FORA.tv Speaker - Steven Hiatt
Steven Hiatt is a professional editor and writerâ€”but also has a long history as an activist.
He 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.
After moving to California 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. There he edited a series of research reports circulated to Global Fortune 1000 companies advocating standard neoliberal nostrums such as public-private partnerships and offshoring.
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.
03.26.07 | 00:54:31 min
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