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From The Socialist newspaper, 20 May 2015

State and big business spied on activists

The general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) Matt Wrack reacted angrily to the news that police undercover agents had spied on him at anti-racist activities during the 1990s.

Blacklisted trade unionist Dave Smith made the claims at a fringe meeting at the recent FBU conference. In his recent book on blacklisting Smith says that Special Demonstration Squad agents had infiltrated trade unions and socialist organisations. Activist names were handed to the notorious Consulting Association which then passed this information on to employers. Socialist Party members were prominent targets of the SDS. Many workers on this blacklist were unable to find employment.

Blacklisting: The secret war between big business and trade union activists

Public meeting hosted by the Haldane Society of socialist lawyers and the Institute of Employment Rights

Tuesday 2 June 2015, 6.30pm

Diskus Room, Unite union office, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1

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