Columnists

Israel Shamir

Israel Shamir is a critically acclaimed and respected Russian Israeli writer. He has written extensively and translated Joyce and Homer into Russian. He lives in Jaffa, is a Christian, and an outspoken critic of Israel and Zionism.

Christopher Bollyn

An independent American investigative journalist

John Pilger

Australian born, John Pilger is a journalist and documentary film maker, with many years of experience in the world of politics and international conflict

Uri Avnery

Former member of Irgun and an Israeli army commando, writer and journalist Uri Avnery is now a committed peace activist

Gilad Atzmon

Gilad Atzmon, a former Israeli soldier now a writer and an award winning Jazz musician resident in London, where he lives in virtual exile

John Kaminski

John Kaminski is a writer who lives in the Gulf Coast of Florida (pelicans are back, eating merrily) whose essays are seen on hundreds of websites around the world.

Xymphora

Political analysis and intrigue

Riverbend

A young Iraqi woman whose weblog chronicles daily life in occupied Baghdad

Dahr Jamail

A freelance journalist reporting from Iraq who, being an Iraqi himself, often has free access to areas and situations avoided by Western journalists

Rigorous Intuition

Jeff Wells, a Canadian writer and commentator, who describes himself as “cautiously pessimistic”

Wayne Madsen

Washington insider with many contacts within the capitol's Beltway, the US Intelligence community and beyond

T Stokes

The late T Stokes was an investigator into the paranormal and the occult and former member of British Intelligence

Mike Whitney

An Amrican writer who runs his his own landscape company in Snohomish, Wa, U.S., Mike Whitney regularly features on ukurnet and other websites

Craig Murray

Britain's former Ambassador to Uzbekistan now an outspoken critic of the emergent New World Order

Smoking Mirrors

Smoking Mirrors looks at much of what the mainstream media ignores. While in Profiles in Evil, he seeks to expose those shrouded in darkness to nature’s most powerful disinfectant, light.

Mike James

Mike James, an Englishman, is a former freelance journalist resident in Germany since 1992 with additional long-haul stays in East Africa, Poland and Switzerland

Kevin Boyle

Teacher (physics/maths), would-be Christian, pro-community, anti-hierarchy.

Vigilant Citizen

From films, architecture and music, Vigilant Citizen exposes and explains the hidden occult symbolism behind much of modern culture

Les Visible

Otherwise known as Smoking Mirrors, Les Visible provides a voiceover in a disintegrating culture as Reflections in a Petri Dish. While in his guise as Visible Origami, Les offers perspectives on the invisible forces shaping our world

Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts is an economist, commentator and former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury

Dr Lasha Darkmoon

Dr Lasha Darkmoon (a pseudonym), who is also sometimes known as Pandora Pushkin, is an academic with higher degrees in Classics. She is also a poet and translator.

Nick Kollerstrom

Nick Kollerstrom academic, researcher and author of such varied titles as 'Gardening and Planting by the Moon 2007: Higher Yields in Vegetables and Flowers' and 'Terror on the Tube: Behind the Veil of 7/7, an Investigation'.

Robert Fisk

Correspondent for the Independent, Robert Fisk is resident in the Middle East and comments on events unfolding there