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John Wayne’s FBI File Says Nothing About Stalin Assassination Plot

According to legend, Joe Stalin hated John Wayne and tried on several occasions to have the leading man killed.  This story has been told and re-told across books, blogs, articles, youtubes.  In every version, the FBI play a key role in stopping at least one of the supposed plots against Wayne.  But Wayne's FBI file doesn't mention anything about any of these state-sponsored attempted murders, begging the question of where these stories originated, and why?

Angelina Jolie, MI6 and the CIA – Spy Culture in Mint Press News

Following Angelina Jolie&;s recent interview with the head of MI6 Sir Alex Younger, journalist Alan Macleod assembled a critical profile...

The Pathology of Government Secrecy

Reading Time: 15 minutesEveryone talks about the need for transparency in public affairs, but what the government means by transparency turns out to be… not all that clear.  In this week’s WhoWhatWhy podcast, award-winning author Nicholson Baker (Baseless: My Search for Secrets in the Ruins of the Freedom of Information Act) desc

Cold War 2.0, Gold Record, Weird Seeds – New World Next Week

This week on the New World Next Week: BoJo and Pompeo turn up the heat on Cold War 2.0; Gold hits records as dollar debasement continues; and weird seeds flood the new normal.

MI5 (Wrongly) Suspected Odeon Cinema Chain of Being Front for Commie Spies

A 1940s MI5 file shows that British intelligence suspected that the Odeon chain of cinemas was a front organisation providing cover for Soviet spies to get into the UK.  Proving once again that it is the intelligence services who are the bigge

ClandesTime 195 – The New Cultural Cold War

The original Cultural Cold War has been the subject of numerous books and articles on both sides of the divide, but the new version has been almost entirely ignored.

ClandesTime 194 – Oliver Stone’s JFK

This week, I welcome to the show author and friend James Oddy to discuss the JFK assassination case and its treatment in the Oliver Stone movie JFK. We look at the psychological and political consequences of the assassination, as well as the political and cultural impact of the film.

ROI: Does the Pentagon Fund Movies?

One of the most common conspiracy theories you hear in this line of research is that the Pentagon and CIA fund Hollywood movies.  This isn't entirely untrue - the CIA covertly funded productions of Animal Farm and 1984 in the early Cold War period - but on the whole, it is untrue.  In all the many thousands of documen

Operation Gladio B- Part 6: The Origin, Brzezinski’s Grand Chessboard & Turkey’s Gladiators

This is Part 6 of my ongoing Operation Gladio B series at Newsbud. In this episode I will be talking about NATO-CIA’s Original Gladio Operations, beginning with the Cold War, the Strategy of Tension, the importance of Eurasia and Brzezinski’s Grand Chessboard. The episode also includes an introduction to Turkey’s notorious Gladiators. Subscribe to Newsbud [&;]

How the Western media support state terror – while millions die

In this guest article Matt Alford - alongside Drs Daniel Broudy, Jeffery Klaehn, Alan MacLeod and Florian Zollmann - lay out their case that news media has systemically downplayed or simply avoided discussing the bloody consequences of Western foreign po

ClandesTime 183 – Fields of Fire

Fields of Fire is one of the greatest movies that was never made. A brutal but sympathetic portrait of the Vietnam War, it was denied military support despite being written by a former Secretary of the Navy. This week I examine the story of Fields of Fire using a file from the DOD’s entertainment liaison office.