Toban Black is a community organizer and an associate editor for Upping the Anti.
Philippe Blouin writes, translates and studies political anthropology and philosophy in Tionni’tio’tià:kon (Montreal). His current PhD research at McGill University seeks to understand and share the teachings of the Tehiohate (Two Row Wampum) to build decolonial alliances. He has published essays in Liaisons and Stasis, and an afterword to George Sorel’s Reflections on Violence.
Sally Blundell is a freelance journalist and writer in Christchurch, New Zealand. She has conducted research, interviews, and reports for Trade Aid, New Zealand’s largest fair trade organization, and has written a history of the Trade Aid Movement.
Following the U.S. Congress’s initial efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, Amelia Bonow’s unapologetic abortion disclosure catalyzed a viral outpouring of abortion stories on social media via the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion and received extensive media attention including front page coverage from the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Bonow has subsequently developed Shout Your Abortion (SYA) into a nationwide movement working to create places for people to discuss their abortions, online, in art and media, and in real life events all over the country. Bonow proudly serves on the Board of Directors of the Abortion Care Network and her writing has appeared in BUST, the Huffington Post, the New York Daily News, Salon, and the Stranger. Bonow received the Hammer and Chisel Award from filmmaker Michael Moore and awards from Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country. SYA was awarded the 2017 People’s Voice Webby Award for best activist website.
N.O. Bonzo is an anarchist illustrator, printmaker, and muralist based out of Portland, OR. They are the creator of Off with Their Heads: An Antifascist Coloring Book.
Andrew Boyd is co-founder of the Beautiful Trouble project, author of several books, and a long-time veteran of creative campaigns for social change.
Sam Bradd (illustrator) makes prints, posters, and illustrations for a variety of social justice causes. He likes cycling, growing food, and cooking big dinners.
James T. Brophy is a career activist, researcher, and advocate focussing on occupational and environmental health. He received his doctorate from the University of Stirling on occupational risks for breast cancer. He is a former executive director of the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OCHOW) in Windsor and then Sarnia, where he and his partner, Margaret Keith, helped to document one of the largest cohorts of asbestos diseased workers in Canadian history. In recent years, he collaborated on research exploring violence against health care workers and on the lived experience of inadequately protected health care staff working during the pandemic. He lives in Emeryville, Ontario.
Born in Indiana, Catherine Browne grew up in Montreal. She has a degree in history from the Université de Provence. A professional translator since the 1980s, for the past fifteen years she has conducted guided tours designed to provide Montrealers with new ways of thinking about their city’s past and present.
Jamie Brownlee is a teacher and researcher at Carleton University and the author of several books including Academia, Inc.
Our Editorial Committee includes BTL founders, BTL staff past and present, academics, and community activists:
Tola Ajao, Barâa Arar, Jonathan Barker, David Bush, Devin Clancy, Amanda Crocker, Julie Devaney, Doreen Fumia, Steve Izma, Mike Ma, David Molenhuis, Karina Palmitesta, Chris Samuel, Aparna Sundar, Jamie Swift, Richard Swift, Julie Tomiak, Melissa Vincent
Retired, former senior lecturer at Brown University, Paul Buhle is a sixty-plus year veteran of social movements. He is the publisher of one of the first “alternative” comics in 1969 titled Radical America Komics. He has produced a number of non-fiction comics, including Wobblies! A Graphic History. He lives in Providence.
Bev Burke has taught international solidarity education, especially in Latin America, for many years. She has worked with a range of unions, including the Steelworkers, Autoworkers, and Postal Workers.
Dani Burlison (she/her) is the author of Dendrophilia and Other Social Taboos: True Stories, a collection of essays that first appeared in her McSweeney’s Internet Tendency column of the same name, and the Lady Parts zines. She has been a staff writer at a Bay Area alt-weekly, a book reviewer for Los Angeles Review, and a regular contributor at Chicago Tribune, KQED Arts, The Rumpus, and Made Local magazine. Her writing can also be found at Ms., Yes!, Earth Island Journal, Wired, Vice, Utne, Ploughshares, Hip Mama, Rad Dad, Spirituality & Health, Shareable, Tahoma Literary Review, Prick of the Spindle, and more. Her writing also appears in several anthologies. She lives, teaches, and writes with her two kids in Santa Rosa, California.