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.


Vanessa was a finalist for one of the most prestigious journalism awards – the 2017 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism – whose winners have included the likes of Robert Parry in 2017, Patrick Cockburn, Robert Fisk, Nick Davies and the Bureau for Investigative Journalism team.

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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  1. Excellent site. Just had a quick look, but will have a better look later
    Keep up the great “work/mission”, Vanessa
    All the best

    “Whilst we can (and should) celebrate our differences (unique), let not our varying beliefs divide us, but let the Spirit of our shared humanity be what defines and unites us all as common citizens of our planet.”

    from http://www.breakdownwalls.wordpress.com and http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

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      • dear Ms. Beeley: I just discovered you a few days ago: your interview w/CAITLIN JOHNSTONE on NEWSLOGUE. I’m print & radio journalist in Minneapolis,MN USA. I do a weekly radio show “Catalyst:politics & culture” on KFAI RADIO (Fridays 9am ST). I’m broadcasting the interivew you & Caitilin did THIS FRI. APRIL 14–and will include info about you (including reference to this site). KFAI is NON-COMMERCIAL/Community Radio (NOT affilliated with NPR/National Petroleum–I mean Public–Radio).I make no money from doing my show. Lydia Howell lydiahowell@comcast.net

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  2. H i vanessa I was wondering if you know anything about the new group being quoted by the Guardian in their latest propaganda piece: ‘Seige watch’


  3. December 2013, the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) awarded MasterPeace a certificate of Recognition for Innovation in Peace-building. Here you see UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon giving the certificates to both founders, Ilco van der Linde (The Netherlands) and Mohamed Helmy (Egypt).
    June 2013, the Rockefeller Foundation added both MasterPeace founders to the ‘Top100 of Next Centuries Innovators’.
    January 2012, The Big Improvement Day (Europe’s largest business event) awarded MasterPeace as ‘Most Innovative Idea’ for 2012. But for both founders the most inspiring award is the growth and impact on a local level in over 40 countries!


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  5. Hi Vanessa, have you seen ‘The War Show’ documentary – http://thewarshow.com? It’s just played at the BFI London Film Festival. If so, i’m interested to know your thoughts on it. Particularly considering its supposed to be a “on the ground” type of doc.


  6. I’m worried, Vanessa.

    You are a follower of
    Faris Shihabi at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009714551392

    But there is another Facebook account
    Fares Shehabi at https://www.facebook.com/fares.shehabi

    Faris Shihabi looks like an elaborate fake. Faris Shihabi is the source of a story on Southfront “BREAKING: 14 US-LED COALITION MILITARY ADVISERS CAPTURED BY SYRIAN SPECIAL FORCES IN ALEPPO”. The story may be a hoax to discredit people like yourself. If it is fake, the Facebook account ought to be shut down quickly, by the real Fares Shehabi.

    I notice that you and Eva and Maytham are friends with Faris Shihabi. I’m worried!

    From an admirer, just some old bloke living in Runcorn,


  7. Great work Vanessa. I am from syria. Your work is small but its like pin in a haystack of lies-upon-lies, deception-upon-deception and propoganda-upon-propoganda. But truth shall stay afloat despite all opposition. This is the age of tremendous deception and your work is like candle in the wind.

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  8. Vanessa, trying to donate on your PayPal site but it is in French. Got a prize for French at school (That was the only prize I got!) but that was more years ago than I am willing to broadcast!!

    Great site, just stumbled upon it and will be a I fervent follower from now on. Also, now I know how to use the word ad hominem! Thanks, Scott


  9. Hi Vanessa, I’ve spent the morning listening to various interviews you’ve given. I can’t imagine the feelings of having to break through the wall of misinformation the way you have. Just wanted to thank you for your work and tell you that it’s had a profound impact on me.

    Love and thanks from snowy Vancouver,


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  10. Dear Vanessa,

    Thanks for all your good work exposing the WH PR team.

    I wonder whatever happened to the White Helmets in Aleppo? (a somewhat rhetorical question).

    This article profiles an interesting group of people – supposedly Syrians – who left the citadel area of Aleppo just as the siege was lifted, not with the masses of ordinary civilians escaping to west Aleppo, but to Gaza via Jordan and Egypt! They took with them sufficient equipment to start a brand new ‘Syrian style’ restaurant in Gaza. The leader was involved in rescuing civilians whilst in Aleppo! Some of the crew look vaguely familiar but they are all so cleanly shaven!


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  11. I first saw you on video today. You could get an interview with Mike Rivero of WhatReallyHappened.com . His email address is WRH@WhatReallyHappened.com
    He is a great supporter of the Palestinian people and of Syria. I would suggest a multi-part series of Skype interviews. Aleppo in part one and then more on Palestine. His website generates a lot of web traffic for guests. As I said, I had not heard of you until today but I had heard Eva Bartlett. I support Syria, the Palestinians, Iran and Hezbollah.

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  12. Dear Vanessa, Thank you for everything you do for Truth! Have a very Happy Christmas wherever you are.
    I so would like to have your posts on Steemit rather than me copying your posts and then being vilified for plagiarism by the nazi bots!
    Thank you

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  13. Vanessa Beeley, I am a Christian American of Italian/Sicilian descent born and living in the USA. When I first came upon your journalism part of me wanted to stop listening to you because I was horrified at what you were saying. Part of me thought that since you are pro Palestine and Russia that you must be on a biased extreme yourself and therefore reporting media lies reflecting that side. Then I started considering that maybe there is some truth to what you report. In your own opinion why do you think the “Regime Changes” are happening. Is it due to threats of possible nuclear capabilities being explored which is not allowed in those countries with danger of it falling into wrong hands? Or due to Israel being threatened by certain Middle East alliances? Or due to fight over control of oil and gas? Or due to Arab groups wanting to enforce an Islamic State? Or is it something else entirely? Why would the USA want to waste all the time and money and do things that result in the crisis and death of so many innocent people. With all your investigating you must have some insight and come to a conclusion yourself. Sincerely, Laurie McGee


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  15. Venessa,

    It is amazing the difference between yourself and the US State Department “spokesperson”, where they cannot seem to answer one question about the tragedy ongoing in Syria, and the fact that you can answer all of the questions posed to you (as an individual without guvmint money). I might take a wild stab at my own question to you, and say that the amount of lies are hard to keep up with, so they don’t want to create too many new ones, you know the fake news type.

    Thank you so much for your news, as even going to that region of war takes a very brave and honorable person. As an American born citizen, I am disgusted by the US guvmint and its lies, so thank you again for exposing them.

    Keep safe and may God bless the Syrian, Russian people and others who continue to defeat the evildoers such as the US, NATO Tribe, UN-security, Saudi, Israel, and other terrorists govts and their mercenaries. May they all end quickly.



    • Thank you, it is comments like this that give me the hope and inspiration to keep doing what I do. God bless you and the brave people of Syria, they are exposing the moral bankruptcy of our governments, but at huge cost to their lives and society, history and culture.


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  17. Dear Vanessa,

    For our ongoing coverage on the “Civil March for Aleppo” movement that recently took off in Berlin, we would like to request your independent view on the Civil March for Aleppo initiative.

    At IRIS we have started a feature page – for the entire duration of that March – where we want to inform our members and the world about the “March” and the Syrian war on a daily basis, as developments are published by “the March” organizers and followers. We are critical of this initiative and a more concrete voice or opinion is needed to put the situation in a clearer perspective. Preferably from someone who actually was on the ground in Aleppo, Syria.

    You can review the topic and issues on this page:


    Thank you very much,

    Koen Jacobs


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  19. While I trust your work, you have been complaining that MSM journalists and NGOs are not present in Syria. I don’t know about NGOs but surely western journalists have been barred by the Syrian government? Not that this is makes the activists’ reports more true.

    Can you comment on this please?


  20. I have been disappointed that you have chosen to attack me, for absolutely no reason, on social media and that you continued to do so even though I asked that you stop. I am surprised that you use the language you do and effectively troll others.


  21. Hello Vanessa,
    I have sent you an email lately regarding donations for Syrians but didn’t hear anything from you yet. Can you inform me if you can help me in this matter or not? Thanks, John


  22. Hi Vanessa, hope you have a happy new year and keep up the great work you are doing. Can you advise a good place where one may make donations for those in need in Syria.


  23. Hello Vanessa!
    I’d like to invite you to a speaking engagement for my organization. Is there an email I can send the details to? We’d love to hear about your experiences.


  24. Hi Vanessa,
    Thank you for exposing the lies that the MSM are perpetuating about the White Helmets. Their attempt to wriggle out of the controversy surrounding their ‘mannequin challenge’ video was laughable, but even so, when I have shown it to friends here in London they find it hard to accept as reality, so deep has the brainwashing gone.
    It is a total disgrace that the film about them has been nominated for an Oscar; is George Clooney out of his mind? What kind of a ‘human rights’ lawyer is his wife?The guy who claims to have directed it has never even been to Aleppo.
    Your work is absolutely essential in this era of fake news.



  25. Dear Vanessa, my name is Arnaud, I’m french ( so, sorry for my english 😡 ) and I follow and love your awesome work.

    I’m writing here because I don’t know how to contact you elsewhere, I want to inform you that in France the candidate I support for the election of the President of the French Republic, François Asselineau, the “FREXIT” candidate, is the only one who wants to bring France out of the European Union and NATO because he’s against the illegal warfare led by this organization, he’s for the sovereignty of the peoples, for a sovereign Syria or a sovereign Libya for example!

    The problem is that as he’s openly against the system in place, against the all-powerful European Union, they try to censor or slander it by claiming that he’s far-right, but this is false! He’s a man of peace, a humanist, by the way, his program is much more to the left that most of the candidates.

    But now he has obtained, yesterday, the 500 sponsorships of French elected officials necessary to be officially candidate for the election. So they can no longer censor it because a law requires the main medias to ensure the fairness of speaking time to the candidates who are officially in campaign, but they still try to slander it. Yet his election would be beneficial to the whole world, he is for friendship among the nations, wants to recreate strong ties, as well with the United States as with Russia or China that he knows very well, and also with the nations of the great Africa. So I thought that if nobody can openly support him in France, the rest of the world must support his candidacy!

    For my part, my networks are very limited, I need help in this quest, that’s why I call on you, you have a much more extensive network than mine, maybe you know international journalists or influential people, with lot of followers, or maybe politicians, ready to spread this good news around the world!

    So, I hope everything is going well for you, thank you very much if you succeed.

    Peace ✌


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  27. Hi Vanessa,
    Not sure you would be interested but I would love to see appear on CJ Werleman’s show to push back about his claims concerning Syria. I asked him if he would have opposing viewpoints on the conflict and he said yes. If you are open to this I’d like to suggest to him inviting you on and see if he is up to it or just all talk.


  28. Heard you on Gary Null Wednesday, some of your statements were not clear enough for me to understand but it was an interesting interview. Not sure why your referred to the recent bombing in England as “alleged.”


    • Hi Bill, I apologise if there was any lack of clarity, unfortunately we kept losing the connection so my interview had to be re-started around 10 times 🙂 so it could be that I lost a bit of my thread in that process. The reason i referred to the recent bombing as “alleged” is because, in my opinion, the media immediately ran with the “bomb” narrative with NO forensic analysis or investigation. I find this to be irresponsible and potentially incendiary..perhaps intentionally so. I had received reports that there was no bomb, that in fact it had been as a result of electrical faults or other…so I was not in a position to confirm it was definitely a bomb. Hope that explains my reticence. We are being deceived by way too many false flags and staged events domestically and internationally for me to not practice some kind of caution over drawing premature conclusions.


  29. Vanessa: Your reportage is stellar. Maybe this is why you are ‘not’ a celebratory status journo.

    I do recommend a search feature however. I’m looking for some FSA info that isn’t just incidental and will have to go elsewhere. Time…

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  30. Vanessa,

    First, thank you for all the excellent work you’ve done.

    Watching videos of the “rebels” boarding the busses in East Ghouta ca. 22-25 March, 2018, I saw a LOT of White helmets guys wandering around. As usual, they fled with the moderate headchoppers.

    But I noticed a LOT of guys in sparkling, new purple costumes assisting the retreat, so I enlarged a screen shot and saw they are another NGO called “Violet Syria.”

    So, I went to their website, and followed links to their “partners” and sure enough, all Western-funded “color revolution” types.

    Violet Syria was founded in 2014 in Turkey, just as White helmets had been a year earlier. Their sponsors include the International Rescue Committee, whose President and CEO is David Miliband, whom I’m sure you know is a former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom.


    Violet Syria’s website doesn’t seem to list any of their staff/directors. But this page lists their sponosrs.


    This group may deserve a more thorough investigation, and I can think of no one better qualified than you and your team.


    Violet Syria “Partners” listed on their homepage:
    Qatar Red Crescent, Asfari Foundation, International Rescue Committee, Shelter Box, Vision hope, Care, Danish Muslim Aid

    Asfari Foundation

    Ayman Asfari

    Ayman Asfari is Group Chief Executive of Petrofac Limited. He has led the growth of Petrofac from a small US-based engineering business to a FTSE 250 multinational company employing more than 18,000 employees worldwide. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Beirut, and sits on advisory boards of Chatham House and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    Sawsan Asfari

    Sawsan Asfari is a trustee and co-founder of the Asfari Foundation, and is an executive director of the Galilee Foundation, which supports the development of the Palestinian community in Israel. Sawsan is active in various other charities and is also a board member of the leading Palestinian development organisation, the Welfare Association, as well as the US Middle East Project. She co-founded the film production company Cactus World Films.
    Adeeb Asfari

    Adeeb Asfari is an investment professional at First Reserve Momentum, a platform with a focus on upstream equipment and services. He previously spent five years with Simmons & Company, a corporate finance advisory, having worked in Aberdeen, Oslo and Dubai previously. Adeeb holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in Economics from the University of Nottingham.

    John Ferguson

    Formerly financial director of Shell Syria, John Ferguson has extensive experience of senior financial management. Now retired…
    Marwan Muasher

    Marwan Muasher’s career has spanned the areas of diplomacy, development, civil society and communications. He began his career as a journalist, and served the government of Jordan, inter alia, as minister of foreign affairs and ambassador to the US and to Israel. More recently, Marwan was senior vice president of external affairs at the World Bank and a senior fellow at Yale University. He currently serves on the Board of AUB…

    Rasha Elmasry

    Rasha Elmasry is an independent jewellery designer. She earned a BA in Journalism from New York University…. In addition to helping establish Human Rights Watch London’s annual auction fundraiser, she partnered with the Karam Foundation to sell over 1,000 specially designed bracelets in support of education programmes for Syrian children in Turkey. Rasha has a strong affinity to Syrian culture and heritage and has been supportive of several organisations that help Syrian refugees.

    Shelter Box

    Chris Warham, CHIEF EXECUTIVE
    Chris is an entrepreneur who has set up and run a number of businesses in the UK and overseas. Most recently he was chief operating officer of a large group of PR, marketing and communications businesses with operations in the UK, Germany, the USA and Singapore.

    Michael is a specialist in chartered accountancy. He has held positions in a number of leading global accounting firms, as well as being a partner in a local firm of accountants.

    Richard has a long history of working in the voluntary sector with organisations such as Oxfam, Macmillan and Shelter working to drive income, create exciting partnerships and raise awareness to support growth and reach more people in need of support. 

    Darren is a specialist in engineering and supply chain management. As a consultant, he has overseen major projects for The Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 organizations.

    Vision Hope, a Germany-based charity (NGO)
    Vision Hope’s work is focused in Yemen, Syria, Jordan, Tunisia, and Germany

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    • Hi Daniel, I had already started to compile research on the Violets since we spotted them working in Idlib in 2016 but your information suggests they have expanded. Thank you so much for all these links, I will be sure to go through them. Please do let me know if you find anything else….Peace.


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