H.E. Mr. Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann was President of the 63rd session of the United Nations General Assembly since 16 September 2008. A veteran statesman, politician, community leader and priest, Father d’Escoto served for over a decade as the Republic of Nicaragua’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, a post he held from July 1979 until April 1990. During his tenure, he played a key role in the Contadora and Esquipulas peace processes to end internal armed conflicts in Central America in the 1980s. Also at that time, he spearheaded his Government’s decision, in 1984, to bring to the International Court of Justice a claim against the United States for supporting military and paramilitary actions against his country, with the Court subsequently ruling in favour of Nicaragua. Father d’Escoto is the recipient of numerous awards.



Noam Chomsky, American influencial linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator and activist. Sometimes described as the "father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy. He has spent most of his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is currently Professor Emeritus, and has authored over 100 books. He has been described as a prominent cultural figure, and was voted the "world's top public intellectual" in a 2005 poll.



Ramsey Clark, American lawyer, activist and former public official. Clark served in the Department of Justice as the Assistant Attorney General from 1961 to 1965, in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations and as Deputy Attorney General from 1965 to 1967. From 1967 to 1969, President Johnson nominated him to be Attorney General of the United States. He supervised the drafting and played an important role in the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Civil Rights Act of 1968. Since leaving public office Clark has led many progressive activism campaigns, including opposition to the War on Terror.  He is the founder of the International Action Center.



Richard Falk is an International law and international relations scholar, Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (2001–04). From 2003-2005 he was a member of the Independent World Tribunal on Iraq Working Group and head of the Panel of Advocates in the culminating session of the World Tribunal on Iraq in Istanbul 2005. Since 2005 he chairs the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. On March 26, 2008, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) appointed Falk to a six year term as a United Nations Special Rapporteur on "the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967."



Denis J. Halliday (born c.1941) was appointed to the post of United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq as of 1September 1997, at the Assistant Secretary-General level, and he served as such until end September 1998. During this period, the Security Council Resolution 986 introduced the “Oil for Food” Program. Mr Halliday resigned from the post in Iraq in October 1998.  He is visiting professor of peace studies at Swarthmore College and a lecturer in International relations at Trinity College Dublin. He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and is a recipient of the prestigious Gandhi International Peace Award.



Count Hans-Christof von Sponeck, a former UN assistant secretary general, joined the UN Development Program in 1968 and worked in Ghana, Turkey, Botswana, Pakistan and India, before becoming Director of European Affairs in Geneva. He was appointed the UN humanitarian coordinator for Iraq in October 1998. Count Sponeck resigned from this position in February 2000 in protest of international policy towards Iraq. He teaches at the University of Marburg and serves in a range of NGO boards in Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany and Italy. Author of the book A Different Kind of War: The UN Sanctions Regime in Iraq, Berghahn Books, Providence, 2006.



Mahathir bin Mohamad was the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia. He held the post for 22 years from 1981 to 2003, making him Malaysia's longest serving Prime Minister. His political career spanned almost 40 years. After his retirement he founded the Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF), a first but resolute step in the arduous journey towards global peace, moves towards the single goal of putting an end to war. Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad envisages “a serious, active and sustained struggle against war and for peace”. Sharing and supporting this agenda are world-prominent professionals, intellectuals, authors, statesmen – all passionate advocates of international peace. Together, they have signed the Kuala Lumpur Initiative to Criminalise War.   



José A. Martín Pallín, is a well-known Spanish jurist. He was a Public Prosecutor at the Spanish Supreme Court, and he is judge emeritus at the Supreme Court. He presided over the Spanish Progressive Prosecutor Union and was the spokesperson of Jueces para la Democracia, a very prestigious judiciary Association. He also presided over the Spanish Human Rights Association, and is also member of the Spanish Bioethics Committee and many other Law associations. In 1996 Universidad Complutense de Madrid awarded him the Jurist Award. He has written many articles and frequently appears in the media.



Antonio Doñate is an expert in Universal Jurisdiction and was president of the Barcelona High Court. He was also the judge responsible for enforcing prison sentences. Doñate was co-founder of the prestigious association Judges for Democracy and honorary member of Latin-American and Caribbean Federation of Judges for Democracy (FJDL).  He attended Peru ex-President Alberto Fujimori’s trial as an international observer. Judge Baltasar Garzón designated Doñate to investigate Franco's crimes together with Carlos Jimenez Villarejo, Anti-Corruption attorney.



Prof. Gurdial Singh Nijar is a senior practicing lawyer and Legal Advisor to the Third World Network. He qualified at King's College, London and the University of Malaya. He is currently a Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple and a registered Advocate and Solivitor in Victoria, New South Wales, Australia. With a research focus on biodiversity law, he has particular expertise in developing national and international legal regimes for access and benefit sharing arising from the utilization of genetic resources. Gurdial has represented Malaysia and the legal profession at numerous international forums and meetings. He is the Lead Prosecutor of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunals.



José L. Gómez del Prado is a member ‘President) of the UN Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries, serving in his personal capacity as a human rights independent expert. He coordinated the UN Security Council Expert Group responsible for investigating and determining the genocide committed in Rwanda in 1994 as well as other UN human rights missions in the Region of the Great Lakes in Central Africa. He collaborates in journals, such as Papeles de Cuestiones Internacionales (Madrid), with the Forum Europe-Latin America (FRIDE Madrid). He has been Visiting Professor in several European and Latin American Universities.



Benjamin Ferencz supports our endeavor. Benjamin Ferencz graduated from Harvard Law School and became Chief Prosecutor for the United States in The Einsatzgruppen Case at the Nuremberg war crimes trials, which the Associated Press called "the biggest murder trial in history." He has given us authorization to use all the documents that he wrote about the illegal invasion of Iraq.



Cynthia McKinney is a former member of the US House of Representatives for the 4th District of Georgia and the Green Party US Presidential Candidate 2008. McKinney earned a B.A. in international relations and an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy. She worked as a university professor, with teaching posts at Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, Agnes Scott College and visiting Professor at Cornell University. She has been very outspoken against the 1991 Gulf War, the sanctions imposed on Iraq and the war on terror. She’s a renowned human rights advocate.



Saad Naji Jawad was a professor University of Baghdad, College of Political science 1978-2010. Secretary General of the Arab Association of Political Science until 2008. Vice President of the Arab Association of Political Science 2008 - Senior Research Fellow, Middle east Centre, LSE. University of London



Piedad Córdoba, outstanding defender of Human Rights, is a Colombian lawyer and politician who served as Senator of Colombia from 1994 to 2010. She also served as Member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia for Antioquia from 1992 to 1994.  During 2007, Córdoba participated as an official government mediator for the humanitarian exchange discussions between the Government of Colombia and the FARC guerilla group, along with now deceased Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. After the end of the mediation in November, the FARC announced the release of hostages Clara Rojas and Consuelo González. She was nominated for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for her work in promoting peace and human rights in conflict zones.



Michel Chossudovsky is a Canadian economist and professor of economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa. Chossudovsky has been a visiting professor internationally, and has been an advisor to governments of developing countries. He is the author of The Globalization of Poverty and The New World Order (2003) and America's "War on Terrorism" (2005) and Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War (2011). In 2001 Chossudovsky founded the Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG), located in Montreal, Canada, becoming its editor and director. It is "committed to curbing the tide of globalisation and disarming the new world order". CRG maintains websites in several languages, including the English-language



Dr. Curtis F.J. Doebbler is an expert in international law, particularly international human rights law. Curtis Doebbler teaches international law at Webster University Geneva. He is professor of law at An-Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine, and representative of Nord Sud XXI to the United Nations in New York and Geneva. Dr. Doebbler practices law before the International Court of Justice, the African Commission and Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights, the European Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights, the United Nations Administrative Tribunal, and the United Nations Treaty bodies. He is also admitted to practice law in the United States in District of Columbia, the Court of Appeal of the Fourth Circuit, the US Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Supreme Court.



Niloufer Bhagwat, is Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at University of Mumbai. Vice President of the Indian Lawyers Association — Mumbai. She served as a Judge with the Tokyo International Tribunal for War Crimes in Afghanistan.



Karen Parker, is an attorney based in San Francisco and is a self-styled specialist in human rights and humanitarian law.  She testifies on a regular basis at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva and its Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights. She is also an expert witness in legal disputes concerning armed conflict law. She founded in 1982 the Association of Humanitarian Lawyers of which she was the president for more than ten years. In 1983, Ms. Parker filed a successful suit against the United States at the O.A.S. Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on behalf of the victims of Grenada's mental hospital, bombed by U.S. forces in 1983. She is also the chief delegate of Humanitarian Law Project, a nongovernmental organization accredited by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).



Jan Fermon is a lawyer of Progress Lawyers Network who has filed a lawsuit against US General Tommy Franks, the commander of American forces in Iraq in 2003, on behalf of 17 Iraqis and two Jordanians who were said to have been injured or bereaved by US attacks. It was lodged under Belgium's 1993 legislation on war crimes and genocide. Its laws of "universal competence" allowed prosecution of nationals of any country for war crimes or genocide, no matter where the crime was allegedly committed. Under pressure from the United States the Belgian Parliament repealed its law on "universal jurisdiction".



Ian Douglas is an independent political writer whose main lines of concern centre on the modern State and power. He is a member of the Executive Committee of The BRussells Tribunal, an officer of INTLawyers, a founding member of the Centre for Global Geostrategic Analysis, and initiator-coordinator of the International Initiative to Prosecute US Genocide in Iraq, which in 2009 filed a legal case under laws of universal jurisdiction in Spain against four US presidents and four UK prime ministers on charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Iraq. Dr Douglas is resident in Cairo, Egypt, since 2001 and has taught politics at universities in the US, UK, Egypt and Palestine.



Gilberto Lopez y Rivas, professor at the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico, is a highly esteemed anthropologyst and politician. He has been MP in the Mexican National Asembly in Mexico. From 1980 to 1990 he was one of the Nicaraguan government advisors on native peoples. He is a columnist for the newspaper La Jornada and has also been an advisor to the Zapatista Army of National Liberation . He is author of more than 15 books, such as Conquest and Resistance: The Origin of the Chicano Nacional Minority (1979), Las autonomías de los pueblos indígenas en México (2012).



Atilio Boron, Phd by Harvard University, is a very well known Argentine sociologist and political scientist that combines his scholarly duties with an intense activity in the media, and in several social movements opposing imperialism. He presides over PLED (The Latin American Social Sciences Distance Learning Program).  In August 2013 his more recent book, Latin America in the Geopolitics of Imperialism, was awarded the Libertador Prize to Critical Thinking granted by the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Earlier, in 2009, UNESCO had awarded him with the International Prize José Martí for his work on behalf of Latin American integration.



Dr. Souad Al-Azzawi is associate Professor in Environmental Engineering, Geo environmental consultant.  Former Vice President of Mamoun University for Scientific Affairs,  Former Chairwoman of the Environmental Engineering Dept.of University of Baghdad



James Petras, Bartle Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology at Binghamton University, New York. He is the author of more than 62 books published in 29 languages, and over 600 articles in professional journals. He has a long history of commitment to social justice, working in particular with the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement for 11 years. In 1973-76 he was a member of the Bertrand Russell Tribunal on Repression in Latin America



Carlos Alberto Ruiz is a Colombian PhD in Law, specialized in Human Rights. He is also a research and the author of the book entitled La rebelión de los límites (Bogotá, 2008). He usually writes articles denouncing the violation of Human Rights all over the world, with special emphasis in Colombia.



Jan Myrdal is a Swedish writer, well known for his 21 volumes of essays and columns, his literary work, as well as major books on China and India. His recent "Red Star Over India" (2011) has already been translated into many languages. A life-long political activist against the crimes of colonialism and imperialism, his "Confessions of a Disloyal European" had a tremendous impact on the upsurge of solidarity with the third world after its publication. He adressed both the "World Tribunal on Iraq" in Istanbul and the Paris Conference on "International Justice and Immunity" in 2005 . He continues his prolific writing but also makes time  to speak publicly about contemporary issues.



James E. Jennings is founder and president of Conscience International, a humanitarian aid organization, he is also the executive director of U.S. Academics for Peace, which establishes dialogues among professors, politicians and religious leaders around the world.  Jennings, who worked with global health-related programs at UIC in the mid-1990s, is a Fellow at the Cotsen Institute of Archaelogy at the University of California at Los Angeles.



Christopher Busby is a British scientist known for his controversial theories about the negative health effects of very low-dose ionising radiation. Busby is a director of Green Audit Limited, a private company, and scientific advisor to the Low Level Radiation Campaign (LLRC) another private company that Busby set up in 1999.[2] Busby was formerly a visiting professor at the University of Ulster. Co-author of: ). "Uranium and other contaminants in hair from the parents of children with congenital anomalies in Fallujah" & ). "Cancer, Infant Mortality and Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah, Iraq 2005–2009"



Sami Zemni has a doctorate in political science. At the University of Ghent, he coordinates the research group "Middle East and North Africa" (MENARG). His area of expertise is politics within the Middle East and North Africa region, with special reference to political Islam. He focuses mainly on developments in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, democratization in the Arab World as well as conflict in the Arab world. He also writes on issues of migration, integration, racism and Islamophobia



Eva Brems is a professor of Human Rights Law at Ghent University, where she established the Human Rights Centre. She has been a board member of the Flemish Human Rights League and of Lawyers without Borders, and a chair of Amnesty Flanders and the Flemish Organisation for Human Rights Education. She is currently (2010-2014) a member of the Belgian federal Parliament, where she attempts in particular to make Belgium take up a leadership role in the promotion of international human rights.



Senator Jesús Iglesias, who represents Asturias in the National Chamber in Spain, has a degree in Law and is a member of the Federal Committee of the United Left party (Izquierda Unida). He also heads the IU Parliamentary Group for Finances, and for Health and Social Services sectoral Commissions of the Spanish Senate.



Gaspar Llamazares is a Spanish MP. He is Physician and Master in Public Health. He was the leader of the leftist coalition Izquierda Unida (IU, United Left) from 2001 to 2008, in the post of General Coordinator. He is a member of Communist Party of Spain (PC).



Lode Vanoost worked at Sabena when he became politically active in 1982. In 1984 he worked at the Department of Environment of the Flemish Region. In 1995 he was elected in Parliament and was deputy speaker of the House of Representatives of Belgium. Vanoost quit politics in 2003 and until 2011 he was a consultant for international organizations in the Balkans (Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia and Serbia), the Caucasus (Armenia), Asia (East Timor) and Africa (Niger, Benin, Congo Kinshasa and Burundi). Since 2012 he is on the editorial board of the Dutch-language Belgian online newsoutlet



Saadi Youssef ( Basra - Iraq,  1934) is  an Iraqi author, poet, journalist, publisher, and political activist. He has published thirty volumes of poetry and seven books of prose . Twice exiled from Iraq, he has lived in many countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe. He has translated major international poets from English into Arabic, including Walt Whitman, C P Cavafy, Federico Garcia Lorca and Vasco Popa. His own poetry has been translated into several languages. " Without an Alphabet, Without a Face"  won the 2003 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. Saadi settled in the UK in 1999. Wwhen Saadi was asked once :  What do you think of freedom in Iraq now? He said; " There is empty freedom in Iraq. There is no authority now, no government. The papers are censored: it is the Bullet-in-the-Head kind of censorship."



Alfonso Sastre, playwright, is one of the most famous authors of the Spanish theater. During his long artistic career he has also published poetry, essays, screenplays and literary criticism. Among his many awards were two National Theater Awards in 1985 and 1993.



Dia Azzawi is an artist, art consultant, and author who has written several articles about Iraqi contemporary art and Arab art. He is one of the pioneers of modern Arab art. His oeuvre comprises over forty years of work. Azzawi's art covers a range of subjects executed in a variety of media-including painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, and book art. He has exhibited extensively in the Middle East, North Africa, United States, India, Brazil, and Europe. in 2012, London’s Tate Modern acquired  Dia's “Sabra and Shatila Massacre” (1982-83), an epic mural-sized drawing. He lives and works in London but continues to derive inspiration from his homeland, Iraq.



Santiago Alba Rico, a well known Spanish writer and philosopher, is the author of a large number of books on Political anthropology. Besides, he writes articles on a great variety of themes that are published in political and social newspapers. He is specialist in the Arab World, where he has been living for more than twenty years now.



Samah Idriss ( Lebanon) Editor, Al-Adab Magazine. Lexicographer (forthcoming Arabic-Arabic dictionary). Literary critic (2 books), co-founder of the Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel (Lebanon).  He is also author of 4 novels for young adults, and 10 picture-books for children.



Lindsey German is the convenor of the British anti-war organisation Stop the War Coalition. She was editor of Socialist Review for twenty years until 2004. She has twice stood as a left wing candidate for Mayor of London, coming fifth in 2004 and most recently standing as the Left List mayoral candidate in the May 2008 elections.



Sara Flounders is a political writer and has been active in progressive and anti-war organizing since the 1960s. She is a principal leader of the International Action Center. She has co-authored and/or edited 10 books the IAC published on U.S. wars and sanctions against Iraq and Yugoslavia, on U.S. use of depleted uranium weapons, on Haiti and Colombia, and on opposing military recruiters. Flounders organized delegations to Iraq during the years when rigorous sanctions starved Iraq’s people following the massive destruction of the 1991 U.S. war. She works on legal defense efforts for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, Lynne Stewart, Mumia Abu Jamal, and other political prisoners.



Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange.  Benjamin is the author of eight books. Benjamin has been an advocate for social justice for more than 30 years. Described as "one of America's most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" by New York Newsday, and "one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement" by the Los Angeles Times, she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide. In 2010 she received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the 2012 Peace Prize by the US Peace Memorial. She is a former economist and nutritionist with the United Nations and World Health Organization.



Joachim Guilliard is active in the peace and solidarity movement since the 1980s. In 2001 he initiated the campaign against the Iraq embargo and was co-organizer of the International Congress "Iraq embargo and alternatives to war" in November 2002 in Berlin.  He was the coordinator of the German branch of the International Criminal Tribunal for Iraq movement.   He writes regularly journalistic contributions about the Middle East conflict for Junge Welt, Ossietzky, Neues Deutschland, Hintergrund .



David Swanson is an American activist. He co-founded the website After Downing Street (now War Is A Crime .org), based around the U.S. congressional concern of the Downing Street Memo. Swanson has also aided in the organization of campaigns such as Velvet Revolution's opposition of the United States Chamber of Commerce and Tom J. Donohue, and October2011.Org's Occupy Washington movement.  David Swanson has written several books; Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union[9] (2009) and War Is a Lie (2010) and When the World Outlawed War (2011) and War No More: The Case for Abolition (2013).



Jodie Evans is co-founder and co-director of CODEPINK and has been a peace, environmental, women's rights and social justice activist for forty years.  She has traveled extensively to war zones promoting and learning about peaceful resolution to conflict.  She has published two books, “Stop the Next War Now” and “Twilight of Empire,” and has produced several documentary films, including the Oscar-nominated “The Most Dangerous Man in America” and Howard Zinn's “The People Speak.” Jodie is the board chair of Women's Media Center and sits on many other boards, including Rainforest Action Network, Drug Policy Alliance, Institute of Policy Studies, Women Moving Millions and Sisterhood is Global Institute.



Dahr Jamail is an American journalist who was one of the few unembedded journalists to report extensively from Iraq during the US occupation. He has spent over one year in Iraq, between 2003-2013, reporting for Inter Press Service, Truthout, The Independent, The Guardian, Foreign Policy in Focus, The Nation, The Sunday Herald in Scotland, and Al Jazeera English. Jamail currently reports for Truthout, is a frequent guest on Democracy Now!, and is the recipient of the 2008 Martha Gellhorn Award for Journalism.



Vijay Prashad, Indian historian, journalist and writer, is professor of International Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, (Connecticut, US), although in 2013-14 he is the Edward Said Chair at the American University of Beirut. He is a columnist for Frontline magazine (India), and an advisory board member of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. Author of fifteen books that include The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World (2007), which won the Muzaffar Ahmad Book Award, and The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South (2013).



Aijaz Ahmad has taught Political Science, Literature and Critical Theory in universities in the US, India and Canada. In New Delhi, where he resides, he has been a Professorial Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. He has also held the Rajiv Gandhi Chair at Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan Chair at Jamia Millia. Currently, he is on the editorial board of the Delhi-based publishing house, LeftWord, and Senior Editorial Consultant for newsmagazine Frontline where his political essays appear frequently.    Some of his books in English are: GHAZALS OF GHALIB (New York, 1971; New Delhi, 1994), IN THEORY: Classes, Nations, Literatures , LINEAGES OF THE PRESENT , Globalization and Culture: Offensives of the Far Right  and Afghanistan, Iraq, and The Imperialism of Our Time. His Work-in-Progress is provisionally entitled IN OUR TIME: Empire, Politics, Culture.



Amy Bartholomew is an associate professor at Carleton university, Ottawa, Canada. She has a B.A. (Colorado), an M.A. from Carleton University, an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa and a Ph.D. in progress (New School for Social Research). Her research interests include postfoundational legal and social theory from Habermas to postmodernism, theories of justice and injustice, theories and practices of human rights, the implication of multiculturalism and globalization for human rights, justice and constitutionalism, and feminist theories of law.



Jean Bricmont is a Doctor of Science. He worked as researcher at Rutgers University and has lectured at Princeton University. He is currently professor of theoretical physics at the Catholic University of Louvain. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Belgium. His research has won two prestigious awards: the prize of the Royal Academy of Belgium for Science (1996) and the five-yearly prize of the National Research Foundation (2005). He is co-author of Fashionable Nonsense with Alan Sokal, in which they criticise relativism in the philosophy of science. Jean Bricmont also collaborates with Noam Chomsky and campaigns on a variety of progressive causes. In 2006 he published Humanitarian Imperialism. He is a member of the BRussells Tribunal Executive Committee



Anders Romelsjö is Professor Emeritus  at the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and at Stockholm´s University. He is the co-author of the recently published book in 2013 about the US as a world policeman: "American Foreign Policy and Economy Since 1945". He has written numerous articles about the urgent need for  further scientific research about the sharp increase of cancer and birth defects in Fallujah and other cities. His webblog "Jinge"  is one of the most well read  progressive opinion sites in Sweden with information against all forms of foreign aggression.



Jean Paul Van Bendegem is professor at the Free University of Brussels for logic and philosophy of science and director of the research Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science. His academic research focuses on two themes: the philosophy of strict finitism and the development of a comprehensive theory of mathematical practice. He is also present in the public arena writing columns, doing radio interviews, occasional tv appearances and writing books on societal topics.



Tareq Y. Ismael is professor of political science at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is the founding editor of the International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, and also serves as president of the International Centre for Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies and is author and editor of numer¬ous works on Iraq and the Middle East, including Iraq: The Human Cost of History (2003), The Iraqi Predicament: People in the Quagmire of Power Politics (2004), The Communist Movement in the Arab World (2005), The Rise and Fall of the Communist Party in Iraq (2008), Government and Politics of the Contemporary Middle East: Continuity and Change (2010), Islam in the Eyes of the West: Images and Realities in an Age of Terror (2010), Cultural Cleansing: Why Museums were Looted, Libraries Burned and Academics Murdered (2010), The Sudanese Communist Party: Ideology and Party Politics (2012), and International Relations of the Contemporary Middle East (2014).



Jacqueline S. Ismael is a professor of social work at the University of Calgary and is the co-founding editor of the International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies. She has published extensively on Canadian social policy and international social welfare, including The Canadian Welfare State: Evolution and Transition (1989) and International Social Welfare in a Changing World (1996). She has also writ¬ten articles and monographs on social change in the Middle East and co-au¬thored a number of works with Tareq Y. Ismael, including The Communist Movement in Syria and Lebanon (1998), The Iraqi Predicament: People in the Quagmire of Power Politics (2004, and Barriers to Reconciliation: Case Studies on Iraq and the Palestine-Israel Conflict (2006). Her latest book is with Tareq Y. Ismael, entitled Government and Politics of the Contemporary Middle East: Continuity and Change (2010).



Mohamed Aref is a Science and Technology writer based in Surrey, UK, columnist for Al-Ittihad newspaper in Abu Dhabi UAE since 2002, Advisor for Arab Science and Technology Foundation, UAE 2000-2003, Science and Technology editor for Al-Hayat newspaper, London UK, 1988-2000



Mundher Al Adhami is a Researcher on cognitive and professional development at Kings College London, with a number of school textbooks, articles and manuals on advanced pedagogy for teachers of mathematics; writer on Iraqi issues in English and Arabic; member of the follow-up committee of the Arab-Islamic Conference; member of the Iraqi National Foundation Congress.



Lieven De Cauter is a philosopher, art historian and writer. He teaches philosophy of culture in Leuven (Department of Architecture), Brussels (RITS) and Delft (Berlage Institute). He published several books: on contemporary art, experience and modernity, on Walter Benjamin and more recently on architecture, the city and politics. Besides this he published poems, columns, statements, pamphlets and opinion pieces in newspapers and on the web. His latest books:  Heterotopia and the city. Public space in a postcivil society (2008), co-edited with Michiel Dehaene, Art and Activism in the Age of Gloablization, co-edited with Karel van Haesebrouck and Ruben De Roo (2011), De oorsprongen of het Boek der Verbazing and Entropic Empire. On the City of Man in the Age of Fear (2012). He is co-founder of the BRussells Tribunal.



Koenraad Bogaert is a post-doctoral researcher at the Middle East and North African Research Group (MENARG) at Ghent University. He finished his Ph.D. in 2011 on Urban politics in Morocco: uneven development, neoliberal government and the restructuring of state power. Koenraad Bogaert’s research is centered around the broader question of political change in the Arab World, more specifically Morocco, in relation to globalization, neoliberal urbanization and capitalist uneven development. other research interests are: Critical theory, social movements, revolution, governmentality, bio-politics, urban studies, class and class struggle.



Ico Maly has a PhD in Cultural Studies (Tilburg University), graduated in Comparative Cultural Studies and post-graduate in Development, option political conflict. (Ghent University) He publishes on imaging, racism, nationalism, (super) diversity, democracy and the struggle for freedom and equality. He is coordinator of Kif Kif and wrote N-VA | Analyse van een politieke ideologie (EPO, 2012) and De beschavingsmachine. Wij en de islam (EPO, 2009).



Fred Louckx is professor of health sociology at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). His research and publications are mainly related to socio-economic differences in health and access to health care.



Dimokritos Kavadias is a political scientist. He obtained his Ma and Phd in Political Science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.  He teaches research designs and research methods at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Universiteit Antwerpen.  He was involved, in drafting a new electoral law for the Democratic Republic of Congo. In subsequent years he was involved in preparing a new financing model for flemish schools (Flemish Ministry of Education) and evaluating civic education projects (King Baudouin Foundation).  His current research activities focus on political socialization, political psychology, civic education, educational & social effectiveness and educational policy.



Patrick Deboosere is demographer. He teaches demography and research methods at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He holds a master degree in political science and a doctoral degree in sociology. His area of research is population studies with a focus on population health, ageing and socio-economic differentials in mortality and health. He was author or coauthor of several books and papers in this field. He also published on households, migration and urban demography. Patrick Deboosere is currently director of Interface Demography, the population research team at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is a founding member of the BRussells Tribunal.



Nico Carpentier is Associate Professor at the Communication Studies Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB - Free University of Brussels) and Lecturer at Charles University in Prague. He is a research fellow at Loughborough University and the Cyprus University of Technology. He is also an executive board member of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and he was vice-president of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) from 2008 to 2012. His theoretical focus is on discourse theory, his research interests are situated in the relationship between media, journalism, politics and culture, especially towards social domains as war & conflict, ideology, participation and democracy.



Isaac Rosa is an influential Spanish writer. Winner of some outstanding Spanish Literature awards, his novels are concerned with social and political issues. He frequently writes in National newspapers.



Eric Corijn is a cultural philosopher. He is the founder of the interdisciplinary research team COSMOPOLIS City, Culture & Society (VUB), vice-president of the Brussels Studies Institute and initiator of (amongst others) the Brussels for Europe Masterclasses and the Brussels Academy. Eric Corijn is author of more than 250 publications.



Ignasi Riera i Gassiot, former MP, writer and journalist, he writes in national neswspapers like El País and also in Avui, the most important Catalan newspaper.



Teresa Aranguren is a very prestigious and well-known Spanish journalist and writer specialized in the Arab World. She was the only woman correspondent based in Teheran during the Iran-Iraq War. Aranguren has an extensive knowledge of the Palestinian and Iraqi conflicts. She was TV Telemadrid's correspondent in the Middle East for 15 years. Currently she is a member of the National TV Board of Directors representing Izquierda Unida (United Left Party of Spain). Among her books are the noted: Palestina: El hilo de la memoria and Olivo Roto: Escenas de la ocupación.



Siscu Baiges Planas, journalist specialized in International solidarity and activism, is the president of the ONG Solidaritat I Comunicatión (Solidarity and Communication, SICOM). He has written a great number of books on ONGs, for which he has been awarded by Barcelona City Council or by Joaquim Gomis Memorial.



Willy Meyer, Spanish Euro MP for the United Left Party (Izquierda Unida), is also the vice-president of the Foreign Affairs European Commission and Executive Secretary of International Policy of United Left Party.



Jaume Botey, PhD in Anthropology, he is professor at Barcelona University (UAB). He has published different books and articles in national newspapers. He is an active and a very respected member of the Spanish Peace Movement.



Carlos Enrique Bayo Spanish digital daily Público’s Editor-in-chief, Carlos Enrique Bayo was correspondent in Moscow (1987-1992) and Washington (1992-1996) and has been Foreign Affairs’ Chief-editor in five newspapers. He was war correspondent in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Middle East and Armenia-Azerbaijan and also covered Union Carbide’s disaster in Bhopal, Tiananmen Square massacre, the fall of the Berlin Wall and many other historic events. Author of the book Así no se puede vivir (Plaza&Janés, 1992) on the fall of the Soviet Union.



Raúl Romeva, PhD in International Relations and Euro MP (European Green Party coalition), he is one of the six vice-president of the group together with Daniel Cohn-Bendit and Rebecca Harms. Romeva was UN consultant and was in charge of the Unesco Educational programme for Bosnia and Herzegovina.



Josep Sánchez Cervelló, Professor of Contemporanean History at Rovira i Virgili University, he is writer and member of the Royal Academy of History



Fanny Rubio is a very well-Known Spanish writer and professor of Literature at Universidad Complutense (Madrid, Spain). She has also learned at University of Granada (Spain) and University of Fez (Morocco). Former director of Cervantes Institute at Rome (Italy) she also presided over the organization Unión Latina. She is member of the board of Baltasar Garzón International Foundation.





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