Cambridge Analytica is what happens when you privatise military propaganda

by Adam Ramsaym, openDemocracyUK "The Gulf War Did Not Take Place". This audacious claim was made by the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard in March 1991, only two months after NATO forces had rained explosives on Iraq, shedding the blood of more than a hundred thousand people. To understand Cambridge Analytica and its parent firm, Strategic Communication Laboratories, … Continue reading Cambridge Analytica is what happens when you privatise military propaganda

The number of ‘secretive’ deals to sell arms to Saudi Arabia has increased considerably since Theresa May became Prime Minister

The number of open licences for weapons given to Saudi Arabia has increased considerably since Theresa May became Prime Minister, according to government figures analysed by Sky News. ... Between July 2016 and September 2017, 50 open licences have been issued - compared with the 32 issued in the 15 months before Mrs May entered … Continue reading The number of ‘secretive’ deals to sell arms to Saudi Arabia has increased considerably since Theresa May became Prime Minister

The UK has spent more on smart weapons than it has spent on humanitarian aid in Iraq

According to an analysis of Ministry of Defence (MoD) statistics obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, the UK has spent $376.2m on weaponry and almost $2.1bn to operate the RAF's fleet of Reaper drones and Tornado and Typhoon jets in the region. Campaigners have seized on the fact that the new figures reveal the UK … Continue reading The UK has spent more on smart weapons than it has spent on humanitarian aid in Iraq

Britain significantly increases arms exports to repressive regimes since Brexit vote

Britain has dramatically increased the value of weaponry and defence equipment it sells to the world’s most repressive regimes since vows by senior ministers to expand arms exports after the Brexit vote. Figures seen by i show that the Government cleared export licences worth £2.9bn in the 12 months after June 2016 to 35 countries … Continue reading Britain significantly increases arms exports to repressive regimes since Brexit vote

William Hartung at Code Pink Conference

WILLIAM HARTUNG: Well, if you're gonna say all those things, I should just stop there. I've had a long experience dealing with these companies. There was a time when they didn't know who I was and they said all kinds of interesting things, but of course now they hate me. But one thing about them, … Continue reading William Hartung at Code Pink Conference