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The following scholars, writers, and editors are available to members of the media to talk about their work in this area. Following is information about their background, special interests, and preferred manner of contact. Listed email addresses should be copied into an email client, replacing "at" with "@".

John Atlas
Atlas, a longtime public interest lawyer, writer, and organizer, is a founder and current president of the National Housing Institute, which publishes Shelterforce. His work has appeared in numerous publications including The Huffington Post, the Star Ledger, the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Tikkun, the Nation, Dissent, the New Jersey Reporter, and Social Policy.

Email: jatlas4 at
Phone: 973-746-6239 or 973-943-0987

Robert Fisher
Fisher is Professor of Community Organizing, School of Social Work, University of Connecticut. In addition to editing The People Shall Rule, he is author, co-author, or editor of five other books. 

Email: Robert.Fisher at
Phone: 860-570-9282

Terese Lawinski
Author of Living on the Edge in Suburbia, Lawinski is an anthropologist interested in issues related to poverty, women, families, and social equality.

Email: lawinski at
Phone: 914-954-6862

R.T. Naylor
Professor of economics at McGill University, R.T. Naylor's research concerns international black markets, smuggling (particularly of arms, drugs, wildlife, and art-works), money laundering, environmental crime, and, more recently "terrorist financing." He consults for and lectures to government agencies involved in tax and criminal justice enforcement issues, and to forensic accounting firms involved in investigating financial fraud. His published work appears regularly in, among other journals, Crime, Law and Social Change, of which he is a senior editor. He is the author of ten books of which the best known are: Hot Money and the Politics of Debt; Economic Warfare: Sanctions, Embargo Busting and State-Sponsored Crime; Wages of Crime: Black Markets, Illegal Finance and the Underworld Economy; Satanic Purses: Money, Myth and Misinformation in the War on Terror; and, most recently, Crass Struggle: Greed, Glitz, and Gluttony in a Wanna-Have World.

Publicist: Jacqui David, (514) 398.2555, jacqueline.davis at

Michael Zweig
Zweig is a professor of economics and director of the Center for Study of Working Class Life at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he has received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is active in his union, United University Professions (AFT Local 2190), representing 35,000 faculty and professional staff throughout SUNY and has been elected to two terms on its state executive board. His earlier books include What's Class Got to Do with It?: American Society in the Twenty-first Century; Religion and Economic Justice; and The Idea of a World University.

Publicist: Jonathan Hall, jlh98 at, 607-277-2338 x252

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