The frame-up of Russia continues over downed Malaysian flight MH-17

Posted 28 May 2018

The latest report by a Dutch-led investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner in 2014 casting blame on Russia for the disaster follows the same reprehensible flouting of due process as the Skripal poison affair, writes Finian Cunningham.

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Nuclear war beckons - John Pilger

Posted 08 August 2017

While South Africa prepares for the no-confidence vote against President Zuma, a troubling development elsewhere in the world is being brushed under the carpet. The US Congress has signed another bout of sanctions against Russia - a war crime in international law - while the US has encircled Russia and China with military bases and nuclear weapons. Veteran journalist and film maker John Pilger outlines the terrible potential of this recklessness.

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Cell phone tapping and board room bugs becoming more commonplace

Posted 07 April 2015

Cell phone tapping and board room bugging is becoming more commonplace - as is cell phone jamming technology, as opposition parties recently discovered in Parliament. Where's the safest place to have a private conversation? Just like in the movies, on a park bench.

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Spy agency run amuk

Posted 18 March 2015

The Spy-gate leaks by Al Jazeera opened up a fascinating window into the world of spy craft. But even more damning than these embarrasing leaks are reports that South Africa's spy agencies are being used to further political agendas on behalf of factions within the ANC.

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SA spies run for cover after Al Jazeera leaks

Posted 06 March 2015

The State Security Agency is in turmoil after spy leaks by Al Jazeera. Long-time agents working abroad have had their cover blown and have been hurriedly returned to South Africa. The spy cables reveal some truly astonishing and embarrasing intelligence gaffes, and leaves one wondering who the SSA actually serves.

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Key Points Act is an abuse of office

Posted 29 November 2013

Congress of the People (COPE) leader Mosiuoa Lekota says the attempt by government to push through the National Key Points Act in reminiscent of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, where the revolutionaries become indistinguishable from the past oppressors.

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SA targeted by British and NSA spooks

Posted 16 June 2013

South Africa's foreign ministry computer network was hacked by British spies, and the information was passed on to the US's National Security Agency, according to leaks from National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. 

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