Listing of the authors contributing to UK Progressive.
Monroe 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.
Dr 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.
Charley James is an American journalist, writer and blogger who lives in Toronto.
(http://thepoliticalcurmudgeon.blogspot.com/ – 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.)
Denis G. Campbell is Publisher & Editor-in-Chief UK Progressive magazine.
He is also a BBC TV & Radio Contributor / t r u t h o u t .org contributor / frequent China Radio International Today on Beyond Beijing contributor / Huffington Post and Daily Kos blogger / Social Media Consultant.
Theadora 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 at http://www.dfilis.blogspot.com
Kaustubh Kulkarni is 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.
Dick 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.
Dorret 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.
Madeleine 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 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.
Robert Reich is Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. He has written eleven books, including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into 22 languages; the best-sellers The Future of Success and Locked in the Cabinet, and his most recent book, Supercapitalism. His articles have appeared in the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal.
Mr. Reich is co-founding editor of The American Prospect magazine. His weekly commentaries on public radio’s “Marketplace” are heard by nearly five million people.
Rev Munroe 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.”
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.
Sharon 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.