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Alex S. Vitale is Professor of Sociology and coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College. He has spent the last 25 years writing about policing and consults both police departments and human rights organizations internationally. He also serves on the New York State Advisory Committee of the US Commission on Civil Rights. He is also a frequent essayist, whose writings have appeared in the NY Daily News, NY Times, The Nation, USA Today, Jacobin, Vice News, and The New Inquiry.
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Roberta Benefiel 2017: The Fight for Indigenous Water Rights in Labrador

Fred Magdoff 2017: Creating an Ecological Society: Toward a Revolutionary Transformation

Les Leopold 2017:  Runaway Inequality

Ronan Burtenshaw 2017: The Red and the Green: the Struggle for Ireland’s Workers’ Republic 100 Years On

Steve Early 2017: Remaking an American City

Peter Frase 2016 : Four Futures

Joel Kovel 2016: The Future of Israel

Arnold August 2016: “Elections and Democracy in Cuba”

Sarah Jaffe 2016: “Necessary Trouble, American’s in Revolt”

Jill Stein, Bhaskar Sunkara and Ashley Smith 2016: After the Primaries, What’s Next for the Left?

Carol Barton 2016: Women and the Refugee Crisis

Doug Henwood 2016: The Problem with Hillary

Kristian Braekkan 2015: Scandinavian Socialism: Myth and Reality

Ted Rall 2015: Politics and Press Freedom

Bhaskar Sunkara 2015: Building a Major Radical Alternative in Today’s Media

Steve Ellner 2015: Challenges in Post-Chavez Venezuela

Brian Jones 2015: The Fight for Public Education: Race, Class, and Privatization

Vijay Prashad 2014: The War Against the Planet

Stephanie Luce 2014 : The Fight for a Living Wage and a $15 minimum

Steve Early 2014 :  Save Our Unions

Mat Callahan 2014 : The Songs of James Connolly

Barbara Garson 2013: Down the Up Escalator

Sean Sweeney and Howie Hawkins 2013  : Democratize the Energy Sector

Marcela Olivera 2013: The Fight for Water Justice in Latin America

Jeff Perry 2013 : The Invention of the White Race

Fred Magdoff 2013 : Depletion of the Earth’s Resources: What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism

John Halle 2013 : Politics, Protest and Music

Jane Guskin 2013 : The Politics of Immigration

Mark Dudzic 2012 : Labor Party? Not Yet

Steve Ellner 2012 : Venezuela’s Presidential Election: What Does It Mean for Latin America and the US?

Vijay Prashad 2012 : On the Situation in the Middle East : Arab Spring and Libyan Winter

Judy Sheridan Gonzalez 2012 : The Battle to Transform Our Unions

Tiecoura Traore 2012 :  The Struggle for Economic Justice in Africa

Steve Early 2011 : On Labor’s Civil Wars

Margaret Flowers 2011 : On Health Care Injustice