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61. Britain's Secret Propaganda War (Book review) [Lobster #37 (Summer 1999)]
... Issue 37 Britain's Secret Propaganda War Paul Lashmar and James Oliver Sutton Publishing, Stroud (UK) 25.00 hb This is a really interesting and important book - perhaps the most important book about the British secret state since Fitzgerald and Bloch's British Intelligence and Covert Action in the early 1980s. The incremental uncovering of the Information Research Department (IRD) story has been one of the continuing threads of British parapolitics since Richard Fletcher's pioneering work on it in the mid 1970s; and for several years now a synthesis of all the extant material on IRD has been waiting to be done. But Lashmar and Oliver have gone way beyond that. Although that existing material has been digested, ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 223  -  01 Jun 1999  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue37/lob37-13.htm
... ) Neil allowed the Sunday Times to be used by all manner of spooks to run all manner of disinformation while he was editor and this spiel of his on Chile looks very much like an intelligence briefing - maybe even one of those distributed at the time of the Chile coup when Neil was working for the Economist, a regular outlet for IRD briefings. Tom Spencer MEP, RIP About a month before the political demise of the Conservative MEP and former leader of the Conservative group of MEPs, Tom Spencer, I was asked by a researcher at the European Parliament what I knew about him. 'Not a thing, ' I replied. 'Never heard of the guy. Why? ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 48  -  01 Jun 1999  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue37/lob37-07.htm
63. Spy Flights of the Cold War (Book review) [Lobster #37 (Summer 1999)]
... ends the book unclear as to how much of this programme was known about by the politicians who were nominally in charge of it. Fletcher Prouty discussed the same question in his 1973 The Secret Team and concluded that the politicians knew very little. This is an important contribution to the continuing reevaluation of the Cold War; and what with the IRD book and this, Lashmar must now be one of Britain's more important contemporary historians. Last | Contents | Next ...
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64. George Orwell and the IRD [Lobster #38 (Winter 1999)]
... (c ) www.lobster-magazine.co.uk (Issue 38) Winter 1999 Last | Contents | Next Issue 38 George Orwell and the IRD John Newsinger In their recent history of the Information Research Department (IRD), Paul Lashmar and James Oliver discuss George Orwell's decision to collaborate with that organisation's anti-Communist propaganda operations. They write that 'George Orwell's reputation as a left-wing icon took a body blow from which it may never recover when it was revealed in 1996 that he had cooperated closely with the IRD's Cold Warriors, even offering his own blacklist of eighty-six Communist fellow-travellers... '( 1 ) This echoed the ...
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65. Briefly [Lobster #38 (Winter 1999)]
... Parker Yockey and the Postwar Fascist International, (Autonomedia, Brooklyn, USA, 1999). It arrived to late for inclusion in this issue but will be reviewed in Lobster 39 . Further information can be had on the publisher's Website at www.autonomedia.org The latest book from John Newsinger, author of the piece about Orwell and IRD in this issue, is a study of recent British comics: The Dredd Phenomenon: comics and contemporary society (Libertarian Education, 157 Wells, Road, Bristol, BS4 2BU; ISBN 0-9513997-7 -2 ) Sources Though I personally find it hard to take information on videotape seriously - it's too hard to retrieve - ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 14  -  01 Dec 1999  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue38/lob38-26.htm
66. Lobster Issue 38: Contents [Lobster #38 (Winter 1999)]
... (Summer 2005) Issue #50 (Winter 2005/6 ) Issue #51 (Summer 2006) Issue #52 (Winter 2006/7 ) Clandestine Caucus (1996) About Lobster Subscribe See also... © 2001 Lobster Contents | Cover Image The thirteenth pillar - the death of Di reconsidered Historical Notes George Orwell and the IRD The dark side of Washington: Seymour Hersh and the Kennedy legacy The Organising of Intellectual Consensus: The Congress for Cultural Freedom and Post-War US- European Relations (Part 2) The view from the bridge Nothern Ireland redux New Labour, new fascism? The Libyans and the death of WPC Yvonne Fletcher Stalin's granny, Christopher Andrew ...
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67. SISies: MI6 & A Life: A. J. Ayer (Book reviews) [Lobster #40 (Winter 2000/1)]
... that Britain could 'punch above her weight', due to the combination of the possession of the atomic bomb, with a group of wily Athenians back home running MI6, was tested to destruction. In his final chapter, 'The New Agenda', dealing with MI6's future, Dorril drops the minor bombshell that the old black propaganda functions of IRD are up-and-running again with MI6. He maintains that a former MI6 officer (Tomlinson?) has alleged that 'the bread-and-butter work' of the service's psychological warfare I/Ops section is in 'massaging public opinion into accepting controversial foreign policy decis ions'. This includes the 'plethora of media stories about ...
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68. Disinformation: From Euros to UFOs [Lobster #40 (Winter 2000/1)]
... ) The story was written by Con Coughlin and attributed to a 'British banking official'. As the trial revealed, said official came from MI6, who had been supplying Coughlin with material for years. Leigh describes how, when Coughlin asked his source for evidence, he was shown but not allowed to copy documents. This is the classic IRD disinformation technique, described in use in Cyprus in the 1960s by Charles Foley in his book Legacy of Strife (2 ) and, more recently, by Colin Wallace working in Information Policy in Northern Ireland in the 1970s: show the dummies forgeries but don't let them take them out of the room Finding MI6 disinformation in the Sunday Telegraph ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 14  -  01 Dec 2000  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue40/lob40-03.htm
... Files TV programme you have been watching themes first invented by Pandolphi and his crew. Which is an oblique way into this: the security agencies, the intelligence agencies, are a part of political reality; and maybe a big part - certainly a bigger part than orthodox historians and political scientists would have us believe. Denounced by a former IRD head I'm here because I have been publishing a little magazine called Lobster for 17 years, part of whose content has been information about, and critical commentaries on, the activities of the British and American - mostly British - security agencies. To intelligence professionals, no doubt, the little I have managed to learn and publish is laughable ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 27  -  01 Jun 2001  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue41/lob41-27.htm
... various US information services - what we would now call psy-ops - had 93 (! ) people working out of the London Embassy. Doing what? There are new accounts here of some of the major landmarks of British post-war decolonisation, Malaya and Cyprus; but, oddly, nothing on Kenya. The two chapters on IRD and the one on the covert support of the post-war European unity movement, contain both succinct and comprehensive syntheses of the extant material and a lot of striking new information. The most startling chapter is probably 15, 'The struggle to contain liberation', on the work by British diplomats and intelligence personnel to prevent the United States ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 14  -  01 Dec 2001  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue42/lob42-34a.htm
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