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Sander​ ​Hicks​ ​is​ ​an​ ​award-winning​ ​entrepreneur​ ​and​ ​social​ ​activist,​ ​who started​ ​the​ ​fair​ ​trade​ ​coffeehouse​ ​Vox​ ​Pop,​ ​the​ ​upstart​ ​publishing​ ​company Soft​ ​Skull​ ​Press,​ ​and​ ​currently​ ​runs​ ​Zen​ ​Space​ ​Makers,​ ​Inc.​ ​a​ ​craft carpentry​ ​contractor​ ​in​ ​Queens,​ ​NY.​ ​He​ ​is​ ​a​ ​candidate​ ​for​ ​US​ ​Congress running​ ​as​ ​a​ ​truth​ ​and​ ​peace​ ​loving independent candidate,​ ​in​ ​New​ ​York’s 12th​ ​Congressional​ ​District.​ ​He has travelled to the Middle East and Iran twice in order to combat Islamophobia, and create the possibility of peace. He is the author of two books critical of the War on Terror. His​ ​​website​ ​is​ ​HicksforCongress.com