Barbara Hartwell

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Independent Investigator, Intelligence Analyst, Journalist. Former CIA (NOC, Psychological Operations) Black Ops Survivor. Sovereign Child of God. Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Ordained 1979, D.Div.) Exposing Government Lies, Crimes, Corruption, Conspiracies and Cover-ups.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Barbara Hartwell Interview with Ramola D: COINTELPRO TACTICS ( PART 3)


Here is PART 3 of a series of discussions with Ramola D, which was recovered by Ramola only after her computer was serviced, following two separate crashes, one during the podcast, and another as she was attempting to retrieve the file from her hard drive.

The entire last part of the interview was lost, however, as a result of the crash, the segment which covered punitive psychiatry as a neutralizaton tactic used on journalists and whistleblowers. So, we will cover more on that in PART 4.

I am thankful to Ramola for her support, especially in covering the issue of the late Ted Gunderson's vast involvement in counterintelligence operations, while serving in the FBI and for more than three decades since he retired.

I am aware that many people who view Ted Gunderson as some kind of patriot hero are displeased (to say the least) at my exposure of him, and continue to parrot his claims that I am a “government spook” or “CIA disinfo agent”. Ramola is now also the recipient of some negative comments directed at her for giving me airtime, considering the fact that my position does not seem to be a popular one among her viewers and readers.

However, my opinions and viewpoints are my own and I speak strictly for myself, based on my personal/professional experience, investigations and direct knowledge.

Fortunately, I have been blessed with a great friend and colleague, former FBI agent/whistleblower Geral Sosbee (who first introduced me to Ramola) who is in complete agreement with me about FBI/CIA counterintelligence operations and the extreme damages done by the criminal cabal out of which Ted Gunderson and his cronies operated for so many years.

As always, my reports and interviews are for information purposes only; the reading/listening audience may make of the information what they will.

Lastly, I don't expect anyone to believe anything I say, nor do I ever make such an unreasonable request. Doing one's own research, diligently and using intellectual discernment, is the only way of arriving at truthful conclusions.

Barbara Hartwell
May 17, 2018


Report #66: Barbara Hartwell, CIA, on COINTELPRO, "Superspook" 'Gun', & Containment Operatives

In this compelling and focused conversation, Barbara Hartwell, CIA whistleblower, returns to resume the conversation we began in earlier podcasts Parts 1 and 2 on the subjects of COINTELPRO, retaliation against whistleblowers, CIA influence in media, and the peculiar phenomenon of CounterIntelligence aggression as aimed at American whistleblowers, activists, and journalists.

In particular, she tells the story of how a private investigator she hired early on during the period of her own targeting shortly after she left the CIA was himself attacked, both with anti-personnel directed-energy weapons and with paramilitary helicopter and SWAT Team harassment. This form of extreme retaliation against someone who was helping scan her home for audio bugs, etc., was also an aspect of the targeting against her, she explains, since the intention was to isolate her and keep her from being helped or supported or have her life restored to normalcy.

Barbara also speaks at length about Ted Gunderson, former Special Agent In Charge at the FBI, whom she worked closely with once, but who later turned against her and decried her publicly as a CIA spook and disinformation agent. Reading out portions from articles she has written on the basis of her own assessment as an intelligence analyst, and including excerpts from letters from Ted Gunderson and FBI whistleblower Geral Sosbee, Barbara discusses “Superspook” Gun and his close involvement in covert CounterIntel, his rustling up of American media moguls including Hustler editor Larry Flynt in the service of spreading Propaganda & Disinformation, and his own presence in her midst as a high-level CIA Containment Operative.

Exposed ultimately is the seamy world of COINTELPRO as practiced it seems both by the FBI and CIA, where whistleblowers are so extremely retaliated against as to have their entire lives ruined, where programs of public interference are deliberately run in order to defame and smear, and threat, intimidation, and assault with electromagnetic technologies is used to silence and neutralize those with courage to speak out against wrongdoing and corruption.

Addressing also the question of Ted Gunderson's well-known 2011 affidavit attesting to COINTELPRO programs in the modern day inclusive of “gang-stalking” and “organized stalking” as well as child trafficking in the US, Barbara emphasizes she does not in any way question the affidavit, but questions instead the hidden COINTELPRO operations run against her own self and her reputation by Ted Gunderson—whose own reputation is apparently being preserved in immaculate form by a myth-building operation at the FBI.

It is telling that just as Barbara turned to the subject of Punitive and Political Psychiatry—which has recently reared its ugly head in my own vicinity, in Quincy, Massachusetts, via a Quincy Public School official attempting to suppress my voice as a journalist and front-line reporter on the subject of anti-personnel electromagnetic technologies in use inside the USA, on Americans, in a still-developing story being published on my website, The Everyday Concerned Citizen—my laptop abruptly crashed.

Fortunately, after much effort, I was able to retrieve this podcast. We hope to pick up the conversation shortly in Part 4—stay tuned, and please leave comments and accolades below:)

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Monday, May 14, 2018


Following are three letters written in support of Ramola D/Dharmaraj, who has recently been targeted for the malicious and injurious offenses of libel, slander, defamation, harassment, invasions of privacy and attempted intimidation by administrators of the Quincy, Massachusetts Public School and subsequently by Child Protective Services, otherwise known as the Department of Children and Families.

Ramola has been falsely accused of possible “neglect” of her child, based only on fraudulent and unsubstantiated reports by school officials, claiming that she is “mentally ill”.

None of these school employees, who do not even know Ramola, are qualified to make such a preposterous “diagnosis”. Nor did they have any authority to pass such blatantly false information to the DCF, for the purpose of further harassment, invasion of her and her family's privacy, and egregious defamation of her personal and professional reputation.

What had Ramola done to become the quarry of these hounds of Hell, howling and snapping at her heels?

Very simply, as a journalist, as a concerned citizen, she distributed some written documents exposing the unlawful use of anti-personnel directed-energy weaponry, deployed against her personally, as well as a number of her colleagues, including former intelligence professionals/whistleblowers and scientists, all of whom, like Ramola, had studied and investigated this issue over a period of years and who had collected a body of evidence, and published the documentation.

Speaking for myself, as a journalist and whistleblower, I have been publishing reports on these high-tech war toys, and have spoken on the public lecture circuit, on radio and video, for more than two decades. And yes, I too have been falsely labeled “mentally ill”, by both government agents and by their lackeys and stooges, whom I have also exposed for their civil and/or criminal offenses, ignorant, malicious persons with an axe to grind, in attempts to discredit me.

Please take the time to read these letters; but don't stop there. If you have any doubt that this technology is real, that it is operational, do your own research. There is no substitute, even if you award merit to the research and investigations of others who have developed expertise.

There is a large body of evidence and published documentation on this weaponry, which is being deployed for nefarious purposes against those specifically targeted (journalists, whistleblowers, human rights activists) and in some cases against entire populations who unwittingly and without their informed consent, are used as “test subjects”.

This scourge on humanity is just one aspect of the counterintelligence operations by CIA, FBI, NSA, et al, and it is a deadly menace to any and all who have been targeted.

For more information, and to contact Ramola D, see:

Thank you for your consideration.

Barbara Hartwell
May 14, 2018


Christopher Burton

May 2, 2018

Attn: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Officials

Dear Commonwealth of Massachusetts Officials:

The news that Ramola D/Dharmaraj was contacted by the Department of Children and Families because of her human rights advocacy and journalism is deeply alarming. Ramola D is one of the most intelligent, courageous, and generous people I have ever met.

She didn't ask to be thrust into the role of lead investigative journalist over the United States' classified directed energy weapons (and possibly non-consensual human experimentation) programs, but once she herself was thrust into the front-lines she decided to make a difference by devoting the last four years of her life to reporting - on her blog and YouTube channel, Ramola D Reports - stories about people whose lives have been shattered by covert abuses of directed energy and other technologies, tools and tactics developed by the military for unconventional warfare. These are the same directed energy weapons Douglas Smith, Director of the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Neurosurgery and Center for Brain Injury and Repair, believes were responsible for the attacks on US and Canadian victims in Cuba stating recently in an interview with the Toronto Star the “laser like specificity” and “directional aspects” of the attacks, which created injuries similar to a concussion, “supports the idea of a directed energy type of exposure.”


Ramola D is a prolific writer and researcher with an MBA and B.S. in Physics from the University of Madras, a public state research university with a five-star ranking from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and the alma mater of two Nobel Laureates in Physics and five Presidents of India. She also has an MFA from George Mason University, 17 years of experience teaching undergraduate Literature, English Composition, and Creative Writing at various Washington DC area universities, colleges, and institutions, and has been awarded numerous national Poetry and Fiction awards. She has received post graduate training in journalism and was the recipient of a 2005 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry.

With a background like this, and an incomparable work ethic, it’s easy to see why Ramola D has become such an effective investigative journalist – Science, Technology, and Surveillance Reporter – who works full time examining and analyzing military and
Intelligence documents, making FOIA requests, interviewing officials, reporting responses from agencies and officials, and reviewing thousands of documents and scientific papers, in addition to covering victims' stories. The Department of Children and Families should never be used as a tool to censor journalism, silence dissent, or stifle activism at any level especially when it has to do with military technologies that can affect the everyday lives of so many people around the world.

It’s frightening that Ramola D, who might be the United States’ most important reporter on the subject of military and intelligence agency applications of mind reading and directed energy science, reports, like many intelligence agency whistle-blowers, that she has also been a front-line victim of anti-personnel directed-energy technology. And it’s astonishing that the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families is not aware of the connection between the crimes Ramola D is reporting and the dangers of electromagnetic and mind-tapping technology which institutions like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are currently showcasing to the world on television programs like 60 Minutes


The Wall Street Journal reported on March 27th, 2017 that Timothy Gardner, as associate biology professor at Boston University who was at the helm of Boston University’s Laboratory of Neural Circuit Formation, was hired by Neuralink, a company that “implants tiny electrodes in brains” and “aims to merge human brains with computers,” as a researcher. The founder of Neuralink, Elon Musk, in addition to heading Tesla, SpaceX and the Boring Company, also sits on the board of OpenAI, a non-profit research company he co-founded whose goal, according to its blog (, is to “advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity.”

Musk says in this video


originally posted in 2016, “If we can effectively merge with AI by improving the neural link between the cortex and the digital extension of yourself, which, like I said, already exists, it just has a bandwidth issue, then effectively you become an AI-human symbiote and if that, then, is widespread, with anyone who wants it can have it, then we solve the control problem as well, we don’t have to worry about some evil dictator AI because we are the AI collectively. That seems like the best outcome I can think of.”

This statement clearly connects the dangers of AI technology to brain to computer interfaces AND confirms the significance of Ramola D’s work highlighting potential military/intelligence agency abuses of AI and mind-reading electromagnetic technology.

"If you're not concerned about AI safety, you should be. Vastly more risk than North Korea," Musk tweeted. In 2014, the Guardian reported the following statement made by Musk to students from MIT during an interview at the AeroAstro Centennial Symposium, “I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I had to guess at what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that. So, we need to be very careful. I’m increasingly inclined to
think that there should be some regulatory oversight, maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish.”


Musk made these statements four years ago about the same time Ramola D began reporting on the subject of directed energy weapons and military applications of technology that can read or manipulate the brain and central nervous system. And keep in mind that Musk’s PayPal -- which in 2002 merged with Ebay, a company that built up an internal police division headed by veterans of the DEA and DOJ and is staffed by over a thousand private investigators who work closely with intelligence and law enforcement agencies in every country where it operates (Jack Goldsmith and Tim Wu, Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World, Oxford University Press, New York, 2006) -- was deeply involved in developing the fraud and protection algorithms that were eventually spun off into Musk’s partner, Peter Thiel’s, company Palantir Technologies, which is now a major military contractor that provides sophisticated data-mining services to the NSA and CIA (Forbes, Aug 14, 2013).

These connections connote a willingness by Musk and Neuralink to potentially share its Brain to Computer interface data mining algorithms with military contractors and their clients who could be anyone from state/local police departments, to foreign/domestic intelligence agencies, to corrupt government institutions in the USA and around the world. And it’s well understood that any data stored in a database or transferred over the internet is vulnerable to surveillance dragnets, warrantless fiber tapping, hacking, or third-party malevolence (which the recent Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal exposed).

So, is it really the job of the Department of Children and Families to try to shut down honest investigative reporting into these sorts of problematic relationships, or determine for the world whether or not anti-personnel electromagnetic, mindreading, and AI technology poses a threat to humanity, or to guarantee that the science that allows chips and headsets to interact electromagnetically with the brain and nervous system hasn’t already been weaponized by the military, or to determine if those militaries are more concerned with saving human lives OR promoting the industries and geopolitical interests that feed it?

Let’s just “hope” the US doesn’t become, or isn’t already, the “evil dictator” Musk fears and decides to incorporate mind reading technology into its policy of endless war around the world which has slaughtered millions of completely innocent lives in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen and many others dating back to the end of WWII.

Nationally recognized change-making whistle-blowers from the NSA such as Bill Binney, Kirk Wiebe, and Karen Stewart, and countless other scientists, military officers and former intelligence agents personally support Ramola D's work which, I’m sure you would agree, is extremely difficult considering the subject matter, politics, federal and state agencies/institutions, and companies that must be involved. Having this level of support in her corner should signal to your organization that journalists like Ramola D, who specialize in Science, Technology and Surveillance reporting are incredibly important right now and the validity of the extremely complex subject matter she reports on shouldn’t be assessed by school principals, social workers or even psychologists. Her reports of being assaulted by this technology in public, however, should be of the utmost concern in terms of Public Safety to all groups!

Please examine the significance of the word “electromagnetic” in Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 265 – Section 43A: Criminal harassment; punishment


and spend some time analyzing the stories Ramola D is reporting and consider the magnitude of her role, especially as a journalist on the front-lines, in informing the public about the dangers of electromagnetic and AI technologies that, as Elon Musk says, require national and international regulatory oversight that can be legislated to protect humanity from the “evil dictator.”

And please ask yourself how legislation like this, that’s constructed with the best interests of private citizens in mind, could ever become enacted if people like Ramola D are silenced with threats of having their children taken away. Once this technology is deployed to the battlefield, shared with foreign governments, or sold to the public through companies like Neuralink and Facebook (without having their relationships with the military and intelligence services fully vetted), it’s too late. I think the state of Massachusetts has more important things to do than harass Ramola D.


Christopher Burton


Tracy A Wellons

Sacramento, CA

April 28, 2018

Massachusetts Department of Children and Families 600 Washington Street, 6th Floor Boston, Massachusetts 02111

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing a character reference for my most well-respected colleague and friend, Ramola Dharmaraj, currently under investigation by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) following a falsified report made by Central Middle School in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Mrs. Dharmaraj is an exceptional, responsible and caring mother who is highly educated in Literature and Science having earned a Bachelor's of Science in Physics (BS), a Master of Business Administration in Marketing (MBA), a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry (MFA), with post-graduate training in Journalism & Mass Communications and seventeen years of teaching experience both at the college and university levels. As a professional writer of poetry and fiction, Mrs. Dharmaraj has received numerous awards, including the competitive National
Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry (2005) and the prestigious AWP Grace Paley Fiction Prize (2008). It is my understanding that Mrs. Dharmaraj authored a book nominated as a finalist for the 2010 Library of Virginia Fiction Award, and is currently completing a new book of short fiction to be published this fall by Paycock Press.

Ramola Dharmaraj also happens to be an investigative journalist for The Every Day Concerned Citizen and an active member of the US-Europe Joint Investigation Team (JIT), a group of human rights advocates who are diligently working to raise public awareness of worldwide surveillance abuse and remote directed energy weapon assaults. Directed energy weapons (DEW) sometimes referred to as non-lethal weapons (NLW) are commonly known as electronic harassment weapons or more accurately termed anti-personnel electromagnetic technology (please see enclosed Massachusetts Electronic Weapon Law).

I understand that it is very difficult for the general public to comprehend the use and abuse of military grade technologies using electromagnetic frequencies if they have not spent any time researching the topic themselves. For anyone who is sincerely interested in educating themselves on the subject, there are plenty of patents, instructional manuals, demonstrative videos, and military documents to prove the existence of these stealth weapons. In fact, there is a very special area of law that addresses the use of these advanced technologies to harm another person, and it is called Science & Technology Law or SciTech Law.

To label an intellectually distinguished, psychologically sound and emotionally stable mother of a healthy daughter as “mentally ill” and “psychotic, paranoid or delusional” is an extreme form of psychological abuse, especially when the person making the falsified allegation is a public school administrator or county social worker who has not earned a license to practice psychology. It is my understanding that the school reported Ramola Dharmaraj following a private meeting that she requested with the Principal regarding a criminal assault to her body with anti-personnel electromagnetic technology on school grounds.

Instead of expressing any human compassion, understanding or concern for the health, safety and well-being of the community at large, the meeting was recorded by the Principal and Vice Principal who sat in and inappropriately reported to DCF, despite the fact that this government agency has no jurisdiction over the matter. No child was harmed or neglected, nor was any child even present during the confidential meeting that took place between Mrs. Dharmaraj and the school principals.

It appears obvious to me that the administration has misunderstood her intentions and misconstrued
her words in order to deflect responsibility for an incident that occurred on school grounds. Therefore, the current DCF investigation needs to be immediately closed as unfounded before irreparable harm is caused to the innocent child and family.


Tracy A. Wellons


Email/May 7, 2018

Dr. Edward L. Spencer

To Whom it May Concern Re: Ramola D

I am a graduate of Stanford University, Yale Medical School, and the Neurology Residence Program at the University of California, San Francisco. I have known Ramola D since January 2017 and have communicated with her regularly.

I sought out Ramola specifically because of her high intelligence, high character, and her excellent work in Journalism. I have talked with her frequently about the accomplishments of her daughter who is a straight A student. That CPS is investigating Ramola is ridiculous, and the person who reported her to CPS slandered Ramola by this action and should be investigated for ulterior motives.

This sad, cruel, stupid, bureaucratic assault on a high functioning American family shines a very bright light on an anti-human system, a failed system that should be abolished, then built over from scratch according to the principles of high ethics, honesty, diligence, conscience, and compassion. It should be based on the well-being of human society, and not based on destroying families for a buck.


Edward L. Spencer, MD

P.O. Box 805
Novato, California 94948

Friday, May 11, 2018

Letter from Former FBI Special Agent/ Whistleblower, Attorney Geral Sosbee, JD for Investigative Journalist Ramola D

To Whom It May Concern

This letter is written on behalf and at the request of Ramola D/Dharmaraj.

I have known Ramola D/Dharmaraj for about a year or more as a result of our shared studies at FACEBOOK and our many communications both online and by phone.

I hold her in the highest esteem and I consider her a brilliant mind with a superb ability to delve into complex matters regarding which many individuals may have no knowledge. She is honest, straightforward and willing to share her skills and insights with others, particularly in efforts to assist people who are dealing with issues such as high technology used by the intelligence services. She is trusting of others with whom she often shares her insights, and I have benefited immensely from my work with her.

Ramola D is also well known and respected by thousands of my associates (and perhaps hundreds of thousands of others globally) and she works diligently to stay abreast of developments in advanced non lethal weaponry, inter alia, which is a compelling topic for people everywhere.

I also know her to be one of the most grounded and stable individuals with whom I have ever had the honor and privilege to share information and research. She gives much of herself to others when they need her assistance and she is truly a leader in our community of scholars and educators.

Her family is of paramount importance to her and she labors intensely to care for her child and her husband, even as she undertakes some of the most difficult studies of our time.

I know that Ramola D/Dharmaraj is a valuable asset to our society and that she brings great credit to any person or organization with whom she may associate.

If I can be of any further assistance, please contact me online at, or at GERAL SOSBEE, Attorney (Texas License 1885565), P.O. Box 3834, McAllen, Texas 78502.

Thank you.


NOTE: Please also see this press release and two letters in support of Ramola D from NSA Whistleblower Karen Stewart and CIA whistleblower Barbara Hartwell.

Press Release from US/Europe Joint Investigation Team:

Letter from Karen Stewart:

Letter from Barbara Hartwell:

For more information on these issues regarding the targeting of journalists and whistleblowers via counterintelligence operations, including by directed energy anti-personnel weaponry, see:

Wednesday, May 2, 2018


On May 1, 2018 Ramola D and I attempted to record PART 3 of a series of interviews addressing counterintelligence operations by government agencies against whistleblowers, dissidents, journalists.

In the past two interviews there was also sabotage, including an echo on my end of the line throughout the podcast, which was distracting, to say the least. In PART 2 the podcast was cut off and Ramola had to begin over again and then splice the two parts together, a time-consuming task.

Yesterday evening was the worst sabotage yet. The echo on my end was there throughout, but we managed to record despite it. But then, the line was cut and Ramola's computer was suddenly crashed, and the issue under discussion is very telling, considering Ramola's recent assault by school administrators who have fraudulently labeled her “mentally ill” and wrongfully reported her to Child Protective Services.

The issue under discussion at the time we were cut off due to the computer crash was punitive psychiatry, otherwise known as political psychiatry, used as a weapon to discredit/silence whistleblowers.

Please see this report (2002) from which I was reading excerpts when Ramola's computer suddenly crashed.

KGB-style Punitive Psychiatry for American Dissidents by whistleblower Ed Schooling, former military and LAPD.


This excellent commentary was sent to me by whistleblower Ed Schooling [2002] ex-military and retired from LAPD. Ed has established a track record as a sharp investigator and has been an extremely reliable source of information for myself and other researchers over a period of years.

What Ed says here about whistleblowers having their sanity impugned by government-sponsored whore psychiatrists and their cronies and minions is certainly true. This outrage has happened to many of us who have told the truth about government corruption and illegal black operations which we witnessed; were directly involved in; and/or were victimized by.

[See: Targeted for Terror: Ex-FBI Agent's Gruesome Ordeal, re Geral Sosbee, as just one such case of a whistleblower whose sanity was impugned simply because he reported FBI corruption and defended the Constitution. They threatened him with incarceration in a psychiatric hospital unless he retired! And the persecution has never stopped, it continues to this very day.]


Every American whistleblower, whether he/she was police, intelligence agent or operative, government or private worker all know that for decades if you blew the whistle on your leaders, superiors, fellow workers, your agency, or company, you were sent to "whore shrinks" who always diagnosed you as having some type of mental disorder.

This was especially true if you did not "recant" your allegations, if they gave you that chance. These whore shrinks would write whatever they were told to write about you by the powers who paid them. And this was not about political dissent, rather about reporting major corruption.

Therefore if your facts of corruption were true, they would label you as a mental case. End of any internal investigation.

There is not much difference between these American whore shrinks and the Soviet shrinks of the past. In America, instead of doctors and nurses torturing "dissenters" or "militants who want to report corruption," the whisleblowers' superiors and co-workers would use CIA/KGB/NAZI style dirty and illegal tactics to attempt to destabilize, break down, and discredit the whistleblower. These were willingly taught to police departments for example by CIA. Of course the FBI and other agencies also use these tactics.


Now, here we are, in 2018 and these outrageous accusations against journalists and whistleblowers continue as a nefarious scheme to silence and discredit anyone reporting on government corruption.

Last I heard from Ramola, we will have to do the interview all over again, if it turns out the recording was lost, due to a second crash of her computer last night as she was attempting to recover what we had managed to record.

Much of the rest of the recording covered the late FBI chief and COINTELPRO Kingpin, Ted Gunderson and his continuing involvement in counterintelligence operations against whistleblowers (including Barbara Hartwell and Geral Sosbee) for more than three decades after he retired from the FBI in 1979.

Ramola and I agreed that this was the best of all three interviews, not only for the content, but also because on that evening I was able to overcome the severe allergies which put stress on my voice.

PART 3 will eventually be done (at least I hope so), but meanwhile Ramola is under attack by the school system and Child Protective Services, who have thrown a wrench into her work as a journalist.

Barbara Hartwell
May 2, 2018