Necessity Still Breeds Ingenuity - Archive of SQUALL MAGAZINE 1992-2006

Features

In-depth articles - political analysis, interviews and investigative reports


WTF was, or is, SQUALL?
In a nutshell. Written for 2019 website re-launch - May-2019

A PROPER GRILLING
The McLibel trial and the legal aftermath reaches its climax at the end of 2004 - 12-Dec-2004

WHO MURDERED WPC YVONNE FLETCHER?
Investigation into controversial shooting of a British policewoman - 25-Mar-2004

FROM STRATEGY TO EXECUTION
More evidence on long term US intent on Iraq - 14-Jan-2004

RECLAIMING THE NEWS
A short history of Indymedia UK - 12-Jan-2004

KIDNAPPING THE MYTH
Who owns Father Christmas? - 12-Dec-2003

WORLD DOMINATION ENTERPRISES
Investigation into Halliburton's corporate interests in Iran - 30-Oct-2003

THE PEROXIDE SPOOK AND THE 25c ARMED PICKET LINE
Oil workers conditions in occupied Iraq - 27-Oct-2003

SILENCED EXPERTS
Senior US analysts on being ignored by Bush over Iraq - 12-Jun-2003

MR BLUSH AND THE BOMBS OF DEMOCRACY
A diary from inside Baghdad - 17-Apr-2003

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE EXODUS COLLECTIVE? Part One
Interview with former spokesman Glenn Jenkins - 11-Feb-2003

SHOUTING, SWEARING AND POLITICS Part 2
Second extract from a new book of cutting edge hilarity - 06-Feb-2003

VENCEREMOS VENEZUELA
Global big business attempting coup in Venezuela - 06-Jan-2003

SHOUTING, SWEARING AND POLITICS Part 1
Comic original recalls the birth of the modern UK alt comedy - 13-Dec-2002

BIG BUSINESS JETS IN
Investigation into massive executive airport development at Farnborough - 18-Nov-2002

FLOGGING HACKNEY
Investigation into privatisation of local government - 24-Oct-2002

THE REVOLUTION WAS NOT TELEVISED
Report on the role of TV soap operas in Venezuelan coup attempt - 28-Sep-2002

DANGEROUS RUBBISH
Investigation into South Wales landfill mountain and ill health - 16-Aug-2002

DOSH AND THE DIGITALS
Investigation into the regulators of British digital media - 13-Aug-2002

CAUTION TO A NUCLEAR WIND
Investigation into radioactive pollution in Cardiff - 24-Jun-2002

NAILING THE DISSENTER
Mark Barnsley - a miscarriage of justice - 12-Jun-2002

CREATIVE VANDALISM
Out and about with Banksy in London - 30-May-2002

THE 48 HOUR COUP
Investigation into CIA involvement in recent failed coup in Venezuela - 10-May-2002

RESIDENT REVOLUTION
Radical inner-city regeneration in Luton - 23-Apr-2002

SHOWDOWN IN PRAGUE
Czech art squatters face eviction - 19-Apr-2002

EXPEDIENT TERROR
The Miami Five - terrorism investigators jailed in US - 25-Mar-2002

THE PRESIDENT'S FAVOURITE TERRORISTS
Terrorist cells in Florida - 12-Feb-2002

CULTURE SHOCKS IN THE DOCKS
Dutch squatters present underground extravaganza - Dec-2001

BEHIND THE LINES
Life inside Iraq following the invasion - Nov-2001

LOST IN NEWSAK
Major UK news buried in Sept 11 aftermath - Sept-2001

IT'S BURNING MAN
Report from the extraordinary Burning Man Festival, Nevada desert - Sept-2001

CASHING IN THE COPPERS
Investigation into creeping privatisation of British police force - 2001

GLOBO-COPS
Investigation into new gobal law enforcement group - 2001

PRIVATES ON PARADE
Investigation into creeping privatisation of the British Army - 2001

COMIC CONTEST
Is election coverage anything more than a game of celebrity squares with big advert breaks? David Edwards discovers more evidence to sink the stubborn mainstream myth of a free press - May-2001

SILENT BUT DEADLY
Jim Carey investigates how a huge US-based corporation has the full backing of the UK government for its plans to turn Plymouth into a nuclear waste dump - 26-April-2001

VIVA ZAPATISTA!
In Mexico for the Zapatista march to the Mexican capital in March 2001, Shaymus King interviews a young Zapatista guerilla in La Morelia - 11-April-2001

ARMS WRESTLING
A new European agreement is set to ease the path for more corporate arms sales. And, as Solomon Hughes finds out, commercial confidentiality is being used as the government's get-out clause - 11-April-2001

AIN'T NO STOPPING THEM NOW
Steve Wright talks with Hobo from Radio Sherwood, a media project closely linked with Italian activists, Ya Basta!, about the motivations for their militancy, inflated padding and white overalls - Spring-2001

HEAVY WEATHER
Is global warming a natural phenomenon or a man made cascade? Neil Goodwin interviews Dr Mike Hulme from the Tyndal Centre for Climate Change Research - 28-Feb-2001

THE CORPORATION RULES UK
Mathew Carr investigates how the UK government helped a transnational corporation do the dirty on Derbyshire - Early-2001

MARRED OPINIONS
The appointment of Andrew Marr as the BBC's new Chief Political Editor poses a serious threat to the boasted honesty and integrity of their 'impartial' news and analysis - August-2000

TALKING WITH TONE
An extensive chat with Tony Benn MP about life, the universe and how to keep to your principles when others plum for the money - 2000

SANCTIONING IRAQ
Squall interviews the former assistant secretary general of the United Nations who resigned in protest over the effects of western sanctions on Iraq - 2000

CRONY SCIENCE
Veterinary organophosphates may have played a crucial part in the outbreak of BSE. Has the impartiality of public science been entirely lost to corporations? - 2000

CORPORATE COPS
A remarkable out-of-court police settlement with widespread implications for the relationship between big business and the police - July-2000

UNTHINKABLE THOUGHTS
Harold Pinter - one of the UK's most esteemed theatre and screen writersgives his thoughts on western politics and why the mainstream media attempt to ostracise him as just an angry old man - 2000

STRIDENT AGAINST TRIDENT
With the United States poised to introduce a new star wars programme, and with more world states acquiring nuclear capabilities, no group has done more to highlight current issues surrounding nuclear arsenals than the stridently active Trident Ploughshares 2000 - 2000

PRAGUE A GO GO BOOM
The IMF and World Bank will hold its 55th annual summit in Prague. Thousands of anti-capitalist protestors will be there too - August-2000.

ACTIVE ON THE AIRWAVES
Interference FM, the pirate radio politico's - 2000

METAPHYSICAL GRAFFITI
An art activist from Bristol has been causing a right ol' stir with his brazen approach to conscious graffiti - July-2000

THE REVOLUTION WILL BE FUNKY
During Gil Scott Heron's recent visit to the UK Mike Powers caught up the man to discover that street politics are still informing his grooves - June-2000

PRAISE FROM THE LORD!
Lord Andrew Howland, the Marquess of Tavistock's son and estate manager, decided to enter into negotiations with Exodus - May-2000

MAD COW COVER UP
BSE the result of a commercial pesticide? One man says so despite being shot at and having his house burnt down - mid-2000

GAIA'S SLAP - ATMOSFEAR IN THE 21st CENTURY
Sixty one British meteorological records broken over the last 20 years, climate change and global warming are cause for major concern - May-2000

KOWTOWING TO THE CHINESE
How governments across the world subjugated their own people in order to keep the Chinese president grinning - May-2000

A NEW DEAL DOWN ON THE FARM?
A multi-ethnic housing estate, on which many of Exodus Collective of Luton were born and live, is coming together in a New Deal for Communities bid - Spring-2000

RAISING TERROR
The Terrorism Bill currently hurrying through parliament could be one of the most liberty-corrosive pieces of legislation for decades - March-2000

THE BEACH - COUNTDOWN TO DOOMSDAY
Filmmaker and writer, Neil Goodwin, reveals how Leonardo DiCaprio's latest Hollywood offering has ripped up paradise - Feb-2000

WHO'S POLICING THE POLICE?
A prominent European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) has been censored by one particular nation under investigation: the UK - 2000

K.O. THE WTO
Why the world is suddenly taking a stance against the WTO and its stealthy ambitions - Dec-1999

US SAYS NO TO CASTRO FOR WTO
In a letter to a US congressman, Fidel Castro has listed the attempts to prevent him attending the recent WTO conference in Seattle - Dec-1999

GETTING AWAY WITH IT
Si Mitchell reviews another gargantuan miscarriage of justice, interviews famous victims of past miscarriages, and discovers that corrupt policemen are still escaping legal reproach? - Nov-1999

TRADE OFFISH
Activists are achieving unprecedented success in redefining globalisation as a dirty word - the World Trade Organisation attempts to improve its public image. - Nov-1999

STILL GETTING GRILLED
With the McLibel Two launching further legal volleys, anti-McDonald's campaigns across the world are attracting more popular support than ever - Nov-1999

BANGIN' IN BANGA
The second conference of People's Global Action took place in Bangalore in the southern Indian state of Karnataka - Sept-1999

DEATH INC: Weapons Technology For The Third Millenium
The largest ever government backed arms sale on UK soil took place in September '99, confirming Britain's position as the second biggest arms dealer in the world - Sept-1999

MURDERING THE TRUTH?
British Secret Service and CIA implemented in killing WPC Yvonne Fletcher in 1984? - 1999

AMPLIFICATION & CONFRONTATION
Massive police operation against Exodus sound system - 1999

BEDS. POLICE ON THE ROCKS
Exodus Mum wins back licence - 1999

SUN, SEA & SOCIALISMO!
Squall in Cuba - Part 1 - July-1999

FUGEES' SAD SONG
Refugees flee civil war and famine in Sudan. Is there shelter in Sussex? - 1999

Tales Of Trees And Tunnels
Eviction of protest camps at Manchester Airport

Assemblies Of Celebration, Assemblies Of Dissent
An overview of recent decades of festivals, raves, travellers and protesters

Done Romanies?
Persecution of Eastern European Romanies

INTRODUCING SQUALL: FRESH FLAVOUR IN THE MEDIA SOUP
An introduction to SQUALL, written as a chapter for George McKay's book 'DiY Culture', 1998, Verso.


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