Stalker, Conspiracy?

Lobster Issue 23 (1992) £££

[…] 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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Operation Brogue

Lobster Issue 4 (1984) £££

In the mainland UK press the bugging of a house used by Seamus Mallon, deputy leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party, was presented as (merely) another mysterious and rather inept example of ‘dirty tricks’ in Irish politics. (See eg Guardian 20th February 1984) A brief story appeared and then vanished again. But Irish … Read more

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The view from the bridge. Hidden Agendas. Jack Hill. Ghandi. Sinn Fein. Oswald

Lobster Issue 36 (Winter 1998/9) £££

[…] senior Sinn Fein people involved in the Northern Ireland peace talks, Gerry Kelly, was bugged for the three years leading up to the talks. Transcripts from the bug ‘passed to the Cabinet, played a key role in helping the government decide if the UIRA ceasefire was genuine’. It is said the Kelly was tipped […]

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Jim Hougan’s Watergate theory tested in court

Lobster Issue 41 (Summer 2001) £££

[…] 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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Five at Eye

Lobster Issue 17 (1988) £££

[…] 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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Hilda Murrell: a death in the private sector

Lobster Issue 16 (1988) £££

This is the first anonymous article we have ever printed. However, we know the identity of the author and have absolute confidence in the person who provided us with the document. In places we have removed small sections, indicated by the use of brackets (—–), which provided personal details which would have made identifying the … Read more

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Mind Control and the American Government

Lobster Issue 23 (1992) £££

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)

Lobster Issue 13 (1987) £££

[…] 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’

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[…] 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

Lobster Issue 36 (Winter 1998/9) £££

[…] 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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