Mathias Bröckers is a science writer and investigative journalist. Author of several books and over 600 published articles on culture, science and politics, Broeckers also served as culture editor of Germany's biggest alternative daily, TAZ, from 1981 to 1991. He has an Honors MA degree in linguistics from The Free University, Berlin. He has written two best-selling books in German on 9/11, of which the first, Conspiracies, Conspiracy Theories and the Secrets of 9/11, is being published by Progressive Press. Arcticle in Wikipedia.
Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (Emeritus) at the University of Ottawa and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal. He is the author of The Globalization of Poverty and The New World Order (2003) and America’s “War on Terrorism” (2005). He is also a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His writings have been published in more than twenty languages.
Hashimoto was born in Kyoto as a younger son of a Shinto priest. He saw action in many crucial Pacific operations, and was promoted to Lieutenant Commander in 1944. Later he took command of the Submarine I-58, and sank the cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35) on July 30, 1945, using ordinary torpedoes and sparing the lives of his kaitens (manned suicide subs). 879 of the cruiser's 1,196-man were killed -- the worst single at-sea loss of life in the history of the U.S. Navy. After the war, the US Navy brought Hashimoto to testify in the court martial against Indianapolis Captain Charles McVay, who was convicted for failing to zigzag, but Hashimoto testified that he would have been able to sink the cruiser regardless. Decades later, he also sent a letter to help exonerate McVay, who had eventually committed suicide under the weight of criticism. Hashimoto spent the final years of his life as a Shinto priest in Kyoto, dying at the age of 91 in 2000. Read More:
Nafeez Ahmed started writing political critiques of imperialism for the online journal Media Monitors Network in 2001. In July 2002 his manuscript became the first exposé of 9/11 to be published as a book in English. Nafeez went on to get a Masters Degree from the University of Sussex and write more books: Behind the War on Terror: Western Secret Strategy and the Struggle for Iraq; The War on Truth: 9/11, Disinformation, and the Anatomy of Terrorism; and The London Bombings: An Independent Inquiry. Wikipedia
Nick Kollerstrom first achieved note as a British astrologer and author of Lead on the Brain - A Plain Guide to Britain's No. 1 Pollutant, and The Metal/Planet Relationship, 1993. He was the co-author of a popular gardener's guide, Planting by the Moon. Nick has been deeply involved in astrology and other Hermetic studies for over 30 years, and has lectured since 1975. With a Cambridge science degree, he has worked as a professor of physics.
"Independent scholar and peace-activist Nick Kollerstrom has been working to tell the sober truth about the crimes of the powerful since his involvement in the Belgrano Enquiry and the London Nuclear War Tribunal in the eighties, and the Institute for Law and Peace and the World Court Project in the nineties. Terror on the Tube flows directly out of this same commitment to defend our diverse worldwide 'Motherland' of harmless noncombatants against terroristic fraternies of whatever nationality or ideological stripe." -- Keith Mothersson
Must watch: in response to David Cameron's call for the arrest of "non-violent extremists" like 9/11 and 7/7 Truthers, loyal subject Nick Kollerstrom attempts to turn himself in at Scotland Yard. A hilarious and pointed 3 minute video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbzkF-TWIFw
Richard Cottrell enjoyed a long career in the British print and broadcast media. As a television journalist specialising in politics and economics he contributed regularly to the national ITV network. He correctly predicted why the Anglo-French Concorde supersonic plane would fail.
In 1979 he was elected as a Conservative in the first direct elections to the European Parliament. Over the next ten years he sat on the parliament’s important committees and published two books, one a polemical attack on the EU’s farming policy (The Sacred Cow) and another (Blood on Their Hands) which extended the inquiry he performed on behalf of the parliament into the murder of British journalist Ann Chapman under the military junta in Greece. His inquiry cleared an innocent man.
He wrote the highly praised landmark Cottrell Report into the activities of pseudo religious cults such as the Moonies and their harmful influences on families and society.
Richard entered politics as an enthusiastic European but turned agnostic “as a result of experience of the inner workings of a profoundly anti-democratic system.”
After Europe he worked as a political advisor to international corporations looking to invest in the European countries queuing to join the EU, notably Poland.
He is married to Diana, who is Polish. They have two daughters. He is the author of Gladio: NATO's Dagger at the Heart of Europe
Rick Stelnick is a former executive officer* with links and ties to Washington, D.C., New York City, Moscow, London, and Istanbul. He is an alumnus of Brooklyn Technical High School and the City University of New York. He has been a member of the Friends of the Smithsonian, Society of Civil War Historians, and the Surratt Society. Rick also belongs to one of the largest minority groups in the United States: people with disabilities. His previous works are The Confederate Veteran: A New Southern Man? (1974) and Skill Sets Of U.S. Grant (1999).
*Executive Agents and Officers are experts and specialists in academics and industry who are sent abroad and serve overseas collecting information on behalf of and gathering intelligence to the benefit of United States special interest groups.
January 19, 2014. Rick Stelnick passed away from heart failure in Florida Hospital, Altamonte Springs. He was survived by a son, and by the women in his life: his estranged wife, his partner, his ex-partner, and his ex-wife. Rick was born in 1953, attended Brooklyn Technical High School, and lived most of his life in New Jersey.
Stewart Halsey Ross brought a broad education and diversified background to his works. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, M.S. in Technical Writing, and a M.S. in American History. He has been a Vice President with a major New York "Business-to-Business" Advertising and Public Relations Agency; was Associate Editor with Consulting Engineer Magazine; was Project Engineer with Pratt & Whitney's nuclear aircraft engine program; and was responsible for the Air Force's precision bombing range at Edwards Air Force Base. His books reflect this in-depth writing and engineering experience. In Strategic Bombing by the U.S. in World War II, Ross mocks the supposed "pickle-barrel" accuracy of the famed Norden bombsight, recalling an incident at EAFB when a "fat man" missed its target by more than a mile. Ross considered himself a "revisionist" historian, choosing an approach contrary to "conventional wisdom." He was not reluctant to take on icons. Ross read widely to bring to his readers authoritative overviews of his topics. His Bibliographies are useful references on their own, and his comprehensive Notes typically run in the many hundreds. Progressive Press is publishing his Propaganda for War and Global Predator. To our deep regret, Stewart Ross passed away at the age of 81 on Oct. 6, 2010. Obituary.
Takis Fotopoulos is a political philosopher and economist who founded the inclusive democracy movement. He is noted for his synthesis of the classical democracy with the libertarian socialism and the radical currents in the new social movements. He is the editor of The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy (which succeeded Democracy & Nature). He is also a columnist for the Athens Daily Eleftherotypia. He was previously (1969–1989) Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of North London. He moved to London in 1966 for postgraduate study at the London School of Economics, on a scholarship from Athens University, after earning degrees in Economics & Political Science, as well as in Law from the University of Athens. He was a student syndicalist and activist in Athens and then a political activist in London, taking an active part in the 1968 student movement in London, as well as in organisations of the revolutionary Greek Left during the struggle against the military junta in Greece (1967–74).
He is the author of Towards An Inclusive Democracy (London & New York: Cassell, 1997) in which the foundations of the inclusive democracy project were set, which has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek and Chinese and of the book The Multidimensional Crisis and Inclusive Democracy, published by the International Journal of Inclusive Democracy (2005). His last book in English is The Pink Revolution in Iran and the “Left”, published by the International Journal of Inclusive Democracy, (2009).
He has also contributed to several books in English, Italian, Chinese, Polish and Greek. His latest contributions in English include: "Systemic Aspects of Academic Repression in the New World Order" in Academic Repression: Reflections from the Academic Industrial Complex ed. by A.J. Nocella, Steven Best, Peter McLaren (AK Press, Oakland, CA & Edinburgh, 2010); "From (mis)education to Paedeia" in Critical Pedagogy in the new dark ages: challenges and possibilities, ed by Maria Nikolakaki (Peter Lang Publishing, 2012); "Hardt & Negri's Empire: A new Communist Manifesto or a reformist Welcome to Neoliberal Globalization?,” in Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto, ed by Frederic L. Bender (Second revised edition), (W.W. Norton & Co: New York, 2013).
He is also the author of over 15 books in Greek on development; the Gulf War; the neo-liberal consensus; the New World Order; the drug culture; the New Order in the Balkans; the new irrationalism; globalisation and the Left; the war against “terrorism”; Chomsky’s capitalism and Albert’s metacapitalism; the present multi-dimensional crisis; Inclusive Democracy: 10 years; The present capitalist crisis and the antisystemic movement. His latest book in Greek is Greece as a protectorate of the transnational elite: The need for an immediate exit from the EU and for a self-reliant economy (Athens: Gordios, November 2010).
He is also the author of over 1,000 articles in British, American and Greek theoretical journals, magazines and newspapers, several of which have been translated into over twenty languages (see http://www.inclusivedemocracy.org/fotopoulos/).
Ted Cohen has spent 35 years as a Maine newspaper reporter on a number of beats with the Portland Press Herald. His favorite was covering the Bush "summer White House" in Kennebunkport, Maine.
Born in Burlington, Vermont in 1951, Ted got his degree in journalism from the University of Vermont. After a brief stint in radio news in his hometown, he went on to be a stringer for a Vermont newspaper. Cohen's drive to be a full-time newspaperman led him to the Press Herald in Portland, Maine.
Cohen is a member of the National Writers Union and a past president of the Vermont Associated Press Broadcasters Association. He is also a contributing writer to The Forecaster, a Maine newspaper, as well as a notary public.
Webster Griffin Tarpley was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1946. In 1966 he graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Turin, Italy. He later taught English at Cornell University and the University of Milan, Italy.
From 1974 to 1984, he was a correspondent in central Europe, during which time he co-authored Chi ha ucciso Aldo Moro (Who Killed Aldo Moro, 1978) a study of international terrorism. In 1979-80, he appeared as commentator for Teleradiosole, a television station in Rome. From 1984 to 1996, he was a correspondent in Washington DC.
Tarpley is the co-author of George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography (1992), which has sold 30,000 copies and remains the only critical biography of the former President. In 1997 he published an anthology entitled Against Oligarchy: Essays and Speeches 1970-1996. These books can be consulted on the internet at www.tarpley.net. His 9/11 Synthetic Terror, the Bible of the 9/11 Truth Movement, has sold over 20,000 copies. His two books on Obama are virtually the only critical ones in print from a progressive viewpoint.
Tarpley has lectured in numerous colleges and universities around the world. In 1995 he was named a consultant to the Universal Ecological Academy of Moscow. He holds an MA from Skidmore College and a Ph.D. in history from the Catholic University of America. He can be reached by mail at PO Box 1486, Washington Grove, Maryland 20880-1486 USA.
Webster Tarpley's talk show World Crisis Radio is now broadcast on the Genesis World Report on GCNLive Free Internet Streaming Radio, Saturdays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern (1-3 Central, 11-1 Pacific), all 4 networks. Now available on demand until next show.
Webster is also a frequent contributor on the Russia Today television channel, the midday news on KPFK-Pacifica Radio Los Angeles, as well as a weekly guest on Chris Condon's "Counter Intel" program on KPFK, Sundays 9-10 a.m.
Webster Tarpley is also on the Jeff Rense show the first or second Wednesday of every month on GCNLive.com, Network 3.
He is also frequently on the Alex Jones show , Dr Bill Deagle's Nutrimedical Report, and Paula Gloria's "Farther Down the Rabbit Hole" on MNN-TV, the Manhattan Neighborhood Network.
See also actindependent.org for Tarpley's latest activist actions, and his newly redesigned website.