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I O G R A P H Y
MICHAEL COLLINS PIPER
. . .For
some 25 years, acting through independent American media outlets,
Michael Collins Piper has been one of the most outspoken, prolific
and widely-read American journalists to take a consistent stance
against unquestioning U.S. support for Israel, criticizing U.S.
policy that has injured American relations with the Arab and Muslim
worlds. Not surprisingly, Piper has frequently been the target of
published attacks by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of B’nai
B’rith, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and the Middle East Media
Research Institute (MEMRI), among other Israeli lobby factions in
the United States.
. . .Piper’s book, Final
Judgment: The Missing Link in the JFK Assassination Conspiracy
— which documents multiple connections by Israel’s intelligence
agency, the Mossad, to the murder of President John F. Kennedy —
has been harshly attacked by the Israeli lobby, but has emerged
as one of the most convincing and enthusiastically received volumes
ever written on the topic. In 1991 the distinguished Beirut-based
firm of Dar El Ilm Lilmalayin published the first-ever Arabic-language
translation of Final Judgment. In 2004
the book was released in an English-language edition in Malaysia
and is also being published in the Malay language and in Japanese.
Piper’s other books, The High Priests of War,
a study of the pro-Israel neo-conservative network that orchestrated
the American war against Iraq, and The New Jerusalem,
a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the wealth and power of
the Zionist community in America, have received widespread distribution
both here and abroad and have been published in Malaysia in both
English and Malay. The High Priests of War
is scheduled for publication in Arabic.
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n . .Born in Pennsylvania,
USA, July 16, 1960. Son of Thomas M. Piper (deceased) and Gloria
Armstrong Piper (deceased). Received B.A. in political science.
Attended one year of legal studies. Piper is of German, Irish, Dutch
and American Indian descent. He is a great-great-grandson of famed
bridge builder “Colonel” John L. Piper, an early business
partner and father figure of American industrial giant, Andrew Carnegie.
Although Piper has no children of his own, he is the proud godfather
of two boys, one of whom is an African-American and the other of
whom is a Japanese-American. Piper is a renowned lover of animals
and an outspoken critic of brutal, inhumane Kosher slaughter practices.
. . .• In 1979,
as a student, served as an intern on the national campaign staff
of the John Connally for President Committee. The former Governor
of Texas and Treasury Secretary under President Richard M. Nixon,
Connally — who was wounded during the assassination of President
John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963 — was forced to withdraw
from the presidential race after his outspoken critique of U.S.
favoritism toward Israel and bias against the Arab world resulted
in widespread attacks in the American media.
. . .• Starting part time in
1980 as a student and then full time in 1983, began working for
Liberty Lobby, a Washington, D.C.- based citizens lobby that was
a longtime #1 target of the Anti- Defamation League (ADL) of B’nai
B’rith because of Liberty Lobby’s criticism of U.S.
favoritism toward Israel. Remained in employment with Liberty Lobby
and its weekly newspaper, The Spotlight,
until June 27, 2001, at which time Liberty Lobby closed its doors.
Note: although Liberty Lobby had been a successfully flourishing
entity, the institution was forced into bankruptcy following a civil
. . .• On July 16, 2001 Piper
joined former Liberty Lobby
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employees and others in launching a new national
weekly newspaper, American Free Press,
which has some 50,000 weekly readers nationwide. Serves as a regular
weekly correspondent for the newspaper and is actively engaged in
its direct mail fundraising and subscription-enhancing programs,
writing promotional letters, book and video advertising materials
and preparing numerous special projects. Has served as treasurer
and executive board member of the corporation that publishes American
. . .• In Sept. 1994, Piper was
involved in launching the then-monthly (now bi-monthly) historical
magazine, The Barnes Review, which has
been continuously published since that time. Serves as a Contributing
Editor and has served on the board of directors of the Foundation
for Economic Liberty, the corporation which publishes The
Barnes Review. The magazine has some 9,000 paid subscribers
(including many worldwide). Until his recent death, Dr. Issa Nakleh,
longtime representative at the United Nations for the Arab Higher
Committee for Palestine, served alongside Piper on the editorial
board of The Barnes Review. Over the past
several years, Dr. Nakleh cited numerous writings by Piper in various
letters, press releases and other documents issued in furtherance
of the Palestinian cause.
WRITINGS, LECTURES, RADIO APPEARANCES
. . .• Over
some 25 years, Piper has written an estimated 4,000 news articles
and feature stories for The Spotlight and
now American Free Press, not to mention
dozens of feature articles for The Barnes Review
magazine. Many of the articles have focused on the
activities and influence of the Israel lobby in the United States
and related subjects, although his work has also encompassed a wide
variety of affairs, including U.S. Congressional legislation, organized
crime, political history, freedom of speech and expression, American
media bias and censorship, etc. His work has also appeared in Zeitenschrift,
published in Switzerland and in The European
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. . .• Piper
has been the guest on an estimated 100 different radio talk programs
and has appeared as an invited speaker at dozens of public forums,
often as the featured speaker. He has also lectured before both
high school and college classes where his lectures have been very
. . .• In January of 2002, Piper
was among the speakers at the First International Conference on
Global Problems of World History, held at the Humanitarian Social
Academy in Moscow, Russia under the auspices of Dr. Oleg Platonov
and the board of editors of The Encyclopedia of Russian
Civilization and The Barnes Review.
. . .• On March 11, 2003 Piper
was the featured lecturer at the Zayed Centre for Coordination and
Follow-Up in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, at which time he discussed
the role of the Zionist lobby in influencing U.S. media coverage
of the Palestinian problem and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Piper’s
lecture was reported in a number of English-language and Arabic-language
publications including Gulf News, Khaleeq
Times, and Al-Wahda. Subsequent
to this, the Zayed Centre released a published report of Piper’s
lecture in both English and Arabic. During his visit, Piper also
had the honor of being received for an extended audience by UAE
Deputy Prime Minister, Sheik Sultan bin Zayed al Nahyan, at his
palace in Abu Dhabi. Piper’s lecture (along with certain other
lectures) created a great stir among Israeli lobby organizations
such as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Middle East Media
Research Institute (MEMRI), to the point that these organizations
highlighted Piper’s lecture in numerous press releases and
in complaints to the Bush administration, resulting in pressure
from the administration upon the government of Abu Dhabi which,
under fire, pulled funding for the Zayed Centre. Some
10,000 reprints of Piper’s speech in Abu Dhabi have been distributed
in the United States and worldwide and it has been reprinted in
many locations on the Internet.
. . .• In August of 2004, Piper
was invited to Kuala Lumpur,
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Malaysia where his books Final Judgment
and The High Priests of War were released
in English-language editions. While in Malaysia, Piper spoke at
multiple venues to widespread acclaim.
. . .• In November of 2004, Piper
was invited to Tokyo, Japan where he spoke under the auspices of
prominent Japanese nationalist Dr. Ryu Ohta who translated an abbreviated
version of Piper’s book, The High Priests of War,
into Japanese. In addition, a Japanese translation of Piper’s
book, Final Judgment, is underway.
. . .• In late 2004 and early
2005, Piper spoke at multiple venues across Canada, ranging from
Toronto in the East to Vancouver in the West, under the auspices
of the Canadian Association for Free Expression.
. . .• On June 23, 1986, writing
in The Spotlight, Piper was the first
journalist ever to identify Roy Bullock of San Francisco, California
as a longtime undercover informant for the Anti-Defamation League
(ADL) of B’nai B’rith. Although Bullock denied the charge
and threatened Piper with a libel suit, the truth about Bullock’s
ADL activities was officially unmasked in a widely-publicized FBI
and San Francisco Police Department inquiry into the ADL in late
1992 — more than seven years after Piper first correctly linked
Bullock to the ADL. Bullock later acknowledged that Piper’s
Spotlight article set in motion the events
that led to the FBI inquiry and the resulting scandal that tarred
the ADL’s public image.
. . .Later, Piper edited and wrote
the introductory material to a book describing the ADL scandal entitled:
The Garbage Man: The Strange World of Roy Edward Bullock,
which incorporated official FBI and police documents outlining the
ADL’s spy activity aimed against Arab-Americans and others
targeted by the Israeli lobby.
. . .When former Rep. Paul N. (Pete)
McCloskey (R-Calif.) initiated legal action against the ADL on behalf
of individuals who had been targeted by the ADL, Piper provided
— at McCloskey’s request — research material used
by McCloskey in the course of his lawsuit. The lawsuit was recently
settled by the ADL, which paid damages to its victims.
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FINAL JUDGMENT — HOTLY CONTROVERSIAL
. . .Piper’s
book, Final Judgment: The Missing Link in the JFK Assassination
Conspiracy, was first published in 1994. Some 35,000
copies of the 768-page book (now in an expanded, updated sixth edition,
featuring more than 1,000 footnotes) are now in circulation.
. . .The book features an introduction
by Dr. Robert L. Brock, a veteran African-American political activist.
As noted previously, an Arabic-language edition was released in
2001 by a major Arabic-language publishing house, although to Piper’s
disappointment, the firm does not seem to have made major efforts
to promote it, according to Piper’s sources in the Middle
East. However, in the United States, Final Judgment
has been hotly controversial and has been the subject of much controversy.
. . .• In September, 1997, an
intended lecture by Piper at the Saddleback College in Orange County,
California — dedicated to the subject of the book —
was disrupted and canceled following a heavy-handed pressure campaign
by the ADL. The furor resulted in a front-page story in The
LA Times and in wire service articles published across
America. Despite the controversy, the staff of the Saddleback College
newspaper defied the ADL pressure group and invited Piper to lecture
privately to the newspaper staff.
. . .• In the early months of
2000, the book Final Judgment again stimulated
widespread public controversy in the Chicago, Illinois metropolitan
area when the ADL unsuccessfully attempted to prevent by the book
from being placed in the Schaumburg, Illinois Public Library, one
of the most distinguished library systems in the state. In May 2001,
Piper appeared in person at the library and gave a lecture on the
book and the surrounding controversy to some 200 persons in attendance.
The affair was publicized in numerous publications in the Chicago
area and was nationally referenced in the journal of the American
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. . .• Final
Judgment has been publicly endorsed by not only a
former high-ranking U.S. State Department official (whose enthusiastic
review of the book was self-published by the diplomat on amazon.com)
but also by a former high-ranking Pentagon official, a well-known
Hollywood screen-writer, a respected American foundation official
and widely-published author and others.
. . .• Final Judgment
was reprinted in its expanded sixth edition in early 2004 (and in
a slightly revised and updated second printing of the sixth edition
in 2005) and some 5,000 additional copies have been sold, with many
buyers buying as many as 16 copies (via bulk carton) at a time.
During the short period when the volume was temporarily out-of-print,
second-hand editions of the book were selling (in paperback) on
the Internet for as much as $185 per copy, demonstrating the demand
for this hotly controversial “underground best-seller.”
THE HIGH PRIESTS OF WAR
THE NEO-CONSERVATIVE WAR-MONGERS
. . .• Michael
Collins Piper’s book, The High Priests of War,
published in 2003, has sold more than 20,000 copies and has been
favorably reviewed in a number of Internet-based outlets. The book
is an examination of “The secret history of how America’s
[pro-Israel] ‘neo-conservative’ Trotskyites came to
power and orchestrated the war against Iraq as the first step in
their drive for global empire.”
. . .The book, which is 128 pages in
length, including a detailed photo section, has been published in
Malaysia in both English and Malay and is being published in Arabic
by a leading publishing house in Saudi Arabia. An abbreviated edition
has also been published in Japanese.
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THE NEW JERUSALEM: ZIONIST POWER IN AMERICA
. . .• The
New Jerusalem — a 184-page study of Zionist
power in America, including an extended profile of the Bronfman
family, capsule summaries of the names and details regarding 200
of the most powerful Zionist families in America, and wide-ranging
citations (from exclusively Zionist sources) about the extent of
Zionist influence in American politics, government, the media, finance
and culture. This book has been published in both English and Malay
. . .• Piper has also
written introductions to the following published books:
. . .• Out of Debt,
Out of Danger, by the late former U.S. Congressman
Jerry Voorhis (a critical study of the U.S. Federal Reserve System);
. . .• The Third
Rome: Holy Russia, Tsarism & Orthodoxy, by Dr.
M. Raphael Johnson, a history of Czarist Russia;
. . .• A Primer on
Money, by the late former U.S. Congressman Wright
Patman (D-Texas)—another critical study of the U.S. Federal
Reserve System); and
. . .• The Passion
Play of Oberammergau — a reprint of the late
W. T. Stead’s famed account of the Christian presentation
of the Passion of Christ presented every ten years in Oberammergau,
MICHAEL COLLINS PIPER may be contacted at:
PO Box 15728
Washington, DC 20003
. . .Messages may
be left for Piper at the Washington, D.C. office of American
Free Press at (202) 544-5977.