Sophia N. Antonopoulou is a PhD in Economics (University College London). She is asst. Professor of Economics at the National Technical University of Athens. She is the author of the following books (in Greek): The Political and Economic Thought of Rosa Luxemburg. The Critique of Marx’s Capital, (Athens: Papazissis, 1998); The Post-war Transformation of the Greek Economy, 1950-1980, (Athens: Papazissis, 1991); The Marxist Theory of “Development” and its Convergence with the Conventional Theoretical Paradigm, (Athens: Papazissis, 1991). She has also published articles, both in English and in Greek, in scientific journals and the economic press

Steven Best is associate Professor of Humanities and Philosophy at University of Texas, El Paso. He is the author of The Politics of Historical Vision: Marx, Foucault, and Habermas, Guilford Press, 1995 and co-author (with Douglas Kellner) of the books Postmodern Theory: Critical Interrogations, MacMillan Press and Guilford Press, 1991, and The Postmodern Turn: Paradigms Shifts in Art, Theory, and Science, Guilford Press, 1997. His forthcoming books are: Philosopher of Freedom: The Work of Murray Bookchin, Guilford Press, (forthcoming 2000) and The Postmodern Crossroads, Guilford Press, (forthcoming 2000).

Stu Chaulk holds an MA in Philosophy and works as a systems analyst in Victoria, BC.

Dr. P. Coumentakis, is a hygienic physician, member of the Board of Governors of the "International Association of Hygienic Physicians" (USA). He is the writer of several books on health, nutrition, prevention and Ecological Drugless Medicine, and publisher of the bimonthly magazine Health for All. He lives and works in Athens, Greece.

Takis Fotopoulos is a writer and the editor of Democracy and Nature; he is also a columnist for the Athens Daily Eleftherotypia. He was previously (1969-1989) Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of North London. He is the author of Towards An Inclusive DemocracyThe Crisis of the Growth Economy and the Need for a New Liberatory Project (London & New York: Cassell, 1997) which was also published in Italian (Per una Democrazia Globale, Milano: Eleuthera, 1999) and Greek (Periektiki Dimokratia, Athens: Kastaniotis, 1999). He is also the author of the following books (in Greek): Dependent Development: The Case of Greece; The Gulf War: The First Battle in the North-South Conflict; The Neo-Liberal Consensus and the Crisis of the Growth Economy; The New World Order and Greece; Drugs: beyond the demonology of penalisation and the ‘progressive’ mythology of liberalisation; The New Order in the Balkans. Several of his works have been translated in French, German, Dutch and Norwegian.

Matt Hern holds a doctorate in Urban Studies, works with a Vancouver free school, directs the Love and Rage Community Society, and continues to write and lecture widely about education, kids, community, basketball and boxing.

Johannes Hilmer is an educationist in Bochum, Germany. He is the author of Philosophie de la Misere oder Misere de la Philosophie? (Peter Lang, 1997) on Marx’s polemic against Proudhon. He is also the co-author (with Professor Lutz Roemheld) of Proudhon-Bibliographie (Peter Lang, 1989) and has contributed the articles “Marzrevolution" (on the March-Revolution after the Kapp putsch of 1920 in Germany) and “Arthur Lehning" (editor of the works of Michail Bakunin) in The Encyclopaedia of Anarchy (Schwarzer Nachtschatten,1998).

Konstantinos Kavoulakos is lecturer in political and social philosophy at the University of Crete. He is the author of Juergen Habermas: The Foundations of Reason and Critical Social Theory (Polis: Athens 1996) (in greek). He has published articles in Society and Nature, Democracy and Nature and Radical Philosophy. His main interests are in social and political philosophy, critical theory, hermeneutics and social theory.

George Lafferty is a senior lecturer in industrial relations with the Department of Management, University of Queensland, Australia. He has published in the areas of social and political theory, industrial relations, service sector employment and comparative politics. Recent publications include a co-edited book (with Geoff Dow), Everlasting Uncertainty: Interrogating the Communist Manifesto 1848-1998 (Pluto, 1998), as well as articles in various journals, including Critical Sociology, Review of Radical Political Economics, Employee Relations, Labour & Industry and the British Journal of the Sociology of Education.

Dr. Lutz Roemheld has been a Professor of Political Science at the University of Dortmund (Germany) from 1972 to 1998. At present, he is co-operating with Dr. Johannes Hilmer on a new German edition of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon’s "Contradictions Economiques" which includes synoptically edited parts of Marx’s answer entitled "La Misre de la Philosophie", in an effort to document the divergent development of both men’s political thinking. He is the author of i.a. Integraler Foederalismus (2 vols., Munich, Voegel 1977, 1978), of which an English translation was published in 1990 (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang) and a French translation is being prepared. He has also translated into German Pierre Ansart’s Sociologie de Proudhon (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1994). Finally, he is the co-editor with Prof. Dr. Regine Roemheld of the series of publications "Democracy, Ecology, Federalism" (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1982 ff.).

Dr Ariel Salleh is a community activist and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Inquiry at the University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury. Between 1990-92, she was Adjunct Professor and visiting scholar in the Environmental Conservation Education program at New York University. She is author of Ecofeminism as Politics: nature, Marx and the postmodern (London: Zed Books, 1997) and some 70 articles in journals including Environmental Values and Environmental Politics (UK). Her gender critique of deep ecology resulted in a decade long controversy in the pages of Environmental Ethics (US).