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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”
— Margaret Mead [1901-78]
         Martin Luther King, Jr. in his office, with photo of Mahatma Gandhi on the wall          quotations

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Working Minds Philosophy's Progressivism Page

The 2007 Scientific American Magazine 50 Awards
The 2006 Scientific American Magazine 50 Awards
The 2005 Scientific American Magazine 50 Awards
The 2004 Scientific American Magazine 50 Awards
The 2003 Scientific American Magazine 50 Awards
The First Scientific American Magazine 50 Awards [2002]


"You are either part of the solution, or you are part of the problem."
— Eldridge Cleaver [1935-98]

"Be the change [that] you want to see in the world."
Mahatma Gandhi [1869-1948]

"Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced."
— James Baldwin [1924-87]

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
— Theodore Roosevelt [1858-1919]


Wisdom for a Livable Planet  "Wisdom For A Livable Planet: The Visionary Work of Terri Swearingen, Dave Foreman, Wes Jackson, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Werner Fornos, Herman Daly, Stephen Schneider & David Orr" [2005] by Carl N. McDaniel
Trinity Univ Press 9x6 pb [2/2005] for $12.21
Trinity Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [2/2005] for $26.40
Feminists Who Changed America  "Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975" [2006]
Edited by Barbara J. Love

Univ IL Press 11¼x8¾ hardcover [9/2006] for $80.00
book & Region 2 DVD cover for 'Genius of Britain' BBC4 mini-series  "Genius of Britain: The Scientists Who Changed The World"
[I.W.C./BBC4-TV May 2010]

The five main subjects are: David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins, James Dyson, Stephen Hawking, and Robert Winston; other participants include Jim Al-Khalili, Kathy Sykes, Olivia Judson, Paul Nurse, Francis Crick, Fred Hoyle, James Watson, Jonathan Rudd & Christopher Sykes; DVD includes bonus disk with 90-minute Steven Hawking program • series credits at IMDb
Acorn Media widescreen color DVD [5/2011] 3 disks for $34.49
watch each episode online at YouTube & DailyMotion:
episode 1 [47:55] • episode 2 [5 parts] • episode 3 [48:23] • episode 4 [47:31] • episode 5 [46:31]
book by Robert Uhrig 'based on the TV series'
HarperCollins, UK 9½x6 hardcover [5/2010] out of print/40+ used
American Story / Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things book by Bob Dotson  
"American Story: A Lifetime Search For Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things" [2013] by {TV journalist} Bob Dotson
Kindle Edition from Viking/Penguin [3/2013] for $12.99
Viking Adult 9¼x6¼ hardcover [3/2013] for $17.08
author homepage at "The Today Show"
Global Chorus 365 Voices book edited by Todd MacLean  "Global Chorus: 365 Voices On The Future of The Planet" [2014]
Edited by Todd MacLean

Short inspirational texts from 365 people who have something passionate and insightful to say about humanity's place on Earth; most are completely original, with some coming from public speeches or previously published sources; contributors include Maya Angelou, Bruce Cockburn, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Lama Surya Das, Jane Goodall, Mikhail Gorbachev, Temple Grandin, Paul Hawken, Stephen W. Hawking, Nelson Mandela, Elizabeth May, Farley Mowat, Jamie Oliver, Dan Pallotta, John Ralston Saul, Les Stroud, David Suzuki, Justin Trudeau, Archbishop Desmond Tutu & Edward O. Wilson
Kindle Edition from Rocky Mountain Books [10/2014] for $9.99
Rocky Mountain Books pb [revised 10/2015] for $25.00
Rocky Mountain Books 7¾x7¾ pb [10/2014] for $22.39

Rad American Women A-Z book by Kate Schatz & Miriam Klein Stahl  "Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!" [ages 8-16; 2015] by Kate Schatz, Illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl
City Lights/Sister Spit 9x7¼ hardcover [3/2015] for $11.81
26 women who "didn't keep their heads or voices down", including Angela Davis, Billie Jean King, Carol Burnett, Dolores Huerta, the Grimke Sisters, Hazel Scott, Isadora Duncan, Jovita Idar, Kate Bornstein, Lucy Parsons, Maya Lin, Nellie Bly, Odetta, Patti Smith, Rachel Carson, Sonia Sotomayor, Temple Grandin, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Zora Neale Hurston

Headstrong Women Who Changed Science book by Rachel Swaby  "Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science - and The World" [2015]
by Rachel Swaby

The women in medicine, biology, behavior, physics, math, and invention that are cited herein are mostly obscure - which is the point - except for Rachel Carson, Ιmilie du Chβtalet, Irθne Joliot-Curie, Grace Murray Hopper, Hedy Lamarr, Ada Lovelace, Florence Nightingale, and astronaut Sally Ride
Kindle Edition from Broadway Books/Random House [4/2015] for $9.99
Broadway Books 8x5¼ pb [4/2015] for $11.68


eco-activist Edward Abbey [1927-89] Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Online Western Bookstore

Edward Abbey Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website


artist & dissident Ai Weiwei of China
official website • Wikipedia

"Ai Weiwei: Without Fear or Favour" [BBC-2 aired Nov 2010]
Ai Weiwei: Without Fear or Favour docufilm  51-minute episode of BBC-2's "Imagine" program, broadcast while
artist Ai Weiwei was in jail in China.

Produced & directed by Matthew Springford; DVD/Blu-ray not available
credits at IMDb • B.B.C. official movie page
watch [50:58] free online at YouTube

"Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" documentary film
[Sundance Selects USA July 2012]
Ai Weiwei Never Sorry documentary film  English-language and Mandarin with subtitles; interviews and gallery showings
and lots of Chinese police on film.
Written & directed by Alison Klayman;
won Special Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival
M.P.I. Home Video widescreen color Blu-ray [12/2012] for $24.99
M.P.I. Home Video widescreen color DVD [12/2012] for $12.99
full credits at IMDb • official movie site
watch 6/2012 trailer [3:51] at IMDb


Ashoka International [est. 1981]
a global community of social entrepreneurs


Rev. William Barber II of North Carolina
president of the NAACP's North Carolina state chapter since 2006
leads Moral Mondays protests (when NC legislature is in session)
leader of the Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) People’s Assembly Coalition [est. 12/2006] in Raleigh, North Carolina
spoke at the New Populism Conference in May 2014
official website • Wikipedia

"Preaching Through Unexpected Pain" [self-published book]

"Forward Together: A Moral Message For The Nation" [Chalice Press 10/2014]
ISBN 0827244940 and 978-0827244948


netrepreneur Stewart Brand [b. 1938]
founder & editor of the Whole Earth Catalog [1968-98, now online]; co-founder of The WELL [est. 1985],
the Global Business Network [est. 1987], and the Long Now Foundation [est. 1996]
browse books • official homepage • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

"From Counterculture To Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, The Whole Earth Network, and The Rise of Digital Utopianism" [9/2006] by Fred Turner
http://www.amazon.com/Counterculture-Cyberculture-Stewart-Network-Utopianism-ebook/dp/B004BKJVYG/
http://www.amazon.com/Counterculture-Cyberculture-Stewart-Network-Utopianism/dp/0226817423/
http://www.amazon.com/Counterculture-Cyberculture-Stewart-Network-Utopianism/dp/0226817415/

http://www.amazon.com/Whole-Earth-Discipline-Transgenic-Geoengineering-ebook/dp/B0044KLPJC/
http://www.amazon.com/How-Buildings-Learn-Happens-Theyre/dp/0140139966/

"Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto" [10/2009] by Stewart Brand
http://www.amazon.com/Whole-Earth-Discipline-RestoredWildlands-Geoengineering/dp/0143118285/
http://www.amazon.com/Whole-Earth-Discipline-Ecopragmatist-Manifesto/dp/0670021210/


eco-activist Erin Pattee Brown Brockovich Ellis
official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
P.B.S. 'Makers Profiles' short videos of Erin Brockovich

"Erin Brockovich" feature film [2000] /tt0195685/ starring Julia Roberts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erin_Brockovich_(film)

"Take It From Me: Life's A Struggle But You Can Win" book [2001] by Erin Brockovich & Marc Eliot
"Rock Bottom" novel [3/2011] by Erin Brockovich, with C.J. Lyons

Last Call At The Oasis docufilm by Jessica Yu"Last Call At The Oasis" documentary [Participant Media / A.T.O. May 2012]
Illuminates the vital role that water plays in our lives, exposing the defects in the current system and depicting communities already struggling with its ill-effects. Co-produced, written & directed by Jessica Yu; featuring Jay Famiglietti, Peter H. Gleick, Tyrone Hayes, Alex Prud’homme, Robert Glennon & eco-activist Erin Brockovich-Ellis
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • official trailer {Quicktime}


Lester R. Brown
founder & president of the Earth Policy Institute

Plan B: Rescuing A Planet Under Stress book by Lester R. Brown  "Plan B: Rescuing A Planet Under Stress and A Civilization
In Trouble" [2003]

W.W. Norton 8½x5¼ pb [9/2003] for $10.85
W.W. Norton 8½x5½ hardcover [9/2003] for $27.95
Plan B 2.0  "Plan B 2.0: Rescuing A Planet Under Stress & A Civilization
In Trouble" [2006]

W.W. Norton 9x6 pb [1/2006] out of print/used
W.W. Norton 9½x6½ hardcover [1/2006] out of print/used
Plan B 3.0 Mobilizing To Save Civilization book by Lester R. Brown  "Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing To Save Civilization" [2008]
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [2008 edition] for $9.32
W.W. Norton 9x6 pb [1/2008] for $11.53
W.W. Norton 9¼x6½ hardcover [1/2008] out of print/used
Plan B 4.0 by Lester R. Brown  "Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing To Save Civilization" [2009]
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [10/2009] for $9.32
W.W. Norton 9x6 pb [10/2009] for $11.53
W.W. Norton 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2009] for $19.77


anti-nuclear activist Helen Caldicott, MD
official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
Dr. Caldicott press conference after 2011 disaster in Fukushima, Japan

"Eight Minutes To Midnight" [1981]

New Nuclear Danger  "The New Nuclear Danger: George W. Bush's Military-Industrial Complex" [2002, rev 2004] by Dr. Helen Caldicott
New Press 8¼x5½ pb [4/2004] for $17.95
New Press 8¼x6¼ pb [4/2002] out of print/many used


eco-activist Rachel Carson [1907-64] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore


labor leader Cesar E. Chavez [1927-93] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore


actress Geena Davis
explore videos/DVDs • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Women's Sports Foundation - 'Geena Takes Aim' Project
See Jane: improving gender portrayals in children's media
BF's unofficial Geena Davis fansite


sports activist Donna De Varona (Pinto)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donna_de_Varona
DAMAR Productions [est. 1983] in Greenwich, CT
P.B.S. 'Makers Profiles' short videos of Donna De Varona


W. Edwards Deming [1900-93] Page
at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore


Dr. Wayne W. Dyer [1940-2015]
browse all books & audio at Amazon
official Wayne Dyer website
Wayne Dyer entry at Wikipedia
Wayne Dyer credits at Internet Movie Database

Ambition To Meaning 2009 video from Wayne Dyer  "Ambition To Meaning: Finding Your Life’s Purpose" [Lyceum/Hay House 2009]
Directed by Michael Goorjian; hosted by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer; with Michael DeLuise, Portia de Rossi, Ed Kerr & Shannon Sturges (2-hour docudrama plus extras on second disk)
Hay House Deluxe Edition color DVD [1/2009] 180 minutes on 2 disks - out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
The Shift 2009 video from Wayne Dyer   "The Shift" revised version of "Ambition To Meaning" [Lyceum/Hay House 2009]
Directed by Michael Goorjian; hosted by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer; with Michael DeLuise, Portia de Rossi, Ed Kerr & Shannon Sturges
Hay House Expanded Version color DVD [5/2009] 300 minutes on 2 disks for $23.99
Hay House color DVD [5/2009] 120 minutes for $15.99
Hay House color DVD [5/2009] for $17.99
Hay House soundtrack CD [5/2009] 13 tracks for $13.50
not listed on IMDb

Wayne Dyer video programs: browse VHS • browse DVD

Wayne Dyer Audio/CD Collections
2004: Hay House audio [1/2004] 3 books for $20.37
2002: Hay House UNABR audio CD [8/2002] 4 disks for $16.77
2002: Hay House ABR audio [8/2002] 4 tapes for $16.77


Peter Eisenberger
Distinguished Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Columbia University; set up company Global Thermostat [est. 2006] to extract CO2 directly from
the atmosphere; got seed money from Edgar Bronfman, Jr. (CEO of Warner Music Group); the next phase involves using CO2 to feed algae that churn out biofuel.


Working Minds Philosophy website's
Werner Erhard Page


educator Jaime Escalante [1930-2010]

Stand & Deliver  "Stand  &  Deliver" [American Playhouse/Warner Bros. 1988]
The true story of Jaime Escalante, a math teacher who came to a gang-filled Los Angeles high school and inspired 18 students to take – and pass – the advanced placement calculus test, in the process teaching them pride in themselves and control of their own futures. Directed by Ramσn Menιndez; starring Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Andy Garcia & Rosanna DeSoto; Oscar nomination for Best Actor [EJO], won 6 Independent Spirit Awards
Warner color DVD [10/98] for $13.48
Warner color VHS [9/93] out of stock/used
Warner color VHS w/Spanish subtitles [9/93] out of stock/used
Varese soundtrack CD [12/97] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb


Alexander Everett [1921-2005]
founded the experiential human potential training organization Mind Dynamics [1968-73]
founded the personal development program Inward Bound [1977-2000]
wrote the motivational books "The Genius Within You" [1991] and "Inward Bound" [1998]
entry at Wikipedia


agronomist Edward H. Faulkner [1886-1964] of Ohio
Agronomist Faulkner was a controversial figure in his time but is now regarded as a pioneer of no-till and soil conservation practices.
browse books • no author entry at Wikipedia

Plowman's Folly book by Edward H. Faulkner  "Plowman's Folly" [1943 bestseller] by Edward H. Faulkner
Kindle Edition from Univ Oklahoma Press [1/2015] for $10.49
Univ Oklahoma Press 8x5 pb [2/2012] for $16.95
Grosset & Dunlap 7½x5¼ hardcover [7/1943] out of print/used
excerpt of first 70 pages, on the SeedZen webblog - .PDF file
"Uneasy Money" [1946] by Edward H. Faulkner
Univ Oklahoma Press 7¾x5½ hardcover [1946] out of print/used

A Second Look book by Edward H. Faulkner  "A Second Look" [1947] by Edward H. Faulkner
a greatly expanded version of his soil conservation theories as published
in "Plowman's Folly" in 1943
Univ Oklahoma Press 9x6 hardcover [1947] out of print/used
'Plowman's Folly' and 'A Second Look' double book by Edward H. Faulkner  "Plowman's Folly" and "A Second Look" [1987]
by Edward H. Faulkner

211 pages, with Foreword by Paul B. Sears
Kindle Edition from Island Press [3/2013] for $13.99
Island Press Conservation Classics 8¾x5½ pb [12/87] out of print/used
Island Press Conservation Classics 8¾x5¾ hardcover [12/87] out of print/used
Soil Development book by Edward H. Faulkner   "Soil Development" [1952] by Edward H. Faulkner
Univ Oklahoma Press 8x5½ hardcover [1957] out of print/used
Univ Oklahoma Press 8x5½ hardcover [1952] out of print/used
Soil Restoration book by Edward H. Faulkner   "Soil Restoration" [1953] by Edward H. Faulkner,
Foreword by S. Graham Brade-Birks, MSc, Wye College Kent

hardcover [1953] out of print/scarce


Special Prosecutor Patrick 'Bulldog' Fitzgerald


visionary R. Buckminster Fuller [1895-1993] Page
at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore


Thomas H. Gallaudet [1787-1852]
pioneer educator of the deaf


Albert Gore, Jr.
U.S. Congressman [1977-85], U.S. Senator [1985-93] & U.S. Vice President [1993-2001]
since then an eco-activist and co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007

Al Gore, Jr. Page at Spirit of America Bookstore


Doris 'Granny D' Haddock [1910-2010]
Granny D's homepage • Wikipedia

Granny D walking  
"Granny D: Walking Across America In My Ninetieth Year" [2001]
by Doris Haddock, with Dennis Burke

Villard 8½x5¾ hardcover [4/2001] out of print/used
Granny D You're Never Too Old To Raise A Little Hell  
"Granny D: You're Never Too Old To Raise A Little Hell" [2003]
by Doris Haddock, with Dennis Burke

Villard 8x5¼ pb [4/2003] for $10.36
online excerpt


John Hatch
founder of F.I.N.C.A. Village Banking
{Foundation for International Community Assistance}
in 1985


Anita Hill


motivational coach Cheryl Hunter
credits [1991-2007] at IMDb • personal website • not listed on Wikipedia

new business entity The Hunter Group [est. 7/2014]
Facebook • official website

USE IT / Turn Setbacks into Success book by Cheryl Hunter  
"USE IT: Turn Setbacks Into Success" [2012]
Kindle Edition from Venator [6/2012] for $9.99
Venator 9x6 pb [6/2012] for $19.18
official book site


urban planner Jane Jacobs [1916-2006]
browse books • Ideas That Matter • Wikipedia • Zompist fansite

Jane Jacobs bio  
"Jane Jacobs: Urban Visionary" [2006]
by Alice Sparberg Alexiou

Rutgers University Press hardcover [6/2006] for $16.47


China dissident Zeng Jinyan
Zeng Jinyan's Chinese-language blog
named to TIME 100 Most Influential People list 5/2007


activist Van Jones
rooftop gardens, White House, Occupy Movement


Maggie Kuhn [1905-95]
founder of the Gray Panthers [est. 1971]


listed on TIME Magazine World 100, April 2013  political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma/Myanmar


eco-activist Aldo Leopold [1887-1948] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

co-founder of The Wilderness Society [est. 1935]
Aldo Leopold Foundation [est. 1982] in Baraboo, Wisconsin


Wangari Maathai [1940-2011] of Kenya
entry at Wikipedia • 2004 Nobel Peace Prize
The Green Belt Movement [est. 1977] official website

Wangari Maathai memoir  
"Unbowed: A Memoir" [2006] by Wangari Maathai
Anchor 8x5¼ pb [9/2007] for $10.17
Knopf 9¼x6½ hardcover [10/2006] for $17.79


Pia Mancini, democracy activist & TED Talk star
entry at Wikipedia • official website
TED Talk "How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era" [13:24] at TEDglobal Oct 2014
lecture "Redesigning our Political System for the Internet Era" [15:27] OuiShare Fest 2015


Nelson Mandela [1918-2013] of South Africa
browse books • Wikipedia

Nelson Mandela Foundation
1993 Nobel Peace Prize

Autobiography of Nelson Mandela  
"Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela" [1994]
Back Bay Books 8¼x5½ pb [10/95] for $12.23
Holt Rinehart & Winston 9x6½ hardcover [9/2000] for $19.85
Mandela docufilm  "Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of A Nation" documentary
[Island Pictures Oct 1996]

Produced by Jonathan Demme; directed by Angus Gibson & Jo Menell; written by Bo Widerberg
Palm /Universal color DVD [7/2006] 2 disks for $35.99
Palm/Universal color VHS [2/98] out of prodn/used
Polygram soundtrack CD [1/97] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

Mandela bio by Tom Lodge

"Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom"
[The Weinstein Company Nov 2013?]
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom biofilm  film covers Mandela’s "early life, coming of age, education, and 27 years in prison" up to his inauguration as president of South Africa Directed by Justin Chadwick; written by William Nicholson; starring Idris Elba, with Naomie Harris as Winnie
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 7/2013 official trailer [2:31] at YouTube


Winnie Madikizela-Mandela [b. 1936] of South Africa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnie_Madikizela-Mandela

"Part of My Soul Went with Him" [12/1985] by Mary Benson & Winnie Mandela
http://www.amazon.com/Part-My-Soul-Went-Him/dp/0393022153/

"Winnie Mandela: A Life" [11/2003] by Anne Mare du Preez Bezdrob
http://www.amazon.com/Winnie-Mandela-Marie-Preez-Bezdrob/dp/1868726622/

"491 Days: Prisoner Number 1323/69" [3/2014]
by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela & Ahmed Kathrada
http://www.amazon.com/491-Days-Prisoner-African-Writing/dp/0821421026/


Masters and Johnson
Began clinical research on human sexuality in 1957; founded the Masters & Johnson Institute [1964-94];
published several technical books in the 1960s that helped spark the Sexual Revolution.
Masters and Johnson entry at Wikipedia

Dr. William H. Masters [1915-2001]: Wikipedia • not listed on IMDb
Virginia E. Johnson Masters [1925-2013]: Wikipedia • not listed on IMDb

http://www.amazon.com/Human-Sexuality-5th-William-Masters/dp/0673467856/
http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Johnson-Sex-Human-Loving/dp/0316501603/
http://www.amazon.com/Human-Sexual-Inadequacy-William-Masters/dp/4871877019/
http://www.amazon.com/Analysis-Human-Sexual-Response/dp/B000LRBGMS/
http://www.amazon.com/Analysis-Human-Sexual-Response/dp/B0027V6V1M/
http://www.amazon.com/Analysis-Human-Sexual-Response/dp/B000K2CLAU/

Human Sexual Response book by Masters & Johnson  "Human Sexual Response" [1966]
Ishi Press 8¾x6¾ pb [1/2010] for $25.90
Bantam mass pb [6/81] out of print/used
Little, Brown & Co. 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1966] out of print/many used
Little, Brown & Co. 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1966] out of print/many used
Masters of Sex biography by Thomas Maier  "Masters of Sex: The Life & Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How To Love" [2009]
by Thomas Maier

Kindle Edition from Basic Books [4/2009] for $9.99
Basic Books 9¼x6 pb [8/2010] for $12.96
Basic Books 9½x6¼ hardcover [4/2009] out of print/many, many used
Masters of Sex cable series on Showtime  "Masters of Sex" cable series [Sony TV/Showtime Sept 2013-?]
Period drama about William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the real-life pioneers who invented and then explored the science of human sexuality. Directed by John Madden; adapted by Michelle Ashford from the book by Tom Maier; starring Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Rose McIver, Beau Bridges, Nicholas D'Agosto, Caitlin FitzGerald, Helιne Yorke, Teddy Sears, Margo Martindale, Annaleigh Ashford, Roslyn Ruff, Steve Rosen • series credits at IMDb • official series site
watch official Season 1 trailer [3:05] at YouTube
watch official Season 2 trailer [2:13] at YouTube
poster for 'Masters of Sex' cable series on Showtime  
"Masters of Sex" cable series [Sony TV/Showtime 2013-?]
Season 1: Sony Pictures Ent. color Blu-ray [6/2014] 4 disks for $29.76
Season 1: Sony Pictures Ent. color DVD [6/2014] 4 disks for $22.97


consumer advocate Ralph Nader
browse books • movie/tv credits • official website • Wikipedia

more info on Working Minds Philosophy's Progressivism Page


Craig Newmark, founder of Craig's List


Nandan Nilekani of India
browse books • Wikipedia
listed on TIME Magazine 100 for 2006  listed on TIME Magazine 100 for 2009  on Time 100 list in 2006 & 2009
Time Magazine '10 Questions' article October 2009

Imagining India book by Nandan Nilekani  
"Imagining India: The Idea of A Nation Renewed" [2009]
by Nandan Nilekani, Foreword by Thomas L. Friedman

Penguin 8¼x5½ pb [2/2010] for $12.75
Penguin 9¼x6¼ hardcover [3/2009] for $19.77


M.I.T. energy scientist Daniel G. Nocera
browse books • official MIT homepage • Wikipedia

startup company SunCatalytix [est. 2008?] of Cambridge, MA
The Nocera Lab at M.I.T. Department of Chemistry


Abe Osheroff [1915-2008]
official memorial site • Wikipedia

"Dreams & Nightmares" [New Yorker Films April 1974]
Abe's award-winning film about the Spanish Civil War; written, co-directed & narrated by Abe Osheroff;
co-directed by Larry Klingman; also narrated by Sally Smaller; credits at IMDb

No Pasaran! Abraham Lincoln Brigade book edited by Abe Osheroff & Bill Susman  "No Pasarαn! The 50th Aniversary of The Abraham Lincoln
Brigade" [1985] Edited by Abe Osheroff & Bill Susman

Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives pb [1985] out of print/used
Odyssey of The Abraham Lincoln Brigade book by Peter Carroll  "The Odyssey of The Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Americans
In The Spanish Civil War" [1994] by Peter N. Carroll

Stanford Univ Press 9x6 pb [4/94] for $17.54
Stanford Univ Press 9x6¼ hardcover [4/94] for $79.95

"Art In The Struggle For Freedom" [2000]
Abe's film about the art, music & poetry of the Spanish Civil War

"American Renegade: Confessions of A Radical Humanist"
documentary film [Seven Arrows Multimedia 2009]
A passionate, irreverent portrait of renegade activist Abe Osheroff; directed by Scott Garen; featuring
Edward Asner, Harry Belafonte & Richard Dreyfuss; DVD/Blu-ray not available • credits at IMDb

Abe Osheroff: One Foot In The Grave documentary film  "Abe Osheroff: One Foot In The Grave, The Other Still Dancing" [indep 2010]
The core of the 46-minute color documentary film is Osheroff's speech to college students in 2007; his prognosis for their future is one of increasing austerity, demanding more citizen engagement; not listed at IMDb; official movie site Co-produced, co-written & directed by Nadeem Uddin; co-produced & co-written by Robert Jensen; featuring Abe Osheroff, Martin Espada & Eduardo Galeano
Samsara Films classroom edition/home use DVD-R [7/2010] for $20.00


Rosa Parks [1913-2005]
browse books • museum • R.& R.P. Institute • CBS-TV bio
http://www.loc.gov/collections/rosa-parks-papers/about-this-collection 2/2016


geochemist Clair Cameron Patterson [1922-95]
For 60 years, American drivers unknowingly poisoned themselves by pumping leaded gasoline into their tanks. Clair Patterson was a scientist who helped
build the atomic bomb and discovered the true age of the Earth — and he took on a billion-dollar industry to save humanity from itself.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clair_Cameron_Patterson


Dr. Paul Polak
founder of Intl. Development Enterprises [est. 1982]


Frank J. & Deborah Popper
creators of the Buffalo Commons concept, circa 1987
Frank Popper: entry at Wikipedia • faculty page at Rutgers University
Great Plains Restoration Council / Buffalo Commons Dept.

Where the Buffalo Roam book by Anne Matthews  "Where The Buffalo Roam: The Storm Over The Revolutionary
Plan To Restore America's Great Plains" [1992]
by Anne Matthews
– book nominated for Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction
Univ Of Chicago Press 8x5½ pb [11/2002] for $17.50
Grove Weidenfeld 8½x5¾ hardcover [5/92] out of print/many, many used


Ukrainian journalist Olena Prytula
entry at Wikipedia
Ukrayinska Pravda newspaper: in English or Ukrainian or Russian
article in Nov 2005 issue of Mother Jones Magazine
[U.S.] National Press Club 2005 Freedom of the Press Award


Ron Ridenhour Awards - fostering the spirit of courage & truth


educator Sir Ken Robinson, PhD of Los Angeles, California
browse books • credits at IMDb • entry at Wikipedia • author's official website

April 2013 TED talk [19:11] "How To Escape Education's Death Valley"

Out of Our Minds  "Out of Our Minds: Learning To Be Creative" [2001]
by Sir Ken Robinson

Wiley/Capstone 9¼x6¼ pb [6/2001] for $22.02
Capstone pb [4/2001] for £9.72 via Amazon U.K.
The Element, Finding Your Passion book by Sir Ken Robinson  "The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything" [2009]
by Sir Ken Robinson, with Lou Aronica

Penguin 7½x5 pb [12/2009] for $10.20
Viking 8¼x5½ hardcover [1/2009] for $17.13
Finding Your Element book by Ken Robinson & Lou Aronica  "Finding Your Element: How To Discover Your Talents and Passions
and Transform Your Life" [2013]
by Ken Robinson, PhD & Lou Aronica

Kindle Edition from Viking/Penguin [5/2013] for $14.99
Viking Adult 8½x5½ hardcover [5/2013] for $18.76


Luis J. Rodriguez
browse books • official site • Tia Chucha's • L.R.N.A. • agency page

novel "Music of The Mill"


Canadian Mark Rowswell, tv star 'Dashan' in China
English site • Chinese site


eco-farmer Joel F. Salatin
browse books • Polyface Farms near Swoope, VA


journalist & filmmaker Danny Schechter [1942-2015]
browse books • official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
Danny died of pancreatic cnacer in late March 2015, and his blog, website, and other sites are not working at this time

Weapons of Mass Deception movie  "W.M.D.: Weapons of Mass Deception" documentary [Globalvision Dec 2004]
Co-produced & directed by Danny Schechter
Cinema Libre color DVD [3/2005] for $12.99
full credits at IMDb
Death of Media  "The Death of Media: And The Fight To Save Democracy" [2005]
by Danny Schechter

"half manifesto and half piercing investigation"
Melville House 6¼x5¼ pb [9/2005] for $7.70
author's blogsite
When News Lies / Iraq War  "When News Lies: Media Complicity & The Iraq War" [2006]
by Danny Schechter

Select Books 9¼x7½ pb with DVD [1/2006] for $27.95
author's blogsite
In Debt We Trust documentary feature directed by Danny Schechter  "In Debt We Trust" documentary feature [Globalvision 2006]
Co-produced, written & directed by Danny Schechter
Disinformation color DVD [4/2007] for $14.99
full credits from IMDb • official movie site
Plunder book by Danny Schechter  "Plunder: Investigating Our Economic Calamity & The Subprime Scandal" [2008] by Danny Schechter
Cosimo Books 8½x5½ pb [9/2008] for $13.45
Cosimo Books 8¾x5¾ hardcover [9/2008] for $29.95
official bookpage
Plunder, The Crime of Our Time docufilm by Danny Schechter  "Plunder: The Crime of Our Time" [Globalvision indep release May 2010]
After his controversial docufilm "In Debt We Trust" [2006] and the book "Plunder" [2008] {above}, director Schechter interviewed bankers of Wall Street and released this film in May 2010, with the companion book "The Crime of Our Time" due in September 2010.
produced by Ray Nowosielski, directed by Danny Schechter
DVD available on producer website
full credits from IMDb • official movie site
The Crime of Our Time Wall Street book by Danny Schechter  
"The Crime of Our Time: Why Wall Street Is Not Too Big To Jail" [2010]
by Danny Schechter

Kindle Edition from Disinformation Books [9/2010] for $9.99
Disinformation Company 8½x5½ pb [9/2010] for $17.96

"Blogothon: Reflections and Revelations From The News Dissector" [Cosimo Books, 2012] ISBN 978-1616406691

"Who Rules America?" 6-episode documentary TV series [Oct 2012] /tt3383858/

"Madiba A to Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela" [Seven Stories Press, 11/2013] ISBN 978-1609805593


economist & social activist Robert J. Schwartz [1917-2006]
official website
Economists For Peace & Security [est. 1989]

Can You Make a Difference? book by Robert J. Schwartz  
"Can You Make a Difference?: A Memoir of A Life
For Change" [2002] by Robert J. Schwartz, PhD

Lantern Books 9¾x6¼ hardcover [9/2002] for $21.99


activist Stanley Sheinbaum [1920-2016]
entry at Wikipedia • Los Angeles Times obituary

Citizen Stan docufilm about activist Stanley Sheinbaum  "Citizen Stan" [indep 2005]
Stanley Sheinbaum is a noted political activist, economist & philanthropist, and a former Los Angeles Police Department commissioner; he is married to Betty Mae Warner Sheinbaum, a painter, sculptor, political activist & gallery owner in West Los Angeles, California • 62-minute documentary feature directed by Patty Sharaf; narrated by Richard Dreyfuss; featuring Stanley K. Sheinbaum, Robert Scheer, Daniel Ellsberg, Daryl Gates, Nicholas Papandreou • credits at IMDb
John Sharaf Photography widescreen color DVD [2005] for $24.95


educator Earl Shorris [1936-2012]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Shorris
The Clemente Course in the Humanities [est. 1995] is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities

Clemente Course in the Humanities book by Earl Shorris  "Riches For The Poor: The Clemente Course In The Humanities"
[orig 1997, retitled 2000] by Earl Shorris

The author returned to the 24th Ward of Chicago to see what changes had occurred in half a century, but it was still a place of desperate poverty; digging deeper, he realized that the poor exist inside a context which prevents them from living a political or literary life at any level – family, neighborhood, community, city, or nation. A chance conversation with a woman in a maximum-security prison sparks the possibility of a brave experiment in true democracy, in real education, that forms the last part of the book - the Clemente Course curriculum.
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [1/2012] for $9.99
W.W. Norton & Co. 8½x5½ pb [9/2000] for $21.95
original title: "New American Blues: A Journey Through Poverty To Democracy" [1997]
W.W. Norton & Co. 9x6¼ hardcover [10/97] out of print/many used
Art of Freedom / Teaching Humanities to the Poor book by Earl Shorris  "The Art of Freedom: Teaching The Humanities To The Poor" [2013]
by Earl Shorris

The author devoted his life to the idea that what is offered at the best colleges to the students with the most advantages can also be of great use to those from more marginal backgrounds. This is his report on the inspiring results of seventeen years of teaching his Clemente Course curriculum across America.
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [2/2013] for $14.55
W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6 hardcover [2/2013] for $18.45


Melanie Sloan
C.R.E.W.: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington [est. 2001]


George Soros
founder of the Open Society Institutes


former F.B.I. agent Ali Soufan
entry at Wikipedia

article in the July 10-17, 2006 New Yorker Magazine by Lawrence Wright
Q & A with Amy Davidson & Lawrence Wright (about the Ali Soufan article)


Larry Stewart
the 'Secret Santa' of Kansas City


journalist I.F. Stone [1907-89]
browse books • Wikipedia

All Governments Lie / I.F. Stone  
"All Governments Lie!: The Life & Times of Rebel Journalist
I.F. Stone" [2006] by Myra MacPherson

Scribner hardcover [8/2006] for $22.05


Bill Strickland
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild website • Wikipedia

Make the Impossible Possible book by Bill Strickland   "Make The Impossible Possible: One Man's Crusade To Inspire
Others To Dream Bigger & Achieve The Extraordinary" [2007]
by Bill Strickland, with Vince Rause

Broadway Business 8x5 pb [10/2009] for $10.08
Broadway Business 9x6½ hardcover [12/2007] for $16.29


Lily Thorpe of Grand Junction, Colorado
ten-year-old lobbyist who built the Kids Campaign PAC [circa 2004]
at age 19 is an actress & model


Lech Walesa of Poland
http://www.amazon.com/Lech-Walesa-Biography/dp/B000VSCEZA/


Jimmy Wales
creator of Wikipedia [online 15 Jan 2001]
listed as Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People [May 2006]

Wikinomics, How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything book by Don Tapscott & Anthony D. Williams  
"Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything" [2006]
by Don Tapscott & Anthony D. Williams

Kindle Edition from Portfolio Hardcover [4/2008] Expanded Edition for $13.93
Portfolio 9x6 hardcover [4/2008] Expanded Edition for $18.45


attorney & activist Michael L. 'Mikey' Weinstein of Albuquerque, NM
official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

With God On Our Side book by Michael Weinstein & Davin Seay  "With God On Our Side: One Man's War Against An Evangelical Coup In America's Military" [2006]
by Michael L. Weinstein & Davin Seay

St. Martin's Griffin 9x6 pb [2/2008] for $14.03
Thomas Dunne Books 9¼x5½ hardcover [10/2006] out of print/many used
book entry at Wikipedia
"With God On Our Side" [video release June 2007]
6-minute short film adapted & directed by Justin Guerrieri • full credits at IMDb
No Snowflake in an Avalanche book by Michael L. Weinstein & Davin Seay  
"No Snowflake In An Avalanche" [2012]
by Michael L. Weinstein & Davin Seay

Roundtree Press pb [1/2012] for $14.78

Military Religious Freedom Foundation [est. 2005]


Greg Wiegand's Home Voltage Regulator devices


whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand
official website
Time Magazine 10 Questions Interview [Feb 2005]

The Insider  "The Insider" [Touchstone Nov 1999]
Co-written & directed by Michael Mann; co-written by Eric Roth; starring Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora, Philip Baker Hall & Lindsay Crouse; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Crowe), Best Script (Adapted), Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound; nominated for ACE, ASC, BAFTA, DGA & WGA awards
Touchstone Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [2/2013] for $13.88
Disney Home Video widescreen color DVD [6/2004] for $10.08
Touchstone widescreen VHS [4/2001] for $7.99
Touchstone widescreen VHS [4/2002] for $7.97
Sony soundtrack CD [10/99] out of prodn/70+ used
full credits from IMDb • official movie website


Valerie Plame Wilson, covert C.I.A. agent betrayed by George W. Bush et al
browse books • Wikipedia

husband Joseph C. Wilson, former U.S. Ambassador
booksite • Wikipedia

PlameGate / Joe Wilson  
"PlameGate: Lies That Led To War - Joe Wilson In His Own Words" [2005]
documentary film by Robert Taicher

R.T.W. Prodns color DVD [2/2006] for $12.95
not listed at IMDb
Fair Game memoir by Valerie Plame Wilson  "Fair Game: My Life As A Spy, My Betrayal By The White House" [2007]
by Valerie Plame Wilson

Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster [10/2007] for $11.99
S&S 8½x5½ pb [6/2008] for $10.20
S&S 9¼x6½ hardcover [10/2007] out of print/hundreds used
S&S ABR audio CD [10/2007] out of prodn/many used
official book site
Fair Game feature film about the TreasonGate Scandal  "Fair Game" [Participant Media Nov 2010]
Feature film based on the book by Valerie Plame Wilson about the TreasonGate Scandal of 2003. Directed by Doug Liman; screenplay by Jez & John Butterworth; starring Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, David Andrews & Geoffrey Cantor
Summit Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [3/2011] for $20.99
Summit Ent. widescreen color DVD [3/2011] for $15.99
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia

"Countdown To Zero" anti-nuke documentary [Participant Media 2010]
Directed by Lucy Walker; narrated by Valerie Plame Wilson; DVD/Blu-ray not yet available; full credits at IMDb


picture    internet reporter [Ms] Lauren Windsor
official Facebook page • 'Lady Libertine' blog ('The Uncivil Libertarian')
The Undercurrent channel on YouTube


listed on TIME Magazine World 100, April 2013 and TIME 100, May 2014  Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, teenage martyr for education
www.malalafund.org
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-october-8-2013/exclusive---malala-yousafzai-extended-interview-pt--1
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-october-8-2013/exclusive---malala-yousafzai-extended-interview-pt--2
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-october-8-2013/exclusive---malala-yousafzai-extended-interview-pt--3

Malala Yousafzai won a shared Nobel Peace Prize (with Kailash Satyarthi of India) in October 2014 for activism against the oppression of children and young people.

I Am Malala book by Malala Yousafzai  "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot By The Taliban" [2013]
by Malala Yousafzai, with Christina Lamb

Kindle Edition from Little, Brown/Hachette [10/2013] for $12.99
Weidenfeld & Nicolson 9¼x6 pb [10/2013] out of print/40+ used
Little, Brown & Co. 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2013] for $15.60
"I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed The World"
[ages 10-17; 2014] by Malala Yousafzai, with Patricia McCormick

Kindle Edition from Little, Brown Young Readers [8/2014] for $9.99
Little, Brown Young Readers 8¼x5½ hardcover [8/2014] for $9.94
http://www.amazon.com/Malala-Yousafzai-Karen-Leggett-Abouraya/dp/1630833169/


Markos Moulitsas Zϊniga, founder of the DailyKos blog [est. 2002]
browse books • Wikipedia

Taking On the System book by Markos Moulitsas Zuniga  "Taking On the System: Rules For Radical Change
In A Digital Era" [2008]
by Markos Moulitsas Zuniga

Kindle Edition from Celebra [8/2008] for $9.99
Celebra 9x6 pb [8/2009] for $11.70
Celebra 9x6¼ hardcover [8/2008] for $16.78


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