The ten best writers on the Internet
Always read the stories these people write
by John Kaminski
Let me just say that when a writer on the scene of a dangerous story
deliberately leaves his windows open a crack when he goes to sleep at
night so nearby bombs won't break them when they explode - and the
formula works, although the front door, which was closed tight, DOES
blow in! - well, you have a person whose commitment to an important
story that needs to be told sets an example for every writer on the
As an editor, I can truly say that this is what reporting - not to
mention courage and humanity - is all about.
Such a person - a writer, reporter, and seeker of truth - is Dahr
Jamail, whose riveting dispatches as an "unembedded" reporter in Iraq
have enabled millions to transcend the mainstream media blackout of
real news from that tragic venue and better understand the horrific
crimes that are being committed by crazy killers in the name of the
Read a quick interview with him at www.newtopiamagazine.net
See for yourself about what's really happening in Iraq at http://dahrjamailiraq.com/weblog
Jamail's vivid narratives about widespread war crimes in Iraq can be
seen on numerous other websites, notably uruknet.com (which everyone
should subscribe to) and rense.com (which most everybody does already
People repeatedly ask me: since I can't get any real news from TV or
mainstream newspapers, what should I be reading?
There are several ways to answer: best websites, best stories, and best
writers. I wrote a best websites story (too long ago, and now out of
date), best stories I'm working on, but best writers is a topic that
has been on my mind for a long time.
I've written about a lot of topics, and people have said nice things
about me. But each time they do, I always think about the shoulders of
the giants I stand upon to get my information. Perhaps a more
appropriate title for this should be "My favorite writers" rather than
"The best writers." In any case, this is just my feeble attempt to
thank them, and introduce them to you in case you haven't had the
chance to experience their indispensable reports on what's really
Think of it as a real chance to transcend the media mindlock that is -
no exaggeration - killing this planet
So without further adieu - except to say my criteria are vital topics,
thorough research, the ability to describe and enrapture, and some
awareness of the manipulated lies that all of us are being told -
here's my list of the ten most important writers on the Internet.
OK, let's expand it to 25.
John Pilger, Henry Makow, Kurt Nimmo, Maureen Farrell, Mike Whitney,
Bev Harris, William Blum, Sherman Skolnick, Bob Feldman, Stan Goff,
Michael Collins Piper, Paul Levy, Leuren Moret, Dr. Ron Paul, Kevin
I've left many great writers off this list, some deliberately,
especially those I talk to regularly, so as to avoid any hint of
nepotism or personal favoritism. Though I stopped at 25 names, there
are hundreds it would behoove everyone to read. My apologies to those
unmentioned; you know who you are. Feel free to write me and complain,
and I'll either apologize and agree, or tell you why they're not on
If the goal of decent people everywhere is to gather the information
and take action to try to make this world and honest and just place,
well, these writers will help you travel a considerable distance toward
In the interest of space, I will list a link for most writers, but
better is to type (or copy and paste) these names into the Google
searchline and choose from among the hundreds of links that will emerge
1. Dahr Jamail. If you want to really know what's going on in Iraq and
want to escape this jaundiced bias that has most Americans in its grip
and unaware that the U.S. continuing mass murder is a certain crime
against everything human and holy - and if you want to see what real
reporting is all about - read Jamail's dispatches (link above). He is
the bravest writer I know, and that is the most important quality.
2. Amy Worthington has done more to explain the government's attack on
our atmosphere and our health than perhaps any other person. If one
paragraph can describe a person's entire output, it is this one, from
her masterful overview titled Aerosol and Electromagnetic Weapons In
The Age Of Nuclear War:
"We continually witness bizarre meteorological occurrences as powerful
electromagnetic devices manipulate both the jet stream and individual
storm fronts to create artificial weather and climatic conditions.
Black operations projects embedded within these aerosol missions are
documented to sicken and disorient select populations with biological
test agents and psychotronic mind/mood control technologies."
3. Michel Chossudovsky
not only runs one of the best news sites on the
web, the Center for Research on Globalization
but has had the unique talent of taking
the most important questions of our time and distilling them down to
readable, accurate, and mercifully brief explanations of the phenomena
being discussed. From "Washington's New World Order Weapons Can Trigger
Climate Change" to "Who is Osama bin Laden?," he cuts to the quick on
all manner of topics about which we have been lied to by mainstream
4. Webster Tarpley
, famous co-author of George Bush: The Unauthorized
Biography, brings a formidable grip of history to his comments on
current events. Two of his best recent offerings include "9/11
Synthetic Terrorism" on the best new 9/11 website
http://reopen911.org/index.htm and my own personal favorite, The
Versailles Thesis http://www.members.tripod.com/~american_almanac/versaill.htm
will tell you as much about the real history of the past two centuries
as you could ever hope to know.
Controversial Australian journalist
Joe Vialls consistently produces
the most jaw-dropping analyses of current events on the web, from
behind-the-scenes analyses of terror bombings (like, who really did
them) to his magnificent overview of the future of the Western
Hemisphere, Fortress America http://www.joevialls.co.uk/myahudi/fortress1.html
, which reveals the
Zionists' real plan to move and expand Eretz Israel once the Middle
East has been destroyed in a nuclear Armageddon.
6. Dave MacGowan
has written the best single overview of 9/11
http://davesweb.cnchost.com/nwsltr69.html and his Center for an
Informed America website http://davesweb.cnchost.com/index.html
provides indispensable analyses of topics of interest to us all.
7. Chris Floyd
is a trenchant columnist for the Moscow Times whose
essays are forwarded to others possibly more than anyone else in the
world. He consistently hits the nail of real information right on the
head with comments like this:
"This column stands foursquare with the Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld,
U.S. Secretary of Defense, when he warns that there will be more
terrorist attacks against the American people and civilization at
large. We know, as does the Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S.
Secretary of Defense, that this statement is an incontrovertible fact,
a matter of scientific certainty. And how can we and the Honorable
Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, be so sure that there
will be more terrorist attacks against the American people and
civilization at large? Because these attacks will be instigated at
the order of the Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of
8. Mark Morford
. The only mainstream media member of this list, this
columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle is easily the funniest writer
on the net, but best of all, cloaked in his razorlike humor is an
understanding of the world that in simply not seen almost anywhere else
in medialand. Consider:
"Right now. This minute. As I type this and as you read this and as
false Texas dictators rise and sad empires crumble and as this mad
bewildered world spins in its frantically careening orbit, there's a
nearly 50/50 chance that some sort of devious synthetic chemical
manufactured by some massive and largely heartless corporation is
coursing through your bloodstream and humping your brain stem and
molesting your karma and kicking the crap out of your libido and
chattering the teeth of your very bones."
I like to say I can never get out of the first paragraph of one of his
stories without breaking into a knowing belly laugh. His
He is also a yoga teacher and fiction writer and an outstanding
parallel parker and fervent wine devotee and former smoker and former
LA rock-god wannabe and careful insinuator and occasional unfair
mudslinger and frequent skeptic and sporadic true believer and
paradoxical contrarian and tattooed love-monkey and vehement
non-conservative and casual coffee drinker and ardent dog lover and
medium sleeper and comparison shopper and funky subtle prurient
neo-pagan gleaner of screaming delicious naked nuances.
9. Christopher Bollyn
is the big gun of American Free Press (one of the
two most honest weekly newspapers in America) who tackles all the big
subjects and never fails to unearth astonishing facts (like the fires
that burned for weeks under the rubble of the collapsed World Trade
Center) with a profound clarity and objectivity expressed in ways like
"A year into what has become an increasingly grim occupation, a chorus
of senior journalists are now saying what American Free Press has said
all along: the mainstream media 'failed the American public' with its
uncritical acceptance of the administration's dubious claims about the
need to invade Iraq."
If you want just one daily stop to get a very quick fix on what's
going on in the world, that place would be Xymphora Blogspot. Usually
only a few paragraphs each day, it targets one important subject and
provides a unique perspective that never fails to enlighten. Who
Xymphora actually is I have no clue, except that his comments are among
the most frequently passed around on the net.
OK, that was a lot of information passed really fast. We'll recap the
rest of the list even faster.
• John Pilger is the famous Australian journalist/filmmaker who never
loses sight of the most significant political issue of our times, the
Israeli genocide of the Palestinians. See http://pilger.carlton.com
• Henry Makow is the controversial Canadian Jew who points out that
Zionists harms Jews as much as anyone else, and that the real center of
the worldwide totalitarian tyranny is in London. See
• Kurt Nimmo is an accomplished journalist known for solid reporting
and a savvy blog at http://www.kurtnimmo.com/blog
• Maureen Farrell is an evocative Buzzflash columnist whose pieces are
archived at http://www.buzzflash.com/farrell/archives.html
• Mike Whitney is an outstanding Counterpunch columnist whose pieces
can be seen all over the web, like this one.
• Bev Harris is the driving force behind Black Box Voting who has done
more to reveal the hoax that American elections have become than any
other single person.
• William Blum is the premier chronicler of America's unjust invasions
of other countries.
• Sherman Skolnick is the mindboggling, encyclopedic investigator of
the nasty underbelly of American history. It is safe to say you'll
never be the same after reading Skolnick.
• Bob Feldman is the principal revealer of the Gatekeeper syndrome, one
of the most important phenomena in understanding what's really going on
with American media.
• Stan Goff is an ex-military guy whose view of American politics shows
what happens when soldiers grow up and become human beings.
• Michael Collins Piper is the author of the best book on the Kennedy
assassination and perceptive commentator on current events for the
American Free Press.
• Paul Levy is an uncommon spiritual analyst among whose essay titles
is "Christ Would Not Support Bush."
• Leuren Moret is the world's foremost chronicler of America's tragic
involvement with depleted uranium weapons.
• Dr. Ron Paul is one of only a handful of conscientious members of
Congress who pronouncements sustain the fleeting hope that one day we
will have an honest government.
• Kevin MacDonald is a California professor whose works on Judaism from
an Evolutionary Perspective furnish penetrating insights into
contemporary politics. http://www.csulb.edu/~kmacd/books.html
Whew. That's a lot of information, particularly if you spend any time
in the links.
Two traits characterize everyone on this list. First is a willingness
to look behind the veneer of media-described events to investigate
subjects of primary importance to our continued survival. Second is not
to be cowed into conformity by the inducements of lying for money which
afflicts so many of our so-called journalists.
If our popular media were dominated by personalities like these, the
world would certainly not in the trouble that it is now, where
civilization has been captured by a small group of rich people who
manipulate our reality and plunder our resources for their own selfish,
greedy, and evil purposes.
I give you this list as a gift of hope, to show you that it is possible
that honest people CAN rule the world, if the rest of us would only
listen to the descriptions by these wonderful writers, and try to be as
honest as they are.
- Dahr Jamail
- Amy Worthington
- Michel Chossudovsky
- Webster Tarpley
- Joe Vialls
- Dave MacGowan
- Chris Floyd
- Mark Morford
- Christopher Bollyn
John Kaminski is a writer who lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida and
whose Internet essays can be seen on hundreds of websites around the
world. These essays have been collected into two anthologies, the
latest of which is titled The Perfect Enemy. For more information go
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