The ‘coup’ in British Guiana, 1963

The ‘coup’ in British Guiana, 1963 By Mark Curtis An edited extract from Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses In 1953 Britain overthrew the democratically elected government in British Guiana, which was then a British colony given an element of

The massacres in Iraq, 1963

The massacres in Iraq, 1963 By Mark Curtis An edited extract from Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses The British-backed monarchical regime of King Faisal and Prime Minister Nuri El Said was overthrown in an Arab nationalist revolution on 14

Iraq’s attack on the Kurds, 1963-65

Iraq’s attack on the Kurds, 1963-65 By Mark Curtis An edited extract from Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses On 10 June 1963, the Iraqi military began a vicious campaign against the Kurds, whose struggle for autonomy against Baghdad had

The coup in Iran, 1953

The coup in Iran, 1953 By Mark Curtis An edited extract from Web of Deceit: Britain’s Real Role in the World “Our policy was to get rid of Mossadeq as soon as possible.” (Sir Donald Logan, British embassy, Iran) In

The slaughters in Indonesia, 1965-66

The slaughters in Indonesia, 1965-66 By Mark Curtis An edited extract from Web of Deceit: Britain’s real Role in the World “I have never concealed from you my belief that a little shooting in Indonesia would be an essential preliminary

The intervention in British Guiana, 1953

The intervention in British Guiana, 1953 By Mark Curtis An edited extract from Web of Deceit: Britain’s Real Role on the World “To secure desired result some preparation of public opinion seems to be essential [sic]” (British delegation to the

The Pinochet coup in Chile, 1973

The Pinochet coup in Chile, 1973 By Mark Curtis An edited extract from Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses. In September 1973, a democratically-elected Chilean government under President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a brutal coup organised by the Chilean

The depopulation of the Chagos Islands, 1965-73

The depopulation of the Chagos Islands, 1965-73 By Mark Curtis An edited extract from Web of Deceit: Britain’s Real Role in the World “The object of the exercise was to get some rocks which will remain ours” (Foreign Office, 1966)

Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses

Britain complicit in the deaths of ten million people since 1945. Those are Unpeople – those whose lives are seen as expendable in the pursuit of Britain’s economic and political goals. Historian Mark Curtis pieces together the Blair government’s “public

Poor Company: the harsh impact of British business on poor people

The British Parliament is currently examining changes to company law in what some commentators have optimistically billed as potentially the largest shakeup in business law for 150 years. Rather, the process is continuing to protect corporations from serious accountability for