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Craig John Murray (born 17-Oct-1958) is a British author, human rights campaigner, journalist, and former diplomat for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Between 2002 and 2004, he was the British ambassador to Uzbekistan during which time he exposed the violations of human rights in Uzbekistan...

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...

Perry Fellwock (born 1947) is a former National Security Agency analyst and whistleblower who revealed the existence of the NSA and its worldwide covert surveillance network in an interview, using the pseudonym Winslow Peck, with Ramparts in 1971. Perry Fellwock Wikipedia The existence the NSA was revealed...

Terry Albury (1985ish-) is an FBI Whistleblower and former espionage specialist. He acted in the public interest The FBI’s Secret Rules as detailed in The Intercept article....

In 2013, Montreal lawyer Robert Tibbo helped whistleblower Edward Snowden hide out with refugee families in Hong Kong and successfully release his documents to the world. A respected lawyer who has worked for 30 years to defend refugee rights in Hong Kong, Mr. Tibbo was...

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...

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....

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...

Weekly interview show On Contact hosted by author and social critic Chris Hedges airs “dissident voices” currently missing from the mainstream media. Hedges interviews the black sheep of the establishment, leading discussions that can’t be heard anywhere else....

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....

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...

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....

Ioan Grillo is an investigative journalist long-form writer, contributor to the New York Times specialising in crime and drugs. Based in Mexico City, he has also worked for Time magazine, the History Channel, CNN, Reuters, the Associated Press, and Esquire. Born 1973....

Malcolm Gladwell CM (3-Sept-1963) is an English-born Canadian journalist, author, and public speaker. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. See Malcolm Gladwell Wikipedia entry.  ...

Michel Houellebecq; born Michel Thomas; (26-Feb-1956) is a French author, known for his novels, poems and essays, as well as an occasional actor, filmmaker and singer. His first book was a biographical essay on the horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. Houellebecq published his first novel,...

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