CHALMERS JOHNSON is president of the Japan Policy Research Institute, a non-profit research and public affairs organization devoted to public education concerning Japan and international relations in the Pacific. He taught for thirty years, 1962-1992, at the Berkeley and San Diego campuses of the University of California and held endowed chairs in Asian politics at both of them. He is a fierce critic of American imperialism as a new form of global empire and has written numerous books including, most recently, three examinations of the consequences of American Empire: "Blowback", "The Sorrows of Empire", and "Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic". "Blowback" won the 2001 American Book Award of the Before Columbus Foundation.
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If you are interested in hearing more from Chalmers Johnson, check out the one hour interview available on DVD in Cinema Libre Studio's Speaking Freely series also being aired on FreeSpeech TV.
SERGE LATOUCHE is an emeritus professor at the University of Paris-Orsay, one of the historical contributors to the magazine MAUSS and the director of research for the Group in Anthropology, Epistemology, and Economy of Poverty (GRAEEP). He is also the founder of the non-profit organization, La ligne d'horizon, and is a specialist of the economic relationship between North and South. He has developed a critical theory which denounces "economism" and the notion of durable development which he considers a fraud. He is the leading His main books include: "The Other Africa: Between Aid and Market", "The Occidentalization of the World", "To Survive Development", "The Invention of Economy", and "The Gamble of De-growth".
ALVARO GARCIA LINERA - A former guerilla and intellectual, Linera became the Vice President of Bolivia in the 2005 election that nominated Evo Morales as the first indigenous president.
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JOHN PERKINS - John Perkins's classic exposé, "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man", spent over 70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and is published in more than 30 languages. His follow-up, "The Secret History of the American Empire", provides a plan for creating a sustainable, just, and peaceful world. He is the author of "Shapeshifting", "The World Is As You Dream It", and other books on indigenous cultures and personal transformation; is a founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, nonprofit organizations devoted to establishing a world our children will want to inherit; and has lectured at universities in many countries.
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If you are interested in hearing more from John Perkins, check out the one hour interview available on DVD in Cinema Libre Studio's Speaking Freely series also being aired on FreeSpeech TV.