The International Journal of INCLUSIVE DEMOCRACY, Vol. 2, No. 3 (June 2006)



Steven Best is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas, El Paso. He is the co-author with Douglas Kellner of Postmodern Theory: Critical Interrogations, The Postmodern Turn, and The Postmodern Adventure, as well as author of The Politics of Historical Vision and Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? Reflections on the Liberatio of Animals. His latest book, co-edited with Anthony J. Nocella II, is Igniting a Revolution: Voices in Defense of the Earth.

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.

John Sargis taught secondary school biology in Paterson, New Jersey for twenty-six years. He used to be a union leader and  is a political activist and organizer, as well as  a member of an Inclusive Democracy cell in Paterson.

Ted Trainer is a lecturer in the School of Social Work, University of New South Wales. His main interests have been global problems, sustainability issues, radical critiques of the economy, alternative social forms and the transition to them.  He has written numerous books and articles on these topics, including Abandon Affluence, London, Zed, 1985, The Conserver Society; Alternatives for Sustainability (London: Zed, 1995), and Saving the Environment; What It Will Take (Sydney: University of N.S.W Press, 1998). He is also developing Pigface Point, an alternative lifestyle educational site near Sydney, and a website.