Bob Avakian is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. For more on Bob Avakian and his works, go to revcom.us
Silvia Federici is a feminist activist, writer, and a teacher. In 1972 she was one of the co-founders of the International Feminist Collective, the organization that launched the international campaign for Wages For Housework (WFH). In the 1990s, after a period of teaching and research in Nigeria, she was active in the anti-globalization movement and the U.S. anti-death penalty movement. She is one of the co-founders of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa, an organization dedicated to generating support for the struggles of students and teachers in Africa against the structural adjustment of African economies and educational systems. From 1987 to 2005 she taught international studies, women studies, and political philosophy courses at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. All through these years she has written books and essays on philosophy and feminist theory, women’s history, education and culture, and more recently the worldwide struggle against capitalist globalization and for a feminist reconstruction of the commons.
Harry Cleaver: Teaches Marxism and Marxist Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Texas. In recent years he has written extensively on and around the Zapatista Movement. His Reading Capital Politically has, since its publication, been one of the most influential texts of Autonomist Marxism. Before the current Indian edition it has already appeared in a Mexican, a Korean and a Turkish edition.
William Paul: a British Marxist, was born in 1884. He was a joint editor of the Socialist Labour Party’s journal, The Socialist, and was a prominent Marxist lecturer and theoretician of the Party. The State: its origin and functions was published as a result of Paul’s social science classes in Derby from 1917-18. This work independently reaches conclusions quite similar to Lenin’s works on the Marxist theorisation of the state, especially The State and Revolution. William Paul went on to become a founding member of the Communist Party in Great Britain. He was editor of the Communist Review, the CPGB theoretical journal from 1921-3.