Britain and the Muslim Brotherhood: Collaboration during the 1940s and 1950s

An edited extract from Mark Curtis’ latest book, Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam (Serpent’s Tail, 2010)   The Second World War witnessed the continuing growth of the Muslim Brotherhood, which developed under Hassan al-Banna’s leadership into an Islamist mass

Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam

Mark Curtis’s new book was published on 1 July 2010. Read The Guardian‘s coverage of the book, 6 July 2010, here. Read Mark Curtis’s Guardian article, 6 July 2010, here. Read reviews here (Independent), here (Metro), here (New Humanist) here

Ten year’s of New Labour’s arms exports: A Review

By Mark Curtis Reviewing British arms exports for the ten-year period under New Labour, the figures speak for themselves: – The UK has exported £45 billion worth of arms around the world since 1997. – Over £110m of military equipment

A real power struggle

The Guardian, 18 October 2006 Addressing overseas development without discussing the regulation of big business is like talking about malaria without mentioning mosquitoes. Yet New Labour’s supposed commitment to eradicating global poverty does not even pretend to seek to rein

New Labour and international development

Speech to the European Social Forum, London, 15 October 2004 Mark Curtis There is a great myth currently being peddled not only here but elsewhere in Europe – that the British government has a positive development agenda and is a

Britain and the G8: A champion of the world’s poor?

Mark Curtis Chapter in Gill Hubbard and David Miller (eds), Arguments against G8, Pluto, London, 2005, available at http://www.plutobooks.com/cgi-local/nplutobrows.pl?chkisbn=0745324207&main=&second=&third=&foo=../ssi/ssfooter.ssi In 2005, Britain is hosting (or by the time you read this book will have hosted) the summit meeting of the G8

The rise of Idi Amin in Uganda, 1971-72

By Mark Curtis An edited extract from Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses The declassified British files tell us first that British officials were delighted to see the back of the government of Milton Obote that Amin overthrew. Eleven days

Nigeria’s war over Biafra, 1967-70

Nigeria’s war over Biafra, 1967-70 By Mark Curtis An edited extract from Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Right Abuses The formerly secret files on the Nigerian civil war in the late 1960s show very clear British complicity in the Nigerian government’s

The Mau Mau war in Kenya, 1952-60

The Mau Mau war in Kenya, 1952-60 By Mark Curtis An edited extract from Web of Deceit: Britain’s Real Role in the World “Short rations, overwork, brutality, humiliating and disgusting treatment and flogging – all in violation of the United

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