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Cameron must answer for deaths in Syria

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British Prime Minister David Cameron called for answers from the Syrian government for the death of a British doctor in a Syrian jail. In a letter to the doctor’s mother, the PM said: “Abbas’ death is a sickening and appalling tragedy and it [...]

Guardian Reporters Stand Up to British Government Bullies

Link to video: Alan Rusbridger, Editor theGuardian: “I would rather destroy the copied files than hand them back to the NSA and GCHQ

The hammer of government vindictiveness fell on the Guardian and its reporters. British intelligence agents invoked their option to detain travelers suspected of connections to terror activities when they took Guardian [...]

Beyond Echelon: British spies are tapping into global fiber networks

Silicon Republic June 22, 2013

For years we heard tales of Echelon, a system that emerged from the Cold War that allowed British security agencies to monitor phone calls including via satellite systems. But now, according to the latest revelations to come from rogue CIA contractor Edward Snowden, British spies are tapping into fiber optic [...]

Decline and Fall – Preplanned War in Syria and PRISM’s Snowden

A chronicle of the spectacular incompetence of those who purport to lead us

The invasion of Syria – Preplanned?

I don’t know but some interesting evidence surfaced this week that supports a serious look. Roland Dumas, French Foreign Minister under Mitterrand, made some disturbing statements on French television. He said that the British were preparing [...]

Government Wins Key Battle in Syria – Rebels and Supporters Squabble

This is a summary of the latest news out of Syria regarding the battle for Qusayr, the key border town where fighting pitted the Syrian Army and Hezbollah against Syrian rebels, including their foreign fighters. The summary includes speculation on the implications for the future of the Syrian conflict due to the victory of [...]

Liar’s Poker – Obama and Cameron on Syrian WMD

Michael Collins (Washington, DC, 12/9) Here we go again.

On, December 3, President Barack Obama warned the Syrian government against using chemical weapons against, among others, NATO-Saudi sponsored fighters trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad.

A few days later, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s foreign secretary claimed that he had evidence the Syrian government plans [...]

How the world of Eton sees Scotland and Scottish Independence

by Gerry Hassan

(Originally posted by openDemocracy, republished under a Creative Commons license)

The name of Eton resonates down through English tradition and privilege: from the Dave ‘n’ Boris show to the wider return of the old Etonians across public life.

It has produced nineteen British Prime Ministers and a host of Scottish and [...]

Why I gatecrashed David Hartnett’s dinner party

Adam Ramsey

(Originally posted by New Internationalist, republished under a Creative Commons license)

Last week, some friends and I burst in on a speech from the retired HMRC boss Dave Hartnett at a tax dodgers conference. The video of our action has since gone viral. Here’s why I did it:

I stood as [...]