Michaela Whitton

Michaela Whitton is an independent journalist and photographer based in the South of England. After living for periods of time in the Middle East, her special interests are Palestine and Israel, human rights and nonviolent movements.

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By Michaela Whitton On Sunday, June 26th, 2016

French Cops Claim They’re Too Tired to Keep Policing Massive Protests

Michaela Whitton (AM) : Months of mass demonstrations and violence linked to the Euro 2016 football tournament have left French police begging for mercy. A heated combination of protests against controversial changes More...

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By Michaela Whitton On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Thousands Protest Around the World on 4th Anniversary of Julian Assange’s Exile

Michaela Whitton (AM) : On Sunday, ten cities across the world participated in “First they came for Assange.” The global event marked the fourth anniversary since WikiLeaks chief began his self-imposed detention More...

By Michaela Whitton On Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Anonymous Hacker Hijacked ISIS’ Twitter, Made Accounts Proudly Gay for Orlando

Michaela Whitton (AM) : Following last week’s mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, a hacker took revenge on the Islamic State after they celebrated the attack with a series of sick tweets. Homophobia More...

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By Michaela Whitton On Friday, June 17th, 2016

British MP Jo Cox Gunned Down in Street, Brexit Campaigns Suspended

Michaela Whitton (AM) :  A British MP has died after being shot and stabbed during an attack in her constituency. Jo Cox, a 41-year-old mother of two young children, was attacked at lunchtime on Thursday outside More...

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By Michaela Whitton On Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

This Company Will Spy on Your Social Media Profiles for Your Landlord

Michaela Whitton (AM) :  A new startup is selling details of the online activity log of your life, taking the screening of potential new housing tenants to a new level. Not dissimilar to China’s Sesame Credit More...

Indiscriminate shelling of residential areas and medical facilities in  Yemen are the order of the day. (archives)
By Michaela Whitton On Thursday, June 9th, 2016

UN Thinks Killing Children is Bad, Unless You’re Saudi Arabia

Michaela Whitton (AM) : The U.N. has caved to pressure and removed Saudi Arabia from a blacklist of states and groups that kill children. Saudi Arabia’s U.S.-backed military coalition was recently listed among More...

Left of centre. EPA/Will Oliver
By Michaela Whitton On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn: British Mainstream Media “Obsessed” With Damaging Me

Michaela Whitton (AM) : Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has launched an attack on the British mainstream media, labeling aspects of the industry shallow, facile, and misinformed. The opposition leader’s angst about More...

UK PM David Cameron. File image courtesy of PA Wire.
By Michaela Whitton On Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Media Blackout: Tory Election Fraud Investigation Could Void Voting Results

Michaela Whitton (AM) :  With the E.U. debate fiercely dominating the U.K. press, news that more than a dozen police forces are investigating the systematic abuse of election rules by the Conservative party has More...

The evil empire? Stefan Rousseau/PA
By Michaela Whitton On Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Mafia Expert Reveals Which Country Is the “Most Corrupt on Earth”

MIchaela Whitton (AM) : When someone who has spent more than a decade exposing the criminal underbelly of the Italian mafia calls a country the “most corrupt on earth,” it’s time to sit up and listen. This More...

BBC it again
By Michaela Whitton On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Sex Pistols Frontman Banned From BBC for Blowing Whistle on Powerful Paedophile

Michaela Whitton (AM) : John Lydon, also known by his former stage name, Johnny Rotten, has explained what happened when he tried to blow the whistle on Jimmy Savile — long before hundreds of allegations of sexual More...