Pratap Chatterjee is the executive director of CorpWatch. He is the author of Halliburton's Army (Nation Books, 2009) Iraq Inc.: A Profitable Occupation (Seven Stories Press, 2004), The Earth Brokers (Routledge Press, 1994) and Nether Time (Writer's Workshop, India, 1986).
He previously worked as global environment editor for Inter Press Service and as a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington DC. His freelance reporting has been published in daily newspapers like the Financial Times, the Guardian and the Independent; weeklies like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and the Village Voice, radio stations like KPFA and the Pacifica Network as well as on television for Channel Four news in the UK.
Since the War on Terror began in 2001, Pratap has traveled extensively throughout Central Asia and the Middle East including four trips each to Afghanistan and Iraq to report on waste, fraud and abuse by military contractors as well as on labor conditions for contract workers. He testified on his experiences before the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan in the U.S. Congress.
Over the last several years, Pratap has worked on a detailed investigative report titled Drone, Inc. which is the first ever guide to the contractors and the technologies used in targeted killing by remotely piloted aircraft operated by the U.S. intelligence agencies and the U.S. military.
Prior to 2001, Pratap worked as an environmental journalist, conducting investigations as far afield as Peru and New Guinea on issues ranging from dam building to nuclear waste. In the late 1990s, he published a history of the impact of the 1848 Gold Rush in California, tiled Gold, Greed and Genocide which were later turned into a documentary and a teacher’s guide for high school students.
Pratap has appeared as a commentator on numerous radio and television shows ranging from BBC World Service, CNN International, Democracy Now!, Fox and MSNBC.
He has won a number of awards for his work from the International Consortium for Investigative Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the National Network of Community Broadcaster, the National Newspaper Association and the Overseas Press Club of America. Pratap has also been recognized for his activism with a Lannan Cultural Freedom Award, the Focus on Turtle Island Award from the Marin American Indian Alliance and an award from American Muslims Intent On Learning and Activism for his work after 9-11.
Pratap currently serves on the board of Corporate Europe Observatory and Corruption Watch UK. Previously he served on the board of Amnesty International USA, the Asian Pacific Environmental Network and on the KQED Community Advisory Panel and the Environmental Advisory Commission for the city of Berkeley, California.
Khalil Bendib is a political cartoonist whose work is distributed to over 2,000 small and mid-sized newspapers nationwide and has been published in the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and other major newspapers. His work has been commissioned by organizations such as Global Exchange, Greenpeace, Kaiser Permanente and Oxfam, among others.
Khalil is co-author of New York Times best-seller Zahra’s Paradise (FirstSecond, 2011) a graphic novel published in 16 languages worldwide* and nominated for two Eisner awards. Several books of his cartoons have also been published: It Became Necessary to Destroy the Planet (2003), Mieux Vaut Empire qu’en Pleurer (2005), Mission Accomplished (2007) and Too Big to Fail (2012)