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). Rick is currently working as co-author with fellow crime historian William L. Richter on writing Deo Vindice: The Trial of John Wilkes Booth, in observation of the Civil War Sesquicentennial and the 150th Anniversary of the 1865 assassination of Lincoln by Booth.
*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.
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.
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.