The View from the Bridge

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[…] he states that Corbyn’s ‘personal commitment to Stalinism set him apart from most Labour Party members.’ Trotskyites and Stalinists hate each other, and Stalin ordered Trotsky’s brutal murder. Bower, who, with his knowledge of the farLeft, ought to know you can belong to only one of these two communist factions. – p. 13. Bower […]

The UK and the coup in Chile, 1973

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[PDF file]: […] had been democratically elected to power in 1970. Allende’s administration was replaced by the military dictatorship headed by General Augusto Pinochet. Pinochet’s regime was responsible for the murder of at least 3000 Chileans who had backed Allende, while thousands more were imprisoned and tortured and tens of thousands driven into exile. It was not […]

The ‘Intentional Fallacy’ revisited

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[PDF file]: […] especially in the US, is convinced that the persistence of slavery, genocide, and all the other elements of colonialism/imperialism in the US Empire were ‘unintentional’. The regular murder of Blacks by police in the US is not intentional. Lynching was never intentional. In a country whose official explanation for all economic injustice is the […]

Kelly Bond 007 essay

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[…] with the Secret Service at the door. While Harvey didn’t look like James Bond, he was just as lethal, and has been considered a suspect in the murder of JFK. After attending a party at Philby’s apartment in Washington, Harvey also was one of the first to claim that Philby and Burgess were Soviet […]

The President’s Mortician by Tim Fleming

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[PDF file]: […] and the JFK killing in particular. The narrative of The President’s Mortician is compelling and convincingly unpredictable, despite being entirely based on a completely bogus ‘McGuffin’ (the murder of a fictional character by the real-life Liggett and the characters’ attempts to solve the case). Of particular interest to researchers will be the ‘book within […]

The nature of the state and future challenges

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[PDF file]: […] seen as the ability to reduce all forms of power to a clear and transparent set of rules (e.g. the EU). On the In Going Postal: Rage, Murder and Rebellion: From Reagan’s Workplaces To Clinton’s Columbine and beyond (New York: Soft Skull Press, 2005) 3 other there is a rebellion against the truth (that […]

Fifteen years on from 9/11

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[PDF file]: […] tall building – are urging an independent inquiry into the Manhattan collapses?1 0 How are we to see the Bush administration’s reluctance to investigate the greatest mass murder in US history and its refusal to disclose material evidence as anything other than a suspicious, if not guilty, demeanour?1 1 How, moreover, are we to […]

The View from the Bridge

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Parish Notices

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[PDF file]: […] the time.) Having worked on this issue for a long time, it’s hard for me to see it; but from Anthony Frewin’s essay on the Frank Olsen murder of the 1950s, through Simon Matthews’ piece on the US involvement in the ‘pirate’ radio stations of the 1960s, Robert Henderson’s piece on Enron accounting, John […]

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