Authors

List of authors contributing to UK Progressive Magazine.

monroe andersonMonroe Anderson is a Cyber Columnist and veteran Chicago journalist. A published author, he has worked for magazines, newspapers, television and posts his own political blog. A regular contributor to ebonyjet.com, Anderson is a member of the Trotter Group, a collective of African American columnists representing publications coast-to-coast and of the AfroSpear, a collective of black bloggers.

Anderson was selected in 2007 to participate in the Kaiser Family Foundation Traveling Media Seminar in South Africa. He and five other journalists, from the U.S. and U.K., visited South Africa for nine days for an in-depth study of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. From February 2006 until July of last year, he was a freelance op-ed page columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. His political commentary ran every Sunday in the newspaper’s “Controversy” section, was the editor of Savoy Magazine, editor of N’DIGO – a Chicago weekly publication that has the nation’s largest African-American newspaper circulation, former host of Common Ground at CBS2 Chicago and a career journalist for more than three decades working with Dow Jones, Johnson Publishing Company, the Tribune Company, Post-Newsweek and Viacom.

 

Anthony-SamadDr Anthony Asadullah Samad is an author, scholar and the co-founder, Managing Director and host of the Urban Issues Forum. Dr. Samad’s most recent book is entitled “Saving The Race: Empowerment Through Wisdom”. His national column can be read in newspapers and cyber-sites nationwide.

His weekly writings can be read at www.blackcommentator.com. For more information about Dr. Samad, go to www.AnthonySamad.com.

 

 

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Charley James is an American journalist, writer and blogger who lives in Toronto.  He writes The Political Curmudgeon blog, a progressive look at US political, foreign policy, social, law and war-and-peace issues through the eyes of a slightly deranged ex-pat Yank writing from Canada.)

 

 

 

profile 4Denis G. Campbell is the creator and editor of UK Progressive, World View Show, Book View TV and the author of 6 books including ‘Billionaire Boys Election Freak Show,’ ‘The Vagina Wars’ & ‘Egypt Unsh@ckled.’

He provides commentary to the BBC, itv Al Jazeera English, CNN, CRI, MSNBC and others. He is the CEO of Monknash Media. You can follow him on Twitter @UKProgressive and Facebook.

 

tina-dupuyTina Dupuy is a nationally syndicated political columnist, investigative journalist, award-winning writer, stand-up comic and wedge issue fan. You can follow her on Twitter @TinaDupuy or her website http://tinadupuy.com

 

 

 

dora filisTheodora Fills is an environmental journalist, consultant and college instructor. She is a regular contributor to UK Progressive.co.uk, Examiner.com, and a Moderator for sub-group CLIMATE on LinkedIn. Theodora’s articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines worldwide, including The San Francisco Chronicle, KOBE News, World Farming, United Nations Association, UK and World Tech News. You can view her blog.

 

dickDick Price s Editor of the LA Progressive. With his wife Sharon, he publishes several other print and online newsletters on political and social justice issues.

Dick has worked in publishing as a writer, editor, and publisher for a quarter century, currently serving as associate publisher for the IEEE Computer Society. In earlier releases, he was a cab driver, bartender, construction worker, soldier, and farmhand, and for many years helped operate a nonprofit halfway house for homeless alcoholics and addicts.

 

dorretDorret Goot Wassink is Managing Director of the UK change management firm Target Point Ltd. She assists global organisations in bringing about top-down corporate cultural change. Her clients present and past include: ING Group, Bolletje, Rabobank, Fortis Group and others.

Dorret is passionate about doing all we can to save this earth and cut down on carbon emmissions and consumption. She is Dutch-born and raised and currently lives in the UK with her husband and three young children.

 

madkaneMadeleine Begun Kane is the 2008 Robert Benchley Society Humor Award winner and is a New York City-based humor columnist, recovering lawyer and musician whose columns, political song parodies and satirical poems have appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, websites, and anthologies.

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists honored her work as a humor columnist in 1996. Her personal humor site, www.madkane.com has garnered awards from USA Today, Shift Magazine, Maxim Magazine, and About.com’s Political Dot-Comedy Award for Best Parody. She believes a limerick a day keeps Republicans at bay — at least, she hopes so. That’s why she writes so much lefty political verse for her Mad Kane’s Political Madness Blog: http://www.madkane.com/madness/ . She also posts non-political humor on her Mad Kane’s Humor Blog: http://www.madkane.com/humor_blog/. Mad Kane lives in New York City with her humor-inspiring husband Mark, who puts up with her writing song parodies and light verse during dinner, even though the poor guy thought he was marrying a nice Jewish lawyer.

 

carl-matthesCarl Matthes is a native of Los Angeles and has lived in Eagle Rock for over 40 years.

Carl is a former president and a current Board member of Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance. He is a former columnist and a current advisor to the Lesbian News, the oldest lesbian publication in America. He was editor of the GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) newsletter and a former GLAAD National Board member. He has also been a Board member of AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

 

irene monroeRev. Irene Monroe is a Ford Fellow and doctoral candidate at Harvard Divinity School. One of Monroe’s outreach ministries is the several religion columns she writes – “The Religion Thang,” for In Newsweekly, the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender newspaper that circulates widely throughout New England, “Faith Matters” for The Advocate Magazine, a national gay & lesbian magazine, and “Queer Take,” for The Witness, a progressive Episcopalian journal. Her writings have also appeared in Boston Herald and in the Boston Globe. Her award-winning essay, “Louis Farrakhan’s Ministry of Misogyny and Homophobia”, was greeted with critical acclaim. Monroe states that her “columns are an interdisciplinary approach drawing on critical race theory, African American , queer and religious studies. As an religion columnist I try to inform the public of the role religion plays in discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Because homophobia is both a hatred of the “other ” and it’s usually acted upon ‘in the name of religion,” by reporting religion in the news I aim to highlight how religious intolerance and fundamentalism not only shatters the goal of American democracy, but also aids in perpetuating other forms of oppression such as racism, sexism, classism and anti-Semitism.”

 

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Sherwood Ross is a veteran reporter and public relations consultant.

He formerly worked for the City News Bureau of Chicago, the Chicago Daily News, and as a columnist for wire services.

 

sharonSharon Kyle is Publisher of the LA Progressive. With her husband Dick, she publishes several other print and online newsletters on political and social justice issues. In addition to her work at JPL, Sharon is enrolled in law school at the People’s College of Law in Los Angeles. She is also the mother of two adult children, Wade and Deva and the step-mother to two children, Raheem and Linnea.

 

 

 

hunzikerRobert Hunziker (MA, economic history, DePaul University) is a freelance writer and environmental journalist whose articles have been translated into foreign languages and appeared in over 50 journals, magazines, and sites worldwide, like Z magazine, European Project on Ocean Acidification, Ecosocialism Canada, Climate Himalaya, Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Comite Valmy, and UK Progressive. He has been interviewed about climate change on Pacifica Radio, KPFK, FM90.7, Indymedia On Air and World View Show/UK.

 

adel el adawyAdel El-Adawy is a Next Generation Fellow at The Washington Institute. He is recent Masters recipient of the American University Graduate School of Political Science and was editor and creator of the Egyptian Student Abroad blog.

 

 

 

btn newsBritish Travel News Malcolm Ginsberg is a frequent contributor to UK Progressive Magazine and World View Show.

Business Travel News is published every Monday globally by email and on the web. Its readers are travel suppliers, travel organisers and regular travellers. BT News is distributed on company Intranets, on notice boards and by trade organisations.

 

Brent-Budowsky-175Brent Budowsky served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen, responsible for commerce and intelligence matters, including one of the core drafters of the CIA Identities Law. Served as Legislative Director to Congressman Bill Alexander, then Chief Deputy Whip, House of Representatives. Currently a member of the International Advisory Council of the Intelligence Summit. Left government in 1990 for marketing and public affairs business including major corporate entertainment and talent management.

 

 

britt and jesus bookThe Reverend Dr. Britt Minshall is the author of several books including the widely acclaimed ‘The Jesus Book.’ He is a speaker on societal behaviors impacting politics, religion and wealth. He travels and ministers extensively in Haiti.  He is a Pastor Emeritus in The United Church of Christ, a Minister in the Full Gospel Fellowship and a regular contributor on Fox Television Network, Public Radio, and National media.  He is also a former Security Agency operator and INTERPOL Officer.  His police career was compromised when he became a Freedom Rider in the mid- sixties.

 

dario llinaresDr. Dario Llinares is a Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator of the MA Film & Television at Falmouth University. He has published in various areas including representations of identity in film and popular culture, the social construction of history and the cultural politics of austerity. He is also leader of a research project analysing cinema spectatorship in the digital age entitled www.interactivespectatorships.org. He writes film reviews for www.alternatetakes.co.uk and contributes to amazingradio.co.uk. For more details go to www.dariollinares.com. Follow him on Twitter @DarioDoubel

 

david loveDavid A. Love is the executive director of Philadelphia-based Witness to Innocence, a national organisation of exonerated former death row prisoners and their families in the US. He is also executive editor of BlackCommentator.com, and a contributor to the Huffington Post and the NBC News site, theGrio. Follow David on Twitter @davidalove

 

 

 

glynn strongGlyn Strong is a globally respected journalist whose newspaper career began at The Guardian in the 1970s. Since then she has worked for a wide variety of publications and visited more than 40 countries. She specialises in ethical, gender, aviation, military, travel, human rights, general interest features and veterans issues. In 1994 she left journalism to work for the Armed Forces, spending lengthy periods in hostile environments, running civilian/military news teams in Bosnia and Kuwait and operating in the Falkland Islands, Hungary, Kosovo, Germany, Italy and Holland. She collaborates with broadcasters and distinguished photographers and contributes to national and international publications. Her website is: http://glynstrong.co.uk

 

laffyGottaLaff/Laffy lives in California and is the editor of http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/. She’s a UCLA grad and takes pride in her vast experience bellowing catcalls at what passes for TV news. Her career includes teaching theatre at a performing arts high school; TV, stage, improv/stand-up; directing, writing, you name it. You might even catch her on the radio with Lizz Winstead, Nicole Sandler, John Fugelsang, Shane-O, Angie Coiro, or anyone who will have her. Laffy’s posts tend to go for the lighter–okay, demented–side, suitable for pointing and laughing. She also produces Blunt videos: http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/blunt/

 

cfpi logoThe Center for Public Integrity was founded in 1989 by Charles Lewis. We are one of the country’s oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations. Our mission: To serve democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism.

 

mollofJeanine Mollof is a veteran urban educator specializing in communications disorders.  She moonlights as a political commentator on various issues including civil liberties in an age of ‘terrorism’, ecological justice, collateral damage in war zones, economic equity and education.  Jeanine has published with Huffington Post, OpEdNews, FireDogLake, Counterpunch and Huffington Post Union of Bloggers.  In an era of state and corporate sanctioned censorship; she believes that journalism which demands answers to the tough questions is the last remaining bulwark of democracy.  Now more than ever we need the likes of I.F. Stone over the insipid voices of celebrity infotainment.  Jeanine works and lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

kk photoKaustabh Kulkarni or ‘KK’ is the Principal Correspondent for “ETV NEWS”, one of India’s leading multilingual national TV stations with a viewership of approximately 80 million. He reports on a wide variety subjects and issues, including economic development; political affairs; business; defense, inter-community relations; and socio-political developments with a special interest in international affairs, international trade, Anti Terrorism and Human Rights.

 

mairan-wangMarian Wang was ProPublica’s first reporter-blogger. She previously worked for Mother Jones, where she spearheaded the magazine’s social media strategy. Since graduating with honors from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 2007, she worked in Chicago as a freelance investigative reporter and blogger for The Chicago Reporter, Chi-Town Daily News, and ChicagoNow. She now lives in New York. She likes it a lot. Find Marian on Twitter.com @mariancw

 

 

propublicaProPublica.org is a non-profit corporation based in New York City. It describes itself as an independent non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest

 

 

robert_reichRobert Reich is the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He has written thirteen books, including the best sellers “Aftershock” and “The Work of Nations.” His latest, “Beyond Outrage,” is now out in paperback. He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine and chairman of Common Cause. His new film, “Inequality for All,” is now available on Netflix, iTunes, DVD, and On Demand.