The Iraq propaganda campaign

By Mark Curtis An edited extract from Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses Politics has been described as many things but in Britain currently a good summary is that it is the art of deceiving the public. Clare Short, after

The invasion of Iraq, 2003

By Mark Curtis An edited extract from Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses   The Blair government ordered British forces into a brutal invasion and occupation not in response to a threat from Iraq but to promote traditional foreign policy

Britain’s role in the war in Palestine, 1948

This is an edited extract from Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam by Mark Curtis While British planners were using Muslim forces to further their interests in India, they were confronted by the outbreak of a Jewish uprising against

The UN: A brief history of the UK’s long opposition

By Mark Curtis An edited extract from Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses In the mainstream, the official view is that British governments provide enduring support to the United Nations. The opposite is true: it is clear from the historical

Bin Laden’s London base

This is an edited extract from Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam Mark Curtis In July 1994, Osama Bin Laden established an office in London, called the Advice and Reformation Committee (ARC), which sought to promote worldwide opposition to

Britain, Islamisamation and state terror in Pakistan

This is an edited extract from Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam by Mark Curtis Rigid Islamisation affected all areas of public life in Pakistan in the 1980s, as General Zia ul-Haq introduced draconian measures and punishments that, he

Britain, the Saudi Islamic Mission and the Palace Coup of 1964

This is an edited extract from Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam by Mark Curtis Following an International Islamic Conference in Mecca, convened by Crown Prince Faisal, in 1962, the Saudis established the Muslim World League which, managed by

Siding with the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan, 1957

This is an edited extract from Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam Mark Curtis In April 1957, a head-on clash developed between the twenty-two-year-old King Hussein of Jordan – a pillar of Western influence in the region since the

Why protests against Trump should be widened to change current UK foreign policy

by Mark Curtis I completely support the protests and opposition to Trump. At the same time, the British government in its foreign policy is now operating outside of any serious democratic control, and is: promoting covert wars in seven countries

Islamic Revolution in Iran: Cultivating, then Arming the Ayatollah

This is an edited extract from Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam Mark Curtis   The regime of the shah, Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi, in Iran, installed in the Anglo–American coup in 1953, was a key Western ally and ‘policeman’ in