Aspects of Information work and Usage
So here I am
– Retired but still practising Library and Information work.
– Information Provider.
– Information worker..
– With aspects of my life to be found online
– An archive in Amsterdam
It’s a good combination to have.
Yet some of the same kind of activity has been done about me by the state.
The Infamous Special Demonstration Squad [ SDS ] was established during 1968.
It was established to infiltrate politically active groups and report their activities to the Metropolitan Police Special Branch, but it has now emerged that the information which these spycops gathered was being passed on to MI5.
I and many of the political campaigning groups I was involved in were the subject of SDS reports.
Greenpeace [ London ] which I have been involved with for many years was infiltrated by at least Three Spycops.
Trying to find out
So here I am
– Trying to find out just how extensive the state spycops built files on me
– A Core Participant in the Undercover Policing Inquiry.
Not that the inquiry is opening up that many of the files about myself, my friends, and the various campaigns which I was involved in.
What is known ?
So just what has the inquiry revealed about me which I didn’t know already ?
That I and my mates were spied upon?
I knew that already.
The true and cover names of the various spycops ?
Most of the ones we do know about are in the public domain, including the notorious Bob Lambert who went by the cover name of Bob Robinson while he was spying on me.
Open the files
The inquiry is slowly releasing some information about just who was spied upon to some core participants, but it is far from complete.
While we are still demanding a full list of all the spycop cover names, and those campaigning groups they spied upon.
In the meanwhile: –
The documents I have received do include my individual Special branch file number, but not what is included in it.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of what the inquiry has revealed, is that the SDS reports were passed on to MI5.
These files are rubber stamped with the number 500.
I am thinking to get a badge made with a drawing of a rubber stamp with the number 500 on it.