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Britain's Secret Wars
Mon 27 March 2017, 19:00 – 22:00 BST
Tim Coles, in his book Britain’s Secret Wars: How and Why the United Kingdom Sponsors Conflicts around the World, has revealed both the motivation and the military strategies of governments conducting illegal, clandestine warfare. The governments include both the U.K. and the United States, with some participation by Israel. Coles has provided a convincing case that our government makes secret interventions into ten different countries, in order to ensure the profit-making opportunities of major corporations, especially those in the energy field. In addition, manufacturers of weapons always profit from continued warfare around the world.
In his talk at Emerson College, Tim Coles will demonstrate, using information from British government documents, the deliberate process by which a target nation can become weakened by prolonged internal conflicts and assaults from terrorist groups, thus enabling U.S. and E.U. corporations to establish themselves and exploit that nation’s resources. In many cases, according to Coles’ research, MI6 and the CIA actually provided training and weapons to militants who are then labelled by the corporate media as “terrorists.”
These clandestine operations by the U.K. and U.S. governments must remain secret because most tax-paying citizens would never approve of killing people in order to ensure corporate profits. Information flows from government and military sources directly to the corporate media, and most of us believe what we read in the news. It is only the work of independent journalists and researchers like Tim Coles which uncovers the startling truth that we tax-paying citizens are unwittingly sponsoring illegal violence that has killed millions of innocent people and destroyed the infrastructure of many nations.
About Tim Coles
Tim Coles studies the philosophy of neurology and cognition at the University of Plymouth, UK, with reference to the aesthetic experiences of the blind and visually impaired. He is director of the Plymouth Institute for Peace Research (PIPR), editor and co-author of Voices for Peace and author of The New Atheism Hoax (both 2015, PIPR).
His political writings have appeared in the New Statesman, Lobster, Peace Review and Z Magazine. He is also a columnist with Axis of Logic and in 2013 was shortlisted for the Martha Gellhorn Prize for journalism.