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Meet Our Guest Contributors

Madelyn Hoffman

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Madelyn is a seasoned activist, was director of the Grass-Roots Environmental Organization and Director of New Jersey Peace Action. She was Ralph Nader’s vice-presidential running mate in New Jersey in 1996. The following year she ran for New Jersey Governor as a Green. She also ran as a Green for U.S. Senate in 2018, receiving 25,150 votes, and ran for the same seat again in 2020, receiving 38,288 votes. 

Phil Garber

Phil has been a daily and weekly journalist for more than 40 years and has won the journalist of the year award twice from the New Jersey Press Association.He was born in New York City but followed his family to Bergen County when he was a wee boy and lived there before venturing out into the world and college. He enjoys watching sports as he is over the hill regarding participating although he did work out regularly in the gym and will resume when the COVID 19 is gone.

Julian Leshay

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Never to be caught without his camera nearby, Julian is a visual storyteller, photojournalist, and documentarian currently based in New Jersey. Usually found at a local protest, but loves to photograph everything from packed sports stadiums to empty downtown streets. While not on assignment, Julian goes on long-distance hikes, backpacking expeditions, and extended road trips in “Penelope”, his self-converted camper van. Raised by two visual artists, Julian claims “creativity is the key to a non-stagnant life.”

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Jose Sanchez

Jose is an American who grew up in Mexico and has been living in Europe since 2012. As an adherent of the Sixth declaration of the Lacandon Jungle, he’s interested in covering and sharing stories about autonomy, mutual aid and workers struggles. He is also a spokesperson for Citizens Summons, and a member of FAU and DiEM25

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