The “Russian Poisoning” Farce: Knobs and Knockers By Craig Murray

5 April 2018 — WashingtonsBlog

By Craig Murray, former British intelligence officer, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, and Rector (i.e. Chancellor) of the University of Dundee. Originally published at

What is left of the government’s definitive identification of Russia as the culprit in the Salisbury attack? It is a simple truth that Russia is not the only state that could have made the nerve agent: dozens of them could. It could also have been made by many non-state actors.

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IRR News (23 March – 5 April 2018)

6 April 2018 — IRR

Institute of Race Relations weekly digest – Against Racism, for Social Justice

A week after Paul Moore received a life sentence for the attempted murder of a Muslim woman and a 12-year-old girl in Leicester, communities came together to express disgust at the anonymous far-right campaign to make 3 April ‘Punish a Muslim Day’. At public events across the UK, speaker after speaker reminded us that racism is about violence and that some of the most life-threatening violent incidents in Britain today are directed at Muslims. And yet Islamophobia is a form of racism that is rarely explored by the British press. Continue reading

Black Agenda Report 5 April 2018

5 April 2018 — Black Agenda Report

MLK Anniversary, Another Gaza Massacre Ignored by the Black Political Class

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
Our black political class observed the 50th anniversary of MLK’s martyrdom this week, but ignored the Gaza Land Day massacre perpetrated by apartheid Israel with full bipartisan US support. What would MLK do? Continue reading

Novichok Myth Debunked; How Will Russia Respond?

5 April 2018 — Global Research

Raging US/UK Political Assault on Russia

By Stephen Lendman, April 05, 2018

Despite no evidence suggesting Russian involvement, the official hostile narrative continues – supported by Western media.

During an OPCW Executive Council Wednesday special session, Moscow’s proposed joint investigation was rejected by Washington and Britain. Continue reading

Media Warn of ‘Russian Bots’—Despite Primary Source’s Disavowal By Adam Johnson

5 April 2018 — FAIR

WaPo: Russian bots are tweeting their support of embattled Fox News host Laura Ingraham

Washington Post (4/2/18): “Wading into controversy is a key strategy for Russian propaganda bots.”

One could forgive the average reader for thinking reporters covering bots had been replaced by bots. The formula is something we’ve seen a million times now: After a controversial story breaks, media outlets insist that “Russian bots” used the controversy to “sow discord” or “exploit tensions”; a “Russian bot dashboard” is offered as proof. (These “dashboards” let one see what Russian bots—automated online persona controlled by the Kremlin—are allegedly  “pushing” on social media.)

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