1990-1999 | Serbia

BLAIR SENDS CAMPBELL TO BRUSSELS TO HELP SPIN THE BOMBING OF SERBIA

16 April 1999 As of 16 April 1999, it was three weeks into the bombing campaign against Serbia and the RAF was still regularly missing its targets.  The assault was not only flattening extensive areas of Belgrade, killing many civilians and creating a huge flood of refugees but it was also provoking Serb forces in…

1990-1999 | Backing dictatorships | Chile

28 OCTOBER

SHIP’S CREW SAVED BUT ‘NOT EVEN ANY OF OUR CLOTHES OR ONE SLAVE.’ [ 28 October 1763 ] The London registered Phoenix was carrying 332 slaves crammed into its hold from Africa towards Maryland on the United States’ mid-Atlantic coastline. BRITAIN’S HIGH COURT – CHILEAN’S TYRANT PINOCHET CAN’T BE PROSECUTED [ 28 October 1998 ]…

1990-1999 | Iraq

19 FEBRUARY

PILOT’S CONFESSION UNDERMINES PRETEXT OF BOMBING IRAQ TO PROTECT KURDS [ 19 February 1998 ] On 19 February 1998, Flight Lieutenant John Nichols made an enlightening, but shocking, admission during a World in Action discussion on ITV. He explained that when he was based at a Turkish airfield to patrol Northern Iraq, there were also…