• The siege of Julian Assange is a farce – a special investigation

    The siege of Knightsbridge is a farce. For two years, an exaggerated, costly police presence around the Ecuadorean embassy in London has served no purpose other than to flaunt the power of the state

    The siege of Julian Assange is a farce – a special investigation
  • Extraditing Assange

    This document provides the facts about Julian Assange’s situation. Mainstream reportage on Assange’s case is of a poor quality, with the result that many members of the public are misinformed on the most basic facts about his legal and factual situation. This document aims to remedy this situation.

    Extraditing Assange
  • Who’s Making All the Money?

    Day by day, more and more of us understand that big banks are at the heart of the UK’s failing economic model and have an unhealthy influence over our political system. But still too few of us understand exactly how the banks have become so powerful and why they are so toxic. Banks and finance didn’t just take control of our economy and society out of nowhere. So how have our banking institutions and “too big to jail” bankers come in to being?

    Who’s Making All the Money?
  • Facebook killed the internet star: reflections on radical media

    Years before the Snowden exposés in 2013, internet-savvy activists knew full well of the surveillance possibilities of the web, and the necessity of online privacy protection for political groups (and indeed everyone). And despite the almost-utopian air which accompanied the arrival of some of the new internet behemoths – eg Google and Facebook – only the gullible couldn’t see that these might easily turn out to be surveillance apparatus of the kind Orwell couldn’t have dreamt of.

    Facebook killed the internet star: reflections on radical media
  • Still on the Thank-You Tour-of-Duty Circuit

    Thank You for Your Valor, Thank You for Your Service, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You…

    Still on the Thank-You Tour-of-Duty Circuit, 13 Years Later

    Still on the Thank-You Tour-of-Duty Circuit
  • Lame Duck Out Of The Silk Road Caravan

    As Beijing dreams, Noam Chomsky has been very vocal about a 1914-style chain reaction of catastrophic blunders – by the West – that could fast spin out of control; and the stakes, once again, are nuclear.

    World leaders during the APEC Summit family photo in Beijing November 10, 2014. Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott standing behind Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd L) (Reuters / Kevin Lamarque)
  • Vincent Burke: On Remembrance Day

    The video with Vincent Burke’s On Remembrance Day is a timeline for Britain’s 100 years of endless war. Since 1914 and the ‘war to end all wars’, there has not been one year when Britain was not at war somewhere, always with the support of the Christian church.

  • Occupy Endurance: Three Years Post-Eviction

    “We have about 50 percent of the world’s wealth, but only 6.3 percent of its population… In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships, which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security….”

    Occupy Endurance: Three Years Post-Eviction
  • Good for the killing business: How the world’s biggest arms dealers exploit poppy day

    Lockheed Martin and BAE are just two of the arms companies that the Royal British Legion has co-opted to sponsor red poppy events.

    Says it all: Lockheed Martin, the world's biggest arms company 'proudly sponsored' the 2014 Royal British Legion Poppy Rock Ball.
  • How Many Muslim Countries Has the U.S. Bombed Or Occupied Since 1980?

    Let’s tick them off: Iran (1980, 1987-1988), Libya (1981, 1986, 1989, 2011), Lebanon (1983), Kuwait (1991), Iraq (1991-2011, 2014-), Somalia (1992-1993, 2007-), Bosnia (1995), Saudi Arabia (1991, 1996), Afghanistan (1998, 2001-), Sudan (1998), Kosovo (1999), Yemen (2000, 2002-), Pakistan (2004-) and now Syria. Whew.

    How Many Muslim Countries Has the U.S. Bombed Or Occupied Since 1980?

Economy »

Corporate interests rather than patient care is driving reform in today’s NHS and will divert money away from YOU

Corporate interests rather than patient care is driving reform in today’s NHS and will divert money away from YOU

November 4, 2014 at 7:40 pm

And the media are failing to tell you this. By Peter Bach (NHS SELL OFF) This film is radical. With over a dozen NHS insiders as my witnesses, I will tell the alarming story...

Politics »

Corporate interests rather than patient care is driving reform in today’s NHS and will divert money away from YOU

Corporate interests rather than patient care is driving reform in today’s NHS and will divert money away from YOU

November 4, 2014 at 7:40 pm

And the media are failing to tell you this. By Peter Bach (NHS SELL OFF) This film is radical. With over a dozen NHS insiders as my witnesses, I will tell the alarming story...

War »

A Match Made In Heaven – President Obama And The BBC’s John Simpson

A Match Made In Heaven – President Obama And The BBC’s John Simpson

November 3, 2014 at 1:51 pm

By David Edwards and David Cromwell (Media Lens) Sometimes a piece of propaganda is so glaring you almost have to splash cold water on your face to make sure your eyes are...

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Re-visiting NETCU – Police Collaboration with Industry

Re-visiting NETCU – Police Collaboration with Industry

Often confused with the National Public Order Intelligence Unit and the Forward Intelligence Teams, NETCU was the public face of the police’s dealings with protests. Here we revisit how it enabled industry and police to collaborate in the suppression of protest, and show how its former officers continue to provide a service to industry.

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An Indigenous People’s History of the United States

An Indigenous People’s History of the United States

When it comes to honoring and remembering, however, it’s clearly slipped our minds how — upon encountering the Arawak people in 1492 — the venerated Mr. Columbus noted that they “would make fine servants,” adding, “with 50 men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.”

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Beyond Resistence: Everything

Beyond Resistence: Everything

20 years ago, the day after the infamous NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) was signed, the EZLN, The Zapatista Army of National Liberation, emerged from the jungles of Chiapas, Mexico and inspired the world-wide anti-globalisation movement.

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America: Lost With No Moral Compass

America: Lost With No Moral Compass

We honor soldiers as heroes when, in reality, they are being used as invaders and occupiers in places they should never have been sent to! As with the Vietnam debacle, the real heroes are the young men and women who refused to be sent to the Middle East under these auspices. The real heroes are those of us who love this country enough to go out and stand in public to protest our nation’s actions.

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MH-17: the untold story

MH-17: the untold story

Three months after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was brought down over Ukraine, there are still no definitive answers about what caused the tragedy. Civil conflict in the area prevented international experts from conducting a full and thorough investigation. The wreckage should have been collected and scrupulously re-assembled to identify all the damage, but this standard investigative procedure was never carried out.

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Philosopher Noam Chomsky is professor of the MIT Institute of Linguistics (Emeritus). (Photo: teleSUR/file)

Official: The US is a Leading Terrorist State

An international poll released a year ago by the Worldwide Independent Network/Gallup International Association (WIN/GIA) found that the United States is ranked far in the lead as “the biggest threat to world peace today,” far ahead of second-place Pakistan (doubtless inflated by the Indian vote), with no one else even close.

Fortunately, Americans were spared this insignificant information.

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How to start a war and lose an empire

How to start a war and lose an empire

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US Bio-warfare Laboratories In West Africa Are The Origins Of The Ebola Epidemic

US Bio-warfare Laboratories In West Africa Are The Origins Of The Ebola Epidemic

The US military just invaded Liberia. They send in the 101st Airborne Division to Liberia. That’s an elite division of combat and they have no training to provide medical treatment to anyone. They are there to establish a military base in Liberia. And the British are doing the same in Sierra Leone. The French are already in Mali and Senegal. So, they’re not sending military people there to treat these people.

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How the CIA Infiltrated Germany’s Mainstream Media

How the CIA Infiltrated Germany’s Mainstream Media

Interview with German Editor Turned CIA Whistleblower Fascinating details emerge. Leading US-funded think-tanks and German secret service are accessories. Attempted suppression by legal threats. Blackout in German media By Eric van de Beek (Russia Insider) Exclusively for RI, Dutch journalist Eric van de Beek interviews the senior German editor who is causing a sensation with his allegations that the CIA […]

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A fisherman pulls in his net as an oil tanker is seen at the port in the northwestern city of Duba.(Reuters / Mohamed Al Hwaity)

The Saudi oil war against Russia, Iran and the US

The House of Saud believes it can dump a tsunami of oil in the market and back it up with a tsunami of spin – creating the illusion the Saudis control oil prices. They don’t. As much as this strategy will fail, Beijing is showing the way out; trading in other currencies stabilizes prices. The only losers, in the end, will be those who stick to trade in US dollars.

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Sergei Lavrov addresses the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York

“Pardon Us For Our Country’s Existence in the Middle of Your Military Bases”

“The U.S.-led Western alliance that portrays itself as a champion of democracy, rule of law and human rights within individual countries, acts from directly opposite positions in the international arena, rejecting the democratic principle of sovereign equality of states enshrined in the UN Charter and trying to decide for everyone what is good or evil.”

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European Council president Herman Van Rompuy (R) exchanges documents with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk during the signing of the political provisions of the Association Agreement with Ukraine at the EU headquarters in Brussels on March 21, 2014 on the second day of a two-day European Council summit. (AFP Photo)

The Ukraine, As We Know It, Is Gone Forever

Sooner or later the US and EU will realize that they need Russia’s help. And when they finally figure that out, they’ll work together to reach a comprehensive political agreement. Right now, they’re more preoccupied with punishing Putin (through economic sanctions and political isolation) to prove that no one can defy the Empire. But that kind of bullying behavior won’t change the reality on the ground.

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