Iran 1953: The Strange Odyssey of Kermit Roosevelt’s “Countercoup”

12 May 2014 — National Security Archive

CIA Approved Ex-Agent’s Memoir of “28 Mordad” Coup After Changes Rendered It “Essentially a Work of Fiction”

1979 Publication Delayed by Legal Threats from British Petroleum, Iran Hostage Crisis
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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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Police State UK: The National Security State – grilling wouldn’t scare a puppy

8 November 2013 — Liberty

Yesterday, for the first time, Britain’s three senior spy chiefs, the heads of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ, came before a public parliamentary committee. It was a unique opportunity shed some light onto the recent dubious goings-on in the British secret service.

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Police State UK: ‘Press handling with talking heads’: Snowden files reveal enormous GCHQ efforts to escape legal challenge

26 October 2013 — RT

The UK’s spy agency GCHQ was doing whatever it could to avoid igniting a “damaging public debate” and a subsequent possibility of a legal threat over its surveillance practices and cooperation with telecoms, new Snowden papers reveal.

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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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UK parliament’s intelligence and security committee cancels questioning of UK spy agencies By Robert Stevens

4 July 2013 — WSWS

Today’s scheduled televised questioning of the intelligence agencies by the UK parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has been cancelled and postponed, with no plausible explanation, until the autumn.

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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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The Role of MI6 in the Assassination of Patrice Lumumba By Abayomi Azikiwe

8 April 2013 – Pan-African News Wire

L’assassinat de Lumumban, un crime bientôt jugé en Belgique ?A recent letter to the London Review of Books has opened back up discussions about those responsible for the assassination of revolutionary Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba. Lumumba, a charismatic and popular organizer during the 1958-1960 period, captivated the hearts and minds of the majority of his people and the African continent during the struggle against Belgian colonialism.

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Behind Skyfall: The Not So Charming Face of 007 By Paul Carline

28 November 2012 —  The Greanville Post – Paul Carline is Associate Editor of Greanville Post

“To Empire, with Love”

It’s said there are few safer bets in Hollywood than a Bond film. The latest offering in the extremely lucrative Bond franchise – “Skyfall” – has already broken box-office records, taking some $87.8 million in its first weekend in the USA, and easily covering its $200 million production costs in the first two weeks. So far, the Eon Productions series has grossed $4,910,000,000 (over $12,360,000,000 when adjusted for inflation) worldwide, making it the second highest grossing film series after “Harry Potter”. Continue reading this...