ARTICLE: Talking with John Kiriakou: "To me, mass surveillance is the definition of a fascist regime"

By Tarquin Ramsay

CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou exposed the ill-treatment of al Qaeda suspects held in secret prisons. He tells Tarquin Ramsay about the psychological and societal impact of being surveilled.

Happy International Women's Day!

To celebrate International Women's Day, we created a playlist of videos featuring inspiring women we have had the privilege of speaking with. Kathleen Cleaver talks about the importance of unity and collaboration in establishing the Black Panthers. Erin Pizzey discusses the huge challenges she faces in setting up the UK's first ever women's refuge. Sylvia Boyes talks about the importance of peaceful direct action. Angela Phillips tells us about being a founding member of the Spare Rib team and the impact that magazine had on women's ability to produce journalism.


As part of the V&A exhibition, You Say You Want A Revolution?,  newsPeeks, was invited to explore the concept of social change. Whether it's 1966 or 2016, one thing that hasn't changed much is how people organise and campaign for social and political advancement.

Amidst rising political and social division, newsPeeks united the voices of key activists and political theorists such as Noam Chomsky, Kathleen Cleaver, Devon Thomas, Angela Phillips, Erin Pizzey, Peter Tatchell, Sylvia Boyes, Peter Kennard, and Red Saunders, with prominent young activists and writers such as Wail Qasim, Becka Hudson, Alon Aviram, Yas Necati, Joe Todd, Muneera Williams and Barbara Ntumyto understand how we got to where we are today, and what can be done about it.