Blacklisting & Spycops: in court & parliament – Blacklist Support Group update 23rd Feb 2017

February 25, 2017

 

  1. Blacklisting debate in Westminster parliament
    Well done Chuka Umunna for using a Westminster debate in parliament to
    call for a public inquiry into the blacklisting scandal

    Blacklist Support Group hold their head in shame after being praised
    by a Tory government minister

    Full transcript: http://myparliament.info/Debates/Commons/2017-02-08/18857
    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-a586-Ministers-reject-latest-calls-for-blacklisting-probe#.WK75MTKcbeR
    http://leftfootforward.org/2017/02/unite-backs-chuka-umunnas-call-for-blacklisting-public-inquiry/

    ETUC calls for more legal protection on blacklisting:
    https://www.etuc.org/documents/whistleblowing-and-protection-blacklisting#.WK78ezKcbeS

    2. Haringey council protests
    Huge demonstrations organized by unions and community groups took
    place last week in the London Borough of Haringey against the decision
    by the council to work with the blacklisting firm Lend Lease
    (previously Bovis) in a £2billion regeneration scheme. Blacklisted
    bricklayer and Tottenham resident Keith Dobie spoke on behalf  the BSG
    reminding councillors how their new corporate partner had a history of
    blacklisting back as far as the Economic League but more recently in
    Australia their anti-union antics saw trade unionists threatened with
    jail for peaceful picketing, including the friend and comrade of the
    BSG, Bob Carnegie
    http://www.itfglobal.org/en/news-events/press-releases/2013/february/bob-carnegie-case-itf-statement/
    http://www.housingexcellence.co.uk/news/gmb-union-slams-haringey’s-“reckless-privatisation”-plan-ahead-critical-council-meeting-protest
    https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/40014/Haringey+march+against+re+development
    http://www.24housing.co.uk/news/haringey-council-tenants-protest-against-social-cleansing/

    3. Spycops
    Powerful new spycops film (very short):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uas6uAxbhEg&feature=youtu.be

    Met Police destroy evidence and ask for further delays to Pitchford
    public inquiry into undercover policing
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/08/inquiry-over-met-police-intelligence-unit-claimed-to-have-destroyed-files?CMP=share_btn_twhttp://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-8404-Unions-fight-to-expose-Mets-dirty-secrets#.WKLlWZHfWhA
    http://campaignopposingpolicesurveillance.com/2017/02/13/union-leaders-call-hogan-howe-explain-shredding/https://undercoverinfo.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/destruction-of-political-policing-files-goes-back-decades-will-the-met-face-charges/
    http://www.union-news.co.uk/unions-call-for-fresh-enquiry-into-how-spy-cop-evidence-disappeared/
    https://jennyjones.org/2017/02/06/are-the-police-spying-on-the-witnesses-at-the-inquiry-about-them-spying-on-people/http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/GMB-slams-met
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38984140
    http://realmedia.press/law-unto-spycops-miscarriages-justice/
    http://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/politics/colin_roach_centre_dalston_activist_duped_into_relationship_with_undercover_cop_hits_out_as_police_destroy_evidence_1_4884171

    Spycops in Ireland
    Paul Murphy TD names UK spycops operating in the Republic during
    debate in Irish parliament:
    Video:  https://www.facebook.com/paulmurphytd/videos/1255015057920232/
    Victory for campaigners in Northern Ireland court:
    http://www.itv.com/news/utv/2017-02-07/undercover-officers-linked-to-two-ni-murders/
    http://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0207/850802-undercover-northern-ireland/

    4. Shrewsbury Pickets & Grunwick
    John Pilger documentary (1975) about UK conspiracy laws used to clamp
    down on dissent especially in Shrewsbury trial.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFDJW46YfEI&feature=youtu.be
    Grunwick: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/undercover-with-paul-lewis-and-rob-evans/2017/feb/06/covert-infiltration-of-key-strike-to-be-examined-at-public-meeting-next-week?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard

    5. Employment rights legal victory
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38931211

    6. Blacklisted workers take on Paul Nutall in Stoke
    Blacklist Support Group went on the campaign trail against the UKIP
    fantasist Paul Nuttall in Stoke this week – Lee Fowler and Jimi Kindri
    representing
    Roy Bentham interview
    https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/44110/Racist%2C+lying+bandwagon+jumper+Nuttall+should+have+stayed+at+Tranmere+Rovers

    5. Dates for the diary where Blacklist Support Group will be attending
    with our banners:
    Save the NHS national demo – London
    Sat 4th March

    Orgreave – Make Some Noise demo (flyer attached)
    2pm Monday 13th March

    Durham TAs strike – Solidarity Day
    Sat 25th March

    Spycops protest – Royal Courts of Justice
    Wed 5th April

 

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