Fiona Jeffries is a writer, educator, and activist working in the autonomist tradition. Her writing, research, and organizing focuses broadly on oppositional thought, anti-violence activism, radical urbanism, and global social justice. She has published essays on feminist social thought, media and gender, urban social change, art and politics, and the role of grassroots communication practices in the production of alternative globalizations. She is the author of Nothing to Lose but Our Fear: Resistance in Dangerous Times and is currently working on a book with Pablo Mendez on urban struggles on the terrain of social reproduction.
Arthur Manuel fought for decades for Indigenous land and human rights in Canada and internationally. He participated in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues from its inception in 2002 and served as spokesperson for the Indigenous Network on Economies and Trade (INET) from 2003 to 2016. Working through INET, Manuel succeeded in having the struggle for Aboriginal title and treaty rights injected into international financial institutions, setting important precedents for Aboriginal title and rights in Canada. Manuel was a spokesperson for the Defenders of the Land.
David Austin is the author of the Casa de las Americas Prize-winning Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex, and Security in Sixties Montreal, Moving Against the System:The 1968 Congress of Black Writers and the Making of Global Consciousness, and Dread Poetry and Freedom: Linton Kwesi Johnson and the Unfinished Revolution. He is also the editor of You Don’t Play with Revolution: The Montreal Lectures of C.L.R. James.
Poh-Gek Forkert is a research scientist and toxicologist and has published more than eighty papers and book chapters on the metabolism of toxic chemicals. She has worked with environmental lawyers and citizen groups, and testified at hearings of the Environmental Review Tribunal, most recently at the Paris Pit case. She is professor emerita at Queen’s University.