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with: Yanis Varoufakis: Former Finance Minister of Greece and Co-Founder of "Democracy in Europe Movement 2025" (DiEM25)
with: Juliette Rousseau, Head "Coalition Climat 21"; Bill McKibben, Founder "350.org"; Nnimmo Bassey, Climate Activist, Nigeria; Themba Austin Chauke, "La Via Campesina"; Pablo Solón, Former Chief Climate Negotiator, Bolivia; Nicola Bullard, Writer and Activist; Alice Bows-Larkin, Climate Scientist "Tyndall Centre"; Miriama Williams, "The South Centre"; Tim Gore, Head Policy Research, "Oxfam International"; Kevin Anderson, Climate Scientist, Deputy Director "Tyndall Centre"; Tadzio Müller, Climate Activist, "Rosa Luxemburg Foundation"; Janet Redman, "Institute for Policy Studies"; Lyda Fernanda Forero, "Transnational Institute"
with: Ray McGovern, former senior CIA analyst. He is now on the Steering Group of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. Elizabeth Murray, served as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East in the National Intelligence Council. She is a member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity.
with Immanuel Wallerstein, senior research scholar at Yale University, USA. Co-founder of the world-systems analysis. From 1994-1998 president of the International Sociological Association. Author of numerous books, including "The Modern World-System".
with Naomi Klein: Canadian Journalist, best-selling author and activist, correspondent of "The Nation". Her latest book is called: "This Changes Everythin. Capitalism vs. The Climate". She is also author of "No Logo" and "The Shock Doctrine".
Silvia Federici, professor emerita for Political Philosophy at Hofstra University, Long Island, NY; political activist and author of several books, including "Caliban and the Witch"
with Nnimmo Bassey, Nigerian climate activist, currently chair of the board of Environmental Rights Action. From 2008 to 2012 he was chair of Friends of the Earth International. He’s the author of “To Cook a Continent”. In 2010 he received the Right Livelihood Award.
with Aris Chatzistenaou, journalist and filmmaker from Athens, director of "Debtocracy", "Catastroika" and "Fascism Inc.)
with Michael Albert, US writer, activist and economist, co-founder of South End Press, ZMag and ZNet; author of "Realizing Hope. Life Beyond Capitalism". He has developed an alternative economic system called "Participatory Economics".
with Jeremy Scahill, National Security correspondent of "The Nation", author of "Dirty Wars. The World Is a Battlefield" and the New York Times best-selling book "Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army", won the Georg Polk Award
with Saskia Sassen, professor of sociology at Columbia University, New York, visiting professor at the London School of Economics, author of "The Global City"
with Ugo Bardi, professor for physical chemistry at the University of Florence, author of the Report to the Club of Rome "Plundering the Planet"
with Noam Chomsky: MIT Linguist, US critic and activist, author of dozens of books about US foreign policy, state based capitalism and mass media e.g. "Manufacturing Consent", "Profit over People", "Hegemony or Survival" and "Occupy". Chomsky is official supporter of Kontext TV.
with Jeremy Scahill:
National Security correspondent of "The Nation", author of the New York Times best-selling book "Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army", won the Georg Polk Award
Richard Rowley: War correspondent, director of "Dirty Wars", won award at Sundance Film Festival 2013 for "Dirty Wars"
Noam Chomsky: Linguist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US critic, author of several books including "Hegemony or Survival" and "Manufacturing Consent"
Amy Goodman: Founder and host of "Democracy Now", first journalist to have received the Alternative Nobel Prize ("Right Livelihood Award")
with Chris Hedges, Senior fellow at the Nation Institute. A former foreign correspondent for the New York Times, Pulitzer Prize in 2002. His latest book is "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt" with illustrator Joe Sacco.
with Amy Goodman: founder, producer and host of the global grassroots news hour Democracy Now in the US, award-winning journalist, recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, author of several bestselling books, the latest with Dennis Moynihan: "The Silenced Majority. Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope" (2012)
with Alyn Ware, Member of the World Future Council and Global Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND), Right Livelihood Award laureate
with Gilbert Achcar: Political Scientist and Sociologist at the "School of Oriental and African Studies", University of London, Peace Activist, Author of "The Arabs and the Holocaust" and together with Noam Chomsky "Perilous Power"
with Bill McKibben: environmental journalist and activist, founder of 350.org, author of "The End of Nature"
Amy Goodman: Host of Democracy Now!, Right Livelihood Award Laureate and Author of "The Silenced Majority"
Medea Benjamin: Founder of Code Pink und Author of "Drone Warfare";
Michael Albert: Founder of ZCommunications und dem South End Press, Author of "Beyond Capitalism"
Bill McKibben: Environmental Journalist and Activist, Founder of 350.org, Author of "The End of Nature"
Vivek Chibber: Sociologist at the New York University, works at the Brecht Forum und Left Forum
Benjamin Day: Activist with MassCare
John Nichols: Correspondent of "The Nation", Author of "Uprising. From Wisconsin to Wall Street"
Maude Barlow, Council of Canadians/Blue Planet Project, Right Livelihood Award laureate ("Alternative Nobel Prize")
Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food and Water Watch, Washington DC
Oscar Olivera, water activist from Cochabamba, Bolivia
Mary Ann Manahan, Focus on the Global South, Manila
Olcay Ünver, Coordinator of the UNESCO Water Assessment Programme
Gelinde Schermer, Berlin Water Table
with Sharif Abdel Kouddous, Cairo, correspondent for the independent US-newscast Democracynow, fellow at The Nation Institute
with Richard Wolff: Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, USA
with Nnimmo Bassey, Chair of Friends of the Earth International and Right Livelihood Award laureate (Alternative Nobel Prize), Nigeria
with Aris Chatzistefanou, filmmaker from Athens, director of the documentaries "Debtocracy" and "Catastroika"
Malalai Joya, Afghan politician and activist, Kabul
Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington D.C.
with Vandana Shiva, ecologist and women’s rights activist, Right Livelihood Award laureate
with Immanuel Wallerstein, Senior Research Scholar at Yale University, USA; co-founder of the World-Systems Theory, President of the International Sociological Association from 1994-1998
Leonidas Vatikiotis: Greek Journalist, Author, teaches political Economy at Varna Free University of Cyprus
Eric Toussaint: Committee for the Cancellation of Third World Debts (CADTM), Brussels
John Hilary: War on Want, London
Heiner Flassbeck: Senior Economist at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva
Vandana Shiva, Civil Rights Activist and Ecologist, India, Right Livelihood Award laureate
Tim Jackson, Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey, England. Author of the book "Prosperity without Growth"
with Pat Mooney, Right Livelihood Award laureate and director of the „Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration“ (ETC), Canada
Samir Amin (Third World Forum, Kairo/Dakar)
Michel Chossudovsky (Author of "Globalization of Poverty", Research Centre on Globalization, Kanada)
Mamdouh Habashi (International Forum for Alternatives, Cairo)
Nnimmo Bassey (Chair of Friends of the Earth International, Nigeria, and Right Livelihood Award laureate)
Wangui Mbatia (People's Parliament, Nairobi)
Eric Toussaint (Commitee for the Cancellation of Third World Debts, CADTM, Belgium)
Immanuel Wallerstein (Yale University, USA)
Evelyn Bahn (Inkota Network)
Ibrahim Coulibaly (La Via Campesina / Coordination Nationale des Organisations Paysannes du Mail)
Nicola Bullard (Focus on the Global South, Bangkok)
Samir Amin (Third World Forum, Dakar)
Nnimmo Bassey (Chair of Friends of the Earth International, Nigeria, Right Livelihood Award laureate)
Nicola Bullard (Focus on the Global South, Thailand)
Susan George (Transnational Institute/Attac France)
Wangui Mbatia (People's Parliament, Kenia)
Pat Mooney (ETC Group, Canada, Right Livelihood Award laureate)
Jai Sen (CACIM, Indien)
Immanuel Wallerstein (Yale University, USA)
Chico Whitacker (co-founder of the WSF, Brazil, Right Livelihood Award laureate) and many others
with Noam Chomsky, Professor of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge/USA, and political Activist