Tag Archives: blacklisting

Blacklisted: 600 UK companies yet to be sued by 30,000 workers on Economic League files

Today it was announced that 256 construction workers would receive £10 million in compensation as a result of blacklisting. Earlier this month 420 trade unionists secured damages of around £50m and there have also been out-of-court settlements. Altogether 800 building … Continue reading

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Blacklisting the blacklisters: the evidence revisited (subscribers, key players, finances, etc)

The alleged architect of the construction ‘blacklisting’ scandal, Cullum McAlpine, who has been described as the mastermind behind the construction ‘blacklisting’ scandal that hit headlines over the past two years, has refused to give evidence in the High Court case … Continue reading

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“the law has been abused…by the State”: ex-spycop on UK counter-extremism

Just over two years ago, Gordon Mills, a former sypcop who liaised with the blacklisting agency The Consulting Association, penned a thesis that was primarily about animal rights activists and the undercover units that monitored them. The 300+ page dissertation … Continue reading

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Blacklisters named (extended list); Court orders firms to produce blacklisting docs

On the day that the Pitchford Inquiry opened into Undercover Policing (see also links at end of article) we publish an extended list of UK firms involved in blacklisting, as well as those companies named today in the High Court … Continue reading

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Blacklisting and the role of social media and vetting agencies (private and govt)

The days of organisations like the Economic League and the Consulting Association keeping lists of political activists and trade union militants are, thankfully, long gone. These organisations were products of the 20th Century, though the CA managed to continue into … Continue reading

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Local UK police chief admits direct involvement in blacklisting/censorship

In France, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, millions pledged support to free speech, but in the UK Bristol police slipped up when their most senior officer inadvertently admitted to the BBC he had intervened to ensure a … Continue reading

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Blacklisting and the police: the revolving door

The links between British police, Special Branch, MI5, the Conservative Party and blacklisting organisations go back to the post-World War 1 years. In the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s the Economic League ran most of the blacklisting activities throughout the UK. … Continue reading

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