William J. Kelly has written for L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Alternet, and California Journal. He was chief spokesman for more than thirteen years of South Coast Air Quality Management District, the smog control agency for greater Los Angeles. He is the author of Home Safe Home, and senior correspondent for California Energy Circuit.
After forty years of activism, politics and writing, Tom Hayden is still a leading voice for ending the war in Iraq, erasing sweatshops, saving the environment, and reforming politics through greater citizen participation. He has written eyewitness accounts for The Nation, where he serves on the editorial board, about the global justice movements in Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Chiapas, and India. He is currently writing and advocating for US Congressional hearings on exiting Iraq. This year he drafted and lobbied successfully for Los Angeles and San Francisco ordinances to end all taxpayer subsidies for sweatshops. He is the author or editor of thirteen books, including most recently, Reunion (re-issued as Rebel), The Lost Gospel of the Earth, Irish on the Inside, Street Wars, and The Port Huron Statement. He recently has taught at Pitzer College, Occidental College, and Harvard's Institute of Politics.