Filed under: Politics | Tags: bae, caat, conspiracy, evelyn le chene, paranoia, spying, surveillance
This article (via ukwatch) is absolutely required reading for anyone who wants to understand how the world works. Sometimes the left is accused of seeing conspiracies and being generally paranoid about what the wealthy and powerful get up to. But, as the title says…
Then, in September 2003, the Sunday Times exposed a “spy network” run by a woman called Evelyn Le Chêne on behalf of BAE Systems, the giant, multinational arms manufacturer. The story claimed that Le Chêne had a database of more than 148,000 names and addresses of activists, peace campaigners, environmentalists and union members, and that she was running spies who posed as activists to obtain confidential information from pressure groups. According to the story, reports on CAAT were at one point being sent daily to BAE’s security group from within the organisation.
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