Archive for February 2021

Dirk Pohlmann has a long career as a journalist, business owner and entrepreneur including a spinoff of the prestigious Max Planck Institute, and as a film director and producer. He has directed over 20 films and aired on National Geographic, Discovery, the History Channel Canada, and in Australia, Russia and throughout Europe. Dirk was also a specialist in cold war intelligence operations and has written extensively on the subject. He is the author of the book "The Ecological Disaster" with Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges and Nafeez Ahmed. Dirk, along with his colleague Markus Fiedler have been critically evaluating Wikipedia and its internal operations to expose its biased agendas under the disguise of being a legitimate encyclopedia. Together they have published their series "Stories from Wikipedia" -- in German -- which present new material every three weeks, and produced two documentary films "The Dark Side of Wikipedia" and "Censorship," which detail how the site has become a systematic problem that threatens a free society. Dirk was also instrumental in winning the first lawsuit for libel and slander against a senior Wikipedia editor on behalf of author Elias Davidson, who had provided evidence that no Muslims had hijacked the planes on 911. This is a landmark trial and hopefully will pave the way for others who have had their reputations defamed and destroyed on Wikipedia to have legal recourse and to begin sending shivers through the ideologues on Wikipedia. Although in Germany, his Wikipedia investigation website is WikiHausen.de

Petr Koenig is a geopolitical analyst and a former senior economist at the World Bank and World Health Organization, who specialized in water and environmental economics for 30 years in countries around the world. He currently consults for the Swiss Development Cooperation, an international agency working with humanitarian aid delivered by th Swiss Confederation as part of its foreign policy to alleviate poverty around the world and promote human rights. Peter also lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He is the author of "Implosion: An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed, and is a co-author of Cynthia McKinney's book "When China Sneezes: From Coronavirus Lockdown to the Global Politico-Economic Crisis."  His articles are frequently published on Global Research, New Eastern Outlook and other online sites. 

Vanessa Beeley is a British investigative journalist and photographer focusing on the conflicts in the middle east – particularly in Syria, Gaza and Palestine, Iraq, Egypt and Yemen. She is an associate editor of 21st Century Wire and was a member of a peace finding mission to Syria organized by the US Peace Council.  She is a contributing writer for the Global Campaign to Return to Palestine, the Dissident Voice and manages the website The Wall Will Fall where she blogs about her travels and reports from the Middle East. Vanessa's articles appear in Mint Press News, Russia Today, Last American Vagabond, 21st Century Wire and many others. She was a finalist for the prestigious Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, which has previously been awarded to Robert Parry, Patrick Cockburn, Robert Fisk and others. Last year she received the Serena Shim Award for uncompromised integrity in journalism. Her website is TheWallWillFall.org    


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