18 April 2019 — Black Agenda Report
15 April 2019 — New Eastern Outlook
As new studies continue to point to a direct link between the widely-used glyphosate herbicide and various forms of cancer, the agribusiness lobby fights ferociously to ignore or discredit evidence of human and other damage. A second US court jury case just ruled that Monsanto, now a part of the German Bayer AG, must pay $ 81 million in damages to plaintiff Edwin Hardeman who contracted non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer. The ruling and a line-up of another 11,000 pending cases in US courts going after the effects of glyphosate, have hit Bayer AG hard with the company announcing several thousand layoffs as its stock price plunges.
11 April 2019 — Sustainable Pulse
11 April 2019 — TASS
Ecuador has decided to withdraw diplomatic asylum from Assange
LONDON, April 11. /TASS/. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service at the Embassy of Ecuador in London, the Met Police said in a statement on Thursday.
8 April 2019 — The New Dark Age
There may be some duplication due to cross-posting
Venezuela Under Siege
West Finds New Anti-China Puppet in Wake of Thai Elections
7 March 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation
19 February 2019 — Investigating Imperialism
[I think it’s time to republish a piece I wrote 15 years ago, in 2004, though clearly very few took notice of it then, will it be any different this time? I doubt it, it’s probably already too late to do anything about it. What the Labour government initiated in 2004 has now reached, not only fruition but is now sweeping the ‘democratic’ West as the crisis of capital intensifies and opposition to neoliberalism intensifies. I call it what it is, Fascism. Maybe not the Fascism of Hitler or Mussolini, there are no jackboots, they don’t need them this time, they have built the corporate-security state, a state that has us all on file, a state that records our movements, a state that knows what we read, who we see, a state that now works in tandem with its corporate masters just as Mussolini’s Fascism did, a state that makes Orwell’s 1984 amateurish by comparison. Reading through it, I don’t think I need to alter one word. WB.]
24 April 2004
“Someone must have slandered Joseph K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested.” –
Franz Kafka, ‘The Trial’
17 February 2019 — The New Dark Age
This version of my online life kicked off in March 2003, coincident with the invasion of Iraq by the barbarians. WordPress didn’t exist then, most ‘blogs’ were handcrafted as was mine. I wrote every page in HTML using a piece of software called Cyber Studio, every page viewed existed as an actual ‘flat’ file, perhaps with some links to graphics, but there was no database, or style sheets, or any of the tools used today.
Simple and fast, they’re great for text, they can be searched online just like a database-driven site but you couldn’t keep track of how the content was used, except very crudely but worst of all, when I switched over to WordPress, I ‘lost’ about 20,000 stories! Everything I’d published between 2003-2010 needed to be imported into the WordPress database, one file at a time! Not only that, I had to ‘clean up’ the texts, find any graphics they linked to before I could republish them. It’s a mammoth task and bloody tedious! The problem is that there’s a lot of good stuff ‘locked’ away that I would like to make available once more to a new audience.
It was seeing that someone had accessed my brief tribute to my friend Edward Teague (Postman Patel to many) that got me looking for the work I’d published of Edward’s including one we co-wrote on 7/7. So far I’ve located 23 stories by Edward that I’ve moved here. There may be more.
I met Edward in 2003 and we immediately hit it off. Erudite and to my mind an excellent, witty commentator on our insane times, I’ve ‘rescued’ 23 of his essays. I spent a memorable few days with Edward in his home town, Bolton, a few years before his untimely demise. He became Craig Murray’s election agent when Craig contested the intellectually-challenged Jack Straw’s Burnley seat and learnt, first-hand, just how undemocratic our democracy really is. He also introduced me to his fellow pigeon racers in his local boozer.
Find them here: https://williambowles.info/category/edward-teague/
And I have discovered that Edward’s site is still available! http://postmanpatel.blogspot.com/
6 February 2019 — Investigating Imperialism
In defence of Jeremy Corbyn
First off, let me get the ‘defending Corbyn’ bit out of the way. I do defend Corbyn’s defence of the downtrodden and the dispossessed, a rare quality in Britain’s despicable, dishonest and hypocritical political class. The attacks on him accusing him of anti-semitism are reprehensible and fundamentally originate with the Zionist entity, Israel, launched by Israel’s supporters inside the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) and reinforced by that other supporter of Israel, the BBC (with the able assistance from the rest of the corporate media).
26 November 2018 — williambowles.info
Update 8 January 2019
Here are Part 3 and 4 of the files ‘liberated’ from the Institute for Statecraft
integrity initiative part 4 (43.4mb zipped)
Integrity Initiative part 3 (40.1mb zipped)
I came across the graphic below released by the ‘Integrity Initiative’ [sic] which I think is worth adding in here. BTW, apparently, according to this graphic, this and other lefty websites are now part of the Russian ‘propaganda’ offensive.
And it since emerged that same duo of Institute for Statecraft/Integrity Initiative has been putting out disinfo on Jeremy Corbyn as well! This from The Canary:
The Conservative government is funding a ‘monitoring group’ that’s carrying out disinformation attacks on Jeremy Corbyn and Labour. The foreign office has now admitted providing £1.96m of public money to the Institute for Statecraft’s Integrity Initiative in the 2018/19 year. Military specialists run the unit, which has posted smears about Jeremy Corbyn and his team on social media. ‘The Canary‘, 9th December 2018
A number of documents from the Institute for Statecraft and its propaganda machine, ‘Integrity Initiative’ [sic] have been uncovered by ‘Anonymous’ (whoever they are) that reveal the objectives and the scale of this sophisticated enterprise. But already I read that some individuals are questioning the validity of these documents, that they are some kind of ‘plant’ designed I’m told, to confuse and neutralise Russian propaganda, but you be the judge (all in PDF format). For myself, it’s clear that they are real and not bogus.
26 October 2018 — Anti-Empire Report
I just got a very distressing email from Bill Blum’s former wife detailing an awful fall he sustained at home that left him immobolised for perhaps 2 days before being discovered by a friend! I wish him a speedy recovery but he needs your help with his medical expenses! Here’s the note I received: Continue reading