Mark Curtis launches “Declassified"

Mark Curtis writes

I am about to publish on this site hundreds of UK declassified documents and articles on British foreign policy towards various countries. This will be the first time such a collection has been brought together online.
The declassified documents, mainly from the UK’s National Archives, reveal British policy-makers actual concerns and priorities from the 1940s until the present day, from the ‘horse’s mouth’, as it were: these files are often revelatory and provide an antidote to the often misleading and false mainstream media (and academic) coverage of Britain’s past and present foreign policies.
The documents include my collections of files, accumulated over many years and used as a basis for several books, on episodes such as the UK’s covert war in Yemen in the 1960s, the UK’s support for the Pinochet coup in Chile, the UK’s ‘constitutional coup’ in Guyana, the covert wars in Indonesia in the 1950s, the UK’s backing for wars against the Iraqi Kurds in the 1960s, the coup in Oman in 1970, support for the Idi Amin takeover in Uganda and many others policies since 1945.
But the collection also brings together many other declassified documents by listing dozens of media articles that have been written on the release of declassified files over the years. It also points to some US document releases from the US National Security Archive.
This collection is a beginning. It provides a snapshot only of the true history of British foreign policy since 1945. There are many more tasks that need to be done.
One is that many other declassified documents and articles that are online somewhere need to be added, including those from the Thatcher era in the 1980s and those from more recent policies, for example from the Wikileaks site.
Another task is to include present-day material gathered from Freedom of Information requests.Eventually, I would like this project to be systematically submitting FOI requests to garner more information about current UK policies (which currently few are doing).
Furthermore, there is much more research that needs to be done physically at the National Archives in London to uncover more episodes in UK foreign policy: the media, and mainstream academia, has covered only a snapshot of what is already available at the National Archives.
I have a request to potential funders and voluntary researchers. My aim is to eventually build a fully comprehensive and searchable collection of declassified British documents and articles that shows the reality of the UK’s role in the world, that is useful for everyone, the general public and researchers alike. For this, I am seeking funding and support from those who are interested in this project. I am also seeking volunteers to help me in this further research. Please contact me by email at: mark@markcurtis.info

Please share this, visit Marks website and do everything you can to support his initiative


Filed under: censorship, free speech, latest
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Ulrich Adam
Reader

British Kingdom- knight Ulrich Adam2018-world>contribution-1stQTR. of the year = Possible Food products Fruit flavored cakes onion loaf(loaf bread) butter bread garlic(loaf bread) = coffee cupcake with walnuts chocolate loaf bread -nuts in chocolate cream- in can(dessert) = mango in sweet water- in can(dessert) = Possible Food(britain ) u. K. = cocoa drink with marshmallow – coffee peppermint-mint coffee – cheeseburger salad – apple macaroni salad – raisin bread = bread flan – coffee pancakes cakes – corn oat-corn kernel cereal(whole kernel /whole corn) – cow’s milk cheese -spiced pimiento cheese spread this is the knighthood work since the (Princess Diana’s… Read more »

Ulrich Adam
Reader

U.K. kingdom: knight’s inquiry by knight ulrich possible toy = new age games(GAMEBOARD) fortune telling -christian spiritual warfare the return of christ the monkl Ghost hunter the underworld the Oracle the Spiritual realm the Sorcerer’s magic Into the future Merlin’s magic Excalibur Knights of the cross the First knight Quickening the priest’s sword Jesus & ghosts Disciples journey = Possible computer games the spiritual world the battle ancient beliefs the opening War of the Gods the last kingdom the Ancient civilization Excalibur sword the Invasion King Arthur War of the kingdom Saving the princess the Hermit’s journey God save the… Read more »

candideschmyles
Reader

The following is a link to what should be the biggest story of the century so far and proves the US is actively and currently engaged in biowarfare events that pose serious danger to us all. I hope that everybody can help disseminate it as far and wide as possible.
http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/01/21/wmd-america-inside-pentagons-global-bioweapons-industry/

Kaiter Enless
Reader

Reblogged this on The Logos Club and commented:
Announcement of the publication of hundreds of UK declassified documents and articles on British foreign policy towards various countries.

fadedglories
Reader
fadedglories

What else can I say but ‘Thank you so much’.

mohandeer
Reader

Reblogged this on Worldtruth and commented:
The truth will out and it won’t be pleasant reading.

summitflyer
Reader
summitflyer

I can’t help but to repeat this saying “The truth will set you free but first it will piss you off ” by I believe Gloria Steinem

James Graham
Reader

All human beings are free and equal. It’s only their conditions and class that’s different.

Fair dinkum
Reader
Fair dinkum

By their own words they stand condemned.

George Cornell
Reader
George Cornell

Great initiative. Is there indication of how many items on each issue were still not declassified? And who in government decides?

James Graham
Reader

Thanks a million to Mark Curtis