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

New, updated edition of Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam

The new,updated edition of Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam was published on 22 March 2012. Read the introduction here Order the book here Read the media release here

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

Complicity in a million deaths

By Mark Curtis Chapter in John Pilger (ed), Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism and its Triumphs, Jonathan Cape, London, 2004. Available at: http://www.word-power.co.uk/catalogue/0224062883 “I have never concealed from you my belief that a little shooting in Indonesia would be an

The covert war in Indonesia, 1957-58

The covert war in Indonesia, 1957-58 By Mark Curtis An edited extract from Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses Indonesian president Sukarno’s nationalist domestic policies and a foreign policy of non-alignment were see as a direct threat to Washington and

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

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

As British as Afternoon Tea

by Mark Curtis,  Guardian, 21 May 2003 Iraqis facing an uncertain future in the wake of forcible “regime change” have every reason to fear not only US but also British policy. While past American behaviour in the region is widely

US and British complicity in the 1965 slaughters in Indonesia

By Mark Curtis Third World Resurgence, Issue 137, 2002 With the release of more declassified US government documents on policy towards Indonesia in 1965, complicity in mass murder becomes ever clearer. Viewed alongside the British declassified files, a fairly clear