The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (Politics)

Thom Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talk show host. Talkers Magazine named him America's #1 most important progressive host, and the host of one of the top 10 talk radio shows in the country every year for over a decade. A four-time recipient of the Project Censored Award, Hartmann is also a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four books, translated in multiple languages.

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Andrés is a Lecturer of Urban Studies at CUNY Queens College and Doctoral student at The New School For Public Engagement, Division of Policy Management and Environment. His research focuses on the Green New Deal as a site of political communication and policy analysis. Andrés is a leading voice and proponent associated with the heterodox school of economic thought known as Modern Monetary Theory. He is a Research Fellow at the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Missouri Kansas City Department of Economics.

Sylvie Qwasinwi Ngassa Bello, is the dynamic Founder/CEO of the Cameroon American Council, America’s leading African Immigrant Advocacy Organization. She shapes CAC’s mission, which is to build capacity, build relevance and build visibility in African communities in America. Sylvie leads the Cameroon American Council into crafting culturally sensitive and language appropriate messages in advocacy/outreach and in initiating partnerships with government entities such as The White House, DoL, USDA, HHS, HUD, FBI, etc and national institutions such as NAACP, NCNW, SCLC, NAN etc.
In 2011, the African Immigrant Magazine selected Sylvie as part
of ‘The 100 Africans Making in Difference in America’, that same year she was a Community Leader awardee from the Cameroon Student Association-USA CAMSA- USA. In the decade since founding CAC, Sylvie has been recognized across 30 states in America and internationally. She is a political reporter and producer at New York’s Sahara TV.

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Krystal Ball  is an American journalist, politician, and news talk anchor on Rising with the Hill's Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti, a news program hosted by The Hill. She is also a businesswoman and has previously been a certified public accountant. Ball has made multiple appearances as a political commentator and Democratic strategist on television news channels, including Fox News, CNN, and CNBC.

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National Affairs Correspondent - The Nation magazine
Nichols is the author of Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America (Nation Books) as 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 was also published in French and Arabic.

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Adolph Reed Jr. is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

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.

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Sara Nelson has served as the International President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO since 2014, and she is currently serving her second four year term. She first became a union member in 1996 when she was hired as a Flight Attendant at United Airlines and today she represents 50,000 of aviation’s first responders at 20 airlines. The New York Times called her "America's most powerful flight attendant" for her role in helping to end the 35-day Government Shutdown and InStyle Magazine placed her on their 2019 Top 50 Badass Women list.

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Max Blumenthal is a prolific author, journalist, and editor of The Grayzone Project. www.thegrayzone.com

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Alison Rose Levy is a journalist who has been in the major media for over twenty years. For two decades, she has covered the wide range of areas that affect health, such as food, the environment, health care, health science and research, activism, media and marketing of health, treatments, public policy, regulation, and legislation, and the health, drug, food, agricultural, and energy industries. 

 

Sean McElwee is a researcher and writer based in New York City, and co-Founder of Data for Progress.

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Roy Scranton is the author of I ♥ Oklahoma! (Soho Press, 2019), Total Mobilization: World War II and American Literature (University of Chicago Press, 2019), We’re Doomed. Now What? (Soho Press, 2018), War Porn (Soho Press, 2016), and Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization (City Lights, 2015). He has written for the New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Nation, the New Republic, The Baffler, Yale Review, Boston Review, and elsewhere, and he co-edited What Future: The Year’s Best Ideas to Reclaim, Reanimate & Reinvent Our Future (Unnamed Press, 2017) and Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War (Da Capo, 2013).

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Stephen Miles is the Executive Director of Win Without War. Stephen is a veteran of campaign politics with a strong background in grassroots advocacy. He previously worked for the global campaigning organization Avaaz, as well as on multiple federal, state, and local electoral campaigns, and as the Executive Director of the American Hellenic Council. Stephen is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Tulane University with academic expertise in humanitarian interventions and Middle Eastern politics.

 

Steve Knievel is an advocate for Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines program, focusing on expanding affordable access to medicines. Steve is an expert in policy matters affecting drug pricing and access to medicines in the United States. He brings to Public Citizen his knowledge and experience in domestic and international campaign work, including thorough policy analysis, lobbying, communications and coalition building. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Gavin Bade is a reporter on the Pro Energy team covering the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, electricity markets and state policy.
He was previously senior reporter and editor at Utility Dive, an energy trade publication. Gavin is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he edited the campus alt-weekly, the Voice.

Cathy Kunkel is an energy policy expert and public advocate and Democratic candidate in West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional district.
Among her other work, she has analyzed the economic and financial impact of natural gas drilling and pipelines in the region, researched absentee land ownership in West Virginia, and fought electric utility corporate bailouts. Her research has been cited by the Washington Post, NBC News, the Associated Press, The Hill, SNL Financial, The Intercept, and by members of Congress.

 

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Find Anat's podcast: www.bravenewwordspod.com

Anat Shenker-Osorio is the author of the acclaimed book Don’t Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense About the Economy. She founded her own firm, ASO Communications, to provide guidance and insights on what to say and how to say it to get effective policy solutions made into life changing laws. As a strategic communications consultant to a host of progressive causes, she has conducted studies on how people reason about policy issues like clean energy, education, economic justice, immigrants and women’s rights. Using both qualitative and quantitative approaches, Anat partners with leading pollsters such as Lake Research Partners, Anzalone Liszt Grove Research, and GQRR to test responses to different policy prescriptions and narratives.

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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

 

Hannah Gais is a freelance writer based on the East Coast.

She recently completed a graduate program (MTS, class of 2019) at Harvard Divinity School, where she focused on the intersection of nationalism, extremism, and Russian Orthodox identity in a post-Soviet context. she was also a graduate student associate at Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

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David Karpf is an associate professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University. His work focuses on strategic communication practices of political associations in America, with a particular interest in Internet-related strategies.

Dr. Karpf is the award-winning author of The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy (2012, Oxford University Press) and Analytic Activism: Digital Listening and the New Political Strategy (2016, Oxford University Press).

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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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NATHAN J. ROBINSON is a leading voice of millennial left politics. He is the editor of Current Affairs, a print magazine of political and cultural analysis. His work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe GuardianThe New RepublicThe Nation, and elsewhere. A graduate of Yale Law School, he is a PhD student in Sociology and Social Policy at Harvard University, where his work focuses on the U.S. criminal justice system.

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Bob Kincaid is a Progressive Broadcaster in the Head-On Radio Network (HeadOn.live) and activist with Coal River Mountain Watch (CRMW.net). He’s a co-founder if CRMW’s Appalachian Communities Health Emergency (ACHE) Campaign, which originated the bill of the same name. As a broadcaster, Bob has devoted more time to informing people about the scourge of Mountaintop Removal’s impact in Appalachia than any other broadcaster on the planet.

 

Yeva Nersisyan is a Research Scholar at the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity and an Associate Professor of economics at Franklin and Marshall College. She is a macroeconomist working in the Post Keynesian and Institutionalist traditions. Her research interests include monetary theory, financial instability and regulation and macroeconomic policy. Yeva has published a number of papers on the topics of shadow banking, fiscal policy, government deficits and debt, financial fragility and instability, financial reform and retirement policy. She teaches Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, Women in the Economy, Macroeconomic Stability and other courses at Franklin and Marshall College.

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Maj. Danny Sjursen, a Truthdig regular contributor, is a retired U.S. Army officer 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, "Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge." He lives in Lawrence, Kan. Follow him on Twitter at @SkepticalVet and check out his new podcast "Fortress on a Hill," co-hosted with fellow vet Chris "Henri" Henrikson.

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Clifton Garmon is the Chief of Staff at VOCAL-NY, having previously served as the organization’s Senior Policy Analyst for over 3 years.

Before joining the VOCAL team, Clifton worked for the Ali Forney Center, where he focused on campaigns and policies advocating for LGBT homeless youth. Clifton has dedicated both his academic and professional careers to social justice advocacy. Clifton holds Bachelor degrees in Sociology and Political Science from Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University.

Christian is a senior member of Amazon Watch's team. Having coordinated the Brazil Program since 2009, Christian also led the organization's efforts to encourage a shift toward non-hydro energy alternatives in Brazil's electricity matrix. While managing Amazon Watch's Paris office, he partnered with European NGOs on Corporate Social Responsibility campaigns. He has over sixteen years experience in the fields of international development and advocacy focusing on environmental, agrarian, and social justice issues. Prior to joining Amazon Watch, Christian assisted Brazil's Landless Workers Movement and managed rural development and micro enterprise projects in West Africa. He is fluent in English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish.

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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/

Matt is also the co-host of the new podcast, Useful Idiots with Katie Halper

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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.
Hartmann is also an internationally known speaker on culture and communications, an author, and an innovator in the fields of psychiatry, ecology, and economics.


His latest is: The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment. The second in Thom's Hidden History series, "The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America" will be available in October 2019. 

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Melissa Troutman is a journalist, writer and vocal artist. She began investigating shale gas extraction in 2010 as a newspaper reporter in her hometown of Coudersport, Pennsylvania before co-founding the investigative news nonprofit Public Herald, where she now serves as Executive Director.

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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Professor Kelton has worked in both academia and politics. She served as chief economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee (Democratic staff) in 2015 and as a senior economic adviser to Bernie Sanders’ 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns. She currently works as a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Stony Brook University, and she holds Visiting Professorships at The New School for Social Research, the University of Ljubljana, and the University of Adelaide. She is a member of the TopWonks network of the nation’s best thinkers and one of POLITICO’s 50 Most Influential Thinkers (2016). She was previously Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Her forthcoming book, The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and Creating an Economy for the People (summer 2020), shows how to break free of the flawed thinking that has hamstrung policymakers around the world.

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

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Whitney Webb is a MintPress News journalist based in Chile. She has contributed to several independent media outlets including Global Research, EcoWatch, the Ron Paul Institute and 21st Century Wire, among others. She has made several radio and television appearances and is the 2019 winner of the Serena Shim Award for Uncompromised Integrity in Journalism.

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Stephen Smith is an organizer and Democratic gubernatorial candidate on the WV Can't Wait slate. 

Chris Tobe, CFA, CAIA fights for pensioners & investors including taxpayers who are victims of high fee and high-risk investments. He has written 4 books and dozens of articles on transparency & corruption in investments. Kentucky Fried Pensions 2018 targeted to Kentucky and Public Pensions Secret Investments targeted to Trustees, Staff, regulators. His 1st book “Kentucky Fried Pensions” was cited by Pulitzer prize winner Gretchen Morgenson of the NY Times and Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone.  

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John Larson is U.S. Representative for Connecticut's 1st congressional district, serving since 1999. The district is based in the state capital, Hartford. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Larson is the former chairman of the House Democratic Caucus.

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Stephen Miles is Executive Director of Win Without War

Josh Holbrook is a preacher, family man, and 3rd generation coal miner from southeastern Kentucky. (Show Your Support for the Families of Letcher County: https://www.gofundme.com/f/letcherminers )

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Maj. Danny Sjursen, a Truthdig regular contributor, is a retired U.S. Army officer 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, "Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge." He lives in Lawrence, Kan. Follow him on Twitter at @SkepticalVet and check out his new podcast "Fortress on a Hill," co-hosted with fellow vet Chris "Henri" Henrikson.

 

Linda Benesch is the Communications Director at Social Security Works, a national organization fighting to address our nation's retirement income crisis by protecting and expanding Social Security.

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Stacy is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and directs its initiative to decentralize economic power and level the playing field for independent businesses. She has produced many influential reports and articles, designed local and federal policies, and collaborated to build effective coalitions and campaigns.

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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

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Natalie Shure is a the Head Researcher for “Adam Ruins Everything” on TruTV, and a writer whose work has appeared in the Atlantic, Slate, Pacific Standard, and elsewhere.

Rob Kall is an award-winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary.
Articles by and about him have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffPost, Success, Discover and other media.

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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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Rebecca Vallas is the Vice President of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress.  She is also the host of Off-Kilter podcast powered by CAP Action.

 

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.

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Marjorie Kelly is the Senior Fellow and Executive Vice President of The Democracy Collaborative, where she heads up a variety of consulting and research projects and serves as a member of the senior management team.


Conrad Shaw is a New York-based film and stage actor, a screenwriter, and a UBI writer/advocate. Originally from Colorado, he earned a degree and several years experience as a mechanical engineer before switching gears and moving to New York to pursue his passion of storytelling. He graduated from the two-year Meisner acting training program at the William Esper Studio in midtown Manhattan. Alongside current documentary and acting work, Conrad is also developing a feature narrative film called Rolling with Virgil and a long form television drama series called Jellyfish. Since embarking on the Bootstraps project in 2016, Conrad has built a reputation as a respected writer and speaker in the UBI space as well.

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Ryan Grim is The Intercept’s D.C. Bureau Chief.
He was previously the Washington bureau chief for HuffPost, where he led a team that was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and won once. He edited and contributed reporting to groundbreaking investigative project on heroin treatment that not only changed federal and state laws, but shifted the culture of the recovery industry. The story, by Jason Cherkis, was a Pulitzer finalist and won a Polk Award.

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

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Alex Lawson is the Executive Director of Social Security Works

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Rep. 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.

 

Jenn Budd Former Senior Border Patrol Agent & Writer

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Professor Kelton has worked in both academia and politics. She served as chief economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee (Democratic staff) in 2015 and as a senior economic adviser to Bernie Sanders’ 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns. She currently works as a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Stony Brook University, and she holds Visiting Professorships at The New School for Social Research, the University of Ljubljana, and the University of Adelaide. She is a member of the TopWonks network of the nation’s best thinkers and one of POLITICO’s 50 Most Influential Thinkers (2016). She was previously Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Her forthcoming book, The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and Creating an Economy for the People (summer 2020), shows how to break free of the flawed thinking that has hamstrung policymakers around the world.

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Eric Levitz is a Political Correspondent for New York Magazine's Intelligencer

Gelila Sebhatu is a passionate activist who fights for equality. She is also a grassroots organizer for local VA candidates who support progressive causes.

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Jay O’Neal is a middle school teacher in Charleston, WV. A member of the West Virginia Education Association and a founder of the WV United caucus, Jay created the “West Virginia Public Employees UNITED” Facebook group which served as the catalyst and organizing hub for the West Virginia teachers’ and service personnel strike of 2018.

Leila Conners is Founder and President of Tree Media Group. Conners is director, producer, and writer on "The 11th Hour,"as well as “We The People 2.0”. Her latest documentary is “Ice On Fire”

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Melissa Troutman is a journalist, writer and vocal artist. She began investigating shale gas extraction in 2010 as a newspaper reporter in her hometown of Coudersport, Pennsylvania before co-founding the investigative news nonprofit Public Herald, where she now serves as Executive Director.

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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David Weigel is a national political correspondent covering Congress and grass-roots political movements. He is the author of "The Show That Never Ends," a history of progressive rock music.

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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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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joins The Zero Hour just moments after delivering a rousing defense of democratic socialism and the need to establish an economic bill of rights. 

Chile-based MintPress News Journalist Whitney Webb joins to expose the Orwellian "Truth Project" for what it really is - an attempt to silence journalists who report outside of the establishment consensus.

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NATHAN J. ROBINSON is a leading voice of millennial left politics. He is the editor of Current Affairs, a print magazine of political and cultural analysis. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The New Republic, The Nation, and elsewhere. A graduate of Yale Law School, he is a PhD student in Sociology and Social Policy at Harvard University, where his work focuses on the U.S. criminal justice system.

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Steve Kofahl served 42 years as a Social Security Administration field office Claims Representative, retiring in September 2015.  He has been active with his union, the American Federation of Government Employees, for 37 years and continuing. He is an AFGE District Retiree Coordinator, serves on the Alliance for Retired Americans National Executive Board, and is actively involved in Washington State with community and labor organizations advocating for protection and expansion of Social Security and Medicare.

Zaid Jilani is a Bridging the Divides Writing Fellow at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center. He is also a long-time political journalist who is the co-host of the podcast Extremely Offline, which brings together guests from competing political tribes for civil dialogue.

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Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of 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.
Hartmann is also an internationally known speaker on culture and communications, an author, and an innovator in the fields of psychiatry, ecology, and economics. 
His latest is: The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment 

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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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Ryan Grim is The Intercept’s D.C. Bureau Chief. He is the author of “We've Got People: From Jesse Jackson to AOC, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement” from Strong Arm Press. Ask your local bookstore about it or check it out on Amazon.

Ryan was previously the Washington bureau chief for HuffPost, where he led a team that was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and won once. He edited and contributed reporting to groundbreaking investigative project on heroin treatment that not only changed federal and state laws, but shifted the culture of the recovery industry. The story, by Jason Cherkis, was a Pulitzer finalist and won a Polk Award.

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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.

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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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 “Divining Desire: FOCUS GROUPS AND THE CULTURE OF CONSULTATION”

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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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Keith A. Spencer, a cultural critic, essayist, and editor at Salon.com, where I manage the sci/tech vertical. I’m a generalist as far as editors go, though I have a background in the sciences that has led me to comment extensively on the politics of science and technology, with a focus on the politics of space colonization, the cultural and social ramifications of the tech industry, and the sociology of Burning Man.

My new book, “A People’s History of Silicon Valley: How the Tech Industry Exploits Workers, Erodes Privacy and Undermines Democracy” was released in late 2018 from Squint Books.

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Astra Taylor is the author of The People's Platform (winner of the American Book Award) and made three documentary films, Zizek!, Examined Life, and What Is Democracy?. Taylor’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, n+1, and The Baffler, where she is a contributing editor. She lives in New York City.

Anya Parampil is a Washington, DC based journalist. She previously hosted a daily progressive afternoon news program called In Question on RT America. She has produced and reported several documentaries, including on the ground reports from the Korean peninsula and Palestine.

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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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Alex Lawson is Executive Director of Social Security Works

Rep. Deb Haaland  is an American attorney and politician serving as the U.S. Representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district. The district includes almost three-fourths of Albuquerque, along with most of that city's suburbs.
Haaland is a former chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. She and Sharice Davids are the first two Native American women elected to the U.S. Congress.

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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”

Eric Blanc writes on labor movements past and present. Formerly a high school teacher in the Bay Area, he is the author of Red State Revolt: The Teachers' Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics.

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Editor, The Grayzone Project & Author of the book “The Management of Savagery” at VersoBooks

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Harvey J Kaye is an American historian, sociologist & author.

Harvey J Kaye is currently the Director of the Center for History and Social Change at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. His latest book is “The Fight For the Four Freedoms”

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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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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.

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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Marie Newman (Democrat) is a Democratic primary candidate for Illinois' 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House. 

Newman has worked in advertising, consulting, and nonprofit advocacy. Her nonprofit organization, Team Up to Stop Bullying, sought to address bullying among school children. 2018 marked the first time she sought political office. Newman earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin.

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Eva Galperin is the Director of Cybersecurity for the Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Ryan Grim is Washington Bureau Chief of The Intercept, and author “We’ve Got People”

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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 buyouts 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 of 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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