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Hunter Stockton Thompson (18-Jul-1937 to 20-Feb-2005) was an American journalist and author who founded the gonzo journalism movement. He rose to prominence with the publication of Hell's Angels, a book for which he spent a year living and riding with the Hells Angels motorcycle club to...

James Baldwin (2-Aug-1924 to 1-Dec-1987) was an American novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, and activist. His essays, collected in Notes of a Native Son, explore intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in the Western society of the United States during the mid twentieth-century. James Baldwin Wikipedia ...

Uncle Fester is the nom de plume of Steve Preisler, American industrial chemist, maverick counter-cultural icon and author of such books as Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture, and Silent Death. Preisler gained underground fame after publishing Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture in the early 1980s. He says that he got the...

Eric Arthur Blair, known by his pen name George Orwell (25-Jun-1903 to 21-Jan-1950) was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is characterised by lucid prose, biting social criticism, total opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism. George Orwell Wikipedia ...

Frederick Douglass (1818 to 20-Feb-1985) was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, becoming famous for his oratory and incisive antislavery writings. Frederick Douglass...

Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud (20-Oct-1854 to 10-Nov-1891) was a French poet known for his transgressive and surreal themes, and his influence on modern literature and arts, prefiguring surrealism. Arthur Rimbaud Wikipedia ...

Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac, known as Jack Kerouac (12-Mar-1922 to 21-Oct-1969) was an American novelist and poet of French Canadian ancestry, who, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, was a pioneer of the Beat Generation. See jackkerouac.org website. Jack Kerouac Wikipedia  ...

Matthew Rosenfeld (Moxie Marlinspike) is an American entrepreneur, cryptographer, and computer security researcher. Marlinspike is the creator of Signal, co-founder of the Signal Foundation, and serves as the CEO of Signal Messenger LLC....

Josiah Zayner (8-Feb-1981) is a biohacker, artist, and scientist best known for his self-experimentation and his work making hands-on genetic engineering accessible to a lay audience, including CRISPR. Josiah Zayner Wikipedia See "Meet Josiah Zayner - America's Most Censored Person" article by Matt Taibbi. Josiah Zayner is a poo...

Alexander "Sasha" Theodore Shulgin (17-Jun-1925 to 2-Jun-2014) was an American medicinal chemist, biochemist, organic chemist, pharmacologist, psychopharmacologist, and author. He was the chemist responsible for the first synthesis of MDMA. Alexander Shulgin Wikipedia ...

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) was an American poet, playwright and conscientious objector @ bactra.org   Conscientious Objector I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death. I hear him leading his horse out of the stall; I hear the clatter on the barn-floor. He is...

Howard Zinn (24-Aug-1922 to 27-Jan-2010) was an American historian, playwright, philosopher, socialist thinker and World War II veteran. He was chair of the history and social sciences department at Spelman College, and a political science professor at Boston University. His life’s work focused on a wide range...

William E B du Bois (23-Feb-1868 to 27-Aug-1963) was an American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. Du Bois, a scholar at the historically Black Atlanta University, established himself as a leading thinker on race and the plight of Black Americans....

Cornel West (2-Jun-1953) is an American philosopher, political activist, social critic, actor, and public intellectual. The grandson of a Baptist minister, West focuses on the role of race, gender, and class in American society and the means by which people act and react to their "radical...

Hannah Arendt (14-Oct-1906 to 4-Dec-1975) was a humanist thinker who thought boldly and provocatively about our shared political and ethical world. Inspired  by philosophy, she warned against the political dangers of philosophy to abstract and obfuscate the plurality and reality of our shared world. She fiercely...

Robert Scheer (born 1936) is an independent, principled old-school American journalist who has written for Ramparts, the NPR, Truthdig, Scheerpost and other publications as well as having written many books. His column for Truthdig was nationally syndicated by Creators Syndicate in publications such as The...

Abigail Suzanne "Abby" Martin (6-Sept-1984) is an American journalist, TV presenter and activist. She helped found the citizen journalism website Media Roots and serves on the board of directors for the Media Freedom Foundation which manages Project Censored. Abby Martin is best known for her...

Jake Hanrahan (born 21-Jan-1990) is a British journalist, podcaster and documentary filmmaker. He reports on war and conflict, focusing on militia forces, paramilitaries and guerrilla warfare. Hanrahan is best known for his work covering the Kurdistan Workers' Party, a Kurdish militant group, in southeast Turkey....

Ryan Cristián is an outlier journalist, editor of The Last American Vagabond website, nexus antiestablishment content and livestream frontline video content. As a recent recipient of the Serena Shim Award For Uncompromising Integrity In Journalism, he understands that Americans want their news to be transparent,...

Whitney Webb is an American investigative journalist and gonzo reporter based in Chile. She publishes writing and researcher through unlimitedhangout.com and thelastamericanvagabond.com. Webb states her main interest is exposing criminal activities by intelligence, tech, surveillance and civil liberties institutions. LINKS Whitney Webb @ mronline.org Whitney Webb...

Glenn Greenwald (born 6-Mar-1967) is an American journalist, author, and lawyer. In 1996, he founded his own law firm, which concentrated on First Amendment litigation but quit to become a frontline investigative journalist. Greenwald has been responsible for some of the most impactful reportage of...

Jon Ronson (born 10-May-1967) is a British journalist, author and filmmaker whose works include Them: Adventures with Extremists, The Men Who Stare at Goats, So You Think You've Been Publicly Shamed and The Psychopath Test. He has been described as a gonzo journalist, becoming a...

Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948–December 4, 1969) was an inspirational activist for the NAACP and the Black Panther Party. At age 21, Hampton was fatally shot alongside a fellow activist (FBI asset) during a bogus law enforcement raid. Hampton is one of the seminal figures in...

Robert F Kennedy (20th November 1925-6th June 1968) was the 42-year-old younger brother of assassinated President John F. Kennedy. He served as Attorney General 1961–1964 and was elected to the Senate (D-NY) in 1964. At the time of his assassination, Sen. Kennedy had just won...

Anthony Russo (October 14, 1936–August 6, 2008) was an American researcher who assisted Daniel Ellsberg, his friend and former colleague at the RAND Corporation, in copying the Pentagon Papers. Anthony Russo was one of only four Americans charged under the Espionage Act 1917. Russo (with Daniel...

Thomas A Drake (born 1957) is a former senior executive of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), a decorated United States Air Force and United States Navy veteran, and a whistleblower. In 2010, the government alleged that Drake mishandled documents, one of the few such...

Dennis Kucinich (born October 8, 1946) is an American politician. A U.S. Representative from Ohio from 1997 to 2013. He ran for governor of Ohio in the 2018 election, losing in the primary to establishment neoliberal candidate Richard Cordray. From 1977 to 1979, Kucinich served as...

Daniel Hale is a veteran of the US Air Force. During his military service from 2009 to 2013, he took part in the US drone program, working with both the NSA and the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan. After leaving the Air Force,...

Chelsea Manning (born 17-Dec-1987 as Bradley Manning) is an American activist and whistleblower. She is a former US Army soldier, convicted by court-martial in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, after disclosing to Julian Assange at WikiLeaks nearly 750,000 classified...

Steven Donziger (born 1961) is an American attorney known for winning a record $9 billion judgment against Chevron,over the Lago Agrio oil field environmental destruction and toxic health damage. Donziger represented over 30,000 farmers and indigenous people from Ecuador. Chevron has dodged payment and manipulated...

Edward Snowden (21-Jun-1983) is an American former computer intelligence consultant who leaked information classified by the N.S.A. in 2013 when he was an employee and subcontractor for the Central Intelligence Agency. He uncovered widespread proof of constitutionally illegal abuses of state surveillance and evidence of...

Julian Assange (3 July 1971) is an Australian editor, publisher, and activist who founded WikiLeaks in 2006. In 2010 WikiLeaks published a series of leaks provided by U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning. US Department of Justice forced Assange to claim asylum in the Ecuador...

Daniel Ellsberg (born April 7, 1931) is an American economist, political activist, and former United States military analyst. While employed by the RAND Corporation, Ellsberg precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of the U.S....

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