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Amrit Singh: is a Staff Attorney at the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, where she has litigated cases relating to the use of diplomatic assurances to return individuals to countries known to employ torture, the indefinite and mandatory detention of immigrants, and discrimination against immigrants in the context of the federal government’s post 9/11 “special registration” program.

Robert Dreyfuss: freelance investigative journalist whose work appears in The Nation, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, The American Prospect, and other progressive publications.  His work also appears in the new blog “Dreyfuss Report“.

Cliff Schecter: political commentator and journalist. His blog is called The Political Carnival. His latest book is called “The Real McCain: Why Conservatives Don’t Trust Him and Why Independents Shouldn’t”.

Fr. Roy Bourgeois: is an American priest in the Maryknoll order of the Roman Catholic Church and founder of the human rights group SOA Watch.  He has recently been threatened with excommunication by the Vatican’s Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith for his support of women’s ordination.

James Thindwa: is executive director of Chicago Jobs with Justice, a labor-community coalition, and a member of In These Times’ Board of Directors.