Our Friends in the North West: The Owen Oyston Affair

[…] The Murrin campaign cost Oyston £9 million, lost in a single day on the Stock Exchange, £300,000 in Inland Revenue penalty payments, £10 million in a wrecked cable TV deal, the chairmanship of Trans World Communications plc and the almost unquantifiable cost of dealing with years of successive investigations by the following authorities: HM […]

The DFS, Silvia Duran and the CIA-Mafia connection

[…] Oswald’ as the public one.(9) We find the same conversion or suppression of the name ‘Harvey Lee Oswald’, and its replacement by ‘Lee Harvey Oswald’, in a cable of November 29, 1963, from the FBI Legat in Bern, Switzerland,(10) and again in documents from the Secret Service.(11) So many scattered and unexplained references to […]

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[…] is always better than no bread. Just how far we are from the American situation is beautifully if unwittingly demonstrated by James Cable’s review in International Affairs. Cable, actually Sir James Cable, ex Ambassador Cable, focuses on Verrier’s ‘startling assertion’ that Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet, “used SIS liaison with CIA as a […]

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[…] Kate Sharpley Library as Kate Shipley Library over the page, the following sentence struck me: ‘A lifelong trade unionist, he fought Moseleys Blackshirts in the Battle of Cable Street and was involved in the Cairo Muutiny in the British Army in 1946.’ The ‘Muutiny’ (sic) bit makes you wonder, as does spelling ‘Mosley’ as […]

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The United States and the overthrow of Sukarno, 1965-67

[…] the planning of the bloodbath. The impression created is that U.S. officials remained aloof from the actual planning of events; and we can see from recently declassified cable traffic how carefully the U.S. government fostered this image of detachment from what was happening in Indonesia. (83) In fact, however, the U.S. government was lying […]

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‘A Most Extraordinary Case’

[…] calls were not coming in, and now, with five advertisements in various local directories, two web-sites and three different phone numbers, (two land lines – BT and Cable London – and a mobile) and a buoyant economy Kennedy says he gets virtually no serious enquiries, (during the last month (April-May 2000) he reports only […]

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The limits of accountability

[…] cabled the CIA (called ‘a foreign intelligence agency’ in the documents) and said that they were Islamic extremists and that they were flying to Gambia. A subsequent cable reminded the CIA of the first cable and gave the men’s flight details and said that they were associates of Abu Qatada, a radical Muslim cleric. […]

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British Spooks “Who’s Who” part 2

[…] Named in ‘Inside Intelligence’ (Lobster 15) Philby naming names (Lobster 16) First supplement to A Who’s Who of the British Secret State (Lobster 19) Spooks (Lobster 22) CABLE, ERIC GRANT CMG (1938) B 25.2.1887 D 7.5.70 UNI’S LONDON, HEIDELBERG MI6 (COL Z. FISHER/READ 1984) 1904-39 HELSINGFORS, HAMBURG, RIGA, STANLEYVILLE, STOCKHOLM, DANZIG, OREGON, SEATTLE, COPENHAGEN […]

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The once and future king?

[…] May 1977 Livingstone became GLC representative for Hackney North. A few weeks later he was selected as Labour Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for Hampstead defeating Vincent Cable (currently a Liberal Democrat MP) in a contest for this position. Ted Knight became PPC for Hornsey at the same time. They would both have thought […]

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Cyberspace Wars: Microprocessing vs. Big Brother

[…] and a few other computer millionaires, but is now underwritten by IBM, Apple, Microsoft, AT&T, MCI, Bell Atlantic, Adobe, the Newspaper Association of America, and the National Cable Television Association.(6) And the word ‘cyberspace’ is trumpeted in Scientific American, Time, Washington Post, and The New Republic. We can expect to see it soon in […]

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