Very brief biographies of signers,
supporters, editors, and members of our Policy Council:
loren anderson is a former member of the International Socialist Organization in Washington, D.C., a coordinator for the Campaign for a United Socialist Party and a member of Philadelphia Socialists. He is active in anti-sectarianism, abortion clinic defense/escorting, and going to way too many political conferences like Labor Notes, Historical Materialism Toronto, Left Forum, Socialism 2011-2014, Marxist Humanism (west coast) and others. Find him on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/singularityneuromancer or email him at singularityneuromancer (at) gmail (dot) com.
Joaquin Bustelo is the pen name of José G. Pérez, a Latino activist based in Atlanta who is a member of the U.S. Socialist organization Solidarity. Pérez is currently a well-known figure among immigrant-rights activists in Georgia, as the producer and co-host of the daily "Hablemos con Teodoro" show on Radio Información 1310 AM, a non-profit Spanish-language progressive talk radio station in Atlanta (and on the Internet) focused on immigrant rights. Pérez also works on the "Música Sin Fronteras" (Music Without Borders) weekly program at Radio Información, the station's only music show. Pérez has a YouTube channel documenting the immigrants rights movement in Atlanta as well as a now-archival one called OccupyAtlantaVoices. He participated very actively in the Occupy Movement in 2011, saying the identification of tens of millions of people with its slogan, "we are the 99%," was the first manifestation of class consciousness—however rudimentary—on a mass scale in the United States in decades. In September 2014, he started blogging at Hatuey's ashes.
Pete Dolack is an activist, writer, poet and photographer who has worked
with several organizations focusing on human rights, social justice,
environmental and trade issues. His forthcoming book It's Not Over: Learning
From the Socialist Experiment, reflects his interest in synthesizing
theory and practice, analyzing attempts to supplant capitalism in the past in
order to draw lessons with application to the emerging and future movements that
seek to overcome the crises of today. He also writes about the economic crisis
and the political and environmental issues connected to it on the Systemic Disorder
is a member of the Socialist Party and of MetroWest Peace Action in
Massachusetts, a group he represents on the Coordinating Committee of
the United National Antiwar Coalition. David teaches computer science
at the university level.
Dequi Kioni-Sadiki is an activist
organizer with the Jericho Movement for Amnesty & Recognition of
u.s. held PP/POWs, co-coordinator of the Sekou Odinga Defense Committee
(so named for her POW husband), co-chair of the Malcolm X Commemoration
Committee, co-producer/co-host of the weekly public affairs program
"Where We Live" on listener-sponsored wbai 99.5.fm
radio in New York City.
Tekla Lewin is a member of the Green Party in Ohio and of Solidarity who is involved in prisoner advocacy. Now retired, she taught mathematics at the university level.
Lee Miscere is an activist in the New York Campaign to Free Russell Maroon Shoatz.
Carlos Rovira, aka "Carlito," is currently involved in the campaigns to free political prisoners Mumia Abu-Jamal and Oscar Lopez Rivera, as well as other struggles against capitalist oppression, in support of antiracism and for Puerto Rican independence. During the 1960s and ‘70s he was a member of the Young Lords, a militant Puerto Rican youth organization. His parents were members of the clandestine New York committee of the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico during the 1950s.
Meg Starr is an educator and author of children's books, including the award-winning Alicia's Happy Day. A life-long feminist and anti-imperialist she has worked in solidarity with the people of Puerto Rico since the early 1980s and is a founder of Resistance in Brooklyn (RnB). Meg has helped initiate such mainstays of the New York City left as the annual "Roses and Bread" women's/trans open-poetry event, and the annual RnB "Anti-July 4th Barbecue," which together have raised many thousands of dollars for local grassroots radical causes.
Sean Sweeney is a well-known activist in the international campaign to stop climate change, with a focus on involvement by the labor movement.
Linda Thompson is an artist and photographer, former adjunct Professor of Sociology & Women’s Studies at Southern Connecticut State University. She is a founder of the Connecticut Ecological Health Organization ECHO, member of the Norwich Connecticut Chapter of the NAACP and of Solidarity, a former union rep and now AFSCME retiree. She is also currently Co-Chair of the Green Party of Connecticut and serves on the National Committee of the Green Party USA. In the 1960’s she went to jail in
Gene Warren, Jr. focused his youthful rebellion in the civil rights/Black liberation and anti-Viet Nam war movements. After 1969 he belonged to several revolutionary organizations, was a founding member of Solidarity and still belongs to that group. He has identified as an ecosocialist since the late 1990s. In 2005 he helped to organize "Converging Storms, the Crisis of Energy, Capitalism and the Environment," a seven week study series in Los Angeles, California.