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Iain Overton

Iain Overton

@iainoverton

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Following2.1k
Likes10.2k

Investigates | run charity @aoav | wrote The Price of Paradise / Gun Baby Gun | @Guardian @openDemocracy @BylineTimes | Peabody/BAFTA/Amnesty | lecturer

Got soul but I’m not a soldier
Joined on June 2009

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Iain Overton
4 months ago

My book on the history of suicide bombing was described by Christina Lamb in the Sunday Times as a ‘must-read’, and by Anthony Loyd as ‘outstanding’.

Buy here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Price-Paradise-Iain-Overton/dp/1787470857 

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Carole Cadwalladr
16 hours ago

Banks has dropped claim against 1 talk & tweet. BUT he's carrying on with TED talk & tweet 2. Sigh. I'm SO VERY grateful to everyone who gave to crowdfunder. But I've ringfenced that in case of costs. And am launching this to help pay current legal fees https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/support-me-against-arron-banks/ 

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Carole Cadwalladr
16 hours ago

Right. I have some GOOD NEWS! That legal case that Arron Banks is bringing against me? The one described as a "chilling" threat to journalism by press freedom organisations? He's dropped TWO of the cases against me. Hallebloodylujah. 🎉🎉🎉

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Carole Cadwalladr
15 hours ago

Journalists: a warning. You are not safe. The TED talk he's suing over? I made almost exactly same claim here, a year earlier. And there's no NUJ support for libel. No guarantee your news organisation will financially support you. We are all vulnerable. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/16/arron-banks-nigel-farage-leave-brexit-russia-connection?CMP=share_btn_tw 

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alexandra hall hall
1 day ago

This is how Vladimir Putin does press conferences https://twitter.com/iainoverton/status/1220109075624747008 

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IEDs are a global problem spanning across conflicts, crime and terrorism.Nearly 50 countries had at least 1 casualty from an improvised explosive device in 2017.UNIDIR is supporting States in addressing this threat. Watch and learn more below.

IEDs are a global problem spanning across conflicts, crime and terrorism.

Nearly 50 countries had at least 1 casualty from an improvised explosive device in 2017.

UNIDIR is supporting States in addressing this threat. Watch and learn more below.

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The man will treat everything as a gaming analogy, ignoring the harm this pointless game has had on so many lives in this country and beyond. https://twitter.com/BBCPolitics/status/1220112390383161345 

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Dangerous and outta Cummings' playbook

1. Stop giving interviews to hostile journalists
2. Threaten BBC if they ask hard questions
3. Create 'People's questions' with carefully curated list of questions
4. Only speak to press that supports your agenda

How democracy doesn't work https://twitter.com/BorisJohnson/status/1220029136552579073 

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Iain Overton
1 day ago

Important. https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/dark-money-investigations/freedom-of-information-is-broken-help-us-fix-it/ 

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Carole Cadwalladr
1 day ago
Arrive in Brussels. Exit Eurostar. And who’s first person I see? Only #StopBrexitSteve en route to say goodbye to the European Parliament. ‘I’m #WhyBrexitSteve now’ he says & shows off new hat worn first time today.  Love Brexit or loathe it, all respect to his fighting spirit..

Arrive in Brussels. Exit Eurostar. And who’s first person I see? Only #StopBrexitSteve en route to say goodbye to the European Parliament. ‘I’m #WhyBrexitSteve now’ he says & shows off new hat worn first time today. Love Brexit or loathe it, all respect to his fighting spirit..

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Iain Overton
1 day ago

Last night one of my students - a Greek national - was explaining how she loved making small animated clips for social media.

I so wanted to say 'beware Greeks bearing gifs'.

I didn't.

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Drug gang violence in Sweden linked to 60% increase in bomb blasts https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/16/drug-gang-violence-in-sweden-linked-to-60-bomb-blasts-increase?CMP=share_btn_tw 

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Iain Overton
1 day ago
Brexit HQ

Brexit HQ

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Iain Overton
1 day ago

My call in this Daily Mail story for military charities to be spending and researching the harm of conflict right now, as opposed to cost cutting, profiteering or hoarding funds. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7913661/SUE-REID-veterans-gunning-British-Legion.html 

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Uh, so apparently they restored the Ghent Altarpiece and

Uh, so apparently they restored the Ghent Altarpiece and

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Randy Rainbow
3 days ago
🎶Who can cheat like The Don, Who can eat like The Don, Who might start World War III with a tweet like The Don..🎶#ThatDon #IMPOTUS #ImpeachmentHoax #KeepAmericaDisney 🍻🌈🙄🇺🇸

🎶Who can cheat like The Don, Who can eat like The Don, Who might start World War III with a tweet like The Don..🎶#ThatDon #IMPOTUS #ImpeachmentHoax #KeepAmericaDisney 🍻🌈🙄🇺🇸

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Oliver Darcy
2 days ago

New York Times: @ggreenwald charged by prosecutors in Brazil with cybercrimes https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/21/world/americas/glenn-greenwald-brazil-cybercrimes.html 

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Iain Overton
2 days ago

I am sure there will be a few people who will want this little baby. https://www.cisionjobs.co.uk/job/100010/the-telegraph-middle-east-correspondent-beirut-/?fbclid=IwAR2fWBR9jahyohZwv90tSVTsA7zBtec-cqrPbU2VGFpCx5v9GGB8wToluss 

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There’s another military charity, smaller, that has total funds of about £650k. Last year it spent £1600. No kidding.

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Iain Overton
2 days ago

I am in a state of denial about leaving the EU. Those many who didn’t want to leave have felt our voices muted, only to be replaced by sentiments of grief, impotency and rejection. This crisis in the liberal centre runs deep, and has no figurehead to find solace under.

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Iain Overton
3 days ago

Pretty damning take down of @hilarymv's editorship https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/jan/20/question-time-jump-the-shark-laurence-fox?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other 

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