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-Noam Chomsky, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of more than 100 books on linguistics and politics
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-Norman Solomon, founder, Institute for Public Accuracy
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-Nomi Prins, Author of All the Presidents’ Bankers
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-Lewis Gordon, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Temple University, founder of the Center for Afro-Jewish Studies
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-Cynthia Boaz, Vice President of the Metta Center for Nonviolence Education and assistant professor at Sonoma State University