Silvia Federici is a feminist activist and scholar whose writing and political activities have contributed enormously to the broad Autonomist tradition. Known for her intellectual generosity, sharp, nonconformist thought, and searing critiques of capitalist society, Federici’s work has inspired the generation of social activists associated with the rise of the alter-globalization movement.
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.
Ursula Franklin is an experimental physicist, University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, the recipient of the Pearson Medal of Peace, and a Companion of the Order of Canada. She is the author of The Real World of Technology, and delivered the annual prestigious Massey Lectures on the subject in 1989.