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Here's a quick #Senedd2021 thread, if anyone gives dau gachiad:
As an active anarchist, I organised Vote Nobody campaigns & spoilt my ballot at election time. By the time Social Campaign Group had control of the Labour party leadership, I was so politically inactive it seemed...
... almost childish not back their tilt at government in 2017. I was never so naive as to think it could change any of the fundamental problems of this society. But if you don't recognise what a unique opportunity the possibility could have been; for a more peaceful world...
... improved redistribution of wealth, increase in working class power etc, then I don't know what to say.
Things have changed a lot since then, that moment has passed.
I say all that to say this; I was a non-voter, Corbyn made me break a habit of a lifetime, now it's ...
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The first #SpyCopsInquiry speaker today is Diane Langford, an activist in groups who were infiltrated by #SpyCops in the era that the current hearings are examining (1973-82). This is her opening statement, she will also give evidence on the afternoon of Monday 26th April.
As a young person Langford saw injustice in Aotearoa/NZ, racism, sexism and class discrimination. In 2010 she wrote a blog on outing a #SpyCops officer which by chance was seen by a lawyer. What opportunities were denied to me due to police files & surveillance?
I was only aware of Dave Robertson HN45, but I was alslo spied on by HN348 who spied on women s liberation, & others reported on me such as 'Dick Epps'. The Inquiry failed to ask me to give evidence in Phase 1.
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we don't get to a world where women are safe and free through total reliance on surveillance and criminal punishment, or by ignoring that the State harms women too - some more than others.
CN: rape

the public inquiry into the behaviour of these officers is ongoing…
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Lord Neuberger, a former President of the Supreme Court, said something we should listen to

Govt’s Internal Markets Bill, which allows UK to breach international law and in vital respects removes right to challenge Govt, puts UK on a “very slippery slope” towards dictatorship
Since Lord Neuberger’s warning, a Bill passed its third reading in the Commons which may prove to be perhaps more dangerous to UK democracy and the Rule of Law than even the Internal Markets Bill

This was Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill. #SpyCopsBill
Covert human intelligence sources (“CHIS”) go undercover in order to collect intelligence.

Sometimes, to maintain their cover, CHIS commit crimes. There have been no cases where a CHIS has ever been prosecuted. However, Govt says needs to put protection on a statutory basis.
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