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Monday, 10 August 2015

Spied-upon political activists and 'the mainstream'

By Dude Swheatie of Kwug

While reading an autobiographical book of American 1950's and 1960's anti-blackisting campaigner John Henry Faulk, Fear on Trial,(1) I have also come across this Islington Tribune article about Metropolitan Police spying on Labour Party activists including Jeremy Corbyn MP.(2)

Already familiar with reports of Metropolitan Police spying on Green Party activists including London Assembly Member and now-life-peer Jenny Jones,(3) I wonder whether more-mainstream politicians such as Yvette Cooper seek their own salvation from being spied upon by being downright nasty to benefit claimants including sick and disabled people?

And I am reminded of a Kris Kristofferson song, The Law is for Protection of the People, (6)regarding police officers attacking the vulnerable or at least 'temporarily incapacitated' because of their deviance from 'the mainstream'.

Source Notes (all link addresses noted on date of blog piece publication)

(1) http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/795321.Fear_on_Trial

(2) http://www.islingtontribune.com/news/2015/apr/did-holloway-road-uni%E2%80%99s-former-police-spy-watch-veteran-islington-mp-corbyn

(3) http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jun/15/green-party-peer-put-on-database-of-extremists-by-police

(4) http://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=568244

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(5) http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2010/09/06/welfare-rights-the-reassessment-of-incapacity-benefit-claimants/

(6) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK8TSJuBMgM Kris Kristofferson singing his own composition, The Law is for Protection of the People

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