Maite Mompó has been a Greenpeace activist for over 10 years. With the sea in her blood she started on a small training boat, the Zorba, and then moved on to crew for the Arctic Sunrise, Esperanza, and Rainbow Warrior. Spending half her year at sea, she has sailed from pole to pole, taken part in numerous actions and has put herself “between the harpoon and the whale.”
Nick Dyer-Witheford is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. He is the author of Cyber-Marx: Cycles and Circuits of Struggle in High-Technology Capitalism, and co-author of Digital Play: The Interaction of Technology, Culture, and Marketing and Games of Empire: Global Capitalism and Video Games.
Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson has been elected chief of his Westbank First Nation six times and is one of the most successful First Nations business people in Canada. He was made a Grand Chief by the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs in recognition of a lifetime of political and economic leadership.
Tom Slee writes about technology, politics, and economics and in the last two years has become a leading critic of the sharing economy. He has a PhD in theoretical chemistry, a long career in the software industry, and his book No One Makes You Shop at Wal-Mart is a game-theoretical investigation of individual choice that has been used in university economics, philosophy and sociology courses. He lives in Waterloo, Canada and blogs at www.tomslee.net.
Fiona Jeffries holds a PhD in Communication Studies and did post-doctoral studies at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the City University of New York. She has been involved in numerous alternative media and grassroots social justice projects. She teaches in the Human Rights program at Carleton University and is a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities at Simon Fraser University.
Justin Podur is an associate professor of environmental studies at York University. He is a writer on political conflicts and social movements, and has reported from numerous countries including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, Haiti and Israel/ Palestine. He is a contributor to Empire’s Ally: Canadian Foreign Policy and the War in Afghanistan (2012).