Participatory Politics's Group Members
Allen, Matt | United Kingdom
Activist and trade unionist for over ten years, interested specifically in workplace and community organising, employment law, debt, poverty and housing issues.
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...
Hayeur, Isabelle | Canada
I am a visual artist. My work is situated within a critical approach to the environment and urban development.
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...
Johnston, Jack | United Kingdom
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....
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...
johnson, kelcey | Costa Rica
Roblin, Stephen | United States
I became political at a young age through my exposure to the daunting problems facing Baltimore city while playing basketball at a west side recreation council. In high school I was introduced to left activist/scholars such as Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky and others, who provided satisfying answers to questions I had about my society’s allowance for such gross inequalities and injustices. ...
Smith, Mark E. | United States
Lewis, Stephen | France
I’m an economist, historian, freelance writer and environmental activist. I studied history, archaeology, languages, economics and business up to doctoral level at the London School of Economics, the Universities of London, Manchester, Warwick, New York and Erlangen. That probably makes me a bit of a perpetual student. But I did somehow manage to work for thirty years in some of the...
Fake, Steven | United States
Steve Fake's works have appeared in In These Times Magazine, AlterNet, CommonDreams, Foreign Policy In Focus, Pambazuka, ZNet, CounterPunch, and many other publications.He grew up in eastern Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where he was involved in student activism. He became interested in radical politics after seeing Good Will Hunting, where he first heard...
George, Justin | Australia
Hi, I live in Melbourne, Australia, and I think I first came across Znet courtesy of the linear notes of a Propagandhi album along time ago. Soon after that Michael Albert gave a talk at my university- University of Queensland- where I first encountered in any detail his proposals on Parecon, which opened my eyes to exciting and new possibilities for progressive change. I particularly related ...
Alexander, Claire | United States
I've been voting in every presidential election since the late 50s and have fianlly voted for a winning candidate. I think things will improve, but I don't have many illusions. I am a moderately political person, gradually having gotten more informed over time. I am a quilter. And I just read an article about political quilts. One can say a lot in fabric. At any rate, I do m...
Merkle , Emily | United States
Evans, Mark | England
These things probably tell you something about me - I got my initial education in social justice listening to Bob Marley and the Wailers as a teenager, then in my late 20's reading Chomsky which led me to Z. I identify with the humanist world view. My favouite comedian is John Shuttleworth. I enjoy all kinds of "roots" music including folk, reggae, bl...
O'Rourke, Jacqueline | Canada
McGehee, Michael | United States
Administrator, Site | United States
The Administrators of the Site are Michael Albert and Chris Spannos...
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