The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (Politics)

Peter Gowan is a policy associate at The Next System Project.
Peter Gowan graduated Trinity College, Dublin in 2016 with a dual-major BA in History and Political Science, and recently joined the Next System Project as a Summer Resident Fellow after completing the coursework on an MA in Political Communications from Dublin City University. This summer he will be researching “right to own” worker buy\\\\\\\\\outs and contributing to the Next System Project’s research on the political economy of decarbonization.

Peter’s previous research focuses on political economy and alternative models of ownership. Last year he co-authored the “Social Housing in the United States” report for the People’s Policy Project, which received positive coverage in The Nation, The Guardian, Jacobin, Mother Jones, and Current Affairs. He produced research on the Swedish Meidner Plan, plans for systemic economic transition, and decarbonization. He also worked as a researcher for Irish parliamentarians Róisín Shortall and Catherine Murphy, contributing to labor market and housing policy development.

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Shaun is the Deputy Executive Director of Paralyzed Veterans for America and In 2018 Castle was appointed to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Committee on Prosthetics and Special Disabilities.
Medically-retired Army Sergeant Shaun Castle is an accomplished college and professional wheelchair basketball player, and outspoken advocate for Paralyzed Veterans of America. Born in Elmira, N.Y. Castle enlisted in the Army in 2000. A military police officer with the U.S. Army stationed in Heidelberg, Germany, Castle served deployments to Kosovo, Macedonia and missions in support of the Global War on Terrorism. In 2002, he served as a protective services guard to two four-star Generals—Gen. Burwell B. Bell III and Gen. Montgomery Cunningham Meigs.
In 2003, Castle was injured during a training exercise in Heidelberg in which he suffered three herniated discs and two cracked vertebrae. While a lengthy prosthetics surgery enabled him to walk again and return to private sector police work, the weight of his duty belt over time caused further damage to his spinal cord. Not only was a second surgery unsuccessful, Castle learned while undergoing treatment at the VA medical center in Birmingham, Alabama, that he had a life-threatening allergy to all pain medications and muscle relaxers, a complication that nearly took his life and forced him to resort to natural methods of pain management.

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Cole Stangler is a Paris-based journalist covering labor and politics. His work has appeared in outlets like The Nation, Jacobin, The Atlantic and VICE, among others.

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Liza Featherstone is a journalist based in New York City and a contributing editor to The Nation, where she also writes the advice column “Asking for a Friend.” Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Ms., and Rolling Stone among many other outlets. She is the co-author of Students against Sweatshops: The Making of a Movement (Verso, 2002) and author of Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart (Basic, 2004). She is the editor of False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Clinton (Verso, 2016). Her latest book is “Diving Desire: FOCUS GROUPS AND THE CULTURE OF CONSULTATION”

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Igor Volsky is founder and the Director of Guns Down America. Igor has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Fox News, and CNBC television, and he has been a guest on many radio shows. His work on gun violence prevention has appeared in USA Today, U.S. News and World Report and the Orlando Sentinel, among others. In 2011, Forbes named Igor one of their top “30 under 30” in Law & Policy. At Guns Down, he sets the overall strategy and leads our outreach efforts.

Carolyn DeWitt is the President and Executive Director of Rock The Vote

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Incoming (arriving June 1) American Prospect executive editor David Dayen is a contributing writer to Salon.com who also writes for The Intercept, The New Republic, and The Fiscal Times. His first book, Chain of Title, about three ordinary Americans who uncover Wall Street's foreclosure fraud, was released by The New Press on May 17, 2016. He is also co-author of “Fat Cat: The Steve Mnuchin Story” from Strong Arm Press.

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Brianna Rennix is the Senior Editor at Current Affairs Magazine

Jocelyn Macurdy Keats is an Act.tv Washington Correspondent

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Danny Goldberg, President of Gold Village Entertainment, has worked in the music business as a personal manager, record company President, public relations man and journalist since the late 1960s. Gold Village Entertainment was formed in July 2007 and marks the return to artist management for Goldberg. A complete roster of artists can be found here. His latest book is “Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain” (Ecco, April 2019). Goldberg’s previous books include, “How The Left Lost Teen Spirit”, “Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside The Rock and Roll Business” and “In Search of The Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea”.

Rebecca Cokley is the director of the Disability Justice Initiative at American Progress, where her work focuses on disability policy. Most recently, she served as the executive director of the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent agency charged with advising Congress and the White House on issues of national disability public policy. She joined the NCD in 2013 after serving in the Obama administration for four years, including time at the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as a successful stint at the White House where she oversaw diversity and inclusion efforts.

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Professor Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York.

Professor Wolff is also Host of the program “Economic Update” on Free Speech TV, which airs Tuesdays from 8 to 9pmET, and Founder of DemocracyAtWork.info

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Editor, The Grayzone Project & Author of “The Management of Savagery” at VersoBooks, available now

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Alan MacLeod @AlanRMacLeod is a member of the Glasgow University Media Group. His latest book, Bad News From Venezuela: 20 Years of Fake News and Misreporting, was published by Routledge in April (2018)

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Lyta Gold is the Amusements Editor for Current Affairs Magazine

Diane Archer is founder and president of Just Care USA, an independent digital media hub that focuses on health and financial issues facing boomers, older adults and their caregivers and promotes policy solutions. Ms. Archer is the past chair of the Board of Consumer Reports, and serves on the Board of the Benedict Silverman Foundation, the Brown University School of Public Health Advisory Board and Tarbell. Ms. Archer began her career in health advocacy in 1989 as founder and president of the Medicare Rights Center, a national consumer service organization dedicated to ensuring that older and disabled Americans get the health care they need. She served on the MRC board of directors until December 2007. Other positions include director of the Health Care for All project for the Institute for America’s Future (2005-2010).

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Ryan Grim is an author, Washington bureau chief for The Intercept., and a political commentator for The Young Turks. He’s also working with “Strong Arm Press” on the upcoming book We've Got People: The Rise of a New Force in American Politics  Ryan wrote the introduction for the new book from Strong Arm Press, “The Mueller Papers” available through booksellers around the country and on Amazon.

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Keri Leigh Merritt works as a historian and writer in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her B.A. from Emory University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Her first book, Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South (Cambridge University Press, 2017), won both the Bennett Wall Award from the Southern Historical Association, honoring the best book in Southern economic or business history published in the previous two years, as well as the President’s Book Award from the Social Science History Association.


Merritt is also co-editor, with Matthew Hild, of Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power (University Press of Florida, 2018), which won the 2019 Best Book Award from the UALE (United Association for Labor Education). She is currently conducting research for two additional book-length projects. One is on radical black resistance in the still understudied Reconstruction era. The second project examines the changing role of law enforcement in the mid-nineteenth century South. It will ultimately link the rise of professional police forces in the Deep South to the end of slavery. Merritt also writes historical pieces for the public, and has had letters and essays published in Aeon, Bill Moyers, The Bitter Southerner, Salon, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.

Jodie Evans is the co-founder and director of CODEPINK and the co-founder of the after-school writing program 826LA. She has been a visionary advocate for peace for several decades. An inspired motivator, Jodie invigorates nascent activists and re-invigorates seasoned activists through her ever-evolving, always exciting methods to promote peace.
Since the start of the 2003 Iraq War, Jodie has traveled to Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Jordan on several occasions. On her most recent visit to Jordan, Jodie traveled with a peace coalition to meet with Delegates from the Iraqi Parliament to institute an action plan for peace and reconciliation. She has also traveled to Cuba to protest the prison facility at Guantanamo, and in 2015 she was one of 30 women activists from fifteen countries who crossed the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, calling for peace and reconciliation between the two countries.
Jodie is the co-editor of two books, "Twilight of Empire: Responses to Occupation" and "Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism" and a contributor to “Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution.” She is currently writing a book about divesting from the unjust, extractive war economy and building a just, sustainable peace economy.

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Danny Sjursen is a former US Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge.

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Matt Taibbi is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and winner of the 2008 National Magazine Award for columns and commentary. His most recent book is ‘I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street,’ about the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police. He’s also the author of the New York Times bestsellers 'Insane Clown President,' 'The Divide,' 'Griftopia,' and 'The Great Derangement.' His latest is “Hate Inc” at https://taibbi.substack.com/

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Natalie Shure is Head Researcher for Adam Ruins Everything on TruTV & Writer on health, history and politics for various outlets

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Randy Bryce is a U.S. Army veteran, cancer survivor, and ironworker and Founder “Iron PAC”

Dr. MarkAlain Dery is an infectious disease physician & founder of WHIV, 102.3

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Nathan J. Robinson is a PhD student in Sociology & Social Policy and the editor of the magazine Current Affairs. He is author of the book, Trump: Anatomy of a Monstrosity and Super Predator: Bill Clinton’s Use and Abuse of Black America.

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Max Blumenthal is Editor of The Grayzone Project & Author of the forthcoming book “The Management of Savagery” at VersoBooks. 

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Timothy Faust is a single-payer activist and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. His book Health Justice Now comes out in August.


Julia Bascom serves as Executive Director at the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. Previously, she did state-level work in her home state of New Hampshire, where she served on the DD council and co-led an inter-agency team to revitalize self-advocacy within the state, in addition to her work with ASAN. Julia edited Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking, an anthology of writings by autistic people, and currently serves on the Disability Equality Index advisory board, the Centene National Disability Advisory Council, the advisory board of Felicity House, and the boards of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, Allies For Independence, and the Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports.

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Professor Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York.

Professor Wolff is also Host of the program “Economic Update” on Free Speech TV, which airs Tuesdays from 8 to 9pmET, and Founder of DemocracyAtWork.info

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John Nichols writes about politics for The Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books, and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress.
Nichols is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other newspapers.
Nichols is the author of Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America, s well as The Genius of Impeachment (New Press); a critically acclaimed analysis of the Florida recount fight of 2000, Jews for Buchanan (New Press); and a best-selling biography of former vice president Dick Cheney, Dick: The Man Who is President (New Press), which has recently been published in French and Arabic.

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Jennifer King is a beekeeper in Jefferson County and owner of “Eversweet Apiaries”, and her family has been in Jefferson County for eight generations. She has been active in the struggle to preserve Jefferson County’s culture and to protect the county from the type of industrialization and out-of-state interests that have captured the other 54 counties in West Virginia.

Rick Perlstein is the author of The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan. Before that, he published Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America (2008), a New York Times bestseller picked as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by over a dozen publications, and Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history. A contributing writer at The Nation, former chief national correspondent for the Village Voice, and a former online columnist for the New Republic and Rolling Stone, his journalism and essays have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, and many other publications.

 

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Nancy Altman is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center and the President of Social Security Works. She Is author of the new book “The Truth About Social Security: The Founders’ Words Refute Revisionist History, Zombie Lies and Common Misunderstandings"

Lori Wallach  is the director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. A 25-year veteran of congressional trade battles starting with the 1990s fight over NAFTA, she was named to the “Politico’s 50” list of thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2016 for her leadership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership debate. Wallach is an internationally recognized expert on trade with experience advocating in Congress and foreign parliaments, trade negotiations, courts, government agencies, the media and in the streets.

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Ryan Grim is an author, Washington bureau chief for The Intercept., and a political commentator for The Young Turks. Keep an eye out for Ryan’s upcoming book, We’ve Got People: The Rise of a New Force in American Politics from Strong Arm Press. 

Johanna Bozuwa is a Research Associate for the Democracy Collaborative. Her research focuses on transitioning from the extractive, fossil fuel economy and building towards resilient and equitable communities based on energy democracy.

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Stephanie Kelton is an American economist and Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Stony Brook University.She was formerly Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, Chief Economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee 2015 minority party staff and an Economic Advisor to Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign.

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Matt Taibbi is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and winner of the 2008 National Magazine Award for columns and commentary. His most recent book is ‘I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street,’ about the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police. He’s also the author of the New York Times bestsellers ‘Insane Clown President,’ ‘The Divide,’ ‘Griftopia,’ and ‘The Great Derangement.’ His latest is “Hate Inc” at https://taibbi.substack.com/

 

Jocelyn Macurdy Keats is an Act.tv Correspondent, covering Congress, activism and national affairs from Washington, D.C. 

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Diarmaid McDonald has worked on access to medicines issues for many years, focused on global HIV. "Over recent years I've become increasingly interested in the impact of the pharmaceutical industry on the NHS. I got Just Treatment started and I'm now working with Wiz and our leader group to build support for a total rethink in how we develop and sell medicines. I believe these changes are essential to the future of the NHS as we know it.”

Helaine Olen is a contributor to Post Opinions and the author of "Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry" and co-author of "The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated." Her work has appeared in Slate, the Nation, the New York Times, the Atlantic and many other publications. She serves on the advisory board of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and lives in New York City with her husband, sons and poodle daughter.

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Kate Aronoff is a fellow at the Type Media Center and a contributing writer to the Intercept. 

Gavin Bade is a Senior Reporter for Utility Dive

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Medea Benjamin is cofounder of human rights group Global Exchange and peace group CODEPINK.and author, “Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran”

Sonya E Meyerson-Knox is the Media Program Manager for Jewish Voice for Peace

Sonya recently returned from 16 years in Beirut, where she worked as a journalist and in international development with the UN and with Palestinian grassroots organizations. She has written extensively on young women's lives in Palestinian refugee camps and on Arab adolescent health, co-founded Indymedia Beirut and was an editor on Sawt al Niswa, a network of feminist writers, activists and artists in the Middle East. Proudly raised in an interfaith household, Sonya remains astounded at the growing transformation of the Jewish community and is thrilled to get to work daily towards justice in Palestine.

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Professor Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York.
Professor Wolff is also Host of the program “Economic Update” on Free Speech TV, which airs Tuesdays from 8 to 9pmET, and Founder of DemocracyAtWork.info

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Ryan Grim is an author, Washington bureau chief for The Intercept., and a political commentator for The Young Turks. Keep an eye out for Ryan's upcoming book, We've Got People: The Rise of a New Force in American Politics from Strong Arm Press. 

Johanna is a Research Associate for the Democracy Collaborative. Her research focuses on transitioning from the extractive, fossil fuel economy and building towards resilient and equitable communities based on energy democracy.

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Matt Taibbi is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and winner of the 2008 National Magazine Award for columns and commentary. His most recent book is ‘I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street,’ about the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police. He’s also the author of the New York Times bestsellers 'Insane Clown President,' 'The Divide,' 'Griftopia,' and 'The Great Derangement.' His latest is “Hate Inc” at https://taibbi.substack.com/

 

Jocelyn Macurdy Keats is an Act.tv Correspondent, covering Congress, activism and national affairs from Washington, D.C. 

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Max Blumenthal is Editor The Grayzone Project & Author of the forthcoming book “The Management of Savagery” at VersoBooks

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Sarah Jaffe is a fellow at Type Media Center and the author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt (Nation Books).

Eric Blanc writes on labor movements past and present. Formerly a high school teacher in the Bay Area, he is a doctoral student in the sociology department at New York University.

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Monica Jahan Bose “Monica Jahan Bose is a Bangladeshi-American artist, lawyer, and activist. Her work includes painting, drawing, printmaking, installation, sculpture, and performance, as well as advocacy on women’s issues and the environment. Born in Britain, she has also lived in Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Japan, and France, and the US. Her heritage is both Hindu (father’s side) and Muslim (mother’s side). She studied art at Wesleyan University and Santiniketan, India and has a law degree from Columbia University. She has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums in the US and internationally, including in Bangladesh, France, Japan and India. She now lives and works in Washington DC, spending part of the year working in Bangladesh. She serves on the board of Samhati, a US-based Bangladeshi women’s organization that creates small projects focused on ecology and literacy to empower poor women in Bangladesh. She is also on the board of the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective.”

 

Daniel Marans is a Politics Reporter for HuffPost

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Heidi Shierholz leads EPI’s policy team, which monitors wage and employment policies coming out of Congress and the administration and advances a worker-first policy agenda. Throughout her career, Shierholz has educated policymakers, journalists, and the public about the effects of economic policies on low- and middle-income families. Her research and insights on labor and employment policy, the effects of automation on the labor market, wage stagnation, inequality, and many other topics routinely shape policy proposals and inform economic news coverage. Her work has been cited in many broadcast, radio, print, and online news outlets, including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and HuffPost. 

Former Director of Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), widely recognized as Canada’s leading progressive think tank, started a yearlong Fellowship funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario. His work will focus on public disasters and associated regulatory failure. Specifically, he will further his study of the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster of July 6, 2013. Along with teaching and research, it is anticipated that HRREC will host a photographic exhibition in fall 2016 inspired by this event. This initiative resulted from a partnership between the Common Law and Droit Civil Sections at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law and HRREC.
He’s author of: “The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster Public Betrayal, Justice Denied”

 

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JEREMIAH MOSS, creator of the award- winning blog Vanishing New
York, is the pen name of Griffin Hansbury. His writing on the city has
appeared in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, and online
for The New Yorker and The Paris Review. As Hansbury, he is the author of The Nostalgist, a novel, and works as a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City.

Suzanne Gordon is an award-winning journalist and author. She has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Nation, The Washington Monthly, The American Prospect, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, JAMA, The Annals of Internal Medicine, The BMJ, and others. She is the co-editor of the Culture and Politics of Health Care Work series at Cornell University Press.

Suzanne is the author or co-author of 11 books including Life Support: Three Nurses on the Front Lines, Beyond the Checklist: What Else Healthcare Can Learn from Aviation Teamwork and Safety. Her latest book is Wounds of War: How the VA Delivers Health, Healing, and Hope to the Nation's Veterans

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Linda Benesch is the Communications Director for Social Security Works.

Michael Hiltzik is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who has written for the Los Angeles Times for three decades, during which time he has served as a financial and political writer, an investigative reporter, a technology writer and editor, and a foreign correspondent in Africa and Russia.
Hiltzik’s latest book is Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex,

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Briahna Gray is a columnist and senior politics editor at The Intercept. She is also an opinion columnist with a focus on progressive political messaging, as well as issues relating to identity and culture. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Current Affairs, and The Week, among others. Her insights regarding the weaponization of identity in the contemporary political sphere can be found in the Fusion documentary “Trumpland: Kill All Normies,” as well as a variety of podcasts and online programs, including NPR, TYT, and The Real News.

Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and directs its Community-Scaled Economy Initiative, which produces research and analysis, and partners with a range of allies to design and implement policies that curb economic consolidation and strengthen community-rooted enterprise.

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Stephen Miles is the Executive Director for Win Without War, a diverse coalition of 40 member organizations formed in opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the underlying national security strategy that created them.

Jenya Cassidy directs the California Work & Family Coalition, a project of Next Generation. The Coalition is an alliance of working parents, caregivers, advocates, and union members organizing to expand and protect every Californian’s right to put their family first. Jenya leads statewide legislative campaigns, local grassroots efforts, and community outreach and education efforts around family friendly laws.

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Marcela Mulholland is a 21 year old climate organizer with Sunrise Movement. Her personal experiences with the impacts of sea level rise in her hometown, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, motivate her to fight for coastal communities everywhere that will be devastated by climate change. She is currently a senior studying Political Science and Sustainability Studies at the University of Florida.

Sean McElwee is a contributor at @thenation. Co-founder and Chief Meme Officer at @DataProgress & Exec Director, AVRNow

 

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Maj. Danny Sjursen is a US Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge.

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Sarah Jaffe is a Nation Institute fellow and an independent journalist covering labor, economic justice, social movements, politics, gender, and pop culture. Her work has appeared in The Nation, Salon, the Week, the American Prospect, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and many other publications. She is the co-host, with Michelle Chen, of Dissent magazine’s Belabored podcast, as well as an editorial board member at Dissent and a columnist at New Labor Forum. "Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt" is her first book.

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Professor Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York.
Professor Wolff is also Host of the program “Economic Update” on Free Speech TV, which airs Tuesdays from 8 to 9pmET, and Founder of DemocracyAtWork.info

David Dayen is a fellow for In These Times and a contributor to The Intercept. His first book, “Chain of Title,” about three ordinary Americans who uncover Wall Street’s foreclosure fraud, was released in May 2016. The book was the winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize. With Rebecca Burns, Dayen recently co-authored the new book, “Fat Cat: The Steve Mnuchin Story”

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Maj. Danny Sjursen is a US Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge.

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Maria L. Svart is the National Director of Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the United States. She has been National Director since June 2011. Maria Svart had been a member of DSA since 2004. She first joined as a member of the University of Chicago Young Democratic Socialists chapter and quickly became active at the national level, serving as the feminist issues coordinator on the YDS Coordinating Committee and then co-chair for several terms. Her campus activism, through YDS and other student organizations, focused on feminist, environmental, immigrant rights, anti-war and labor solidarity work.

Karen Nussbaum, the founding director of Working America and the Working America Education Fund, has been fighting for the rights of working people for more than four decades. She was a founder and director of 9to5, the National Association of Working Women and president of District 925, SEIU. Karen served as the director of the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau during the first Clinton Administration, the highest seat in the federal government devoted to women’s issues. Prior to taking on the leadership of Working America, Karen served as a special assistant to AFL-CIO President John Sweeney. She is the author, with Sweeney, of the book Solutions for the New Workforce, and with Ellen Cassedy, of the book 9to5.

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Thomas Frank is is an American political analyst, historian, and journalist.[1] He co-founded and edited The Baffler magazine. Frank has written several books, most notably What's the Matter with Kansas? (2004) and Listen, Liberal (2016). From 2008 to 2010 he wrote "The Tilting Yard", a column in the Wall Street Journal. You can find his recent writings at The Guardian, and his latest book is “Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society”

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Nathan J. Robinson is a PhD student in Sociology & Social Policy and the editor of the magazine Current Affairs. He is author of the book, Trump: Anatomy of a Monstrosity and Super Predator: Bill Clinton’s Use and Abuse of Black America.

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Thom Hartmann is the four-time Project Censored Award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of 25 books currently in print in over a dozen languages on five continents in the fields of psychiatry, ecology, politics, and economics, and the #1 progressive talk show host in the United States.


In the field of environmentalism, Thom has co-written and co-starred in 4 documentaries with Leonardo DiCaprio, and is also featured in his documentary theatrical release The 11th Hour. His newly-updated and re-released book, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, about the end of the age of oil, is an international bestseller and used as a textbook in many schools.

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Helaine Olen is the author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry and the co-author of The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to be Complicated, & a blogger for The Washington Post’s “The Plum Line”

Joe Strupp is an award-winning reporter with nearly 30 years' experience in newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and the Internet. His background spans nearly all beats, from the environment to sports, but with a focus during more than a decade on the media. He's interviewed the likes of Rupert Murdoch, George W. Bush, Ben Bradlee and O.J. Simpson and spoken about media issues on Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, Voice of America, and Sirius XM Radio. His writing has appeared in MediaWeek, San Francisco magazine, NJ Biz, New Jersey Monthly, Salon.com and Poynter.org.

 

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Robert Pollin is Distinguished Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is also the founder and President of PEAR (Pollin Energy and Retrofits), an Amherst, MA-based green energy company operating throughout the United States. His books include The Living Wage: Building a Fair Economy (co-authored 1998); Contours of Descent: U.S. Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Global Austerity (2003); An Employment-Targeted Economic Program for South Africa (co-authored 2007); A Measure of Fairness: The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States (co-authored 2008), Back to Full Employment (2012), Green Growth (2014), Global Green Growth (2015) and Greening the Global Economy (forthcoming 2015).

Daniela Senderowicz is a Northwest writer, historian and activist.

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Stephanie Kelton is an American economist and Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Stony Brook University.She was formerly Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, Chief Economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee 2015 minority party staff and an Economic Advisor to Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign.

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Josh Fox is the man who made "fracking" a household word as writer/director/narrator of the Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning film Gasland. His short videos on climate interruption, Standing Rock, Bernie Sanders and fracking have gone viral and been viewed over 60 million times. Josh is the founder and producing artistic director of the International WOW Company, which has produced over 40 new plays to consistent rave reviews. The New York Times calls him "one of the most adventurous impresarios of the New York avant-garde," and Time Out NY adds "one of downtown's most audacious auteurs." He has toured to over 500 American cities to speak to people about climate change and the proliferation of fossil fuel extraction, raising awareness at the grassroots. Josh's other films include the award-winning How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change, and AWAKE, a Dream of Standing Rock. Josh has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, CBS World News Tonight, The Colbert Report, The Diane Rehm Show, NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered, Carson Daly, Chris Hayes, Democracy Now, and many other national broadcasts, and in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Time magazine, and many other national and metropolitan publications. He lives in New York City and New Orleans. The Truth Has Changed is his first book.

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Yael Grauer Is a freelance tech journalist and investigative reporter. She covers online privacy and security, digital freedom, hacking and mass surveillance. She has written for Ars Technica, The Intercept, WIRED, Motherboard, Slate, Breaker, and more. She’s also the managing editor of Performance Menu, the monthly magazine of Catalyst Athletics.
She teaches workshops on digital security and source protection. And she serves as the Trollbusters Director of Education, designing resources and curriculum to help women journalists stay safer online.

Dr. Bill Honigman has been a practicing Emergency Room Physician in Orange County CA for over 30 years. He has been active in Democratic Party politics since his youth, and is currently an organizer for the grassroots group Progressive Democrats of America PDA, acting as California State Coordinator and Orange County Chapter Leader, and is a Coordinator for PDA’s national Healthcare Human Rights Issue Organizing Team.

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Congressman Ro Khanna is an American academic, lawyer, and politician serving as the U.S. Representative from California's 17th congressional district, since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he defeated eight-term incumbent Democratic Representative Mike Honda in the general election on November 8, 2016, after first running for the same seat in 2014. Khanna also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the United States Department of Commerce under President Barack Obama from August 8, 2009, to August 2011.

Rebecca Burns is an investigative reporter whose work has appeared in the Baffler, the Chicago Reader, ProPublica Illinois, and the Intercept. Her coverage of Wall Street's role in the post-crash housing market won the Association of Alternative Newsmedia's first-place prize for investigative reporting in 2017. She is a stalwart Chicagoan and contributing editor at In These Times magazine. Her latest, with David Dayen, is “Fat Cat: The Steve Mnuchin Story," available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats.

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Mark J. Miller is a a journalist and author who is a nationally-recognized expert on trends in retirement and aging. His writing offers a holistic view of retirement security, including healthcare and Medicare, Social Security, retirement investing, midlife careers and housing. He also writes frequently about retirement-related public policy issues, including reform of Social Security, Medicare and workplace retirement plans.

Mark is a retirement columnist for Reuters, Morningstar and WealthManagement.com. He also contributes to The New York Times, NextAvenue.org, and the AARP magazine, and he is the publisher and editor of the website “RetirementRevised.com”

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Sen. Jeff Merkley is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Oregon since 2009. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Prior to his election to the Senate, Merkley was a five-term member of the Oregon House of Representatives representing the state's 47th district, located in central Multnomah County at the eastern side of Portland. From 2007 to 2009, he served as Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives.

Kate Kizer is the Policy Director at Win Without War. She has nearly a decade of experience working on human rights, democratization, and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Kate previously served as the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Yemen Peace Project and as U.S. Advocacy Officer for Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain. She has also held leadership roles in the private sector and on political campaigns. Kate received her B.A. in Middle Eastern & North African Studies from UCLA and her M.A. in Democracy & Governance from Georgetown University.

 

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Ryan Grim is an author, Washington bureau chief for The Intercept., and a political commentator for The Young Turks. He’s also working with “Strong Arm Press” on the upcoming book We've Got People: The Rise of a New Force in American Politics

Jon "Bowzer" Bauman is President, Social Security Works PAC formerly of Sha Na Na, is also an activist in both electoral politics and public policy. He is the President of Social Security Works PAC, which focuses on senior issues. Jon did 35 endorsement events for his previous PAC, Senior Votes Count, in 2014, traveling from Alaska to Florida and points between. In 2016, he did 20 PAC endorsements while also working on the Clinton campaign. He's worked on the Obama and Kerry presidential campaigns, almost every recent special election for Congress, No on Issue 2 in Ohio, and the Wisconsin recalls. He has successfully lobbied for his "Truth In Music" law, eliminating impostor musical groups, in 34 states and has spearheaded that law's successful enforcement. Jon also continues to perform nationwide as "Bowzer's Rock 'n' Doo-Wop Party."

 

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Nathan J. Robinson is a PhD student in Sociology & Social Policy and the editor of the magazine Current Affairs. He is author of the book, Trump: Anatomy of a Monstrosity.

Also check out "Current Affairs Rules For Life"

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Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. She’s the author of several books, including most recently, “Inside Iran: THE REAL HISTORY AND POLITICS OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN”

Diane Archer is founder and president of Just Care USA, an independent digital media hub that focuses on health and financial issues facing boomers, older adults and their caregivers and promotes policy solutions. Ms. Archer is the past chair of the Board of Consumer Reports, and serves on the Board of the Benedict Silverman Foundation, the Brown University School of Public Health Advisory Board and Tarbell. Ms. Archer began her career in health advocacy in 1989 as founder and president of the Medicare Rights Center, a national consumer service organization dedicated to ensuring that older and disabled Americans get the health care they need. She served on the MRC board of directors until December 2007. Other positions include director of the Health Care for All project for the Institute for America’s Future (2005-2010).

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David Graeber is professor of anthropology at the LSE and author of Debt: The First 5000 years; he was involved in the Global Justice Movement and Occupy Wall Street. His most recent book is “Bullshit Jobs: A Theory”

Previously Released: September 29, 2018

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Chris Hedges is a Truthdig columnist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a New York Times best-selling author, a professor in the college degree program offered to New Jersey state prisoners by Rutgers University, and an ordained Presbyterian minister. He has written 12 books, including the New York Times best-seller “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (2012), which he co-authored with the cartoonist Joe Sacco. His other books include "Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt," (2015) “Death of the Liberal Class” (2010), “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle” (2009), “I Don’t Believe in Atheists” (2008) and the best-selling “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America” (2008). His latest book is "America: The Farewell Tour" (2018). His book “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” (2003) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and has sold over 400,000 copies. He writes a weekly column for the website Truthdig and hosts a show, "On Contact," on RT America.

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Alex Lawson is Executive Director of Social Security Works & Co-Founder of We Act Radio.

Jean Ross is an acute-care nurse and Co-President of National Nurses United
A passionate advocate for social justice, Ross grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minn. and worked at the same medical center, Fairview Southdale Hospital, for 35 years. She became active in the Minnesota Nurses Association in the wake of a historic nurses strike in 1984, when 6,000 Twin Cities-area nurses took to the picket line to defend seniority rights. Ross went on to hold the position of chief steward at her hospital for 20 years. In 2001, she helped lead a strike of Fairview nurses that achieved landmark contract language allowing nurses to close a unit to new patients when it was too understaffed for them to provide safe care.

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Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and directs its Community-Scaled Economy Initiative, which produces research and analysis, and partners with a range of allies to design and implement policies that curb economic consolidation and strengthen community-rooted enterprise.
Much of Stacy’s work h. as focused on two pivotal sectors of the economy: retail and banking. Her research and writing on the advantages of devolving economic power have influenced policy-makers and helped guide grassroots strategies.
Among the first to raise the alarm about the rise of mega-retailers, she is a nationally recognized leader in the movement to counter their power. Her book, Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America’s Independent Businesses, has appeared on several top-ten lists and was described by Bill McKibben as “the ultimate account of the single most important economic trend in our country.”
More recently, she’s produced an influential report about Amazon’s growing power and impact (Amazon’s Stranglehold, with Olivia LaVecchia), and published a paper on Monopoly Power and the Decline of Small Business, which received an award as part of the annual Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship

 

Jeffrey P. Weaver was the campaign manager for the 2016 campaign of US Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. He formerly served as the campaign manager for Sanders' 2006 United States Senate election and as chief of staff in Sanders’ House and Senate offices. In August 2016, Weaver was named president of Our Revolution, a political organization created by Sanders. He is author of the boook “How Bernie Won”

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Maj. Danny Sjursen is a US Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge. 

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Maria L. Svart is the National Director of Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the United States. She has been National Director since June 2011. Maria Svart had been a member of DSA since 2004. She first joined as a member of the University of Chicago Young Democratic Socialists chapter and quickly became active at the national level, serving as the feminist issues coordinator on the YDS Coordinating Committee and then co-chair for several terms. Her campus activism, through YDS and other student organizations, focused on feminist, environmental, immigrant rights, anti-war and labor solidarity work.

Karen Nussbaum, the founding director of Working America and the Working America Education Fund, has been fighting for the rights of working people for more than four decades. She was a founder and director of 9to5, the National Association of Working Women and president of District 925, SEIU. Karen served as the director of the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau during the first Clinton Administration, the highest seat in the federal government devoted to women’s issues. Prior to taking on the leadership of Working America, Karen served as a special assistant to AFL-CIO President John Sweeney. She is the author, with Sweeney, of the book Solutions for the New Workforce, and with Ellen Cassedy, of the book 9to5.

 

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Thomas Frank is is an American political analyst, historian, and journalist.[1] He co-founded and edited The Baffler magazine. Frank has written several books, most notably What's the Matter with Kansas? (2004) and Listen, Liberal (2016). From 2008 to 2010 he wrote "The Tilting Yard", a column in the Wall Street Journal. You can find his recent writings at The Guardian, and his latest book is “Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society”

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L.A. Kauffman has been a grassroots organizer for more than thirty years and served as the mobilizing coordinator for the massive Iraq antiwar protests of 2003-2004. She has covered social movement history and activism for The Guardian, n+1, and numerous other publications and is the author of Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism. She is deeply involved in a wide array of efforts to counter the Trump presidency; she was, for instance, a tactical coordinator for a major women's direct action against family separations on Capitol Hill in June 2018, which was the largest women's civil disobedience in U.S. history.

Max Blumenthal is the Senior Editor of the Grayzone Project, now at GrayzoneProject.com, and Author of several books, including "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza" “Republican Gomorrah”, and “Goliath”. He is also co-host of the Podcast, “Moderate Rebels”

 

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Dean Baker Sr. Economist Center Economic and Policy Research in 1999. His areas of research include housing and macroeconomics, intellectual property, Social Security, Medicare and European labor markets. He is the author of several books, including Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer. His blog, "Beat the Press," provides commentary on economic reporting. 

David Neiwert is an American freelance journalist and blogger. SPLC. He received the National Press Club Award for Distinguished Online Journalism in 2000 for a domestic terrorism series he produced for MSNBC.com. He is author of "Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump"

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Alex Lawson is Executive Director, Social Security Works & Co-Founder of We Act Radio

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Max Blumenthal is the Senior Editor of the Grayzone Project, now at GrayzoneProject.com, and Author of several books, including "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza" “Republican Gomorrah”, and “Goliath”. He is also co-host of the Podcast, “Moderate Rebels”

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Malaika Jabali is a Brooklyn-based public policy attorney, writer, and activist. Her writing has appeared in Glamour, Essence, The Root, and more.

 

GREG SARGENT writes the popular “Plum Line” blog at The Washington Post. Prior to joiningthat paper, he wrote for Talking Points Memo, New York, and the New York Observer. He lives in Maryland with his family. You can follow him on Twitter @ThePlumLineGS
His latest is: "AN UNCIVIL WAR Taking Back Our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics"

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John Nichols writes about politics for The Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books, and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress.
Nichols is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other newspapers.
Nichols is the author of Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America, s well as The Genius of Impeachment (New Press); a critically acclaimed analysis of the Florida recount fight of 2000, Jews for Buchanan (New Press); and a best-selling biography of former vice president Dick Cheney, Dick: The Man Who is President (New Press), which has recently been published in French and Arabic.

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JUAN COLE is a collegiate professor of history at the University of Michigan. The editor and creator of the award-winning Informed Comment news and commentary site, he is the author of Napoleon’s Egypt, Engaging the Muslim World, and The New Arabs.

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Carmen Segarra In 2011, Segarra took a job as a bank examiner for the New York Federal Reserve overseeing the storied institution Goldman Sachs. Two years later, she sued the Fed for wrongful dismissal. Under the impression she would act as a safeguard to the financial system and work to prevent another economic crisis, Segarra was shocked to discover the endemic corruption of both the regulatory body she worked for and the bank it was supposed to regulate. So when higher-ups asked her to cover-up a pernicious discovery of goings-on at Goldman and act complacent in a culture of corruption, she refused. Instead, she began to secretly record conversations (including with new CEO of Goldman, David Solomon, PERSONAL/TYPES OF VIOLATIONS who took over on October 1) documenting the Fed’s deliberate inefficiency in holding the bank accountable. In 2014, Segarra’s shocking recordings were released by ProPublica on an episode of This American Life and went viral.”failure to apply laws that apply to retail accounts”; “money laundering”CULTURE of NONCOMPLIANCE.

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Lauren Casey is an organizer with Gig Workers Rising.  Gabe Ets-Hokin is a Uber/Lyft driver and a freelance writer.

Lauren Windsor 
is the executive director of American Family Voices and the executive producer of the political web-show "The Undercurrent," a partner in Democracy Partners, a progressive consulting firm.

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Alex Lawson is the executive director of Social Security Works, a nonprofit group that fights to protect the Social Security program. He is co-owner and co-founder of We Act Radio, the only independent radio station in Washington, DC.

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Mari-Lynn Evans is the Executive Producer of many television and video programs including The Appalachians (a three hour APT series for PBS); Coal Country ( Discovery Planet Green); Living Well: A Guide to Healthy Aging, Changes, the children’s television program and video Geezbo’s Alley, the documentary Standing in the Safety Zone; and John Glenn: The International Year of Older Adults for PBS.
Mari-lynn’s latest, Blood On The Mountain, was recently nominated for an Emmy.

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Angela Chen is a student organizer with Blue Future, and president of AU College Democrats

Bruce Amundson is a Family Physician whose medical career included rural practice, teaching in a Family Practice residency in Spokane WA, serving on the faculty of the University of Washington School of Medicine focusing on helping rural communities sustain health services, and sponsoring a rural health development company that worked with communities across the U.S. to strengthen their health systems. He has been a member of PSR for approximately 35 years and a member of WPSR for 30 years. He was a founding member of Spokane PSR and a party to the F.O.I.A. request that forced the Department of Energy to release the documents that first revealed the massive off-site contamination from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. He has served on the national PSR board as well as many years on the board of WPSR. He worked with Russian physicians in the 1990’s to form the Hanford-Chelyabinsk movement to support their heroic efforts to leverage the government of the U.S.S.R. to disclose the massive contamination from the Mayak complex. He was also one of four principal investigators on the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Hanford Thyroid Disease Study.

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Mustafa Santiago Ali is the Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus. Mustafa Santiago Ali joined Hip Hop Caucus after working 24 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he most recently served as Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization to Administrator Gina McCarthy and Administrator Lisa Jackson. Mr. Ali specializes in social and environmental justice issues and is focused on a utilizing a holistic approach to revitalizing vulnerable communities. As a renowned speaker, policy maker, community liaison, trainer, and facilitator, he has worked with over 500 domestic and international communities to improve people’s lives by addressing environmental, health, and economic justice issues

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Contributor at @thenation. Abolish ICE. Newsletter writer. Co-founder and Chief Meme Officer at @DataProgress.

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Maj. Danny Sjursen is a US Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge.

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Katey Walter Anthony is an aquatic ecosystem ecologist whose research focuses on methane and carbon dioxide emissions from arctic and temperate lakes and wetlands in Alaska and Siberia, and the processes involved in greenhouse gas emissions from lakes, including thermokarst (permafrost thaw), industrial plant emissions, geology, and changes in lake area. By using environmental gradients, isotopes, and remote sensing as tools, she hopes for an improved understanding of the basic processes in lake ecosystems. 

Frank Clemente helped found Americans for Tax Fairness in 2012. Previously he was Campaign Manager for the Strengthen Social Security Campaign, a coalition of 320 organizations. Prior to that he managed a health care campaign for the Communications Workers of America in support of the Affordable Care Act. He was Issue Campaigns Director at the Change to Win Labor Federation and Director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch, a national consumer watchdog organization. Frank also has been senior policy advisor to the U.S. House Committee on Government Operations and Issues Director for Jesse Jackson’s 1988 presidential campaign. Frank edited Keep Hope Alive: Jesse Jackson’s 1988 Presidential Campaign.

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David Graeber is professor of anthropology at the LSE and author of Debt: The First 5000 years; he was involved in the Global Justice Movement and Occupy Wall Street. His most recent book is “Bullshit Jobs: A Theory”

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Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. She’s the author of several books, including most recently, “Inside Iran: THE REAL HISTORY AND POLITICS OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN”

Diane Archer is founder and president of Just Care USA, an independent digital media hub that focuses on health and financial issues facing boomers, older adults and their caregivers and promotes policy solutions. Ms. Archer is the past chair of the Board of Consumer Reports, and serves on the Board of the Benedict Silverman Foundation, the Brown University School of Public Health Advisory Board and Tarbell. Ms. Archer began her career in health advocacy in 1989 as founder and president of the Medicare Rights Center, a national consumer service organization dedicated to ensuring that older and disabled Americans get the health care they need. She served on the MRC board of directors until December 2007. Other positions include director of the Health Care for All project for the Institute for America’s Future (2005-2010).

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Helaine Olen - is the author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry and the co-author of The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to be Complicated, & a blogger for The Washington Post’s “The Plum Line”

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Thomas Frank is is an American political analyst, historian, and journalist.[1] He co-founded and edited The Baffler magazine. Frank has written several books, most notably What's the Matter with Kansas? (2004) and Listen, Liberal (2016). From 2008 to 2010 he wrote "The Tilting Yard", a column in the Wall Street Journal. You can find his recent writings at The Guardian, and his latest book is “Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society”

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Eve Fairbanks graduated from Yale with a degree in political philosophy. She also received a Fulbright scholarship to South Africa and substantial writing grants from the Institute of Current World Affairs, the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and the Writing Invisibility Project at the Max Planck Institute. In 2013, her work was nominated for a Livingston Award, the top American prize for journalists under 35.

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Aaron Mintzes is Senior Policy Counsel for Earthworks

Lisa Graves is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Documented Investigations

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Nathan J. Robinson is a PhD student in Sociology & Social Policy and the editor of the magazine Current Affairs. He is author of the book, Trump: Anatomy of a Monstrosity.

Also check out "Current Affairs Rules For Life" 

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Abigail Zapote is the Executive Director for Latinos for a Secure Retirement in Washington D.C.where she leads a coalition of Latino organizations to protect Social Security, strengthen Medicare and increase pension access and financial literacy to Latinos of all ages.

RICK PERLSTEIN is the author of The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan. Before that, he published Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America (2008), a New York Times bestseller picked as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by over a dozen publications, and Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history. A contributing writer at The Nation, former chief national correspondent for the Village Voice, and a former online columnist for the New Republic and Rolling Stone, his journalism and essays have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, and many other publications.

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Daniel Ellsberg is a renowned American whistleblower who released The Pentagon Papers to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1969.
Ellsberg is also the author of four books: The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner(2017,), Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers (2002,) Risk, Ambiguity and Decision(2001,) and Papers on the War (1971). In December 2006 he was awarded the 2006 Right Livelihood Award, in Stockholm, Sweden, “. . for putting peace and truth first, at considerable personal risk, and dedicating his life to inspiring others to follow his example.”

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Jessica Mason Pieklo is a writer and adjunct law professor in Boulder, Colorado. She is the former assistant director of the Health Law Clinic at Hamline Law School in St. Paul, Minnesota and former litigator. She is Vice President, Law and the Courts at Rewire.news.

Rachel O'Leary Carmona is the founder of 275 Park Consulting. She has helped to inspire, equip, and mobilize people to shape the actions and policies that affect their communities for well over a decade. She currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Women's March and is a partner at Movement NetLab, a think, make, and do tank that facilitates the growth and effectiveness of the most dynamic, emerging social movements of our time.

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Nicole Karlis is a staff writer at Salon, where she writes about health, culture, social issues and gender politics. She has also written for the New York Times, Marie Claire, The Bold Italic, The Daily Beast, 7x7, Avenue magazine, Resident, USA Today and more. She calls San Francisco, California, home.

Keith A. Spencer is a critic, essayist and editor at Salon.com, where he manages coverage of science and the tech industry. His writing has appeared in Jacobin, Dissent, McSweeneys, and The Bold Italic, where he was formerly editor-in-chief. His first book, "A People's History of Silicon Valley," will be released this fall from Eyewear Press.

Larry Cohen chairs the boards of Our Revolution, Vice Chair of DNC Unity Reform Commission, the successor to Bernie 2016, and the Democracy Initiative, a coalition of 55 groups focused on voting rights and money in politics. He is the past president of the Communications Workers of America and Vice chair of the Unity Reform commission of the Democratic National Committee.

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Sarah Anderson directs the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies and is a co-editor of the IPS web site Inequality.org. Sarah’s research covers a wide range of international and domestic economic issues, including inequality, Wall Street reform, CEO pay, taxes, labor, and international trade and investment. Sarah is a well-known expert on executive compensation, as the lead author of more than 20 annual “Executive Excess” reports that have received extensive media coverage.

 

Dana Brown is the Deputy Director of the Next System Project. Her research focuses on health system models and the intersection of health and economics. She joined the Democracy Collaborative in 2015 for the launch of the Next System Teach-Ins drawing on her experience with the Democracy Teach-Ins of the 90s and other popular education efforts related to the peace and social justice movements she has participated in for the last two decades.

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Professor Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York.
Professor Wolff is also Host of the program “Economic Update” on Free Speech TV, which airs Tuesdays from 8 to 9pmET, and Founder of DemocracyAtWork.info

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Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, author, and composer. Lanier is also one of most celebrated technology writers in the world, and is known for charting a humanistic approach to technology appreciation and criticism.
He was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in 2014. His book "Who Owns the Future?" won Harvard's Goldsmith Book Prize in 2014.
His latest is “Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now”

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Cathy Garcia was born and raised in the Los Angeles suburbs to Mexican immigrant parents, documented and undocumented. Cathy is currently the co-chair of the Santa Fe chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, and a second-year law student at UNM School of Law. She co-chairs the National Lawyers Guild student chapter and expects to graduate in 2020.

Jarrid Green is a Senior Research Associate at The Democracy Collaborative, a national research institute dedicated to developing new strategies for a more democratic economy.

 

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Sr. Quincy Howard is a Government Relations Specialist at NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice.

David Dayen is a fellow for In These Times and a contributor to The Intercept. His first book, “Chain of Title,” about three ordinary Americans who uncover Wall Street’s foreclosure fraud, was released in May 2016. The book was the winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize.

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