Stalker, Conspiracy?

[…] had been under electronic surveillance. In October 1984 it was originally denied to Stalker that the hay shed had been bugged, but army officers confirmed that a bug had been planted by MI5 and its product recorded by a police and Army technical team. ‘The tape was to become the rope in a bitter […]

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Five at Eye

[…] had bugged and kept under surveillance a number of Labour M.P.s. Wilson put an end to the practise. The Security Service solution to this reversal was to bug the phones of friends of these M.P.s and, in particular, members of the so-called Wilson Circle. This prophetic passage appeared in Auberon Waugh’s column in the […]

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Jim Hougan’s Watergate theory tested in court

[…] DNC, despite repeated, targeted searches by the FBI of every telephone in the office, no bugs had ever been there to be found. I argue that the bug monitored by James McCord’s employee, Alfred Baldwin, was actually in the telephone at the Columbia Plaza – and not in the DNC office of Spencer Oliver. […]

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Moscow Gold: ‘the Communist threat’ in post-war Britain

[…] November 1991. ‘The rumbled rouble trauma’, Guardian, 19 November 1991. Guardian 15 November 1991 Spycatcher p. 175 In fact, says Falber, he kept no records. One such bug is pictured on p. 31 of the Independent, 25 November 1989. How was the money used once it reached the CPGB? That is not yet known […]

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Mind Control and the American Government

The spectre of technofascism haunts the democratic nations. All the powers of the espionage empire and the scientific establishment have entered into an unholy alliance to evoke this spectre: psychiatrist and spy, Dulles and Delgado, microwave specialists and clandestine operators. Substantial evidence exists linking members of the American intelligence community — including the Central Intelligence […]

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Two Sides of Ireland (Book reviews)

[…] the “hayshed shoot-out” in November 1982. Doherty is critical of early reports of the existence of a tape-recording of the incident made by E4A using an MI5 bug, and dismisses it as a red herring. This seems unlikely considering the amount of information about the tape, and Stalker’s struggle to obtain it which has […]

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Watergate revisited: Hougan’s ‘Secret Agenda’

[…] by the very organisation that unwittingly provided them with cover.” (p309) With this thesis Hougan answers the perplexing question of why the ‘Plumbers’ tried so hard to bug the DNC when most of its politically sensitive operations had been moved elsewhere. The Republicans were after the sexual dirt on the Democrats in the DNC. […]

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Old spooks’ tales

[…] he won the election in 1968, he would make them a permanent part of the Republican National Committee…’ ‘…in 1944…the British asked the FBI if they could bug American Jews. And Hoover, a great anti-semite himself, said, sure…. we have the British using American equipment to bug American Jews. In England we use American […]

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There’s no smear like an old smear

[…] this gossip is undermined by another of his fantasies about Jack Jones and Hugh Scanlon. In Spycatcher Wright had them addressing a Heath Cabinet meeting. Here MI5 bug a meeting at CPGB headquarters attended by Jack Jones and Hugh Scanlon, ‘representing the TUC…. a lot of trade union leaders and two Russian trade union […]

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