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Annie Machon

Annie Machon
Annie Machon is a former intel­li­gence officer for MI5, the UK Secur­ity Ser­vice, who resigned in the late 1990s to blow the whistle on the spies’ incom­pet­ence and crimes with her ex-partner, David Shayler. Draw­ing on her var­ied exper­i­ences, she is now a pub­lic speaker, writer, media pun­dit, inter­na­tional tour and event organ­iser, polit­ical cam­paigner, and PR con­sult­ant. She is also now the Dir­ector of LEAP, Europe. She has a rare per­spect­ive both on the inner work­ings of gov­ern­ments, intel­li­gence agen­cies and the media, as well as the wider implic­a­tions for the need for increased open­ness and account­ab­il­ity in both pub­lic and private sectors.
​Germany bends over backwards to satisfy US spying demands

Despite the historic lessons Germany has bent over backwards trying to accommodate spying requests by the US, yet has done nothing so far to protect the privacy of its own citizens guaranteed by the constitution, Annie Machon, former UK MI5 agent told RT.

November 23, 2014 04:31
Anyone threatening US petrodollar is public enemy No.1

Last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, said at the celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall last weekend that we are facing a new Cold War. What are the geopolitical realities behind this statement?

November 10, 2014 16:52
​US demonizes Russia to assert hegemony in face of ‘credible threat’

The US sees Russia as a credible threat, therefore Washington has unleashed a demonizing PR campaign against Moscow which, however is acting in a statesman-like manner, trying to avoid escalation of tensions, former MI5 agent Annie Machon told RT.

November 09, 2014 04:29

Bryan MacDonald

Bryan MacDonald
Bryan MacDonald is a journalist, writer, broadcaster and teacher. He began his career in journalism aged 15 in his home town of Carlow, Ireland, with the Nationalist & Leinster Times, while still a schoolboy. Later he studied journalism in Dublin and worked for the Weekender in Navan before joining the Irish Independent. Following a period in London, he joined Ireland On Sunday, later the Irish Mail on Sunday. He was theater critic of the Daily Mail for a period and also worked in news, features and was a regular op-ed writer. Bryan also worked in Los Angeles. He has also frequently appeared on RTE and Newstalk in Ireland as well as RT. Bryan is particularly interested in social equality, European geopolitics, sport and languages. He has lived in Berlin, Russia and the USA.
#Euromaidan 1st birthday: How the Kiev coup grew (Op-Edge)

It’s been a year since thousands of peaceful protesters took part in the initial Euromaidan rallies in Kiev, hoping for a brighter future. Since that optimistic start, the state has been torn to shreds and now its very future is in doubt.

November 21, 2014 14:41
​EU is in serious trouble and it’s not Russia’s fault

Angela Merkel has criticized Vladimir Putin’s, apparent, strategy to spread Russia’s sphere of influence in Eastern Europe. The Chancellor doesn't acknowledge that Germany’s domination of Europe has been disastrous for some states.

November 20, 2014 22:28
Is “third world” Europe finished?

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says “third world” Europe is finished and some British industrialists agree. However, the reality is far more complicated. It’s not the continent that's finished - it's Europe's neoliberal elites who are in peril.

November 11, 2014 15:32

Adrian Salbuchi

Adrian Salbuchi
Adrian Salbuchi is an international political analyst, researcher and consultant. Author of several books on geopolitics in Spanish and English (including ‘The Coming World Government: Tragedy & Hope’), he is also a conference speaker in Argentina and radio/TV commentator.
He writes op-ed pieces for RT Spanish as well as RT English, and is a regular guest on alternative media radio and TV shows in the US, Europe and Latin America.
Adrian currently hosts his TV show ‘Segunda República’ on Channel TLV1 – Toda La Verdad Primero – in Buenos Aires, and is founder of the Second Republic Project (Proyecto Segunda República), a sovereign governance model for Argentina, Latin American countries and elsewhere.

His website is:;
The Cult of ISIS

No, we’re not talking about any ancient Egyptian religious lore, even though geographically, we’re in the same general area.

November 19, 2014 13:28
Israel’s wars and the 'A' word

​Once again Israel is very much in the news these days, especially after its new bout of aerial bombardment of Gaza.

September 03, 2014 08:50
​‘They want their war and they want it now!’

If you are playing a game of chess, and the next moves you are considering all inexorably lead to your king falling into checkmate, then you have only two options: you either topple your king and graciously accept defeat, or…

August 19, 2014 13:12

Eric Draitser

Eric Draitser
Eric Draitser is an independent geopolitical analyst based in New York City and the founder of He is a regular contributor to Russia Today, Counterpunch, the Center for Research on Globalization, Press TV, and many other news outlets. Draitser also produces the 'Stop Imperialism' podcast available on iTunes and, as well as 'The Reality Principle,' available exclusively at Visit for all his work.
‘US policy - number one driver of terrorism in the Mideast, around the world’

If the US was serious about re-evaluating not only how it fights terrorism but how terrorism is spread, it would begin by looking in the mirror as its counter-terrorism strategy that foments terrorism abroad, geopolitical analyst Eric Draitser told RT.

November 19, 2014 13:09
‘Kiev, West’s political machinations point to continuation of war’

The Western and Kiev governments’ commitment to resolve the Ukrainian conflict exists only in words, while their policies are aimed at the escalation of the crisis as the Minsk agreements are not respected, geopolitical analyst Eric Draitser told RT.

November 17, 2014 11:57
‘Republicans and Democrats – two branches of the one party’

There will be no significant change in the US Congress after mid-term elections as the two predominant parties both serve the interests of big corporations and work together against the interests of the Americans, political analyst Eric Draitser told RT.

November 05, 2014 10:56

John Wight

John Wight
John Wight has written for newspapers and websites across the world, including the Independent, Morning Star, Huffington Post, Counterpunch, London Progressive Journal, and Foreign Policy Journal. He is also a regular commentator on RT and BBC Radio. He wrote a memoir of the five years he spent in Hollywood, where he worked in the movie industry prior to becoming a full time and activist and organizer with the US antiwar movement post-9/11. The book is titled Dreams That Die and is published by Zero Books. John is currently working on a book exploring the role of the West in the Arab Spring. You can follow him on Twitter @JohnWight1
Yes, Cameron - there's a 3rd recession coming - and you're to blame!

Reading David Cameron’s article in The Guardian on the G20, analyzing why the Eurozone is “teetering on the brink of a third recession” and the world is beset with chaos and instability, you could be forgiven for thinking none of it is his fault.

November 18, 2014 20:47
Action stars Arnold, Sly chip in for the IDF

Hollywood movie stars like to be associated with worthy causes. So with this in mind, what better cause than a fundraiser for the “brave warriors” of the IDF?

November 12, 2014 17:14
Remembrance of horrors past (and present)

Remembrance Day is Britain’s annual commemoration of those who fell fighting the nation’s wars. It is observed each year on the closest Sunday to November 11, the anniversary of Armistice Day, which brought World War I to an end in 1918.

November 09, 2014 02:05