Lobster back issues

Lobster Issues 1-8. Available in the microfiche collection 'The Left in Britain' available from Research Publications, PO Box 45, Reading RG1 8HF, UK tel: 01734 583247.

Lobster Issue 9. KAL 007; Watergate revisited, trying to kill Nasser; Falklands conspiracy theories; Jonathon Bloch on the overseas repression business. 1985, 25 pages. This is available only as a photocopy.

Lobster Issue 10. Kitson, Kincora and Counter-insurgency; Anthony Summers on 'Maurice Bishop'; Jim Hougan on Frank Terpil and 'Deep Throat'; Fred Holroyd on Northern Ireland and Colin Wallace. 1986, 24 pages. This is only available as a photocopy.

Lobster Issue 11. 'Wilson, MI5 and the Rise of Thatcher' - the start of the 'Wilson plots' story; the first attempt to understand what Colin Wallace was saying. Published April 1986, before Peter Wright appeared on the scene. 56 pages.

Lobster Issue 12. Peter Dale Scott on Trans-nationalised Repression; Notes on the British Right. 1986, 42 pages.

Lobster Issue 13. The Rhodes-Milner group (Round Table); Two sides of Ireland; Colin Wallace's 1974 notes on MI5's plots to smear British politicians; more notes on the British Right. 1987, 24 pages.

Lobster Issue 14. US involvement in the Fiji coup; Colin Wallace update - and the Ulster Citizens' Army smear decoded; Irangate - the 'October Surprise'; Martin Walker on Policing the Future. 1987, 46 pages.

Lobster Issue 15. Inside Inside Intelligence; The Independent's smearing of Wallace and Holroyd, the Christic Institute on 22/11/63; the Tory Right between the wars - review essay. Fiji coup update; review essay on Geheim. 1987, 34 pages.

Lobster Issue 16. 'Rothschild, the right, the far-right and the fifth Man'; death of Hilda Murrell, French Vendetta - from Rainbow Warrior to the Iranian hostages; KAL 007, Ken Livingstone's questions; Philby names names; overthrowing Gough Whitlam. 1988, 40 pages. This is available only as a photocopy.

Lobster Issue 17. 'Five at Eye': Private Eye and the Wilson smears; Colin Wallace and Information policy in fiction, disinformation and the new 'terrorist threat'; Crozier, Goldsmith and the Pinay Circle; more anti-Labour forgeries; the death of Zia. 1988, 24 pages.

Lobster Issue 18. Jeffrey Bale's 'Right-wing Terrorists and the Extra-parliamentary Left in PostWorld War 2 Europe: Collusion or Manipulation?'; Covert propaganda and the right - more on the Pinay Circle; a short history of the SAS in Northern Ireland; Inside Boss and after - Gordon Winter. 1989, 36 pages.

Lobster Issue 19 (Double issue). The final testament of George Kennedy Young; Common Cause - the CIA and the British trade unions; Hugh Thomas on Fred Holroyd; Jeffrey Bale on Shooting the Pope; Disinformation; ELF; Conspiracy theories reconsidered. 1990, 42 pages.

Lobster Issue 20. Peter Dale Scott's 'The United States and the overthrow of Sukarno, 1965-67'; Clay Shaw's UK contacts analysed; Dean Andrews at the Warren Commission: Scott Newton's 'The Economic Background to appeasement and the search for Anglo-German detente before and during WW2, Hugh Thomas responds to the Timewatch hatchet job on his Hess research; the text of David Calcutt QC's judgement on Colin Wallace's appearance before the Civil Service Appeal Board in 1975. 36 pages, 1990.

Lobster Issue 21. Jeffrey Bale's 'The Moonies, WACL and the Korean CIA'; Colin Wallace on Chapman Pincher on Colin Wallace; Western Goals (UK) 28 pages, 1991.

Lobster Issue 22. The Fall of Wili Brandt: MI5 and the British fascists before WW2; Who's Who of Appeasement; ELF update. 24 pages, 1991.

Lobster Issue 23. Martin Cannon's 'Mind control and the American government, US Army Intelligence LSD testing; Stalker reconsidered; British fascism 1974-83 part 1: bits on JFK and JFK: Timothy Good demolished. 36 pages, 1992.

Lobster Issue 24. British Fascism 1974-83, part 2; Daniel Brandt. An Incorrect Political Memoir; R. Ramsay on 'Our Searchlight Problem'; Scott Van Wynesberghe on JFK and occult thinking; the so-called Gable Memo reprinted to full; Garrison reconsidered; mind control update. 32 pages, 1992.

Lobster Issue 25. The covert origins of the war in Biafra; British Fascism part 3; Armen Victorian on John Alexander and nonlethality; more mind control nightmares; MI5 and the Communist 'threat' in post-war Britain: Churchill and the Focus: Clinton and Quigley: Hess and 'Hess'. 28 pages. 1993

Lobster Issue 26. Anthony Frewin on recent JFK literature; Armen Victorian on British military LSD testing; Fascism part 4; Daniel Brandt on "Cyberspace, Secrecy and Spooks'; Searchlight, MI5; Brian Crozier reviewed. 34 pages. 1993.

Lobster Issue 27. 'Thatcher, North Sea oil and the hegemony of the City'; US nuclear experiments on humans; Pat Daly and MI5; Hilda Murrell - ten years on; Lockerbie; Wilson plots; Wallace and Holroyd. 33 pages, 1994.

Lobster Issue 28. Paul Rogers on British nuke deployments; Peter Smith on Hilda Murrell: Don Bateman remembering Harry Newton; Armen Victorian on being framed, burgled and harassed by persons unknown; plus Martin Cannon on Posner, RR on O'Hara on MI5; and the usual bits and pieces. 42 pages, December 1994.

Lobster Issue 29. Jeffrey Bale on conspiracies real and theoretical; Alex Cox on Operation Mind Control 2; Anthony Frewin reviews JFK on CD-ROM; Larry O'Hara on the 1986 NF split; Jane Affleck surveys GAO reports; plus the usual bits and pieces - Wilson plots, Searchlight, Gordiefsky etc. 34 pages, June 1995.

Lobster Issue 30. Alex Cox's 'Letter from America'; Mark Curtis on the 1953 coup in Iran; Anthony Frewin reviews JFK books and the 'Cambridge phone call'; Open Eye on another Searchlight smear; Jonathan Marshall on hostages, the DEA and Oliver North; John Newsinger's 'The myth of the SAS'; Larry O'Hara on Combat 18 and MI5; Andrew Rosthorne on the smearing of Arthur Ransome; Armen Victorian on the CIA and DoD's psychic research, and neural manipulation by remote radar. 40 pages, December 1995.

Lobster Issue 31. 40 pages, June 1996. The DFS, Silva Duran and CIA-Mafia Connection by Peter Dale Scott; The International Centre of Free Trade Unions in Exile by Peter E. Newell; Who were they travelling with? by Tom Easton; Letter from America by Alex Cox; Surf's Up! Internet Sites of Interest by Jane Affleck; Remote Viewing and the US intelligence community by Armen Victorian; Loose cuts and short ends; The Internet: a strategic assessment by the US Department of State by Jane Affleck; Books reviewed; Sources;

Lobster Issue 32. 50 pages, December 1996. The Bilderberg Group and the European Unification project by Mike Peters; SAS: The Stiff memoir by John Newsinger; Operation Julie revisited: The strange career of Ron Stark, parapolitical alchemist by David Black; From Parapolitics to Deep Politics by Mike Small; Plot elements in the Colosio murder mystery by Alex Cox; The CIA and radiation experiments on humans by Armen Victorian; UFO's and the governments of the USA and UK by Armen Victorian; Is Libya still the prime suspect in the murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher? by Peter Smith; The state in politics by Robin Ramsay; The view from the bridge by Robin Ramsay; Obituaries; Books; SUPPLEMENT: Web update by Jane Affleck.

Lobster Issue 33. 46 pages, Summer 1997. The military use of electromagnetic, microwave and mind control technology by Armen Victorian; Our Friends in the North West: The Owen Oyston Affair by Andrew Rosthorn; Our Secret Servants: the Shayler Affair; Back to the future: the 1970s reconsidered; Book Reviews;

Lobster Issue 34. 46 pages, Winter 1998. The military use of electromagnetic, microwave and mind control technology by Armen Victorian; Our Friends in the North West: The Owen Oyston Affair by Andrew Rosthorn; Our Secret Servants: the Shayler Affair; Back to the future: the 1970s reconsidered; Book Reviews.

Lobster Issue 35. 41 pages, Summer 1998. The Two Indonesias and the Two Americas by Peter Dale Scott; The 1993 Coup in Iran: An Iranian insider's view; Operation Black Dog by David Guyatt; An Unbiased Watch? the police and fascist/anti-fascist street conflict in Britain, 1945-1951 by Dave Renton; Did Churchill reveal the pending Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to Roosevelt two weeks before it happened; The Oyston Affair continues: D909 and the friends of Margaret Thatcher by Andrew Rosthorn; Obituaries; Steady as she goes: Labour and the Spooks; The Bilderberg Press Release; Echalon; Book Reviews.

Lobster Issue 36. 47 pages, Winter 1998/9. Liddle and Lobbygate: reflections on a Downing Street drama by Tom Easton; Old spooks’ tales; The Organising of Intellectual Consensus: The Congress for Cultural Freedom and Post-War US-European Relations (Part I), by Giles Scott-Smith; Joseph K and the spooky launderette by John Burnes; The mind control story continues; ELF and Mind Control by John Dawes; Following in Uncle Sam’s dirty footsteps: chemical and biological warfare testing in the UK by Armen Victorian; The Green Anarchist/GAndALF Case by Jane Affleck; John Maynard Keynes and the Anglo-American Special Relationship: a Reinterpretation by Scott Newton; Book Reviews.

Lobster Issue 37. 51 pages, Summer 1999. Jonestown. The secret life of Jim Jones: a parapolitical figure by Jim Hougan. JFK. The two Oswalds by Anthony Frewin. War Stories. RAF colluded in Hess flight by Andrew Rosthorn. Peace plotting. Patriotism Perverted Captain Ramsay, the Right Club and British anti-semitism 1939/1940 by Richard Griffiths The Churchill myth. Churchill and the Secret Service by David Stafford. Official: CIA does mean 'Cocaine Importing Agency' after all. Electronic Privacy and the Encryption Debate by Jane Affleck. New Labour Notes. KAL 007: 16 Years Later by Robert W. Allardyce. Spooks. Book reviews.

Lobster Issue 38. 44 pages, Winter 1999. The Thirteenth Pillar - the death of Di Reconsidered by Terry Hanstock. Historical Notes (US contingency plan for war against Britain) by Scott Newton. George Orwell and the IRD by John Newsinger. The Dark Side of Washington: Seymour Hersh and the Kennedy Legacy by Paul Todd. The Organising of Intellectual Consensus: The Congress for Cultural Freedom and Post-War US-European Relations (Part 2), by Giles Scott-Smith. The View from the Bridge: The Big Switch; Waco Wake Up; OK Bomb; Wavy Gravy; Rent-a-Mob; Timor docs Hidden; Expendables; A Friend of Friends? (Donald Dewar and signing warrant for MI6 operations); The Mystery of MRA Solved?; Spy Mania; Travelling Fellows?; Eco-Freaked. Web Update by Jane Affleck. Northern Ireland Redux. Do or Die: Voices from the Ecological Resistance. New Labour, New Fascism? by Robert Henderson. The Libyans and the Death of WPC Yvonne Fletcher. Stalin's Granny, Christopher Andrew and the Cold War by David Turner.

Lobster Issue 39. 44 pages, Summer 2000. Euro-bound? Or: the same river twice; A Note on MRA, CIA and L. Ron. Hubbard; The death of Diana: an update, by Terry Hanstock; Bombing your way to the negotiating table? by Owen Catchpole; Microwaves and mind control; Nexus: postmodernism or what?; A Most Extraordinary Case, by Jane Affleck; Historical Notes, by Scott Newton; The View From the Bridge: Weird Web; Gerry Gable loses another libel case; Tinker, tailor, soldier, granny (Melita Norwood, "Stalin's granny"); Beams and motes (John Pilger and Foreign Secretary Robin Cook); Archery (Jeffrey Archer and Mary Archer); With hindsight (British intelligence operations in "I, Kovaks" by Leslie Aspin); The shoe fits (NATO campaign in Kosovo, Operation Horseshoe); LM=? (Living Marxism and the Economist); I opener (MI6 officer Richard Tomlinson); McPhilemy 2, British press 0 (Sean McPhilemy); Maggie v Wislon (Margaret Thatcher, Harold Wilson, and Global Communist Conspiracy) Web Update, by Jane Affleck; Curried Knight: Maxwell Knight and the MI5 in-house history, by David Turner; Right meets Left: The Robert Henderson/Tony Blair story; Waco: the fix is in, by Jim Redden; Where's Ware? (John Ware); Book Reviews; Storming teacups! Or: Steve Dorril, Lobster and me

Lobster Issue 40. 44 pages, Winter 2000/1. Rebranding SIS; SISies; Disinformation: From Euros to UFOs; The Citizen Smith case or the spy who came in from Oporto; The View from the Bridge; Ellsberg and McKoy: the clash of the icons; Review: TDY (temporary duty); Spook-wise: MI6 and Clare Short; Historical notes on MI5, Hess and Chile; Listen, Marxist: the LM mystery; What Price National Security?: Conference Report; Books Reviews; Source

Lobster Issue 41. 48 pages, Summer 2001. Did the CIA sink a ship-load of buses in the Thames?; The Malcolm Kennedy Case - update; RIP The Fourth Decade and Probe; The Real Gemstone File - Martin Cannon Political Perspectives on the Fall of Polly Peck; Spies and Children; A political journey; Historical Notes; Spooks; View from the Bridge; Getting it right: the security agencies in modern society; Was the 1974 oil price hike engineered by the Bilderberg group?; Jim Hougan¹s Watergate theory tested in court; Books Reviewed

Lobster Issue 42. 44 pages, Winter 2001/2. Pissing in or pissing out? The 'big tent' of Green Alliance; Confessions of Crawler; SIS: Dearlove, Spedding and PR; UFOs and disinformation; Another layer of Cover: Nick Cook's The Hunt for Zeri Point examined; Spooks and the House of Commons; The TWA Flight 800 crash: was it missiles?; Tittle Tattle; Historical Notes; Cold War Stories: Garrison and Permindex again; Book reviews; Web Update Supplement

Lobster Issue 43. 52 pages, Summer 2002. Parafinance: Enron and drilling for red ink. Blair and Israel. How to fix an election. Kitson revisited. Mind control etc. The corporate ex-spook business. Obituaries. Into the Whitehall maw: The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), The Norman Baker case, the Information Tribunal, and MI5 certificates. The View from the Bridge. Smearing Robert Henderson. Tittle tattle. Historic Notes: The origins of Civil Assistance? The heath government and war in Africa?. Book reviews

Lobster Issue 44. 44 pages, Winter 2002/3. Spinning the European Union: pro-European propaganda campaigns in the British media. Mob Rule: The Money and the Power: The Making of Las Vegas and its Hold on America (1947-2000). Spook PR. New Labour Notes. Faking it. Historical Notes. A note on Arthur Anderson and Co. The View from the Bridge. Sudan and slavery: disinformation and the Telegraph group. Updates: Election fraud; McKinney; Dead whales; Ransome SIS not KGB; Korean germ warfare; Radar and cancer. How many divisions does the Pope have?: The Real Odessa: How Peron Brought the Nazi War Criminals to Argentina by Uki Goni. Obituaries: Harold Weisberg; Roddy Scott; Harry Irwin. The party of business and the business of parties: Labour Party plc, by David Osler. Print (Book Reviews). Feedback. Web Update.

Lobster Issue 45. 48 pages, Summer 2003. Lying about Iraq; PR, Iraq and 'the allies'; The man from the FRU; Tittle-tattle; The sewer not the sewage?; David Mills, Berlusconi and New Labour; Re: -- Terry Hanstock; The Crux of the Matter; Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan; Books (Reviews); Update

Lobster Issue 46. 48 pages, Winter 2003. Back to the future: The US, UK and Iraq, 1998; Advertising, Iraq and espionage; Perfidious Albion: an end to deceit?; Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers by Daniel Ellsberg (Reviewed); Iraq Misc.; A guided democracy (IRD and the EEC); Jim Jones and the conspiracists; Who shot JFK?; Demos - fashionable ideas and the rule of the few; The League of Empire Loyalists and the Defenders of the American Constitution; Bean-counters and empire: The Imperial War Museum book of Modern Warfare: British and Commonwealth Forces at War 1945-2000 (Reviewed) Miscarriages of justice, complaints and whistle-blower; American foreign policy; On the Bilderberg Group; Books reviewed.

Lobster Issue 47. 52 pages, Summer 2004. Current issue.

Lobster Special Issue: The Clandestine Caucus: anti-socialist campaigns and operations in the British Labour Movement since the war, by Robin Ramsey. Trade Unions, socialism and the state. US influence after WW2. The propaganda of capital: Aims and the Economic League. Common Cause and IRIS. The Congress for Cultural Freedom, the Campaign for Democratic Socialism and the CIA. IRD. The subversion hunters and the social democrats in the 1970s. The Crozier operations. Was there a 'communist threat?'. Bibliography and index.

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