Notes on Contributors

Sriram Ananthanarayanan is an activist and researcher on issues of labor and gender. He worked in India as a human rights campaigner during the 2002 pogrom conducted by right-wing Hindu groups in Gujarat. After graduate studies at Johns Hopkins, he was involved with gender justice and labor rights work within immigrant communities in Boston from 2004-2006. Most recently in India he has been active with workers in the informal sector. His articles have appeared in various progressive media outlets; he now plans to pursue full-time doctoral studies. <>

Mitchel Cohen co-founded the Red Balloon Collective at SUNY Stony Brook in 1969, edited its journal through the decades, and taught an underground Marxism for Beginners class there for 16 years. He was one of the “Liberty Bell 7,” arrested for demanding freedom for political prisoners Mumia Abu-Jamal and Leonard Peltier. He co-founded and coordinates the No Spray Coalition <>, works with Recycle This! and NY State Against Genetic Engineering, serves on the Local Station Board of WBAI radio, and co-edits “G,” the newspaper of the NY State Greens/Green Party of New York. He lives in Brooklyn and for many years made his living selling his poems in the subway. His two new books of poetry are The Permanent Carnival and One-Eyed Cat Takes Flight. <>

Ravi Malhotra teaches law at the University of Ottawa. He is a member of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities Human Rights Committee and of the New Democratic Party. He is a sponsor of New Politics where he has published on disability rights activism. He co-authored “Capitalism and Disability” in Socialist Register 2002, and he participates regularly in the meetings of the Society for Disability Studies.

Thomas Seibert is the best-known intellectual of the Interventionistische Linke (IL), which played a central role in organizing the G-8 protests in Heiligendamm in June 2007. He has a long history of participation in various groups of Germany’s radical left and currently works for the NGO medico international. He is the editor of Fantômas — Journal of Left Debate and Praxis ( He lives in Frankfurt.

Peter Seybold is an associate professor of sociology at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). He is former director of the Division of Labor Studies at Indiana University and a long-time activist in the labor, peace, and social justice movements. <>

Ingar Solty, born in Germany, is a PhD candidate at York University in Toronto and is Politics Editor of Das Argument. Together with Frank Deppe et al., he is co-author of Der neue Imperialismus (Distel Verlag, 2004). He is a frequent contributor to Das Argument, Sozialismus, and Z. -– Zeitschrift Marxistische Erneuerung. <>

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