Articles: Lobster magazine

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Lobster Magazine began in 1983. Its initial focus was on what was then called parapolitics — roughly, the impact of the intelligence and security services on history and politics — but since then has widened out to include: contemporary history and politics; conspiracy theories; economics and economic politics; contemporary conspiracist subculture.


Robin Ramsay. Stephen Dorril.

Lobster was founded and edited by Robin Ramsay and Stephen Dorril. Despite having limited resources, contributors include many academics and others distinguished in their own fields. In 1986 the magazine scooped mainstream media by uncovering the secret Clockwork Orange operation, implicated in trying to destabilise the British government.



The following issues are currently available online (click on the issue numbers to view):


Issue 1 (September 1983)

• Kincoragate • Spooks — U.K. • Freedom and the Security Services — a Labour Party Discussion Document • Smiley's People Close Ranks Against Labour Plans For Secret Services • Secret Intelligence • Telephone Tapping • South African Connections • Spooks — U.S. • Maj. Gen. Richard B. Collins, charged • U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Radical Change: Covert Operations in Guatemala 1950-54 • Vatican Connections • God's Banker • The Bulgarian Connection and the Media • The Vatican Connection • The Round Table • The Anglo-American Establishment From Rhodes To Cliveden


Issue 2 (November 1983)

• The Assassination of John Kennedy: An Alternative Hypothesis, Robin Ramsay • From Prague With Love: Maria Novotny, Michael Eddowes, Profumo and Kennedy, Stephen Dorril • Decoding Edward Jay Epstein's ‘Legend’, Robin Ramsay • PERMINDEX: The International Trade in Disinformation


Issue 3 (February 1984)

• Kincora: More Bodies • The Police and Computers: Some Recent Developments • American Friends: the Anti-CND Groups • Notes on the Activity, Grenada • Reviews • Through The Looking Glass: British Foreign Policy In An Age Of Illusions • War and Order (Researching State Structures) • The Investigative Researchers Handbook • Secret Police • The Killing of Karen Silkwood • The Puzzle Palace: America's National Security Agency and Its Relationship with Britain's GCHQ • Clippings Digest: September-December 1983


Issue 4 (April 1984)

• Shooting The Pope • The Time of The Assassins: The Inside Story of the Plot to Kill the Pope • The Plot to Kill the Pope • British In Vietnam; Some Beginnings • Western Goals • Kincoragate: Loose Ends • The Soviet ‘threat’ • Northern Ireland • More On The Anti CND Groups • CIA and Mountbatten • British Intelligence Ops In Northern Ireland • Bank Havens: Exposures Of The Rich • In Brief • Books • Behind World Revolution: The Strange Career of Nesta H. Webster. Vol. 1 • Ireland and the Propaganda War • Clippings Digest Jan/Feb • The Security Industry


Issue 5 (August 1984)

• Correspondence • Brief notes on the political importance of secret societies • Ian MacGregor: Lazards, Pearsons, Amax • Outlawing the naming of names • The Angolan hostages episode and more • Spooks UK • Golitsyn • Things Israeli • SAS • Clippings digest • Publications • Peddlars Of Crisis • Demonstration Elections: US-staged Elections in the Dominican Republic, Vietnam and El Salvador • The Belarus Secret • Good Times, Bad Times • Contact • The Brotherhood of Eternal Love


Issue 6 (November 1984)

• Brief notes on the political importance of secret societies • Ian MacGregor: and AMAX and armaments • Lee Harvey Oswald in Mexico: new leads • Notes on the Round Table et al • Kincoragate: parapolitics • Who's afraid of the KGB? • Reading Italy • Clippings Digest • Publications/Reviews • Drug Traffic: Narcotics and Organised Crime in Australia • Thatcher and Friends: The Anatomy of the Tory Party • The New Right 1960-68: with epilogue 1969-80 • Deadly Deceits


Issue 7 (February 1985)

• Conversation with Peter Dale Scott • Kennedy Assassination Miscellany • The Shadow Warriors • Flashbacks • Inside BOSS, South Africa's Secret Police • George Korkola's Address Book • Parapolitical Bits and Pieces • Clippings Digest


Issue 8 (June 1985)

• Behind right-wing conspiracy theories • Korkala, Terpil and Ireland • Robert Hawke • Miscellany • Airey Neave: the aftermath • The Pinay Circle • Books • Secret Agenda: Watergate, Deep Throat and the CIA • Secret Contenders • The Men with the Guns • The Great Betrayal • The Secret War • St. Peter's Banker, Michele Sindona • The Uneasy Relationship • The Flight of KAL 007: evidence of conspiracy • M. Fennema: “International networks of banks and industry” • Other Books • Coroner to the Stars • Books forthcoming • Magazines/Articles


Issue 9 (September 1985)

• Watergate revisited • Falklands conspiracies theories • 007: a new theory • The Last Flight of 007 • The flight of KAL 007: Evidence of Conspiracy • 40 years of legal thuggery • Agca: true confessions • Training other People's Police Forces • Trying to kill Nasser • Publications • High Times: the life and times of Howard Marks • Obbligato • The Lemming Folk • Directors of Industry: The British Corporate Sector 1904-76 • Police Authorities During the Miners' Strike • Technocop: New Police Technologies • Journals • Articles • Clippings Digest


Issue 10 (January 1986)

• Kitson, Kincora and counter-insurgency in Northern Ireland • Shorts (KAL 007 & JFK) • Anthony Summers' search for “Maurice Bishop” • British spooks “Who's Who” part 2 • Publications • Genesis, the First Book of Revelations • Quite Right, Mr Trotsky! • The Andropov Deception • The Kennedys: An American Drama • JFK: The Presidency of John F. Kennedy • Journals • Letters


Issue 11 (April 1986)

• Forward by Kevin McNamara MP • An Outline of the Contents • Preparing the ground • Military manoeuvres • Rumours of coups • The ‘private armies’ of 1974 re-examined • The National Association for Freedom • Destabilising the Wilson government 1974-76 • Marketing the dirt • Psy ops in Northern Ireland • The central role of MI5 • Conclusions • Appendix 1: ISC, FWF, IRD • Appendix 2: the Pinay Circle • Appendix 3: FARI & INTERDOC • Appendix 4: the Conflict Between MI5 and MI6 in Northern Ireland • Appendix 5: TARA • Appendix 6: Examples of political psy ops targets 1973/4 — non Army origin • Appendix 7 John Colin Wallace 1968-76 • Appendix 8: Biographies • Bibliography


Issue 12 (September 1986)

Transnationalised Repression; Parafascism and the U.S. • Preface • Tolerated Crime and Tolerated Murder • The CIA-Mafia-Narcotics Connection and the U.S. Press • Protection for Intelligence Assets • Assassins, Narcotics and Watergate • Domestic Repression and DEA Narcotics Enforcement • CIA, DEA, and Their Assassination Capacity • DEA, Crime and the Press Today • The U.S.A. and Transnationalised Repression • Drugs and Parafascism: Orlando Bosch and Christian David • Post-war Nazi Networks and the United States • The Case of Otto Skorzeny • Fascism and Parafascism • Transnational Parafascism and the CIA • The U.S., Chile and the Aginter Press • After Watergate: the Chilean-Cuban Exile Alliance • World Parafascism, Drugs and Crime • International Fascista in Action • World Parafascism and the U.S. Chile Lobby • The CIA and the Politics of Countervalence • Post-war Disposal Problems: De Gaulle and Watergate • Disposal as a Flight from Public Control: Thailand • Suppression by Proxy: the Superclient States • Economic Recession and Arms Sales Increases • Conclusions • From ‘Political’ to ‘Human’: the Lessons of Watergate and Vietnam | The British Right — Scratching the surface • The British Right — scratching the surface • Digression No. 1: Don Martin • Common Cause • The Monday Club • Digression 2: Gerry Gable • Society for Individual Freedom • The World Anti-Communist League and its British Connections • Digression 3 • The anti-union/strike-breaking organisations • Edward Martell — the bridge


Issue 13 (April 1987)

• The British Watergate • The View From MI5 • The Rhodes-Milner Group • Two Sides of Ireland • The Stalker Affair • The Genesis of Revolution • Parliamentary Questions; Anti-Labour leaflet • Letter from David Atlee Phillips • More Notes on the Right • Groupings on the British Right • Books: • The Craft — a history of English Freemasonry • The rise and fall of the Bulgarian Connection • Terrorism: how the West can win • Inside the League • The Holocaust Denial • Get Gough! The loans affair conspiracy • More Books and Pamphlets • Articles


Issue 14 (November 1987)

• Irangate: the real subtext? • Collin Wallace update • The Ulster Citizen Army smear • The smearing of Colin Wallace • Clockwork Orange 2 Jottings • Information Policy Brief on the Ulster Citizens' Army • Northern Ireland Act 1974 • US involvement in the Fiji coup d'état • Policing the Future: Martin Walker


Issue 15 (February 1988)

• Inside ‘Inside Intelligence’ • Intelligence Personnel Named in ‘Inside Intelligence’ • Smearing Wallace and Holroyd • Christic's version of Dealey Plaza • The Tory Right between the wars • Fiji coup update • Secrets from Germany • Publications: Orders for the Captain • More Publications • Journals


Issue 16 (June 1988)

• Rothschild, the right, the far-right and the Fifth Man • Letter from Fred Holroyd to The Guardian • Philby naming names • Wallace Clippings planted on Chapman Pincher • The British Right • Israel's Edwin Wilson • Friends of the British Secret State • Hilda Murrell: a death in the private sector • Overthrowing Whitlam • French vendetta: from Rainbow Warrior to the Iranian hostages deal • Ken Livingstone's questions • KAL 007 and Overhead Surveillance • Publications • DEEP BLACK: the secrets of space espionage • Journals


Issue 17 (November 1988)

• Five at Eye • Death of the Strong Man • Wallace: Information Policy in fiction • The Neave letters • More forgeries • Lonrho • Brian Crozier, the Pinay Circle and James Goldsmith • US calls the tune in Oz • PSYOPS in the 1980s • The ‘Terrorist Threat’ in Britain • Geheim — CIA in England • Hess, ‘Hess’ and the ‘peace Party’ • Hess: A Tale of Two Murders • Print


Issue 18 (October 1989)

• Right-wing Terrorists and the Extraparliamentary Left in Post-World War 2 Europe: Collusion or Manipulation? • The SAS, their early days in Ireland and the Wilson Plot • AMBUSH: the war between the SAS and the IRA • The Pinay Circle and Destabilisation in Europe • Pinay 2: Jean Violet • Gordon Winter: Inside BOSS and After • Telecommunications at the End of the World • Print


Issue 19 (May 1990)

• In a Common Cause: the Anti-Communist Crusade in Britain 1945-60 • Gone but not forgotten • Way out West: a conspiracy theory • The Kincora scandal and related subjects • The final testimony of George Kennedy Young • Truth Twisting: notes on disinformation • First supplement to A Who's Who of the British Secret State • ELF: from Mind Control to Mind Wars • Conspiracy, Conspiracy Theories and Conspiracy Research • Wallace etc • The Ultranationalist Right in Turkey and the Attempted Assassination of Pope John Paul II • Miscellaneous • Text of a letter from Dr Hugh Thomas re: Fred Holroyd


Issue 20 (November 1990)

• The United States and the overthrow of Sukarno, 1965-67 • Late breaking news on Clay Shaw's United Kingdom contacts • Dean Andrews' testimony to the Warren Commission • The economic background to appeasement and the search for Anglo-German detente before and during World War 2 • Hess, ‘Hess’, Timewatch et al • An appeal by Mr John Colin Wallace to the Civil Service Appeal Board • Miscellaneous


Issue 21 (May 1991)

• ‘Privatising’ covert action: the case of the Unification Church • Wallace on Pincher on Wallace • Western Goals (UK) • Books: The Dirty War and The SAS in Ireland • The Terrorism Industry • Miscellaneous Publications


Issue 22 (November 1991)

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Issue 23 (June 1992)

• Mind Control and the American Government • U.S Army Intelligence mind control experimentation • Heritage of Stone; JFK and JFK • SNAFU in Dallas • Notes From the Underground: British Fascism 1974-92 • Shorts • Stalker, Conspiracy? • Splinter Factor update • Defending the Warren Commission: the line from Langley • Lobby Rules • Blinded by the light • There's no smear like an old smear • Curious Liaisons • Books: • The CIA and the Marshall Plan • Thatcher's People • England and the Aeroplane • Right Woos Left; Populist Party, LaRouchian and other neo-fascist overtures to Progressives; and why they must be rejected • The Coors Connection; How Coors Family Philanthropy Undermines Democratic Pluralism • The Campus Connection: Military Research on Campus • North American Spies: New Revisionist Essays • The Intelligence Game: Illusions and Delusions of International Espionage • Plausible Denial: Was the CIA Involved in the Assassination of JFK • Ratlines


Issue 24 (December 1992)

• Our Searchlight problem • An Incorrect Political Memoir • The Big C: Further notes on ‘conspiracy’ • Some Notes on Occult Irrationalism and the Kennedy Assassination • JFK bits and pieces • The aliens on the grassy knoll • Mind control and microwave update • Notes from the Underground: British Fascism 1974-92. Part 2 • Miscellaneous • Books: • Destiny Betrayed: JFK, Cuba and the Garrison Case • Big Boys Rules: The Secret Struggle against the IRA • International Labour and the Origins of the Cold War • The Dust Has Never Settled • The Occult Roots of Nazism: Secret Aryan Cults and their Influence on Nazi Ideology • Beyond Hypocrisy: Decoding the news in an age of propaganda • Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies and the CIA in Central America


Issue 25 (June 1993)

• It's raining Lobsters • The covert origins of the Biafran War • Moscow Gold: ‘the Communist threat’ in post-war Britain • Non-lethality: John B. Alexander, the Pentagon's Penguin • Mind control update • Enemies of the state • Churchill and The Focus • Clinton and Quigley: a strange tale from the U.S. elite • The Anglo-American Establishment From Rhodes to Cliveden • Notes from the underground part 3: British fascism 1983-6 • I am being slagged off, therefore I am • Review: Smear! Wilson and the Secret State • Hess — the Fuhrer's Disciple • Books: • Harold Wilson • Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover • Reviews • David Stirling: the authorised biography of the creator of the SAS • The Gemstone File • Eustace Clarence Mullins; the World's Premier Conspiracy Historian on the Jews, the Fed and the New World Order • The British Lion “Letters to the Editor”, from Maxwell Knight • Sources • Bits and Pieces


In 1993 the two founders went their separate ways, each continuing to publish their own version of Lobster. Dorril's editions ceased in 1996, whilst Ramsay's continue to this day.


Stephen Dorril's editions:


Issue 26 (1993)

• Brian Crozier, The Pinay Circle and European Connections • MI5, Wilsongate, Spooks • Iraqgate and ‘Blinker’ Hall


Issue 27 (1994)

• Wilsongate: The Smoking Pipe • Nigeria: Election Rigging • A2: ‘Bolsheviks’ • JFK Assassination


Issue 28 (1994)

• Ireland — Past and Present • Profile: Sir George Makgill • Spooks: Stephan Kock and ‘Alan Judd’ • Listening in to MI6


Issue 29 (1995)

• The Face of the British Gladio? (The ‘running man’ of the Hilda Murrell Murder) • Neo Fascists. Green Surveillance • Ireland, Spooks, MI5 • A2 and the Labour Movement


Issue 30 (1996)

• Iraqgate and the Banks • Spooks and Michael Herman • The Joint Services Group • Bumming Round the Web • A2 and the Labour Movement


Issue 31 (1996)

• Stalinists Spying on the Left • Banks: The Money Fountain • John Newman and JFK • Scottgate


Robin Ramsay's editions:

(issues 26-57 require payment to access)


Issue 58 (Winter 2009/10)

• John Booth: Arnhem 65 years on • Phil Chamberlain: The construction industry blacklist: how the Economic League lived on • ‘a consultant’ reviews Alpha Dogs • Robert Henderson: Laissez faire as religion • Solomon Hughes: The curious case of Prospect • Simon Matthews: The life and times of Simon Dee • Robin Ramsay: The miners and the secret state The economic crisis Subservience to America • Dr. T. P. Wilkinson: Superstition and Farce: the survival of the Inquisition in American political culture • Book reviews


Issue 59 (Summer 2010)

• Jane Affleck: Malcolm Kennedy: European Court of Human Rights judgement • Tom Easton: Tittle-tattle • Anthony Frewin: The Dr Strangeloves of the Mind: H.J. Albarelli's A Terrible Mistake • Robert Henderson: Enron accounting... and how to prevent it • John McFall: Carl Boggs' The Crimes Of Empire • Simon Matthews: I helped carry William Burroughs to the medical tent: more on the ‘pirate’ radio stations of the 1960s • Robin Ramsay: The economic crisis, The view from the bridge • Book reviews


Issue 60 (Winter 2010)

• Tom Easton: Tittle-tattle on Prospect, the friends of Bob Geldof, Alan Donnelly, BAP, Ed Miliband and Roger Alton • Bryan Gould: When will we ever learn? Lessons from the global financial crisis • James Lusher: The CIA in Guatemala, 1954 • Simon Matthews: Gordon Brown: in the land of the blind... • Robin Ramsay: The financial crisis Well, how did we get here? Thatcher versus the City of London, The view from the bridge • Corinne Souza: Sir John Sawer’s speech and some aspects of SIS PR • Book reviews


Issue 61 (Summer 2011)

• Parish Notes by Robin Ramsay • CSIS and the Canadian stasi by Gareth Llewellyn • Is there a political class? by Dr. Scott Newton • The economic crisis continues by Robin Ramsay • JFK’s assassination: a big new book and a strange memoir by Robin Ramsay • The view from the bridge by Robin Ramsay • Disclosure and deceit: secrecy as the manipulation of history, not its concealment by Dr. T. P. Wilkinson • Murdoch, Rothschild and the nuclear lobby by Matthew Zarb-Cousin • Books reviewed • Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor / Hiroshima / 9-11 / Iraq, by John W. Dower, reviewed by Simon Matthews • The Bilderberg Conspiracy: Inside the world’s most powerful secret society, by H. Paul Jeffers, reviewed by Colin Challen • Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War 1 to 9/11, by Kathryn S. Olmsted, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • Independent Diplomat: Despatches from an Unaccountable Elite, by John Loftus, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • America’s Nazi Secret, by Carne Ross, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • The Last Circle: Danny Casolaro’s Investigation into The Octopus and the Promis Software Scandal, by Cheri Seymour, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • Griftopia Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids and the Long Con That Is Breaking America, by Matt Taibbi, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • Casa Pia: The making of a modern European witch hunt, by Richard Webster, reviewed by Robin Ramsay


Issue 62 (Winter 2011)

• The Cuntocracy by William Clark • Tottenham burning: the minor practitioners of Soros’ “open society” by Dr T. P. Wilkinson • 2011: a Reagan odyssey by Dr T. P. Wilkinson • Weather weapons: the dark world of environmental warfare by T. J. Coles • Some agent protection issues and more comment on SIS PR by Corinne Souza • Her Majesty’s secret servants by Robin Ramsay • The Crisis by Robin Ramsay • The View from the Bridge by Robin Ramsay • Tittle Tattle by Tom Easton • Book reviews • Bilderberg People by Ian N. Richardson, et al • Watergate Exposed by Robert Merrit • Betrayal in Dallas by Mark North • The Atlantic and its Enemies: a personal history of the Cold War by Norman Stone • The Hilda Murrell murder by Robert Green with Kate Dewes • Area 51: An uncensored history of America’s top secret military base by Annie Jacobsen • Notting Hill in Ye Olden Tyme, Murder in Notting Hill by Mark Olden • Back from the brink by Alistair Darling • The End of Progress: How modern economics has failed us by Graeme Maxton • Lord Browne’s Body, Beyond Business by John Browne • Shameless! T Dan Smith, ‘Voice of the North’, Downfall of a Visionary by Chris Foote Wood, and, You Can’t Say That — Memoirs by Ken Livingstone


Issue 63 (Summer 2012)

Mark Lewis and ‘the ultimate hacker’ by Andrew Rosthorn • The ‘Rothschild connection’: the House of Rothschild and the invasion of Iraq by Will Banyan • The Rise of New Labour by Robin Ramsay • The View from the Bridge by Robin Ramsay • Armed and Dangerous: the corporate origins of war with Iran by Dr. Roger Cottrell • The two Goulds by Robin Ramsay • Everybody now loves widgets! by Robin Ramsay • Book Reviews • The Unspoken Alliance by Sasha Polakow-Suransky • Off Message by Bob Marshall-Andrews, and, Standing for Something by Mark Seddon • The CIA conspiracy to murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer and their vision for world peace by Peter Janney • Rupert Murdoch: An Investigation of Political Power by David McKnight • Tax havens and the men who stole the world by Nicholas Shaxson • Romeo Spy by John Alexander Symonds • Underground Structures of the Cold War by Paul Ozorak • A Diplomat's Day by Geoffrey F. Hancock


Issue 64 (Winter 2012)

• Nobody told us we could do this by Simon Matthews • Chemtrails: the proof and the purpose by T. J. Coles • The view from the bridge by Robin Ramsay • Book Reviews • From an Office Building with a High-powered Rifle by Don Adams • Misc Reviews by Robin Ramsay: (a) Who killed Dag Hammarskjold? The UN, the Cold War and white supremacy in Africa by Susan Williams (b) Casa Pia. The making of a modern European witch hunt by Richard Webster (c) Intelligence Wars. American Secret History from Hitler to Al-Qaeda by Thomas Powers (d) Without Smoking Gun. Was the death of Lt. Cmdr Will Pitzer part of the JFK assassination cover-up conspiracy? by Ken Heiner (e) Counterknowledge by Damian Thompson (f) A Culture of Conspiracy. Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America by Michael Barkun (g) Real Enemies. Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War 1 to 9/11 by Kathryn S. Olmsted • Megrahi — You Are My Jury: The Lockerbie Evidence by John Ashton • Just Boris by Sonia Purnell • A Memoir of Injustice by Jerry Ray • Gladio: NATO’s dagger at the Heart of Europe by Richard Cottrell • Cryptoscatology: Conspiracy Theory as Art Form by Robert Guffey • Ritual America: Secret Brotherhoods and their influence on American society by Adam Parfrey and Craig Heimbichner


Issue 65 (Summer 2013)

• Tittle Tattle by Tom Easton • The View from the Bridge by Robin Ramsay • The political significance of the new Pope? by Corinne Souza • The SIS and London-based foreign dissidents: some patterns of espionage by Corinne Souza • Estes, LBJ and Dallas by Robin Ramsay • Iraq and Intelligence by Robin Ramsay • Canada's spy agency gone rogue by Roderick Russell • David Miliband: working for the man by John Newsinger • Book Reviews • The secret library of Georges Armoulian by Anthony Frewin • Destiny Betrayed by James DiEugenio • Classified: Secrecy and the state in modern Britain by Christopher Moran • Going South by Larry Elliott and Dan Atkinson • Six Moments of Crisis: inside British foreign policy by Gill Bennett • Conspiracy theory in America by Lance deHaven-Smith • Gangsterismo: The United States, Cuba and the Mafia: 1933 to 1966 by Jack Colhoun


Issue 66 (Winter 2013)

• Asil Nadir: another victim of the arms-to-Iraq conspiracy? by Andrew Rosthorn • Maggie’s guilty secret by John Hughes-Wilson • Secret Justice: Public Interest Immunity Certificates (PIICs) and their use in the Asil Nadir trials by Martin Tancock • What if... • View from the Bridge, Updated 2 Jan 2014 • Apocryphylia by Simon Matthews • Book Reviews • British Writers and MI5 Surveillance 1930-1960, by James Smith, reviewed by John Newsinger • A Classless Society: Britain in the 1990s, by Alwyn W. Turner, reviewed by Dan Atkinson • Understanding Shadows: The Corrupt Use of Intelligence by Michael Quilligan, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • Spinfluence the Hardcore Propaganda Manual for Controlling the Masses by Nicholas McFarlane, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • The Man Who Killed Kennedy by Roger Stone with Mike Colapietro, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • In Spies We Trust by Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, reviewed by Bernard Porter


Issue 67 (Summer 2014)

• Malcolm Kennedy (1946-2013) by Mark Metcalf • President Putin and Sochi 2014 PR by Corinne Souza • The View from the Bridge by Robin Ramsay • AFRICOM, NATO and the EU by T. J. Coles • The Atlantic Semantic by William Clark • The crisis: an historical perspective by Scott Newton • LBJ: doubles and disinformation by Garrick Alder • Book Reviews • Lockerbie, Luggage and Lies by Morag G. Kerr, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • Life During Wartime: Resisting counterinsurgency, by Kristian Williams, Will Munger and Lara Messersmith-Glavin (Eds), reviewed by Robin Ramsay • Explaining the Iraq War; Counterfactual Theory, Logic and Evidence, by Frank P. Harvey, reviewed by Paul Todd • Dirty Wars by Jeremy Scahill, reviewed by John Newsinger • Secret Life of Uri Geller: CIA masterspy? by Jonathan Margolis, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • The President’s Mortician by Tim Fleming, reviewed by Garrick Alder


Issue 68 (Winter 2014)

• Mac Wallace and the finger of guilt by Garrick Alder • Apocryphylia by Simon Matthews • Is a new ‘cold war’ coming? by Dr T P Wilkinson • Secrecy in Britain by Jonathan Bloch • The View from the Bridge by Robin Ramsay, Updated 18 Oct 2014 • Kim Besly, 1926-1996 by Nigel Norman • The Conspiracy and Democracy Project by Robin Ramsay • Chemtrails by T. J. Coles • Tittle Tattle by Tom Easton • New Labour against manufacturing by Robin Ramsay • Book Reviews • The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America by Gerald Horne, reviewed by T. P. Wilkinson • Mad Mitch’s Tribal Law: Aden and the end of Empire by Aaron Edwards, reviewed by Bernard Porter • A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination by Philip Shenon, reviewed by Anthony Frewin • White House Call Girl by Phil Stanford, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • The President and the Provocateur by Alex Cox, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark, reviewed by Dr. T P Wilkinson • Counterinsurgency: Exposing the Myths of the New Way of War by Douglas Porch, reviewed by John Newsinger • The Phoenix Program by Douglas Valentine, reviewed by Dr T. P. Wilkinson • Hack Attack: How The Truth Caught Up With Rupert Murdoch by Nick Davies, reviewed by John Newsinger • The Hawks of Peace by Dmitry Rogozin, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • The Establishment by Owen Jones, reviewed by Tom Easton • Lethal Allies: British Collusion in Ireland by Anne Cadwallader, reviewed by Robin Ramsay


Issue 69 (Summer 2015)

• The View from the Bridge by Robin Ramsay, Updated 27 Apr 2015 • Julian Assange and the European Arrest Warrant by Bernard Porter • Holding pattern by Garrick Alder, Updated 27 Apr 2015 • The CIA, torture, history and American exceptionalism by Michael Carlson • Chauncey Holt and the three ‘tramps’ on Dealey Plaza by Robin Ramsay • JFK’s assassination: two stories about fingerprints by Garrick Alder • Apocryphilia by Simon Matthews • Book Reviews • The Secret War Between the Wars by Kevin Quinlan, Reviewed by Robin Ramsay • Method and Madness: The hidden story of Israel’s assaults on Gaza by Norman G. Finkelstein, Reviewed by Robin Ramsay • The News Machine: Hacking, The Untold Story by James Hanning with Glenn Mulcaire, Reviewed by Tom Easton • The JFK Assassination Diary by Edward Jay Epstein, Reviewed by Robin Ramsay • Deception in High Places by Nicholas Gilby, Reviewed by Robin Ramsay • The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy by Graeme MacQueen, Reviewed by Tom Easton • That option no longer exists: Britain 1974-76 by John Medhurst, Reviewed by Robin Ramsay • The American deep state: Wall Street, big oil and the attack on U.S. democracy by Peter Dale Scott, Reviewed by Robin Ramsay • The EU: A Corporatist Racket: How the European Union was created by global corporatism for global corporatism, by David Barnby, Reviewed by Robin Ramsay • Race to Revolution: The United States and Cuba During Slavery and Jim Crow, by Gerald Horne, Reviewed by Dr. T. P. Wilkinson • Sailing Close To The Wind: Confessions of a Labour Loyalist, by Dennis Skinner and Kevin Maguire, Reviewed by John Newsinger


Issue 70 (Winter 2015)

• A fly’s eye view of the American war against Vietnam: 40 years later: who won which war? by Dr T. P. Wilkinson • Holding Pattern by Garrick Alder, Updated: 30 July 2015 • Last post for Oswald by Garrick Alder • Paedo Files: a look at the UK Establishment child abuse network by Tim Wilkinson • The View from the Bridge by Robin Ramsay, Updated: 28 Oct 2015 • Is this what failure looks like? Brian Sedgemore 1937–2015 by Simon Matthews • Tittle-Tattle by Tom Easton • The Gloucester Horror by Garrick Alder • Tokyo legend? Lee Harvey Oswald and Japan by Kevin Coogan • Inside Lee Harvey Oswald’s address book by Anthony Frewin • Book Reviews • Blair Inc., by Francis Beckett, David Hencke and Nick Kochan, Reviewed by Tom Easton • Thieves of State, by Sarah Chayes, Reviewed by John Newsinger • The Henry Jackson Society and the degeneration of British Neoconservatism, by Tom Griffin, Hilary Aked, David Miller and Sarah Marusek, Reviewed by Tom Easton • Chameleo: A strange but true story of invisible spies, heroin addiction and Homeland Security, by Robert Guffey, Reviewed by Robin Ramsay • Blacklisted: The Secret War between Big Business and Union Activists, by Dave Smith and Phil Chamberlain, Reviewed by Robin Ramsay • Nixon’s Nuclear Specter, by William Burr and Jeffrey P. Kimball, Reviewed by Alex Cox • Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice, by John A Nagl, Reviewed by John Newsinger • The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq, by Emma Sky, Reviewed by John Newsinger • Secret Science: A Century of Poison Warfare and Human Experiments, by Ulf Schmidt, Reviewed by Anthony Frewin • The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination, by Lamar Waldron, Reviewed by Anthony Frewin • Without Smoking Gun: Was the Death of Lt. Cmdr. William Pitzer Part of the JFK Assassination Cover-Up Conspiracy?, by Kent Heiner, Reviewed by Garrick Alder • Thatcher’s Secret War: Subversion, Coercion, Secrecy and Government, 1974-90, by Clive Bloom, Reviewed by Robin Ramsay • The Oswald Code, by Alan Jules Weberman, Reviewed by Anthony Frewin


Issue 71 (Summer 2016)

• Apocryphilia by Simon Matthews • The View from the Bridge by Robin Ramsay, Updated 10 May 2016 • Holding Pattern by Garrick Alder, Updated 23 May 2016 • Oh, Conspiracy! by Robin Ramsay • Reading between the lies: Edward Jay Epstein and Lee Harvey Oswald’s ‘Historic Diary’ by Garrick Alder • Assange again by Bernard Porter • ‘We’re doomed!’ — A brief introduction to British WWII stay behind networks by Nick Must • Swedish echoes by Nick Must • JFK, Chauncey Holt and the three ‘tramps’ redux by Robin Ramsay • Livingstone, Zionism and the Nazis by John Newsinger • Book Reviews • My Turn: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency, by Doug Henwood, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • Haters, Baiters and Would-be Dictators: Anti-Semitism and UK Far Right, by Nick Toczek, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • General Walker and the Murder of President Kennedy, by Jeffrey H. Caufield, reviewed by Anthony Frewin • Broken Vows: Tony Blair the Tragedy of Power, by Tom Bower, reviewed by Colin Challen • Chaos and Caliphate: Jihadis and the West in the Struggle for the Middle East, by Patrick Cockburn, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • Blood Year: Islamic State and the Failures of the War on Terror, by David Kilcullen, reviewed by John Newsinger • Broken Vows: Tony Blair the Tragedy of Power, by Tom Bower, reviewed by John Newsinger


Issue 72 (Winter 2016)

• The view from the bridge by Robin Ramsay, Updated 20 Oct 2016 • The Western Union Clandestine Committee: Britain and the ‘Gladio’ networks by Nick Must • Facilitating Tyranny? Glenn Greenwald and the creation of the NSA’s ‘Panopticon’ by Citizenseven • Holding Pattern by Garrick Alder, Updated 9 Oct 2016 • Fifteen years on from 9/11 by John Booth • A key for a Clockwork Orange by Garrick Alder • Mexico missive by Nick Must • Team mercenary GB: Part 1 — the early years by Nick Must • The ‘Intentional Fallacy’ revisited by Dr TP Wilkinson • Book Reviews • British Counterinsurgency by John Newsinger, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • The Shadow Man: At the Heart of the Cambridge Spy Circle by Geoff Andrews, reviewed by John Newsinger • A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment by John Preston, reviewed by Anthony Frewin • Europe Isn’t Working by Larry Elliott and Dan Atkinson, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • The writer with no hands by Matthew Alford, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • Britain’s Secret Wars: How and Why the United Kingdom sponsors conflict around the world by T. J. Coles, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • Not the Chilcot Report by Peter Oborne, reviewed by John Booth • The Army of Afghanistan: A Political History of a Fragile Institution by Antonio Giustozzi, reviewed by John Newsinger • The Black Door Spies, Secret Intelligence and British Prime Ministers by Richard Aldrich and Rory Cormac, reviewed by John Newsinger • The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government by David Talbot, reviewed by Garrick Alder • The Neoconservative Threat to World Order: Washington’s perilous war for hegemony by Paul Craig Roberts, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • Finks: How the CIA tricked the World’s Best Writers by Joel Whitney, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • Cold War Anthropology: The CIA, the Pentagon and the growth of dual use anthropology by David H. Price, reviewed by Robin Ramsay


Issue 73 (Summer 2017)

• The view from the bridge by Robin Ramsay, Updated 19 May 2017 • Brexit: an accident waiting to happen by Simon Matthews • Team mercenary GB Part 2 — This is the modern world by Nick Must • Blackmail in the Deep State by Jonathan Marshall • Colin Wallace and the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry by Robin Ramsay • Blair and Israel by Robin Ramsay • Sex scandals and sexual blackmail in America’s deep politics by Jonathan Marshall • The Hess flight: still dangerous for historians — even after 75 years by Andrew Rosthorn • Deaths in Parliament: a legend re-examined by Garrick Alder • The Russian Laundromat and Blackpool Football Club by Andrew Rosthorn • A Jimmy Savile sex scandal concealed during the 1997 General Election by Garrick Alder • Book Reviews • Faustian Bargains: Lyndon Johnson and Mac Wallace in the robber baron culture of Texas, by Joan Mellen, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • The CIA As Organised Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World, by Douglas Valentine, reviewed by Dr. T. P. Wilkinson • The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies, by Lt. General Michael T Flynn and Michael Ledeen, reviewed by John Newsinger • Of G-Men and Eggheads: The FBI and the New York intellectuals, by John Rodden, reviewed by John Newsinger


Issue 74 (Winter 2017)

• The view from the bridge by Robin Ramsay, Updated 17 Dec 2017 • A bullet to the head for the James Files JFK ‘confession’ by Garrick Alder • The British state’s failed attempt to kill off the Freedom of Information Act by Garrick Alder • Using the UK FOIA by Nick Must • To the halls of Montezuma, from the shores of Tripoli: Donald Trump as ‘anti-Wilson’ by Dr. T. P. Wilkinson • Deception and distraction strategies relating to the John F Kennedy Assassination by Garrick Alder • An accidental tourist? — A British connection to the death of Otto Warmbier by Nick Must • Still thinking about Dallas (JFK) by Robin Ramsay • Labour, Corbyn and anti-semitism by John Booth • Collapse of stout party: Eden, Suez and America by Simon Matthews • Anti-Semitism in the Labour Party by Colin Challen • Phil Shenon — a cruel and shocking twist by William Kelly • Using the Freedom of Information Act to keep things secret by Colin Challen • The Brexit impasse by Scott Newton • Hoodwinked by the Department of Health? Frank Dobson and the 1997 Jimmy Savile report by Garrick Alder • Book Reviews • The Hotel Tacloban, by Douglas Valentine, reviewed by Dr T. P. Wilkinson • Adults in the Room: My battle with Europe’s deep establishment, by Yanis Varoufakis, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • The Secret War: Spies, Codes and Guerrillas, by Max Hastings, reviewed by Bernard Porter • Intelligence, Security and the Attlee Governments, 1945-51: An Uneasy Relationship?, by Daniel W B Lomas, reviewed by John Newsinger • Governing from the Skies: a Global History of Aerial Bombardment, by Thomas Hippler, reviewed by John Newsinger • The Reinvention of Britain 1960-2016: a political and economic history, by Scott Newton, reviewed by Dan Atkinson


Issue 75 (Summer 2018)

• The view from the bridge by Robin Ramsay, Updated 17 May 2018 • Deep Kiss: How the Washington Post missed the biggest Watergate story of all by Garrick Alder • Using the UK FOIA, part II by Nick Must • Hugh who? (Hugh Mooney) by Robin Ramsay • Hilda Murrell and the FOIA by Nick Must • South of the Border by Nick Must, Updated 17 May 2018 • Still thinking about Dallas by Robin Ramsay • Back to the future (again) by Simon Matthews • Anna Raccoon and the dawn of Savilisation by Andrew Rosthorn • Book Reviews • The Darkest Sides of Politics, Parts I & II, by Jeffrey M Bale, reviewed by Robin Ramsay • What Did You Do During the War? The Last Throes of the British Pro-Nazi Right, 1940-45, by Richard Griffiths, reviewed by David Sivier • My Life, Our Times, by Gordon Brown, reviewed by John Newsinger • Mad men? Marketing the Third Reich: Persuasion, Packaging and Propaganda, by Nicholas O’Shaughnessy, reviewed by Colin Challen • Unwinnable: Britain’s War in Afghanistan, 2001-2014, by Theo Farrell, reviewed by John Newsinger • Farming, Fascism and Ecology: A Life of Jorian Jenks, by Philip M. Coupland, reviewed by David Sivier • Divining Desire: Focus Groups and the Culture of Consultation, by Liz Featherstone, reviewed by Colin Challen