Official London anti-terrorist publication says anarchists should be reported to local police
Posted by Cory Doctorow on Sunday, Jul 31st at 30am
The City Of Westminster Counter Terrorist Focus Desk publishes a weekly briefing on safety called Griffin Weekly, full of useful advice. For example, this week’s briefing contains these helpful tips on Anarchism: “Anarchism is a political philosophy
which considers the state undesirable, unnecessary, and harmful, and instead promotes a stateless society, or anarchy. Any information relating to anarchists should be reported to your local Police.”
Right, that’s my weekend sorted — I’ll be down at my local police station, reading the works of Kropotkin aloud for the constables.
(More seriously: Seriously? These are the terrorism experts who are making official evaluations of risk and official plans to mitigate it? Seriously?)
City Of Westminster Counter Terrorist Focus Desk 29th July 2011 (PDF)
RuthlessRuben 1 day ago
Well, since they couldn't flat-out say "Hey guys, we're pretending that we're making you safer, but hey, check this out, in reality we're just cementing our hold on power and making it really easy to off and arrest anyone we don't like. And you guys are PAYING us to do that! Haha, hilarious, really!" they say things like that.
It's the old game. How do you spot an anarchist? What identifies them? The fat "A" on the arm? What do these people think they are doing other than sowing distrust? I can only buy into the fear and think that is probably their goal, because a divided population is easier to control.
So, who else can you apparently spot via easy visual cues? A terrorist? A communist? A muslim? A jew?