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About Carol Anne Grayson

Based: UK

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Pakistan government shames itself over Israeli drone connection… no friend to Gazans

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sat 4th Apr 2015
Last year July 2014, Mansoor Jaffar, a senior journalist for Al Arabiya, wrote a scathing article critcizing Pakistan for its “zombie-like response" to the Gaza killings... [read more]

Penrose Inquiry: “Bad Blood”, biological terrorism and cover-up under a failed western democracy

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sat 28th Mar 2015
The Penrose Inquiry, the public inquiry into the circumstances in which patients treated by the NHS in Scotland became infected with Hepatitis C, HIV, or both, through the use of blood or blood products published its Final Report on Wednesday, 25 March 2015... [read more]

Farkhunda and Lahore killings: Acts of violent sexual perversion by “out of control” men

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sun 22nd Mar 2015
The men who attacked Farkhunda and their supporters are deluded if they think their actions were in defence of Allah... [read more]
 

Newcastle Unites to give Pegida the push: One message “We’re black and white”

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sat 7th Mar 2015
As expected the people of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne with a reputation the world over for their friendly attitude and tolerance took to the streets of Newcastle today with a very simple but strong message to Pegida... [read more]

John Cantlie writes from within Islamic State captivity… what messages should we take from his article?

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sun 15th Feb 2015
Freedom of speech and expression has become a much debated concept depending who interprets and how it is defined... [read more]

Two activists pay tribute to Palestinian minister killed at human rights day ceremony

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sun 21st Dec 2014
Planting a tree should be a joyous occasion, new life, growth and the fruits of labour but not in the West Bank where this simple act cost Palestinian minister, Ziad Abu Ein (55) his life... [read more]
 

“We Stand With Shaker”: Tortured, ill, detained in Guantanamo, join new campaign to bring him home

by Carol Anne Grayson

Tue 25th Nov 2014
A new campaign is being launched by independent journalist Andy Worthington calling for his release from Guantanamo.... [read more]

Deaths in detention: Defence of Human Rights group in Pakistan on a “high- risk” mission to Swat

by Carol Anne Grayson

Wed 19th Nov 2014
Many innocent people have become victims of the state in Pakistan as successive governments assisted the US with its War on Terror operations after 9/11... [read more]
 

Pakistan Taliban: Omar Khalid Khorasani releases video urging the Mujahideen of Islamic State and JN to unite

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sun 5th Oct 2014
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Taliban Jammat-ul-Ahrar senior leader, Omar Khalid Khorasani, has released a new video (October 3rd, 2014) calling for a united front from “Mujahideen groups” around the world... [read more]

Pakistan Air Force: Could “retirement” and detention cases have a link to drone policy?

by Carol Anne Grayson

Tue 30th Sep 2014
A letter received by the author earlier this year may shed some light on the strange case of officers allegedly being penalized after seeking to take early retirement from the Pakistan Air Force and refused their requests... [read more]

Pakistan: Alleged target killer for ISI and Blackwater executed after “confessing” to assassinations during peace talks

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sun 14th Sep 2014
In recent days the name of the firm “Blackwater” has reared its ugly head once again with the trial of four men, part of an assignment contracted by the US State Department to provide “security” in Baghdad during 2007... [read more]
 

Farah, A Gazan “Anne Frank”

by Carol Anne Grayson

Tue 26th Aug 2014
Farah, who began blogging when she was just 12, sends her messages to be read by global audience, most of whom she will never meet... [read more]

Climbing High: Samina Baig first Pakistani woman to achieve “seven highest peaks” challenge

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sat 2nd Aug 2014
Samina Baig from the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan has once again made the news becoming the first female to summit all seven highest peaks in the seven continents in just under eight months... [read more]

Israel slates Gaza for fighting back but why the double standards on “resistance”?

by Carol Anne Grayson

Mon 28th Jul 2014
The Palestinians of Gaza consider themselves to be living within “occupied territory”, a fact recognised by the United Nations Human Rights Council and Human Rights Watch due to the fact that Israel maintains control of Gaza’s airspace, waters and borders... [read more]
 

Gaza genocide: Urgent plea from Dr Mads Gilbert (Shifa hospital)

by Carol Anne Grayson

Mon 21st Jul 2014
An open letter for help from Dr Mads Gilbert who is tending to the casualties at Shifa hospital, Gaza... [read more]

Chagos: Britain, the CIA and Diego Garcia – Something fishy going on?

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sat 28th Jun 2014
My attention was drawn by chance to another article on Diego Garcia in the Independent stating that the government must renegotiate with US over the use of the island for rendition flights.... [read more]

North Waziristan suffers a fierce bombardment, civilians traumatized by air strikes

by Carol Anne Grayson

Wed 11th Jun 2014
Carol Grayson reports on the latest airstrikes against North Waziristan... [read more]
 

FREE: Bowe Bergdahl exchanged for 5 Taliban captives

by Carol Anne Grayson

Mon 2nd Jun 2014
Carol Grayson reports on the release of Bowe Bergdahl, a US soldier held prisoner by the Taliban for five years... [read more]

Pakistan ambassador calls for ban on drones at UN conference as several persons reported killed in latest strike

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sat 24th May 2014
The CCW Meeting of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) took place from 13 to 16 May 2014 at the United Nations in Geneva... [read more]

Pakistan: Tear gassed, baton charged and detained for peaceful protest on missing persons

by Carol Anne Grayson

Wed 7th May 2014
The day started out with Amina Masood Janjua, Defence of Human Rights (DHR), rallying the relatives of “missing persons” in Pakistan... [read more]
 

Pakistan’s shame: Missing persons at epidemic proportions, campaigners call for urgent action

by Carol Anne Grayson

Wed 23rd Apr 2014
Carol Grayson highlights the campaign against enforced disappearances in Pakistan... [read more]

Censorship double standards: State terrorism websites vs insurgent websites

by Carol Anne Grayson

Fri 11th Apr 2014
Carol Grayson asks whether the CIA website should be banned as the organisation is implicated in torture and promotes violence... [read more]

Who is the terrorist? Drones, PTSD and the boy traumatised to death

by Carol Anne Grayson

Thu 27th Mar 2014
I am outraged at seeing the photo of Hamza Hassan Bin Dahaman, a Yemeni youth so traumatised at witnessing a drone strike that he never recovered from the experience... [read more]
 

Pakistani accountant raises concerns for human rights of foreign workers in Saudi, claims Labour Law “not working”

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sat 15th Mar 2014
Amendments have been made to Labour Law in Saudi Arabia to protect the rights of both foreign and Saudi workers, at least that is the theory but is it working in practice?... [read more]

Pakistan Taliban announce ceasefire and TTP commander Adnan Rashid writes on Mir Ali attack

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sat 8th Mar 2014
My announcement of a one month ceasefire by the Pakistan Taliban on Twitter was cautiously welcomed by some... [read more]

Pakistan: Warning letter on human rights abuses in state custody was ignored, Taliban kill 23 FC men in retaliation

by Carol Anne Grayson

Tue 4th Mar 2014
I express my deep sadness when hearing of the torture and unlawful killing of persons in state custody or the recent execution of 23 Frontier Corps (FC) soldiers by Tehrik -i-Taliban (TTP) Mohmand Agency.... [read more]
 

Missing Moazzam: For former Guantanamo detainee, the ordeal continues

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sat 1st Mar 2014
I am missing the presence of Moazzam Begg as an important contributor to the daily political debate on terrorism and counter-terrorism on social media... [read more]

Bowe Bergdahl, US soldier captured by Taliban: A reflection on his words and time for prisoner exchange

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sun 16th Feb 2014
Carol Grayson reports on the status of Bowe Bergdahl, an American held prisoner by the Taliban since 2009, and provides a transcript of the unedited version of a video of Bowe which the Taliban recently released... [read more]

Free Rolf Kaestel: The prisoner who blew the whistle on a prison blood scandal linked to Bill Clinton

by Carol Anne Grayson

Tue 11th Feb 2014
Most of us have read how difficult it has been for whistleblowers Julian Assange and Edward Snowdon since exposing state secrets, now imagine blowing the whistle from behind bars of one of America’s most notorious penitentiaries... [read more]
 

Pakistan, terrorism and torture: How I was radicalised by the state

by Carol Anne Grayson

Thu 30th Jan 2014
Mohammad Yahiya shares his personal experience of state terrorism and torture in this article... [read more]

PTSD: From pain to purpose, US veterans Hart and Ethan speak out

by Carol Anne Grayson

Tue 21st Jan 2014
I don’t claim to be any expert on rap music but seeing a photo of Snoop Dog in a smart jacket at the White House in the company of Obama was a bit of a let down... [read more]

The Afghan child “suicide” bomber and 8 year old Yemeni drone “spy”: Whose “truth” and whose “propaganda”?

by Carol Anne Grayson

Mon 13th Jan 2014
There is often online censorship on insurgents for alleged “propaganda” and instigating violence yet we do not see the same level of censorship for governments that churn out false information on Afghanistan and drone civilians... [read more]
 

Activists and Afghan Taliban slate Guantanamo and did US attempt to drone Bowe Bergdahl?

by Carol Anne Grayson

Thu 9th Jan 2014
Back in 2013 a number of human rights activists including myself joined a solidarity hunger strike with Guantanamo prisoners... [read more]

Doctors and Drones 2014: Interview with Tomasz Pierscionek on the updated Medact Report

by Carol Anne Grayson

Mon 6th Jan 2014
Journalist and researcher, Carol Anne Grayson, talks to Dr Tomasz Pierscionek about his involvement in campaigning against the use of armed drones ... [read more]

Time for a complete withdrawal in Afghanistan, we should never have invaded in the first place

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sat 4th Jan 2014
Journalist Carol Grayson was asked to write an article on the war in Afghanistan for a new magazine, Afghan Zariza, but was told that the “boss” thought it was “too inflammatory, so the article was banned from publication!... [read more]
 

Special Report: Interview with British “jihadis” and what you won’t read in the “Tackling Extremism in the UK” report

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sun 15th Dec 2013
British journalist, writer and film producer Carol Grayson conducts an exclusive interview with a member of the Taliban and a British born 'Jihadist' ... [read more]

Nelson Mandela: Lest we forget “Madiba” was supported from a Britain which is still riddled with prejudice and racial inequalities

by Carol Anne Grayson

Fri 13th Dec 2013
When I heard of the death of Nelson Mandela (age 95) I was transported back to another era and some uncomfortable images from the past... [read more]