Mo Stewart – Cash Not Care: The planned demolition of the UK welfare state
Published in Sept 2016, which attracted wide critical acclaim Cash Not Care is the result of seven years of independent research by former healthcare professional Mo Stewart, which exposes the influence since 1992 of a corporate American health insurance giant with future UK welfare reforms. The evidence the Cameron Cabinet Office attempted and failed to suppress is now available in the public domain.
“Government is entitled to ensure that benefits are given to those with a genuine entitlement and to assess people. But the process must be professional and honest. In this book Mo Stewart peels back the layers of deception, and the confused thinking that underpins the destruction of social support for disabled people… Some of those assessed as fit for work died just afterwards. Others died later and some committed suicide. Stewart names names. She shows where and how the policies originated. She destroys all claims that they were based on solid research. To understand what is happening and why, this is the book to read and I thank Mo Stewart for writing it.”
Sir Bert Massie CBE, DL ~ Chair, Disability Rights Commission 2000 – 2007
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Mark Curtis: Secret Affairs : Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam
This updated edition of Secret Affairs covers the momentous events of the past year in the Middle East and at home in the UK.
It reveals the unreported attempts by Britain to cultivate relations with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt after the fall of Mubarak, the military intervention on the side of Libyan rebel forces which include pro-al-Qaeda elements, and the ongoing reliance on the region’s ultimate fundamentalist state, Saudi Arabia, to safeguard its interest in the Middle East.
It illuminates path of Salman Abedi, the bomber who attacked Manchester in May 2017, and his terror network: how he fought in Libya in 2011 as part of a group of fighters which the UK allowed to leave the country to go and battle against Gadafi to topple him.
In this ground-breaking book, Mark Curtis reveals the covert history of British collusion with radical Islamic and terrorist groups.
Secret Affairs shows how governments since the 1940s have connived with militant forces to control oil resources and overthrow governments.
The story of how Britain has helped nurture the rise of global terrorism has never been told.
Andre Vltchek : The Great October Socialist Revolution
ANDRE VLTCHEK is one of this world’s greatest contemporary thinkers. A true internationalist, he does not belong to any single culture; he belongs to the entire world, a world battered by Western imperialism and capitalist fundamentalism. He works relentlessly and courageously at the front lines and battlefields, as well as in the most forgotten corners of the globe.
His latest book straightforwardly challenges Western anti-communist and anti-internationalist dogmas. “The Great October Socialist Revolution” began by a proud salvo from his previous book Aurora. It broke the prison wall as well as chains, and a secret road suddenly opened. The journey began. Several countries rode, following the revolutionary ideals. Since then, some have fallen. Others rose again.
Craig Murray: Sikunder Burnes: Master of the Great Game
This is an astonishing true tale of espionage, journeys in disguise, secret messages, double agents, assassinations and sexual intrigue. Alexander Burnes was one of the most accomplished spies Britain ever produced and the main antagonist of the Great Game as Britain strove with Russia for control of Central Asia and the routes to the Raj. There are many lessons for the present day in this tale of the folly of invading Afghanistan and Anglo-Russian tensions in the Caucasus. Murray’s meticulous study has unearthed original manuscripts from Montrose to Mumbai to put together a detailed study of how British secret agents operated in India.
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Peter Koenig – Implosion: An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed
In this riveting economic thriller, Paul Jordon, a renegade World Banker,and Moni Cheng, an Andean woman who leads a socio-environmental non-governmental organization in the Peruvian Amazon, endure kidnappings, bombings, and deadly chases in their fight against boundless capitalism, destructive economic policies and corporate greed that are wreaking worldwide social injustice and destroying the globe’s richest zones of biodiversity. Together, Jordon and Cheng expose corporate ruthlessness, military brutality and Machiavellian economic policies of the foremost financial ivory towers of Washington, the World Bank, and the InternationalMonetary Fund.
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John Pilger – The New Rulers of the World
Pilger tackles the injustices and double standards inherent in the politics of globalization and exposes the terrible truth behind the power and wealth of states and corporations
John Pilger is one of the world’s renowned investigative journalists and documentary filmmakers. In this classic book, with an updated introduction, he reveals the secrets and illusions of modern imperialism. Beginning with Indonesia, he shows how General Suharto’s bloody seizure of power in the 1960s was part of a western design to impose a “global economy” on Asia. A million Indonesians died as the price for being the World Bank’s “model pupil.” In a shocking chapter on Iraq, he delineates the true nature of the West’s war against the people of that country. And he dissects, piece by piece, the propaganda of the ‘war on terror’ to expose its Orwellian truth. Finally, he looks behind the picture-postcard image of his homeland, Australia, to illuminate an enduring legacy of imperialism: the subjugation of the First Australians.
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Jonathan Cook: Disappearing Palestine – Israel’s experiment in Human Despair
In Disappearing Palestine, Jonathan examines the enduring themes of Zionist colonisation of Palestine, arguing that Israel has developed and refined policies to disperse, imprison and impoverish the Palestinian people in a relentless effort to destroy them as a nation. The West Bank and Gaza have been transformed into laboratories for testing the infrastructure of confinement, creating a lucrative ‘defence’ industry by pioneering technologies for crowd control, surveillance, collective punishment and urban warfare. The goal of these ever more sophisticated systems of curfews, checkpoints, walls, permits and land grabs is the disappearance of Palestine.
Stephen Lendman – Flashpoint in Ukraine
Flashpoint in Ukraine provides insight into today’s gravest geopolitical crisis since WW II. Possible global war looms.
Viewed from the perspective of the 22 highly-credentialed analysts who have contributed to this anthology, it’s an entirely different story. Obama’s pivot is global, in pursuit of unchallenged worldwide dominance, leading to multiple direct and proxy wars. Neocon-dominated Washington seeks to marginalize its Russian and Chinese rivals, surrounding both countries with US bases. Ukraine is in the eye of the storm, the crown jewel of NATO eastward expansion, the last step in Washington’s drive to incorporate all former Soviet republics and Warsaw Pact countries into NATO and install missile defense sites on Russia’s very border.
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Paul Craig Roberts – How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds
The US economy has disintegrated, and with it into the abyss plummet the blueprints of neoliberal economists, whose theories about “the free market” have now gone the way of medieval alchemy. No voice has been stronger, no prose more forceful, than that of Paul Craig Roberts in predicting collapse. His weekly columns in CounterPunch have won an audience of millions around the world, grateful for a trained economist who can explain lucidly how the well-being of the planet has been held hostage by the gangster elite. Now Dr. Roberts has written the shortest, sharpest outline of economics for the twenty-first century ever put between book covers. He traces the path to ruin and lays out the choices that must be made. There is the “empty world” of corporate exploitation, abetted by the vast majority of economists; or the “full world” of responsible management and distribution of our resources. Amid crisis, this is the guide you’ve been waiting for.
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