Notes on Contributors

Dan Berger is a writer, activist, and graduate student living in Philadelphia. He is the author of Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity (AK Press, 2006) and, with Chesa Boudin and Kenyon Farrow, co-editor of Letters from Young Activists: Today’s Rebels Speak Out (Nation Books, 2005).

Thomas Butko teaches political science at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. His articles on Political Islam and on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have appeared in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Middle East Review of International Affairs, and Peace Studies. He is currently writing a book that examines the phenomenon of “terrorism” within a Gramscian perspective.

George Fish is a socialist activist and freelance writer in Indianapolis, where he is a staff writer and CD reviewer for Indiana Blues Monthly. His articles and reviews have appeared in Monthly Review, In These Times, Dialogue & Initiative, and Against the Current, and in the blues magazines Living Blues and Blues Access. He wrote the notes to the 1988 Delmark LP (and 1993 CD) of Yank Rachell, Chicago Style.

Inez Hedges is a professor of French, German, and Cinema Studies at Northeastern University, where she regularly teaches a course on 20th-century German film and literature. She is the author of Languages of Revolt: Dada And Surrealist Literature and Film (1983), Breaking the Frame: Film Language and the Experience of Limits (1991), and Framing Faust: Twentieth-Century Cultural Struggles (2005)

Jyotsna Kapur teaches in the Departments of Cinema and Sociology at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She is the author of Coining for Capital: Movies, Marketing, and the Transformation of Childhood (Rutgers University Press, 2005)

Saladin Muhammad, an activist of 40 years in the African American liberation movement, is National Chairperson and a founding member of Black Workers For Justice, a North Carolina and Southern-based organization active in trade unions and mass organizations. He served as a Southern coordinator for the Million Worker March and as International Rep in the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers Union (UE). He coordinated early efforts to build support for the Gulf Coast Survivors movement and Peoples Hurricane Relief Fund.

Jeffrey Paris is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Francisco. He co-edited New Critical Theory: Essays on Liberation (2001), and is currently writing a book entitled After Rawls. He is Managing Editor of Radical Philosophy Review, Associate Editor of Peace Review, and Associate Editor of the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Social Justice and Activism.

Jonah Raskin teaches journalism and media law at Sonoma State University. He is the author of American Scream: Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” and the Making of the Beat Generation, and For the Hell of It: The Life and Times of Abbie Hoffman.

Robert Weil is the author of Red Cat, White Cat: China and the Contradictions of “Market Socialism” (1996) and of numerous articles on Chinese society and its revolutionary struggles. He is a lifelong activist in a wide range of social movements, and is currently based at the University of California Santa Cruz, where he has taught part-time and is the staff Field Representative for the union of lecturers and librarians.

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