Joï¿½o Pedro Stï¿½dile is an advocate for agrarian reform in Brazil, both as a writer and as a leader of the Landless Workersrsquo; Movement (MST), of which he was a co-founder. His numerous publications include the three-volume A Questï¿½o Agraria no Brasil.
Asada Akira is a critic and curator and the current head of the Graduate School at the Kyoto University of Art and Design. His first book, published in 1983, was Structure and Power: Beyond Semiotics. Since then he has published, among other things, Beyond ï¿½the End of Historyï¿½ and The End of Cinemaï¿½s Century. He was co-editor of Hihyokukan (ï¿½Critical Spaceï¿½).
Luciana Castellina has been a leading figure of the Italian Left since the 1960s. She co-founded the Partitodi UnitÃ Proletaria per il communismo (PdUP) and the Movimento dei Comunisti Unitari (CU). She was a member of the European parliament from 1979 to 1999 and has been at different times the editor of Nuovo Generazione, il manifesto and Liberazione.