Matt Kennard

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Matt Kennard (born 1983 in London) is a British author and journalist who has written for the New Statesman, The Guardian and the Financial Times.[1]

In June 2019, Craig Murray wrote:

"Something else which revealed the truth of the way the political world now operates, and which again did not get nearly the media attention it deserves, was Matt Kennard’s stunning revelation of the way The Guardian has been taken over by the security services.[2] I have been explaining for years that the Guardian has become the security services’ news outlet of choice, and it is very helpful to have documentation to prove it."[3]


In 2006, while a student journalist, Matt Kennard accused then Leeds University lecturer Frank Ellis of racism and was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme.[4] During this period, Kennard wrote for the Leeds Student magazine.[5]

Dershowitz v. Finkelstein

Matt Kennard also broke the story in the University of California, Los Angeles student paper, the Daily Bruin, of attempts by Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz to suppress the publication of Norman Finkelstein's "Beyond Chutzpah" by the University of California Press in 2005.[6] Dershowitz made accusations against him.[7]

Julian Assange

Matt Kennard wrote:

"The treatment of Julian Assange by The Guardian has been so disgusting it's beyond words. He took all the risk. Will probably never experience freedom again. And they just collected their awards and turned the newspaper into one big attack sheet. No campaign to free him. Nothing."[8]

GCHQ in schools

In 2020 he started to report about GCHQ recruiting efforts in UK schools.


Matt Kennard is the author of "Irregular Army: How the US Military Recruited Neo-Nazis, Gang Members, and Criminals to Fight the War on Terror" published by Verso Books[9] and "The Racket: A Rogue Reporter vs. the Masters of the Universe" published by Zed Books. Kennard is the Deputy Director of the "Centre for Investigative Journalism.[10]


Documents by Matt Kennard

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Assange Judge is 40-year "good friend" of Minister who orchestrated his arrestArticle2 December 2021Julian Assange
Alan Duncan
William Hague
Wafic Saïd
Lenín Moreno
David Ross
Ian Burnett
Julian Assange’s fate lies in the hands of an Appeal Judge who is a close friend of Sir Alan Duncan - the former Foreign Office minister who called Assange a “miserable little worm” in Parliament
Document:Five questions for new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer about his UK and US national security establishment linksArticle5 June 2020Wikileaks
Julian Assange
Jonathan Evans
John Scarlett
Eliza Manningham-Buller
Trilateral Commission
Eric Holder
David Omand
Jeremy Corbyn
Binyam Mohamed
Keir Starmer
David Neuberger
David Leppard
Keir Starmer did not become leader to help Labour win, but to restore establishment control over the party and vanquish the heretics that dared defy its agenda. For the forces he truly represents, the project has been a smashing success.


A Quote by Matt Kennard

Marjorie Thompson“Another Labour figure who has had an experience with the BAP is Emma Dent Coad who was the party’s first ever MP for Kensington, serving from 2017-19, and is now leader of the Labour Group on the borough’s council. 

She told Declassified that a friend who was a senior official in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) tried to recruit her to the BAP in the 1980s. Coad later found out this person “worked with the CIA”.  At the time, the US government had, according to an official memo leaked to the Washington Post, initiated a "propaganda exercise in Britain, aimed at neutralising the efforts of CND".

“In the late 80s, I was a journalist working in design and architecture and very busy at the time, travelling around a lot and writing for various magazines,” Coad told us. “At the time, a local friend who was senior in CND started talking to me about this project that she was involved in." "She basically said that if I was able to go to Washington and give a talk about the work I was doing, I’d have a lovely dinner, it would all be paid for, and then I’d be part of this international group who were just trying to improve life," Coad added. “Then I would be part of that group forever and I’d be invited to things periodically, and it would give me a really good profile."

Coad thought about it and discussed it with her then husband. "But I just felt there was something a bit smelly about it frankly,” she says. “It didn’t ring true, something so generous just for me being there, so I politely declined." 

“Later I found out what the British-American Project was all about," she adds. “Then I found out a couple of years later that this friend – who had by then moved out of the area and I’d lost contact with her – worked with the CIA, and I was absolutely appalled."

Coad says she was good friends with the husband of the alleged CIA operative, and that he told her she was working for the agency as soon as he found out. 

"There was something not quite right. I was just a jobbing journalist really, in a faintly glamorous environment, why would I be of interest to this international group?"

But Coad can understand why she was a target. "I’ve always been a socialist, I always had those values from school,” she says. “I was political at college, at university, I had roles in the unions, I’d always been political. So clearly she knew that."

She adds: “I started writing a book on Spanish design architecture, so I was busy, and I think my stock was rising at the time. The recruiter was very prominent in CND, which I supported.”

After Coad was told about the CIA connection "it began to drop into place," she says. Coad then looked up the recruiter who had moved on from CND to PR firm Saatchi & Saatchi, which has funded the BAP. 

“I thought, ‘that’s interesting, a bit of a leap from what they were doing before’. I thought it was very strange that they would go from CND to working for a right-wing advertising agency, so it rang true, and I believed it.””


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:The Broader View Reveals the Ugliest of Prospectsblog post17 June 2019Craig MurrayI find it hard to believe that I live in times where Julian Assange suffers as he does for telling the truth, where a dedicated anti-racist like Jeremy Corbyn is subjected to daily false accusations of racism and to US and security service backed efforts to thwart his democratic prospects, where the most laughable false flag is paraded to move us towards war with Iran, and where there is no semblance of a genuinely independent media.
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