Gerd Callesen is retired Librarian at the Labor Movement Library and Archive of Copenhagen. He has written on the history of cooperation between the German and Danish labor movements, on working-class internationalism, and on the history of the Danish labor movement, 1870-1996. He co-edited the Danish labor history journal Arbejderhistorie from 1970 to 1997 and has co-edited two MEGA-volumes (III/29 and 30). He now lives in Vienna. <email@example.com>
Steven Colatrella, has taught at Bard College and the New School, and has served as Chair of the Political and Social Sciences Department at John Cabot University in Rome, and as President of the Iowa Sociological Association. He is the author of Workers of the World: African and Asian Migrants in Italy in the 1990s (2001) and has been a member of the Midnight Notes collective for 30 years. He lives in Padua, Italy.
Goran Marković is an associate professor of Constitutional Law at the University of East Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina). His Ph.D. is from the University of Belgrade. He is the author of Perspectives of Participatory Democracy (in Serbo-Croatian) and the forthcoming Federalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is a member of the International Institute for Self-Management and co-editor of Novi Plamen (The New Flame), regional leftist journal of social, political and economic issues, published in Zagreb (Croatia).
Gavin Walker is a Mellon Graduate Fellow in Humanities at Cornell University. His recent publications include “Primitive Accumulation and the Formation of Difference: On Marx and Schmitt,” Rethinking Marxism (2011), and “Postcoloniality and the National Question in Marxist Historiography: … the Debate on Japanese Capitalism,” Interventions (2011). He is currently translating and editing the selected writings of Uno Kozo.
Robert Weil has studied and supported revolutionary, national liberation and popular struggles in South and East Asia for the past half century. His undergraduate senior thesis was on Gandhi, Nehru and the communal conflict in India, and his article in this issue of S&D is based in part on a visit there during December 2009. He is the author of Red Cat, White Cat: China and the Contradictions of “Market Socialism” (Monthly Review, 1996) and many papers on the Chinese working classes, political economy and social movements, and more recently comparisons and contrasts with their Indian counterparts. A lifelong activist in the struggles for civil rights, labor, anti-militarism, the environment and international solidarity, he is retired from teaching and union organizing at the University of California in Santa Cruz. <firstname.lastname@example.org>