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What's the reason fewer people in the West took cocaine during the recession? Don't ask the UN Office on Drugs & Crime... 
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... and here's the poster and trailer for The Notorious Mr Bout. It's showing at East London Film Festival on 24th June, with a live Meet the Writer audience Q&A by yours truly. http://www.traileraddict.com/the-notorious-mr-bout/trailer
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If you're in London next week, I'm doing a writer's Q&A for the audience at the UK premiere of arms-smuggling feature documentary 'The Notorious Mr Bout' at the super-trendy East End Film Festival. Come! Heckle!
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The Bible Predicted David Cameron's Christianity (PICTURE)

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Vogue Italia's editor being a little bit disingenuous here, I think.
 
Is fashion good for the status of women? This is Dan Damon, on air at 9 GMT, discussing the Vogue Italia edition spread Horror Show, which puts fashionable clothing in the setting of violence against women. Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani intended to raise awareness of the terrible abuse many women face. She told her team she wanted to use the magazine to communicate that "the horror of life is bigger than the one that you can see in the movies." But does the campaign work, or does it glamorise violence just to sell clothes? How do campaigners against violence get their message across in your society? Has the level of domestic abuse reduced where you live? Or has political instability made life for women even more dangerous?
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Jubilee line. London Bridge. Iguanas. That is all.
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"Didn't we do well?" What the Generation Game's prizes (crystal decanter and glasses!) and Blue Peter badges tell us about the Cold War... and how we ended up with the world we've got now. http://www.samiraahmed.co.uk/didnt-we-do-well-gameshows-the-iron-curtain/
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Ouch! "Most Native Advertising strategies are about as truly native as a gap year student in a sarong."
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Perfect internet archive find for reading under a #bloodmoon lunar eclipse: 'Gumbo Ya-Ya: A Collection of Louisiana Folk Tales' (1945)! #voodoo #folklore
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Russian news agency RIA Novosti asked for my take on the Kremlin's claims that US mercenaries are deployed in Ukraine. Here's how the piece came out: http://t.co/2xug6051qa & what I wrote: http://t.co/CkYz0ayvb2 #Ukraine #Russia
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Are US mercenaries in Ukraine, as Russia claims? Or... is it bullshit? On Putin’s use of speculation as foreign policy: bit.ly/1egpPpT
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If you really want to understand Kurt Cobain’s life & death, look at the history books: http://ow.ly/3j2ZFx #Nirvana #ColdWarHist 
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Journalist, broadcaster, author. 'Outlaws Inc'. Find me at mattpotterbooks.com or tweet @mattpotter
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Journalist, author, broadcaster, editor and head of editorial, digital for one of Britain's biggest brand content agencies.

More from me at mattpotterbooks.com or @MattPotter
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Journalist (ex-BBC, Telegraph) & author of non-fiction book 'Outlaws Inc', an investigation into the world's biggest arms and drugs trafficking network, called "Fascinating" by the Washington Post, "Riveting" by Literary Review, "A movie in the making" by Fox News. Out now on Bloomsbury USA, Pan Macmillan, Ullstein (Germany), Einaudi (Italy), Tammi (Finland), Romania & more. Author of three BBC books, ex-BBC global update correspondent and co-presenter of the double Sony award-winning Sunday Surgery global travel/reportage programmes. Work: Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, London Evening Standard
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Premiere: Official preview clip from ‘The Notorious Mr Bout’ | Matt Potter
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There's a great documentary feature film on arms smuggler Viktor Bout at Sundance 2014 this week. I'm part of it, but don't let that put you

Film: Feature documentary ‘The Notorious Mr Bout’ to premiere at Sundanc...
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The 90-minute documentary is produced and directed by Maxim Pozdorovkin and Tony Gerber, whose latest film on Pussy Riot won international a

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My revisionist piece on the David Bowie's least-known (but most creatively rewarding) purple patch was published in Sabotage Times today, ju

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The cover for my next book arrived today. Any writer will tell you: the arrival of their new book's cover is an exciting moment. Me, I've al

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Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout linked to UK horsemeat scandal… And ...
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Looks like someone's finally catching on. This is the network my book is about: “#Horsemeat firms linked to Russian arms dealer #ViktorBout”

OUTLAWS INC.
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Read the Kirkus Review of OUTLAWS INC.: Under the Radar and On the Black Market with the World's Most Dangerous Smugglers. Engrossing e

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International literary selection Reader's Digest has published a condensed version of Outlaws Inc. in its Autumn edition… and brought its in

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Matt Potter. Analysis, news and exclusive features from the journalist & author of the new non-fiction thriller OUTLAWS INC. Search. Main me

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Easy to understand facts about your government & the world

Matt Bowden: The drugs lord who's strictly legal
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It is a remarkable statement - the rock musician and drugs activist credited with spawning the global legal highs industry is now calling fo

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Matt will be facing off against some of Britain's best writers and comedians in the 26th Literary Death Match at London's hipsterest

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The sentencing of Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout to 25 years in New York's South District of Manhattan Federal Court this month has,

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iGeology - Interactive geological mapping of the UK. iGeology - Interactive geological mapping of the UK. iGeology is for anyone who wants

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Discover the unseen world with the new Paranormal Database Field Guide! The UK and Ireland is covered in thousands of locations of paranorma

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