Sunday, June 7, 2015

AT list of remarkable professional persons -- v2.0

Note: For older and newer versions of this list, click on the label "AT List". Newest additions are marked "*". Please make suggestions in comment.

This is version-2.0 of a tentative list of outstanding persons who have used their professional status to fight injustice, and who have thus disturbed power and suffered significant consequences.

Based on living professionals, these are folks who stand for what they believe, in the face of powerful and organized opposition.

André Marin*, former Ombudsman of Ontario
Alison Weir* (link)
Anhar Kochneva*
Bruce Allan Clark* (and link) (and link)
Carla Del Ponte*, UN investigator and jurist
Chelsea Manning (formerly: Bradley Manning)
Chris Hedges*
Cornel West*
Cynthia McKinney
Denis Halliday*

Desmond Tutu
Dieudonné M'bala M'bala*
 Edward Snowden*

George Galloway 
Gideon Levy*
Glenn Greenwald*

Haneen Zoabi* (article)
Harry Kopyto*
Hillary Mann Leverett* (story)
Ilan Pappe*
James Petras*
Jean-Bertrand Aristide
Jeremy Scahill*

John Pilger*
Judith Curry* (video)(video)
Julian Assange*
Kevin Annett*
Kim Dotcom*

Leonard Peltier*
Lynne Stewart
Mads Gilbert*
Malalai Joya*
Marinella Correggia*
Megan Rice*
Michael Parenti*
Michele Brill-Edwards* (video)
Mordechai Vanunu*
Muntadhar al-Zaidi (GIF)

Norman Finkelstein
Pamela Palmater*
Peter C. Gøtzsche* (video)

Ralph Nader
Ramsey Clark
Ray McGovern (former CIA officer)
Richard Stallman*
Rocco Galati* (video)
Salah Lamrani* (video)
Sampat Pal Devi (Gulabi Gang)*
Seymour Hersh*

Shiv Chopra*
Sibel Edmonds*
Steven Salaita*
Vanessa Redgrave* (video)
Ward Churchill
Wesley Clark*

Yanis Varoufakis* (Reevaluating as per: LINK)

I welcome your suggestions (in comment below!) of those who should be prominently added to such a list.

And, from recent history: