author of "When Corporations Rule the World". He is the co-founder of Positive Futures Network, and publisher of the magazine YES! A Journal of Positive Futures. His most recent book is titled "The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community."
In the wake of the campaign finance abuse hearings taking place in Washington, more than 150 activists from all across the country gathered in Raleigh, North Carolina, this weekend to talk about the need for what they call Clean Money Campaign Reform: the public financing of local, state and federal elections.
• Randy Kehler, a long-time activist and war tax resister who spent two years in jail resisting the Vietnam War. Presently, he is a consultant to Public Campaign, a group started this year to push for public financing of election campaigns.