Susan Simensky Bietila has been an artist and activist since the 1960s. She did artwork for The Guardian - radical newsweekly during the Vietnam war and the 2nd Wave Feminist underground newspaper Rat and has continued to do art and activism ever since. She is a member of the World War 3-illustrated magazine collective, and writes and draws stories published there and elsewhere. She has been active against mining in Wisconsin and in support of Public Education. Presently she is creating art for C.A.R.S.(Citizens Acting for Rail Safety) Milwaukee – that is organizing against the explosive oil trains.