Frances Fox Piven is an honorary chair of the DSA and an eminent scholar of American politics and social movements.
Robin Blackburn is the founding editor of New Left Review and author of the seminal Banking on Death--Or, Investing in Life: The history and future of pensions.
Danny Schechter is a television producer, independent filmmaker, blogger, and media critic who writes and lectures frequently about the media in the United States and worldwide.
Rev. Tony Johnson is affiliated with the Community Church of NY and active in Occupy Faith. As a pastor and organizer, he works at the intersection of race and class and teaches theology as solidarity.
Malaak Shabazz, current co-chair of the United Nations Subcommittee on Racism is a leading advocate of youth education and leadership development with her sister, Ilyasah Shabazz. She is the daughter of the late Malcolm X.
Amiri Baraka, born in 1934, in Newark, New Jersey, USA, is the author of over 40 books of essays, poems, drama, and music history and criticism, a poet icon and revolutionary political activist who has recited poetry and lectured on cultural and political issues extensively in the USA, th
John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, has written since 1999 for The Nation magazine as its Washington correspondent.
Stephen Eric Bronner is currently Distinguished Professor (II) of Political Science and Director of Civic Diplomacy and Human Rights at the Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution and Human Rights.
Simon Critchley is Hans Jonas Professor at The New School for Social Research. He is the author of many books, most recently, The Faith of the Faithless (Verso, 2012).