Gordon Winter: Inside BOSS and After

[…] and their characters are rubbished; operations are mounted to discredit them and disrupt their lives – and worse. Gordon Winter is an Englishman who was recruited by BOSS. His 1981 book Inside BOSS, was the first (and only) inside account of South Africa’s intelligence agency. The book was not reprinted after its first edition […]

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Vindication is a dish still edible when cold

Gordon Winter In Lobster 18, dated October 1989, under the headline: ‘Inside BOSS and After‘, you wrote the following: ‘Gordon Winter is an Englishman who was recruited by BOSS. His 1981 book Inside BOSS, was the first (and only) inside account of South Africa’s intelligence agency. We still think this is one of the […]

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Jonestown. The secret life of Jim Jones: a parapolitical fugue

[…] did until the firm went bankrupt, under scandalous circumstances, in 1967. Though this occurred more than ten years before Jonestown, Invesco’s former assistant manager – Jim Jones’s boss – was still in Rio at the time of the massacre. An American who had come to Brazil in the late 1940s, and stayed, he was […]

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Right-wing Terrorists and the Extraparliamentary Left in Post-World War 2 Europe: Collusion or Manipulation?

[…] (BND) (94), the Spanish Direccion General de Seguridad (DGS), the Greek Kentrike Yperesia Plirophorion (KYP or Central Intelligence Service), and the South African Bureau of State Security (BOSS) (95): a unit that specialized in recruiting and training mercenaries in the arcane arts of ‘unconventional’ warfare; a strategic centre for coordinating ‘subversion and intoxication operations’ […]

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Our Friends in the North West: The Owen Oyston Affair

[…] Paul Halloran arrangements for meeting Owen Oyston in London in July. He also received a telephone call from detective Chris More who had been shadowing model agency boss Peter Martin and reported that Martin was ‘said to be involved forming companies for Oyston.’ 23 June Murrin and Hounam of The Sunday Times met Melanie […]

The View from the Bridge

[…] in the August 1994 edition of their magazine, Socialist Standard, on page 126, we find this paragraph. ‘Feeling paranoid? Not as much as they are. According to BOSS agent, Robin Ramsay (In an interview cut from a 1981 Panorama programme, but printed verbatim elsewhere), British intelligence has a saying that if there is a […]

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Heritage of Stone; JFK and JFK

[…] current favourite speculative theory which accommodates the U.S. state involves the so-called apertura a sinistra or opening to the left in Italy. Nearly ten years ago former BOSS agent Gordon Winter replied to a letter from Steve Dorril about BOSS’s view of the assassination with the answer that BOSS files had attributed it to […]

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Liddle and Lobbygate: reflections on a Downing Street drama

[…] who you want to meet and Derek and I will make the call for you.’ Newspaper reports told us that immediately after the story broke, Draper’s former boss, Mandelson, saw his current boss, Sir Ian Wrigglesworth, (who happens to be Mandelson’s next-door neighbour in West London) and within a day Draper had lost his […]

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Bibliography

[…] Scrap the Act, London, no date but probably 1977 Andrews,Christopher, Secret Service, London 1985 August, Frantisek and Rees, David Red Star Over Prague, London 1984 Barber, James BOSS in Britain in African Affairs July 1983 Barzilay, David The British Army in Ulster (3 vols), Belfast 1973 Beichmann, Arnold Hugger Mugger in Old Queen Street […]

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The ‘private armies’ of 1974 re-examined

[…] know? The Society for Individual Freedom was behind the prosecution of Peter Hain after the success of the Stop the Seventy Tour – with considerable help from BOSS. (63) Winter infiltrated the campaign from the off, taping its first meeting. SIF’S Francis Bennion went on a speaking tour of South Africa to raise money […]

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