UK reneges on promised independent inquiry on rendition, torture By Paul Mitchell

21 December 2013 — WSWS

The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition has abandoned its promise to carry out an independent inquiry into Britain’s involvement in “extraordinary rendition”, detention”and torture carried out by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Instead, the inquiry will be undertaken by Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), whose record is one of covering up the activities of the intelligence services.

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Dangerous Crossroads. A War on Syria, Prelude to a World War III Scenario? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

31 August 2013 — Global Research

Note: The Global Research website at globalresearch.ca as well as our French language site mondialisation.ca  have experienced technical difficulties in the course of the last few days.

The site became inaccessible. Several important articles were no longer available.  An earlier version of this article was posted on August 29, prior to the difficulties experienced by Global Research.  The original version of this article is no longer accessible. GR Editor, M. Ch.*

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“Perfidious Albion”- The View of the U.S. National Security Archive? By Felicity Arbuthnot

23 August 2013 — williambowles.info

This week, to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of the CIA-MI6 overthrow of the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran, Mohammad Mossaddegh, on 19th August 1953, the (US) National Security Archive has released documents confirming the details of the coup and the grubby US-UK involvement.(i)

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GCHQ sells your information to big corporations

3 July 2013 — RT

Prism wartime sell secrets

Journalist Steve Boggan had gate-crashed ‘Secret Work in an Open Society’, an invite only gathering organized by MI5′s then Director General Stephen Lander. Britain’s domestic security service, he found, was quietly offering to sell secrets to companies such as Rolls-Royce, BP, Ernst & Young, arms firm BAe Systems and to a bank since proven to be a multi-billion dollar money launderer HSBC.  

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The Omniscient State By Craig Murray

10 June 2013 — Craig Murray

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. So it is alright for the state to eavesdrop all our social interactions, to follow our every move? Is there to be no privacy from the prying eye of the state, which can watch me on the toilet, and if I have done nothing wrong I have nothing to hide?

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UK pays price for MI5 courting terror By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

30 May 2013 — Asia Times Online

The brutal murder of an off-duty British soldier in broad daylight in the southeast London district of Woolwich raises new questions about the British government’s national security strategy, at home and abroad. Officials have highlighted the danger of “self-radicalizing” cells inspired by Internet extremism, but this ignores overwhelming evidence that major UK terror plots have been incubated by the banned al-Qaeda-linked group formerly known as Al Muhajiroun. 

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