Politics

Lifting the veil of secrecy…

Menwith Hill is the jewel in the crooked crown of a global electronic spy network run by the United States to support its military power projection by Steve Schofield Situated close to the town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire and occupying nearly a full square mile of high moorland, its official designation is RAF Menwith Hill. In reality, it is […]

Disgraceful! Disgusting! Shameful! The British Governments treatment of the Chagos Islanders

Just some of the comments (appropriately) attributed to today’s decision at the British High Courts of (In)Justice to thwart the Chagos Islanders’ decades long legal battle for the right to return to their homeland One of the most ignominious episodes in British foreign policy, involving political parties of all colours, was the forced eviction of some 2,000 Illois people from […]

HMG FLOATS PROPOSAL FOR MARINE RESERVE

Friday, 15 May 2009, 07:00 C O N F I D E N T I A L LONDON 001156 NOFORN SIPDIS EO 12958 DECL: 05/13/2029 TAGS MARR, MOPS, SENV, UK, IO”>IO”>IO, MP, EFIS, EWWT, PGOV, PREL SUBJECT: HMG FLOATS PROPOSAL FOR MARINE RESERVE COVERING THE CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO (BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY) REF: 08 LONDON 2667 (NOTAL) Classified By: Political Counselor […]

The Omniscient State

It is not whether the individual had done anything wrong: it is whether the state has done anything wrong. Hague’s plea for the omniscient state is chilling: if you have done nothing wrong, then you have nothing to worry about by Craig Murray So it is alright for the state to eavesdrop all our social interactions, to follow our every […]

We Steal Freedom II – Defending Edward Snowden

An update to yesterday’s article by Simon Wood (The 99.99998271%) The NSA whistleblower has now been identified as Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former CIA technical assistant who, until the leak, worked in Hawaii for defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. His identity was made public at his own request. There can be no doubt that Mr. Snowden is a classic example […]

We Steal Freedom

By Simon Wood (The 99.99998271%) “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare” – Mark Twain For those tired of being dismissed as ‘conspiracy theorists’ for the crime of paying attention and digging deeper than a Yahoo.com news headline, this has been a week of vindication. An unidentified whistleblower trusted […]

What Our Presidents Tell Our Young People

By William Blum In this season of college graduations, let us pause to remember the stirring words of America’s beloved scholar, George W. Bush, speaking in Florida in 2007 at the commencement exercises of Miami Dade College: “In Havana and other Cuban cities, there are people just like you who are attending school, and dreaming of a better life. Unfortunately […]

Should Society Bear Some Responsibility When Slaughter-men Kill People?

By Kate Fowler (Animal Aid) Mark Bridger was yesterday convicted of killing five-year-old April Jones. Bridger was a slaughterman. His job demanded that he extinguish life quickly, dispassionately and daily. He was required to cut throats, drain blood and not give those creatures a second thought. It would be a poor slaughterman who allowed the spilled blood and screaming of […]

Julian Assange on Meeting With Google, Responds to Anti-WikiLeaks Attacks From New Film to Finances

Video Julian Assange addresses what he calls “attacks on all fronts against WikiLeaks,” from a monetary embargo involving some of the world’s largest financial firms to a new Hollywood documentary on WikiLeaks, “We Steal Secrets.   Assange Talks About Possible Holder Prosecution By DSWright As Attorney General Holder faces possible perjury charges Julian Assange, the publisher of Wikileaks, discussed his […]

Bush Administration Convicted of War Crimes

Former U.S. President George W. Bush recently dedicated his Presidential Library in Dallas. The ceremony included speeches by President Obama, ex-President Bush, and every other living ex-president. But none of the speeches so much as mentioned to Iraq war — the undertaking that dominated George W. Bush’s presidency, and will define his historic legacy. This omission might be due, at […]

US companies treat UK citizens like ghosts to rip them off

Google, Amazon, and Starbucks are being pilloried by the UK public accounts committee for their tax policies in the UK. Is this just? By Max Keiser At the center of the controversy is a loophole in the tax code that disregards a consumer’s physical presence and allows the company to treat them as if they were physically located in another […]

How Elites and Media Minimize Dissent and Bury Truth

Over the last several years I have watched the rise of an important new intellect on the American scene. Ron Unz, publisher of The American Conservative, has demonstrated time and again the extraordinary ability to reexamine settled issues and show that the accepted conclusion was incorrect by Paul Craig Roberts One of his early achievements was to dispose of the […]