The True Nature Of Spycop Activities

Aspects Of Spycop Activities.

Being spied upon by the state is something which all radical activists have known about for years.

The growing evidence about SDS spycops infiltrating, followed by manipulating the work of many campaigning groups and political organisations is truly shocking.

As is the way that many of them engaged in manipulative sexual activities with unsuspecting individuals while undercover.

That is something which is refereed to as rape by the state.

Coming to light.

Last Monday the Spycops public inquiry starred the first of its evidential hearing.

Rather than me repeat and comment upon what has been said during these hearing, I would recommend you all to read about them upon the COPS [Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance] website.

 

Open Up The Files

Think that your not living in a free country ?

All I can say is that those who live within the EU are so lucky to be away from the dysfunctional totalitarian nightmare which is now the norm within Brexitland.

Brexit is making for a social, economic, and ecological disaster.

It is also starting to impact upon our civil liberties.

Spycops and History

Meanwhile the spycops public inquiry is still refusing to open up all the files that they have received from the SDS.

It means that those of us who are the victims of spycop activities are still not able to find out just what happened to us.

That’s what they did to me, my mates, friends, comrades, other CPs [Core Participants] in the inquiry, all those who have been refused CP status, and the many thousands of other individuals they spied upon or kept files on.

Those are political policing files which go back to 1968.

While such files as have been released to us have been heavily redacted.

Some 30 years ago there was a banner taken upon one of the many peace marches which have been held over the years. It read ‘Historians for the right to future work’.

That’s something which might also be said about the need to see all the SDS Spycop files.

So open up the files !

Meantime

In the meantime I have just signed this public statement.

Undercover Policing: Statement from Victims

The Other Agenda

Right Now

What applies to politics applies to life too.

That is, to take the Overview, but keep an eye on the details.

With so many of the campaigns I’m involved with that’s very much the case.

Yet there is also something else which goes with that.

The need for to have a very wide ranging general knowledge in order to deal with any subject one might be asked about.

This is very much the case with all of the anti Nukiller and spycops campaigning I’m doing right now. That’s the work which I’m having to very much focus upon right now.

Which brings on to just why we all want answers from the Undercover Policing [ Spycops ] Public Inquiry.

Bob Lambert

One of the most shocking aspects of the whole spycops issue which deserves a lot more attention, is how they manipulated the campaigning work of the various groups they infiltrated.

That’s exactly what spycop Bob Lambert did with Greenpeace [ London ].

He moved the emphasis of the group away from focusing upon anti militarist and anti Nukiller campaigning, to that of mainly working upon animal rights activists, and thus the whole Mucklibel set of trials.

The most important questions being how much was that a spycop policing policy, and how much damage has it done to our other ongoing campaigning ?

Changing The Way

Preamble

The last 6 months have been a time of many social and economic changes. These have presented us all with many new challenges and opportunities to make changes for the better.

Yet we are still have politicians and the like who do not see that. Thus they think about our ‘getting back to normal’, with no real concept of what has occurred or is happening right now. It’s not just a case of them not knowing, but one of them having no visionary ideas about what needs to be done.

The bottom line being that most of these so called ‘decision makers’ are unable to make any realistic decisions, as they lack both imaginative, creative, or pragmatic ways of thinking.

Thus they look backwards to the past, while coming up with ‘solutions’ for the future. That’s even when many of those ideas have proven to be disastrously dangerous and totally unworkable.

Building Nukiller reactors, the Brexit disaster, and creating more space to be used by extreme energy personal vehicles being good examples of it all.

Difficult.

We are in the middle of an unprecedented crisis which is going to be difficult to solve.

Thus what we need now is some imaginatively pragmatic thinking.

We need to do the same.

What we also need to do is apply such creative and pragmatic thinking to the way we work towards creating positive social change.

Changing the way we protest.

One of the constant cries of the left and those we organise protests is ‘ Just one more push’ as they work towards having larger and larger marches or demonstrations.

What experience has taught us is that just does not work.

The Met and other police forces have become very good at isolation demonstrations, while the transport authorities re-routing buses away from them.

Then the press just ignore BiG Demonstrations as EVERYDAY events.

They just don’t impact upon public awareness in the way they used to do.

Protests that work with our strengths.

What many people perceive as being our greatest weakness is in fact our greatest strength.

These are our ability to organise very small pickets, protests, and leafleting sessions with a minimum of time or effort.

Many long term activists have been doing do for years now.

A stock of leaflets, a few flags, a couple of masks, two or three people, is all we need.

Best still with such small numbers we have the ability to chat with those works who are going in or out of the building we are picketing.

Using Our Strengths during the next few months.

What we can do and do well are: –

– Hold pickets which comprise of 4 or 5 people with 2 metre banners held between us.

That gives a lot of social distancing.

– Use the Smiling Sun and the other flags we have got.

That makes for a good visual impact even with so few a number.

&

– Then if you can get hold of them,

wear face masks which make political or campaigning points.

There are a lot of EU flag ones to be purchased, and which we can use in our campaigning to stop the Brexit Disaster.

We may just be small in number who can get together for to protest,

but that does not stop us from making a BIG IMPACT.

Conscientious Objectors At Walton Prison.

Remembering the Conscientious Objectors held in Walton Prison.

Background information.

Merseyside Peace Network held an event outside of Walton Prison on March 2nd 2016 in order to mark the date conscription was first introduced in Britain during 1916, and to honour all the Conscientious Objectors which were incarcerated in the prison.

A second event was held on November 11th 2018 to mark the end of World War One, and remember them once more.

The Merseyside peace Network was planning to revisit Walton prison on September 18th, both to remember the Conscientious Objectors who were incarcerated in the prison, and all those who died in it during the Merseyside Blitz.

Now due to the need to social distance because of the corona virus, this event has been cancelled.

The prison was hit by bombs on three separate occasions

– On the night of September 18th / 19th 1940.

A bomb hit K Wing. Twenty Two of the inmates were killed.

– On the night of April 26th / 27th 1941

A bomb damaged both the Chapel and Gym.

– On the night of May7th / 8th 1941 a bomb hit E block.

Two Conscientious Objectors were killed.*


Desmond Ernest Bray, from Alvechurch, Warwickshire, a worker for Birmingham PPU.


Kenneth Coney, described as “young”, from Coulsdon, Surrey.

 ‘They were booth allocated noncombatant service by their respective CO Tribunals, and both accepted medical examination, inevitably leading to call-up to the Non-Combatant Corps. They were sent to Dingle Vale Barracks, a makeshift conversion of Dingle Vale Schools, on the outskirts of Liverpool. There they refused orders, leading to courts-martial and imprisonment.

– Desmond Bray was serving his second sentence, 6 months

– Kenneth Coney was serving his third sentence, not known, but would likely have been at least 6 months.

The effect of the bombing was to completely destroy their bodies, so they could not be buried. Because of that, they are formally commemorated on the Commonwealth War Grave Commission Memorial, naming hundreds of soldiers not able to be given graves, erected at Brookwood, Surrey.’

 

CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS WHO SERVED SENTENCES IN WALTON PRISON, LIVERPOOL

World War One

Thomas ABBOTT

Maurice H ANDREWS

Percy Reginald BAINTON Continue reading Conscientious Objectors At Walton Prison.

Crisis & Solution[s]

Old Thinking – New Thinking

I’ve been thinking a lot of late about the kind of dystopian solutions which various politicians have been coming up with, and about finding solutions to the current multiple messes we are all in.

Of course it’s very easy to see how fiscally and scientifically illiterate most of them are, but there is much more to it than that.

Most policy makers look at the world from within their own social class, or political party perspective.

Yet it goes way beyond that, as the majority of them are neither lateral thinkers or possessed of much imagination.

As a friend of mine said to me recently about both society and the economy is going: “ We are in to new territory”.

Thus a lot of new imaginative thinking needs to be delivered, and in a very short amount of time.

We have to do that thinking.

We have to be pragmatic.

We have to be the ones to sort out our global mess, as none of our lords and masters, or any of the policy makers are capable of doing so.

A Multi Faceted Crisis

Just the ecological crisis includes the housing, transport, energy, land use and farming, but that in turn impacts upon many different social and economic issues.

Yet we still think about solving them all in isolation, or as separate campaigns.

While many of the radical political groups or organisations view what can be done in terms separate solutions., such as dealing with unemployment first, rather than question just what kind of employment that might be.

As I keep on saying.

We need both Joined-up-thinking, and joined-up-campainging.

 

Brexitland – An Educational Failure

The Brexitland press is full of news stories about exam results which are based upon ‘predicted results’, and algorithm predictions.

Yet it should also be remembered that the exam results issue is a total distraction from the fact that 1 in 7 of the adult population are still to a greater of lesser extent Functionally Illiterate.

Keep in mind that the 1 in 7 do make up a very high percentage of the long term unemployed.

It is this 1 in 7 who we need to focus our attention upon, as their future is now extremely grim.

They are the ones who will not be able to benefit by remote learning.

They are also the people who just not able to read all the health care messages which are being issued.

What Next ?

While no thought is being given to the very intensive one2one adult literacy classes which are now suspended, especially are many of the older ex teachers who could do such training are still in self isolation.

If the issue which we now face is long term economic decline, with high unemployment levels, then some serious thinking about this use needs to be done.

A good start to solving this problem might be to train more adult literacy teachers.

Anti Militarist Resistance in Japan – 1926 to 1945

By way of an introduction

References to pacifist and radical actions within Japan during the period 1919 to 1945 are not well covered within any English language publications.

It would be really good if this was not so.

Thus this is not a definitive study of just what happened during this period, but a starting point for anyone who wishes to know more about the subject.

Please note that the dates referred to below are those of publication, and not unless specificity stated the dates when the events occurred.

War Resistance

The following reports were published in War Resisters International [WRI ] periodical War Resistance.

– July 1926

Japanese Students Resist Military Training

At Meiji Gakuin College in Tokyo, 117 students voted against the introduction of military training at the university against 82 votes in favour of it. The result was that military training was not established at this university. In other colleges where it exists,it is becoming increasingly unpopular.’

— December 1926

Japan Message to Youth.

Sent by The World Peace Society,

with an address in Tokyo.

– 1931

The WRI sections include the:-

‘Group within the General Workers’ Union of Japanese

– June 1931

In a letter the Japanese General Workers Union [ Kanto Jppan Rodosha Kumiai ] of Tokyo expresses solidarity with WRI.

– Autumn 1932

There is a short report Women of Japan.

‘ Difficult as has been the situation in Japan, there have not been lacking brave souls who are prepared to run great risks on behalf of peace and anti-militarism.’

– Autumn 1932

&

– Spring 1934

There were reports about Dr Toyoshiko Kagawa, who is referred to as the ‘Gandhi of Japan’.

– Summer 1937

A letter is published from Tokyo under the heading: –

Difficult Work in Japan.

In it there are references as to the problems faced by pacifists.

‘It is not really practicable for us to form a group of WRI members at present for under present frenzied inspection by police a definitely illegal group could not exist, or at least, could not be active.’

– Summer [ July ] 1938

Under the Heading Japan – A few Letters get through there Is a brief report of the situation in the country.

The letter quoted states that: ‘ six university professors are under arrest for their anti-war attitude’.

– Autumn 1942

The Children’s League of Peace and Goodwill carried on steady work up to Japan entering the war.

– Summer 1946

A report two page report was published under the title:-

Japan before the war, 1939.

– 1958

The Anarchist Federation of Japan published various pacifist articles.

At their 5th annual congress they read out a letter by WRI co founder Harold Bing.

Peace News

– May 14th 1938

Under the heading – Japanese Refuse War Service.

In a letter from Japanese Anarchists:-

‘ Since the War broke out mare than three hundred of our comrades have been arrested in Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, and other cities on that they translated and printed the publication of the International Anti-militarist Bureau, and distributed them.’

Other Examples

From the Japan Times – March 4th 1996

‘Pacifist Documents from 1932 Found.

Documents sent from pacifist groups and activists in china and Britain protesting the Japanese military provocation in Shanghai in early 1932 were discovered among items left by the late lawmaker Tomi Kora. ‘

Chiune Sugihara

Chiune Sugihara was a Japanese diplomatic vice-consul Lithuania. During the World War Two. He helped about 6,000 Jews flee Europe by issuing transit visas to them so that they could travel through Japanese territory.

Further Reading

Hane, Mikpso

Japan

A Short History

Oneworld publication

London 2013

See in Particular these sections with chapter Six: –

Socialist-Communist Movements

&

Women Activists

Crump, John

The anarchist movement in Japan

2nd edition

Anarchist Communist Editions

London October 2008

Chapter two covers the period 1912 – 1936

Greenpeace [ London ] Protests During The 1970s

Anti Nukiller Protests During the 1970s

This is not a definitive history of the Greenpeace [ London ] group, but just small part of it.

French Nukiller Bomb Protests

During 1973 Greenpeace [ London ] organised the London to Paris march against the French nukiller bomb tests at Mururoa in the Pacific.

The march was attacked by the French CRS [ riot police ] at the boarder between Belgium and France.

Though some people did manage to cross over the boarder at other points, and took part in the Paris Protest which followed this event.

During both 1973 & 1974 the group organised many protests outside the French Embassy, and a number of die-ins too.

The group organised a number of protest marches about the French Nukiller Bomb tests during 1973 and 1974.

I spent a lot of my time upon these various protests, leafleting sessions, and organising the Greenpeace [London ] protest marches which took place during 1974.

On August the 4th 1974 the group organised a march from Hyde Park Corner to Trafalgar Square where a rally was held. It was the one and only time I ever spoke in the square.

Starting to campaign upon nukiller power

During 1974 and 1975 the group started looking at the issue of Nukiller power. which took a while to do so, as at that stage there were very few books or articles upon the dangers they pose.

It was because of the follow up work upon the import of uranium [Yellowcake] to be processed Capenhurst and Springfields that the group become of interest to the SDS spycops.

Now follow this on by looking at the spycop public inquiry.

The Brexitland Dictionary

Word Changing

As the world changes so does the definition of words and expressions.

Sometimes this happens in the most alarming ways.

Living within Brexitland one gets to read a few words or expressions on a very regular basis which need to be listed in the New Brexitland Dictionary. These especially refers to ones used by the Rabid Right Wing Tory party, who supposedly run the country.

Various Examples

Here are a few examples which illustrate what they keep repeating time and time again, and their real meaning.

– World class or world class technology.

It does not work.

– Historical Important figure or individual.

Someone who was an imperialist, militarist, jingoist or who repressed & exploited people.

– Military leader.

Militarist.

– The ‘need to protect our coastal fishing waters after Brexit’.

Uncaring about ecology or our fellow creatures.

– Investing in the future.

Making huge short term profits at the expense of long term social, economic, and ecological Improvements.

– Housing Market.

Making even larger profits by the buying and selling of homes, while ignoring the basic human right to have a secure place to live in, and giving more individuals the chance to become rough sleepers.

– Rough Sleeper.

An individual of no worth as they can not fill the coffers of those who run the Rabid Right Wing Tory party or any of their mates.

– Prime Ministerial Advisor.

Dominic Cummings.

– Government Spokesman

Dominic Cummings.

– Government Chief Scientific Advisor

Dominic Cummings.

– Government Chief Medical Advisor

Dominic Cummings.

– Government Policy.

Anything Dominic Cummings says it should be.

– Social Reform.

Any set of actions which will give the upper hand to the multinationals and Rabid Right Wing state.

– Legal Reform.

see: – Social Reform.

– Employment Law Reform.

Taking away workers rights in order to make yet larger profits.

– Economic Reform.

See: – Employment Law Reform.

News Media

– The Daily Torygraph.

A front piece for the Rabid Right Wing Tory Government.

– The Dully Mail or Excess.

A totally uninformed view of the world.

Fake News.

– Anything which is critical of government policy.

How we describe it all.

Shambolic, Uncaring, Unthinking, Manipulative, Dystopia, and making it all up as they go along.

Not a solution

The only good thing about living in Brexitland is that nobody expects anything to ever work properly, and so there is no shock when it does not do so.

For more information see: –

Gaffer tape, WD40, and Super glue.