Mary Allegretti, former secretary for the Amazon in Brazil's environment ministry, is a Brazilian anthropologist and independent researcher. From 1981 to 1988 she worked with rubber tapper Chico Mendes, helping define the national concept of protected areas for traditional communities.
Terry J. Allen is a freelance investigative reporter based in New York City. She has written for Salon, The Boston Globe, New Scientist (London), and In These Times. She is also a contributing editor for In These Times.
Graham Allison is the founding dean of Harvard's modern John F. Kennedy School of Government and Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He was Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy and Plans in the ﬁrst Clinton Administration.
Eric Alterman is a distinguished professor of English and Journalism at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He is a columnist for The Nation, Moment, and The Daily Beast. His most recent book is Kabuki Democracy: The System vs. Barack Obama.
Joel Anderson is better known in the blogosphere and Twitterverse as blackink12 of PostBourgie. He is currently a newspaper reporter in Florida and has worked at several news organizations, including The Associated Press, for nearly a decade.