The Ultranationalist Right in Turkey and the Attempted Assassination of Pope John Paul II

[…] Warsaw Pact. These works, being designed primarily to manipulate public perceptions and thereby generate support for the adoption of certain desired policies, contain a considerable amount of disinformation and sometimes appear to constitute components of more extensive psychological operations. (5) This type of literature is by now quite common on both sides. On the […]

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Truth Twisting: notes on disinformation

[…] we both saw bits and pieces we could add to it. Richard Deacon’s The Truth Twisters (McDonald, London 1987: Futura, London 1988) is a classic of Western disinformation purporting to describe Soviet disinformation. Deacon lines up all our favourite state and right-wing outlets to attack CND, ecologists, socially committed clergy etc. etc., and the […]

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Disinformation: From Euros to UFOs

[…] servants and the media. At the core of this was his account of the revelation, via a libel suit in London, of an MI6 operation to plant disinformation in the Sunday Telegraph about the son of Colonel Gaddafi. (1) The story was written by Con Coughlin and attributed to a ‘British banking official’. As […]

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Fiji coup update

[…] alleged US involvement in the coup, written by a USIS officer in Wellington. We reprint this here. The annotations and comments are by Wilkes. East/West Issues USIS DISINFORMATION AND THE FIJI MILITARY COUP On May 14, 1987, Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka seized power in a military coup in Fiji, displacing the elected government of Dr. […]

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Wallace on Pincher on Wallace

[…] himself admits, he has never met me and, therefore, has no idea what my personal view of the named politicians was. It is, therefore, nothing short of disinformation for him to claim otherwise. p. 171 ‘Evidence of Wallace’s state of mind is contained in an essay ‘Ulster — a State of Subversion’, which he […]

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Abuse Your Illusions: the Disinformation guide to media mirages and establishment lies

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Russ Kick (ed) New York, The Disinformation Company, 2003, 350pp, $24.95 / £17.99 (available in the UK from Counter Productions and Turnaround Distribution) ISBN 0-9713942-4-5   This is the third compilation of essays from Disinformation, and, unlike the first two, nearly all the essays in this anthology have been written specifically for this publication, […]

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Everything You Know is Wrong: the Disinformation Guide to Secrets and Lies

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Russ Kick (ed.) New York: the Disinformation Company, 2002, pb, $24.95. Distributed in the UK by Turnaround () £17.99 in the UK   Another massive anthology from the Disinformation people. This is 11″ by 9″ – roughly A4 sized – 345 pages, weighing in at 2 lbs and 11 ounces. Picking it up probably […]

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Getting it right: the security agencies in modern society

[…] the intelligence, security and surveillance services, MI6, MI5, GCHQ. Or should I say: I use the term security agencies to stand for the intelligence, security, surveillance and disinformation services? Because disinforming the British citizen is certainly a current aim of at last two of those bodies. Or should it be the intelligence, security, surveillance, […]

UFOs and disinformation

[…] (How would he – or we – be able to tell?) At this stage it seems much more likely to me that Sheehan was given access to disinformation; the ‘look but don’t take notes’ instruction is standard psy-ops, the same technique used much later with the film-maker Linda Howe, discussed in Lobster 40; and […]

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