Speakers

Every year we strive to bring you a wonderful variety of progressive activists, authors, and politicians who are working on the front lines for peace and justice.

Speakers This Year Include:

  • Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winner
  • Karen Lewis, head of the Chicago Teachers’ Union
  • Lisa Graves, president, The Progressive, Inc.
  • Representative Mark Pocan
  • Mary Burke, candidate for governor of Wis.
  • Michael Copps, formerly of the FCC
  • Robert McChesney, media scholar
  • Bernie Sanders, United States Senator from Vermont (invited)
  • Jeremy Scahill, National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine (invited)
  • Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Council member (invited)
  • Mark Ruffalo, actor, director, producer and screenwriter (invited)
  • Tammy Baldwin, United States Senator from Wisconsin (invited)

And Your Favorites Are Coming Back:

  • Dave Zweifel, editor emeritus of The Capital Times
  • Ed Garvey, co-founder of Fighting Bob Fest
  • Jim Hightower, American syndicated columnist
  • John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation magazine
  • Ruth Conniff, editor, The Progressive Magazine
  • Will Durst, American political satirist
  • Plus, The Raging Grannies
  • and the Solidarity Singers