"So before and during the Iraq War, the organization of antiwar rallies
was regarded as a fit matter for police surveillance; so were the
monthly Critical Mass bicycle rallies, as well as groups protesting at
the Republican National Convention in 2004, and a range of Islamic
facilities, from mosques to college student clubs. Undercover New York
police officers showed up at activists’ meetings all over the country,
carrying guitars and knapsacks."
The use of undercover police to routinely infiltrate non-violent
organisations is profoundly anti-democratic. This is not just a problem
in New York, of course.
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics