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Steven Hiatt went on his first demonstration, for a city equal housing ordinance, in Des Moines in 1965. He went on to edit an underground newspaper, was active in the movement against the Vietnam War, and then became a community college teacher and teachers union organizer. He worked for a number of years at Stanford Research Institute, a think tank and consultancy organization serving multinational corporations and government agencies and closely linked to Bechtel, Chevron, Bank of America, and other players in the EHM world. He left SRI in 1987 and has since produced and edited books for Verso, The New Press, and other publishers, working with authors such as Alexander Cockburn, Mike Davis, Lewis H. Lapham, Christian Parenti, and Rebecca Solnit. He is co-editor, with Mike Davis, of Fire in the Hearth: The Radical Politics of Place in America. Hiatt lives in San Francisco and is president of Editcetera, a nonprofit cooperative of publishing professionals.
Friday, March 23, 2007 Global Empire: The Web of Control (3 comments)
Economic Hit Men: Hiding in Plain Sight;
As John Perkins points out in Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, "Every one of the people on my staff also held a title..."financial analyst, sociologist, economist "¦ and yet none of those titles indicated that every one of them was, in his or her own way, an EHM.