British Propaganda and Disinformation: An Imperial and Colonial Tradition

When it comes to creating bogus news stories and advancing false narratives, the British intelligence services have few peers. In fact, the Secret Intelligence Service (MI-6) has led the way for its American “cousins” and Britain’s Commonwealth partners – from Canada and Australia to India and Malaysia – in the dark art of spreading falsehoods …

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The Silent War: How Britain & Europe Support Slavery and Sex Abuse in Libya

If I’ve learnt anything from working off the coast of Libya, it’s this: Preaching humanity and practicing it are two very different things. Right now, politicians across Europe are claiming to advocate human rights and insisting they are seeking a peaceful end to the migration crisis – while protecting the lives of the most vulnerable. …

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A Truly Historical Month for the Future of Our Planet

March 2018 will go down in history as a truly historical month March 1st, Vladimir Putin makes his historical address to the Russian Federal Assembly. March 4th, Sergei Skripal, a former UK spy, is allegedly poisoned in the UK. March 8th, British officials accuse Russia of using nerve gas to attempt to murder Sergei Skripal. …

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How Secular Is the West? The U.S., Britain, Australia… Secular Nation States, “So Help Me God”??

Of late there have been quite a number of know-it-all ‘academics’ ‘political analysts’ dollar earning civil society coming forward promoting the displacement of Buddhism enshrined in Article 9 to be replaced with a ‘secular’ constitution in Sri Lanka. They love to quote extensively how West is secular. If readers were wiser they would look for …

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Why the UK, the EU and the US Gang-Up on Russia

Introduction For the greater part of a decade the US, the UK and the EU have been carrying out a campaign to undermine and overthrow the Russia government and in particular to oust President Putin. Fundamental issues are at stake including the real possibility of a nuclear war. The most recent western propaganda campaign and …

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Men deliver storage crates to the building that houses the offices of Cambridge Analytica in central London, Britain, March 20, 2018. © Henry Nicholls / Reuters

Face It: Cambridge Analytica Story Proves Facebook Doesn’t Give a Toss About Privacy or Democracy

Mainstream media have obsessed over Russia’s alleged use of Facebook to swing the 2016 US election. In reality, it was actually a shady British data-mining firm that was running pro-Trump Facebook propaganda campaigns. Irony doesn’t feel like strong enough a word. Which is worse: Russia allegedly buying a few hundred Facebook ads, with the goal …

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