The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Diarmaid McDonald has worked on access to medicines issues for many years, focused on global HIV. "Over recent years I've become increasingly interested in the impact of the pharmaceutical industry on the NHS. I got Just Treatment started and I'm now working with Wiz and our leader group to build support for a total rethink in how we develop and sell medicines. I believe these changes are essential to the future of the NHS as we know it.”

Helaine Olen is a contributor to Post Opinions and the author of "Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry" and co-author of "The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated." Her work has appeared in Slate, the Nation, the New York Times, the Atlantic and many other publications. She serves on the advisory board of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and lives in New York City with her husband, sons and poodle daughter.

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Kate Aronoff is a fellow at the Type Media Center and a contributing writer to the Intercept. 

Gavin Bade is a Senior Reporter for Utility Dive

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Medea Benjamin is cofounder of human rights group Global Exchange and peace group CODEPINK.and author, “Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran”

Sonya E Meyerson-Knox is the Media Program Manager for Jewish Voice for Peace

Sonya recently returned from 16 years in Beirut, where she worked as a journalist and in international development with the UN and with Palestinian grassroots organizations. She has written extensively on young women's lives in Palestinian refugee camps and on Arab adolescent health, co-founded Indymedia Beirut and was an editor on Sawt al Niswa, a network of feminist writers, activists and artists in the Middle East. Proudly raised in an interfaith household, Sonya remains astounded at the growing transformation of the Jewish community and is thrilled to get to work daily towards justice in Palestine.

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Professor Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York.
Professor Wolff is also Host of the program “Economic Update” on Free Speech TV, which airs Tuesdays from 8 to 9pmET, and Founder of

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Ryan Grim is an author, Washington bureau chief for The Intercept., and a political commentator for The Young Turks. Keep an eye out for Ryan's upcoming book, We've Got People: The Rise of a New Force in American Politics from Strong Arm Press. 

Johanna is a Research Associate for the Democracy Collaborative. Her research focuses on transitioning from the extractive, fossil fuel economy and building towards resilient and equitable communities based on energy democracy.

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Matt Taibbi is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and winner of the 2008 National Magazine Award for columns and commentary. His most recent book is ‘I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street,’ about the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police. He’s also the author of the New York Times bestsellers 'Insane Clown President,' 'The Divide,' 'Griftopia,' and 'The Great Derangement.' His latest is “Hate Inc” at


Jocelyn Macurdy Keats is an Correspondent, covering Congress, activism and national affairs from Washington, D.C. 

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Max Blumenthal is Editor The Grayzone Project & Author of the forthcoming book “The Management of Savagery” at VersoBooks

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Sarah Jaffe is a fellow at Type Media Center and the author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt (Nation Books).

Eric Blanc writes on labor movements past and present. Formerly a high school teacher in the Bay Area, he is a doctoral student in the sociology department at New York University.

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Monica Jahan Bose “Monica Jahan Bose is a Bangladeshi-American artist, lawyer, and activist. Her work includes painting, drawing, printmaking, installation, sculpture, and performance, as well as advocacy on women’s issues and the environment. Born in Britain, she has also lived in Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Japan, and France, and the US. Her heritage is both Hindu (father’s side) and Muslim (mother’s side). She studied art at Wesleyan University and Santiniketan, India and has a law degree from Columbia University. She has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums in the US and internationally, including in Bangladesh, France, Japan and India. She now lives and works in Washington DC, spending part of the year working in Bangladesh. She serves on the board of Samhati, a US-based Bangladeshi women’s organization that creates small projects focused on ecology and literacy to empower poor women in Bangladesh. She is also on the board of the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective.”


Daniel Marans is a Politics Reporter for HuffPost

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Heidi Shierholz leads EPI’s policy team, which monitors wage and employment policies coming out of Congress and the administration and advances a worker-first policy agenda. Throughout her career, Shierholz has educated policymakers, journalists, and the public about the effects of economic policies on low- and middle-income families. Her research and insights on labor and employment policy, the effects of automation on the labor market, wage stagnation, inequality, and many other topics routinely shape policy proposals and inform economic news coverage. Her work has been cited in many broadcast, radio, print, and online news outlets, including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and HuffPost. 

Former Director of Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), widely recognized as Canada’s leading progressive think tank, started a yearlong Fellowship funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario. His work will focus on public disasters and associated regulatory failure. Specifically, he will further his study of the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster of July 6, 2013. Along with teaching and research, it is anticipated that HRREC will host a photographic exhibition in fall 2016 inspired by this event. This initiative resulted from a partnership between the Common Law and Droit Civil Sections at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law and HRREC.
He’s author of: “The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster Public Betrayal, Justice Denied”


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