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'''Terror:''' Setting the terrorism agenda in the UK: [[Paul Wilkinson]] - and in the US: [[Terrorexpertise:Georgetown_University|Georgetown University]]
'''Alcohol''' [[Keepers of the Quaich]] A taste of the power of the beverage alcohol industry.   

Revision as of 21:00, 8 May 2009

Welcome to SpinProfiles

Welcome to SpinProfiles—your guide to networks of power, lobbying and deceptive PR. Spinprofiles is a project of Spinwatch and several other organisations. (More about SpinProfiles here)

SpinProfiles portals

Alcohol | Foodspin | GM Watch | Israel Lobby | Lobbying | MEPedia | Neoconservatives | Northern Ireland | Nuclear Spin | Pharma | Propaganda | Scotland | Spooks | Terror Expertise | Water

SpinProfiles documents the PR and propaganda activities of public relations firms and the public relations industry engaged in managing and manipulating public perception, opinion and policy. SpinProfiles also includes profiles on think tanks, front groups funded by industry and industry-friendly experts who work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of transnational corporations or other special interests.

SpinProfiles focuses on transparency issues by profiling and cataloging the activities of lobbyists, lobbying firms and other corporate lobby groups.

Propaganda in war and peace and the activities of states in deceptive communications and special interest lobbying is also a focus with major collections of articles on British propaganda, the theory and practice of counterinsurgency, the neoconservatives, the Israel lobby and the terror experts and the associated terrorism industry, which do so much to distort public policy in the 'war on terror'. SpinProfiles also documents the propaganda, disinformation, and covert action activities of states, intelligence agencies, and their associated networks.

SpinProfiles has a policy of strict referencing, and is overseen by an editor and several associate portal editors.

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What's new

Genetically modified food: How lobby group Sense About Science failed to disclose the GM interests of the authors of a guide to GM for the public: Nothing to declare – GM guide’s two-faced science

Neocons: Committee on the Present Danger - Six decades of war propaganda

Northern Ireland: Military Reaction Force - How the Army ran loyalists and republicans in the early years of the 'dirty war'

Pharma: The cervical cancer vaccination debate: Cervarix or Gardasil?

Policing: How the 'extremist' threat is whipped up as an excuse to expand policing powers: National Extremism Tactical Co-ordination Unit

Terror: Setting the terrorism agenda in the UK: Paul Wilkinson - and in the US: Georgetown University

Alcohol Keepers of the Quaich A taste of the power of the beverage alcohol industry.


MEPedia profiles current Members of the European Parliament focusing in particular on issues of transparency, conflict of interest and the revolving door.

Check out the pages of our current MEPs who are running for another term in the European Parliament. Featured MEP candidates:

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The Alcohol industry and policy

The alcohol portal aims to examine governance processes in the area of alcohol and public policy. The portal aims to make connections between the alcohol industry, public policy makers and their relationships with the media, scientists and current research and debates within the field. You can see all pages on Alcohol here. The portal focuses in large part on the most important policy actor which is the Alcohol Industry and its personnel, and in particular tries to uncover the links between the industry, Alcohol Lobby Groupsand Alcohol Lobbyists and PR people. We also focus on the Alcohol NGO's, often poorly funded and struggling to raise public health issues against the plethora of other Alcohol Policy Groups and indeed the often covertly industry funded Alcohol Front Groups. Lastly we also focus on the issue of the science of alcohol and examine the role that Alcohol Science and Scientists play in the policy process.

Propaganda, conflict and war

Propaganda | Terror Experts and institutions | Neoconservative networks | Counterinsurgency

Regional conflicts

Israel Lobby | The Conflict in the North of Ireland | Iraq War 2003 | Targeting Iran

Elite networks and corporate power

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  1. Conservative Party (60 links)
  2. George W. Bush (46 links)
  3. Ronald Reagan (44 links)
  4. General Motors (38 links)
  5. AT&T (36 links)
  6. Bill Clinton (36 links)
  7. House of Lords (36 links)
  8. United Nations (36 links)
  9. John Major (32 links)
  10. Henry Kissinger (31 links)
  11. National Security Council (30 links)
  12. Bank of England (29 links)
  13. Deutsche Bank (28 links)
  14. Chevron (28 links)
  15. Marks & Spencer (27 links)
  16. American Express (27 links)
  17. Home Office (26 links)
  18. Boeing (26 links)
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There is an automatically updated page which includes the pages which have been signaled by SpinProfiles Users as most wanted. In addition there is a page which includes a list of Things you can do to help.

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Spinprofiles history

SpinProfiles is a collaborative venture initiated by Spinwatch in collaboration with Lobbywatch, GM Watch Red Star Research and Corporate Watch, but put into effect by a wide variety of volunteers and independent researchers.

Contributors are now working on 18,526 articles.

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