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Syria and Diplomacy

The problem with the Geneva Communique from the first Geneva round on Syria is that the government of Syria never subscribed to it.  It was jointly chaired by the League of Arab States for Syria, whatever that may mean.  Another problem is that it is, as so many diplomatic documents are, highly ambiguous.  It plainly […]

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Edward Snowden Gets Sam Adams Award

Ray McGovern and the Sam Adams party have presented the Sam Adams award to Edward Snowden.  I am delighted.  This from Ray’s account of the event: In brief remarks from his visitors, Snowden was reassured — first and foremost — that he need no longer be worried that nothing significant would happen as a result of his decision to risk his […]

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Blair and Kanye West are Prostitutes

The Tony Blair House Journal (editor Alan Rusbridger) reports on Kanye West’s disgusting private performance for the Kazakh dictator and his family, and takes a sideswipe at David Cameron for visiting that country. But peculiarly they fail to mention that Tony Blair receives US $4 million a year as a consultant to the worker murdering Kazakh […]

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Lack of Intelligence

I am astonished that still none of our pusillanimous media has published the simple fact that NSA and GCHQ share ALL intelligence reports with each other. Every member of the House of Commons who has ever been in the most junior ministerial position knows this – that amounts to hundreds. So do at least fifty […]

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UN Condemns UK

Trenchant criticism of the UK by the United Nations over its human rights record would have been major news in the pre-Blair days. One of Blair’s “achievements”, which in the 1990s I should have thought impossible, was to win the acceptance by the public and the media of the practice of torture and other gross […]

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Shame, Lies and Secrecy on Diego Garcia

Diego Garcia and the Chagos Islands remains a deep shame to the United Kingdom. In the 1960′s we forcibly deported an entire population a thousand miles, very much against their will, to make way for a United States air base. This is not an ancient evil; it continues to seep its poison into current actions, […]

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“The Project” in Kazakhstan

A week ago Google released the transcript of a meeting between Julian Assange and Google CEO Eric Schmidt, together with a number of other liberal establishment figures from the USA. This transcript is an important read. Assange has been portrayed in the media as a crazed pantomime villain. The reflective and thoughtful person who emerges […]

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The Official Tsarnaev Story Makes No Sense

There are gaping holes in the official story of the Boston bombings. We are asked to believe that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was identified by the Russian government as an extremist Dagestani or Chechen Islamist terrorist, and they were so concerned about it that in late 2010 they asked the US government to take action. At that […]

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India and Women

Since the horrific bus rape case, the problems of rape in India have been firmly on the western media agenda. Today BBC World is carrying two different and horrific stories – one of the rape of a five year old girl in Delhi, and one of the death of a rape victim in a botched […]

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Margaret Thatcher

By chance I knew Margaret Thatcher rather better than a junior civil servant might have been expected to, not least from giving her some maritime briefings during the First Gulf War. On another occasion Denis and I once got absolutely blind drunk in Lagos – I had been given him to look after for the […]

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Arrested Development

The great horse-meat scandal appears the result of fraud perpetrated in the European meat processing industry, and it worked because the supermarkets really care very little about food quality: care little and test less. The media frenzy has spurred on the arrest of a handful of people from small British abattoirs which are in no […]

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Now is the Winter of our Disinterment

The researchers had a hunch he was there. ATOS pass Richard III’s skeleton as fit to work. Joking aside, the discovery of Richard III’s body is fascinating and wonderful. Aside from Shakespeare’s brilliant play (which is evidently not as physically inaccurate as we have been told for years), and the question of who killed the […]

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Palestine and the Assange Test

Many congratulations to Palestine on being recognised as a non-member state at the United Nations. There is a distinct irony that, apart from the unreconstructed climate change deniers in the United States, Canada and the Czech Republic, the supporters of Palestinian genocide could only muster votes from the tiniest island states threatened by climate change. […]

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Copyright Simon Chapman 2010;  "What's the Blogging Story?" panel at the Watershed in Bristol.  Picture of Sunny Hundal; 22 October 2010.

Why is Sunny Hundal a Neo-Con Lickspittle?

Sunny Hundal is pulling the Nick Cohen trick of claiming that “Lefties” who fail to applaud every action of Bush, Blair, Netanyahu and Obomber are actually supporting Osama Bin Laden’s cause. The Taliban is an excrescence but it is not a spontaneous outpuring of human evil. Its roots lie in the devastation of Afghanistan by […]

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Establishment Darkness

I am a guest speaker on 04/09 at the NUJ Conference in Newcastle, on the subject of blogging. Never one to appease an audience, I shall give them it straight on my opinions of the collusion between mainstream media and power, and thus those who work within it. I expect to hear a lot about […]

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A Bunch of Tits

The BBC believes that Kate Middleton’s tits are a more important story than western diplomats in danger of their lives all over the Middle East. Says it all about today’s BBC, really. Killing people is not the solution to the World’s problems. Killing diplomats is particularly heinous as they are guests in a country, and […]

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Why I am Convinced that Anna Ardin is a Liar

There are so many inconsistencies in Anna Ardin’s accusation of sexual assault against Julian Assange. But the key question which leaps out at me – and which strangely I have not seen asked anywhere else – is this: Why did Anna Ardin not warn Sofia Wilen? On 16 August, Julian Assange had sex with Sofia […]

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Anna Ardin’s Police Statement

If Assange is ever extradited to Sweden, the danger is that the evidence against him will be held entirely in secret. ALthough published in Sweden, the evidence so far has not been published in the UK except for some extremely selective quotes designed to damage Assange as much as possible. This is (in translation) the […]

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The Assange case

Many thanks indeed to “Me in Us” for this transcript. Thanks, Jon, I really would rather do it here. I am truly low to no tech. Here’s the blob, I don’t know what the interviewer’s name was: 00:12 ONN: Hello. We’re here today at the home of Craig Murray, the whistleblower and former ambassador to […]

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On Being Angry and Dangerous

I learn the interesting news that David Aaronovitch tweeted to Joan Smith and Jenny Jones that I am: an angry and dangerous man who could as easily be on the far right as the far left”. I had no idea I was on the far left, though I suppose it is a matter of perspective, […]

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Rusbridger’s Lies are Sacred and Neo-Con Comment is Free

Monday’s Guardian editorial quotes directly from my speech at the Ecuadorean Embassy, in a sneering way: their remarks concerned western Europe’s “neocon juntas” The Guardian editorial makes the direct claim that I, and the other speakers, omitted all mention of the sexual allegations against Julian Assange in Sweden. That is a direct lie by the […]

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America’s Vassal Acts Decisively and Illegally

100,000 HITS IN 100 MINUTES CRASHED THE SITE. WE DON’T KNOW YET IF GENUINE INTEREST OR DENIAL OF SERVICE ATTACK. OUR BRILLIANT WEBHOSTS HAVE QUADRUPLED THE RESOURCE, BUT IF YOU CAN HELP TAKE THE STRAIN BY REPOSTING I WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL. I returned to the UK today to be astonished by private confirmation from […]

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Martial Law Britain

Those coming from Central Asia, Bahrain, Qatar or Saudi Arabia to the Olympics, interested to see what life in a democracy feels like, will find it seems exactly like life at home in their dictatorship. 17,000 soldiers will be glowering over the venues, checking identity documents, stopping and searching. The mlitary will occupy residential buildings, […]

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