Britain and Africa: The aid dividend

by Mark Curtis Red Pepper, March 2005 A major feature of the invasion of Iraq was media commentators falling for obvious government propaganda. Without such complicity, the invasion would have been politically impossible. Yet this willful self-deception is now being repeated in another area, where government propaganda is approaching the same depths as on Iraq. […]

Brown’s doleful role at Gleneagles

by Mark Curtis Guardian, 9 July 2005 The government will try to pull off a PR coup in the aftermath of the G8 summit by posturing as Africa’s champion – hiding Britain’s real agenda and how agreements on debt and aid will further impoverish the continent. While the G8 agreement commits the richest countries to […]