• Henry W. Nevinson

  • Federica Marsi

  • Elise Baker

    Elise Baker is a researcher at Physicians for Human Rights and leads the Syria mapping project, which documents attacks on medical facilities and personnel in the country.
  • Elena Cavallone

    Elena Cavallone is a freelance producer and media consultant at Euronews, based in Brussels.
  • Ida Laura Pfeiffer

    Ida Laura Pfeiffer (14 October 1797, Vienna – 27 October 1858, Vienna), was an Austrian traveler and travel book author. She was one of the first female explorers, whose popular books were translated into seven languages.
  • Johan M. Snoek

  • Yumna al-Dimashqi and Hiba Dlewati

    Youmna al-Dimashqi is a Syria Deeply contributor. Hiba Dlewati is the Deputy Managing Editor for Syria Deeply.
  • Tom Rollins

    Tom Rollins is a Cairo-based freelance journalist. His work has been published by the Independent, New Statesman, Vice, Mada Masr, Dazed & Confused, Egypt Independent and others.
  • Sir John William Kaye

    The son of Charles Kaye, a solicitor, he was educated at Eton College and at the Royal Military College, Addiscombe. From 1832 to 1841 he was an officer in the Bengal Artillery, afterwards spending some years in literary pursuits both in India and in Britain.
  • Charlotte Alfred

    Charlotte Alfred is managing editor of Refugees Deeply. Previously, she was a reporter for The Huffington Post focused on Africa, worked ondocumentaries for PBS Frontline and was English editor at Ma'an News Agency in the West Bank.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is a Jewish educator who lives in northern Israel. He has taught at several Israeli and European universities, and has written numerous articles on Israel's indigenous Palestinian community.
  • Apostolis Fotiadis

    Apostolis Fotiadis is a journalist and writer focused on issues related to ethnic conflict, human rights, population movements and politics of the European financial crisis.
  • Alexander Aaronsohn

    Alexander Aaronson (Romania, 1888–Palestine, 1948) was an author and activist who wrote about the plight of people living in Palestine in his book, With the Turks in Palestine.
  • G.F. Abbott

    George Frederick Abbott (born 1874, died 13 March 1947 at Tunbridge Wells) was an English war correspondent and author.
  • Rami Aboud

    Rami Aboud is a Syrian researcher and Journalist. His research focuses on the role of narratives in armed conflicts, divided urban spaces and post-conflict violence. He holds a masters degree in Politics and International Relations of the Middle East from the University of Exeter.
  • London Palestine Action

    London Palestine Action is a network of people in London taking creative action against the Israeli military occupation, through direct actions and performance art.
  • Jason Adams

    Jason Adams is a theorist working at the intersection of extra-parliamentary politics, new media and political/cultural movements. He is co-editor with Arun Saldanha of the forthcoming collection Deleuze & Race and has been published in journals such as Radical Philosophy, Critical Inquiry, boundary 2, Theory & Event, New Political Science and PopMatters. Adams holds a PhD from the University of Hawaii's Political Science department and is ABD in Media & Communication at the European Graduate School. He currently serves as Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Theory at Williams College.
  • Sir John Adye

    General Sir John Miller Adye GCB (1 November 1819 – 26 August 1900) was a British general and amateur artist.
  • Sara Afzal

    Sara Afzal is pursuing a master’s degree at New York University in Middle Eastern Studies and journalism. She has been a freelance writer and photographer since 2010, when she earned a B.A. in journalism at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. As an Iranian-American, she hopes to contribute more alternative stories on Iran.
  • Bilal Ahmed and Evan Sedgwick-Jell

    Bilal Ahmed is a writer and activist. He is currently preparing for his dissertation, which will compare tribal structures, and state relations, in Pakistan and Yemen. Evan Sedgwick-Jell is politically active in a number of left-wing movements, and currently focusing on the topics of migration, racism, asylum policy and ideology. Having received his bachelors in History from Queen Mary University, he is currently studying Social Pedagogy in Berlin; where he also lives, works and is politically active.
  • Yasser Allawi and Jalal Zein al-Deen

    Yasser Allawi is an independent Syrian journalist and reporter. His work has been featured on Al-Arabiya, Al-Jazeera and BBC. Jalal Zein al-Deen is an independent Syrian journalist with a focus on the area of al-Raqqa.
  • Richard Anderson

    Richard Anderson is a “user/customer experience” practice, management, and organizational strategy consultant, teacher, commentator, and editor. He is a recipient of CHI’s SIGCHI's Lifetime Service Award. Richard has published numerous articles, taught at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz, and has spoken and conducted workshops at various conferences worldwide. He has worked in management roles at Yahoo!, Studio Archetype, Sapient, and Viant, and shared Editor-in-Chief duties for interactions magazine for three years. Recently, Richard shifted a large part of his focus to social innovation. Follow him on Twitter via @Riander.
  • Arkady Arbatov

    Arkady Arbatov holds degrees in Russian and Slavic Studies. He lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • Shirin Barghi

    Shirin Barghi is an Iranian journalist, photographer and soon-to-be graduate of New York University. She has more than three years of journalism experience in Tehran, where she studied and worked before moving to New York in 2010. She is currently working on her M.A. thesis on journalism education in post-revolutionary Iran.
  • Evelyn Baring

    Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer was a British statesman, diplomat and colonial administrator. He was the British controller-general in Egypt during 1879, leading oversight on Egyptian finances after it faced bankruptcy in 1876. Baring later had de facto control over Egyptian finances and governance as agent and consul-general of Egypt, during a formal British occupation that was prompted by the 1879 'Urabi Revolt.
  • Mari Bastashevski

    Mari Bastashevski is a researcher, artist, and writer who works in Switzerland and France. Her study “State Business,” focuses on the conflict between the commodities industry and the environment. In early 2013, she began a new project in the Ukraine.
  • D.A. Baxter

    D. A. Baxter is the pseudonym of an Uzbek journalist, currently living in the US. He has witnessed multiple human rights abuses and social crises.
  • Mohamad Bazzi

    Mohamad Bazzi is a journalism professor at New York University and former Middle East bureau chief at Newsday. He is writing a book on the proxy wars between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Find him on Twitter at @BazziNYU.
  • Helena Bedwell

    Helena is a graduate of the London School of Journalism. Her early career was as a television reporter for broadcasters such as Al-Jazeera, Russia Today and Bloomberg. She contributes to Investor.ge magazine, in Tbilisi.
  • Jeremy Bender

    Jeremy Bender is a Rutgers University graduate with a BA in Middle Eastern Studies. He is a Fulbright recipient, and taught English in the eastern Turkish city of Malatya for nine months at İnönü University. Jeremy currently freelances in the greater New York area.
  • E.F. Benson

    Edward Frederic Benson (24 July 1867 – 29 February 1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson. His friends called him Fred.
  • J. and Mrs. Theodore Bent

    James Theodore Bent was an English explorer, archaeologist, and author, whose books were popular for their imperial slant. His wife Mabel was a skilled photographer who often goes uncredited. She published a collection of her husband's last writings as a final book.
  • Zenab Bintifada

    Zenab Bintifada is a British-Pakistani writer and activist.
  • Isabella Bird

    Isabella Lucy Bird married name Bishop (1831 – 1904) was a nineteenth-century English explorer, writer, photographer and naturalist. She was the first woman to be elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
  • Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

    Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840-1922) was an English poet and writer. Blunt was best known for his poetry, but also wrote a number of political essays. He held anti-imperialist views.
  • Edward Bok

    Edward Bok (October 9, 1863 – January 9, 1930) was a Dutch-born American editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. He was editor of the Ladies' Home Journal for 30 years (1889-1919).
  • Boombox

    We didn't create it. We didn't curate it. But we sure like it. Found sounds and criticism, courtesy of the Souciant Online Music Appreciation Society. Boombox avatar courtesy of Stallio.
  • Mariah Brennan Clegg

    Mariah Brennan Clegg is a journalist based in Santa Barbara.
  • Taylor Briere

    Taylor Briere is a student, teacher, writer and musician based in Taipei, Taiwan. His work appears regularly in the Taipei Times.
  • Paul Buhle

    Paul Buhle’s latest books are comics: Bohemians and Abraham Lincoln for Beginners (January, 2015). He admits to having been Labor/Media coordinator for Walter Mondale in Rhode Island, in 1984.
  • Helen Campbell

    Helen Campbell (born Helen Stuart; July 5, 1839 – July 22, 1918) was a social reformer and pioneer in the field of home economics. She wrote several important studies about women trapped in poverty.
  • Felicia Campbell

    Felicia Campbell is a freelance writer working on her first book on Middle Eastern food culture. She conducted her graduate work in international food culture at New York University. When she isn't in the Mideast or East Asia, she can be found eating street food and writing in New York City.
  • Ross Caputi

    Ross Caputi is a former Marine who participated in the 2nd Siege of Fallujah. Today he is on the Board of Directors of the Islah Reparations Project. He is also the Director of the documentary film Fear Not the Path of Truth: a veteran’s journey after Fallujah Ross holds an MA in Linguistics and he is working on an MA in English Studies at Fitchburg State University.
  • Lloyd Center

    Big in Portland since the mid-sixties.
  • Jimmy Chen

    Jimmy Chen lives in San Francisco. He also contributes at Htmlgiant, Thought Catalog, Bygone Bureau, and Splice Today. He is an Asian-Canadian near-sighted pacifist.
  • G.K. Chesterton

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton, (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist.
  • Winston Churchill

    Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, and 1951 to 1955. Before his career as a parliamentarian, he had a long career in the British colonies.
  • Annia Ciezadlo

    Annia Ciezadlo is a Senior Editor at Syria Deeply. She has been living and reporting in the Middle East since 2003, focusing on the politics of food and civilian life during wartime. She was a special correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor in Baghdad (2003–2004) and The New Republic in Beirut (2005–2007). She is the author of the award-winning book Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, War, and Love.
  • Arthur Conan Doyle

    Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a British writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes.
  • Simon Cox

    Simon is the migration lawyer for the Open Society Justice Initiative. Based in London, he develops, implements and manages legal strategies and projects to promote the rights of international migrants worldwide.
  • Brock Craft

    Brock is a teacher, tinkerer, and ex-phone phreak, based in London - though he is originally genuine Texas white trash. Now he brings home the bacon as a Research Fellow at the London Knowledge Lab, a research centre for technology-enhanced learning. When not creating weird electronic, interactive contraptions, or messing around with data visualizations, he pretends to be an artist.
  • Paul Currion

    Paul Currion is a consultant with particular interest in migration, technology and urban resilience. He has worked in a range of humanitarian responses, including the Indian Ocean Tsunami, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Liberia and Darfur.
  • Dadabase

    Dadabase is the pseudonym of a well-respected political analyst, whose work has appeared everywhere.
  • Holly Dagres

    Holly Dagres is an Iranian American analyst and commentator on Middle East affairs. Currently living in Egypt, she is the assistant editor at the policy journal, the Cairo Review of Global Affairs. Follow her on Twitter at @hdagres.
  • Bilal Ahmed and Dan Glass

    Bilal Ahmed is an emerging scholar of religions and freelance journalist based in London. Dan Glass is an award-winning activist, performer and writer. They organise for the activist collective Never Again Ever!
  • Byron Diel

    Byron H. Diel is the percussionist of Respectable Citizen. A paramedic at American Ambulance, he is currently studying chemistry at Fresno City College.
  • Maxim Edwards

    Maxim Edwards is an Editorial Assistant at openDemocracy Russia. He has worked in Armenia and Tatarstan and writes on inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations in the post-Soviet space. He was formerly Opinion Editor of the Kazan Herald, and his writing has been published with Al-Jazeera, the Forward, Ajam, and Roads & Kingdoms among others. He tweets as @MaximEdwards.
  • Friedrich Engels

    Friedrich Engels was a German philosopher, social scientist, journalist and businessman. He is considered to be the co-founder of Marxist theory, together with Karl Marx.
  • Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

    Karl Marx (1818-1883) was a German Jewish philosopher, best known as the founder of Communism. Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) was a German philosopher, social scientist, journalist and businessman. He originated Marxist theory, together with Marx.
  • Ezra Ereckson

    Ezra Ereckson, aka DJE3, is an artist and teacher based in Portland, Oregon. The former chief of BSI Records, Ereckson is a member of legendary PDX dub unit Systemwide.
  • TV Eye

    TV Eye is a shared pseudonym for a revolving cast of Souciant editorial staff members. Politically complex television images are TV Eye's subject matter.
  • Frantz Fanon

    Frantz Omar Fanon (French pronunciation was a Martinique-born Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer whose works have been massively influential in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory, and Marxism. His best known works were written after working as a psychiatrist and doctor in the Algerian War of Independence.
  • Farah

    Farah (a pen name) is a young Syrian woman who lives in Syria’s capital city Damascus with her family.
  • Jason Fessel

    Jason Fessel is a San Francisco-based musician and writer.
  • Jason Flores-Williams

    Jason Flores-Williams, attorney and author, runs his own legal practice doing landmark constitutional litigation while representing political outlaws, dissidents and whistleblowers. His writings and cases have been written about in the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, CNN, et al. He currently lives in Denver where he skis at least 50 times a year.
  • Carson Frame

    Carson Frame is a freelance journalist based in New York City. She's currently working toward her master's in Literary Reportage at NYU. You can find more of her work in Chronogram, Metroland: The Capital Region's Alt-Weekly, and on WMNF 88.5 FM Tampa Bay's Community Radio.
  • Louis Frankenthaler

    Louis Frankenthaler moved to Israel in 1995 and lives, with his family, in West Jerusalem. He is a doctoral student, doing research on young men and their departure from Haredi Judaism, and a human rights worker. His writing has appeared in Zeek, +972 Magazine, Mondoweiss the Electronic Intifada and in Ha'aretz.
  • Dan Friedman

    Dan Friedman is managing editor of the Forward. Among other venues he has written for the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and Da Ali G Show. He is currently writing a book about Tears for Fears.
  • Zack Furness

    Zack Furness is Assistant Professor of Communications at Penn State Greater Allegheny. He is the author of One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility (Temple University Press, 2010), editor of Punkademics (Minor Compositions, 2012), and co-editor of The NFL: Critical/Cultural Perspectives (Temple University Press, forthcoming). Zack was a longtime member of the Bad Subjects editorial collective and has contributed to a bunch of CDs, a number of activist projects, several books, a couple of good print rags (Bitch and Punk Planet), and exactly one vinyl LP. He has played in punk bands since 1997 and currently sings for BARONS in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Vance Galloway

    Vance Galloway is a media technician and musician based in Seattle, Washington. From running live sound for seminal clubs such as DC's 9:30 Club and New York's Knitting Factory, to enabling Hollywood studios transition to non-linear audio editing, and helping design the world's first DVD authoring system, Galloway has been at the forefront of technological advances in the arts since the early 1990s.
  • Giovanni Gentile

    Giovanni Gentile (May 30, 1875 – April 15, 1944) was an Italian neo-Hegelian Idealist philosopher and politician He described himself as 'the philosopher of Fascism', and ghostwrote A Doctrine of Fascism (1932) for Benito Mussolini.
  • Armen Georgian

    Armen Georgian's writing springs from his multiple identities; Russian, Armenian, British and European. Born in Moscow, he spent his formative years in the UK and has worked as a professional journalist in London, Lyon, Paris and Brussels. His articles have been published by magazines such as The New Statesman, Red Pepper, In These Times and Foreign Policy in Focus. Currently he is a freelance writer in Los Angeles.
  • Arya Ghavamian

    Arya Ghavamian is a photographer/filmmaker based in New York City. He has worked on several photography and video projects, among them are music videos for influential Iranian musicians such as Mohsen Namjoo and the rock band Hypernova. He has recently finished his debut feature film "Happenings of the Eighth Day", a surrealist film about failure in making one. He can be reached at aryaghavami[at]gmail[dot]com
  • Jon Ginoli

    Jon Ginoli is best known as the singer, guitarist, and founder of pioneering gay rock band Pansy Division. He has also worked for record labels and distributors, written for magazines and fanzines, promoted gigs, and worn many hats in independent music scenes over the past three decades. Ginoli's critically-acclaimed memoir, Deflowered: My Life in Pansy Division, is available from Cleis Press.
  • Shai Ginsburg

    Shai Ginsburg teaches Israeli Cultural Studies at Duke University. He works on modern Jewish politics and ideologies ,and publishes on literature, cinema, and history. He also works on critical theory. Ginsburg previously wrote film reviews for Tikkun and Zeek.
  • A.M. Gittlitz

    A.M. GITTLITZ is a Brooklyn based zinester, freelance journalist, fiction writer, and delivery boy. His work focuses on the topics of counterculture, radical politics, punk rock, and bringing condo-dwellers fried chicken. A contributor to Vol. 1 Brooklyn, HTMLGiant, Vice, and The New Inquiry, he also volunteers at the Spectacle Theater and co-hosts the Death Panel Reading Series at various literary proletarian venues around New York City. gittlitz.wordpress.com and @dullcommunism on twitter.
  • Dan Glass

    Dan Glass is an award-winning activist, performer and writer. An educator from Training for Transformation born out of the Anti-Apartheid movement, the core of his work is the development of creative critical consciousness. Dan has been named one of Attitude Magazine’s campaigning role models for LGBT youth and a Guardian Youth Climate Leader. Contact Dan: alright@theglassishalffull.co.uk
  • Joe Glenton

    Joe Glenton is a journalist covering war, defence and security. He was a British soldier for six years, serving in Afghanistan. He has written for the Guardian, Independent, Vice and others. His book Soldier Box was published in 2013. He is currently writing a book on the hero soldier myth.
  • Joshua Goldfond

    Joshua Goldfond is a recent graduate of NYU, where he wrote his Masters thesis on the role of online gaming in forging and maintaining relationships. He has sold film scripts and is the author of the critically-acclaimed eBook The Hunting of the Bubblenuff. Goldfond is also the editor and writer of The Oculus Online.
  • Eline Gordts

    Eline Gordts is News Deeply's Community Editor. She's on Twitter at @elinegordts.
  • Mya Guarnieri

    Mya Guarnieri is a Tel Aviv-based journalist and writer. She is a regular contributor to Al-Jazeera English, 972 Magazine, and The Huffington Post. Her work has appeared in The Guardian and The National. Guarnieri's fiction has been published in The Kenyon Review Online and Zeek, and has been featured as a story of the week in Narrative Magazine.
  • Arun Gupta

    Arun Gupta is a founding editor of the Indypendent magazine and was a founding editor of the Occupy Wall Street Journal. He has been published widely and lives in New York City.
  • Sadiq Habib

    Sadiq Habib is a graduate student at SOAS, University of London, studying Comparative Political Thought with a focus on Marxism and Ismaili religious thought. He is heavily involved in Portuguese leftist movements.
  • Rahaf Haboub

    Journalist Rahaf Haboub grew up in Daraya, a Damascus suburb besieged by pro-government forces for more than three years. She and her family fled in fall 2012. Her work has appeared in Syria Deeply and the World Post.
  • Mark Hahn

    Mark Hahn studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the College of Creative Studies in Detroit. Currently a resident of Tucson, Arizona, his work has appeared in a number of galleries there, including the Arts Eye Gallery, The Front Gallery, Metroform Ltd. Gallery, Rocket Gallery and Solar Culture Gallery. Nationally, he as also shown with the Peter Miller Gallery in Chicago as well as venues in New York and Los Angeles. His work has been mentioned in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, among other publications, and featured in In Fashion magazine and Simon Doonan's book Confessions of a Window Dresser. His photography books, Empty Spaces and Beautiful Pointless Universe, are available through Amazon.com.
  • Deborah Harris-Moore

  • Naut Humon

    Naut Humon, is an artist and producer based in San Francisco. The former artistic director of the late Asphodel label, he is credited with producing numerous landmark recordings, including Mixmaster Mike's 1999 LP, Anti-Theft Device. A founding member of seminal experimental band Rhythm and Noise, for over thirty years, Naut ran his own studio, the legendary Recombinant Media Labs. Since 1991, he has led Sound Traffic Control, in order to focus on using an orchestral setting to explore three-dimensional space.
  • Irakowze

    Irakowze is a fashion stylist living in Kampala, Uganda. He is seeking international protection and resettlement because of constant attacks due to his sexual orientation, and recent changes in Ugandan laws that seek to re-criminalize homosexuality.
  • Iraq Study Group

    The Iraq Study group was a ten-person bipartisan panel appointed on March 15, 2006, by the United States Congress, that was charged with assessing the situation in Iraq and the US-led Iraq War and making policy recommendations. It was spearheaded by the United States Institute of Peace, which released its final report online on December 6, 2006.
  • Henry James

  • B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols

  • Keith Kahn-Harris

    Keith Kahn-Harris is a London-based sociologist, teacher, writer and Jewish communal activist. He is the author of Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge and co-author of Turbulent Times: The British Jewish Community Today. He occasionally blogs at metaljew.org and his website is kahn-harris.org.
  • Ellie Karoubi

    Ellie Karoubi is a law student at Queen Mary, University of London. She has a deep interest in research and critical analysis on various legal issues in the Middle East, most notably Iran.
  • John Maynard Keynes

    John Maynard Keynes was a renowned economist whose theories were largely shaped by his experience during the Paris peace conference, following the end of World War I. By the 1930s, his theories would upend neoclassical presumptions, although they made a return starting in the 1970s.
  • Ibn Khaldun

    Ibn Khaldun was a North African Muslim historiographer and historian. His "Muqaddimah" (1377) is widely viewed as one of the earliest works in the history of sociology, demography, and economics.
  • Mark Hahn and Kim Nicolini

    Mark Hahn studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the College of Creative Studies in Detroit. Currently a resident of Tucson, Arizona, his work has appeared in a number of galleries there, including the Arts Eye Gallery, The Front Gallery, Metroform Ltd. Gallery, Rocket Gallery and Solar Culture Gallery. Nationally, he as also shown with the Peter Miller Gallery in Chicago as well as venues in New York and Los Angeles. His work has been mentioned in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, among other publications, and featured in In Fashion Magazine and Simon Doonan's book Confessions of a Window Dresser. His photography book, Beautiful Pointless Universe, is available through Amazon.com. Kim Nicolini is an artist, poet and cultural critic living in Tucson, Arizona. Her writing has appeared in Bad Subjects, Punk Planet, CounterPunch and The Berkeley Poetry Review. She recently published her first book,Mapping the Inside Out, in conjunction with a solo gallery show by the same name.
  • Tomasz Kitlinski

    Tomasz Kitlinski is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Sociology, Marie Curie University, Lublin. He is an activist on behalf of labor rights, and the equality of women and minorities in Poland. Tomasz is the author of The Stranger Is within Us (with P. Leszkowicz) and Love and Democracy: Reflections on the Queer Question in Poland. He studied under Julia Kristeva.
  • Josh Kitto

    Josh Kitto is a blogger and freelance writer based in London. He specialises in British and American politics, with an occasional focus on queer issues.
  • Asher Kohn

    Asher Kohn currently lives in Turkey, where he studies land use and disuse. He is also interested in design and failed pan-isms.
  • Yoni Kroll

    Yoni Kroll was born in Jerusalem and lives in Philadelphia. He spends most of his time perfecting his falafel recipe. He also enjoys going to too many shows and DJing on WKDU.
  • Peter Latterman

    Peter Johannes Latterman was born 1974 in Landau / Pfalz, Germany. He's lived in Berlin since 1999. Latterman likes things. Dislikes animals.
  • Mark LeVine

    Mark LeVine is a professor of modern Middle Eastern history at the University of California at Irvine, is a distinguished visiting professor at Lund University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies and has been a columnist for Al Jazeera English since 2008. He is the author of “Heavy Metal Islam” and, most recently, “One Land, Two States: Israel and Palestine as Parallel States.” He served as a producer for the documentary film “Before the Spring, After the Fall.”
  • Charles Godfrey Leland

    Charles Godfrey Leland (August 15, 1824 – March 20, 1903) was an American humorist and folklorist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • H.O. Lock

  • Joe Lockard and Tomasz Kitlinski

    Joe Lockard is an associate professor of English at Arizona State University, where he directs the Anti-slavery Literature Project. Tomasz Kitlinski is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Sociology, Marie Curie University, Lublin.
  • Joe Lockard

    Joe Lockard is an associate professor of English at Arizona State University, where he directs the Anti-slavery Literature Project. He is the co-editor of Iraq War Cultures (Peter Lang, 2011) and the author of Watching Slavery: Witness Texts and Travel Reports (Peter Lang, 2008). Lockard teaches early American literature, early African American literature, comparative ethnic literatures, and social protest literature.
  • Adam Lucente

    Editor, @AlBawaba_loop. Journalist with bylines in @AJEnglish, @AlMonitor, @SyriaDeeply, @refugeesdeeply & @The_NewArab.
  • Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.

    Morris J. MacGregor Jr. has written several studies for military publications including "Armed Forces Integration—Forced or Free?" in The Military and Society: Proceedings of the Fifth Military Symposium of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
  • Cameron Macdonald

    Cameron Macdonald is the news editor of the Elk Grove Citizen newspaper. He has also contributed music stories, interviews, and reviews to XLR8R, Sacramento News and Review, Punk Planet, The Wire, Waxpoetics, Grooves, Pitchfork Media, and Stylus. Cameron's still recovering from his poorly buried memories of Psalty the Singing Songbook that revived when he wrote his first piece for Souciant.
  • Magadh

    Magadh is a teacher, writer, and musician based in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the co-editor of A Thousand Trivialities, a blog devoted to punk, metal, and alternative culture. When not writing or attending shows, he can usually be found cursing at his television during Arsenal matches.
  • Zuhour Mahmoud

  • Marah

    Marah (a pen name) is a teenage girl who lived in one of Syria's besieged neighborhoods before fleeing the country in 2016. She now lives in Switzerland.
  • Federica Marsi and Preethi Nallu

    Federica Marsi is a journalism graduate from City University of London. Preethi Nallu is the managing editor of Refugees Deeply.
  • David Martinez

    David Martinez is a writer, filmmaker and political activist based in San Francisco. His work is about everything from animated bird corpses to Sudanese revolutionaries. His movies have screened everywhere from small community centers in the Midwest to film festivals in Europe. His writing has been published in The SF Bay Guardian, Filmmaker Magazine, CounterPunch, CorpWatch, and Islam Online.
  • Karl Marx

    Karl Marx (1818-1883) was a German Jewish philosopher, best known as the founder of Communism.
  • Heather McRobie and Maxim Edwards

    Heather McRobie is a writer, an editor of Oxford Human Rights Hub and commissioning editor at openDemocracy 50.50. Her latest book, Literary Freedom: a Cultural Right to Literature, was published in 2013. Maxim Edwards is an Editor at openDemocracy Russia. He has worked in Armenia and Tatarstan, and writes on inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations in the post-Soviet space.
  • Raz Mesinai

    Raz Mesinai (Badawi, Sub Dub, ROIR Records) founded the Underground Producers Alliance, with a roster of mentors including HPrizm (Anti Pop Consortium), Scotty Hard (Wu Tang Clan, Medeski Martin & Wood), Randall Dunn (Sun O))), Sun City Girls), Moldover (Mojo Controllers), Val Jeanty, Machinedrum, AGF and more. www.upa.nyc
  • Steven Michels

    Steven Michels is associate professor of political science at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT and the author of The Case against Democracy (Praeger, 2013.) He lives in New York City.
  • Missed the Gig

    Missed the Gig is a group column. Consisting of photos of gig flyers from around the world, its purpose is to highlight the role that concert flyers play in our lives. Contributors include Souciant staff and friends.
  • Anne Elizabeth Moore

    Anne Elizabeth Moore is a Fulbright scholar, artist, and the author of Unmarketable (New Press 2007) and Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh (Cantankerous Titles, 2011). She edited Punk Planet, The Comics Journal, and Best American Comics and currently teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Kevin C. Moore

    Kevin C. Moore is a lecturer in the Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned a PhD in English from UCLA, where he began his current book project on writer’s block as an American cultural myth. Currently, his research interests include writing studies, nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, and American intellectual history. He also writes fiction. His work has appeared in journals including Arizona Quarterly, MAKE, and Composition Studies.
  • Gary Moskowitz

    Gary Moskowitz blogs about music and other bits of culture for the New York Times and Intelligent Life, and has written for TIME Magazine and the Economist. He also teaches journalism at City University London and the London School of Journalism. Moskowitz is a member of BronzeHead.
  • Charles Mudede

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  • Benito Mussolini

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  • Paul Mutter

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  • Jason Myers

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  • Ron Nachmann

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  • Arthur Neslen

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  • Kim Nicolini

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  • Max Nordau

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  • Giulia Pace

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  • Tomas Palermo

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  • Robert Palmer

  • The Pentagon Papers

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  • Ari Paul

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  • Ari Michael and Paul Brooks

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  • Theodore Leighton Pennell

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  • Marmaduke Pickthall

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  • Witold Pilecki

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  • Benoit Pioulard

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  • Mel Plant

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  • Sticking Points

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  • Randomizer

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  • Paul Raymond

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  • Helena Ribeiro

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  • Kit Rickard

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  • Henry Roe

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  • Theodore Roosevelt

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  • Kermit Roosevelt

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  • Anahita Rouzbeh

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  • Matt Rubenstein

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  • Steven Rubio

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  • Sergio Rueda

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  • Reverend Michael Russell

  • Hannah Schalit

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  • Dada Schling

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  • Robert Schrem

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  • Jacob Gould Schurman

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  • Evan Sedgwick-Jell

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  • Oliver Sheppard

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  • Salil Shetty

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  • Paul Simon

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  • Timothy Snyder

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  • Danielle Sottosanti

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  • John Spargo

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  • Edward A. Steiner

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  • Joanna Steinhardt

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  • Emanuel Stoakes

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  • Sarah Stodder

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  • Spencer Sunshine

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  • Mark Sussman

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  • Eric Swedlund

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  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus

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  • Leo Tolstoy

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  • Leshu Torchin

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  • Joshua Trivialities

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  • Courtney Utt

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  • Jonah Walters

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  • No Pride in War

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  • Tate Williams

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