Notes on Contributors

Philip Appleman has published eight volumes of poetry, including New and Selected Poems, 1956-1996 (1996); three novels, including Apes and Angels (1989); and nonfiction books, including the Norton Critical Editions of Darwin and of Malthus’s Essay on Population. His work has appeared in Harper’s, The Nation, New Republic, New York Times, and Paris Review. Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, he is a founding member of the Poets Advisory Committee of Poets House and a former member of the governing board of the Poetry Society of America. <>

Dario Azzellini is a postdoctoral research fellow in sociology at the Johannes Kepler Universität, Linz, Austria. He is finishing PhDs in political science at the Goethe University in Frankfurt (Germany) and in sociology at the Benemerita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico). He has published several books about Italy, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, privatization of military services, migration, and social movements, translated into several languages. He also directed documentary films about Italy, Nicaragua, Mexico and Venezuela, most recently Comuna under Construction (2010). His articles have appeared in WorkingUSA, Herramienta, Otra Economía and other journals. He is coeditor of the International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, 1500 to the Present. <> <>

Paul Blackledge teaches politics at Leeds Metropolitan University. He is the author of Reflections on the Marxist Theory of History (2006), Perry Anderson, Marxism and the New Left (2004), and co-editor of Virtue and Politics (2010), Alasdair MacIntyre’s Engagement with Marxism (2008), Revolutionary Aristotelianism (2008) and Historical Materialism and Social Evolution (2002). He is currently completing a study of Marxism and Ethics.

Michael Briguglio lectures in the Department of Sociology at the University of Malta. His PhD dissertation (in progress) is “EU Accession and Civil Society Empowerment: The Case of Environmental NGOs in Malta.” He is the Chairperson of Malta’s Green Party, Alternattiva Demokratika. <>

Mat Callahan is a musician and author from San Francisco who currently resides in Bern, Switzerland. His musical work includes award-winning albums and collaborations such as founding legendary artists’ collective Komotion International. He is the author of numerous books and articles, most recently The Trouble with Music (AK Press, 2006). <> <>

Brett Clark is an assistant professor of sociology at North Carolina State University. He is the co-author (with John Bellamy Foster and Richard York) of Critique of Intelligent Design (2008).

John Bellamy Foster is editor of Monthly Review and professor of sociology at the University of Oregon. He is the author of The Vulnerable Planet (1994), Marx’s Ecology (2000), Ecology Against Capitalism (2002), and The Ecological Revolution (2009).

Bülent Gökay is a professor of international relations at Keele University, England, and Chair of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies. His books include The Politics of Caspian Oil (2000), Eastern Europe Since 1970 (2001), Soviet Eastern Policy and Turkey, 1920-1991 (2006), and The Politics of Oil: A Survey (2006). <>

Roberta Gould, whose work has appeared in many poetry journals, is the author of eight poetry collections, including Writing Air, Written Water; Only Rock; Not By Blood Alone; Esta Naranja; Pacing the Wind, and her latest, Louder than Seeds (FootHills Publishing). In the 1990s, returning to Mexico where she had studied in her youth, she organized a tourist awareness campaign to debunk the price haggling myth and to teach Europeans that tipping is a matter survival for serving people. <>; <>

David MacGregor teaches sociology at King’s University College, London Ontario. His writings include The Communist Ideal in Hegel and Marx (1984), Hegel, Marx and the English State (1992), and Hegel and Marx after the Fall of Communism (1998). He has published several articles on deep politics, including “Deep Politics of September 11: The Political Economy of Concrete Evil” (Research in Political Economy, 2002), and “September 11 as Machiavellian State Terror” (in Paul Zarembka, ed., The Hidden History of 9-11). <>

D.H. Melhem’s eighth book of poetry, Art and Politics / Politics and Art, was just published by Syracuse University Press (2010). Previous collections include New York Poems, Conversation with a Stonemason, Country, and Rest in Love. Her critical works include Gwendolyn Brooks and Heroism in the New Black Poetry, which won an American Book Award. Stigma & The Cave (2007) completed the fiction trilogy Patrimonies. She received the RAWI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 and is vice-president of the International Women’s Writing Guild. <> <>

Marcello Musto teaches at York University, Toronto, and has done research in the new historical-critical edition of the complete works of Marx and Engels, the Marx Engels Gesamtausgabe (MEGA 2). He has published essays on Marx and Marxisms in numerous international journals, and is the editor of Karl Marx’s Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy 150 Years Later (pb, 2010) and The Marx Revival (forthcoming). <>

Ronald Paul is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Gotheburg in Sweden. His main field of research is British working-class literature; he has co-edited a collection of critical essays on Pat Barker, a prominent female working-class novelist. He has also published a People’s History of Britain entitled Unruly Nations. His most recent articles have focused on the relationship between class and gender in the work of Oscar Wilde, Bernard Shaw, Idris Davies and Edward Upward. <>

James W. Russell is professor of sociology at Eastern Connecticut State University and co-chairperson of the Connecticut Committee for Equity in Retirement, an organization of state workers seeking a reform to allow them to shift from their defined-contribution plan to the state’s traditional pension plan. He is the author of six books, most recently Class and Race Formation in North America (2009). <>

E. San Juan, Jr. heads the Philippines Cultural Studies Center, Storrs, Connecticut. He was recently a fellow of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University, and previously a visiting professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of the Philippines. His recent books are Toward Filipino Self-Determination (SUNY Press), US Imperialism and Revolution in the Philippines (Palgrave), Critique and Social Transformation (Edwin Mellen Press), and Balikbayang Sinta: An E. San Juan Reader (Ateneo University Press, Quezon City). <>

Darrell Whitman conducts research and writes about international relations and global environmental politics from Davis, California. His global focus is reflected in his research and publications on US foreign policy and global warming, and in his role as the Director of Global Economic Crisis Studies for the Centre for Strategic Research and Analysis, an international think-tank based in England. <>

Paul Zarembka is Professor of Economics at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Since 1977, he has edited the Marxist-oriented yearbook entitled Research in Political Economy (Emerald Group). His political economy interests have focused on the conceptual meaning of the accumulation of capital. He has also edited The Hidden History of 9-11 (2nd edition, 2008), which includes his chapter “Initiation of the 9-11 Operation, with Evidence of Insider Trading Beforehand.” <>

Raúl Zibechi edits the International Section of the weekly Brecha (Montevideo); he also writes for La Jornada (Mexico City) and the International Relations Center (Silver City, NM). He is a professor and researcher at the Popular Education Center of the Multiversidad Franciscana de América Latina. His most recent books are Autonomías y emancipaciones: América Latina en movimiento (2008) and Territorios en resistencia: Cartografía política de las periferias latinoamericanas (2008).

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