Vanessa Beeley Biography

Daughter of Sir Harold Beeley K.C.M.G C.B.E. Middle Eastern Advisor to Ernest Bevin and Special Envoy to Cairo during both Suez Crises.


2017 – Finalist for the prestigious Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism – winners have included Robert Parry in 2017, Robert Fisk and Nick Davies and the Bureau for Investigative Journalism.  

2019 – Recipient of the Serena Shim Award for uncompromised integrity in journalism: 

I am honoured and profoundly moved to be considered worthy of the Serena Shim Award for uncompromised integrity in journalism. I am among some very admired, respected and hugely dedicated journalists that include Eva Bartlett, Sharmine Narwani, Whitney Webb and Finian Cunningham.

The award is in memory of Serena Shim who exposed the criminal incubation of terrorism inside Turkey and its export into Syrian territory via the Turkish borders. Serena was very probably murdered by Turkish intelligence for daring to expose their role in the destabilisation of their neighbour, Syria. Thank you Serena for being a lone light in the darkness during 2014, you are an inspiration to so many. I will do my best to live up to the example you set for us.

2018 – British National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) named Vanessa Beeley as one of the Top 238 most respected journalists in the UK.

My work needs me to be able to travel to the areas where my government and your government are doing the most damage, where the people of those countries are not given a fair hearing by the state-aligned media that is working within a frame that best serves their government, the military industrial complex and the corporatocracy. The majority of “official” media outlets in the West are agents for power. I aspire to be a humble agent for the people in any way I can and my most effective contribution is my voice and my words that can transmit the voices of the “disappeared” and the “unheard”.

We are all struggling and I have a total aversion towards asking for anything for myself but I simply cannot continue to do what I do without your financial help. I promise that I will continue to dedicate pretty much every waking hour to my research, travel, speaking and writing in protest against the perpetual cycle of war and chaos that is being generated by the ruling establishment and their aligned institutions, including the colonial media.

We cannot fight alone, we are all connected by the human threads that bind us. Thank you.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Martin Luther King

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One of my most important investigations has been into the NATO-member-state financed pseudo “humanitarian” non-NGO operating in Islamofascist controlled areas of Syria – the White Helmets. Below you will find a selection of my work on this shadow state, propaganda construct that has worked to criminalise the Syrian government and Syrian Arab Army on behalf of their bankrollers in the West and Gulf states..

The much acclaimed journalist and filmmaker, John Pilger has endorsed my work on the White Helmets:

“Vanessa is a fine reporter, who was one of the finalists in the 2017 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, perhaps the most distinguished award for truly independent journalism in Britain, which the Guardian itself was proud to receive in the past. What the bullies and censors can’t stand is that she has exposed the fraudulence of the UK and US funded ‘White Helmets’ and so they resort to craven smears.”

International criminal lawyer, Christopher C Black made this statement about the White Helmets:

“Nicolo Machiavelli wrote in The Prince that deception is the principal means by which people can be controlled. Sun Tzu in The Art of War stated that the art of deception is the first art of war, above all others, and it is deception that the citizens of the NATO countries are faced with in the aggression being conducted against the government and people of Syria.

Using special propaganda units such as The White Helmets, which several NATO countries now freely admit they finance and support, the aggressor nations try to justify their war against Syria. Part of the deception is that this unit is a non-governmental organisation but the admissions about NATO support destroy that argument.

They are clearly a very governmental organisation. But more than that the work of Vanessa Beeley, Eva Bartlett, Mark Taliano and others about their origins, military and intelligence connections and operations establishes that they are in reality a military propaganda unit, acting within the units of the proxy forces they support, carrying weapons, engaging in hostilities on the side of the NATO proxy forces, acting as a cover for their crimes, generating anti-Syrian disinformation and, when the proxy forces flee government forces, fleeing with them.

They are not a “humanitarian aid group” to be praised but a military propaganda unit, combatants in disguise, to be condemned. And since they are part of the NATO war machine attacking Syria they are war criminals.”

SELECTION OF ARTICLES and INTERVIEWS – I will be adding to them daily.


The REAL Syria Civil Defence Exposes Fake ‘White Helmets’ as Terrorist-linked Imposters.

The REAL Syria Civil Defence Saving Real Syrians NOT Oscar Winning White Helmets Saving Al Qaeda.

REAL Syria Civil Defence Describe Terrorist ‘Double-Taps’ and Chemical Weapon Attacks in Aleppo.

Syria’s ‘Peaceful Protests’ and ‘Freedom Bullets’ – Testimony from the REAL Syria Civil Defence.


Interview on UK Column – Eastern Ghouta and White Helmets

WHITE HELMETS: “Humanitarians” and the “Moderate” Bomb Factory in Saqba.

Voices from Eastern Ghouta – Video Testimonies

EASTERN GHOUTA: Syrian Voices Raised in Condemnation of White Helmets

The Egregious Western Media ‘Chemical Weapon’ Fraud in Eastern Ghouta


“Global Britain” is Financing Terrorism and Bloodshed in Syria and Calling it ‘Aid’

White Helmets and Local Councils – is the UK FCO Financing Terrorism in Syria with Taxpayer Funds?

WHITE HELMETS: Channel 4, BBC, The Guardian – Architects of “Humanitarian” War.What to Expect from BBC’s Panorama and Guardian Whitewash of UK Government Funding of Terrorism in Syria


Journey to Aleppo Part I – Exposing the Truth Buried Under NATO PropagandaJourney to Aleppo Part II – Syria Civil Defence and Aleppo Medical Association are Real Syrians Helping Real Syrians

LAST MEN IN ALEPPO: Al Qaeda Presented as ‘White Helmets’ for the Annual Terrorist Oscar Nomination.



WHITE HELMETS: The John McCain Connections and is the ‘Funding Freeze’ for Real?

WHITE HELMETS:  Founded by James Le Mesurier – Video

WHITE HELMETS: Staged Chemical Weapon Attacks – Video

Investigation: White Helmets Committing Acts of Terror Across Syria – Mint Press

21st Century Wire White Helmet Archives

The White Helmets are a Propaganda Construct – James Corbett Report with Vanessa Beeley

Humanitarian Propaganda War Against Syria – Led by Avaaz and the White Helmets

I am an independent researcher, writer and photographer. I am 100% self-funding which enables me to maintain my independence, unlike so many of the mainstream media and state sponsored so called independent media outlets who are influenced by their donor agendas. I focus also on peace activism and defend the sovereignty of nations and the self determination of their peoples without foreign intervention or destructive meddling in independent state affairs.

Any donations to my site will fund my future trips to countries under attack by our governments in the West and will enable me to keep exposing their illegal and criminal actions that serve to punish the beleaguered peoples of target nations.

In 2012 I made several trips to Gaza, the first being in August 2012 when entry was not permitted after the murder of Egyptian soldiers during Ramadan. I finally made it into Gaza via the tunnels system in November 2012, just prior to the Israeli aggression, Operation Pillar of Defence. I was present on the borders in Khan Younis, when Hamid Abu Dagga was murdered during an Israeli incursion into Gaza territory days before the aggression began. I left Gaza in December 2012 and spent extended time in Egypt, where I witnessed the 2012 referendum designed to increase Muslim Brotherhood leader, Mohammed Morsi’s powers in Egypt. I returned in 2013 and was witness to many of the anti Morsi demonstrations where friends of mine were targeted by security forces and imprisoned during protests. I re-entered Gaza in April 2013 and spent a further six weeks inside Gaza working with various local initiatives and projects.


After several trips to Gaza, I launched the Facebook page, The Wall Will Fall to publish my photographs and articles on life in the Gaza strip. The idea behind the page and The Wall Will Fall was to raise awareness but also to convey the idea that through education, awareness and the development of our own consciousness we can bring down all walls that keep us in ignorance and far from the Truth. The popularity of the page grew exponentially and myself and other contributors are often asked to participate in televised debates on the situation in Palestine and the Middle East.

This initiative in turn led to my involvement in various other projects in and related to Palestine (see my LinkedIn profile for full details)

Gaza Without Walls – An initiative I launched in June 2013: The idea was to connect students in Gaza with English and French teachers across the world, to organise skype lessons to help the students with their IELET exams and English comprehension. It was an idea designed to break down the physical barriers between Gaza and the outside world and it has been very successful in putting the Gaza students in touch with people across the globe who can help with their language skills but who also benefit from a better understanding of the conditions in Occupied Palestine

In 2013 I became a volunteer with the Global Campaign to Return to Palestine and attended their inaugural conference in Beirut.

In 2014 I established the Gaza Smile Project to raise funds enabling children to return to school after the devastating Israel aggression that had decimated huge areas of the besieged coastal enclave.

In 2015 I started writing as a special contributor to 21st Century Wire

In 2016 I spent time in the UN, Lebanon, Iran, Syria and Moscow:

March 2016 – I represented Yemen at the UN HRC, Geneva. I testified on the Saudi Coalition use of US supplied cluster bombs against civilian targets in Yemen.

May 2016 – I was a speaker at the Alternative View Symposium AV7 and at Frome Stop War

June 2016 – I was invited as a special guest on the Unified Ummah TV programme that examines the motivations of foreign activists who are protesting their governments illegal and criminal interventions into the affairs of nation states.

July 2016 – I first entered Syria as a member of the US Peace Council delegation. We met with religious leaders, government ministers, unarmed opposition members, Syria NGOs and Humanitarian institutions, Syria state institutions and finally with President Bashar Al Assad who spoke with us for almost two hours and answered a series of probing questions from the delegation.

August 2016 – I re-entered Syria as an independent writer and photographer and extended my visa to three weeks in total which enabled me to visit many areas, including Aleppo. My primary reason for being in Syria was to compliment my research into the multi million NATO and Gulf State funded, terrorist-linked White Helmets, created in 2013 by a British ex military and intelligence officer, James Le Mesurier. As part of this research, I met with the REAL Syria Civil Defence, established in 1953 and a member of the ICDO [International Civil Defence Organisation] and recorded their testimony against the White Helmets.


August 2016 – I also spent extended time on the Syrian Lebanese borders in the Christian village of Al Qaa, interviewing victims of the June 2016 suicide bombing attacks…led by extremist refugees fleeing Syrian Arab Army in Syria.


November 2016 – I was invited to Moscow, Russia with Mother Agnes de la Croix to repot on the illegal NATO state intervention and dirty war on Syria. During this time I met with deputy FM, Mr Bogdanov and MFA spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova.


November 2016 – Speaker at Bristol Stop War and Frome Stop War, the British Constitution Group in Winchester.


The majority of my articles are published at 21st Century Wire. I am a special contributor at Mint Press in US and at the UK Column daily news channel.

My work is re-published at the Ron Paul Institute, Global Research, Dissident Voice, Sott., Greanville Post, The London Journal among others.

I have appeared on RT Cross Talk, RT News, Press TV, Ron Paul Liberty Report, Sunday Wire, Sputnik Radio

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