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Robley E. George
Robley E. George, Founder and Director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Societies, was born in Indiana in 1931 and was graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis. He then studied engineering at San Diego State and Sacramento State Colleges and was graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.S. Chem. Engr. in 1954. After serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, he entered Purdue University and was graduated with a M.S. Chem. Engr. in 1957. He completed his formal education at UCLA, specializing in applied mathematics, automatic control theory and nuclear engineering.

Mr. George entered the aerospace industry and participated in the conception, design, analysis, implementation, operation and maintenance of various sophisticated computerized systems. His work through much of this period was classified, though scientific articles did result in the general area of mathematical optimization, specifically nuclear rocket thrust optimization and complex scheduling algorithms.

In 1969, Mr. George left industry to create the Center for the Study of Democratic Societies, a research and educational institution dedicated to the examination and explanation of the properties and possibilities of democratic societies. Mr. George has lectured, presented workshops and short courses as well as given TV and radio interviews on various aspects of present and potential democracy and advanced, democratic socioeconomic systems. He has presented his seminal work on Socioeconomic Democracy at a number of international conferences and is the author of numerous articles published in the U.S. and abroad. He has further developed the concept and discipline of Economic Engineering, first articulated by Keith Roberts. His honors include the Dr. Khurshid Ahmad Khan Memorial Award from the Pakistan Futuristics Institute for his "long-standing services to the Futures Field".

Country: USA
Tim Buchholz
Tim Buchholz is an activist and freelance writer based in Ohio.
Country: USA
Jen Marlowe
Jen Marlowe is the author of Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival (Nation Books), which is included in the Best American Non-Required Reading Collection 2007. She is working on Rebuilding Hope, a film about South Sudan, and writing a book and a play about Palestine and Israel. Her previous film was Darfur Diaries: Message from Home. She is on the board of directors of The Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre and is a founding member of the Rachel's Words initiative. Her writing can be found online in The Nation, Tomdispatch.com, Alternet and Counterpunch.
Country: USA
Dr. Haider Mehdi
Dr. Haider Mehdi is a university faculty member and regular columnist for The Nation newspaper of Pakistan. He currently resides in the UAE and be contacted at: hl_mehdi@hotmail.com
City: Karachi
Country: Pakistan
Suzanne Baroud
Suzanne Baroud is a freelance writer and managing editor of The Palestine Chronicle
Justin Podur
Justin Podur is a writer and editor for ZNet (www.zmag.org), part of Z Communications, an alternative media organization dedicated to political analysis and support for movements for social change. He has reported from Haiti, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Israel/Palestine, and Mexico. He has also written on South Asia and North America. He has written for Z Magazine, Frontline (India), New Politics, New Left Review, rabble.ca, and other publications and is part of the Pueblos en Camino collective (www.en-camino.org). He runs a blog (www.killingtrain.com). He is based in Toronto.
City: Toronto
Country: Canada
Beenish Gaya
Beenish Gaya is a sister of one of the accused in the infamous Toronto 18 case - which is proceeding through the courts at a snail's pace and there have been serious concerns expressed by many legal observors.
Country: Canada
Martha Rose Crow
Martha Rose Crow is a feminist, socialist, poet and writer living in the Netherlands. A social economist and cultural scientist, she holds four university degrees in Marketing, Management, Communication and Information Media (master
Country: Netherlands
David Crowe
David Crowe is a science critic and writer based in Calgary, Canada. He has a degree in biology and has written extensively on HIV/AIDS, failures of modern medicine and telecommunications. He is CFO of the Green Party of Alberta, and president of Rethinking AIDS.
Country: Canada
Sean M. Madden
Sean M. Madden is an American writer living in East Sussex, England. His work appears on websites ranging from Information Clearing House to UPI
Country: UK
Roland Michel Tremblay
Roland Michel Tremblay (born October 15, 1972, in Quebec City, Canada) is a French-Canadian author, poet, scriptwriter, development producer and science-fiction consultant. He has been living in London since 1995.

Roland Michel Tremblay was born in Quebec City but moved to the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region in the North of the Quebec province when he was 7 years old. He obtained a college diploma in Sciences from the CEGEP de Jonqui
City: London
Country: United Kingdom
Richard Hirschhorn
After over 25 years running a retail/wholesale petfood business in NYC, Richard Hirschhorn has returned to his love of politics (which he studied at Hunter College). He currently resides in Allentown, PA.
Country: USA
Huzaima Bukhari and Dr. Ikramul Haq .
The writers (ikram@huzaimaikram.com), tax advisers, legal historians and authors, are visiting Professors of Lahore University of
Management Sciences (LUMS)
Country: India
Maxwell Black
Max Black manages a restaurant in DC where he's often baffled by the presence of people like Senator "Joe-mentum" or former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Night after night of making sure the sons and daughters of CEOs and Saudi oil barons get their grilled salmon on time can be a bitter pill to swallow.
Country: USA
Zahir Ebrahim
Zahir Ebrahim is an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (patents here), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web at http://PrisonersoftheCave.org. He may be reached at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org.
Country: USA
Stephen Bindman
Stephen Bindman has had a varied career as a Psychologist and has maintained a strong interest in describing the human condition in a scientific manner. A reflection of this can be seen in two early publications, The Myth of Adolescence, and Love Without Illusions.

After receiving his PhD in Clinical Psychology from UCLA, he accepted a joint appointment at the University of Texas, at Austin, which was oriented toward experimental psychology. There in the 1970's he became interested in the Human Potential movement and new methods in psychotherapy. He then associated himself with the leaders of the Association for Humanistic Psychology at Psychological Service Associates. They were pioneers who were interested in new methods in group and individual psychotherapy, including sensitivity training in industry and public service organizations. As the humanistic psychology movement became increasingly oriented towards new age spiritual and transpersonal psychology. Dr. Bindman returned to more scientific interests in psychology and became increasingly active as a forensic psychologist, as a way to combine scientific data with applied interventions.
Most recently, concerned about the effects of the current Bush administration and Congress on the USA, and the world, he returned to some of the political interests he had as an undergraduate, particularly following the works and the spirit of George Orwell. This has meant addressing a variety of social and political issues bearing on the nature of the economic and social environment with a hope of describing it free from the usual prejudices of both the left and the right. He wrote regularly on these issues for the Los Angeles Free Press in 2005 through 2007. He is also now a Senior Research Fellow at the Council for Hemispheric Affairs.
Stephen Bindman has had a varied career as a Psychologist and has an accurate interest in describing the human condition. A reflection of this can be seen in two early publications, The Myth of Adolescence, and Love Without Illusions.

After receiving his PhD in Clinical Psychology from UCLA, he accepted a joint appointment at the University of Texas, at Austin, which was oriented toward scientific psychology. In the 1970's he became interested in the human potential movement and new methods in group psychotherapy and he associated myself with the leaders of the Association for Humanistic Psychology at Psychological Service Associates - who too were interested in some kind of new spiritualism,.

Most recently, concerned about the effects of this administration and Congress on the USA, he returned to some of the political interests he had as an undergraduate, particularly following the works and in the spirit of George Orwell. This has meant addressing a variety of social and political issues bearing on the nature of the economic and social environment with a hope of describing it free from the usual prejudices of both the left and the right.
Country: USA
Stephanie Westbrook
Stephanie Westbrook is a founding member of U.S. Citizens for Peace & Justice in Rome, Italy and currently serves on the group's coordinating committee. www.peaceandjustice.it
City: Rome
Country: Italy
Shamus Cooke
Shamus Cooke writes for http://www.socialistappeal.org
Country: USA
Nadia Hasan
Nadia Hasan is a Palestinian activist who was born in Chile and who lives between various nations of South America and the Middle East. Her site is Palestina Resiste! and she dreams of the day when all Palestinians can exercise their Right of Return.
Country: Jordan
Tariq A. Al-Maeena
Cem Ert
Cem Ertür is a freelance Turkish interpreter and translator in who is living in London. He grew up in Istanbul, studied in the US, France, Germany and Turkey.
Country: France
Peter Stern
Peter Stern, of Driftwood, TX, a former director of information services, university professor, public school administrator, is a political writer published frequently throughout the Texas community and nationwide. He is a disabled Vietnam veteran and holds three post-graduate degrees. He may be contacted at pstern@austin.rr.com
Country: USA
Andrew Kishner
Andrew Kishner is a downwinder activist and founder of www.Idealist.ws and www.StopDivineStrake.com.
City: Hartford
Country: USA
Andre Vltchek
Jennifer Lynne Ziemann
Country: USA
Dr. Neve Gordon
Neve Gordon is an author and professor  who writes on issues relating to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and human rights. During the first Intifada he served as director of Physicians for Human Rights, Israel. During the second Intifada he was an active member in Ta'ayush, Arab-Jewish Partnership. He is the author of a number of books, including most recently Israel's Occupation. All of his writings appear on his new website www.israelsoccupation.info
City: Tel Aviv
Country: Israel
Kenneth Ring
Kenneth Ring, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus of psychology, University of Connecticut, who currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. His e-mail is: Ken_Ring@Compuserve.com
Country: USA
Tim Gatto
Country: USA
Ignacy Nowopolski

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury Department in the Reagan administration. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of National Review. He is coauthor of The Tyranny of Good Intentions.

Dr. Ignacy Nowopolski is editor in chief of Polska Panorama. He can be reached at redakcja@polskapanorama.org

Country: Poland
Steve Windisch
Country: USA
Sherwood Ross
Country: USA
Jennifer Epps
City: LA
Country: USA
Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the New York Times and international bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Published worldwide in September 2007, The Shock Doctrine is set to be translated into 25 languages to date. The six minute companion film, created by Alfonso Cuaron, director of Children of Men, was an Official Selection of the 2007 Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals and was a viral phenomenon, downloaded over a million times.

Her previous book No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies was also an international bestseller, translated into over 28 languages with more than a million copies in print. A collection of her work, Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate was published in 2002.

Naomi Klein writes a regular column for The Nation and The Guardian that is syndicated internationally by The New York Times Syndicate. In 2004, her reporting from Iraq for Harper
Country: Canada
James McEnteer
Country: Columbia
Gilad Atzmon
Gilad Atzmon (Hebrew: גלעד עצמון‎, born June 9, 1963) is a jazz musician, author and anti-Zionist activist who was born in Israel and currently lives in London.

"Anti-Semite is an empty signifier, no one actually can be an Anti-Semite and this includes me of course. In short, you are either a racist - which I am not - or have an ideological disagreement with Zionism... which I have."

He was born a secular Israeli Jew in Tel Aviv, and trained at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem. His service in the Israeli military convinced him Israel had become a militarized state controlled by religious extremists. In 1994, Atzmon emigrated from Israel to London, where he studied philosophy.

Atzmon is an anti-Zionist who critiques Jewish identity issues and supports the Palestinian Right of Return as well as the establishment of a single state in Israel/Palestine. He is a signatory to the "Palestinians are the Priority Petition" which states “full and unconditional support of the Palestinian people is a condition sine qua non for activists to adopt.
City: London
Country: UK
Bart Klein Ikink
Bart Klein Ikink is an engineer and lives in Friesland in the Netherlands. He blogs at http://www.naturalmoney.org/.

Country: Netherlands
Judith H. Young
Country: USA
Kourosh Ziabari
Kourosh Ziabari, born in 1990, an Iranian freelance journalist and cultural researcher, a member of Stony Brook University Publications' editorial team, a guest writer for BBC world service website, a contributor to PBS Media Shift, columnist of the Netherlands-based PoliGazette and the author of book "7+1". A number of his articles have been translated in German, Italian, Spanish, Malayan and Arabic.

Persian Blog: http://kouroshz.blogfa.com
English Blog: http://cyberfaith.blogspot.com

Country: Iran
Nadeem Walayat
Country: UK
Kay Mukhar
American Kay Mukhar lives in Amman, Jordan and is married to a Palestinian man who fled Jerusalem in the 1948 Nakaba. A little over a year ago she made this amazing and illuminating trip into Israel. She is now a University Counselor at the Amman Baccalaureate School
Country: Jordon
Richard Kastelein

Richard Kastelein is the publisher of Atlantic Free Press. The views of the writers may not reflect the views of the publisher. AFP is a progressive opinion publication that publishes works that the mainstream media does not normally carry. The mission is simple...

City: Groningen
Country: Netherlands
Jalal Alavi

Jalal Alavi is a sociologist and political commentator residing in Britain.

Country: UK
Dr. Gideon Polya

Dr. Gideon Polya, has? published some 130 works in a 4 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds" (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London, 2003), and in 2007 published

Country: Australia
James Secor

Jim Secor is an expat writer and teacher and dramatist living in China. He has lived and worked in the country as well as the city. He has been in China for six years. As an activist, he ran afoul of state governments and found it advantageous to move abroad. He can be reached at drjames@indiatimes.com or znzfqlxskj@gmail.com.

Country: China
K Gajendra Singh

K Gajendra Singh, served as Indian ambassador to Turkey and Azerbaijan from August 1992 to April 1996. Prior to that, he served terms as ambassador to Jordan, Romania and Senegal. He was counselor at the Indian Embassy in Paris in 1973-75 .He is currently chairman of the Foundation for Indo-Turkic Studies. Copy right with the author. E-mail:Gajendrak@hotmail.com???????

Country: Turkey
Tom Burghardt

Tom Burghardt is a researcher and activist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to publishing in Covert Action Quarterly and Global Research, an independent research and media group of writers, scholars, journalists and activists based in Montreal, his articles can be read on Dissident Voice, The Intelligence Daily and Pacific Free Press. He is the editor of Police State America: U.S. Military "Civil Disturbance" Planning, distributed by AK Press.

Country: USA
Christopher Parsons

Christopher Parsons is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria researching ubiquitous digital surveillance, and is a member of the New Transparency Project.

City: Victoria
Country: Canada
Lawrence Velvel

Lawrence Velvel is Dean of the Massachusetts School of Law(MSL) at Andover and a frequent commentator on contemporary affairs. He is the author of “Blogs From A Liberal Standpoint 2004-2005”(Doukathsan), winner of the bronze medal in the essays category from ForeWord for 2006. He has also been honored for his work in the field of legal education, as his law school provides a practicable, quality, affordable education for students from low-and middle income backgrounds and minorities who would otherwise be unable to obtain a legal education. Further information: contact Dean Velvel at velvel@mslaw.edu

City: Andover
Country: USA
John Brown
John Brown is a political consultant who prefers to remain anonymous. His previous writings include "The Center of Elite Consensus" and "Life in the Post Political Age".
Country: USA
Rand Clifford
Rand Clifford is a writer living in Spokane, Washington, with his wife Mary Ann, and their Chesapeake Bay retriever, Mink. Rand's novels CASTLING, TIMING, VOICES OF VIRES, and PRIEST LAKE CATHEDRAL are published by StarChief Press: http://www.starchiefpress.com
City: Spokane
Country: USA
Andrew Hughes
"An Irishman by birth, Andrew Hughes has been living in France for the last 8 years. He has spent the last 27 years working in Information Technology Administration. In 1994, fascinated by Geopolitics and what really makes the world go round, he started to research the real news on the Web and through authors like Peter Dale Scott, Michael Ruppert, Professor Michael Chussodovsky and Mike Rivero. Six Months ago, he started to write on his livejournal blog under the Pseudonym "Meltdown101". Since then he has been publishing his articles on NolanChart.com, GlobalResearch.ca, Peoplesvoice.org, Iraq-war.ru, Opednews.com and seekingalpha.com."
City: Montpellier
Country: France
Lloyd Rowsey

A graduate of Stanford Law School, Lloyd Rowsey worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 23 years.

Country: USA
Joseph A. Bello

Joseph Bello is a 42 year old veteran's advocate in New York City who served 11 years in the United States Navy/Naval Reserve.

Country: USA
Edward Jayne

Edward Jayne is a retired English professor with experience as a '60s activist. He can be contacted at: edward.jayne@wmich.edu. Visit his website at: www.edwardjayne.com

Country: USA
Jeffrey Goodger

Born February 21st, 1984 to a drug-addicted mother and a father who was among General Electric's top electrical engineers, Jeffrey offers a unique perspective on life and the world that surrounds us. He grew up not-so-quietly in Southwestern Michigan, constantly challenging the validity of authority figures, preaching libertarian values to classmates long before taking an interest in the political realm, and playing his electric 6-string all along the way. His stable childhood life was torn away at the age of thirteen when his parents divorced.

Since then, Jeffrey has been homeless twice (both times in violent neighborhoods) which forced him to drop out of school in the eighth grade; married to his first wife and fathered his first child at the age of sixteen, separated by seventeen; earned his GED by the age of 21; and enrolled in community college at the age of 22.

Jeffrey is currently working full-time as a nurses' assistant at a local hospital and is still taking college classes part-time. He is majoring in electrical systems technology and hopes to one day have a position repairing electronic medical equipment. In his spare time he juggles several hobbies, the most prominent of which include playing and composing music on his guitar, trail running, weight training, writing, and studying (among many other things) government corruption, elitists agendas, and world affairs.

Country: USA
Robert Singer

Robert Singer is a retired information technology professional and an environmental activist living in southern California. In 1995 he and his cousin Adam D. Singer founded IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc., where he served as chief technology officer. Today the company manages more than 130 practice groups, providing care in some 300 medical facilities in 18 states. Prior to that he was president of Useful Software, a developer and publisher of business and consumer software for the personal computing Industry.

Country: USA
Deepak Tripathi

Deepak Tripathi, former BBC correspondent and editor, is a researcher and an author with reference to South and West Asia and US foreign policy. He set up the BBC Office in Kabul and was correspondent in Afghanistan in the early 1990s. He is the author of a study of Afghanistan in the Cold War, to be published as a book. His research findings are published in 'Dialectics of the Afghanistan Conflict' by the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. He is currently writing a book on the presidency of George W. Bush. His articles have appeared in international publications such as The Economist and The Daily Telegraph of London, as well as the History News Network of George Mason University, CounterPunch, Online Journal and the Palestine Chronicle. Deepak Tripathi is a member of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom.

City: Woking
Country: United Kingdom
Ann Wright
Ann Wright grew up in Bentonville, Arkansas, and attended the University of Arkansas, where she received a master’s and a law degree. She also has a master’s degree in national security affairs from the U.S. Naval War College. After college, she spent thirteen years in the U.S. Army and sixteen additional years in the Army Reserves, retiring as a Colonel. She is airborne-qualified.

In 1987, Col.Wright joined the Foreign Service and served as U.S. Deputy Ambassador in Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan, and Mongolia. She received the State Department’s Award for Heroism for her actions during the evacuation of 2,500 people from the civil war in Sierra Leone, the largest evacuation since Saigon. She was on the first State Department team to go to Afghanistan and helped reopen the Embassy there in December 2001. Her other overseas assignments include Somalia, Kyrgyzstan, Grenada, Micronesia, and Nicaragua. On March 19, 2003, the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Ann Wright cabled a letter of resignation to Secretary of State Colin Powell, stating that without the authorization of the UN Security Council, the invasion and occupation of a Muslim, Arab, oil-rich country would be a disaster. Since then, she has been writing and speaking out for peace. She fasted for a month, picketed at Guantánamo, served as a juror in impeachment hearings, and has been arrested numerous times for peaceful, nonviolent protest of Bush’s policies, particularly the war on Iraq.

She retired as a Colonel and a former US diplomat who resigned in March, 2003 in opposition to the war on Iraq. She served in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia and Mongolia. In December, 2001 she was on the small team that reopened the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. She is the co-author of the book “Dissent: Voices of Conscience.” (www.voicesofconscience.com)

She lives in Honolulu.

Country: USA
Dr. Glen Barry

Dr. Glen Barry is the President and Founder of Ecological Internet (EI). Dr. Barry is recognized internationally by the environmental movement as a leading public intellectual and global visionary committed to communicating the severity of global ecological crises and actively organizing with others sufficient responses. He is a conservation biologist and political ecologist, a writer of essays and blogs, and a computer specialist and technology researcher.

Dr. Barry's tireless use of the Internet to address global ecological change has been described as providing "the global ecological conscience" necessary to pursue and achieve global ecological sustainability. He has specialized for years in the use of the Internet to facilitate environmental conservation, where his many innovations include inventing blogging in 1993 (for which he is deepy sorry ;-)

Ecological Internet specializes in the construction of environmental portals with unique information retrieval tools and original analysis. EI's web sites (Climate Ark, Forests.org, EcoEarth.Info, Water Conserve, Ocean Conserve and Rainforest Portal) are widely recognized as premier environmental news, information and analysis web sites, and enjoys wide use from around the world. As EI's President, Dr. Barry carries out a range of duties requiring disparate proficiencies including ecological research, campaign strategizing, computer programming and NGO management.

Dr. Barry holds a Ph.D. in "Land Resources" from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Masters of Science in "Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development" also from Madison, and a Bachelor of Arts in "Political Science" from Marquette University. His research has been into use of the Internet to facilitate conservation outcomes, where his scholarly insights have been repeatedly tested through years of observation of actual Internet campaigns he has organized on behalf of the Earth. He is deeply committed to environmental sustainability, and his rainforest conservation and Internet campaigning have been supported by the MacArthur Foundation, Google Grants and many others. He has worked within academia, multi-lateral organizations and non-governmental organizations.

Dr. Barry is married, with two well trained golden retrievers. He recently relocated to Seattle where he practices green living. He enjoys walking, reading, tree planting, gardening, traveling and movies. He frequently speaks publicly and to the media on global environmental issues, having been featured recently in interviews by sources as diverse as the LA Times, BBC, Iranian Press TV, Voice of America and many local radio programs. Please contact Dr. Barry for interviews regarding forest, climate, water and environmental conservation and sustainability.

Country: USA
Richard A. Falk

Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and Visiting Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His most recent book, The Great Terror War (2003), considers the American response to September 11, including its relationship to the patriotic duties of American Citizens. In 2001 he served on a three person Human Rights Inquiry Commission for the Palestine Territories that was appointed by the United Nations, and previously, on the Independent International Commission on Kosovo. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Religion and Humane Global Governance; Human Rights Horizons; On Humane Governance: Toward a New Global Politics; Explorations at the Edge of Time; Revolutionaries and Functionaries; The Promise of World Order; Indefensible Weapons; Human Rights and State Sovereignty; A Study of Future Worlds; This Endangered Planet; coeditor of Crimes of War. He serves as Chair of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation's Board of Directors and as honorary vice president of the American Society of International Law. Falk also acted as counsel to Ethiopia and Liberia in the Southwest Africa Case before the International Court of Justice. He received his B.S. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; L.L.B. from Yale Law School; and J.S.D. from Harvard University.

Country: USA
Cynthia Ann McKinney

Cynthia Ann McKinney (born March 17, 1955) is a former United States Representative and the 2008 Green Party nominee for President of the United States. McKinney served as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993–2003 and 2005–2007, first representing Georgia's 11th Congressional District and then Georgia's 4th Congressional District. She is the first African-American woman to have represented Georgia in the House.[1] In the 1992 election, McKinney was elected in the newly re-created 11th District,[2] and was re-elected in 1994. When her district was redrawn and renumbered due to the Supreme Court of the United States ruling in Miller v. Johnson,[3][1][4] McKinney was easily elected from the new 4th District in the 1996 election, and was re-elected twice without substantive opposition. McKinney was defeated by Denise Majette in the 2002 Democratic primary, in part due to Republican crossover voting in Georgia's open primary election, which permits anyone from any party to vote in any party primary,[5] and in part due to her "controversial profile, which included a suggestion that [George W.] Bush knew in advance of the September 11 attacks." (from wikipedia)

Country: USA
Margie Burns
Margie Burns is a freelance journalist in metro D.C. with a blog on government, law and politics, and Hill credentials through the Austin-based Progressive Populist. Her articles have appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Baltimore Sun, the Baltimore Evening Sun, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Detroit Free Press,Legal Times, the Madison Capital Times, the Miami Herald,Salon.com, the St. Louis Journalism Review, the San Antonio Current,Style Weekly, and the Waco Tribune Herald among other periodicals.

She has written for the Baltimore Chronicle, Chronicles Magazine, the Washington Spectator newsletter, bradblog, and onlinejournal, edited by Bev Conover. Her columns appeared in The Prince George’s Journal (Md.) 1996-2004 and The Prince George’s Sentinel 2004-2006.

Her doctorate is in Renaissance English literature. She teaches English as an adjunct at UMBC.
Country: USA
Gregory A. Burris
Gregory A. Burris is a former Fulbright recipient who holds degrees in Hebrew, Jewish studies, and Middle Eastern studies. His other articles have appeared in such publications as the Journal of Popular Film and Television and Middle Eastern Studies. Originally hailing from the East Texas town of Texarkana, he currently resides in Istanbul, Turkey.
City: Istanbul
Country: Turkey
Juan Santos
Juan Santos is a member of the Aztlan Mexica Nation Harmony Keepers/American Indian Movement, and a Los Angeles based writer and editor. His essays can be found at: http://the-fourth-world.blogspot.com/. He can be reached at: Juan_Santos@Mexica.net
Country: USA
Andrea Luchetta
Andrea Luchetta is a dog-provided student in international history and politics, in Geneva. He comes from Trieste, which is for sure the most windy town in the world. He can be reached at: andrealuchetta@hotmail.it
Cyril Mychalejko
Cyril Mychalejko is the assistant editor of Upside Down World. He graduated from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA in 2002 with a degree in Liberal Arts. While at Evergreen Cyril spent two academic quarters living on Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota learning about indigenous issues. He concluded his stay by writing a report about racial profiling of Indians in the state. He finished his time at Evergreen by interning at The Chicago Reporter, a investigative monthly magazine reporting on issues surrounding race and poverty in Chicago and the surrounding metropolitan area.

Since graduating he has worked as a journalist for daily and weekly community newspapers. He has also worked for a fair trade campaign, writing about trade agreements and globalization. In addition, he has been on the publications committee of Greater Phialdelphia democratic Left for the past five years. His articles have appeared in publications and websites such as Common Dreams, AlterNet, Z Magazine, The Miami Herald, The Capital Times (Madison, WI), Resource Center of the Americas, The Free Press, Against the Current, Impact Press, ProgressiveTrail and Greater Philadelphia democratic Left.

Email him: Cyril(at)upsidedownworld.org

Country: Global
M. Hasan Uncular
M. Hasan Uncular is the Deputy-editor-in-chief of Timeturk.
Country: Turkey
Nu'man Abd al-Wahid
Nu'man Abd al-Wahid is a freelance writer of Yemeni origin. His articles have been published at Black Commentator, Arab Media Watch and UK Watch. He Blogs at www.yamyam-yemeni.blogspot.com
Country: UK
Michael Greenwell
At various times Michael Greenwell has been a university tutor, a barman, a DJ (not a very good one) an office lackey, supermarket worker, president of a small charity, a researcher, a librarian and a few other things too tedious to mention. He worked in Nepal for a couple of months doing volunteer work as well South Korea where he met some nice people but didn’t have the best time. These days he is back home in Scotland somewhere in the Highlands and islands or otherwise in Glasgow.

Michael Greenwell blogs at http://michaelgreenwell.wordpress.com.and is a member of www.spinwatch.org. He also maintains the animal extinction blog http://exitstageright.wordpress.com
City: Glascow
Country: UK
Michael Haas
Michael Haas, a distinguished authority on international law and human rights, is the author or editor of 33 books on government and world politics. Haas has taught political science at Northwestern, Purdue, and the University of London.
Country: USA
Marguerite Laurent
Marguerite Laurent is a Haitian woman inspired, guided, and directed by the strength, legacy and visions of the Haitian warrior goddess, Ezili Dantò.

She is an award winning playwright, a performance poet, political and social commentator, author and human rights attorney. She was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and raised in Stamford, CT. She holds a BA from Boston College, a JD from the University of Connecticut School of law, and, attended the Hartford Conservatory for Ballet, Jazz and Modern while studying Haitian dancing at home and with countless Haitian dance experts in the field.
Country: USA
Mohammed Mustafa Mustafa
Mohammed Mustafa Mustafa is Head of coordination department at Polisata Center for media and production – Gaza Strip and was an editor at Palestine Press News Agency from 2005 to 2007.
City: Biet Lahia
Country: North Gaza
William C. Carlotti
William C. Carlotti spent about 45 years as a construction manager organizing the work force to transform the symbol-users products — architectural and engineering plans — into hi-rise structural steel buildings, sewage treatment plants, a major sports arena and various and sundry other structures. In the process of also raising a family of five children along with his wife, he was also actively involved in the efforts to improve the New York City school system, and to eliminate discrimination in the building trades. He is now retired and write from home in Vermont.
Country: USA
Lisa "Stienster" Nerone
Born and bred in The Bronx, NY.
Country: USA
Robert Larson
Robert Larson is Assistant Professor, Economics at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington, Indiana, and blogs at http://theprofitmargin.blogspot.com.
Country: USA
Mohammed Ataie
Mohammed Ataie is an Iranian journalist who is studying at the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies in the American university of Beirut.
Country: Lebanon
Guy Gabriel
Guy Gabriel is a journalist and adviser to Arab Media Watch, a London-based organisation that monitors Arab-related issues in the British media. Originally trained in European languages, he also holds a Masters from the School of Oriental and African Studies in Middle Eastern politics. He experienced the events of 9/11, the invasion of Iraq, 7/7 and their respective media coverage all while living in the Middle East, yet found no evidence of a clash of cultures, nor confirmation of what is so frequently portrayed in the Western media.
Country: USA
George Galloway
George Galloway is the MP for Bethnal Green and Bow. He has been an MP since 1987 and took the east London seat for the Respect coalition in 2005, unseating the Labour candidate, Oona King.
Country: UK
Mary Rizzo
Mary Rizzo is an art restorer, translator and writer living in Italy and can be reached at: humdrum2@libero.it She is from a multi-faith Jewish-Christian background but is non-practising.
Country: Italy
Bruce Katz
Bruce
Country: Canada
Travis Kelly
Award-winning editorial cartoonist, webmaster, graphic designer and writer in Moab, Utah
Country: USA
Sukey Wolf
Writer and psychotherapist Sukey Wolf, now living in Seattle, took part in the protest following White's conviction for manslaughter rather than murder, known as the White Night riots. Email her at swolf@igc.org.
City: Seattle
Country: USA
Dr. Jim Knapton
Jim Knapton holds a PhD. in Engineering from Leeds University, UK and has taught engineering at the university level both in Leeds and North Carolina State University. Jim has countless international papers and presentations to his credit.
Country: USA
Ezra Nawi
Ezra Nawi is an activist in Ta'ayush, Jewish-Arab Partnership. He has been active for years in the area known as South Mt. Hebron. The Palestinians in this small desolate area in the very south of the West Bank have been under Israeli occupation for almost 42 years; they still live without electricity, running water and other basic services, and are continuously harassed by the Jewish settlers who constantly violate both Israeli and International law, and are backed by a variety of Israeli military occupation forces, all of which operate in an effort to cleanse the area from its Palestinian inhabitants and create a new demographic reality in it.

Nawi's persistent NON VIOLENT activity in the area is aimed both at aiding the local population in its plight to stay on their lands, but also at exposing the situation in the area to both the Israeli and international public eye. The latter is very much not in the interest of the Israeli settlers who complain that Nawi is disturbing the "status quo" in the area. Nawi has received threats on his life from the settlers in the past. The chief of the investigations in the Hebron Israeli Police once admitted that what Nawi is doing in the area is "exposing the dirt laying under the rug..."
Country: Israel
Sean Paton

Sean Paton grew up in England and spent the best, and the worst, of his childhood in the southeast, on the shores of the Thames Estuary, in Essex. It was there that he learned to love the sea with a passion that remains with to this day. Along with music, nature, the environment and family, he became the person he is… a music-loving, family man with big ideas about keeping man in tune with the environment that... An environment that we seem to have become so intent on destroying.

It was there that he learned to love the sea with a passion that remains with to this day. Along with music, nature, the environment and family, he became the person he is… a music-loving, family man with big ideas about keeping man in tune with the environment that... An environment that we seem to have become so intent on destroying.

City: Bonaire
Country: Bonaire
Devinder Sharma
Devinder Sharma is a New Delhi-based food and trade policy analyst. Among his recent works include two books: GATT to WTO: Seeds of Despair and In the Famine Trap. His email contact is: dsharma@ndf.vsnl.net.in
Eileen Fleming
Eileen Fleming has traveled to Israel and the Occupied Territories seven times since 2005 in an effort to end the military occupation of Palestinian land. She attributes this, her life work, to her faith. Eileen is the author and founder of the website, www.wearewideawake.org, producer of “30 Minutes with Vanunu” and “13 Minutes with Vanunu,” and author of Keep Hope Alive and Memoirs of a Nice Irish American ‘Girl’s’ Life in Occupied Territory. She is also a feature correspondent for “The Palestine Telegraph” and “Arabisto.”
Phyllis Sladek
Phyllis Sladek is a student at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a peak oil activist.
Country: USA
Peter A. Falvey
Saint Peter II is a professor of psychology at Amherst College and a psychotherapist.
City: Amherst
Country: USA
Joanne Landy
Joanne Landy is co-director of the New York-based Campaign for Peace and Democracy, and a member of the editorial board of New Politics. She can be reached at jlandy@igc.org.

The Campaign for Peace and Democracy is dedicated to advancing a new, progressive and non-militaristic U.S. foreign policy -- one that encourages democracy and social justice by promoting solidarity with activists and progressive movements throughout the world. We stand in opposition to existing U.S. foreign policy, which is based on domination, militarism, fear of popular struggles, enforcement of an inequitable and cruel global economy, and -- despite the democratic rhetoric -- persistent support for authoritarian regimes.

http://www.cpdweb.org/


Country: USA
Helena Cobban
Helena Cobban is a writer and researcher on global affairs. She's a Contributing Editor of Boston Review and writes a weekly news analysis on Middle East affairs for Inter-Press service (archived here). From 1990 through 2007, she wrote a regular column for The Christian Science Monitor, where she still contributes regularly. Previously Cobban wrote columns for Al-Hayat (London).

She's one of two Quakers who are also members of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Check out her longer c.v. here.

Her home web-site has details of her six earlier books,
James Ridgeway

Born in 1936, James Ridgeway has been reporting on politics for more than 45 years. He is currently Senior Washington Correspondent for Mother Jones, and recently wrote a blog on the 2008 presidential election for the Guardian online. He previously served as Washington Correspondent for the Village Voice; wrote for Ramparts and The New Republic; and founded and edited two independent newsletters, Hard Times and The Elements.

Ridgeway is the author of 16 books, including The Five Unanswered Questions About 9/11, It’s All for Sale: The Control of Global Resources, and Blood in the Face: The Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nations, Nazi Skinheads, and the Rise of a New White Culture. He co-directed a companion film to Blood in the Face and a second documentary film, Feed, and has co-produced web videos for GuardianFilms.

Country: USA
Shakil Ahmad
Shakil Ahmad is the President, University of W Sydney-ERP Union Journalist Intl Press, Australia. He can be reached at myshakil@gmail.com
Country: Australia
Ansar Abbasi

Ansar Abbasi (Urdu: انصار عباسی) is an investigative editor for one of the leading newspapers from Pakistan, The News International. He is known for his fearless investigative journalism, exposing various elites for corruption, top government institutions for mismanagement and misconduct.

Country: Pakistan
Rev. Jim Rigby
The Rev. Jim Rigby is pastor of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Austin. He can be reached at jrigby0000@aol.com.
City: Austin
Country: USA
Francis A Boyle
Francis Anthony Boyle (born 1950) is a professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law[1]. Boyle is known for taking a number of highly controversial positions on various issues in international law.
Boyle believes that the United States is illegally occupying the state of Hawaii and has encouraged Native Hawaiians to press for independence and urged them to unilaterally proclaim their own state on the model of the Palestinians.
Boyle was a member of the board of Amnesty International USA at the end of the 1980s/early 1990s. He claims that Amnesty International USA acted in ways closely related to United States and United Kingdom foreign policy interests. He stated that Amnesty, along with other human rights organisations in the US, failed to sufficiently criticise the Sabra and Shatila Massacre in Lebanon.
Country: USA
Ayman T. Quader
Ayman T. Quader is a blogger Based on the Gaza Strip.
Country: Palestine
Matthew Nasuti
Mr. Matthew J. Nasuti was a Deputy City Attorney for Los Angeles and a U.S. Air Force Captain with Air Force Logistics Command. He helped oversee the construction of Comiso Air Station in Sicily. He served as a legal advisor on contract fraud to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and he worked as a contracts manager and later consultant to Bechtel Corp., the world’s largest construction company. Mr. Nasuti is recognized by the U.S. State Department as an expert in reconstruction. It hired him last year as a Senior City Management Advisor to one of its Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Iraq.
City: Deerfield
Country: USA
Brenda Heard
Brenda Heard is the Director of Friends of Lebanon www.friendsoflebanon.org
James Stafford
James Stafford is the Managing Director of the energy, metals and finance site OilPrice.Com. James has spent over 12 years working in Fund Management and Investment Banking where he worked for institutions such as Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. If you are interested in finding out more about his latest venture please visit: www.oilprice.com.

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