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Zelda Bronstein

Author and Journalist
Berkeley, California

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I’m a Bay Area activist and writer whose work has appeared in Dissent magazine, the Berkeley Daily Planet, BeyondChron, 48 hills, the California Progress Report, Film Quarterly, Le Monde diplomatique, Open Democracy, Dollars & Sense, and The Nation. I’ve also collaborated on two short films, “Made in Berkeley” and “Fix-it Clinic.” From 1997 to 2004 I sat on the Berkeley Planning Commission, serving as commission chair in 2002-4 and helping to draft the city’s first new general plan in twenty-five years.

I write about land use, manufacturing, public finance, feminism, theater, film, and the political economy of the Bay Area–varied themes bound by an abiding interest in the prospects of democracy in the U.S.