Sam Smith is an 81 year old activist and journalist who has been fighting for progressive causes his entire life. He is the author of multiple books, including Why Bother?- which is on Working Assets recommended reading list. Sam covered the Mississippi Freedom Summer and DC riots during the height of civil rights unrest and has a degree in anthropology. He has had articles published in the Washington Post, Washington Star, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, San Jose Mercury News, Planning Magazine, Illustrated London News, Washington World, Regardie’s Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Harper’s, Washington Monthly, Washington Tribune, Washington City Paper, Nashville Scene, Washington History, Designer/Builder, Progressive Populist, North Coast Express, Yes!, Potomac Review, London Time Out, Counterpunch, Neiman Watchdog, Green Horizon Quarterly, London Telegraph, Southern Arizona News Examiner, workimg Waterfront and Utne Reader.
He was also selected in 2009 as a New Media Hero by the staff of the Alternet news service.
His recent work has been exposing the DLC for who they are- conservatives.