Revealed: The UK’s largest intelligence agency is a significant emitter of greenhouse gases

Declassified UK obtains first evidence of the environmental footprint of Britain’s surveillance agency, GCHQ, which shows its staff are flying nearly three times more than the average Briton annually, raising questions about the scale of its global base network, which has never been officially acknowledged.

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Whitewashing Britain’s largest intelligence agency

The new ‘authorised history’ of GCHQ, Britain’s largest intelligence agency, ignores or simply dismisses its most controversial activities as supposed scandals, giving a thoroughly one-sided account of the spy agency.

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Exclusive: Declassified UK blacklisted by GCHQ, Britain’s largest intelligence agency

Internal emails from GCHQ show the organisation decided it ‘will not be engaging further’ with Matt Kennard, Declassified’s head of investigations, the day he published what the agency privately disparaged as a ‘negative long-read’ about its secretive schools programme.

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British spy agency refuses to acknowledge its bases in Gulf dictatorship

Britain’s largest intelligence agency, GCHQ, is refusing to publish details of its bases in Oman, where it is believed to operate three surveillance sites.

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Alternatives: Britain’s unaccountable intelligence agencies could be held to account – here’s how

The need for proper scrutiny of the UK’s security and intelligence agencies, such as MI5, MI6, GCHQ and the military’s special forces, is becoming increasingly urgent. A number of practical measures would make these agencies more transparent and accountable to the public.

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Thousands of historic British government files censored after ‘independent’ watchdog approves over 99% of secrecy requests

British diplomatic files about Saudi Arabia and mercenaries are among over 6,000 documents recently censored from the National Archives – by an ‘independent’ oversight panel containing former spies and government officials.

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REVEALED: Veterans of the UK military’s cyber warfare unit are teaching school children how to launch cyber attacks

GCHQ, the UK’s largest intelligence agency, is enabling a company set up by the former commander of its top-secret cyber warfare unit to enter dozens of British schools, where it is teaching children how to spy on others, to hack, and launch “brute force” cyber attacks.

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REVEALED: Harry Potter, British spies, and the arms corporations penetrating UK schools

GCHQ, the UK’s largest intelligence agency, is secretively promoting arms companies involved in war crimes to British school children, apparently without the informed consent of parents, it can be revealed.

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REVEALED: The UK’s largest intelligence agency is infiltrating British schools

GCHQ, Britain’s listening post which has conducted unlawful mass surveillance and offensive cyber operations, is now running a secretive programme in at least 40 UK schools which gives it access to children as young as four.

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Revealed: How Britain’s profiteering spymasters ignored the country’s biggest threats like coronavirus—and endangered the public

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There is money and power in identifying Russia and cyber attacks as the key security threats facing Britain — but not in addressing the more important issues of pandemics and climate change. Former UK intelligence chiefs are personally profiting from the ‘revolving door’ between government and business, and the public is paying the price.

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Britain’s secret state and the need for whistle-blowing

The email, which arrived on 31 January 2003, specified a US operation to target the home and office communications of six foreign diplomats on the UN Security Council. The purpose was to use the information gathered to strong-arm those states into voting for a resolution supporting an invasion of Iraq.  I leaked this email via […]

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Explainer: Is the UK a rogue state? 17 British policies violating domestic or international law

British foreign secretary Dominic Raab recently described the “rule of international law” as one of the “guiding lights” of UK foreign policy. By contrast, the government regularly chides states it opposes, such as Russia or Iran, as violators of international law. These governments are often consequently termed “rogue states” in the mainstream media, the supposed […]

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