Reporting Trump

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[PDF file]: […] was elected by 62 million people and ‘no one could say he wasn’t doing what he promised. Renegotiating trade deals, tougher immigration laws, cutting taxes, exiting the Iran nuclear deal and winding back regulations. These are precisely the policies he promised during the campaign’. (p. 32) This, despite everything, seems to be the position […]

The View from the Bridge

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[PDF file]: […] tax farming which is now beginning as what’s left of the state is divvied-up among James Kirkup, ‘Britain had to plead with US to take part in Iran flotilla’, Daily Telegraph 06 Feb 2012. 22 Alan Travis, ‘Thatcher went behind cabinet’s back with Trident purchase’ The Guardian, 30 December 2011. 23 See Martin Beckford, […]

The CIA and Radio Nord Simon

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[PDF file]: […] set on the Finnish front in the 40s. See the page ‘Tex Sallee and the Reynolds Chinese Expedition’ at or 6 1967. Reynold’s B-26 ended up in Iran in the mid 70s, where it was impounded after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Much of the above is culled from the internet, and the internet […]

Wilson, MI5 and the rise of Thatcher

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[PDF file]: […] worked there before he went into intelligence, as had Kermit Roosevelt’s grandfather. (5) (Kermit Roosevelt, who is perhaps best known for his role in the coup in Iran) went round America’s largest corporations asking, “Are you patriotic?”, raising money for the CIA front companies and securing the use of their trusts and foundations. (6) […]

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[…] very top of their societies: e.g. bishops and the Chief Rabbi in Parliament; the Vatican’s one time refusal to recognise the state of Israel; the Ayatollahs of Iran; or allegations that Pope Francis may have had a nodding acquaintance with Argentina’s Junta. Whatever the truth of the last of these, it will have done […]

Gaza 2009: Revisiting the Goldstone Report

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[PDF file]: […] the USA). The man who had invaded Iraq and who, in his memoirs, regretted that they had not gone on to replace the regimes in Syria and Iran, was silent during the 2009 assault on Gaza. However in February 2009 he gratefully accepted the $1 million Dan David prize prize from Tel Aviv University […]

Peer group pressure

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[PDF file]: […] had past ‘issues’, not least in the case of David Mills (the late Tessa Jowell’s ex-husband) and his ‘attempts to clinch a $200 million aircraft deal’ with Iran, which ‘was in danger of falling foul of US sanctions’.19 Taylor, Ann Former Chief Whip Taylor’s register entry tells us that she is a ‘Member of […]

The Palestine Laboratory: How Israel Exports the Technology of Occupation around the World by Antony Loewenstein

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[PDF file]: […] number of times a nation has been in breach of UN 1 resolutions. In this context, Israel finds itself alongside the likes of North Korea, Russia and Iran, all of which may reasonably be described as rogue states.2 Loewenstein’s book is clearly an indictment – the charge being that Israel unscrupulously peddles military hardware […]

The view from the bridge

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[…] their subservience to America) – to try and get the legislation through.2 4 Briefly 22 James Kirkup, ‘Britain had to plead with US to take part in Iran flotilla’, Daily Telegraph 06 Feb 2012. 23 Alan Travis, ‘Thatcher went behind cabinet’s back with Trident purchase’ The Guardian, 30 December 2011. 24 See Martin Beckford, […]

The End of the Republican Party: Three ‘Never Trump’ Conservatives on the Trump Presidency

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[PDF file]: […] hers as ‘waterboarding is how we’d baptise terrorists’ (p. 178), McCain on occasion sang from the same hymn sheet, indeed actually sang ‘Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran’ to the tune of the Beach Boys ‘Barbara Ann’ to appreciative audiences. McCain certainly repudiated claims that Obama was a Muslim, but his campaign, courtesy of […]

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