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Mumia Abu-Jamal was a radio journalist in Philadelphia, known as “the voice of the voiceless”. He won a Major Armstrong Award for radio journalism, and was named one of Philadelphia’s “people to watch” in 1981 by Philadelphia magazine. He was president of the Association of Black Journalists in Philadelphia. In December of 1981, Mumia was shot by a Philadelphia cop when he intervened in a street incident where the cop was beating his brother with a flashlight. The police officer was also shot and killed, and witnesses saw other men run from the scene. When police arrived, they beat the wounded Mumia before taking him to the hospital, and he was charged with murder. Mumia has spent 19 years in prison, facing execution for a crime he did not commit. In 1995 he was put in disciplinary confinement for writing the book Live From Death Row (Addison-Wesley, 1995; Paperback by Avon, 1996). His other books are Death Blossoms (Plough Publishing, 1997, with a preface by Julia Wright, daughter of Richard Wright), Survival Is Still a Crime (Friends and Family of Mumia Abu-Jamal Press, 1990), and Still Black, Still Strong, Interviews with three political prisoners. by Dhoruba Bin Wahad, Mumia Abu-Jamal, & Assata Shakur (Semio-text, 1993). Homepages: / / 

Email of the coordinators of the free campaign: mumia @


Nonka Bogomilova is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Her main fields of specialisation and research are Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Anthropology. She was long years member of the Editorial Board of Filosofski alternativi. N. Bogomilova is co-editor and co-author of the collections Identities (Sofia, 1995) and Universal and National in Bulgarian Culture (Sofia, 1996), and author of the book Longing for the Absolute, Sofia, 1994.


Email: nbogomilova @


Laurie Calhoun is the author of Philosophy Unmasked:  A Skeptic's Critique (University Press of Kansas, 1997) and numerous published essays, poems, and articles.  She has taught philosophy at the University of South Florida, SUNY College at Fredonia, and St. Cloud State University, and chemistry at California State University, Northridge.  Currently she lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Email: lcalhoun @


Eric Dieth, Dr. Jur.,  has study Sociology and Jurisprudence in Zurich, and is Research Fellow at the Institute of International Law (Institut für Völkerrecht und ausländisches Verfassungsrecht) at Zurich University.

He is the author of Politisiertes Recht oder verrechtlichte Politik? : Gedanken zur sozialen Konstruktion der Differenz von Recht und Politik. Zürich : Schulthess Juristische Medien, 2000. - XXXI, 224 p., and "Verfahren - Mittel zum Zweck oder Gemeinschaft?", in: Schindler, Benjamin/Schlauri, Regula: Auf dem Weg zu einem einheitlichen Verfahren, Zürich 2001, S. 27-46. He works actually on his habilitation.

Email: eric.dieth @


Yolanda Estes, Ph.D, teaches philosophy at Mississippi State University.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1997 with a dissertation on Fichte.  She specializes in German idealism and feminist ethical philosophy.  Her publications include “Kantian Moral Reflections on Prostitution” in Essays in Philosophy, “The Philosophy of Sex and Love” Vol. 2 No. 2 (2001), “Intellectual Intuition, the Pure Will, and the Categorical Imperative in the Later Jena Wissenschaftslehre in New Essays on Fichte’s Later Jena Wissenschaftslehre, edited by D. Breazeale and T. Rockmore (Chicago, IL: Northwestern University Press), “Confessions of a Refugee: My Life as a Loner, Rebel, and Renegade” in Marginal Groups and Mainstream American Society, edited by Y. Estes et al (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2000), and “The Myth of the Happy Hooker” in Violence Against Women: Philosophical Perspectives, edited by W. Teays et al (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1998).  


Roland Faber is Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the University of Vienna, Austria. A research-fellowship 1995-1996 brought him to Los Angeles. His research and writings are focused on Contemporary Concepts of God, Eschatology, Mystical Theology, Theological Cosmology, and Process Theology, as well as on the Dialogue in Contemporary Philosophy/Theology (Deleuze, Whitehead, Bergson, Benjamin, Foucault, Vattimo), in Science/Theology (cosmology, quantum physics), and Buddhism/Christianity (Kyoto School, H. Tanabe). He published several books and articles in German and English, including the monographs Der Selbsteinsatz Gottes. Grundlegung einer Theologie des Leidens und der Veränderlichkeit Gottes (Würzburg 1995) and Freiheit, Theologie und Lehramt. Trinitätstheologische Grundlegung und wissenschaftstheoretischer Ausblick (Innsbruck 1992). His newest book: Prozeßtheologie. Zu ihrer Würdigung und kritischen Erneuerung (Mainz, 2000) was honored with the Kardinal-Innitzer-Prize in Theology. 


Email: roland.faber @  


Domenico Jervolino, PhD, is professor of philosophy at the department of philosophz at Università degli studi "Federico II" di Napoli. He is author of the books "Il cogito e l'ermeneutica. La questione del soggetto in Ricoeur" (Napoli 1984 and 1993) The Cogito and Hermeneutics. The Question of the Subject in Ricoeur (Kluwer, Dordrecht-Boston-London 1990), Pierre Thévenaz e la filosofia senza assoluto (Napoli 1984). Filosofia e linguaggio, antologia di scritti di Ricoeur sul linguaggio scelti (Milano 1994),  Logica del concreto ed ermeneutica della vita morale. Newman, Blondel, Piovani,
Morano (Napoli 1994), Ricoeur. L’amore difficile (Roma 1995), Le parole della prassi. Saggi di ermeneutica (Napoli 1996).


Stefan Knoche, PhD, is teaching at the Department for Cultural Studies at the University of Bremen. He has conducted Seminars on Heidegger, Derida, Arendt, Foucault, Zizek a.o. He is author of the book Benjamin - Heidegger. Über Gewalt. Die Politisierung der Kunst (Turia + Kant: Wien 2000), and of different articles on Art, Ethics and Political Philosophy. 


Anton Karl Kozlovic (MA, MEd, MEdStudies) is a PhD candidate in the School of Humanities at The Flinders University of South Australia. He is interested in Religion, Film and Philosophy and has published articles in Australian Religion Studies Review, Compass: A Review of Topical Theological, Journal of Christian Education, Journal of Religious Education, The Journal of Religion and Film, Marburg Journal of Religion, Nowa Fantastyka, Organdi Quarterly, Religious Education Journal of Australia and Teaching Sociology. 
Email: anton @


Philippe Lauria has a M.A. in philosophy and PhD in economics. He has been lecturer at the university of Grenoble, and is working now on a dissertation about The Signification of transfinite ensembles and the ontology of G. Cantor at the J. Moulin University Lyon III. His main fields of specialisation and research are concentred on the intersection of epistemology, philosophy and ethics. He is author of different articles about responsibility, the civil pact of solidarity, recently voted in France, and power. Email: philippe.lauria @  


Paul McLauglin  teaches at the Philosophy Institute, Pedagogical Academy of Zielona Gora, Poland. He is currently completing his PhD on 'The Philosophical Basis of Mikhail Bakunin's Anarchism'. His areas of interest are Political Philosophy (especially anarchism and liberalism) and
the Philosophy of Education.

Email: pcmclaughlin @

Jason L. Mallory Jason L. Mallory graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a double major in Philosophy and Psychology, with Special Honors in Philosophy. He has published essays on various contemporary ethical issues and is currently doing research and writing on ecological feminism for his Master's thesis at Texas A&M University.

Email: SPINOZA20 @


Nikolay Milkov (PhD, University of Moscow) is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy, Bulgarian Academy of Science. Since 1989 he works mainly at the Abteilung Philosophie, Universität Bielefeld, where he newly applied for his Habilitation. Milkov is the author of Kaleidoscopic Mind, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1992, and Varieties of Understanding: English Philosophy since 1898, 2 vols., Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1997. His third book, A Hundred Years of English Philosophy, will appear later this year in Kluwer: Dordrecht. Milkov is also the author of more than forty articles published in The British Journal of the History of Philosophy, Analecta Husserliana, Archiv für Begriffsgeschichte, Historisches Wörterbuch der Philosophie, Prima philosophia, Studies in East European Philosophy, etc. In 1988 he translated Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Logisch-philosophische Abhandlung, Philosophische Untersuchungen, and Bemerkungen über die Grundlagen der Mathematik into Bulgarian (Naouka i Izkoustvo: Sofia).

  Email: nikolay.milkov @  


Susanne Moser, Phd, is Permanent Fellow and Head of Programs of the Institute for Axiological Research, Vienna, Co-founder and first President of the Union of Feminist Academics, Vienna. She is author of the book Freedom and recognition in the work of Simone de Beauvoir (diskord, Tuebingen 2002), co-editor of the book Feministische Philosophie: Perspektiven und Debatten (2000), and author of different articles on Gender Studies. 


Email: Susanne.Moser @ or moser @


Edward Nilges is a programmer, publicist and educator. He has published different articles in the Annals of the History of Computing and other journals.

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Vassil  Prodanov, PhD, ScD, is Professor, Head of the Department of "Philosophy of History", and Director of the Institute of Philosophy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He is also Professor of Political Sciences and History of Political Thought at Plovdiv University. He is author of the books Good and Ought (Sofia, 1978, With V. Momov a.o.), 

Knowledge and Value (Sofia, 1979), Social Control and Human Behaviour (Sofia, 1981), Biosocial Values (Sofia, 1982), Society and Person (Sofia, 1983, With M.Markov) Socialism and Ideals (Sofia, 1985), Quality of Work, Ideology & Person (Sofia, 1986), Ethics and Value of Human Life (Sofia, 1986), Axiology of Human Body (Sofia, 1988), Person and Politics (Sofia, 1988), Bioethics (Sofia, 1988), Ritual Activity in Sofia (Sofia, 1989, With A. Marinov and M.Lazarov), Morality and Public Life in a Time of Change (Editor, Washington, 1994, in English). 



Yvanka B. Raynova , PhD, is Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Department for Contemporary European Philosophy and Gender Studies at the Institute of Philosophy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She is also President of the Bulgarian Society for Francophone Philosophy and Culture, and Director of the Institute for Axiological Research, Vienna. She is Editor of different Collections on Contemporary Philosophy, and has translated into Bulgarian Sartre’s L’être et le néant and Ricoeur’s Le conflit des interprétations. About her main publications are the books From Existential Philosophy to Postpersonalism (1992), From Husserl to Ricoeur (1993), Jean-Paul Sartre, the Philosopher without God, 2 vol. (1995), Philosophy at the End of XX Century (1995).

Homepage: or 

Email: raynova @ & yvanka.raynova @


Mary-Kate G. Smith has obtained the B. A. in Philosophy at the George Washington University Washington, D.C., and is actually a masters student in 
Philosophy at the University of Colorado. She is primarily interested in Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy. 

Email: M124KATE @

Marco Zlomislic - a philosopher and writer is waiting to defend his PhD thesis on Jacques Derrida's Aporetic Ethics at the Dominicain College of Philosophy and Theology in Ottawa, Canada. His interests include existential and postmodern ethics. Together with David Goicoechea he has co-written, The Sorrowful Mysteries: a postmodern poethics (Zagreb: Sipar, 1998) and has published articles on Nietzsche, Scheler, Focault, Genet, Derrida and Kristeva. Zlomislic worked as an assistant researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar in Zagreb, Croatia, where he wrote the introduction to the Croatian translation of Jacques Derrida's L'autre cap (The Other Heading) 

Email: zlomislic @