Mark Engler

Mark Engler, a writer based in New York City, is an analyst with Foreign Policy In Focus and a contributor to Newsday, In These Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and TomPaine. He is author of the forthcoming How to Rule the World: The New Politics of Fighting Empire in the Post-Bush Era (Nation Books, Spring 2008). He can be reached via DemocracyUprising.com.

Robert Eshelman

Robert S. Eshelman is an independent journalist. His articles have appeared in Abu Dhabi’s the National, In These Times, and on TomDispatch.com.

Laura Flanders

Former Air America Radio host, Laura Flanders is the host and founder of GRITtv with Laura Flanders, a daily talk show for people who want to do more than talk. She is the author of the New York Times best-seller, BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004) and Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (Penguin Press, 2007.)  She also writes for The Nation and The Huffington Post and is a regular contributor to MSNBC (“The Ed Show” and “Countdown” with Keith Olbermann.) She has appeared on shows from “Real Time” with Bill Maher to Bill O’Reilly’s “Factor.”

Gregory Foster

Gregory D. Foster is a professor at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., a West Point graduate, and a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War.

Jill Andresky Fraser

Jill Andresky Fraser is the creator of, and “Whiner-in-Chief” at, EconoWhiner.com, a website where people share their experiences, emotions, strategies, and attitudes about life during the economic downturn. A longtime financial journalist, she is the author of White-Collar Sweatshop: The Deterioration of Work and Its Rewards in Corporate America. To catch a TomDispatch audio interview in which Fraser discusses why a sizeable minority of Americans seems immunized to the idea that anything bad could happen to them, click here.

Joshua Freeman

Joshua B. Freeman teaches history at the City University of New York.  He is currently completing a history of the United States since World War II as part of the Penguin History of the U.S.

Eduardo Galeano

Eduardo Galeano was one of Latin America’s most distinguished writers, the author of a three-volume history of the Americas, Memory of Fire, and most recently, Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History. He was the recipient of many international prizes, including the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, the Casa de las Américas Prize, and the First Distinguished Citizen of the region by the countries of Mercosur. He died on April 13, 2015.

Barbara Garson

Barbara Garson is the author of two classic books about work: All the Livelong Day: The Meaning and Demeaning of Routine Work and The Electronic Sweatshop. She’s the author of several plays, including the Obie-winning children’s play “The Dinosaur Door” and the Vietnam-era play “MacBird.” Her latest book, Money Makes the World Go Around, published in 2000, described the hollowed-out global economy that was heading for a crash. Now, she’s embarked on a book about the current Great Recession.

Beverly Gologorsky

Beverly Gologorsky is the author of the recently published novel Every Body Has a Story. Her first novel, The Things We Do to Make it Home, was a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Fiction Book. In the Vietnam years, she was an editor of two political journals, Viet-Report and Leviathan. Her new book, Can You See the Wind? (Seven Stories Press), will be published in the spring of 2021.

Anand Gopal

Anand Gopal has reported in Afghanistan for the Christian Science Monitor and the Wall Street Journal.  His dispatches can be read at anandgopal.com. He is currently working on a book about the Afghan war.