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Video: Harold Wilson plot, Treason & Conspiracy by MI5, 1968 Coup, 1976 Resignation

Yes two top BBC journalists Penrose and Courtieur were steered out into the long grass by the powers that be. In 1975 Britain's last...
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Video: No getting INF Treaty back on track? Fmr MI5 on ‘worrying’ developments

READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9niz Moscow is halting its participation in the Cold War-era INF nuclear agreement after Washington's decision to suspend it. Via Youtube
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Video: MI5 “Must Be Taken To Court” Over Manchester Bomber Salman Abedi Failure: Says...

Royal Navy rescued suicide bomber 3 years before attack ... Via Youtube
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Video: Manchester Arena bomb survivor Martin Hibbert angry with MI5 over Salman Abedi failure

MI5 'too slow' over Manchester Arena bomber By Dominic Casciani Home affairs correspondent 6 hours ago https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46303812 Salman ... Via Youtube
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Video: 22 dead in Manchester: MI5 knew, yet accountable to neither royalty nor parliament

22 dead in Manchester: MI5 knew, yet accountable to neither royalty nor parliament. Via Youtube

MI5 admit they were ‘too slow’ in tracking Manchester bomber — RT UK News

MI5 has finally admitted it made a mistake in failing to track the Manchester bomber....

MI5 to replace police in fight against rise in far-right terrorism — RT UK...

The UK’s top domestic intelligence agency, MI5, is to take the lead in the fight...

‘Murder, torture, sexual assault’ – MI5 & informants authorized to commit crimes in UK,...

MI5 informants have been granted legal cover to commit crimes within the UK that may...
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Video: Skripal case: RT talks to former MI5 intelligence officer

British Prime Minister Theresa May claimed that the two men suspected of carrying out the poisoning attack in Salisbury were officers of the Russian...
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Video: Bad news for Assange? Fmr MI5 officer on Julian ‘eventually leaving’ Ecuadorian embassy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a step closer to being evicted from the Ecuadorian embassy in London after President Lenin Moreno said the ... Via...

Declassified report shows Northern Ireland police told not to arrest MI5 informants — RT...

After almost 40 years in the dark, a declassified report has revealed that Northern Irish...

Inside Claud Cockburn’s MI5 File

Photo by Anonymous9000 | CC BY 2.0 My late friend Christopher Hitchens once told me that his American friends often expressed surprise at the number...

MI5 chief uses terrorism and Russia threat to beg for Brexit clemency — RT...

Andrew Parker's visit to Berlin on Monday is being held up as historic, the first...

MI5 vetted thousands of BBC staff to keep ‘evil’ and ‘subversive’ lefties out —...

The BBC allowed MI5, Britain’s intelligence service, to vet its applicants in a bid to...

UK seeks to extend MI5 & police powers and will target those ‘vulnerable to...

UK police and domestic intelligence agency MI5 will get new powers to round up suspected...

Nerve agent used against Skripals is ‘out in the wild,’ ex-MI5 officer tells RT...

The formula for the toxic nerve agent used against the Sergei and Yulia Skripal could...

UK government accused of quietly rewriting ‘torture guide’ for MI5 — RT UK News

A guide for British intelligence officers on how to avoid breaching the human rights of...

UK companies get MI5 booklet to protect against Russian femmes fatales — RT UK...

MI5 has handed out a booklet for businessmen that could fall victim to ‘honey traps’...

‘Just because the poison was made in Russia doesn’t mean they’re behind it’ –...

Ex-MI5 agent Annie Machon has dismissed the PM's claims that the origin of the nerve...
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Video: Pentagon bots to push back alleged Russian bots – ex-MI5 officer on US...

The US army is looking for help to access and respond to foreign social media platforms with a system so sophisticated, it can even...

MI5 could have ‘avoided’ Manchester Arena terrorist bombing, official report finds — RT UK...

The attack on the Manchester Arena that killed 22 people in March could have been...

MI5, police absolve themselves of any blame after failing to stop 4 terrorist attacks...

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 13:20 Edited time: 21 Nov, 2017 07:08 Official reviews look...

MI6, MI5 & GCHQ in court over mass surveillance practices — RT UK News

The legality of British intelligence services’ mass surveillance programs will be assessed by the European...

MI5 missed chance to stop Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi — RT UK News

Intelligence services failed to act on tip-offs suggesting that the Manchester Arena suicide bomber should...

MI5 chief says ‘diverse’ Islamist threat to UK growing at ‘previously unseen scale &...

Britain’s top domestic intelligence officer has warned that Britain is under unprecedented threat from Islamist...

Cyril Smith abused kids for ‘perverted amusement’ & MI5 may have covered it up,...

Published time: 10 Oct, 2017 14:52 The late Liberal Party politician Sir Cyril Smith treated...
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Video: Parsons Green terror suspect ‘known to MI5, let free 2 weeks ago’, supine...

Police first held 'refugee boy', 18, arrested at Dover over bucket bomb TWO WEEKS AGO but let him go, say neighbours - as officers...

Britain will face radical Islamist threat for decades to come, says ex-MI5 boss

Published time: 11 Aug, 2017 11:53 Former MI5 chief Lord Evans has warned that the...
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Video: Put up job? What the BBC/MI5 aren’t telling us about London Bridge terrorist...

London Bridge terror attacks: ISIS claims on attacks – Rita Katz's SITE and Amaq News Agency – NATO backed terrorism; Charles Shoebridge – can...
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Video: London Bridge Terrorists WERE Reported To MI5 – Heads Must Roll

Wed 22 Mar 2017 - Westminster Bridge terrorist Khalid Masood: investigated by MI5 over plot to blow up an army base using a remote...
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Video: Terror At London Bridge, MI5 Are Not Doing Their Job So Heads Must...

Lack of MI5 and MI6 accountability – has their conduct been seen as a failure or an achievement? Via Youtube
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Video: MI5 Don’t Need A Press Office, Most Home Affairs Journalists Are MI5 Press...

Interview with Charles Shoebridge, former police Special Branch and Army Officer, about failings of MI5 around the Manchester terror attack. Shooting of PC ... Via...

UK MI5 intelligence to investigate itself after Manchester attack – Home Secretary

Published time: 29 May, 2017 07:39 Edited time: 29 May, 2017 08:01 MI5 has launched...

MI5 failed to stop Manchester bomber despite ‘warnings from friends’ – report

A relative of the Manchester bomber warned British authorities he was “dangerous” and that he...
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Video: UK secret services, MI5 MI6 complicit in Manchester Arena terror attack?

Investigative reports: including a look at whether UK secret services, MI5 and MI6, were complicit in Monday's terrorist attack at Manchester Arena. Manchester ... Via...

Twitter turns tables on UK govt & MI5, blocking access to thwart online spying

Twitter has blocked the British government and its domestic spy agency MI5 from accessing data on potential terrorist threats in a bid to tackle...
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Video: Intel agencies drown in info, not target those who pose threat – fmr...

One policeman has been fatally shot, and two others seriously injured on the Champs Elysees in central Paris. President Francois Hollande made a statement...

MI5 sting on ‘Three Musketeers terror gang’ finds pipe bomb & meat cleaver

Published time: 7 Apr, 2017 13:20 A joint MI5-police sting operation against an alleged Birmingham terrorist...

British woman fighting against ISIS in Syria says MI5 targeting her family

The first British female fighter to join the battle against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria says UK intelligence agency MI5 is targeting...

Theresa May tells Parliament terrorist attacker was UK national known to MI5

Prime Minister Theresa May says the terrorist attacker was a British national who was known...

MI5 launches inquiry into whether it could have prevented Westminster terrorist attack

Britain’s domestic intelligence agency MI5 has launched an internal inquiry into whether it could have...
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Video: Theresa May: London attacker was UK born, known to MI5

Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday said police knew the identity of the British-born man who went on a car and gun rampage at...
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Video: ‘Copyright used as pretext for censorship ’ – fmr MI5 agent on new...

RT has been blocked from posting content to its Facebook page. The ban, according to the Facebook bot, will last until Saturday 10:55pm Moscow...
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Video: ‘Insider leaks, not Russian hacking’: CIA & MI5 veterans discuss ODNI report (DEBATE)

The ODNI devoted seven pages to RT and its influence on the election “by serving as a platform for Kremlin messaging to Russian and...

Flagship of Fearmongering: The Guardian, MI5 and State Propaganda

Readers of the Guardian woke up last Tuesday (November 1, 2016) to find that the newspaper and website had been given over to promoting...

‘At work across Europe & UK’: MI5 chief says Russia is growing threat to...

Russia poses an increasing threat to the UK and is using all the powers at...
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Video: ‘At work across Europe & UK’: MI5 chief says Russia is growing threat...

Russia poses an increasing threat to the UK and is using all the powers at its disposal to push its policies abroad, Director General...

ISIS sympathizer who refused to become MI5 informant convicted in secret trial

A man who rejected an offer from MI5 to become an informant has been convicted...

MI5 spy narrowly avoids being butchered by north London Islamists

A former MI5 spy narrowly avoided being butchered by terrorists while following a group of...

MI5 lawyer to be grilled by MPs over UK’s role in Guantanamo ‘torture’

MI5’s top lawyer is to answer questions in Parliament over whether the intelligence agency knew...
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Video: ‘Unbelievable that US strike on Syrian army was mistake’ – fmr MI5 agent

The US must cooperate with Russia on intelligence matters in Syria, former MI5 agent Annie Machon told RT, expressing doubt over Washington's explanation ... Via...

UK intelligence watchdog says MI5 spies broke dozens of privacy rules… by ‘mistake’

British spies have been censured by the government’s intelligence watchdog for breaking dozens of agency...

MI5 ‘blocked’ arrest of ISIS-supporting radical preacher Choudary ‘for years’

Counterterrorism officers were repeatedly blocked by British security service MI5 from pursuing criminal investigations against...

MI5 ‘mind reading unit’ foils potential terrorist attacks

Up to seven potential terror attacks across Britain have been uncovered and stopped over the past year by a special MI5 unit which reads...

Exposed: MI5, GCHQ have 15 secret bulk data collection warrants in force

Fifteen “secret warrants” are in force to enable British intelligence services to collect bulk data...

Third of ‘Leave’ voters think MI5 spies working with govt to stop Brexit –...

Up to one third of Leave voters think the UK’s intelligence agency MI5 is conspiring with the government to stop Britain leaving the European...

Snowden leak: MI5 has gathered so much data it may actually be missing ‘life-saving...

British spies may have missed potentially "life-saving intelligence” because their surveillance systems were sweeping up more data than could be analyzed, a leaked classified...

MI5 was bulk collecting public’s data, with little or no oversight

MI5 was allowed to escape regular scrutiny of its bulk collection of communications data by the watchdog charged with overseeing it, newly-released confidential correspondence...

MI5, MI6 suffered ‘serious rift’ over Libya rendition flights & torture

Britain’s involvement in secret rendition operations during the ‘War on Terror’ caused a serious breakdown...

MI5 ‘blackmailed pedophile politicians’ over Belfast boys’ home abuse, inquiry hears

An inquiry into allegations of mistreatment – including sexual abuse – at a Belfast boys’...

Ex-MI5 chief becomes latest doom-monger to warn of Brexit risk

Project Fear has returned with a vengeance in the Brexit debate, with Britain’s former MI5...
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Video: Former Mi5 Agent David Shayler On Why The EU Referendum Is A Charade.

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Video: ‘Short air space violation is no excuse to shoot an ally’ — fmr...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3s5BbSpPdg&w=580&h=385] A Russian Su-24 fighter has been shot down in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding the plane hadn't violated Turkish airspace and...
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Video: ‘Any govt that uses US military software is vulnerable’ — frmr MI5 officer...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUXcQGP5bYQ&w=580&h=385] The German Patriot air and missile defense systems, stationed at the Turkish border with Syria, have carried out “unexplained” commands allegedly issued by...

MI5’s Killing Spree in Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland. “Cameron went completely off script at that point and he said ‘Look, the last administration couldn’t deliver an inquiry in your husband’s...

Revealed: MI5 blackmailed child sex abusers

Some reports suggest that the British Security Service, MI5, shielded pedophile politicians from prosecution to blackmail them back in the 1970s.  "There's now substantial evidence...

MI5 and David Cameron Push For New Surveillance Powers

David Cameron appears to want to strengthen the laws that allow the security services to intercept communications so that no method or element of...

MI5 spied on prominent academics ‘for decades’, secret docs show

British intelligence services, including MI5, secretly spied on a number of prominent academics with socialist leanings “for decades,” including Oxbridge dons Christopher Hill and...
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RINF Video: How an Establishment Paedophile Ring Leads to the Monarchy, MI5 & Rothschilds

It has long been alleged that the systematic abuse of children took place in the Kincora home at the hands of a paedophile ring...

MI5 chief rapped for ‘foolish rhetoric’

MI5™s chief Andrew Parker has been criticized for using œfoolish rhetoric” over the recent GCHQ leaks.A former Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has criticized...

Edward Snowden Witch-hunted by UK Government, MI5 and Media

The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition and Britain's intelligence chiefs have launched a counter-offensive against whistleblower Edward Snowden in an effort to legitimise and continue their...

MI5 seeking to justify military action

An anti-war activist has accused Britain's domestic spying apparatus MI5 of seeking to justify the country™s future interventions into foreign states under the pretext...

MI5 warns of threat after GCHQ leaks

MI5 chief Andrew Parker describes GCHQ disclosures ˜a gift to terrorists™.The director general of Britain™s spying agency MI5 has described the leaked documents on...

MI5 chief: Muslims pose threat to UK

The director general of Britain™s domestic spying apparatus MI5 has accused the country™s Muslim community of posing threat to what he describes as ˜the...

MI5 aware of Kenya attack 4 years ago

MI5 might have been informed about the plan to attack a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi four years ago .Britain™s intelligence...

Bin Laden aide requests MI5 evidence

A London-based man has renewed requests for a US court to obtain evidence from Britain's internal spy agency, MI5, to prove his innocence over...

Britain’s MI5 & MI6 sabotage revisited

Britainâ„¢s spying apparatus MI6 has also been training, supporting and funding anti-Iran terrorist group-lets.The UK spying agencies, the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret...

The 7/7 London Bombings and MI5′s “Stepford Four” Operation: How the 2005 London Bombings...

Dedicated to former South Yorkshire terror analyst Tony Farrell who lost his job but kept his integrity, and with thanks to the documentation provided...

UK: Soldier Killing Suspect Approached by MI5 to Become Informer

Two British-Nigerians frightened the great former colonial empire to death by nearly beheading a soldier, in London. Yet British and other western politicians have...

Britain’s Security Service: More Questions about MI5’s Relations with Woolwich Killers

Questions continue to pile up over the security services’ familiarity and contact with the two killers of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, southeast London. Rigby...

Spy on your neighbors, says former MI5 head Stella Rimington

Tom Whitehead and Hannah FurnessThe TelegraphMay 28, 2013 People who suspect their neighbours may be extremists...

MI5 ‘tried to recruit’ Woolwich murder suspect

UK intelligence service MI5 approached Woolwich killing suspect Michael Adebolajo to offer him a job, a friend of the alleged murderer claimed in a...

Woolwich murder suspect ‘was offered job with MI5 six months ago’, claims childhood friend

UK Daily MailMay 25, 2013 Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo was approached by MI5 six months...

Woolwich murder suspect ‘was offered job with MI5 six months ago’, claims childhood friend

UK Daily MailMay 25, 2013 Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo was approached by MI5 six months...

MI5 ‘tried to recruit’ Woolwich murder suspect

UK intelligence service MI5 approached Woolwich killing suspect Michael Adebolajo to offer him a job, a friend of the alleged murderer claimed in a...

Britain’s MI5 agency knows about Woolwich suspects

presstv.ir May 24, 2013 Britain’s intelligence agency MI5 is facing tough questions over Woolwich attack, following the emergence of a photo of...

UK’s MI5 knew about Woolwich attackers

It has been claimed that MI5 and the police knew about the suspects hacking a UK soldier to death.Britainâ„¢s intelligence agency MI5 is facing...

King Edward VIII calls tapped by MI5

King Edward VIII calls were tapped by MI5 in 1936 abdication crisis.Secret documents have revealed Britainâ„¢s intelligence service MI5 has tapped King Edward VIIIâ„¢s...

$140mn down the drain: MI5 reportedly scraps failed IT project

UK intelligence agency MI5 reportedly terminated a failed multimillion-dollar IT project to centralize the agency’s data stores. The system was supposed to be ready...

MI5’s Secret Activist Dossiers

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Labour MPs have increased pressure on MI5 to release secret personal files of thousands of political activists, anti-fascists and anti-apartheid campaigners, the Morning Star reports.

Proof MI6 and MI5 Aided Libyan Torture

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New evidence has emerged that proves the UK was complicit in the kidnap and torture of a Libyan man. For over a decade British politicians including  Gordon Brown, Jack Straw and David Miliband have strongly denied that the UK had involvement with torture. Crucially, the files detail a meeting between senior heads of MI6,  MI5 and Gaddafi's external intelligence agency.

MI5 tried to destroy the Rolling Stones career

MARTIN KIELTY | An author claims MI5 planned to sabotage the Rolling Stones’ career, and the infamous Redlands raid was the result of a carefully-orchestrated plot. Philip...

State-sponsored terrorism: MI5 links to Russian spy murder

Cahal Milmo | The British government has ordered potentially vital information about whether murdered former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko had links with the UK intelligence...

Anonymous hit MI5 and MI6 websites

The websites of intelligence services MI5 and MI6 were brought down for an hour yesterday in protest over attempts by the British government to...

MI5 accused of bribes for silence

Britain's first terror convict has accused MI5 of trying to bribe him to drop torture charges against them. Rangzieb Ahmed, who was born in Rochdale,...

Spying Teachers – MI5 Wants Recruits

Now pay attention school teachers: your country needs you. The British Security Service MI5 is seeking to recruit teachers to serve as intelligence officers in...

New claim of MI5 collusion in torture

Claims that secret agents working for MI5 and MI6 watched and encouraged the torture of a second British resident held by the Americans must...

More MI5 torture claims

By politics.co.uk | A former British terrorism suspect has claimed he was tortured on behalf of MI5 in Egypt. Azhar Khan, 26, has acquired legal representation...

Ex-MI5 chief: Ministers scare public to pass terrorism laws

By Paul Waugh A FORMER MI5 chief today accused the Government of exploiting fears of terrorism to pass draconian laws as fresh allegations emerged of...

MI5 ‘Colluded in Torture’ Claim

A committee of MPs is to consider allegations tomorrow that British security services colluded in the torture of terrorism suspects. The claims, which were first...

Ex-MI5 chief ‘astonished’ at how many organisations use anti-terror law

By Andrew Sparrow The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) was passed in 2000 to regulate the way that public bodies such as the police...

MI5 said Iraq “exacerbated the threat from international terrorism”

By David Morrison | Stella Rimington, the last but one head of MI5, was interviewed by Decca Aikenhead in The Guardian on 18 October...

Dissident “threat” at all time high, despite MI5 “huge effort.”

By Brian Walker | The police assessment is, in fact, that the dissident threat is at an all-time high.” This is the theme of...

MI5 report challenges views on terrorism in Britain

The Guardian | MI5 has concluded that there is no easy way to identify those who become involved in terrorism in Britain, according to a...

South Africa Hearing Claims Elite Unit Controlled by CIA, MI5

iol | British intelligence organisation MI5 and the United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) are the masters of South Africa's elite crime fighting unit,...

Torture: MPs call for inquiry into MI5 role

By Ian Cobain | MPs are calling for an investigation into allegations that British intelligence has "outsourced" the torture of British citizens to Pakistani...

Ex-MI5 chief attacks 42-day plan

Baroness Manningham-Buller tells the Lords why she is against the plans (video) The former head of MI5 has dismissed government plans to extend the time...

MI5: revealing areas at mercy of collapsing dams is a terror threat

By Michael McCarthy | MI5 and flood risk experts are at odds over whether to publish inundation maps highlighting areas under threat if any...

MI5 chief speaks out over 42-day row

By Peter Walker and agencies | The head of MI5 has released a rare public statement to stress that his organisation is not arguing...

Ex-MI5 chief warns over detention

BBC News | MPs should work together to agree a detention limit for terror suspects and ensure the matter is not a political football,...

Fourth Briton accuses MI5 of torture

Ian Cobain - The Guardian | Human rights groups and MPs are calling for an investigation into claims that MI5 officers colluded in the torture...

MI5 accused of colluding in torture of terrorist suspects

By Ian Cobain | Officers of the Security Service, MI5, are being accused of "outsourcing" the torture of British citizens to a notorious Pakistani...

MI5 Wants Oyster Card Travel Data

Counter-terrorism experts call it a 'force multiplier': an attack combining slaughter and electronic chaos. Now Britain's security services want total access to commuters' travel...

Former IRA driver spy ‘worked for MI5’

AP A man who served as a driver for Sinn Fein leader and former IRA commander Gerry Adams secretly worked as a British spy, a...

MP first probed by MI5 over 9/11

By NICK PARKER THOMAS WHITAKER and GRAEME WILSON BUGGING scandal MP Sadiq Khan was first probed by security services over his association with a 9/11 terrorist, The...

MI5 accuses China of hacking businesses

Howard Dahdah According to reports in the weekend newspapers, the government has accused China of hacking into the computer systems of leading companies. According to The...

MI5 and MI6 to recruit more minority spies

MI5, which has a target of increasing its current 3,000 staff to 4,000 by 2011, also insisted that it wanted to improve relations with...

Brown moots register for terrorists, DNA rights for MI5

By John Lettice Anti-terrorism proposals outlined by the Government today will include a sex-offenders style register for those convicted of terrorism offences, and will allow...

Files prove that MI5 spied on SNP

MARC HORNE   THE SNP was spied on by British secret service agents, previously classified Government files seen by Scotland on Sunday have finally proved. Claims of...

‘Torture flight’ airline sued by MI5 informer

David Rose Sunday August 5, 2007 The Observer Bisher al-Rawi, the British-based Iraqi and former MI5 source detained by America for more than four years, is suing...

Haneef linked to MI5 probe

By Renee Viellaris, Ian McPhedran and Margaret Wenham FREED terror suspect Mohamed Haneef was regularly in contact with Islamic radicals under surveillance by Britain's top...

UK Prime Minister Theresa May ‘welcomes’ news of Assange’s arrest — RT UK News

British Prime Minister Theresa May has welcomed news of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s arrest, saying...

Robert Dreyfuss and Diana Duarte on the Media’s Role in Iraq War

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Irish politicians call for Northern Ireland Sec Bradley to resign after ‘no crimes’ comments...

A string of Irish and Northern Irish politicians have urged Karen Bradley, the Northern Ireland...

Why I Collect Snippets of Strangers’ Conversations

For many years I have collected snippets of conversation accidentally overheard or one side of a phone call that sounded comic, menacing or just...

Details emerge on samurai sword-wielding Buckingham Palace attacker — RT UK News

An ISIS-supporting Uber driver wrote a suicide letter which stated that “The Queen & her...

‘Don’t underestimate us’ – MI6 boss warns Russia in latest sign of heightened tensions...

The head of MI6 warned Russia against underestimating the UK’s capabilities, accusing the Kremlin of...

MI6 architect displays the park of the future — RT UK News

The architect of MI6's headquarters showed off the next generation of defense gadgets, which are...

Pregnant mum of 5 murdered with crossbow in East London, baby survives — RT...

An 8-month pregnant mum was shot and killed with a crossbow, Monday night. Sana Muhammad...

‘Outstanding soldier’ was recruiter for British neo-Nazi terrorist group — RT UK News

An ‘outstanding soldier’ was at the centre of neo-Nazi terrorists’ attempts to recruit inside the...
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Video: Link between cuts & crime? Murder epidemic grips London

UK #crime The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, says it could take a generation to tackle the violent crime epidemic gripping the British capital....

MI6 knew that terror-suspect was tortured into giving false Iraq-Al-Qaeda info

UK ministers relied on questions from a tortured terror suspect to make their case for...

Audrey Sasson on Antisemitism and Resistance

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agency joins Instagram vowing ‘a glimpse into our secret world’ — RT UK News

In a move that will delight foreign intelligence agencies, GCHQ has officially joined Instagram, promising...

Chancellor Hammond’s budget savaged by Police Federation — RT UK News

The Police Federation lambasted Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget announcement after it was revealed more money...

UK academic jailed for ‘spying’ by UAE released on bail — RT UK News

A British academic detained on spy charges in the United Arab Emirates has been released...

Islamic State supporter Anjem Choudary released from prison — RT UK News

Convicted hate-preacher Anjem Choudary has been released from prison, two years into his five-and-a-half-year sentence....

Student ‘suicidal’ after spy claims lead to 5 months solitary confinement in Abu Dhabi...

A British student accused of “seeking confidential information about the UAE” is facing trial after...

UK intelligence agencies acted ‘unlawfully’ when spying on NGO campaigning against them

British intelligence services acted unlawfully when they spied on a UK-based NGO, Privacy International, the...

‘Trail of reckless evidence’ casts doubt over Moscow’s involvement, analyst tells RT — RT...

If Russian military agents were involved in the Salisbury poisoning affair, they apparently did everything...

‘No cause for further investigation’ into 14 deaths of people linked to Russia –...

A government review hasn’t found any grounds to continue investigating 14 deaths labelled ‘suspicious’ and...

Spies and terrorists – how deep are links between British state and Manchester bomber?...

Yet another link between the British state and the Manchester Arena suicide bomber, Salman Abedi,...

Living in a World Bereft of Privacy – Consortiumnews

As Edward Snowden confirmed beyond doubt, we live in a world where our most intimate moments can be seen by...

GCHQ’s ‘carte blanche’ powers to snoop on UK citizens ruled unlawful — RT UK...

The British government broke the law for more than a decade by handing GCHQ powers...

White Helmets’ UK resettlement policy attacked — RT UK News

The UK is to offer asylum to members of western-backed White Helmets group, that operates...

Twitter explodes over Bill O’Reilly’s ‘white privilege’ tweet from Ireland — RT US News

While getting in touch with his roots, Bill O’Reilly claimed that his Irish ancestors came to...

ISIS fanatic guilty of planning to behead Theresa May and attack Parliament — RT...

An Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist has been found guilty of plotting a suicide attack...

Ex-‘secret prison’ inmates demand inquiry — RT UK News

Former UK nationals who were tortured by US authorities in the aftermath of 9/11 are...

Plumber turned Taliban-bomber guilty of planning Westminster terrorist attack faces life sentence — RT...

A British plumber turned Taliban bomb-maker has been found guilty of planning a knife attack...

Prosecute Blair govt officials at ICC after torture report – ex-diplomat Craig Murray (VIDEO)...

Craig Murray, the only British civil servant to express written concerns over UK complicity in...

Ex-Guantanamo Bay prisoner says British intel agencies the ‘only reason’ he was locked up...

An ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate has said British intelligence agencies are the “only reason” he was...

UK complicit in ‘inexcusable’ kidnap and torture of terrorist suspects post-9/11 – official reports...

Two long-awaited parliamentary reports have found that UK intelligence agencies were more involved in the...

BBC gives UK spy network some nice PR at taxpayer expense — RT UK...

A recent BBC video saw the state-funded broadcaster chat to the deputy director of the...

Quilliam receives multi-million-dollar compensation for ‘anti-Muslim extremist’ claim by US group — RT UK...

The Southern Poverty Law Center issued an apology on Monday to a UK-based think tank...

Spy bosses modify phones of England team to combat scary Russia during World Cup...

England’s footballers have been briefed by the UK’s signals spy agency GCHQ on how to...

Britain’s Brave New World Just Got Braver – Consortiumnews

Britain’s new counter-terrorism initiative builds on Stasi-like methods to create a potentially Orwellian present for British citizens, as former MI-5...

1 in 10 returning jihadis prosecuted

Britain’s “slack” tactics for arresting terrorists and holding them to account has led to only...

Alleged neo-Nazi admits plot to kill MP, police in revenge attack following child sex...

An alleged member of banned neo-Nazi group National Action has admitted to plotting to kill...

Jihadis and far-right extremists to be targeted in UK’s renewed counter-terrorism strategy — RT...

The Home Office has announced an overhauled counter-terrorism strategy that includes the closer monitoring of...

Ex-member of neo-Nazi group was Leeds election candidate, claims anti-racism organization — RT UK...

An ex-member of the proscribed neo-nazi National Action (NA) group was fielded as a local...

Javid’s anti-terror strategy ‘could create climate of suspicion,’ Peter Tatchell tells RT (VIDEO) —...

The UK's new anti-terror strategy, which sees MI5 share info on 20,000 people - suspected...

UK teenager, 18, guilty of plotting ‘grenade and gun’ terrorist attack on British Museum...

Teenager Safaa Boular has been found guilty of plotting a grenade and gun terrorist attack...

Spies to reveal terrorism suspects to teachers in latest attempt to foil death plots...

MI5 plans to warn teachers and police about terrorism suspects, Home Secretary Sajid Javid will...

‘There’s an Asymmetry Not Only in Power, but in Compassion’

The May 18, 2018, episode of CounterSpin was a special on Gaza that featured three classic interviews—with James Zogby from  July 5, 2006; with...

A Tale of Two Tortures – Consortiumnews

How the Americans and the British “tortured some folks” and got away with it, as Annie Machon explains. By Annie...

‘Could the army overthrow a Corbyn government?’ Telegraph op-ed piece gets slammed — RT...

Militaristic fantasies were unleashed on The Telegraph's op-ed pages this week, when a piece asked:...

Still no suspects, admits UK national security adviser but still blames Russia — RT...

British police still have no suspects in the Skripal poisoning investigation, the UK's national security...

Accusing Russian bots new ‘default’ position for ailing governments – ex-intel officer — RT...

Blaming ‘Russian bots’ following an election loss has become the ‘default’ position for failing Western...

SAS should have oversight – MPs call for end to special forces secrecy —...

The secrecy around the UK’s special forces could be coming to an end as political...

‘Bible is way more hip than GQ’ – Magazine under fire for putting holy...

GQ magazine has felt the biblical wrath of Twitter after placing the Christian holy book on...

Beware of White Helmets Bearing News – Consortiumnews

The celebrated White Helmets of Oscar fame appeared to have made their own feature film in Duma on the night...

OPCW work on Skripal poisoning lacks transparency – Russian envoy to UK — RT...

The investigation of OPCW experts into the poisoning of ex-Russian double agent Sergei Skripal lacks...

Tories held talks with Cambridge Analytica in 2016 – report — RT UK News

Reports that Tories sought the help of Cambridge Analytica have resurfaced as the political consultants...

How the Royal family became embroiled in a data harvesting scandal — RT UK...

The extended Royal family has become embroiled in the Cambridge Analytica (CA) scandal. As journalists...

Alex Salmond defends RT as MPs call for channel to be banned (VIDEO) —...

Alex Salmond has defended his right to host a show on RT following calls from...

Theresa May expels 23 diplomats, freezes assets & limits ties with Russia — RT...

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has brought the hammer down on “rogue state” Russia, expelling...

Dead or not? The Times breaks news of ex-Russian spy death on its front...

It’s either fake news or The Times knows something we don’t – the paper’s first...

UK diverts ‘enormous resources’ to probe Russian ex-spy’s poisoning — RT UK News

Amid hysteria surrounding the mysterious poisoning of Sergei Skripal, Britain is dedicating a significant part...

Terrorism arrests hit record high but only a fraction lead to convictions, police reveal...

Terrorism arrests skyrocketed in 2017 but only a fraction lead to convictions, startling new data...

Blame precedes evidence as Western media speculates freely over ill Russian spy (VIDEO) —...

As details emerged that a Russian ex-double agent collapsed following “exposure to an unknown substance,”...

Why BBG needs Tor & its influence over the ‘anonymous browser’ — RT US...

It would be dangerous to say that Tor is only a tool for nefarious people. On...

Terrorist ‘teacher’ found guilty of grooming ‘army of children’ to attack London landmarks —...

A self-styled teacher and supporter of Islamic State has been found guilty of trying to...

UK PM offers rare glimpse of Security Service’s illegal activities — RT UK News

Prime Minister Theresa May has made an extremely rare reference to the clandestine criminal activity...

Actions of an Armed Citizen

By Joey Clementine Guns.com February 24, 2018 Albuquerque police say the actions of the armed citizen involved in...

Pro-EU PR firm self-funds questionable research to blame Russia for Brexit — RT UK...

A UK-based PR company has self-funded its own “research” to accuse Russian-funded media outlets of...

London Bridge terrorists pumped up on drugs before attack – court hears — RT...

Terrorists who killed eight people on London Bridge had pumped themselves full of steroids before...

‘Trump probe invented, paid for by Democrats’ — RT US News

The Donald Trump ‘Russia collusion’ was invented by the Democrats, and paid for by the DNC...

Stop using term ‘Islamist terrorism’ – government watchdog — RT UK News

The UK’s anti-terrorism watchdog wants to see the term “Islamist terrorism” stamped out, saying it...

‘Serial killer’ terrorist turned ‘supergrass’ has murder sentence cut after helping police — RT...

A loyalist paramilitary ‘supergrass’ and police informant who admitted murdering five people, among other violent...

Tory bigwigs slam Channel 4 ‘entrapment’ during Chinese business Brexit sting — RT UK...

A former Tory minister has denied accusations of corruption, allegedly exposed in a Channel 4...
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Video: NYC: Immigration Rights Activist Ravi Ragbir Detained at ICE Check-in Amid Protest, Police...

https://democracynow.org - The executive director of New York City's New Sanctuary Coalition has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Ravi Ragbir is a...

Jane McAlevey on #MeToo & Labor, Art Way on Pot Recriminalization

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Britain’s Dirty War in Ireland, Revisited

Photo by dronepicr | CC BY 2.0 Britain’s dirty war in Ireland, waged throughout the course of the Troubles, marked an especial low point in the...

Pro-ISIS hackers could be Russians, claims UK intelligence report… citing single Telegraph article —...

A parliamentary report on UK intelligence speculates that Russian hackers could be conducting ‘false-flag’ cyber-attacks...

Trump could jeopardize UK-US intelligence sharing, admits parliamentary group — RT UK News

Strains in US-UK intelligence sharing relationship since Donald Trump’s inauguration have been officially acknowledged by...

British children returning from Islamic State represent ‘terrorism threat’ – home secretary — RT...

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 10:03 Children returning to the UK after being brainwashed by...

Chip shop owner arrested in Christmas terrorism probe was ‘radicalized overnight’ — RT UK...

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 11:47 The owner of a fish and chip restaurant arrested...

Christmas terrorist plot disrupted after early morning raids

Police believe they may have foiled a Christmas terror plot after early morning raids on...
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Video: Crypto-crackdown: EU agrees new rules to curb bitcoin anonymity

If we have something that decentralizes the money supply and threatens the business model of the banks, there's going to be pushback against it,...

Defence secretary vows to kill Brits who left UK for ISIS — RT UK...

Newly-appointed Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is taking the hardline approach on UK-born Islamic State fighters...

British spies thwart terror plot to ‘blow up & assassinate’ PM May – reports...

British intelligence has allegedly foiled a terrorist plot to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May, one...

UK journalists who worked on Snowden leaks still under investigation, police confirm — RT...

British journalists who worked with leaked National Security Agency (NSA) documents from Edward Snowden are...

Cold War documents reveal forgotten radical Zionist attempt to attack UK government — RT...

In and amongst the trove of Cold War-era archives released by MI5 this week, between...

Armed police make 2 arrests as alleged jihadist terror plot is foiled — RT...

Counter-terrorism officers believe they have thwarted an attack on the UK after armed police arrested...

New UK defense secretary supports assassination of UK-born ISIS fighters — RT UK News

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 12:28 Britain’s new Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has taken a...

Brother of Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi faces extradition from Libya — RT...

Published time: 2 Nov, 2017 09:11 Edited time: 3 Nov, 2017 12:12 The brother of...

Heathrow Airport security files found on USB stick dumped in the street – report...

Published time: 29 Oct, 2017 16:49 Heathrow Airport is investigating how a USB stick with...

English newspaper ‘tipped off’ 25mins before JFK assassination, documents show — RT UK News

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 08:52 Edited time: 27 Oct, 2017 13:20 A reporter for...

Is killing British ISIS fighters the ‘only option’? — RT UK News

Published time: 24 Oct, 2017 20:15 Edited time: 24 Oct, 2017 20:30 As the Islamic...

Backlash against Tory who called for ISIS heads — RT UK

Radicalized men and women who fought on the side of terrorists in Syria should be...

‘Naïve’ jihadists should be reintegrated into British society after leaving ISIS, says govt expert...

Published time: 20 Oct, 2017 10:03 Britons who joined Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in...

‘Terrorists’ plan is to make us all hate each other & be willing to...

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 16:03 The communities around the world have to make sure...

Watching terrorism videos online could result in 15yr jail term

People who watch terrorist propaganda online could face up to 15 years behind bars, Home...

GCHQ spooks in the dock over UK government bulk data hacking

British intelligence services, which authorized the bulk hacking of phones and computers, are at the...

Las Vegas shooting could change security protocols – former FBI agent

Published time: 3 Oct, 2017 13:31 Edited time: 4 Oct, 2017 14:26 After the US experienced...

Dedrick Asante-Muhammad on the Widening Racial Wealth Gap

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Greenwald: Terrorism used as ‘pretext’ for mass data collection

Terrorism is being used as a “pretext” by governments and intelligence services to indiscriminately collect...

‘Terrorist incident’: London’s police probe Parsons Green tube explosion (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Emergency services are responding to “a terrorist incident” at Parsons Green tube station in London,...

Year of terror: Timeline of ISIS attacks in Great Britain

Published time: 16 Sep, 2017 07:54 Edited time: 16 Sep, 2017 09:48 The Parsons Green...

Police identify Parsons Green terrorism suspect from CCTV – Sky sources

Published time: 15 Sep, 2017 14:09 Edited time: 15 Sep, 2017 16:33 Police sources say...

London Parsons Green IED 'similar to Boston Marathon bomb,' only partially detonated

Police have confirmed the explosion on a packed rush hour tube train at Parsons Green...

'Evidence tampering; lying witness' cast doubt on Craigavon 2 murder conviction – RT investigates

The ‘Craigavon Two’ were wrongfully convicted of murdering a Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)...

Number of Islamic radicals feared to be in UK revealed by EU counter-terrorism chief

Published time: 1 Sep, 2017 10:05 Edited time: 1 Sep, 2017 13:54 The UK has...

Spying on the spies: State surveillance of Britons now being monitored

Published time: 1 Sep, 2017 10:48 A new watchdog charged with regulating state surveillance has...

Govt buried report showing terrorism, crime & illegal migration will increase after Brexit

Terrorism, crime, and illegal migration in the UK will increase after Brexit, Theresa May’s own...

‘Three Musketeers’ terror gang found guilty of planning Lee Rigby-style attack

Published time: 2 Aug, 2017 11:07 Members of a terror cell that dubbed themselves the...

Media mogul asked Thatcher for $20bn to save Soviet Union

A Labour MP and media mogul, the late Robert Maxwell, attempted to secure a $20...

Republicans Push Bill to Delay Reducing Ground Level Ozone

WASHINGTON - A Republican bill to delay, until 2025, the reduction of dangerous ground level ozone is up for a vote this week in...

Twitter lawsuit seeking right to reveal US surveillance requests moves forward

Published time: 6 Jul, 2017 21:57 A US district judge has denied the Department of Justice’s...

Teenage jihadist jailed for life over London bomb attack plot on 9/11 anniversary

Published time: 4 Jul, 2017 04:33 A 19-year-old has been sentenced to life in prison...

British spies could be forced to disclose deepest secrets in legal challenge

A legal challenge brought against British intelligence services aims to shed light on the nature...

London Terror Suspect

By Kurt Nimmo Newsbud June 27, 2017 On this episode of The Geopolitical Report, we uncover Salman Abedi’s, the Manchester suicide bomber, link to British intelligence....

Lee Rigby murderer branded ‘most dangerous’ inmate in UK

Lee Rigby’s murderer has been branded “Britain’s most dangerous prisoner” amid allegations that he has...
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Video: ‘To avoid coup’? Duterte accepts US advisers invited by Philippine military

The Philippines army has launched a fresh push to drive ISIL militants out of the southern island city of Marawi. The military are deploying...

ISIS-supporter who emailed PM threat to ‘wage jihad’ was hired on Crossrail security

A jihadist arrested for attempting to join Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria sent...

Islamist hate preacher Anjem Choudary could be free next year

Notorious hate preacher Anjem Choudary, accused of radicalizing the London Bridge terrorists, could be released...

Mother of London attacker ‘believed he was under police control & not dangerous’

The mother of Yousef Zaghba, one of the three men responsible for the deadly vehicle...

Spy agencies expect torrent of new job applications after London Bridge attack

Published time: 6 Jun, 2017 12:58 Britain’s spy agencies expect the recent terrorist attacks in...

‘I’m going to be a terrorist,’ 3rd London Bridge attacker told authorities

The Moroccan-Italian man identified as the third London attacker told Italian authorities “I’m going to be a terrorist” when he was stopped at Bologna...

London terror suspects were known to police

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London Bridge attacker appeared in Channel 4 doc on ‘British jihadis’ (VIDEO)

Published time: 5 Jun, 2017 19:15 Edited time: 5 Jun, 2017 19:52 Khuram Shazad Butt,...

Police name 2 London Bridge attackers as Khuram Shazad Butt & Rachid Redouane, release...

Published time: 5 Jun, 2017 17:14 Edited time: 5 Jun, 2017 17:59 Metropolitan Police have...

Did Home Secretary Rudd ‘censor’ rival’s speech about Saudi arms sales? (VIDEO)

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has been accused of shutting down a speech by an opponent...

Theresa May should resign over security failures – ex-Cameron advisor

Published time: 5 Jun, 2017 10:14 Prime Minister Theresa May should resign rather than seek...

Terror in Britain: What did the Prime Minister Know?

The unsayable in Britain’s general election campaign is this. The causes of the Manchester atrocity, in which 22 mostly young people were murdered by...

More could have been done to prevent chaos in Libya – Foreign Office minister

Published time: 31 May, 2017 10:09 Edited time: 31 May, 2017 10:13 Britain could have...

Blowback: Manchester and the Libya Connection

In the wake of yet another horrendous atrocity, this time in Manchester claiming 23 lives, ‘respectable’ media once again refused to seriously discuss the extent...

Terror in Britain: What Did the Prime Minister Know?

The unsayable in Britain’s general election campaign is this. The causes of the Manchester atrocity, in which 22 mostly young people were murdered by...

Manchester councils refuse to bury or cremate suicide bomber Salman Abedi

Suicide bomber Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people and injured over a hundred more in the Manchester Arena attack last week, will never be...

Terrorists will ‘always get through the net,’ ex-security chief tells RT

Published time: 30 May, 2017 16:01 Terrorist...

Terrorist suspects should be locked up in internment camps, says ex-police chief

Thousands of suspected terrorists should be placed in internment camps, as the threat of terrorism...

UN slams Britain’s ‘Big Brother’ anti-terrorism strategy

The UK’s ‘Big Brother’ culture of surveillance and suspicion in combatting terrorism is “inherently flawed” and could be promoting extremism rather than combatting it,...

Manchester attack: Police appeal for information on bomber’s blue suitcase

Published time: 29 May, 2017 18:38 Police investigating the Manchester terrorist attack are looking for...
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Video: Manchester Terror Attack contradictions: Kerry Cassidy Project Camelot Tony Gosling

'Sorted' by MI5: How UK government sent British-Libyans to fight Gaddafi #LibyaCrisis Fighters say government operated 'open door' policy allowing them to ... Via Youtube

Programmer denied prize money from UK data challenge because of his Russian citizenship

A Russian programmer says, despite his success in a challenge held by the British military,...

23,000 potential terrorists live in Britain, intelligence shows – UK media

Around 23,000 jihadist extremists currently living in the UK have been identified by intelligence services...

8 arrests are ‘significant’ to Manchester terrorist attack probe – police

Greater Manchester Police say eight arrests made in relation to the terrorist attack in Manchester...

Australia will continue sharing intelligence with US despite Manchester bombing leak

Published time: 26 May, 2017 12:07 Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed that his...

Blowback? Manchester bomber linked to terrorist group which UK allegedly backed

Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi and his father, Ramadan, had long-standing links to a violent...

British public defends Muslims amid series of Islamophobic comments online

Published time: 23 May, 2017 16:40 Thousands of people took to social media to defend...

Spies on both sides of Atlantic hunting for Manchester bomb culprits

Published time: 23 May, 2017 16:07 Intelligence agencies from the UK and US are looking...

Suicide bomber behind Manchester Arena attack that killed 22 people

Published time: 23 May, 2017 06:22 Edited time: 23 May, 2017 06:49 The explosion at...

‘A bit of dead cat’: Labour MP dismisses claims Corbyn backed IRA

Published time: 22 May, 2017 13:07 Claims by the press and Conservatives that Labour leader...

4 men arrested in London, accused of plotting terrorist attack – police

Published time: 18 May, 2017 00:34 Four young men have been arrested in London on...

Ice-is? Britain issues terrorism warning for Antarctica… & security experts aren’t impressed

Published time: 16 May, 2017 15:37 Despite Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) founding its “caliphate”...

Ed Morales on Puerto Rican Debt Crisis, Margarida Jorge on Trumpcare

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Burka-clad mother & daughter charged with terrorist plot asked to lift veils in court

Published time: 11 May, 2017 16:07 Three women appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court in central...

Whitehall terrorist suspect identified

Published time: 28 Apr, 2017 09:47Edited time: 28 Apr, 2017 12:29 A terrorist suspect who was...

British woman fighting ISIS goes on hunger strike to support Turkish prison protests

Published time: 6 Apr, 2017 09:36Edited time: 7 Apr, 2017 09:56 The first British female fighter...

British ‘secret warfare’ unsustainable in information age – report

Britain’s secret war-fighting operations using special forces, drones and similar clandestine methods are folly in...

‘Hand in hand’: Vigil held on Westminster Bridge for terrorist attack victims (VIDEO)

People across all “nations, faiths, orientation and sexes” stood hand in hand on Westminster Bridge...

Muslim leaders across Britain condemn 'cowardly' Parliament attack

British Muslim leaders have condemned Wednesday’s terrorist attack that hit right at the heart of...

British police release image of Westminster terrorist attacker Khalid Masood

Police have released an image of Westminster attacker Khalid Masood. Masood...

Eyewitness relives moment she came face-to-face with Westminster attacker (RT EXCLUSIVE)

An eyewitness to the London terrorist attack says she came face-to-face with the assailant Khalid...

London police reveal British-born Muslim convert birth-name as more arrests made

Published time: 24 Mar, 2017 08:42Edited time: 24 Mar, 2017 09:20 London police have revealed the...

ISIS claims its ‘soldier’ carried out UK Parliament attack

Published time: 23 Mar, 2017 12:22Edited time: 23 Mar, 2017 15:39 Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL)...

British suicide bomber ‘wasn’t being monitored’ because Theresa May ‘downgraded surveillance’

While serving as home secretary, Prime Minister Theresa May downgraded the surveillance of an extremist...

Pulling out of Europol would make post-Brexit UK vulnerable to terrorism – agency chief

Britain’s continued relationship with Europol is “absolutely necessary” to keep the country safe from future...

US intel agencies keep Trump in dark citing alleged ‘Russian contacts’ – media

US intelligence officials may have kept sensitive information from President Donald Trump due to concerns of...

Skills shortage leaving Britain at mercy of cyber-attacks – former senior GCHQ spook

Britain is ‘highly vulnerable’ to a powerful cyber-attack due to a shortage in skilled staff...

British hackers, spies & whistleblowers could face 14yrs in prison under new proposals

British spies and civil servants could now face up to 14 years in prison if they are found leaking national secrets, after allegations about...

Nurses Urge Senate to Reject Pruitt for Critical EPA Post

National Nurses United today announced its opposition to the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.“It’s hard...

London university ‘monitoring’ emails to stop students ‘being drawn into terrorism’

King’s College London is warning staff and students their computer activity could be monitored as...

The Ugly Specter of Torture and Lies

Exclusive: President Obama refused to hold “war on terror” torturers to account but punished truth-tellers severely, a bleak legacy not...

Ex-spies flocking to private security sector, eroding traditional codes of silence – report

Britain’s burgeoning security sector is increasingly recruiting former spies to do its dirty work, leading...

All Russian Hacking ‘Evidence’ Is Fake

(RINF) - The only thread that holds the DNI report together at first glance is the false testimony and fake evidence Crowdstrike and Dmitri...

Facts force Washington Post to backtrack on report that Russia hacked US power grid

The Washington Post has corrected an article in which it said that Russian hackers had infiltrated the US power grid at a Vermont utility....

Most UK terrorism arrests result in no charges – Home Office

The majority of UK terrorism arrests result in no charges or convictions, according to new...

Christmas Markets Under Terror Watch in Britain

Mass Third World immigration has now caused so much terrorism in Europe that Britain’s traditional Christmas markets in at least three cities...

Terrorist plan to bomb British Christmas shoppers foiled – six arrested

British police say they prevented a major terrorist plot to bomb Christmas shoppers from being...

Spies recruited me then ‘threw me to the wolves’ – terrorism convict

A convicted terrorist suspect who aided the Brussels bombers has claimed that he was recruited and groomed by UK spies before being thrown “to...

Islamic terrorists funded by British benefits cash, says former watchdog

Hundreds of thousands of pounds of British housing and child welfare payments have been used...

Leaked memo exposes Theresa May’s crackdown on ‘corrosive’ govt insiders

A memo has warned public officials that Theresa May has threatened to sack them for disclosing sensitive information, as leaks are “corrosive” and undermine...

Louis Perez on Fidel Castro, Craig Aaron on Local Media Auctions

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NATO war with Russia ‘not likely’ in 2017, UK Defence Secretary says

Speculation that NATO could go to war with Russia next year are “too extreme,” according to Britain’s defence secretary, who maintained that such an...

Britain will ‘strike back’ at cyber-attackers with £1.9bn security boost – Hammond

Chancellor Philip Hammond pledged on Tuesday that Britain will “strike back” if it comes under cyber-attack from hackers and foreign governments. The £1.9 billion program...

5 Paris-style attacks foiled in 2yrs, UK counter-terrorism police claim

Terrorist attacks similar to those carried out in Paris last November were foiled before they...

Court Rules UK Mass Spying Was Unlawfully Conducted for Nearly Two Decades

In what rights campaigners heralded as a "significant" reproach to government overreach, a British court which oversees the nation's  intelligence and clandestine services ruled...

Spy agencies illegally collected personal data on British citizens for 10 years, judges rule

British spy agencies broke privacy rules by secretly and illegally collecting massive amounts of UK citizens’ confidential personal information for more than 10 years,...

Victims of modern slavery ‘lost’ in system by British police

Police forces across the country are failing thousands of victims of modern slavery by failing...

U.S. Ponders Whether to Go to War with Russia to Salvage Al Qaeda in...

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Sources that will be provided here, document the historical narrative now occurring toward all-out war between the U.S. and...

ISIS suspect nabbed in Cardiff with USB disguised as cufflink containing terrorist plans

A Cardiff man has been charged with six terrorism-related offenses, including concealing plans for a...

Declassified: Top anti-Nazi double agent was trained to spy on Soviet Russia

British spymasters planned to redeploy their top anti-Nazi double agent, known by the codename Garbo,...

Tech firms distancing themselves from spies thanks to Snowden – MI6 chief

Spy chief Alex Younger says the leaks from Edward Snowden have undermined the relationship between...

UK spy agencies will be used to combat modern slavery

British intelligence agencies are set to join the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking...

Brothers planning ‘IS-inspired bomb attack’ arrested by London terrorist police

A suspected Islamic State-inspired bomb attack has reportedly been uncovered by London’s counter-terrorism officers in...

ISIS-linked British glamour model denies plans to join terrorists in Syria

A former British glamour model being groomed online as a ‘jihadist bride’ by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL) says she is considering visiting...

‘Invisibilizing the Workers Who Actually Do the Work’ – Transcript of CounterSpin's special Labor...

Janine Jackson assembled some of CounterSpin‘s best segments on workers and media for a special September 2, 2016, episode for Labor Day. This is...

Labor Day Special: Workers and Corporate Media

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Royal Marine detained in terrorism probe was beaten by loyalists at age 16

Royal Marine Ciaran Maxwell, who was detained in connection with alleged dissident republican terrorism on...

Prisons within prisons: Plans to segregate & isolate jailed extremists

Radical Muslim prisoners must be isolated and removed from communal prayers to prevent the spread...

Chinese media labels Britain ‘China-phobic’ over stalled Hinkley nuclear deal

Beijing says Britain’s concerns over Chinese involvement in the Hinkley Point nuclear project are “China-phobic.”...

Donna Murch on For-Profit Punishment, Patty Lovera on GMO Labeling

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Could China build Britain’s Hinkley nuclear power plant using stolen US technology?

Britain’s Chinese partner in the Hinkley Point nuclear power station deal is facing espionage charges in the United States, it has emerged. China General Nuclear...

China-UK relationship at ‘crucial historical juncture’ over Hinkley nuclear deal, says ambassador

China warns that its relations with the UK have been put at risk by doubts...

American woman killed in London mass stabbing

A US citizen in her 60s was killed in Wednesday night’s knife attack in Russell...

Churches told to bolster security after ISIS murder of Normandy priest

Churches must review their security to deter terrorist attacks, the British Home Office has told...

‘These Agreements Depend on Secrecy in Order to Pass’ – CounterSpin interviews with Lori...

The July 22, 2016, episode of CounterSpin brought together three classic interviews on corporate trade pacts. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

ISIS recruiting British men for lone wolf attacks on London landmarks

Islamic State is recruiting British men to carry out terrorist attacks on major London attractions...
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Video: ‘Targeted surveillance might be way forward instead of tsunami style we have now’

Insight in the recent shootings in the US, RT is joined by former MI5 agent and intelligence expert Annie Machon. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe...
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Video: 1 dead, 1 injured as tigers maul 2 women at Chinese Wildlife Park

A female tourist has been killed and another male injured after they were mauled by tigers while on a safari tour at Badaling Wildlife...

Union boss claims state undercover agents sabotaging Corbyn’s Labour leadership

Union boss Len McCluskey has accused British intelligence agencies of using agents provocateurs to undermine...

7/7 London bombings, 11yrs on: Iraq War raised terror threat, Chilcot suggests

Eleven years on from the London bombings of July 7, 2005, the Chilcot report appears...

Should Straight White Men Kill Themselves?

By Gavin McInnes Taki's Magazine July 5, 2016 Last week I talked about that ingrate Aziz Ansari and how nobody stops to question Indians when they...

Edward Snowden’s legal team to seek presidential pardon from Obama

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s life in exile may not have to be a permanent solution. His lawyers are planning to raise the pressure on...

Lib Dems demand 2-day debate on ‘folly & incompetence’ of ‘unwinnable’ Iraq War after...

Liberal Democrat MPs want a two-day debate in the House of Commons on the findings...

NSA learning how to snoop on pacemakers

The NSA is seeking new ways to satisfy its hunger for raw data by exploiting the...

Serial pedophile Huckle blames his ‘immaturity’ for abuse of up to 200 Asian children

British pedophile Richard Huckle, who is believed to have raped or molested up to 200...

Jury sees police taser ‘mentally ill’ Islamic extremist who slashed London commuter’s throat (VIDEO)

Dramatic footage of an Islamic extremist being tasered by police after he slit the throat...

Spy agencies chase female recruits as GCHQ announces ‘Girls Only Day’

UK spy agencies are keen to recruit middle-class mums and older women, it has emerged....

Drone hunt: Pakistani man on secretive US ‘kill list’ sidestepped by UK govt

Downing Street has refused to respond to a Pakistani peace worker who’s demanding to know...

Leave EU or face greater terror threat, Brexiteers warn

Unless Britain votes to leave the EU it will face a greater risk of terror...

‘Prove you were spied on,’ secret UK court tells 650 claimants

Hundreds of claimants who say they were subjected to illegal surveillance have been told by Britain’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) they must prove they...

UK prime minister invokes militarism and war to argue for EU membership

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Julie Hyland In a speech pledging to ensure “peace”, Prime Minister David...

Good chance spies are hoovering up your personal data in bulk, documents show

British security services “routinely” collect personal data on bulk from thousands of public and private...

Dominatrix-scandal Tory MP could be probed… by spies

Amid allegations of relationships with sex workers and letting former Playboy models see confidential papers,...

5 arrested as Brussels, Paris terror attack investigation reaches Britain

Five people from Birmingham have been arrested on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism as...

Chilcot redacted? Spies to scrutinize Iraq war report before publication

Relatives of British soldiers killed in the Iraq war are concerned that the security services...

‘Weak’ European spy agencies are ‘ineffective’ & prone to turf wars – Hammond

Britain’s foreign secretary has called out ‘weak’ European counter-terror efforts, saying there’s too much red...

UK documentary exposes Saudi role in global terror operations

Jean Shaoul ITV’s Exposure: Saudi Arabia Uncovered portrays the horrific brutality with which the House of Saud maintains its rule and has been the subject...

UK: Second undercover police officer exposed infiltrating Socialist Party

Trevor Johnson and Chris Marsden A joint investigation by BBC Newsnight and the Guardian has uncovered a second undercover police officer, known as “Carlo Neri”...

Aviva Chomsky on Immigrant Workers & the Newspaper Business

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Sorry, but the Super Bowl Promotes War

David Swanson Super Bowl 50 was the first National Football League championship to happen since it was reported that much of the pro-military hoopla at football games — the...

Chris Savage on Flint Water Poisoning

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Government attempts to avoid court hearing into UK complicity in rendition

By Mark Blackwood British government lawyers are seeking to suppress claims that former Labour Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and the then director of MI6 counterterrorism, Sir...
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Video: Deadly stabbing attack in Tel Aviv, RT crew barricades in office

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmI5nCFwzhk&w=580&h=385] Two people are reported dead following a stabbing attack in a Tel Aviv synagogue, says RT's Paula Slier, whose office is located in...

Who’s Making A Killing From the Paris Terror Attacks?

Terrorism is great for business if you’re in the business of growing the government leviathan. The bodies in Paris are not yet buried, while...

UK government outlines plans for expanding militarism and repression after Paris attacks

By Julie Hyland Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a massive increase in Britain’s military/intelligence apparatus following last week’s terror attacks in Paris. Cameron’s proposals were outlined...

Osborne slashes welfare, injects £1.9bn into cybersecurity to counter ISIS hackers

Islamic State terrorists could launch cyberattacks on power stations, the National Grid and hospitals, Chancellor George Osborne warned in a speech outlining his commitment...

‘Free market failing cyber security industry,’ warns GCHQ chief

Britain’s electronic spy chief has called on the government to intervene in the cyber security industry after admitting the free market is failing to...

Snowden condemns Britain’s new surveillance bill

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has voiced his opposition to the Investigatory Powers Bill, which was unveiled Wednesday by the British government, saying ministers are...
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Video: Prison for Exxon Execs? Lawmakers Seek Probe for Hiding Knowledge of Climate Change...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgmI5JKvcYc&w=580&h=385] For decades, Exxon has publicly questioned the science of global warming, contradicting internal findings by the company's own scientists. Recent exposés by ... Via...

GCHQ handed new smartphone-hacking legal powers

Spy agencies in Britain will be given the explicit right to hack into smartphones and computers as part of a new law being introduced...

Head of UK’s domestic spy agency calls for greater surveillance powers

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Countering The Lies Of The Mainstream Media

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The site you are reading this article on is part of the ‘alternative’ or ‘independent’ media. Many of these sites do not take advertising and are run on the basis of donations from readers. Many of the authors whose articles appear on these sites write for no or little financial remuneration. 

Contrast this situation with the so-called ‘mainstream’ print and TV media.

The corporate mainstream media with its well-paid journalists and increasing concentration of ownership bows to the concerns of advertisers. It tends to be privately owned and its owners have a vested interest in maintaining an economic system based on private ownership and in manufacturing consent for it. Moreover, such outlets these days are increasingly part of major conglomerates, which may include armaments manufacturers, banking or industrial concerns, and will not therefore adopt stances or report on stories that are harmful to the interests of the wider organisation.

The public is thus given access to a world view that is distorted in favour of state-corporate interests. Such interests have succeeded in getting across the message that, for example, the ‘free market’ is the best way to deliver goods and services to people, state provided welfare is bad and ‘individual responsibility’ is good, ‘austerity’ is necessary, privatisation increases efficiency, an endless ‘war on terror’ must be waged on designated enemies, well-being is measured in terms of a never-ending quest for GDP growth, the US and NATO are the 'world's policemen', giant agribusiness must displace peasant farmers to secure food security and gross inequalities and unregulated corporate power are both necessary and legitimate.

Over the past 15 years, numerous 'alternative' news websites have sprung up that challenge these assumptions and the belief that ordinary citizens should be passive consumers of a predetermined news agenda. There are now dozens of popular news sites that inform people of issues the mainstream media has deliberately failed to tell people the truth about. There are also many more sites with global reach that exist to scrutinise specific sectors, hold practices to account and counter corporate propaganda (for example, GMWatchCorporate Europe ObservatoryFood & Water WatchCampaign Against the Arms Trade, etc.).

The existence of ‘alternative’ independent sites has led the European Union to express concerns about the ‘damaging’ effects of people having access to these sources of information. The EU argues that societal consensus is being eroded as people are being ‘led astray’ by dissenting voices on the internet. In the report ‘A free and pluralistic media to sustain European democracy’, the EU feels there is a danger that people are being misguidedly radicalised. It advocates EU funding for ‘responsible’ journalism, getting the EU’s viewpoint across regularly and prominently in the media and placing controls on the net. The EU perceives this to be ‘pluralism’.

What is ‘responsible journalism’?

An article by Annie Day indicates that as a result of its destabilisations, coups, mass bombings and death squads, the US military and the CIA have been responsible for a figure of an estimated ten million deaths since 1945. Yet the corporate media never describes any of this as constituting a form of mass terror. Through the cynical hijacking of the concept of ‘terror’, the US now attempts to justify its ongoing tyranny through a ‘war on terror’, which goes unquestioned on a daily basis by the mainstream media.

Ukraine is the latest example of a US-backed terror campaign, which the corporate media has consistently failed to question. As the world edges ever closer to nuclear war, the mainstream media merely parrots the official lie coming from Washington that the situation is all due to ‘Russian aggression’.

You can also add to that ten million, countless others whose lives have been sacrificed on the altar of corporate profit, which did not rely on the military to bomb peoples and countries into submission but on the IMF, World Bank and WTO. It begs the question how many lives have been cut short across the world because of the inherent structural violence or silent killing of the everyday functioning of predatory capitalism? 

The appropriation of wealth through a system that funnels it from bottom to top via a process of accumulation by dispossession is celebrated by the corporate media as growthprosperity, and freedom of choice, despite evidence that, from Greece to Spain and beyond, the reality for the majority has been falling wages, increasing poverty, the stripping away of choice and misery.

So where is the ‘responsible journalism’ that the EU calls for?

Does it lie with those journalists in the corporate media whose claim to respectability is their rigid professionalism, their accountability, their objectivity?

If you can call professionalism, accountability and objectivity being in the pay of and not wishing to offend advertising interests, officialdom and powerful corporate interests then they are paragons of absolute responsibility.

Peddling their high salaried deceptions, they have failed and continue to fail the public and genuinely hold power to account. By shining their ‘investigative’ light on ‘parliamentary procedures’, personalities, the rubber stamping of policies and the inane machinations of party politics, they merely serve to maintain and perpetuate the status quo and keep the public in the dark as to the unaccountable self-serving nature of power broking and the unity ofinterests that enable Big Oil, Big Finance, Big Pharma, Big Agra and the rest of them via their secretive think tanks and policy initiatives to keep bleeding us all dry. 

But that’s the role of the media: to help reinforce and reproduce the material conditions of a divisive social system on a daily basis. It’s called having a compliant, toothless media. It’s what the corporate media itself calls part of ‘liberal democracy’
And in this type of 'liberal democracy', it is people like Edward Snowden or Julian Assange who expose the wrongdoings of the political-corporate elites that are hounded. 

It was George Orwell who said that journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed and everything else is public relations. Orwell was correct. Former CIA boss General Petraeus stated in 2006 that his strategy was to wage a war of perceptions conducted continuously through the news media, while John Pilger observes that the role of respectable journalism in western state crimes - from Iraq to Iran, Afghanistan to Libya - remains taboo. Its role has been to serve as first-choice cheerleader for illegal wars.

Intelligence agencies secure media compliance

There are of course some good journalists working in the corporate mainstream media. But if you think this article mounts to little more than a one-sided attack on the ‘mainstream’ media, you may need to think again.

Many readers will be aware of a recent story about the former editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of Germany’s largest newspapers, who claimed that he accepted news stories written and given to him by the CIA and published them under his own name. 

This revelation came as a shock to many. But it should not have because  in the UK, for example, the British intelligence agencies along with the CIA has for decades strived to ensure that the mainstream press and TV complied with the interests of the Establishment. In addition to making sure that the British left was subverted, infiltrated and made toothless, the mainstream media was molded by the intelligence agencies to parrot the Establishment’s viewpoints and aims.


The article reveals the tight-knit relationship between senior journalists and MI5:

MI5 targeted labour correspondents in both newspapers and broadcasting right up to the 80s; they were recruited in droves for their contacts with a wide range of trade union officials and with each other. According to Peter Wright, MI5 always had about twenty senior journalists working for it in the national press. “They were not employed directly by us, but we regarded them as agents because they were happy to be associated with us.”

As the national public service broadcaster funded by the state, special attention was paid to the BBC:

At the BBC, Brigadier Ronald Stonham liaised with MI5 and Special Branch and advised the corporation on whether or not to employ people. Names of applicants for editorial posts in the BBC were similarly ‘vetted’ by MI5.

From the article, it becomes clear were the elite thinks journalism’s loyalty should ultimately lie:

“There should be times when the journalist, when he’s examined all the facts and tested all his sources, should come down on the side of the government of the day, the established order and the Establishment as a whole.” - Chairman of the Radio Authority

And the working class in particular should certainly know its place (Toxteth is an urban district and is used here to signify the social unrest that gripped a number of British cities in the early eighties):

“We are in a period of considerable social change. There may be social unrest, but we can cope with the Toxteths… but if we have a highly-educated and idle population, we may possibly anticipate more serious conflict. People must be educated to once more know their place.” – from a secret Department of Education Report.

The article makes clear who the British Establishment regards as the ‘enemy within’ and what it perceives the role of the much-heralded ‘free press’ (much heralded by people belonging to this ‘free press’) to be.

With massive decreases in readership, however, the print media seems to be in terminal decline. The Establishment's grip on the control of information has been in danger of slipping as the internet has become a major vehicle for the dissemination of information.

The state-corporate-financial elite has presided over a bought and paid for mainstream media for some time. Now it is engaged in an ongoing strategy of global mass surveillance and a clamp down on internet freedom. The goal is to eventually have a fully controlled internet that mirrors the shackled ‘free press’ that the Establishment has for so long cherished. 

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Police State Britain

by Stephen Lendman

Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) operates like NSA. They work cooperatively. They're out-of-control rogue agencies. 

They spy on their own populations. They do it globally. They conduct espionage. They collect enormous amounts of personal information. They do it illegally. 

Obama wages war on freedom. He targets whistleblowers and investigative journalists exposing government wrongdoing. So does Britain. It equates doing so with terrorism.

London's Guardian is threatened. Its offices were raided. Hard drive stored information was destroyed. Its editor, Alan Rusbridger, was warned. Cease and desist or else.

He asked if steps would be taken "to close down the Guardian's reporting through a legal route - by going to court to force the surrender of the material on which we were working."

"The official confirmed that, in the absence of handover or destruction, this was indeed the government's intentions."

It was "one of the more bizarre moments in the Guardian's long history," he said. It was likely the most chilling.

Two GCHQ security experts oversaw the destruction of Guardian hard drives. They checked to be sure nothing but "mangled bits of metal" remained.

Whitehall was satisfied. Freedom in Britain sustained another body blow. It's fast disappearing like in America. Both nations are more police states than democracies. 

They mock virtually all democratic principles. They govern lawlessly. They do it ruthlessly. Sweeping surveillance is official policy. So is suppressing information about government wrongdoing.

Journalists involved in exposing it are threatened. Guardian disclosures fall under parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee's remit. 

It reinforces government claims about compromising national security. When good journalism is equated with doing it, freedom dies.

Guardian contributors are targeted for doing their job. Doing so amounts to state censorship. Warnings about prosecutions and imprisonments follow.

Free expression is the most important of all rights. Without it, all others at risk. On the bogus pretext of fighting terrorism, America and Britain want none of their lawless activities exposed.

On August 18, UK authorities detained Glenn Greenwald's partner, David Miranda, at Heathrow Airport.

He was held incommunicado for nine hours. He was denied legal counsel. A counterterrorism law pretext was used to do so. 

He was in transit from Berlin to Rio de Janeriro. He threatened no one. He violated no laws. It didn't matter. 

His laptop, cell phone, camera, memory sticks, DVDs and game consoles were confiscated. It was done lawlessly. Police states operate this way. 

London's Observer said Miranda was detained "for promoting 'political' causes." His detention shone "new light on the Metropolitan police's explanation for invoking terrorism powers - a decision critics have called draconian."

London's Mirror headlined "David Miranda detention shows UK is becoming a police state." Targeting him "shows just how determined the security services are to get the upper hand."

"Big Brother isn't just watching you. He knows which plane you're on, where you're traveling, and he's in close contact with Big Daddy across the water in Washington."

It "illustrates the general point that we are now living in a security state."

"Historically, the national interest has always been what's good for the government, not what's right for the people." 

It's more than ever true today. State-of-the-art technology makes it easy. So do rogue politicians wanting unchallenged control.

Greenwald called detaining his partner "a failed attempt at intimidation." I'll have the opposite effect, he said. Virtually never are in transit passengers detained like Miranda.

Schedule 7 of Britain's Terrorism Act says "fewer than 3 people in every 10,000 are examined as they pass through UK borders." Over 97% of examinations last under an hour. 

Individuals are questioned regarding possible involvement "in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism."

Miranda didn't enter Britain. He was en route to Rio. Targeting him was unrelated to terrorism. It was intimidation. It was harassment. Downing Street was directly involved.

It sent a message. Responsible journalism exposing government wrongdoing is threatened. Authorities want it entirely eliminated.

Miranda was released uncharged. Journalists, editors, human rights lawyers and civil libertarians expressed outrage over what happened. Doing so reflects police state harshness.

UK Metropolitan police lied saying:

"Holding and properly using intelligence gained from such stops is a key part of fighting crime, pursuing offenders and protecting the public."

Police states justify lawlessness this way. Miranda was threatened. He was treated like a criminal. 

He was told he faced prosecution if he didn't cooperate. He did nothing wrong. It didn't matter. It got worse.

On September 6, Britain's high court said government authorities could continue examining materials seized from him. 

They could do it to determine if he violated Britain's Terrorism and Official Secrets Acts. UK courts lack independence like America's. 

They support the worst of government practices. They rubber-stamp some of the most outrageous acts. They violate fundamental freedoms doing so.

On November 2, Reuters headlined "NSA Leaks Journalist Glenn Greenwald's Partner Accused of 'Terrorism,' 'Espionage.' 

After returning to Rio, Miranda filed suit. He wants lawlessly seized materials returned.

"At a London court hearing a document called a 'Ports Circulation Sheet' was read into the record." 

"It was prepared by Scotland Yard - in consultation with the MI5 counterintelligence agency."

It said "(i)intelligence indicates that Miranda is likely to be involved in espionage activity which has the potential to act against the interests of UK national security."

"We assess that Miranda is knowingly carrying material the release of which would endanger people's lives." 

"Additionally the disclosure, or threat of disclosure, is designed to influence a government and is made for the purpose of promoting a political or ideological cause. This therefore falls within the definition of terrorism."

Miranda wasn't charged. At least not so far. He remains threatened. He may become as much at risk as Edward Snowden.

A hearing on Miranda's legal challenge is scheduled this week. During a preparatory session days earlier, "new details of how and why British authorities (targeted him) were made public…"

Materials authorities seized allegedly included 58,000 NSA and GCHQ documents. In an email to Reuters, Greenwald said:

"For all the lecturing it doles out to the world about press freedoms, the UK offers virtually none. They are absolutely and explicitly equating terrorism with journalism."

On October 31, German lawmaker Hans-Christian Stroebele met with Edward Snowden. He did so in Moscow. He released a letter he wrote. In part, it said:

"I have been invited to write to you regarding your investigation of mass surveillance."

"I believe I witnessed systemic violations of law by my government that created a moral duty to act." 

"As a result of reporting these concerns, I have faced a severe and sustained campaign of persecution that forced me from my family and home."

"Citizens around the world as well as high officials - including in the United States - have judged the revelation of an unaccountable system of pervasive surveillance to be a public service."

"Though the outcome of my efforts has been demonstrably positive, my government continues to treat dissent as defection, and seeks to criminalize political speech with felony charges that provide no defense."

"(S)peaking truth is not a crime." He thanked supporters for their "efforts in upholding the international laws that protect us all."

Not in America or Britain. In a document read into the public record, Britain's MI5 said:

"Our main objectives against David Miranda are to understand the nature of any material he is carrying (so as to) mitigate the risks to national security that this material poses."

A UK Washington spokesperson had no comment. Equating good journalism with terrorism shows Britain will stop at nothing to keep government wrongdoing secret.

Doing so shows how low Britain has sunk. Its stripped off facade reveals dark side tyranny. 

Britain's Terrorism Law provides wide latitude. Its terrorism definition includes a "use or threat designed to influence the government (or international governmental organization)."

It's "made for the purpose of advancing a political, religious, or ideological cause."

It does so if it "endangers a person's life, other than that of the person committing the action (and) creates a serious risk to the health or safety of the public or a section of the public."

Most chilling is that UK security services, on their own, can decide if legitimate journalism is terrorism or its equivalent.

They can do so without publicly releasing materials allegedly able to compromise national security. They can pronounce guilt on their say alone. They can get courts to rubber-stamp their accusations. 

It's much the same in America. Government whistleblowers are threatened. They're fraudulently charged under the long ago outdated Espionage Act. 

It's a WW I relic. It belongs in history's dustbin. It's unrelated to exposing government wrongdoing. Revealing it is equated with aiding the enemy.

The so-called "enemy" apparently is "we the people." Our fundamental constitutional rights are threatened. Upholding them is what courts are supposed to do.

Not in America. Not in Britain. Terrorism or acts relating to it are what both governments say they are.

On July 30, Bradley Manning was wrongfully convicted on 20 of 22 bogus charges. He never had a chance. 

He was judged guilty by accusation. He got 35 years imprisonment for acting responsibly. 

It's by far the harshest ever punishment for leaking information everyone has a right to know.

Washington wants Edward Snowden prosecuted the same way. Russia granted him political asylum.

Whether he'll stay free remains to be seen. He's America's public enemy number one. Safety is his main concern. 

He's got good reason to worry. He's a wanted man. He knows how NSA operates. It'll try monitoring him every way possible.

Whether he'll stay free from its tracking remains to be seen. The same is true for everyone.

America and Britain are ruthless. They're unforgiving. They want unchallenged power. They want no one compromising it. 

They want government wrongdoing suppressed. UK Prime Minister David Cameron threatened Britain's media with injunctions or so-called D (Defense Advisory) notices. 

They're official requests not to publish or broadcast information for reasons of national security.

London's Guardian and Miranda remain in limbo. Criminal charges could follow. Responsible journalism is threatened. 

It bears repeating. Equating it with terrorism shows how low Britain has sunk. The same holds for America. Police state justice prevails.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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According to Rusbridger, “two GCHQ security experts” oversaw the destruction. Now, Cameron cites the newspaper’s response to the government’s threats as proof of its guilt!

A spokesman for Guardian News and Media issued a statement declaring, “The prime minister is wrong to say the Guardian destroyed computer files because we agreed our reporting was damaging. We destroyed the computers because the government said it would use the full force of the law to prevent a newspaper from publishing anything about the NSA or GCHQ.”

Cameron made his statement in response to a question from former defence secretary Dr, Liam Fox, who asked for a “full and transparent assessment about whether the Guardian s involvement in the Snowden affair has damaged Britain’s national security.” Making clear he was seeking criminal charges, Fox said it was “bizarre” that that people alleged to have taken part in newspaper phone hacking have been prosecuted, while people who leave security personnel “more vulnerable” have not.

Tory backbencher Julian Smith has been granted a parliamentary debate in Westminster Hall next Tuesday over the publishing of the top-secret documents. He earlier wrote to the Metropolitan Police calling for the Guardian to be prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act and the Terrorism Act 2000. He said he would use the debate to “lay out the reasons why I believe that the Guardian has crossed the line between responsible journalism and seriously risking our national security and the lives of those who seek to protect us.”

The Liberal Democrat leader and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has already aligned himself with the moves against the Guardian, declaring that Snowden’s leaks have “gifted” terrorists with the ability to attack Britain. The calls for repression are being made in conjunction with the Security services. New head of MI5 Andrew Parker described leaks about the Prism and Tempora programmes as handing “the advantage to the terrorists. It is the gift they need to evade us and strike at will.”

The most significant support for state persecution of journalists, newspapers and whistleblowers such as Snowden again comes from the nominal “parliamentary opposition”, the Labour Party.

Following the debate in parliament, Fox wrote to the chairmen of five Commons select committees urging them to carry out an investigation into the Guardian ’s “reckless and potentially dangerous conduct.”

“A free press does not mean the freedom to make the UK, its people or its allies more vulnerable to serious organised crime or terrorism. I am writing to formally request, as both a Member of Parliament and a former Security of State for Defence, that your committee considers the elements of the Guardian s involvement in, and publication of, the Snowden leaks.”

The first response came from Labour’s Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs Committee.

Within hours, Vaz said he would look into “elements of the Guardian s involvement in, and publication of, the Snowden leaks.”

“I will be writing to assure Dr. Fox that the committee is currently conducting an inquiry into counter-terrorism and we will be looking at this matter as part of it.”

The other committee heads petitioned by Fox are Sir Malcolm Rifkind of the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), John Arbuthnot of the Defence Committee, Richard Ottaway at Foreign Affairs and Sir Alan Beith of the Liaison Select Committee.

The ISC is presently making a pose of investigating the extent of mass surveillance carried out by the GCHQ and NSA in an inquiry launched yesterday. It has been heavily criticised for its cosy relationship with the security services, forcing Rifkind to issue platitudes such as the need to strike a “balance” between “our individual right to privacy and our collective right to security.”

The committee is now supposed to determine whether the intelligence laws are “fit for purpose”.

The move by the Home Affairs Committee to investigate the Guardian for possible criminal action cuts through such a pose of impartiality.

The entire machinery of parliament and its parties are being lined up in defence of the secret state apparatus, beginning with a clampdown on press freedom. Its implications for democratic rights are chilling. The Guardian is being targeted for revealing criminal actions by the secret services targeting every man, woman, and child in the UK and internationally for unwarranted state surveillance. This is done without legal justification or even official sanction by parliament. This demonstrates that the United Kingdom has gone far down the road to a de facto police state. It testifies to the extraordinary political and moral decay of a ruling elite poisoned by wealth, which lives in mortal fear of the millions below them being plunged ever deeper into hardship and poverty.

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Guardian faces parliamentary investigation over Snowden revelations

 

By Chris Marsden
18 October 2013

Britain’s Guardian newspaper is facing an investigation by at least one parliamentary committee, in line with demands made by Prime Minister David Cameron, concerning the exposures of Edward Snowden, the whistleblower from America’s National Security Agency (NSA).

Accompanied with calls for criminal prosecutions and assertions of the newspaper’s having compromised national security, the move is a major escalation in the witch-hunt and clampdown launched in response to Snowden’s revelations of mass surveillance programmes operated by the NSA and Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).

On Wednesday, Cameron told parliament, “I think the plain fact is that what has happened has damaged national security, and in many ways the Guardian themselves admitted that when they agreed, when asked politely by my national security adviser and Cabinet Secretary [Sir Jeremy Heywood] to destroy the files they had, they went ahead and destroyed those files.

“So they know that what they are dealing with is dangerous for national security.”

The prime minister supported calls for a full parliamentary inquiry to determine whether the Guardian broke the law by printing Snowden’s revelations.

Cameron’s claim is as barefaced a lie as it is a reactionary move.

In June, according to Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger, he and other Guardian journalists were threatened with legal action and forced to destroy hard drives containing material from Snowden when “a very senior government official claiming to represent the views of the prime minister” made “an implicit threat that others within government and Whitehall favoured a far more draconian approach.”

According to Rusbridger, “two GCHQ security experts” oversaw the destruction. Now, Cameron cites the newspaper’s response to the government’s threats as proof of its guilt!

A spokesman for Guardian News and Media issued a statement declaring, “The prime minister is wrong to say the Guardian destroyed computer files because we agreed our reporting was damaging. We destroyed the computers because the government said it would use the full force of the law to prevent a newspaper from publishing anything about the NSA or GCHQ.”

Cameron made his statement in response to a question from former defence secretary Dr, Liam Fox, who asked for a “full and transparent assessment about whether the Guardian s involvement in the Snowden affair has damaged Britain’s national security.” Making clear he was seeking criminal charges, Fox said it was “bizarre” that that people alleged to have taken part in newspaper phone hacking have been prosecuted, while people who leave security personnel “more vulnerable” have not.

Tory backbencher Julian Smith has been granted a parliamentary debate in Westminster Hall next Tuesday over the publishing of the top-secret documents. He earlier wrote to the Metropolitan Police calling for the Guardian to be prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act and the Terrorism Act 2000. He said he would use the debate to “lay out the reasons why I believe that the Guardian has crossed the line between responsible journalism and seriously risking our national security and the lives of those who seek to protect us.”

The Liberal Democrat leader and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has already aligned himself with the moves against the Guardian, declaring that Snowden’s leaks have “gifted” terrorists with the ability to attack Britain. The calls for repression are being made in conjunction with the Security services. New head of MI5 Andrew Parker described leaks about the Prism and Tempora programmes as handing “the advantage to the terrorists. It is the gift they need to evade us and strike at will.”

The most significant support for state persecution of journalists, newspapers and whistleblowers such as Snowden again comes from the nominal “parliamentary opposition”, the Labour Party.

Following the debate in parliament, Fox wrote to the chairmen of five Commons select committees urging them to carry out an investigation into the Guardian ’s “reckless and potentially dangerous conduct.”

“A free press does not mean the freedom to make the UK, its people or its allies more vulnerable to serious organised crime or terrorism. I am writing to formally request, as both a Member of Parliament and a former Security of State for Defence, that your committee considers the elements of the Guardian s involvement in, and publication of, the Snowden leaks.”

The first response came from Labour’s Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs Committee.

Within hours, Vaz said he would look into “elements of the Guardian s involvement in, and publication of, the Snowden leaks.”

“I will be writing to assure Dr. Fox that the committee is currently conducting an inquiry into counter-terrorism and we will be looking at this matter as part of it.”

The other committee heads petitioned by Fox are Sir Malcolm Rifkind of the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), John Arbuthnot of the Defence Committee, Richard Ottaway at Foreign Affairs and Sir Alan Beith of the Liaison Select Committee.

The ISC is presently making a pose of investigating the extent of mass surveillance carried out by the GCHQ and NSA in an inquiry launched yesterday. It has been heavily criticised for its cosy relationship with the security services, forcing Rifkind to issue platitudes such as the need to strike a “balance” between “our individual right to privacy and our collective right to security.”

The committee is now supposed to determine whether the intelligence laws are “fit for purpose”.

The move by the Home Affairs Committee to investigate the Guardian for possible criminal action cuts through such a pose of impartiality.

The entire machinery of parliament and its parties are being lined up in defence of the secret state apparatus, beginning with a clampdown on press freedom. Its implications for democratic rights are chilling. The Guardian is being targeted for revealing criminal actions by the secret services targeting every man, woman, and child in the UK and internationally for unwarranted state surveillance. This is done without legal justification or even official sanction by parliament. This demonstrates that the United Kingdom has gone far down the road to a de facto police state. It testifies to the extraordinary political and moral decay of a ruling elite poisoned by wealth, which lives in mortal fear of the millions below them being plunged ever deeper into hardship and poverty.

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