Ray Nowosielski is a documentary filmmaker and journalist
who has written for Salon and Truthout and
contributed to investigations by Newsweek, The Daily
Beast, and The Intercept. He has directed several
documentaries, including 2006's critically acclaimed Press For
Truth, and has produced for HBO, Amazon, Discovery Impact, and
Morgan Spurlock. He lives in New York City.
John Duffy is a writer and activist. He produced the documentary Press for Truth as well as the investigative podcast Who Is Rich Blee? He has worked extensively in the environmental movement to fight tar sand extraction, fracking, and logging on public lands. His anonymous essays critiquing the contradictions of big systems and their fallout on ecology and society appear regularly in a variety of media. He currently lives in a quiet cabin in the Midwest with his family.
"The authors lay bare... an intelligence failure of historic
-JOHN KIRIAKOU, Former CIA Officer and author of The Convenient Terrorist
"Stories of characters in the dark corners of the bureaucracies, where the secrets are kept... Duffy and Nowosielski name names and hold people to account. If only our government had the courage to do the same."
-ALEX GIBNEY, Co-creator, Hulu's The Looming Tower
"A devastating portrait of an agency that is almost singularly committed to its own impunity... Has any government agency, anywhere, been as successful as the modern CIA in avoiding accountability for its grotesque failures and abuses, including grave violations of human rights?"
-BEN WIZNER, Legal adviser to Edward Snowden, ACLU
"Compelling, informative, and authoritative."
-MARK ROSSINI, Former FBI Agent
"A detailed, comprehensive indictment for prosecution of these unpunished masters of elaborate deception, wielding secrecy as the main weapon."
-JOHN YOUNG, Co-creator, Cryptome.org
"Snapshot of the much larger blueprint of malfeasance that ran rampant across the US government... Having been personally affected and engaged on these issues for the past seventeen years, even we learned new pieces of disturbing and damning information... A must read."
-PATTY CASAZZA, MONICA GABRIELLE, MINDY KLEINBERG, LORIE VAN AUKEN, "The Jersey Widows"