - Tania Rosario and Mateo Roose (Ma-te-o Roos) are Recruitment Coordinators for the AFL-CIO's Organizing Institute's Union Summer. They crisscross the country meeting with thousands. Their energy and enthusiasm are inspiring.
- Tariq Ali -
Tariq Ali, an internationally renowned writer and activist, was born in Lahore, Pakistan. For many years he has been based in London where he is an editor of New Left Review. A charismatic speaker, he is in great demand all over the world. In his spare time he is a filmmaker, playwright and novelist. He is the author of many books including The Clash of Fundamentalisms, Pirates of the Caribbean, Speaking of Empire & Resistance with David Barsamian, The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power and The Obama Syndrome.
- Tavis Smiley -
Tavis Smiley is the well known PBS and public radio talk show host. He is the author of many books including Death of a King:The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Final Year.
- Taylor Branch -
Taylor Branch is the bestselling author of the landmark trilogy America in the King Years: Parting the Waters: 1954-63, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Pillar of Fire: 1963-65, and At Canaan's Edge: 1965-1968. He is also the author of The Clinton Tapes. His articles appear in major newspapers and magazines.
- Tenzin Gyatso - His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) is the spiritual leader of Tibet. Due to the occupation of Tibet by Chinese military forces, he lives in exile in Dharamsala, India. He continues to speak all over the world and has coauthored over 110 books, most recently - The Wisdom of Compassion and Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World.
- Tenzin Tsundue - Tenzin Tsundue is a poet, writer, author and a noted activist for Tibetan freedom. He is widely regarded as a leading voice of the Tibetan exile community. His book Kora is in its fifth edition and has been translated into several languages. His poems and essays appear in the Indian media as well as various publications around the world.
- Thomas Frank -
Thomas Frank is a prominent political commentator and the founding editor of The Baffler magazine. He is the author of many books including One Market Under God, What's the Matter with Kansas? The Wrecking Crew, Pity the Billionaire and Listen, Liberal.
- Thomas Linzey -
Thomas Linzey is co-founder and executive director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund and serves as its chief legal counsel. He is the author of Be the Change: How to Get What You Want in Your Community. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Mother Jones, and The Nation.
- Tim Flannery -
Tim Flannery of Australia is a major voice in chronicling the effects of climate change and proposing solutions. He has taught at the University of Adelaide and Harvard and was Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Museum. He is a Professional Fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis
- Todd Gitlin -
Todd Gitlin is a prominent political and social critic. He teaches journalism and sociology at NYU. Among his many books are The Sixties, Inside Prime Time, and Twilight of Common Dreams.
- Tom Hayden - Tom Hayden has been involved in many of America's social movements for decades. He was the main author of the 1962 Port Huron Statement, the manifesto of Students for a Democratic Society, the campus-based, activist movement. He went from street protests and being indicted by the Nixon Administration to holding office in Sacramento. He served eighteen years in the California State Assembly and State Senate. Among his many books are Voices of the Chicago Eight, Writings for a Democratic Society, and The Long Sixties: From 1960 to Barack Obama.
- Tom Mayer -
Tom Mayer is a scholar activist. He taught sociology for forty years at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the author Analytical Marxism. He has written numerous articles in academic and political journals and in newspapers. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center.
- Tony Avirgan -
Tony Avirgan is an independent journalist. He covered the La Penca bombing in Nicaragua, the U.S. wars in Central America, and the Iran-Contra Scandal. His articles have appeared in The Nation and other journals and newspapers.
- Tony Clarke - Tony Clarke is one of Canada's leading activists in resistance to globalization. He is the director of the Ottawa-based Polaris Institute.
- Tony Mazzocchi - Tony Mazzocchi was a veteran labor organizer who was active in the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union. He was a central figure in the Labor Party Advocates. He died in October 2003.
- Trita Parsi - Trita Parsi is the author of Treacherous Alliance - The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States. He wrote his doctoral thesis on Israeli-Iranian relations at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He teaches at JHU. He is head of the National Iranian American Council.
- Urvashi Vaid - Urvashi Vaid, a native of India, is a community organizer and attorney. She was the Executive Director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. She was named one of Time Magazine's "50 for the Future," a list of America's most promising leaders age forty and under. Her book Virtual Equality was critically acclaimed. She is Director of the Policy Institute in New York.
- Ussama Makdisi - Ussama Makdisi is Professor of History and the first holder of the Arab-American Educational Foundation Chair of Arab Studies at Rice University. He is the author of Faith Misplaced: The Broken Promise of U.S.-Arab Relations and The Culture of Sectarianism.
- Vandana Shiva -
Vandana Shiva is an internationally renowned voice for sustainable development and social justice. She's a physicist, scholar, social activist and feminist. She is Director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy in New Delhi. She's the recipient of the Sydney Peace Prize and of the Right Livelihood Award, the alternative Nobel Prize. She is the author of many books, including Water Wars, Earth Democracy, Soil Not Oil and Making Peace with the Earth. She is the editor of the book Seed Sovereignty, Food Security.
- Verne Lyon - Verne Lyon is a former CIA agent.
- Victor Navasky -
Victor Navasky was the editor of The Nation for many years. He is the
author of Kennedy Justice and of Naming Names, which won the National Book
Award in 1981.
- Victoria Banyard -
Victoria Banyard is professor of psychology at the University of New Hampshire. Her articles on sexual violence prevention appear in leading scholarly journals. She has been a guest editor on the theme of sexual violence, including Violence Against Women: An International Journal. She has co-edited two books: Trauma and Physical Health and Trauma and Memory.
- Wangari Maathai - Wangari Maathai was a Kenyan environmental and political activist. In the 1970s, Maathai founded the Greenbelt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women's rights. In 1986, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, and in 2004, she became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for "her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace." She died in 2011.
- Ward Churchill - Ward Churchill is a prolific author. Among his many books are Fantasies of the Master Race, Struggle for the Land, Indians Are Us? and A Little Matter of Genocide. Churchill made national headlines when he resigned from his position as Chairman of Ethnic Studies department at the University of Colorado due to increasing public outcry against the contents of an essay from his book, Some People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens.
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- Wendell Potter - Wendell Potter is a whistleblower. Wendell Potter was a former CIGNA public relations executive. He is now an outspoken critic of the health insurance industry. He is Senior Fellow on Health Care for the Center for Media and Democracy. He is the author of Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans.
- Wes Jackson -
Wes Jackson is a plant geneticist and a leading voice for agrarian reform away from domesticated agriculture. He is the author of New Roots for Agriculture and many books. He is founder of The Land Institute and a member of the World Future Council.
- William Black -
William Black is Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He was litigation director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and senior deputy chief counsel of the Office of Thrift Supervision. He is the author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One.
- William Buckley -
William Buckley was a long time editor for The National Review. He was an influential conservative voice. For many years he was the host of Firing Line on PBS. He died in 2008.
- William Greider - William Greider is a leading journalist and author. He is national editor of Rolling Stone magazine. Among his best-selling books are Secrets of the Temple, Who Will Tell the People, and Fortress America. He traveled all over the world doing research for his book One World, Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism.
- William Rathje - William Rathje, called "the Indiana Jones of solid waste," has plunged deep into the world of garbage and has surfaced with revealing information and insights. He teaches anthropology at the University of Arizona at Tucson. His articles appear in The Atlantic, National Geographic, and other journals and magazines. He is co-author of Rubbish!
- William Sales - William Sales is a scholar and noted expert on Malcolm X. He is professor at Seton Hall University, where he chairs the Department of Africana and Diaspora Studies. He is the author of From Civil Rights to Black Liberation: Malcolm X and the Organization of Afro-American Unity.
- Wilma Mankiller -
Wilma Mankiller was the first woman chief of the Cherokee Nation. She served in that position for ten years from 1985 to 1995. She died in 2010.
- Winona LaDuke - Winona LaDuke is one of the most brilliant and articulate representatives of indigenous perspectives. At the age of seventeen she spoke at the UN on behalf of Native Americans. She is a founding member of Women of All Red Nations and director of the Land Recovery Project on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota. An inspiring speaker, she was the 1996 and 2000 vice-presidential candidate of the Green Party, the first Native American to run for national office. She is the author of All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life.
- Winston Nagan - Winston Nagan is an international authority on law, human rights and genocide. He teaches at the University of Florida. A native of South Africa, he was exiled from that country in 1964. He served as Chairman of the Board of Amnesty International from 1989 to 1991. He is co-author of Human Rights in Africa and The War in Former Yugoslavia.
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- Yevgeny Yevtushenko - Yevgeny Yevtushenko is a major Russian poet. His 1961 poem Babi Yar created a sensation and was used by Shostakovich in his thirteenth symphony. He is also a novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, actor, and editor, and a director of several films.
- Youdon Aukatsang - Youdon Aukatsang is a member of the Tibetan Parliament in exile. She is a graduate of Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She is Executive Director of Empowering the Vision in New Delhi.
- Yves Engler -
Yves Engler has been called “one of the most important voices on the Canadian Left today” and “in the mould of I.F. Stone.” He is the author of many books including Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt, The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy, Canada Israel: Building Apartheid and The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy.
- Zachary Lockman - Zachary Lockman is a professor of Middle Eastern Studies and History at New York University. He is the author of Comrades and Enemies: Arab and Jewish Workers in Palestine, 1906-1948 and Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism.
- Zia Mian - Zia Mian is professor in the program on Science and Global Security at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton. A native of Pakistan, he is an expert on international war and peace issues. His work appears in leading scholarly journals and magazines.