There are times when it is possible to engage upon active campaigning, and times when one needs to engage in more reflected activism.
These last few weeks have been very much this way as Part Two of Tranche one of the Undercover Policing Inquiry is taking place.
This public inquiry in to the activities of various spycops has so far cost something in the region of £40,000,000.
Yet I, like many of the victims of the SDS [ Special Demonstration Squad ], are still waiting to find out exactly how we we spied upon.
Part Three of Tranche One of the inquiry will now take place next year instead of this autumn, while Tranche Two will not start until 2023.
There are still many questions which need to be addressed about just how I and many others we spied upon.
It is taking to lot of effort to get any answers to these questions.
You might well ask why this was done.
It was done because we were campaigning to create a better world.
The SDS was a unit of the Metropolitan Police Special Branch.
The spying reports produced by the SDS were rubber stamped Box 500, which was code for them being passed on to MI5.
It is now clear that many of the reports were seen by senior government ministers, or used in the summary intelligence they received.
As the inquiry proceeds we will no doubt learn more about what happened to those of us who are spycop victims, but we still need to know who all the spycops were.