Rev. Harris Rev. Floyd Harris is a minister in the forefront of the struggle against police brutality and for justice in Fresno, California. President of National Network in Action, he says, “You can't fight the government without a plan since once you attack, they will attack you.”
Daymon J. Hartley , a photojournalist, has contributed to the People’s Tribune newspaper for over three decades. As a staff photographer for the Detroit Free Press, and now a freelancer, he has worked in every facet of photography, from Detroit to the Middle East to Central America to Occupy Wall Street.

Brooke Heagerty is co-author of "Moving Onward: From Racial Division to Class Unity. " She is working on a new book on Celia, the slave, that will look at how the history of slavery affects us today. She writes and speaks on women, racism, the police state, global repression and the new poverty. She is a founding member of the League of Revolutionaries for a New America, and editor of its newspaper, Rally Comrades!
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke was named the Writer of the Year in Poetry in 2005 by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers. She descends from moundbuilders and is of Cherokee, Huron, Creek, French Canadian, Lorraine, Portuguese, English, Scot and Irish ascendents. Her latest book, Blood Run, is dedicated to the mound builders of many nations. She is a professor at the University of Nebraska, Kearney. She has authored and edited many works, including Dog Road Woman; edited From the Fields, an anthology of writing by migrant and rural children in California; Off-Season City Pipe; and Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer, a memoir. She performs readings, workshops and lectures and Youth-at-Risk education. She created an online mentorship project in literary arts for incarcerated youth in South Dakota.



Tom Hirschl, Ph.D.., co-editor, "Cutting Edge: Technology, Information Capitalism and Social Revolution, " a book that examines the technological revolution and its implications for society. It brings together contributions from workers employed in the electronics and information industries with theorists in economics, politics and science. A sociologist on the faculty of Cornell University, Tom Hirschl writes and speaks about how new technology in capitalist economies creates progressively higher levels of structural unemployment. He co-authored a paper that received a "Research Paper of the Year" award by the Society for Social Work and Research. As a Cornell faculty professor, his activities include team teaching of "Critical Perspectives on American Empire" and organizing with the Cornell Forum for Justice and Peace.

jack Hirschman
Jack Hirschman is former Poet Laureate of San Francisco. He has taken the free exchange of poetry and politics into the streets, where he is, in the words of poet Luke Breit, called, "America's most important living poet." He uses his skills to help awaken the American people to homelessness as an expression of a system that can no longer care for its people. He has written more than 50 volumes of poetry and essays. His impassioned readings challenge his audience. He reads poetry and speaks on the artist's role in social transformation.
Walda Katz-Fishman combines her research in class, race, and gender inequality and political economy with developing popular education and political organizing in struggles to transform society. She is a professor of Sociology at Howard University, former Board Treasurer of Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide; an Associate Editor of Social Problems, an Editorial Board member of Race, Sex & Class: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and former chair of the Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities of the American Sociological Association.
Cheri Honkala is known nationally and internationally as a human rights activist and as National Coordinator of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign. For more information, click here.
Kimberly King is a professor of Community Psychology and a faculty union organizer at California State University. Her research focuses on the psychological and social effects of poverty, race, class and gender discrimination and African American and low-income college student success and barriers.
Marian Kramer, co-chair of the National Welfare Rights Union, has been in the front lines of the welfare and civil rights movement since its origin in the 1960s. Today, she is in the forefront of the fight to turn water back on for thousands of families in Detroit who cannot afford to pay the skyrocketing price of water. She, along with others, was recently arrested for disorderly contact while attempting to block city trucks from turning off people's water. For decades Marian has defended poor women and families against unjust prosecution for "welfare fraud"; and led electoral campaigns to elect the victims of poverty to political office.
Bob Lee Bob Lee is a journalist and editor of the People's Tribune, a newspaper that gives voice to the millions struggling for survival. It strives to politically educate those millions on the basis of their own experience. It is a tribune to bring revolutionaries together, to create a vision of a better world, and a strategy to achieve it.

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