Posts Tagged ‘anarchists’

ClandesTime 162 - The Spook Who Sat by the Door

ClandesTime 162 – The Spook Who Sat by the Door

The Spook Who Sat by the Door tells the story of the first African-American to be recruited by the CIA. After becoming disillusioned with the Agency he quits and sets up a black power guerilla army that wages urban war across the United States. According to its writer Sam Greenlee ...
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ClandesTime 150 - The Weather Underground

ClandesTime 150 – The Weather Underground

The Weather Underground were the most active and successful militant left-wing group in US history. As part of their anti-Vietnam war operations they bombed the Pentagon, the State Department, corporate headquarters and other high-profile targets. In this episode I examine whether they were a lethal terrorist organisation, or a non-lethal ...
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Subscriber Podcast #16 - Why I do What I do

Subscriber Podcast #16 – Why I do What I do

On this month's subscriber-only podcast I talk about my political and personal motives for doing this sort of work as well some of my thoughts on strategies for tackling political problems. I discuss the history of anarchism - both intellectual and terroristic - and how I see my work fitting ...
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ClandesTime 133 - Was the Unabomber Right?

ClandesTime 133 – Was the Unabomber Right?

Ted Kaczynski is most famous for both being the most prolific serial bomber in US history and for writing the Unabomber Manifesto – a political-philosophical tract that was published by major newspapers and by the FBI. This week I take a look at the life of Ted Kaczynski and conduct ...
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That time Margaret Thatcher was briefed about the Sex Pistols

That time Margaret Thatcher was briefed about the Sex Pistols

In 1987, as part of a typical politician's attempts to seem down with the kids, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher did an interview with the pop magazine Smash Hits.  There was just one problem: Thatcher knew absolutely nothing about pop music, or anything even close.  So her advisors drew up ...
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Disinfowars 17 - The Mystery of Martial Bourdin

Disinfowars 17 – The Mystery of Martial Bourdin

Martial Bourdin was an anarchist who accidentally blew himself up near the Greenwich Royal Observatory in London in 1894. This event formed the basis for a book by Joseph Conrad and a film by Alfred Hitchcock, but behind the absurdity and horror lies a familiar tale of secret agents, insider ...
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George Orwell MI5 and Special Branch files

George Orwell MI5 and Special Branch files

As with virtually every other 20th century writer of significance, George Orwell was on the books of the intelligence services as a suspected Communist. His FBI file only contains material from after his death, but MI5 and Special Branch had tabs on him for 15 years before that. The files ...
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ClandesTime 049 - Is There Anyone to Vote For?

ClandesTime 049 – Is There Anyone to Vote For?

I reflect on the forthcoming British general election and consider whether any of the candidates are worthy of my vote.  I look at the three main parties (Tory, Liberal, Labour), the three alternatives that are rising in popularity (UKIP, Green, SNP) and a couple of new fringe parties that I ...
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ClandesTime 029 - Humanarchy

ClandesTime 029 – Humanarchy

In this episode I talk about a new website called Humanarchy, an open source political philosophy project. I discuss some of my own background in philosophy, how I came back to the topic after years researching false flag terrorism and popular culture, the ideas that inspired me to start this ...
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ClandesTime 015 - Mark Stone/Kennedy

ClandesTime 015 – Mark Stone/Kennedy

Mark Kennedy was an undercover policeman who infiltrated the British anarchist movement for 7 years. In this episode I recount this story, highlighting how Kennedy (under the pseudonym Mark Stone) acted as an agent provocateur in cases that have now collapsed or are under appeal. I also look at how ...
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Thatchergate Files on Faked Reagan-Thatcher phone call

Thatchergate Files on Faked Reagan-Thatcher phone call

Shortly before the UK general election of June 1983 the Thatchergate scandal broke when a tape recording and an anonymous letter were sent to several Dutch newspapers. The recording was purportedly a phone conversation between then UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and then US President Ronald Reagan. The conversation included ...
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James Bond a moral standard according to High Court

James Bond a moral standard according to High Court

A recent ruling by the High Court has established that the behaviour of fictional spy James Bond is now an acceptable benchmark for the behaviour of real spies in the real world. The ruling concerned a case being brought by several political activists who formed sexual relationships with people they ...
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