Stop the war

Mark Curtis  Contribution to Andrew Murray and Lindsey German, Stop the War: The story of Britain’s biggest mass movement, Bookmarks, 2005 – available at http://www.word-power.co.uk/catalogue/1905192002 Anyone who believes that the protest movement against the Iraq war was a failure should consider

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

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

Psychological warfare against the public: Iraq and beyond

by Mark Curtis – Tell me lies, 2003 Since late 2002 the British public has been subject to a government propaganda campaign of perhaps unprecedented heights in the postwar world. Clare Short, after resigning her position as International Development Secretary,

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

Partners in Imperialism – Britain’s support for US intervention

by Mark Curtis Frontline (India), 26 April 2003 Recent months clearly show that the British government of Tony Blair sees itself as the junior partner in a new phase of US imperialism. Blair’s Britain is a systematic violator of international law

Britain’s Defiance of the UN: The long history

by Mark Curtis March 2003 The Blair government’s abandonment of the UN route over Iraq is its seventh violation of the UN and international law and confirms Britain’s role as an outlaw state. In fact, Whitehall has been disregarding the

Iraq, the media and the reality of British foreign policy

Transcript of a talk by Mark Curtis at ‘Stop the War’ conference, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, 12 October 2002 My view is that the mainstream media plays an ideological role that supports the policies of the state.

Blair’s Jaw Jaw means War War

By Mark Curtis Red Pepper, October 2002 Poised for war over Iraq in a new phase of the supposed “war against terrorism”, the states that profess their commitment to the highest values continue to resort to the basest of policies