Medea Benjamin is cofounder of CODEPINK for Peace, and author of several books, including Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control. (https://www.orbooks.com/catalog/inside-iran-medea-benjamin/)
Zoltán Grossman (https://sites.evergreen.edu/zoltan/) is a Professor of Geography and Native Studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. He is author of Unlikely Alliances: Native Nations and White Communities Join to Defend Rural Lands (https://sites.evergreen.edu/unlikelyalliances/), and co-editor of Asserting Native Resilience: Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Face the Climate Crisis (http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/book/asserting-native-resilience).
If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.