THE new series of The Crown features the late Prime Minister Harold Wilson prominently. We take a look at his career in politics and whether he really was a Russian spy... Who was Harold Wilson? Born James Harold Wilson on March 11, 1916 in Yorkshire and died on May 24, 1995. The son of an industrial chemist and a teacher, he attended Oxford, studying history, philosophy, politics, and economics, and at 24 married his sweetheart, Mary Baldwin, with whom he would have two sons. During World War II Wilson was drafted into civil service in the war cabinet, then as head of statistics and economics at the Ministry of Fuel and Power. In 1945, he was elected to the House of Commons for the Labour party.Two years later, at the age of 31, he was appointed as President of the Board of Trade, making him the youngest cabinet member in Britain since 1792. From 1955 to 1961 he served as chancellor in the Shadow Cabinet, then as Shadow Foreign Secretary from 1961 to 1963. When was Harold Wilson Prime … [Read more...] about The Crown season 3: Who was Harold Wilson and was he a secret Russian spy?
Why trust the FBI or any intelligence agency on Russia? They targeted civil rights activists for years. We really don’t have proof of the Russians doing anything. Why trust these agencies now? Advertisement These are completely legitimate questions that I hear from black folks from time to time on social media and in person. I get it. Black people have a very conflicted relationship with law enforcement, be it local or federal policing. There are plenty of examples throughout the decades of these powerful entities harming black communities. Yet we depend on them to protect and serve us, despite their horrendous records of abuse. The FBI has a particularly violent history (and if we are discussing the intelligence community in general, that extends to the present) of being aggressive against black liberation movements. COINTELPRO, for example, was one of the most disruptive anti-black law-enforcement programs the nation has ever waged against black civil rights activists. … [Read more...] about Should Black Folks Trust the FBI’s Russia Investigation, Given Its History of Targeting Our Communities?
Alexander Ovechkin, a decorated Russian-born winger with the Washington Capitals, has gifted an autographed jersey to Brazilian football ace Neymar. The two athletes met after Brazil's straightforward 5-0 victory over Salvador in a friendly game, in which Neymar scored a goal and assisted another three at the FedEx Field in Maryland. Посмотреть эту публикацию в Instagram Публикация от Alexander Ovechkin (@aleksandrovechkinofficial) 11 Сен 2018 в 8:12 PDT The photo, which Ovechkin posted on Instagram, triggered a barrage of comparisons between the two athletes, many of them criticizing the PSG and Brazil star. "He [Neymar] looks skinny near Ovechkin," one user … [Read more...] about Fans Giggle as Russian Hockey Star Ovechkin Gifts Neymar Jersey
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. diplomat told lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump expressly ordered him and others to help pressure Ukraine into investigating a political rival, providing some of the most significant testimony to date in a Democrat-led impeachment inquiry. U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland returns from a break to testify at a House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee held its third day of public hearings in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, with three witnesses testifying on two panels. The proceedings began with U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland. Two other witnesses - Laura Cooper, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russian, Ukrainian and … [Read more...] about ‘It will live forever in American political history’: reaction to Trump impeachment hearing
It was a one-in-a-million bounce: A socket slipped from a wrench and fell about 70 feet before piercing the fuel tank of the most powerful missile in the United States’ nuclear arsenal. What followed was a race to prevent an explosion that could have incinerated the state of Arkansas. In his new book, Command and Control, award-winning investigative journalist and longtime Rolling Stone contributor Eric Schlosser reveals how this disaster was narrowly avoided at a Damascus, Arkansas missile silo in 1980 – and shows that it was just one incident in an ongoing pattern of near-misses and bureaucratic blunders that have brought America to the nuclear brink again and again. Drawing on six years of research, Schlosser challenges and expands on the U.S. government’s secretive record regarding nuclear accidents. The best-selling author of 2001’s Fast Food Nation – which began as an exposé published in RS – likens his new book to a foot … [Read more...] about Q&A: Eric Schlosser on the Secret History of America’s Nuclear Arsenal