Notes on Contributors


George C. Comninel
is Associate Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto, where he teaches political theory. He has written on the French Revolution, the transition between feudalism and capitalism, the relationship between history and Marxism, and the continuity between Marx’s early writings on human emancipation and his mature critique of political economy. He is currently writing a book on the history of European class societies between the end of Rome and the origin of capitalism. <gcomninel@gmail.com>

Kevin “Rashid” Johnson is Defense Minister of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party – Prison Chapter (not to be confused with the “New Black Panther Party”). He is the author of Defying the Tomb: Selected Prison Writings and Art, Featuring Exchanges with an Outlaw (2010), as well as articles in S&D (nos. 38 and 43) and many other works which can be found at http://rashidmod.com. Address: Kevin Johnson, no. 19370490, Snake River Correctional Institution, 777 Stanton Blvd., Ontario, OR 97914.

Steve Martinot has been a human rights activist most of his life. He has organized unions and community associations, and edited underground newspapers of both a factory and community orientation. He is the author, most recently, of The Rule of Racialization (2003) and The Machinery of Whiteness (2010), and of a pamphlet entitled On the Need to Abolish the Prison System: An Ethical Indictment (2012). He lives in Berkeley, and speaks on racialization and the corporate structure (separately and in their political relation). <martinot4@gmail.com>

Jan Rehmann teaches social theory at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and philosophy at the Free University in Berlin. He is a co-editor of the Historical-Critical Dictionary of Marxism (HKWM), and has published monographs on theories of ideology, postmodernist Neo-Nietzscheanism, Max Weber’s theory of modernization, pedagogy of the poor, the churches in Nazi Germany, as well as essays on Ernst Bloch, Antonio Gramsci, Marxism and religion, hope, faith, charisma, Calvinism, Nietzsche.
<Janrehmann@aol.com>

Darko Suvin, writer, scholar, critic and poet, born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, has taught in Europe and North America. He was Professor of English and Comparative Literature at McGill University, was editor of two scholarly journals, wrote 18 books and many articles on Comparative Literature and Dramaturgy, Theory of Culture, Utopian and Science Fiction, and Political Epistemology; and published three volumes of poetry. For the last four years he has been writing mainly on Yugoslavia, including his Memoirs of a Young Communist. <dsuvin@gmail.com>

Robert Ware is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Calgary. He now lives in Vancouver where he is adjunct professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia. He has taught in the United States, Zimbabwe, and China. His research interests are in analytical Marxism, explanation in the social sciences, and democratic theory. <ware.hodson@shaw.ca>

Robert Weil is retired as a union organizer and academic from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is the author of Red Cat, White Cat: China and the Contradictions of “Market Socialism” (1996), and of many other articles on Chinese history, working class struggles, political economy, and popular movements. He has recently written on similar Indian topics, including the November, 2011, article in Socialism and Democracy, “Is the Torch Passing? The Maoist Revolution in India.”  <RobWeil@aol.com>

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