Notes on Contributors

Babak Amini is a sociology student at York University, Toronto. He immigrated to Canada from Iran at the age of 19, finished his Engineering degree at the University of British Columbia, and worked for a number of companies such as General Electric and TRIUMF before moving to Toronto. Having been brought up in a politically engaged family, he has always maintained his engagement with social and labor movements. <>

Ricardo Antunes is Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences at UNICAMP (State University at Campinas, São Paulo). He was Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex (UK) and is a researcher at the CNPq (National Council for Scientific Research) in Brazil. His most recent book is The Meanings of Work (2013). <>

Patrick Bond was born in Northern Ireland, raised in Alabama, and educated at Swarthmore College, the Wharton School, and Johns Hopkins where his PhD on Zimbabwe's economic geography was supervised by David Harvey. His early anti-apartheid internationalism was developed by the late poet Dennis Brutus, Toronto-based scholar-activist John Saul, and former Durban marxist community organizer (now neoliberal South African finance minister) Pravin Gordhan. Since 1989 he has lived in Harare, Johannesburg and Durban, and he currently directs the Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal: <>

George C. Comninel is Associate Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto. He has written on the French Revolution, the transition from feudalism to capitalism, the relationship between history and Marxism, and the continuity between Marx's early writings on human emancipation and his mature critique of political economy. He is currently writing a book on the history of European class societies between the end of Rome and the origin of capitalism. <>

Tony Daley has been a Research Economist with the Communications Workers of America since 2001 and coordinator of the T-Mobile campaign since 2009. He has taught at Wesleyan University, Connecticut College, and the National Labor College. He is the author of Steel, State, and Labor: Labor and Adjustment in France (1996); co-author of Brave New World of European Labor (1999); and editor of The Mitterrand Era (1996) and of a special issue of International Journal of Political Economy (1992-93) on "Labor Unions, Left Parties, and the New Europe." <>

Bill Fletcher, Jr. is a racial justice, labor and international activist and writer. He is a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, former president of TransAfrica Forum, co-author (with Fernando Gapasin) of Solidarity Divided, and author of “They’re Bankrupting Us” – And Twenty Other Myths about Unions. Follow him on Facebook and at <>

Michael Löwy is Research Director emeritus at the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) in Paris. His books and articles have been translated into twenty-nine languages. Among his main publications are Georg Lukács: From Romanticism to Bolshevism (1981) and Fire Alarm: Reading Walter Benjamin’s ‘On the Concept of History’ (2005). <>

Marcello Musto teaches Sociological Theory at York University, Toronto. His books, articles and chapters have been published in sixteen languages. Among his edited and co-authored volumes are Karl Marx’s ‘Grundrisse’ (2008), Marx for Today (2012), and Workers Unite! The International 150 Years Later (2014). <>

Michael Joseph Roberto teaches contemporary world history at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, NC, and is a longstanding participant in the political life of the city. His article on cooperative ownership in Greensboro appeared in Monthly Review (May 2014). He is currently working on a book about fascism in the US during the interwar period.  <>

Victor Wallis, managing editor of Socialism and Democracy, teaches in the Liberal Arts department at the Berklee College of Music, Boston. His recent publications include “Workers’ Control and Revolution,” in Ours to Master and to Own: Workers’ Control from the Commune to the Present (2011), and “Song and Vision in the US Labor Movement,” in Sounds of Resistance: The Role of Music in Multicultural Activism (2013). <>