Media Lens: ‘We Just Publish The Position Of The British Government’ – Edward Snowden, The Sunday Times And The Death Of Journalism

17 June 2015 — Media Lens

In the wake of the greatest crime of the twenty-first century, the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, you might have thought that the days of passing off unattributed government and intelligence pronouncements as ‘journalism’ would be over. Apparently not. On June 14, the Sunday Times, owned by Rupert Murdoch, published what has already become a classic of the genre (behind a paywall; full text here).

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UK parliament attempts to restore confidence in intelligence agencies By Paul Mitchell

16 May 2014 — WSWS 

A report published last week by the UK parliament’s Home Affairs Committee (HAC) declares the current system of monitoring the British intelligence agencies MI5, MI6 and GCHQ “not fit for purpose.”

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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 as well as our French language site  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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NSA: CIA Confirms Role in 1953 Iran Coup

19 August 2013 — National Security Archive

Documents Provide New Details on Mosaddeq Overthrow and Its Aftermath

National Security Archive Calls for Release of Remaining Classified Record

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

23 August 2013 —

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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