The U.K. stripped the assets of a foreign state and transferred them to political actors engaged in regime change, John McEvoy reports. The result has been a form of collective punishment for people in Venezuela.
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Britain’s Secret Propaganda on Vietnam War
Declassified files show that the U.K. Foreign Office’s propaganda unit glossed over Washington’s complicity in civilian bloodshed during its devastating war in Vietnam, John McEvoy reports.
British MP: Minister ‘Misled’ Parliament on Secret Assange Operation
Matt Kennard and John McEvoy report on a member of Parliament’s questioning of the Foreign Office about its staff’s involvement in the secret policing operation to seize the WikiLeaks publisher from the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Shell, BP & Cold War Propaganda
Formerly top-secret files show how the two oil corporations bankrolled British covert propaganda operations during the 1950s and 60s, John McEvoy reports.
Britain Helped US Cover Up Downing of Iranian Airliner
In 1988, a U.S. Navy warship shot down an Iranian airliner, killing all 290 civilians on board. Newly declassified files show how Margaret Thatcher’s government offered immediate support to the U.S. and assisted in the cover-up, John McEvoy reports.
Revealed: Australia’s Secret Propaganda Unit
Britain assisted Australia in setting up a team modeled on the U.K.’s notorious Information Research Department to run influence operations in the Asia-Pacific in the 1970s, John McEvoy and Peter Cronau report.
CIA, UK Officials Discussed Fidel Castro Assassination
British diplomats advised the C.I.A. on the impact of killing the Cuban leader, just as the U.S. was preparing a massive covert action campaign against him, John McEvoy reports.
UK Was Worried Assange Would Mar Its ‘Media Freedom’ Event
Worried about a backlash over Julian Assange during its lavish 2019 “Media Freedom” event, emails show the Foreign Office monitored activity online, developed “lines to take” and warned “we should be ready,” reports John McEvoy.
UK Prepared for Coup in Colombia by Training Military in Psychological Warfare
British involvement in the South American country’s counter-insurgency conflict thus began long before it became publicly known, writes John McEvoy.
Britain’s Hidden Hand in Brazil’s 1964 Coup
Newly released files show the U.K. had a role in ushering in the brutal 21-year military dictatorship, reports John McEvoy.