The International Journal of INCLUSIVE DEMOCRACY, Vol. 2, No. 2 (January 2006)



Tom Crumpacker is a retired lawyer and political activist and essay writer living in Austin and Havana. In the past, he practiced law in Colorado for 35 years, mostly trials and appeals, and he worked on several US political campaigns. He has a BA from Yale, an LL.B from Michigan, and an MA in Latin American Studies from Georgetown. 

Takis Fotopoulos is a writer, editor of Society & Nature/Democracy and Nature/The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy; he is also a columnist for the Athens Daily Eleftherotypia. He was previously (1969–1989) Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of North London. He is the author of Towards An Inclusive Democracy (London & New York: Cassell, 1997) which has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Italian and Greek. He is also the author of numerous books in Greek on development, the Gulf war, the neo-liberal consensus, the New World Order, the drug culture, the New Order in the Balkans, the new irrationalism, globalisation and the left, the war against ‘terrorism’, Chomsky and Albert, and the present multi-dimensional crisis. He is also the author of  over 500 articles in English, American, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Chinese, Turkish, Arab and Greek theoretical journals, magazines and newspapers.(see Takis Fotopoulos' Archive).  His latest book is The Multidimensional Crisis and Inclusive Democracy, published by the International Journal of Inclusive Democracy, (2005).

Mary Garden graduated from Waikato University with a B.Ed and Hamilton Teachers College with a Dip. Teaching. In 1973 she abandoned post-graduate studies to seek ‘spiritual enlightenment’ in India where she became entangled with various gurus. She escaped in 1980, and settled in Brisbane, Australia. She spent some years living in two eco-villages (Crystal Waters and Kookaburra Park) but now lives on 6 acres of mainly rainforest in Southeast Queensland. Her book The Serpent Rising: a journey of spiritual seduction – a memoir based on her experiences in India – was published in 1988. A second edition was published in 2003 (Sid Harta, Melbourne). She has written on a range of issues and her articles have been published in newspapers and magazines worldwide. Presently she is working on a biography on her father, Oscar Garden, one of the early long-distance pioneer aviators. 

Teo Velissaris is the editor of the Greek political magazine “Inclusive Democracy” (Periektiki Dimokratia) and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Inclusive Democracy. He graduated from Aristotle Thessalonica University with a degree in economics and he is currently a postgraduate student of philosophy at the same university. His research field is on Kant’s theory of values and Hegel’s critique of it. He has published articles on globalization, the anarchist movement, the Olympic Games and he has translated into Greek texts by Takis Fotopoulos and Murray Bookchin.