Revealed: Key Assange prosecution witness is part of academic cluster which has received millions of pounds from UK and US militaries

By Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 2 October 2020 One of the US prosecution’s key witnesses in the Julian Assange hearing, who claimed that Assange’s risk of suicide is “manageable” if extradited to the US, works for an academic institute that is funded by the UK Ministry of Defence and linked to the […]

British training of Saudi pilots continues amid bombing of Yemen

Phil Miller, Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 23 September 2020 UK defence minister admits that training of Saudi Typhoon pilots is continuing despite Riyadh using these British-made jets to conduct airstrikes in Yemen, a country on the brink of famine. Up to nine Saudi pilots currently training in UK Most recent Saudi aircrew […]

As British judge made rulings against Julian Assange, her husband was involved with right-wing lobby group briefing against WikiLeaks founder

By Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 4 September 2020 As British judge made rulings against Julian Assange, her husband was involved with right-wing lobby group briefing against WikiLeaks founder Westminster chief magistrate Lady Emma Arbuthnot made two key legal rulings against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in February 2018, which ensured he would not […]

Belarus military has received assistance from the UK a dozen times in last five years

By Phil Miller and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 20 August 2020 The UK military has been quietly building links with the Belarusian armed forces, including providing urban warfare training, despite the British government’s public criticism of Europe’s last dictator, Declassified UK has found.  The revelation comes amid massive pro-democracy protests in the Belarusian capital, Minsk […]

UK has approved over £200 million worth of exports with potential military use to Russia since the Salisbury poisonings

By Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 23 July 2020 In the two years since a British citizen died following a chemical attack by Russian military intelligence officers in southern England, the UK government has licenced £232-million worth of controlled equipment to Russia, Declassified UK has found. Former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal […]

For Sama’a: as Britain resumed arms sales to Saudi Arabia, a deadly airstrike in Yemen

By Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 20 July 2020 Eyewitnesses in Yemen tell Declassified UK’s reporter on the ground about the aftermath of an airstrike that killed a young girl and her grandmother. “At first we suddenly heard an explosion. We saw a light that filled the store and the neighbourhood. We thought […]

REVEALED: UK Home Office paid £80,000 to a lobby group which has funded Conservative MPs

By Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 14 July 2020 The Conservative government gave over £80,000 to a right-wing lobby group which has paid thousands of pounds in benefits to Priti Patel, now home secretary, and Michael Gove, now cabinet office minister, it can be revealed. The Henry Jackson Society (HJS), a London-based neoconservative […]

REVEALED: Veterans of the UK military’s cyber warfare unit are teaching school children how to launch cyber attacks

By Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 4 June 2020 GCHQ, the UK’s largest intelligence agency, is enabling a company set up by the former commander of its top-secret cyber warfare unit to enter dozens of British schools, where it is teaching children how to spy on others, to hack, and launch “brute force” […]

Revelations about UK covert operations in Syria challenge media narratives on the war

by Mark Curtis Declassified UK, 18 May 2020 Newly-discovered documents show how UK covert operations in Syria helped “shape perceptions” of the war. The British government effectively ran Syrian opposition groups’ media offices and created publicity material aimed at Syrian and UK audiences, challenging the idea the UK has played little role in the conflict […]

British government ministers have been complicit in millions of deaths since 1945, so don’t be surprised that they won’t face justice over coronavirus

By Mark Curtis Declassified UK, 2 May 2020 The UK government’s failure to provide protective equipment to all health staff treating coronavirus victims prompts questions whether ministers are legally culpable for failing to prevent deaths. But UK ministers routinely act with impunity and every prime minister since 1945 has been complicit in deaths abroad. At […]