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Thursday, 13 January 2011

When the state spies on good people...

The Guardian newspaper has continued in its release of details regarding agent provocateurs placed by the state within the green movement. It has disclosed that a female officer from the South East has spent 4 years embedded in Leeds, closely working with the well known 'Common Place' near the city centre.

PC Mark Kennedy ('Stone') took being embedded a step further, sleeping with several activists to gain trust and information. The state has well and truly screwed us.

And there is much more, with senior police figures having admitted being concerned about the safety of 'many more' such agents out there within the protest movement.

It is clear that the police force has also enabled and financed many of the operations it has subsequently condemned. PC Kennedy and 'Officer A' did much of the driving to demo's, procured much of the kit needed for operations, and financed much of the activities. This would be laughable, if it were not for the many friends whose lives have been changed by their subsequent arrest, time in court and sentencing.

I think everyone fined for taking part in such direct actions should be reimbursed tenfold. Those who have served time in prison should be given a police pension.

The cost to the tax payer for all this folly is huge - but what is more costly is the lack of trust many of us will have in the police force to do their job fairly and impartially. It has been political policing at its sickest.

As I have said before in this blog, we cannot allow them to make us paranoid. State infiltration is always an issue, but it will not change the fact that the carbon economy and the corporate state must be challenged by all citizens who wish a better world for our children.

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