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Muhammad Idrees Ahmad
Muhammad Idrees Ahmad, based in Glasgow, is a member of Spinwatch and a doctoral candidate at the University of Stratclyde. His writings on subjects ranging from propaganda, Israel-Palestine conflict, Iraq war to globalization have appeared in various print and online publications. For his PhD, Idrees is researching the role of lobbies, think tanks and foundations in furnishing the propaganda for the war in Iraq. He also produced a current affairs program on Glasgow community radio 87.7 FM.

Idrees is the former captain of the Edwardes College and the American University in Dubai tennis teams. He is also the winner of the 2004 University of Pittsburgh Jazz talent hunt in Dubai. His experimental website, The Savage Mountain won various awards for its innovative UI and programmatic 3D simulation.

Robert Fantina
Robert Fantina is a long-time activist for peace and social justice. He has worked with the Coalition for Peace Action in New Jersey. Originally involved in the Dennis Kucinich presidential campaign in 2004, he eventually worked as a district organizer through MoveOn.org on the Kerry campaign in Florida. Following the 2004 presidential election, he moved to Canada, where he now resides.

About his interest in military desertion, Fantina says, "My interest in desertion dates to the Vietnam era and my protests against that war. More recently I have been in contact with deserters and have researched their stories. In reviewing interviews with these men and researching the government's case against each of them, my beliefs about desertion have crystallized. This led me to explore the reasons for desertion throughout America's history. My belief that the motivations for desertion are many and complex, and are either rooted in or encouraged by military policy, has been supported by my research."

Christopher Ketcham
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Christopher Ketcham has written about moonshining, hoboing, mountain lions, illegal immigration, machine politics, Enron, French cafeteria food, bike messengers, Internet porn addicts, white-water rafting, off-road 4
Bob Geiger
Bob Geiger is a writer, activist and Democratic operative in Westchester County, NY.

He is the award-winning author of the Yellow Dog Blog and BobGeiger.com and specializes in coverage of the United States Senate. Bob began his political career at San Francisco State University where he served as a representative on the student legislature and received a degree in Economics, while minoring in Journalism.

As a writer, he won the 2005 Weblog Awards prize for Best New Blog and was a finalist in the Koufax Awards in 2005 for his column "I Know This Little Boy in New Orleans." He is a contributing writer to The Huffington Post, Alternet, Democrats.com and Democratic Underground and has made appearances to comment on Senate activity on numerous radio programs. Bob lives just north of Manhattan with his wife and son.
Edward Strong
Short bio: Ed Strong is an American dissident, now exiled in France.

He is 23 years old and has been involved in conceptual art projects, club DJing and pirate radio. He is currently immersed in the radical ecology movement.

You can catch him on three different sites: [1] Ed Strong [2] Radical Left [3] Jo Swift
Paul Krassner
Paul Krassner calls himself an investigative satirist. Don Imus labeled him
Jayne Lyn Stahl
Jayne Lyn Stahl is a widely published poet, playwright, screenwriter, and essayist whose posts appear regularly on The Huffington Post, OpEd News, and other Web sites; links to her articles have appeared on Yahoo news, Google news, and The Washington Post. Ms. Stahl is a full member of PEN USA, and PEN American Center in New York.
Remi Kanazi
Remi Kanazi was born in a small town in Western Massachusetts surrounded by crazy white people. He moved to New York City six years ago after the stock market bubble burst and recognized that his narcissism and republican nature just wasn't cutting it anymore. So he traveled to the Big Apple to be an actor. After six months of failure (goddamn 8 am auditions) and eating pasta everyday, Remi came to terms with being poor. Coincidentally, he fell into progressive politics. Then 9/11 occurred and he realized, "Hey, those guys kinda look like me."

The more Remi delved into American and Mideast politics, the more enraged he became. So he picked up a pen and pad to express himself. All the while, Remi's slacker brother Ramzi became more fascinated and involved with web design. One day, Ramzi said to Remi, "Hey, we should start a website." And that's how Poetic Injustic was born. Two and half years later, the site is thriving. Today Remi lives in New York City as a writer, poet, and performer.

Ramzi Kanazi. founder and webmaster: ramzi@poeticinjustice.net

Remi Kanazi. founder and main contributer: remi@poeticinjustice.net

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Gail Dines

Gail Dines received her Ph.D. from Salford University in England. She is Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at Wheelock College in Boston. Dr. Dines is co-editor of the best-selling media textbook, Gender, Race and Class in Media (2nd edition, Sage, 2002), used in over 200 colleges across the country. She is co-author of Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality (Routledge, 1998). Her numerous articles on pornography, the media and violence have appeared in academic journals and books, as well as in magazines and newspapers such as Newsweek, Time, Working Woman, New York Times, Boston Globe, USA Today, Daily Mail (England). Dr. Dines has also been on shows such as Donohue, Sally Jesse Raphael, Entertainment Tonight, and is a frequent guest on radio shows across the country. She is featured in a number of documentary films, including The Strength to Resist: The Media's Impact on Women and Girls from Cambridge Documentary Films.

Daan de Wit

Daan de Wit is the author of The Next War - The Attack on Iran: A Preview. The book has 288 pages and 1650 unique footnotes.
It is written in Dutch - Lemniscaat Publishers.

Daan is a freelance writer. He writes for the NOS News website and for his own website: DeepJournal.com
Previously he was an editor for the Foreign News Desk of the NOS Journaal (Dutch tv news) and an editor and reporter for several other journalistic tv-programs.
In 1995 Dutch native Daan de Wit graduated from the Tilburg School of Journalism after which he started a career as a television journalist, focussing on the making of the documentary Skull & Bones for Dutch television. That documentary was censored upon release in 1999 and another edit had to be made.

His website DeepJournal has a free mailing list, announcing new original articles.
Carolyn Baker
CAROLYN BAKER, Ph.D., is an adjunct professor of history, an author, and former psychotherapist. Her lastest book is U.S. HISTORY UNCENSORED: What Your High School Textbook Didn
Christopher Mansel
Chris Mansel lives in Florence, Alabama.

His poetry and political opinions can be found by a quick search. He began a personal blog which he no longer contributes to, themanselreport.blogspot.com, which he used satire and opinion to comment on the state of politics in the world today.

Currently he contributes to jazzmanchronicles.blogspot.com.

His book reviews can be found on numerous sites and he is also a contributior to the Bob Kincaid radio show which is broadcast and archived at Whiterosesociety.org.
Brian Barder
Brian Barder's writings can be found at Barder.com

Retired from Diplomatic Service ('65

Stuart Noble

Stuart T. Noble is an American writer and political analyst living in Denmark. A Transatlantic resident since 1993, Noble received his BA in History from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Currently pursuing a masters degree at the Center for American Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Noble specializes in comparative US/EU political and governmental studies, and the relationships between technology, civil society and democracy. His most current project involves exploring political theory models of online political activism. He is also a regular blogger at The Agonist, the leading progressive blog on international affairs.

Brian Rayner
Brian Rayner was born in Isleworth, England and is now retired after working  many years in the  Antiques business. Educated at Cardiff University Wales where he graduated  with a BA hons in English Literature. His first book, Monarchy:Politics of Tyranny & Denial  ISBN 0954757505 a colourfully illustrated satirical critique of the absolutist British Monarchy, was published  in 2005 under the pen name of William Gladys. His second book Mouse Immortal - Fourteen Short Stories, ISBN 9780954757519 was published in 2009.Enjoys reviewing poetry and reading most 20th. Century poets, particularly William Carlos Williams, Robert Frost and T.S.Eliot. Is a keen amateur trumpeter and  enjoys playing  along with Miles Davis CD's. An active peace campaigner and politically involved in  total reform of the  undemocratically named House of Lords in England, and abolition of the anachronistic British Monarchy. Now lives in the south of England with his wife and  dog Daisy
J. C. Shakespeare
J. C. Shakespeare is a teacher of American Literature, a graduate student in Marriage & Family Therapy, and a
Juan Cole
Juan Cole was born in October 1952 as "John Ricardo Cole" to a military family; from the beginning, his family called him "Juan." His father was stationed in Albuquerque, NM at the time of Cole's birth. In addition to this and other USA locations, Cole's father did two long tours in France (a total of seven years) and one 18-month stay at Kagnew Station in Asmara, Eritrea (then Ethiopia).

Cole reports that he first became interested in Islam in Eritrea, which has a population roughly half Christian and half Muslim. After completing an undergraduate degree at Northwestern University (see below), Cole pursued Islamic and Middle Eastern studies at the American University in Cairo and the University of California Los Angeles, and ultimately joined the faculty at the University of Michigan.

Cole married the former Shahin Malik in Lahore in 1982. The couple have one son, Arman, born in 1987 Cole became a member of the Baha'i Faith in 1972 as an undergraduate at Northwestern, and the Baha'i religion later became a focus of his academic career. Cole officially separated himself from the religion in 1996 after disputes with Baha'i leadership concerning the Baha'i system of administration. Cole has personal and professional experience in the Middle East and South Asia having lived for six years in the Arab world, and another two and a half in South Asia. He worked as a newspaper reporter in Beirut, Lebanon in the late 1970s and lived in Cairo, Egypt.

He has continued to visit the region in the past 15 years, as stated in his blog, in order to keep in touch with the "pulse of opinion and changing local views." Cole is fluent in modern standard and colloquial Arabic, Urdu and Persian, and has a command of Turkish. He was awarded Fulbright-Hays fellowships to India (1982) and to Egypt (1985-1986).

From 1999 until 2004, Juan Cole was the editor of The International Journal of Middle East Studies. He has served in professional offices for the American Institute of Iranian Studies. He was elected president of the Middle East Studies Association of North America in November 2004. In 2006 Cole was nominated to teach at Yale University and was approved by Yale's sociology and history departments; however, the senior appointments committee overruled the nomination.Cole continues to teach at the University of Michigan.

He blogs at www.juancole.com
* 1975 B.A. History and Literature of Religions, Northwestern University.
* 1978 M.A. Arabic Studies/History, American University in Cairo
* 1984 Ph.D. Islamic Studies, University of California Los Angeles
* 1984-1990 Assistant Professor of History, University of Michigan
* 1990-1995 Associate Professor of History, University of Michigan
* 1992-1995 Director, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Michigan
* 1995- Professor of History, University of Michigan
Rod Lever
Veteran Australian journalist. My family migrated from England to Australia in 1856 and were pioneers in construction, banking and newspaper publishing in the state of Queensland. I was born in Brisbane, Queensland, in 1932. My career in newspapers began when I was fifteen years old and I worked on the Sydney Daily Telegraph, the Canberra Times and the Melbourne Herald and Weekly Times. I joined Keith Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation in 1956 and worked for that company for twenty years. During that period I created the popular magazine TV Week and served as its editor for six years. It was highly successful and produced a cash flow that financed the early expansion of what is now News Corporation. Later I was a personal assistant to Rupert Murdoch and worked on the development of the national newspaper The Australian. I was Melbourne manager of The Australian at the time of its launch and then served a managing director of the Centralian Advocate newspaper in Alice Springs and the Northern Territory News in Darwin and as founding chairman and managing director of television station NTD8 Darwin. I moved to Brisbane, Queensland, as general manager of the Queensland operations of News Corporation. I left the company in 1976 due to policy differences with Rupert Murdoch.

I have a strong affinity with and affection for the United States. My mother was an American citizen and is buried in Austin, Tx. My younger brother was also am American national and worked as an editor on the Denver Post until his death and is buried in Denver. I spent part of my life in Texas but retained my Australian citizenship. I have four nephews and nieces, all living and working in the US. I have a half-brother in Austin and a half-sister in Philadelphia. I have many friends in Texas, in San Antonio and Falfurrias whom I correspond with. During my time in Texas I made a study of Lyndon Johnson, the only serving US President I ever met, and the first serving President to visit Australia. I have spent hours in the Johnson Library in Austin, visited the Hill Country from which he came and toured the Johnson ranch. I have stood by his grave down on the banks of the Perdanales River under the live oak trees and have wondered about this giant of a man whose life was like a Shakespearean tragedy. So powerful in the Senate for so many years and destroyed by Vietnam in the same way that Bush is being destroyed by Iraq, and both servants of Big Oil.
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Mark Bryan
Mark was born in Southern California in 1950, about five miles from the place where they made the moon rockets, when it was still a nice place to live.

His father was a paint salesman and my mother was a homemaker, bookkeeper and part time artist who also made felt paintings of people in the bathroom with their butts showing. To this day he still like pictures of some peoples' butts.

He now lives on the Central Coast of California - a little bit out of a beautiful town - in a house that he built years ago.
In my paintings I see the world as a cosmic stage for human activity. I'm in the audience like a court reporter taking notes with my sketchbook and brushes, playing the critic, here to observe and make comment.

I usually begin a painting with a beautiful natural landscape, but can't seem to leave it at that. Because of my need to make comment, I feel compelled to fill it up with depictions of absurd human activities and/or violent acts of revenge by Mother Nature. These depictions are full of symbolism, exaggeration and parody, much in the manner of political cartoons. I like to show men involved in their own tiny dramas while oblivious to greater and more powerful forces around them.

Most of my work in the past has had social, religious or political undertones and made comments in a symbolic and general way about the human predicament. It was not aimed at specific individuals or situations, but events in the world and the political direction of this country in the past few years have been alarming to me. I feel that it is a time for artists with a political bent to make stronger statements with a clearer message. I don
Country: usa
Mahmood Mamdani

MAHMOOD MAMDANI, a native of Kampala, Uganda, received his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University.

He is currently Herbert Lehman Professor of Government in the Department of Anthropology and Political Science and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where he was also director of the Institute of African Studies from 1999 to 2004. He has taught at the University of Dar-es-Salaam (1973-79), Makerere University (1980-93), and University of Cape Town (1996-99) and was the founding director of Centre for Basic Research in Kampala, Uganda (1987-96).

He is the author of Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War and the Origins of Terror (Pantheon, 2004), When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism and Genocide in Rwanda (Princeton, 2001) and Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism (Princeton, 1996) and ten other books. Citizen and Subject was recognized as

City: NYC
Country: USA
Dale Allen Pfeiffer
Dale Allen Pfeiffer is a science journalist, a geologist, a novelist, and a noted authority on energy and related geopolitical issues. His 2003 article, Eating Fossil Fuels, has been read by hundreds of thousands throughout the world, and has been proclaimed as one of the most important journalistic pieces of the decade. His follow-up articles, Learning from Experience; North Korea and Cuba, have also been widely read. Recently, information provided by Mr. Pfeiffer has been used in presentation before the US Congress, and the French and Australian Parliaments. His epic novel, Giants in Their Steps, has been praised as a compelling portrayal of human compassion and bravery, and a poignant plea for the protection of our remaining wilderness.
Country: Kentucky USA
Richard Backus

Richard Backus is a journalist specializing in economics and politics.He has degrees in physics and engineering, and considerable experience in computer systems development. He is single, a good bridge player, and a lousy but enthusiastic tennis player.


Michael Collins
Michael Collins is publisher of Election Fraud News and a writer who concentrates on clean elections and voting rights. He focused on elections issues after the 2004 elections and has written nearly 30 articles appearing i n "Scoop" Independent Media.

A sampling includes:

Fired Federal Prosecutors and Election Fraud,
A Formula for Catching Election Fraud,
Teardown: The Mainstream Media Turns on Bush, and The Mexican People: Heroes of Democracy.

A collection of his articles can be found here. He can be reached at MichaelCollins@ElectionFraudNews.com. Mr. Collins is located in the Washington, DC area.
Country: USA
Mike Palecek
Mike Palecek was, with Tony Christini and Andre Vltchek, the founder of Mainstay Press, a publisher dedicated to social change.

Mike Palecek lives with his family in northwest Iowa. He is a former federal prisoner for peace, former seminarian and former small-town newspaper reporter. In the 2000 election, he was the Iowa Democratic Party nominee to represent the Fifth District in the U. S. Congress.

Mike has written several novels which take place in Iowa or Minnesota. He writes of people who challenge the accepted norms. His characters learn the secrets of the powerful and rich, and they try to fight back against untruth and injustice. His first Mainstay book is the just-published Terror Nation.
Country: USA
Abukar Arman
Abukar Arman is a human rights and anti-war activist. Mr. Arman is a council member of the Central Ohio Interfaith Association.
Country: USA
Richard C. Cook

Richard C. Cook is a former federal government analyst who was one of the key figures in the investigation of the space shuttle Challenger disaster.

In 1985, he went to work for NASA as the lead resource analyst for the space shuttle solid rocket boosters, external tank, and Centaur upper stage. Cook

Country: USA
Kevin Pina
Kevin Pina is a journalist and film maker who divides his time living in California and Haiti. His newest documentary, "Haiti: We Must Kill the Bandits!" will be released in Spring '07.
Pina reported extensively from Haiti for FLASHPOINTS, a radio program heard daily on KPFA, the flagship station of the Pacifica Network. He is also an Associate Editor of the Black Commentator online magazine and the Founding Editor of the Haiti Information Project (HIP), an alternative news agency operating in Port au Prince, Haiti.
Pina was beaten by an off-duty SWAT officer of the Haitian National Police on June 4, 2005, for his actions during a demonstration on May 18, where he and several Haitian journalists blocked police from firing on unarmed protestors. He was arrested on Sept. 9, 2005 and held in a Haitian jail for three days after covering the attempt of a corrupt judge to plant weapons in the church of prisoner of conscience Father Gerard Jean-Juste.
According to Catholic liberation theology priest Gerard Jean-Juste, "Pina is a consistent voice for the people of Haiti. I will always have to remember Kevin Pina for his courage. On May 18, 2005, the police wanted to shoot at the unarmed demonstrators but Kevin put his life and his camera between the guns of the police and the people. He saved many lives that day."
For more information about Pina's release of his latest documentary about Haiti : www.haitiinformationproject.net
R.W. Behan
Richard W. Behan worked for 6 years as a forester in Alaska for the US Forest Service, laying out some of the largest clearcuts on the planet (soon surpassed, however, by Mac Blo in BC).

Eventually disenchanted, he accepted an invitation to join the forestry faculty at the University of Montana in 1963. Richard then took a leave of absence to earn a PhD at the University of California (in natural resource policy), where Governor Ronald Reagan did him two signal honors: his helicopters teargassed him and his companions for protesting the Vietnam War at the Oakland Draft Board, and then several years later he affixed his signature to his doctoral degree.

His relationship with Reagan matured over the years, particularly after he was elected President and ushered in the neoliberal, anti-government, "free market" fundamentalism that poisons US domestic and foreign policy to this day.

Behen spent his professional life disagreeing as vehemently as possible, in scholarly research and writing, in his teaching, and certainly in political activity.

He joined the faculty of the School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University in 1975 and in 1979 was appointed Dean of the School. That interlude took him often to Washington D.C. to do battle directly with Reagan and his natural resource agencies - and to lobby, of course, for fatter appropriations for the MacIntire-Stennis Forestry Research program. He then stepped down as Dean (or perhaps back up - to the teaching faculty) in 1984 and retired to Lopez Island in 1993. With the aid of a skilled wife running the radial arm saw and a plucky granddaughter picking up wood scraps, he built a retirement home.

Behen wrote a book for Island Press, Plundered Promise: Capitalism, Politics, and the Fate of the Federal Lands, published in 2001. It was a final report that he felt compelled to write, expressing gratitude for having been paid to read, think, talk, and write.

A tenured full professorship at a small western university in an attractive biophysical setting is difficult to match, impossible to better.

He marched in the Battle of Seattle in 1999 and made a conscious choice to broaden his area of inquiry and writing. The natural resource and public land use issues seemed adequately addressed by lots of bright people, in whose hands he chose to leave them. Richard has now begun another book on the systemic failures of US political and market systems, but when George Bush was "elected" it was put aside for a new compulsion arose: to focus his efforts on the insanity this man has unleashed, and add them to the desperately needed groundswell of opposition.
City: San Juan Islands
Country: USA
Maher Osseiran
Maher Osseiran, born in Beirut in 1956, grew up at a time when Lebanon was evolving then devolving into its civil war.

From a very young age, Maher was an observer who needed plausible answers. His early analysis during the Lebanese civil war was discounted by his own parents as too gloomy and earned him a not too pleasant nickname. He was never happy when events proved his analysis correct but satisfied that some started listening and making the right decisions.

To know more about Maher and his methodology, visit his website www.mydemocracy.net where he posts some of his articles while others can be found on counterpunch and The Lone Star Iconoclast.He can be reached at maher@mydemocracy.net
Joe Bageant

Joe Bageant was born 1946 in Winchester VA, USA. US Navy Vietnam era veteran.

After stint in Navy became anti-war hippie, ran off to the West Coast ... lived in communes, hippie school buses... started writing about holy men, countercultural figures, rock stars and the American scene in 1971 ... lived in Boulder Colorado until mid 1980s ... 14 years in all ... became a Marxist and a half-assed Buddhist ... Traveled to Central America to write about third World issues...

Moved to the Coeur d'Alene Indian reservation in Idaho, built a cabin, lived without electricity, farmed with horses for seven years ... tended reservation bar (The Bald Eagle Bar), wrote for regional newspapers... generally festered on life in America ... Moved to Moscow, Idaho, worked on third rate newspaper there ... Then moved to Eugene Oregon, worked for an international magazine corporation pushing insecticides and pesticides to farmers worldwide.

Then back to hometown of Winchester VA to settle some scores with the bigoted, murderous redneck town I grew up in. I love'em but they need a good ass kicking.

Died in 2000 when George Bush got elected ... died along with 275 million other Americans ... Plan to rise again from the dead when he is tossed out ...maybe reincarnate as a Commie terrorist on Wall Street ... maybe as a sex worker in Amsterdam ... can't decide ... both have their advantages.

Bennett Blumenberg
Bennett Blumenberg holds an undergraduate degree from Yale University and a MS. from Brandeis University. He was co-founder (with his wife Leslie) and President of Reality Software, a path breaking digital arts company whose major clients included the Dorset Press of Barnes & Noble publishers. For the past several years as a consultant, he has focused upon funds arrangement for project finance, and the brokerage of elite commodities.

Mr. Blumenberg was the founder and President of Venture Capital Consultants and Global Financial Consulting. Mr. Blumenberg is a past Member of the Board of TTE International (USA). TTE International implements projects within the CIS in construction, mining, communications, banking systems, and the transference of medical and health technology. Most recently, Mr. Blumenberg is Chief Operating Officer with Mills Aviation: Charter and Air Cargo, a new American aviation company. For several years he has been a member of the Board and USA Director of Operations for C.R. International (Aus) Pty Ltd, an Australian consultant and project development firm that works with real estate development and regional theme parks. C.R.I. also has a long term commitment to arrange finance and participate in management with business and tourism projects in north Queensland that have been created in partnership with the indigenous peoples of the region.

Bennett also has serious interests in ancient and medieval history which provide a welcome relief from the international maelstrom swirling about our heads.

City: Maui
Country: USA
Robert Weitzel
Robert Weitzel is a freelance writer whose essays appear in The Capital Times in Madison, WI. He has been published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Skeptic Magazine, and Freethought Today. He can be contacted at: rweitz@tds.net
City: Wisconsin
Country: USA
Burton H. Wolfe
Burton H. Wolfe, is the author of hundreds of articles published in many parts of the world and of books such as The Hippies (New American Library), Hitler and the Nazis (Putnam), Pileup on Death Row (Doubleday), The Christianity Racket (World Audience Publishers), No Lawyer Necessary (Mind Opening Books), and Lucifer's Dictionary of the American Language (Mind Opening Books). For further tion consult Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in California, Outstanding Intellectuals of the Twentieth Century, The Dictionary of International Biography, Contemporary Authors, and authorsden.com.  

Or, if you wish to get a ton of information about BHW, do a Google search by typing "Burton H. Wolfe" into the search field - but caution: some of the information is inaccurate and so, before any of it is used, you should write to Wolfe, bhwolfe(at)msn.com, to check on it. For links on ordering books by Wolfe, go to the web site of Mind Opening Books, to be found at http://mindopeningbooks.com.
City: Coconut Creek
Country: USA
Jimmy Montague
Jimmy Montague is a grouch who lives in Iowa. He likes his cat. He doesn't like you. So please don't come to Iowa for a visit. You can get all of Jimmy you'll ever want on the Web at http://cyanidehole.com, or, if for some weird reason you simply have to do so, send e-mail to jimmy@cyanidehole.com. If you don't seem too crazy, Jimmy may write back.
Country: USA
Jim Miles
Jim Miles is a Canadian educator and a regular contributor of opinion pieces and book reviews to Atlantic Free Press. His interest in this topic stems originally from an environmental perspective, which encompasses the militarization and economic subjugation of the global community and its commodification by corporate governance and by the American government.
City: Vernon
Country: Canada
Dal LaMagna

Dal LaMagna

Washington, DC

Dal and Politics

Dal is running as a Democrat in the 2008 Presidential Primaries.

Dal and Iraq

For the past several years, Dal has been a progressive activist concentrating on stopping the violence against U.S. troops and Iraqis in Iraq. He is an executive producer of three feature length Iraq War movies: The Ground Truth , The War Tapes , and Iraq For Sale .

Dal has participated in two meetings with members of the Iraq Parliament and others in Amman, Jordan. The first meeting, in August 2006, was comprised of a peace delegation where he and 15 other peace activists
City: Poulsbo
Country: USA
David Rovics
David Rovics has been called the musical voice of the progressive movement in the US. Amy Goodman has called him "the musical version of Democracy Now!"

Since the mid-90's Rovics has spent most of his time on the road, playing hundreds of shows every year throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He and his songs have been featured on national radio programs in the US, Canada, Britain, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Denmark and elsewhere.

He has shared the stage regularly with leading intellectuals (Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn), activists (Medea Benjamin, Ralph Nader), politicians (Dennis Kucinich, George Galloway), musicians (Billy Bragg, the Indigo Girls), and celebrities (Martin Sheen, Susan Sarandon). He has performed at dozens of massive rallies throughout North America and Europe and at thousands of conferences, college campuses and folk clubs throughout the world. He has loads of MP3's available for free download on his website, www.davidrovics.com, along with CDs, links, etc. More importantly, he's really good. He will make you laugh, he will make you cry, and he will make the revolution irresistable.
Country: USA
Allen L Roland
Allen is a twin and was born in Boston, Massachusetts. After spending five years as a Navy fighter pilot and ten years as a stockbroker, his life changed dramatically when he surrendered to love, came face to face with the emptiness of his life and finally confronted his deepest fears. In the midst of his deep despair and aloneness, a door literally opened within me and his life subsequently became inner-directed rather than outer-directed. This led him eventually to a masters degree in psychology and his work as a therapist. He now resides in Sonoma, California with an active private counseling practice in the San Francisco Bay Area focusing on personal transformation and inner child work.

In 1976, He self-published Conscious Love: The Ultimate Energy - the first intimation of his theory of the Unified Field of love. In 1978, in one of the earliest studies of the mind-body connection, He co-directed research into the role that self-directed beliefs and emotions play in the onset, development, and outcome of life-threatening illnesses, including cancer. This study concluded that psychic pain arising from the loss or threatened loss of love weakens the immune system and can lead to serious illness - if not death.

In the 1980's, He took a sabbatical from his counseling practice for eight years, focusing on the empowerment of organizations in the non-profit sector, while he pursued a path of deeply personal research into his hypothesis of soul consciousness and the Unified Field. In 1987, He completed his personal quest to reunite with this inner state of soul consciousness, and personally proved that the Unified Field of love existed beyond time and space and is the sole constant of the universe. He then returned to the field of psychology and reopened his psychotherapy practice.

In 1988, He presented his discovery of the Unified Field at the American Holistic medical Association's annual meeting. This is the first time that he unveiled his theory that the underlying and uniting force of the universe is a psychic energy field of Universal Love, within which all the forces of nature as well as time and space are merely conditions of state. In this paper, he cited his own personal experience of soul consciousness as well as the documented evidence of near-death experiences as clear evidence that a psychic energy field of soul consciousness lies not only beyond death but also beneath our deepest fears.

He utilizes his understanding of the Unified Field in his current therapeutic practice. Through his own relationship to this state of consciousness, he has developed a unique series of sessions that rapidly move clients to another choice of behavior. He works with people from all walks of life, including therapists and health-care practitioners, CEOs of major corporations, gifted artists, and ordinary working people who want to find out who they are and how they can truly make a difference. In essence, he literally jump-start their hearts.

In 1998, he received a Ph.D. in spiritual psychology from Greenwich University. Allen's dissertation, entitled "The Unified Field", was chosen as one of the four leading entries nationwide in the 1998 Common Boundary/ Institute of Noetic Sciences Thesis and Dissertation Award for work that best integrates spirituality and psychology. His dissertation was especially cited for its originality and relevance for practicing psycho-spiritual therapists.

In recent years, he has made presentations at the International Forum on New Science, the World Future Society, the Whole Life Expo in San Francisco and the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Science and medicine, and have appeared numerous times as a guest on both local and national television.

He is the father of four adult children, and in his leisure time he enjoys yoga, swimming, music, and poetry.

Country: USA
Peter Chamberlin
Peter Chamberlin is an op-ed writer for the Herald-Dispatch newspaper in Huntington, WV. He has been actively opposing all non-defensive war most of his life. Peter's first petition (as a teenager) was a success in his local community, raising several hundred signatures protesting Nixon's scapegoating of Lt. Calley for the My Lai incident. He has been very active since 1982 writing letters to newspapers and magazines, as well as recalcitrant national leaders, speaking-out against war, nuclear war, and the impending violent collapse of the Western empire (that is now at hand). Chamberlin has had several hundred letter-to-editors printed in this time.
M. Jamil Hanifi

M. Jamil Hanifi, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, The University of Michigan-Dearborn and Michigan State University, since 1990 was born in Sorkhab, Logar Province, Afghanistan. Hanifi has a Ph.D. in Anthropology, and M.A in Political Science and a B.Sc. in Social Science.

He has comprehensive reading, speaking, and writing fluency in Farsi, Paxtu (native languages), Tajiki (in Cyrillic). Good reading ability in Arabic, Russian, and Urdu. Hanifi's interests include socio-cultural anthropology. Ethnology and the history of the Middle East, Central and South Asia (especially Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan), Islamic Philippines, North America.

Memerships include:

Member, Advisory Board, Afghanistan Digital Library, New York University, 2003-present.
Adjunct Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University, 1990-present.
Associate Member, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Chicago, 1987-present.
Member, American Anthropological Association, 1967-present.
Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 1970-present.
Member, Middle Eastern Studies Association of North America, 1982-present.
Member, Society for Iranian Studies, 1996-present
President, Afghanistan Studies Association in the United States, 1975.

Over the last three decades he has organized, participated in and/or have presented approximately twenty five professional symposia, panels, and sessions under the auspices of the Afghanistan Studies Association (USA), American Anthropological Association, Association for Asian Studies, Middle East Studies Association, Mindanao State University (Philippines), Society for Iranian Studies, USSR Academy of Sciences (Moscow), Tajik-SSR Academy of Sciences (Dushanbe), University of Chicago, University of Illinois-Urbana, University of Montreal, Western Kentucky University, Northern Illinois University, University of Nebraska-Omaha, University of the Philippines, University of Peshawar (Pakistan), University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Michigan, Michigan State University.

Country: USA
Islam Yasin Qasem

Islam Yasin Qasem is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics and Social Sciences at the University of Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona, Spain. His research and teaching interests include Political Islam, Middle East Politics, International Politics of Oil, American Foreign Policies in the Middle East, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. He frequently writes articles about events and issues related to Middle East Politics and Political Islam. Some of his articles are published in the English and Spanish press. He also teaches a class on Middle East Politics at UPF.

Islam has a multidisciplinary academic background. He received degrees in Engineering and Business before switching to Politics. He holds a Master Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York City, and an Advanced Degree in Political and Social Sciences from UPF.

City: Barcelona
Country: Spain
Pablo Ouziel
Pablo Ouziel has international experience in Business Development and Corporate Communications having worked from London and New York, developing communications strategies and dealing with investor relations for many world leading companies. He was also co-founder of Latinia Corporation and Appareo Corporation, and currently is CEO of Can Poeti SL, a branding communications company which he runs together with his wife, and focuses on supporting projects around the globe in the areas of sustainability, ecology and health. Pablo also sits on the Board of Directors of Mas Claperol, the oldest organic dairy farm in Catalunya, Spain.
City: Barcelona
Country: Spain
Chris Hedges
Chris Hedges, the author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, spent two decades as a foreign correspondent covering conflicts in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans.

He worked most of that time for the New York Times, where he was one of a team of reporters who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for their coverage of global terrorism.

He received the 2002 Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. He is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and a Lannan Literary Fellow.
City: Princeton
Country: USA
Roy S. Carson
Roy S. Carson is the Editor/Publisher of vheadline.com
City: London
Country: UK
John Feeney
Trained as a psychologist, John Feeney, Ph.D., is today an environmental writer and activist. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and his graduate work at the California School of Professional Psychology at San Diego. He later spent some years as a professional poker player, and wrote a well known book on the subject. He began investigating environmental issues while fighting destructive residential development in a small town where he and his family lived for two years. His research pointed inevitably to the central roles played by population growth and the economic growth imperative in fueling the ecological crisis we now face. Today John lives with his family in Colorado, USA, where he continues to research and write about ecological topics.
City: Colorado
Country: USA
Fred Cederholm
Fred Cederholm is a CPA/CFE, forensic accountant, and writer who contributes the column "TH*NK*NG" to The Weekly Observer in Creston, (Ogle County) Illinois. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois (B.A., M.A. and M.A.S.)
Country: USA
Brian McAfee
Brian McAfee is a freelance writer and researcher living in Michigan where he is involved in projects promoting social justice and peace initiatives. He can be contacted at: brimac6@hotmail.com.
City: Michigan
Country: USA
Michel Chossudovsky
Michel Chossudovsky is a Canadian economist. He is a professor of economics at the University of Ottawa.

Chossudovsky has taught as visiting professor at academic institutions in Western Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia, has acted as economic adviser to governments of developing countries and has worked as a consultant for international organizations including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Development Bank, the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (AIEDEP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). In 1999, Chossudovsky joined the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research as an adviser.

Chossudovsky is past president of the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He is a member of research organisations that include the Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER), the Geopolitical Drug Watch (OGD) (Paris)and the International People's Health Council (IPHC).

He is an active member of the anti-war movement in Canada, has written extensively on the war in Yugoslavia. After the September 11 terrorist attacks he has also been involved in highlighting the historical relationship between the US government, Bin Laden and Al Qaeda. [1] An article he published on September 12, 2001 entitled "The Truth Behind 9/11: Who is Osama Bin Laden?" [4] was one of the first to question the Bush administration's assertion that Osama Bin Laden was responsible for the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. He is a frequent contributor to Le Monde diplomatique, Third World Resurgence and Covert Action Quarterly His publications have been translated into more than twenty languages. His latest book is titled America's "War on Terrorism".

He is editor for the Centre for Research on Globalization, which operates a website at globalresearch.ca. The Centre for Research on Globalization states to be "committed to curbing the tide of "globalisation" and "disarming" the New world order". The center's latest stories are on Iran: The Next War? (September 2006).

City: Ottawa
Country: Canada
Eric Larsen

Eric Larsen was born in 1941, in Northfield, Minnesota, where, after attending the public schools, he graduated from Carleton College in 1963. He completed his Ph.D. in English at the University of Iowa in 1971.

That same year, after living abroad for two years, Larsen joined the English Department of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, and remained there until his retirement in early 2006.

Larsen published stories and essays throughout the 1970s and 1980s. In 1988, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill brought out his novel An American Memory, which won the Chicago Tribune

Country: USA
Linda Sutton

Linda Sutton Biography


  • International Juried Competition, World Council of Arts & Culture, 2005, "White Horse- Grapevine," "Crane- Vancouver Island" at the Herbst International Exhibition Hall, San Francisco, July-Aug. 2005
  • International Photography Awards, 2003, "Breakfast at Waianapanapa State Park" (Maui)
  • International Juried Competition, World Council of Arts & Culture, 2003, "Taj Dawn" and "Dal Lake, Clouds, Himalayas" at the Herbst International Exhibiton Hall, San Francisco
  • Los Angeles County Fair 2003, black and white, "Good Veins"
  • Los Angeles County Fair 2002, Spirit USA, "Flag Totem Pole"

Published Selected Photographs

  • pdamerica.org website, Viewers Gallery, Democratic State Convention, Hospitality Reception
  • Pierce Round-Up, CNN anti-war protest, 2003
  • HolidayMaker Magazine, Jellyfish photos for travel article on Monterey
  • L.A. Parent, "Children in the Arts" article
  • Ziff-Davis Publications, advertising/product photography
  • MarketStreet, needlecraft product photography for catalog



  • Rosemary Woodlock and Taylor Associates, campaign photography
  • Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce, yearly membership directory
  • Valley Science Foundation, model/publicity photography
  • San Fernando Quilt Guild Association, meeting and show photography

Professional Photographic Training

  • UCLA with Life Magazine photographer, Leigh Weiner, Sports Illustrated photographer, Robert Riger
  • and National Geographic photographers, Albert Moldvay and Erika Fabian
  • Santa Monica College, with Ford Lowcock, Ed Freeman, Blue Fier, and Maria Piscopo
  • Pierce College, with Joe Soccocio, Sean MacDonald, and Michael Cooperman
  • West Valley Technology Center, black and white and color printing
  • Maine Photographic Workshop, with William Albert Allard and Ernst Haas
Country: USA
Marjorie Cohn
Marjorie Cohn is president of the National Lawyers Guild. A professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, she lectures throughout the world on international human rights and U.S. foreign policy. Professor Cohn is a news consultant for CBS News, and a legal analyst for Court TV, and also provides legal and political commentary on BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR and Pacifica Radio. Co-author of the book Cameras in the Courtroom: Television and the Pursuit of Justice, Professor Cohn's new book is Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law.

She has published numerous articles in such journals as Fordham Law Review, Hastings Law Journal and Virginia Journal of International Law, as well as The National Law Journal, Christian Science Monitor and Chicago Tribune. Professor Cohn is a contributing editor to Jurist, MWC News and Guild Practitioner and her weekly columns appear on AlterNet, Counterpunch, CommonDreams, HuffingtonPost, Buzzflash, OpedNews, AfterDowningStreet, ZNet, and GlobalResearch, and are archived at http://www.marjoriecohn.com/. She has been a criminal defense attorney at the trial and appellate levels for many years, and was staff counsel to the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board.

Professor Cohn is the U.S. representative to the executive committee of the Association of American Jurists. The recipient of the San Diego County Bar Association
City: San Diego
Country: USA
Sukant Chandan
Sukant Chandan is London-based writer on current affairs and cultural issues. He was for ten years a Garage and Jungle/Drum&Bass MC with the DubNeg crew playing at clubs and on London pirate radios. He runs two blogs http://ouraim.blogspot.com/ and http://sonsofmalcolm.blogspot.com/ and can be contacted at sukant.chandan@gmail.com
City: London
Country: U.K.
Dr. Bernard Weiner
Dr. Bernard Weiner, co-editor of the progressive website The Crisis Papers (www.crisispapers.org), has taught American politics and international relations at Western Washington University and San Diego State University. He was an anti-war activist and activist journalist in the
City: San Francisco
Country: USA
Paul Craig Roberts
Paul Craig Roberts [email him]was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration. He is the author of Supply-Side Revolution : An Insider's Account of Policymaking in Washington;Alienation and the Soviet Economy and Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy, and is the co-author with Lawrence M. Stratton of The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice.

He is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Scripps Howard News Service and a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and was a post-graduate at the University of California, Berkeley, and Oxford University where he was a member of Merton College.

In 1992 he received the Warren Brookes Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 1993 the Forbes Media Guide ranked him as one of the top seven journalists in the United States.

His writings frequently appear on Antiwar.com, VDARE.com. Lew Rockwell's web site, NewsMax, and CounterPunch.


Roberts has been a critic of both Democratic and Republican administrations. Dr. Roberts has held numerous academic appointments. He has authored or coauthored eight books, contributed chapters to numerous books and has published many articles in journals of scholarship. He has testified before congressional committees on 30 occasions on issues of economic policy. He was Distinguished Fellow at the Cato Institute from 1993 to 1996. He was a former Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution. From 1982 through 1993, he held the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. During 1981-82 he served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy. President Reagan and Treasury Secretary Regan credited him with a major role in the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981, and he was awarded the Treasury Department's Meritorious Service Award for "outstanding contributions to the formulation of United States economic policy." From 1975 to 1978, Dr. Roberts served on the congressional staff where he drafted the Kemp-Roth bill and played a leading role in developing bipartisan support for a supply-side economic policy.

In 1987 the French government recognized him as "the artisan of a renewal in economic science and policy after half a century of state interventionism" and inducted him into the Legion of Honor on March 20, 1987. The French Minister of Economics and Finance, Edouard Balladur came from France to present the medal to Dr. Roberts at a ceremony at the French Ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C. President Reagan sent OMB Director Jim Miller to the ceremony with a letter of congratulation.

Roberts opposed the Iraq War, and writes frequently on the subject. On May 18, 2005, in response to the publication of the "Downing Street memo," Roberts wrote an article calling for Bush's impeachment for lying to Congress about the case for war.

Roberts is also a critic of a potential Bush administration attack on Iran. In an August 15, 2005 article, he states "Bush...dismisses all facts and assurances and is willing to attack Iran based on nothing but Israel's paranoia."

Although his criticisms of Bush often seem to align him with the political left, Roberts continues to praise Ronald Reagan and to endorse many of Reagan's policies, arguing that "true conservatives" were the "first victims" of the neoconized Bush administration . He has said that many supporters of George W. Bush "are brownshirts with the same low intelligence and morals as Hitler's enthusiastic supporters."

* In "Alienation and the Soviet Economy" (1971), Roberts explained the Soviet economy as the outcome of a struggle between inordinate aspirations and a refractory reality. He showed that the Soviet economy was not centrally planned, but that its institutions, such as material supply, reflected the original Marxist aspirations to establish a non-market mode of production.

* In "Marx's Theory of Exchange" (1973), Roberts showed that Marx was an organizational theorist whose materialist conception of history ruled out good will as an effective force for change.

* In "The Supply-Side Revolution" (1984), Roberts explained the reformulation of macroeconomic theory and policy that he had helped to achieve.

* In "The New Color Line" (1995), Roberts showed that the Civil Rights Act was subverted by the bureaucrats who applied it and, by being used to create status-based privileges, became a threat to the Fourteenth Amendment in whose name it was passed.

* In "The Tyranny of Good Intentions" (2000), Roberts documented the erosion of the Blackstonian legal principles that ensure that law is a shield of the innocent and not a weapon in the hands of government.

* His first scholarly article (Classica et Mediaevalia) was a reformulation of "The Pirenne Thesis."

September 11, 2001 attacks

Of the 9/11 Commission Report he wrote in 2006, "One would think that if the report could stand analysis, there would not be a taboo against calling attention to the inadequacy of its explanations." (see Criticisms of the 9/11 Commission Report). He has reported what he says are findings by experts that conclude there is a large energy deficit in the official account of the collapse of the three WTC buildings, and says that this deficit remains unexplained.

Roberts, a supply-side economist, comments on the "scientific impossibility" of the official explanation for the events on 9/11 and says those engineers and physicists who accept this theory are wrong. On August 18, 2006, he wrote:

I will begin by stating what we know to be a solid incontrovertible scientific fact. We know that it is strictly impossible for any building, much less steel columned buildings, to
Country: USA
George Anthony
George Anthony edits the Islip Unity Group Political Newsletter, a British publication committed to Communist and Left unity. For more information and subscription details write to George at midhurst14@cs.com

Country: U.K.
John Brissenden
John Brissenden teaches and researches in the areas of PR, propaganda, media and networks theory at Bournemouth University. Previously he worked for many years in corporate communications and PR in the UK broadcasting industry, with ITV and Sky. He blogs at konichiwa, bitches. Published work includes: Brissenden J, Moloney K, 2005, Political PR in the 2005 UK General Election: Winning and Losing, With a Little Help From Spin, Journal of Marketing Management, 21 (9), 1005-1020.
City: Bournemouth
Country: UK
Adam W Parsons
Adam W Parsons is the editor of Share the World
City: London
Country: UK
Michael Gillespie
Michael Gillespie is a contributing editor at The Independent Monitor, the national newspaper of Arab Americans. He writes regularly for the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. A 1999 graduate of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Iowa State University where he was inducted a member of Kappa Tau Alpha, he has previously worked in radio as a reporter at WUOT-fm, the University of Tenneessee at Knoxville's
City: Des Moines
Country: USA
Tony Karon
Tony Karon is a journalist from Cape Town, South Africa and resident of New York since 1993. He is currently a senior editor at TIME.com (although his writings at Atlantic Free Press and personal blog he does on his own time and is personally entirely responsible for its content, which in no way reflects the views or outlook of anyone else).

Karon has worked for Time since 1997, covering the Middle East, the
City: New York
Country: USA
Gina-Marie Cheeseman
Gina-Marie Cheeseman is a freelance writer armed with a degree in journalism and a passion for social justice. Growing up in the San Joaquin Valley of California, a region full of agriculture and Mexican immigrants who toil in the searing sun, shaped and formed her desire for social equity.
Country: USA
Satya Sagar
Satya Sagar is a writer, journalist, videomaker based in Thailand. He can be contacted at sagarnama@yahoo.com
Country: Thailand
Rajesh Makwana
Rajesh Makwana is the Director of Share The World's Resources (STWR), an NGO campaigning for global economic and social justice. He can be contacted at \n rajesh@stwr.net
Country: USA
Warren "Bones" Bonesteel
Warren "Bones" Bonesteel is a published author, an e-zine-columnist 'on sabbatical,' and has written articles for newspapers and magazines. He is also possessed of an insatiable curiosity combined with a thirst for knowledge. After his Marine Corps career, he spent two years as a construction worker. He later started, operated and sold a successful formal gardening business. You can email him at wrbones@rap.midco.net. Be careful what you ask him. He just might tell you what he's thinking.
Country: USA
Rodrigue Tremblay
Throughout a busy professional career that got underway in the early '60s, Rodrigue Tremblay has functioned as economist, professor, statesman, writer, columnist and, increasingly, as philosopher and humanist. His versatility in all of these areas has resulted in well over 300 articles written under his name and 27 books dealing with economics and finance, some also tackling moral and political issues.

Rodrigue Tremblay has obtained diplomas from three universities: B.A.(Arts), Laval University, 1961 B.Sc. (Economics), University of Montreal, 1963 M.A. (Economics), Stanford University, 1965 Ph.D. (Economics), Stanford University, 1968 Rodrigue Tremblay is a former Woodrow Wilson fellow, a Ford International Fellow and winner of the Condorcet Prize. He is now professor emeritus of economics and of international finance at the University of Montreal, after having occupied the positions of full professor of economics at the University of Montreal, president of the North Economics and Finance Association, president of the Canadian Economics Society, and advisor to numerous organizations and governments. He has travelled extensively in the Middle-East, in North Africa and in sub-Sahara Africa.

In 1968, Dr. Tremblay was adviser to the Bank of Canada. In 1969, he wrote the basic textbook "Economics", which has been reedited many times since. In 1969-70, he acted as chief economist of the Commission of Inquiry into the Quebec liquor trade, whose report proposed that wine be sold in private grocery stores in addition to the Quebec Liquor Board stores. In 1970, he proposed the creation of a North American Common Market in his book "Ind
City: Montreal
Country: Canada
Marco Procaccini

Marco Procaccini is contributing editor of the Columbia Journal - a positive progressive alternative to the conservative corporate press in British Columbia, Canada dedicated to inform, entertain and advocate for the people of B.C. It is an independent publication, promising free and open debate on all issues, a voice for people throughout the province. He is a Vancouver-based journalist who also contributes to the The Tyee and other publications.

City: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Viktor Zimmermann
Viktor Zimmermann is a chemist and a member of the pink think tank Gay Homeland Foundation. He also is a self-educated scholar of Gay nationalism and international law, and advocates for establishment of a souvereign Gay political entity ('Gay State') as the ultimate safeguard of interests of the Gay people. He socially engages in the local Gay community of his city and can be usually found each Friday evening in Cologne's Gay community center RUBICON.

His key political inspirations are Karl-Heinrich Ulrichs, Harry Hay, Theodor Herzl, Hannah Arendt and Michael Denneny.

Born in Novosibirsk, Russia in 1972, he grew up under the dictate of the Soviet system and learned to resist the brain-washing technics and oppressive indoctrination used by totalitarian regimes. These experiences sharpened his perception of organized religion and other instruments of mind-controlling technics widely used also across the so-called free world.

In 1991, he went to Germany and attended various courses to qualify himself for a university career, which he started in 1994 in G
Country: Germany
Bolivia Rising
Bolivia's indigenous people are rising up and reclaiming a new homeland. An exciting national revolution is unfolding in Bolivia today, with its indigenous peoples at its core. The movement to refound Bolivia is an inspiration to many around the world. Bolivia Rising aims to bring news and analysis about this revolution to english speakers.

Bolivia Rising is maintained by Federico Fuentes, who regularly writes on Bolivian and Latin American affairs for Green Left Weekly. We also count on the help of others to translate important articles and documents coming out of Bolivia. To submit articles or help with translations email boliviarising[at]gmail.com
Country: Bolivia
Mathew Maavak

Mathew Maavak [send him email] specializes in energy geopolitics and was trained in crisis management, psy-war, and propaganda at the University of Leeds, UK. Mathew was also a recent visiting fellow at Jakarta's Centre for Strategic and International Studies.

Mathew is a journalist currently based in Malaysia. Contact him at mathew@maavak.net or visit his website at www.maavak.net

Country: Malaysia
Dr. Trita Parsi
Dr. Trita Parsi is the author of Treacherous Alliance - The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States (Yale University Press, 2007.)

He wrote his Doctoral thesis on Israeli-Iranian relations under Professor Francis Fukuyama (and Drs. Zbigniew Brzezinski, R. K. Ramazani, Jakub Grygiel, Charles Doran) at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies while heading the largest Iranian-American organization in the US, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC).
Country: U.S.A.
Harvey Wasserman
Free Press dot org Senior Editor and "Superpower of Peace" columnist Harvey Wasserman is author or co-author of a dozen books including SOLARTOPIA! Our Green-Powered Earth, A.D. 2030; Harvey Wasserman's History of the U.S.; and, A Glimpse of the Big Light: Losing Parents, Finding Spirit.

With Bob Fitrakis, Harvey has helped expose the theft of the presidency. Their freepress.org coverage has prompted Rev. Jesse Jackson to call them "the Woodward and Bernstein of the 2004 election." Their books include How the GOP Stole America's 2004 Election & Is Rigging 2008, and What Happened in Ohio?, coming soon from the New Press.

Harvey's widespread appearances throughout the major media and at campuses and citizen gatherings have focussed since the 1960s on energy, environment, peace, justice, U.S. history and election protection.

In 1968 Harvey helped found the legendary anti-war Liberation News Service, and then Massachusetts' communal/organic Montague Farm, now home to the Zen Peacemaker Community, International.

In 1973 he helped pioneer the global grassroots movement against atomic reactors, then helped organize mass demonstrations at Seabrook, N.H., and New York City's 1979 "No Nukes" concerts and rally, featuring Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, CSN, James Taylor and others. In 1994 he spoke (for Greenpeace) to 350,000 semi-conscious rock fans at Woodstock 2.

Now based in Ohio, Harvey works to replace the Perry and Davis-Besse nukes with renewables and efficiency, and has helped his friends shut a trash burning power plant, a proposed radioactive waste dump, the Zimmer and Perry 2 nukes, a refuge-threatening housing development and a McDonald's. With Minnesota wind power pioneer Dan Juhl, he co-authored Harvesting Wind Energy as a Cash Crop: A Guide to Locally-Owned Wind Farming (http://www.danmar.us/), and is working with Farmers Green Power in Ohio and elsewhere to promote farmer/community owned renewables. Harvey is married with five daughters, two grandchildren and a grand niece. The Solartopian Superpower of Peace, he says, can triumph over the evil forces of the Bush Junta. Contact him at windhw@aol.com.
City: Columbus
Country: USA
Mahmoud El-Yousseph
Mahmoud El-Yousseph (TSGT / USAF [Ret.]) lives in Ohio.
He can be reached at: el-yousseph6@yahoo.com

City: Columbus
Country: USA
Joel Wendland
Joel Wendland is managing editor of Political Affairs magazine and blogs at ClassWarNotes. He can be reached at jwendland@politicalaffairs.net.
City: Detroit
Country: USA
Willard Payne
Willard Payne operates the international news-analysis service, www.crossfirewar.com and has been culling news from obscure sources since 2004. He concentrates on business interests behind the scenes that control government decision making - especially its foreign policy and provides Analysis of international events on the Eurasian continent and other regions involved in World War III 1994-2007
Country: USA
Linh Dinh
Linh Dinh is the author of four books of poems and two collections of stories, including Blood and Soap, which was one of The Village Voice
Country: USA
Peter Zaza

Peter Zaza is an author living in British Columbia Canada.

He blogs at Casazaza.

Country: Canada
Clifford J. Wirth
Clifford J. Wirth is an Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire.

In 2002-2003 he was a Visiting Professor and Researcher (Fulbright Scholar to Mexico), Instituto Mora, Mexico, D.F.
Country: USA
Mike Ferner
Mike Ferner is a freelance writer from Ohio and author of "Inside the Red Zone: A Veteran For Peace Reports from Iraq."
Country: USA
Jeff Leys

Jeff Leys is Co-Coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. He can be reached via email, jeffleys@vcnv.org

Country: USA
Franklin Lamb

Franklin Lamb's recent book, The Price We Pay: A Quarter Century of Israel's use of American Weapon's against Lebanon (1978-2006) is available at Amazon.com.uk. Hezbollah: A Brief Guide for Beginners is expected in early summer.

Dr. Lamb can be reached at fplamb@gmail.com.

Country: Lebanon
Kellia Ramares
Kellia is a freelance journalist in Oakland, CA who left the Pacifica Radio Network in July, 2010 after 11+ years in the KPFA news department and over 10 years with Free Speech Radio News. She has also done extensive work and audio and print on the Internet, most frequently for Women's International News Gathering Service and Online Journal. 
She has covered a wide range of stories, for Pacifica and independently, from the controversy over spraying pesticides to control an infestation of glassy-winged sharp shooters in Sonoma county, to 9-11 Truth, Peak Oil, a plethora of environmental stories and performance enhancing drugs in major league baseball. She also writes book reviews and commentaries for the Internet on occasion.
Although Kellia is still available for PAID freelance work, she is looking forward to spending more time on a book project called: The End of Money: a critique of paying, owing, and working "for a living", which asks the question: "Why must we pay to live on the planet we're born on?"
Facebook: TheEndOfMoney
Twitter: endofmoney

Country: USA
Hannah Bell
Hannah Bell is from the Pacific Northwest and works in healthcare. She can be reached at: bbhannahb@yahoo.com.
Country: USA
Sean Penn
Sean Penn is a progressive political activist and an Academy Award-winning American film actor and director.
Country: USA
Weldon Berger
Weldon Berger is a freelance writer, enthusiastic amateur malcontent and the proprietor of BTC News, the only blog with an occasional White House reporter. His previous lives include stints as a bartender and corporate video writer/producer, fields with an astonishing number of similarities. He can be reached by email at editor@btcnews.com.
Country: USA
Dan Lieberman
Dan Lieberman is the editor of Alternative Insight , a monthly web based newsletter.
Country: USA
Mary Ann Mann
Kahentinetha Horn
Kahentinetha Horn

CITIZENSHIP: Kanien'ke:haka/Mohawk Nation
CLAN: Bear Clan
HOME: Kahnawake of Mohawk Territory
EDUCATION: M.A., Carleton University, 1997
LANGUAGES: Mohawk, English

INSTITUTIONAL AFFILITATION: Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, 2003-2005, Professor: "History of Indigenous Women"

LOCAL COMMUNITY: Elders Council, Kahnawake 2004-- Kahentinetha was involved in the 1962 Conference on Indian Poverty in Washington D.C., the blocking of the International Bridge at Akwesasne in 1968, and other indigenous issues. Most recently, she was behind the Canadian Army razor wires that surrounded the Mohawk compound in Kanehsatake, known as the "Oka Crisis" that plagued the summer of 1990. After almost 20 years of service, Kahentinetha was fired by the Department of Indian Affairs for her involvement in the Oka Crisis. An avid writer, Kahentinetha has returned to her love of writing working on her own material and editing the works of others. "Mohawk Warriors Three - The Trial of Lasagna, Noriega and 20-20", the account of the first trial of the warriors arrested after leaving the compound, is Kahentinetha's first published book. She lives in Kahnawake with her children and grandchildren. M.S. THESIS: "Iroquois: Origin and Significance of Competing Ideologies".

ORGANIZATION: President, CASNP Canadian Alliance in Solidarity with Native Peoples.
  • Kanien'ke:haka/Mohawk Sovereignty Position;
  • Constitutional Jurisdiction Position Under Kaianereh'ko:wa/Great Law of Peace of Sovereign Indigenous Nations;
  • Speaker to Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences in North America and Europe on Contemporary Indigenous Issues, such as: "the Emerging National-International/Indian Relationship", "Indigenous Nationhood in North American Society", "Traditional Government and Traditional Justice Systems of Indian People", "The Role of Support Groups to North American Indigenous Nations", "The Oka/Kanehsatake Crisis of 1990".
  • Cross-Cultural Awareness/Multi Track Diplomacy.
Country: Kanien'ke:haka/Mohawk Nation
Ahmed A/Kadir (Shiine)
Ahmed A/Kadir Nur(Shiine) is a Somali born Canadian, living in Toronto. Having degrees in Math, engineering and administration, Ahmed started his writing career in late 1990s. He is a peace and just activist based in Toronto.
Country: Canada
Jim Fuller

James Clay Fuller is a sort-of retired journalist who has worked in newspapers and magazines for more than 45 years. His day job for 30 years was at the Minneapolis StarTribune, where he was a business and economics reporter, features writer, and sometime music critic, as well as an editor in charge of several specialized sections of the newspaper and a number of investigative projects. He was nominated for Pulitzer Prizes in 1977 and 1992, and was the instigator and senior editor on a project that was nominated for a Pultizer in 1997. He has written for many national publications. His work can be found at http://www.jamesclayfuller.com/

Country: USA
Kent Welton
Author, Exec. Dir. The Center For Balance. Websites: PanditPress.com, OligarchyUSA.com, PublicCentralBank.com, EditorFreedom.com, FascismUSA.COM & more
Country: USA
Michael O?McCarthy
Michael O
City: South Carolina
Country: USA
Jerome Grossman
Jerome Grossman is a former Member of the Democratic National Committee, Chairman Emeritus of Council for a Livable World, Author of Relentless Liberal His opinions can be seen at relentlessliberal.com
Country: USA
Gary Corseri
"Revolution without the Arts is meaningless,
Country: USA
Jay J. Johnson-Castro, Sr.
Jay J. Johnson-Castro, Sr. is an internationally recognized human rights activist from the Texas-Mexico border that has walked some 500 miles in protest against human rights violations. He is the founder of www.FreedomAmbassadors.com, a national network that champion refugees and innocent immigrant children imprisoned in private
Country: USA
Rayeon Yeem
Rayeon Yeem is currently studying at York University in Canada
Country: Canada
Michael Richards
Michael Richards is the founder of Sustainable Ecological Economic Development (S.E.E.D.) He serves as the President of the Oakhill Jackson Neigborhood ASSN. Richards is the inventor of soy wax replacements for petroleum wax and is President of Soyawax International. His book, SUSTAINABLE OPERATING SYSTEMS/The Post Petrol Paradigm, published in 2007 is available at Amazon.
Country: USA
Prem Lal Joshi
Dr. Joshi has been associated with various organizations as instructor, trainer, consultant, examiner and reviewer. He has worked in India, Kenya, Turkey, and Bahrain. He participated in more than 25 International and National conferences apart from having a large number of research papers and articles published in international and national journals and magazines. Dr. Joshi is one of the rare Indian Accounting researchers who has the highest number of research papers published in international refereed journals throughout the world. He is also the author of six books on Budgeting and Financial Accounting.
Country: Bahrain
Alan Bisbort
Alan Bisbort is the author and coauthor of numerous books, including Famous Last Words (Pomegranate), Rhino's Psychedelic Trip (Backbeat Books), Sunday Afternoon Looking for the Car: The Aberrant Art of Barry Kite (Pomegranate), White Rabbit and Other Delights: East Totem West, A Hippie Company, 1967-1969 (Pomegranate), Charles Bragg: The Works! (Pomegranate), The Nation's Library: Library of Congress (Scala). He is a columnist for the Hartford Advocate. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Connecticut, E, Hit List, Amp, Yale Environment, In These Times, Rolling Stone, Creem, and many other venues. His latest work is When You Read This They Will Have Killed Me": The Life and Redemption of Caryl Chessman, Whose Execution Shook America
Country: USA
Kathleen Hayden
Kathleen Hayden has covered politics online for 13 years for Time Magazine, CNN and, currently, as an executive producer at AOL News. She is a proud New Englander, growing up in a burb outside Boston. She left for the Philadelphia area to attend Haverford College. After graduating in '94, New York and a job offer to help start TIME's website and write for TIME Daily beckoned. From there she moved 17 floors up to join Time Warner's Pathfinder as News Producer. When the chance to try out D.C. as a writer for AllPolitics came up, how could she say no? But she still loves the land of six-month winters and the Red Sox best.
Country: USA
Dr. Aqueil Ahmad
Dr. Aqueil Ahmad is currently a full-time faculty in the School of Management at Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Country: USA


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