NOTE: The asterisks are to personally denote the primary resources to check most frequently.
AGGREGATORS & ANALYZERS:
JOURNALISTS & ACADEMICS:
Amy Goodman — a veteran investigative journalist who’s the recipient of numerous journalism awards, most notably the United Nations Correspondents Association Global Prize, Harvard University’s IF Stone Lifetime Achievement Award, and Columbia University’s Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award.
As’as AbuKhalil — professor of political science at California State University; former professor at the Universities of California-Berkeley, Tufts, Georgetown, and George Washington.
Alastair Crooke — former MI6 officer European Union diplomat whose expertise is in “covert diplomacy” with militant groups.
Alfred McCoy — Harrington Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Andrew Bacevich — retired US Army Colonel; Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University; and former professor at Johns Hopkins University and US Military Academy at West Point.
Andrew Feinstein — former South African Member of Parliament for the ANC.
Annie Machon — former MI5 intelligence officer and whistleblower.
Ann Wright — antiwar activist; retired US Army Colonel; former US State Department diplomat in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Grenada, and Nicaragua; and recipient of the State Department’s Award for Heroism.
Aviva Chomsky — professor of Latin American and Caribbean history at Salem State University.
Bill Moyers — former White House Press Secretary in the Johnson Administration, where he played a primary role in passing the Freedom of Information Act; and recipient of numerous awards, including the Lifetime Emmy Award, induction into the Television Hall of Fame, Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, Lifetime Peabody Award, George Polk Career Award, etc.
Bruce Cumings — Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago.
Bruce Schneier* — fellow at Harvard University; board member of The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation; and CTO of IBM’s Resilient Technologies.
Chalmers Johnson — former CIA consultant; chair the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley; Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego; and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Chelsea Manning — former US Army soldier and whistleblower that leaked the State Department cables to WikiLeaks.
Chris Gilbert — professor of political science at the Bolivarian University of Venezuela.
Chris Hedges — recipient of the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism and the Pulitzer Prize; and former professor at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, University of Toronto, and various New Jersey prisons.
Christina Lin — former researcher at Johns Hopkins University, Office of the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council, Department of State, and Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Coleen Rowley — former FBI Special Agent and whistleblower, including in the US Embassies of Paris and Montreal.
Cornel West — Class of 1943 University Professor of African American History at Princeton University and Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University.
Craig Murray* — former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan, whistleblower, and former Rector of the University of Dundee.
Creston Davis — professor of philosophy at Alma Mater Europaea-ECM, Slovenia; and former associate professor of philosophy at Rollins College (where he received the Arthur Vining Davis Award).
Daniel Ellsberg — Pentagon Papers whistleblower and former strategic analyst at RAND, high-level nuclear war planner during the height of the Cold War, consultant to the Defense Department and the White House, and Special Assistant to Secretary of Defense Robert MacNamara.
Daniele Ganser — professor of history and future energy systems at St. Gallen’s University, Switzerland; former professor of conflict analysis at Basel University, Switzerland; former Senior Researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) Center for Security Studies; former Swiss Foreign Ministry expert on civil peace and human rights promotion; and founder/director of the Swiss Institute for Peace and Energy Research (SIPER).
Daniel Hallin — professor of communications at the University of California, San Diego.
David Price — professor of anthropology and sociology at St. Martin’s University.
David Vine — professor of anthropology at American University.
Edward Herman — Professor Emeritus of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.
Edward Said — University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.
Edward Snowden* — former NSA systems administrator, whistleblower, and network security specialist in Hawaii, Japan, and Ft. Meade; former CIA network security specialist in Geneva and Langley; former DIA network security specialist; and director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
Elizabeth Murray — 27-year CIA veteran, including as a Middle Eastern political and media analyst; and former National Intelligence Council Officer for the Near East.
Eric Alterman — Distinguished Professor of English and Journalism at the City University of New York.
Eric Foner — DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University; former president of the Organization of American Historians, American Historical Association, and Society of American Historians.
Francine Lipman — William S. Boyd Professor of Law at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Gabriel Kolko — Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at York University; and former history professor at the University of Pennsylvania and at the State University of New York-Buffalo.
Gerald Horne — Moores Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston.
Gideon Levy — former Israel Defense Forces soldier and aide to Shimon Peres; recipient of numerous journalism awards, including the Euro-Med Journalist Prize for 2008, the Leipzig Freedom Prize in 2001, the Israeli Journalists’ Union Prize in 1997, and The Association of Human Rights in Israel Award for 1996.
Graham Fuller — former National Intelligence Council Vice Chairman and Officer for Near East and South Asia; former CIA operations officer for 20 years, including as Chief of Station in Kabul; former State Department Foreign Service Officer;
Greg Grandin* — professor of Latin American and Caribbean History at New York University and former UN special consultant during the Guatemala Truth Commission.
G. William Domhoff — Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Research Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Hans Kristensen — director of the Federation of American Scientists Nuclear Information Project; former Special Advisor to the Danish Ministry of Defense and the US National Resource Defense Council; and former Senior Researcher with the Nuclear Information Unit of Greenpeace International.
Henry Giroux — Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest at McMaster University; and former professor of English and cultural studies at the Universities of Pennsylvania, Chicago, Missouri-Kansas City, Miami, Pennsylvania State, and Northeastern.
Howard Zinn — professor of American history at Boston University and former professor at Spelman College until he was fired for participating in the Civil Rights Movement.
Hugh Roberts — Edward Keller Professor of North African and Middle Eastern History at Tufts University.
Ibram Kendi — professor of history and international relations and Founding Director of the Anti-Racist Research and Policy Center at American University.
Ilan Pappé — former Israeli Defense Forces soldier; Professor of History and Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter, UK; and former senior lecturer of Middle Eastern history at Haifa University, Israel.
Jack Matlock — former US Ambassador to the Soviet Union; former US State Department Director of Soviet Affairs; and former National Security Council special assistant to the president for Soviet affairs.
James Bamford — former distinguished visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley; recipient of the National Magazine Award; former US Navy intelligence analyst; and whistleblower testifying about NSA domestic surveillance to the Senate Church Committee.
James Carden — former US State Department Advisor to the US-Russia Presidential Commission.
James Petras — Bartle Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University.
Jan Oburg — professor of peace studies at Lund University, Sweden; former member of the Danish government’s Committee on Security and Disarmament; former professor at the Universities of Chuo, Nagoya, European Peace University, and the World Peace Academy.
Jesselyn Radack — former Department of Justice official and whistleblower; and recipient of the Sam Adams Award and the Hugh M. Heffner First Amendment Award.
J. Michael Springmann — former US State Department’s Foreign Service diplomat in Germany, India, and Saudi Arabia, including as head of the Visa section of the US Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where the 9/11 hijacker passports were issued.
John Coatsworth — Provost and Professor of International and Public Affairs and of History at Columbia University; former Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs at Harvard University; former professor at the University of Chicago, El Colegio de México, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the National University of Buenos Aires, the Instituto Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires, and the Instituto Ortega y Gassett in Madrid; and former American Historical Association and Latin American Studies Association.
John Dower — Ford Professor Emeritus of History at MIT.
John Kiriakou — former CIA analyst, case officer in Bahrain and Greece, and Chief of Counterterrorist Operations in Pakistan, who also briefed the CIA Director and Deputy Director in the year before the invasion of Iraq; whistleblower that served 23 months in prison under the Espionage Act for exposing the Bush Administration’s global torture regime; and former Senate Foreign Relations Committee senior investigator.
John Mearsheimer — R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago.
John Pilger* — former 1995 Edward Wilson Fellow at Deakin University; former Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor at Cornell University; professor of journalism at Lincoln University; and recipient of numerous journalism and human rights awards, including: Sydney Peace Prize, UN Media Peace Prize (twice), Peabody Award, Academy Award, Reporters San Frontiers Award, the Sophie Prize for Human Rights, Journalist of the Year (twice), International Reporter of the Year, BAFTA, etc.
John Stockwell — former National Security Council Chief of the Angola Task Force; former CIA Chief of Base in the Katanga (Congo) and Bujumbura (Burundi); and recipient of the Intelligence Medal of Merit before becoming a whistleblower.
John Tirman — MIT’s Center for International Studies Executive Director and Principal Research Scientist.
Joseph Stiglitz — recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics and the John Bates Clarke Medal; University Professor of Economics at Columbia University; former chief economist of the World Bank; chairman of the University of Manchester’s Brooks World Poverty Institute; and former chairman of the UN Commission on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System.
Joshua Landis — Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma.
Juan Cole* — Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan.
Julian Assange — founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks; recipient of the Sam Adams Award, Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, Sydney Peace Foundation Gold Medal, and the Amnesty International UK Media Award; and who’s been found by the United Nation’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to have been subject to arbitrary detention by the UK and Sweden.
Katharine Gun — former GCHQ translator and whistleblower that leaked information about plans by the US and UK to bug UN offices in six nations (Angola, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, Guinea, Pakistan) that were swing votes in a second UN vote approving the invasion of Iraq.
Kirk Wiebe — a 32-year NSA veteran and whistleblower, including as senior analyst; recipeint of the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation and the NSA’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award.
Lance deHaven-Smith — Professor Emeritus of Politics at Florida State University.
Lawrence Wilkerson — retired US Army Colonel; former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; former faculty of the US Naval War College, George Washington University, and Marine Corps War College; and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William & Mary.
Marjorie Cohn — Professor Emerita of Law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and former president of the National Lawyers Guild.
Mark Bray — lecturer of human rights, terrorism, and political radicalism in Modern Europe at Dartmouth College.
Melvin Goodman* — former CIA Office of Soviet Affairs Division Chief, senior analyst, and whistleblower; former State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research senior analyst; adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University; and former professor at the US National Defense University.
Micah Zenko — senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Michael German — former FBI Special Agent, including in infiltrating white supremacist groups; Fellow at New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice; and former adjunct professor for law enforcement and terrorism at the National Defense University.
Michael Klare — Five College Professor of Peace & World Security Studies at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Michael Mann — Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University.
Michel Chossudovsky — Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ottawa University.
Nafeez Ahmed* — Visiting Research Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University; former advisor to the 9/11 Commission, British Foreign Office, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and the UK Defence Academy; former professor of politics and history at the University of Sussex; and founder of Insurge Intelligence and the Institute for Policy and Research Development. Sources to find Ahmed’s work: Middle East Eye, Vice Motherboard, Insurge Intelligence, and The Guardian.
Noam Chomsky* — Institute Professor and Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at MIT; Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair of Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona.
Nomi Prins* — former managing director at Goldman Sachs, senior managing director at Bear Stearns in London, strategist at Lehman Brothers, and analyst at the Chase Manhattan Bank.
Noura Erakat — assistant professor of international human rights law at Georgetown University and Abraham L. Freedman Teaching Fellow at Temple University; and assistant professor of human rights law at George Mason University.
Patricia Williams — James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University.
Patrick Armstrong — former Canadian Department of National Defense analyst specializing in the USSR/Russia and former Canadian Embassy in Moscow Counsellor.
Patrick Cockburn — recipient of the Martha Gellhorn Prize, Orwell Prize, James Cameron Prize, British Foreign Affairs Journalist of the Year, Foreign Commentator of the Year, and Foreign Reporter of the Year.
Paul Krugman — recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics; Distinguished Professor of Economics at the City University of New York; Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics; and former professor of economics at MIT, Princeton, Harvard, and Yale.
Paul Pillar — former CIA Executive Assistant to the Director and Deputy Director of the Counterterrorist Center; senior fellow and former visiting professor at Georgetown University; and former National Intelligence Council Officer for the Near East and South Asia.
Paul Robinson* — professor of Russian and military history at the University of Ottawa.
Peter Dale Scott — Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California-Berkeley; former Canadian Foreign Service Officer to the United Nations and Poland; and former Canadian Social Sciences Research Council and Guggenheim Fellow
Peter Kuznick — professor of American history at American University.
Peter Van Buren — 24-year veteran and whistleblower of the U.S. Department of State, including as Team Leader for two Iraqi Provincial Reconstruction Teams until being fired for criticizing the invasion of Iraq.
Philip Agee — former 12-year CIA case and operations officer in Ecuador, Mexico, and Uruguay, until he became a whistleblower by writing the first expose of the CIA in 1975 entitled, “Inside the Company: CIA Diary.”
Philip Giraldi — former former CIA Case Officer and Army Intelligence Officer in Turkey, Italy, Germany, and Spain.
Rajan Menon — Anne and Bernard Spitzer Chair in Political Science at the City College of New York and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University.
Ralph McGehee — former CIA case officer and whistleblower in Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan, and the Philippines; recipient of the CIA Career Intelligence Medal.
Rashid Khalidi — Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University.
Ray McGovern* — antiwar activist; 28-year CIA veteran, including as senior analyst in the Soviet Affairs Division, preparer of the President’s Daily Brief, chair of the National Intelligence Estimates (largest US intelligence estimate involving every agency), and recipient of the Intelligence Commendation Medal, which he returned in protest of CIA torture.
Rebecca Gordon — professor of political philosophy at the University of San Francisco.
Rebecca Lemov — professor of the history of science at Harvard University.
Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones — Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Edinburgh, UK.
Richard Falk* — Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law and Practice and Professor Emeritus of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University; former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestine; former professor at the Universities of Harvard and Ohio State; and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
Richard Sakwa — Professor of Russian and European Politics at Kent University, UK; member of Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences; Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs; and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES) at the University of Birmingham.
Richard Werner — Director Centre for Banking, Finance and Sustainable Development at Southampton University; former Shimomura Fellow at the Development Bank of Japan, Visiting Researcher at the Bank of Japan, and Visiting Scholar at the Japanese Ministry of Finance.
Richard Wolff — Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Robert Epstein — former professor at Boston University, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, University of California-San Diego, the HAL College of Technology and Design (Japan), and University of the South Pacific.
Robert Parry* — former investigative reporter for AP and Newsweek that uncovered many of the Iran-Contra stories, including the CIA-Contra drug trafficking, CIA assassination manual, and Oliver North’s connection to Iran-Contra; recipient of the George Polk Award, Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, and the Harvard Nieman Foundation I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence; and founder/editor of the oldest online investigative website, Consortiumnews.
Robert Paxton — Mellon Professor Emeritus of Social Sciences at Columbia University, known as the “father of fascism studies.”
Robert Reich — Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley; former professor at Harvard University and Brandeis University; and former US Secretary of Labor
Robert Scheer — Clinical Professor of Communications and Journalism at the University of Southern California-Annenberg.
Robert Steele — former US Marine; former CIA Case Officer; cofounder/deputy director of the US Marine Corps Intelligence Activity; and writer of the handbooks on OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) for NATO, US DIA, and US Special Operations Forces.
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz — Professor Emerita of Ethnic Studies at California State University, Hayward; and whose 1977 book ‘The Great Sioux Nation’ was the fundamental document at the First United Nations Conference on Indians in the Americas.
Saskia Sassen — Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University.
Scott Ritter — former UN Special Commission weapons inspector and whistleblower in Iraq from 1991-1998 that stated prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq that Bush’s WMD claims were false; and former intelligence officer in the US Marines.
Shashi Tharoor — former United Nations Under-Secretary-General; former Indian Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs; and Indian National Congress Minister of Parliament; and Indian Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs.
Siddharth Kara — Director of the Carr Center Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at Harvard University.
Smedley Butler — former US Marine Corps Major General and the most decorated Marine at the time of his death.
Stephen Cohen* — professor emeritus of Russian history and studies at Princeton University and New York University.
Stephen Kinzer* — senior fellow at Brown University and former New York Times journalist in 50+ countries.
Stephen Walt — Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University.
Theodore Postol — professor of science, technology and national security policy at MIT; former scientific adviser to the US Chief of Naval Operations; and recipient of the Leo Szilard Prize from the American Physical Society, Hilliard Roderick Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Norbert Wiener Award from Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility.
Thomas Drake — former NSA Senior Executive, Technical Director for Software Engineering Implementation, and whistleblower; former intelligence analyst for the US Navy, Air Force, and CIA; and former NSA Chair and an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences at National Defense University.
Thomas Ferguson — Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.
Thomas Harrington — professor of language and culture studies at Trinity College.
Thomas Piketty — Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics and professor at the Paris School of Economics.
Tim Weiner — veteran New York Times investigative journalist and author of detailed histories of both the FBI and CIA.
Todd Pierce — former US Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Major.
Tom Engelhardt* — Teaching Fellow at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley; founder/editor of the indispensable TomDispatch; consulting editor for Metropolitan Books; fellow at The Nation Institute; and cofounder of American Empire Project.
William Appleman Williams — Professor Emeritus of History at Oregon State University; former professor of history at the Universities of Oregon and Wisconsin-Madison; Distinguished Fulbright Scholar at the University of Melbourne; and former President of the Organization of American Historians.
William Astore — retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, whistleblower, and former professor at the Air Force Academy and the Naval Postgraduate School.
William Binney — a 36-year NSA veteran and whistleblower, including as technical director of World Geopolitical and Military Analysis, technical director of the Office of Russia, co-founder of the Signals Intelligence Automation Research Center, member of the Senior Technical Review Panel, chair of the Foreign Relations Council Technical Advisory Panel.
Willam Blum* — former State Department employee that resigned founded the first “alternative” newspaper in DC, as well as working with CIA whistleblower Philip Agee on Covert Action Quarterly.
William Polk — former professor of history at Harvard University and the University of Chicago; former member of the State Department Policy Planning Council focusing on the Middle East and North Africa; and contributor to planning the United Nations Environmental Program.
Yanis Varoufakis* — former Greece Finance Minister during negotiations with the Troika; current professor of economics at King’s College London (England); cofounder of DiEM25; and former professor of economics at the Universities of Cambridge (England), Athens (Greece), Louvain (Belgium), Texas-Austin (US), Sydney (Australia), Glasgow (Scotland), Essex (England), East Anglia (England), and Turin (Italy).
Yossi Melman — former IDF reconnaissance and special operations soldier; former Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard University; and recipient of the Sokolov Award (Israel’s most prestigious decoration for journalists).