Pratap Chatterjee, Executive Director
Pratap is an investigative journalist and producer. He is the author of "Halliburton's Army" (Nation Books, 2009) "Iraq Inc.: A Profitable Occupation" (Seven Stories Press, 2004) and "The Earth Brokers" (Routledge Press, 1994).
He has many years of experience working in radio, print and digital media, including hosting a weekly radio show on Berkeley station KPFA, working as global environment editor for InterPress Service and as a freelance writer for the Financial Times, the Guardian and the Independent of London.
He has won five Project Censored awards as well as a Silver Reel from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters for his work in Afghanistan, and the best business story award from the National Newspaper Association (US), among others. He has also appeared as a commentator on numerous radio and television shows ranging from BBC World Service, CNN International, Democracy Now!, Fox and MSNBC.
Pratap serves on the board of Amnesty International USA, Corporate Europe Observatory and Corruption Watch UK.
Terry J. Allen, (freelance editor)
Terry is a veteran investigative journalist. An editor for CorpWatch since 2003, Terry brings extensive experience. She is a senior editor at In These Times, and previously edited Amnesty International's US magazine. More recently, Terry's work has expanded into film notes and research, working on such films as Academy Award winner Fahrenheit 911 and Sundance documentary grand prize winner "Trouble the Water." Her reporting has appeared in Harper's, The Nation online, New Scientist, the Boston Globe and other publications.
Chris Thompson (freelance writer)
Chris Thompson is a former staff writer for the East Bay Express, Slate and the Village Voice. He has also written freelance for a variety of national publications, including the New York Times, Salon, Slate, the Center for Public Integrity, and Rolling Stone. His awards include the 2003-04 Northern California Society of Professional Journalists award for best investigative story for “The AXT Way,” a story about a semiconductor manufacturing company that poisoned up to 500 Chinese immigrant laborers with arsenic; and a 1999 California Newspaper Publishers Association award for best environmental reporting, for “Our Chernobyl,” a story on a massive tire dump that caught fire and poisoned neighbors in Modesto, California.
Khalil Bendib (freelance cartoonist)
Khalil is an award-winning political cartoonist based in Berkeley whose work is distributed to 1,500 small and mid-sized newspapers weekly. His cartoons are also featured in dozens of ethnic and progressive print and on-line publications across the USA and Canada. Born under a French colonial regime, Khalil brings a fresh, non-Eurocentric perspective that is mostly absent from US corporate media. His hard-hitting, quixotic cartoons don't shy away from lancing the taboos of Free-Market fundamentalism. In the proud tradition of watchdog journalism, Khalil's work aims to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable and give a voice to the voiceless underdog. More of his work may be seen at www.bendib.com.
Paul Goldberg (fundraising consultant)
Paul is a fundraising consultant with nearly a decade’s worth of experience directing resources to diverse organizations working to make the world a better place. Paul has participated in teams raising millions of dollars for organizations such as Rockwood Leadership Institute, Prospect Park Alliance, Omid Advocates for Human Rights, Monterey Peninsula Water Management District, United4Iran, Build It Green and more. Based in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Paul is dedicated to progressive social change and stewardship of our natural environment.
Fatima Hansia (reporter)
Fatima Hansia graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in Spring 2013 with a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies, and a Minor in South Asian Studies. She previously volunteered for Amnesty International USA and the International Rescue Committee. She was born and grew up in Mill Valley, CA.
Miguel Barbosa (database development)
Miguel Barbosa is a junior full stack web developer and a chartered financial analyst with a background in the behavioral sciences. Before working as a developer, he worked as an equity analyst at a hedge fund in Chicago, where he was responsible for analyzing and sourcing global investment ideas in the following industries: consumer discretionary, health care, information & technology, media and industrials/machinery. This involved reading primary documents, building financial models, conducting calls/meetings with senior managements, and traveling to investment conferences.
CorpWatch Advisory Board
As a project of the Tides Center, CorpWatch is fiscally and legally accountable to the Tides Center Board of Directors.
Charlie Cray, Senior Research Specialist, Greenpeace USA, Washington, DC
Charlie Cray is a senior research specialist at Greenpeace USA. He co-authored The People’s Business: Controlling Corporations and Restoring Democracy (Berrett-Koehler, 2003).
From 2004 to 2010, Charlie directed the Center for Corporate Policy in Washington DC. Prior to that he helped edit Multinational Monitor magazine and directed the Campaign for Corporate Reform at Citizen Works. Between 1989 and 1999, Charlie was a member of the Greenpeace Toxics Campaign, organizing campaigns to shut down toxic waste incinerators and phase out PVC plastics. He also co-founded the watchdog web site, HalliburtonWatch.org.
Cori Crider, Strategic Director, Reprieve, London, UK
Cori Crider is the strategic director at Reprieve, a legal services and advocacy organization that works around the world for individuals facing death penalty or indefinite detention.
At Reprieve, Cori has represented over forty current and former Guantánamo prisoners and has led the effort to resettle those released that face torture or execution if repatriated to their home countries. Cori also directs Reprieve’s project countering targeted killing in Yemen and its Libya renditions cases.
In 2010, Harvard Law School, Cori’s alma mater, awarded her a Gary Bellow Public Service Award for her commitment to public interest and social justice.
Allen Gunn, Executive Director of Aspiration, San Francisco, CA
Allen Gunn (Gunner) is Executive Director of Aspiration, an organization that works to help NGOs, activists, foundations and software developers make more effective use of technology for social change.
Gunner is an active facilitator, contributor, advisor, and/or partner in a number of open projects, including Mozilla, The Tor Project, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, Peer 2 Peer University, Joomla!, CiviCRM, and Creative Commons. He is a board member of The Ruckus Society and Global Exchange. He also sits on the eIFL-FOSS, GIIP, and the Rosetta Foundation Advisory Boards.
He has served as senior software engineer at firms including Novell, NetManage, and a number of startups, and has shepherded large software projects through all stages of development: from inception, design, engineering, and testing to deployment, support and marketing in environments ranging from start-up to large corporation to nonprofit.
Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director, Oakland Institute, Oakland, CA
Anuradha Mittal, founder and executive director of the Oakland Institute, is an expert on trade, development, human rights and agriculture issues. She has authored and edited numerous books and reports including (Mis)Investment in Agriculture: The Role of the International Finance Corporation in the Global Land Grab; Voices from Africa: African Farmers and Environmentalists Speak out Against a New Green Revolution; Sahel: A Prisoner of Starvation; Going Gray in the Golden State: The Reality of Poverty Among Seniors in Oakland, California; and Turning the Tide: Challenging the Right on Campus; America Needs Human Rights.
Anuradha is on the board and advisory committees of several non profit organizations including the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize), the International Forum on Globalization, and is a member of the independent board of Ben & Jerry's. She was named as the Most Valuable Thinker in 2008 by the Nation magazine.