Participatory Culture's Group Members
Podur, Justin | Canada
Justin Podur is a writer and editor for ZNet (www.zmag.org), part of Z Communications, an alternative media organization dedicated to political analysis and support for movements for social change. He has reported from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, India, Haiti, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Israel/Palestine, and Mexico. He also writes on North America. He has writte...
Earp, Charley | United States
Utopian Longings Charley's Brief Autobiography For some reason, I always go back to the year of my birth, as if that explains something about my adult self. Nineteen sixty-three was the year that Martin Luther King, Jr. preached his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the March on Washington. Although just an infant, I imbibed something of that utopian spirit tha...
Albert, Michael | United States
Michael Albert is a founder and current member of the staff of Z Magazine as well as staff of Z Magazine`s web system: ZCom (www.zmag.org). Albert`s radicalization occurred during the 1960s. His political involvements, starting then and continuing to the present, have ranged from local, regional, and national organizing projects and campaigns to co-founding South End Press, Z Magazine, the Z Me...
McGehee, Michael | United States
Martin, Michael | United States
Spannos, Chris | United States
Chris Spannos has had over a decade of experience in self-managed media collectives and also as an activist, organizer, and anti-capitalist. From 1998-2006 he participated in the Redeye collective, heard on Vancouver Co-op radio. In September 2006 he joined Z as full-time staff focusing on ZNet and ZCom web operations. Other media work includes helping out with Z Video productions, being ...
Hergé, Rémy | France
Beckwith, Tony | United Kingdom
I’ve spent nearly 20years working within our public realm devising new methods of public engagement to empower decision makers and the community to progress democratic society, and exploring the role of the artist in this. Presently I am the Creative Development Director with www.mcleaninitiative.com I began this career as the founder member and director of the Ba...
Francis, Janan | United Kingdom
As I suspect has happened with many of us my political awakening was a strong factor (although not the only one) in causing me to examine life in much greater detail and this resulted in a radical vocational change and new life trajectory. I now work in a large hostel for the homeless and live in South East London. I'm convinced that our society is dysfunctional and although there is muc...
Kurowski, Mark | United States
It's good to be back, so to speak! In the early 90's I was a beginner activist, and I was a member of ZBBS for its first couple years (it started in 12/93, right?). Then I got busy in life and lost my way. A big kick in the a** woke me up, and I'd like to be a dedicated activist for the next 40 years or so....
Kim, Jiah | South Korea
Indy media activist, web developer, writer Love Znet and been a reader for almost 10 years. Glad to support this great project!!!
Majavu, Mandisi | South Africa
Mandisi Majavu is the Book Reviews Editor of Interface: a journal for and about social movements http://www.interfacejournal.net/ Majavu has written widely on topics relating to human rights, justice, gender, race and basically African politics. His work has appeared in international publications such as Inter Press Services news Agency and Panos News Agency. Also, he has been published...
Dominic, David | England
Please see my blog on poverty and human rights campaigns in the UK at daviddominic.blogspot.com.
Hayeur, Isabelle | Canada
I am a visual artist. My work is situated within a critical approach to the environment and urban development.
Merkle , Emily | United States
johnson, kelcey | Costa Rica
Fresia, Jerry | Italy
I turned to art professionally after zig-zagging through a few different disciplines. I received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering before receiving a PhD from the University of Massachusetts in political science. I have written on the political-economy of the United States, especially when I taught at several colleges and universities. (See Toward An American Revolution, South End, ...
Olson, Andrew | United States
For these sixteen years of my life, I’ve slowly come to appreciate the extent of the middle-class bubble; blotting out with shining opacity the hardships of the less-well-to-do, the consequences of my own material affluence, what was being stolen not just from the faceless ‘them’, but from myself; in fact...
Administrator, Site | United States
The Administrators of the Site are Michael Albert and Chris Spannos...
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