Springtime for Putin?

My latest column in SPEAR’S takes a look at how the deepening isolationism in the West is proving to be very fruitful territory for Russia’s Vladimir Putin – but don’t mistake it for strategic success. Putin is largely a distraction from the more difficult questions of what forces have put us in the place we […]

Thailand’s Exit From Democracy – A Fait Accompli Enforced Down A Gun Barrel

On Sunday 7th August 2016 ordinary Thais were forced, at gun point, to take part in the junta’s sordid “Constitution Referendum”. These hardworking and decent Thai people did so knowing that if they campaigned against the referendum they could be arrested, tried in a military court and thrown into one of Thailand’s horrific prisons for […]

British Envoy Comments on Gülen’s Role in Coup Attempt

This weekend Hurriyet has published a very interesting interview with Richard Moore, the U.K. ambassador to Ankara, who comments on the recent attempted military coup against the elected government. Moore is emphatic that there was no intervention on behalf of the U.K. or United States, and also elaborates his opinion on Gülen’s involvement. You are […]

Translated Testimony of Gen. Hulusi Akar

Below is a complete English translation of the testimony given by General Chief of Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces Hulusi Akar to prosecutors. This document was originally leaked in the newspaper Hurriyet, and represents a direct link between the coup leaders and Fethullah Gülen. General Akar was held hostage by other members of the […]

How Gülen Has Fooled the U.S.

In reading this excellent article in Hurriyet by Ezgi Başaran on Fethullah Gülen’s false image as a moderate, peace-loving visionary, I couldn’t help but sympathize with the experience described in her introduction: “Approximately two months ago, I was sitting across a table from two British academics who pin themselves as Turkey experts. The conversation became […]

The Real Face of Fethullah Gülen

It is widely known that Fethullah Gülen has invested millions of dollars into creating and sustaining a false public image (the story of how a Foreign Policy poll was rigged is but one example). For the most part, the investment has been successful – the majority of the media reports coming out this past week […]

Thailand’s DemExit Referendum

WARNING: SHARING OR DISTRIBUTING THIS ARTICLE IN THAILAND COULD RESULT IN 10 YEARS IN PRISON. It’s now more than two years since the the Thai Army rolled their tanks down Thailand’s roads and crushed that nation’s fragile democracy. Since then there’s been a stream of arrests, repression, corruption and inept, unaccountable governance of the kind […]

Faced with Facts, Harmony Public Schools Default to More Lies

As many readers of this blog are aware, my law firm is currently engaged in a global investigation into the unlawful activities of a secretive organization overseen by Fethullah Gülen, who controls some 150 U.S. charter schools through opaque fronts. Part of this investigation has brought us to Texas, where the Gülen-affiliated Harmony Public Schools […]

Austria Alters Law on Restitution

We urge the global Jewish community to study the case of Stephan Templ[1] as the Austrian government has appeared to alter its laws on restitution through the use of extraordinary discretion. Austria’s actions in this case set a new precedent whereby if currently state-owned property was once looted from your family, Austria will return it […]

TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY URGED TO INVESTIGATE MISAPPROPRIATION OF PUBLIC FUNDS, DISCRIMINATION AND SELF-DEALING BY HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The following press release was issued via wire this morning. Please visit GulenInvestigation.com for copies of the complaint. AUSTIN, May 24, 2016 — The law firm Amsterdam & Partners LLP has filed a formal Complaint against Harmony Public Schools (Harmony), urging the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to conduct a full investigation into Harmony based on […]