We find video cameras everywhere these days; shopping centres, car parks, banks, football grounds, large houses, hospitals, as "traffic controls", etc. These are all "public" video cameras which do have some use, but we must also regard them as security measures. Mainly, these cameras are there to deter potential "criminals" and instil a healthy sense of paranoia. These cameras are mainly preventative although they are increasingly being used evidentially. For example, a programme about surveillance cameras a while back showed a couple of friends arguing in an empty car park. The argument became a fight and both men received injuries before the police arrived, having been alerted by the staff in the CCTV control room. Both men were then arrested for affray and even though they said in court that it was a small argument that had now been sorted, both were convicted and jailed.
Camera surveillance is now part of everyday life and because of their numbers we often simply fail to notice cameras. They are used and monitored by two separate groups. Firstly, the police and State security agencies and secondly, by the propertied classes who are unhappy with the level of security offered by the police. Video cameras can be disabled in any number of ways. Spray paint on the lenses, stickers, glass etching fluid, a lump hammer, airguns with steel pellets, etc. Big Brother is watching you, but you can do a lot to damage his eyesight.
Video And The Police
These days the police are attaching a great deal of importance to videos and have special video teams who, covertly and openly, monitor demos, pickets, riots, gigs, etc. in order to provide concrete evidence of crimes being committed and to be able to identify individuals and the groups they are associated with. You can no longer go to a demo or even a covert B&H gig really without a high chance of being recorded. Thsi is done to identify regulars and "ringleaders". This information is shared by police forces woldwide. At certain events it is common for the police to pose as news teams and "interview" those taking part. In our case though, the surveillance is more likely to be covert with the police using long-range cameras or cameras concealed in a parked van or building opposite.
Video And The Private Sector
Because of the appallingly low clear-up rate that the police have for crimes against property, rich people and companies are increasingly resorting to private security firms. This applies particularly to companies that suffer from expensive vandalism, e.g. banks, vivisection labs, animal exporters and your local red bookshop.
To deal with this surveillance the most important thing is to be unrecognisable. For the most part this means keeping masks and balaclavas handy but not in situations where this may look too suspicious, such as a march or daylight activity. (For us, as White Nationalists, there is always the Public Order Act which bans "political uniforms" and the wearing of clothing that covers the face will not be tolerated by the police, although watching news footage of events organised by reds, etc. this rule doesn't seem to be univerally applied). Hats, caps and glasses can be worn though, but try to avoid wearing conspicuous clothing as this will make you stick out.
It is possible to burn the cone of video cameras by simply pointing the flash gun of a camera directly into the lens and giving them a burst, thus making them unusable. The best place to try this is at demos with the cameras of the cops and the TV crews (for all practical purposes, the two are indistinguishable). The same thing can be tried on private security cameras, really just for the harassment value, but this will not always work as they often have anti-glare coating on their lenses or are keyed for night-time use, and in both cases will not register high levels of light. Many security cameras will work perfectly at night, either with the aid of floodlighting or with infra-red. You can be seen in pitch darkness.
Police Helicopters And Their Video Capacity
Police helicopters carry radio receiving and transmission capabilities on microwave frequencies, video surveillance equipment, night searchlights, loud hailers and on-board computer terminals. Most police helicopters now also carry heat-seeking image intensifiers that can detect body heat even when hidden. This can be used to detect fugitives in areas of low population.
The helicopter crew will be in constant contact with the ground and their response time is very fast. For example, they can fly across London in just 15 minutes. The pilots are police officers. The video camera is mounted on the side of the fuselage and can be pointed in any direction and focused to record a face in a crowd. The picture is monitored on board but using microwave transmission it can also be monitored from vans or the command centre at New Scotland Yard. This system is called "Hele-Tele" and in practice it means that an individual in a crowd can be isolated, identified, and police on the ground can be redirected to him by radio, even when he is only visible from the air. At night, the camera is complimented by a powerful directional searchlight, although it can use existing light, or work on infra-red frequencies, but with a distinct loss of quality. This has been used in Ulster for spotting night time movements, especially on the Border. In places where there is a large amount of residual heat, such as built-up areas, image intensifiers lose much of their effectiveness.
The on-board computer is a terminal, which means they have all the information on the PNC to work with. This makes the system autonomous. In practice, they can spot a car from the air, zoom in on its plates, then find out the name and address of the owner/previous owner together with details of any criminal record they may have. In fact all the information available on the PNC.
The heat sensitive equipment carried by police helicopters is delicate and they don't much like rockets and distress flares being fired at them. This is about all that could be used to annoy them, short of building a microwave radio jammer or launching a SAM missile!
Demos, Pickets, Riots, Etc.
Since the 1997 Public Order Act came into effect, and even more so with the Criminal Justice Act, all public demonstrations, etc. have come under much stricter control. As far as we are concerned, marches and public meetings are a thing of the past in inner city areas. They'll be able to find some law to stop us even selling perfectly legal literature publicly, as they've done at Brick Lane since 1993. At every meeting that's advertised to paid-up members of a "respectable" Nationalist group, there's a SB officer or his CID equivalent taking notes and making a report, picking out "ringleaders", etc. Information gathering is all-important. Photographers and video crews will be outside to take pictures of everyone attending, in the hope of convicting or identifying them later.
After a riot, there will be all the usual shower of "community leaders" and "community policemen" sifting through all the
available phtograph and film footage. TV companies and papers willingly supply all their photos and footage to the police. On the rare occasions when they are unwilling to do this the courts will force them to hand the footage over to the police. Although cameras are useful, from our point of view, for recording arrests, they can also help to convict. There is no reason at all for anyone to go to a gig or meeting with a camera. Where does Gable get his photos of all our gigs from? In a riot situation, people seem to think that carrying a camera makes them a non-combatant. Perhaps everyone could leave their cameras at home...at least then we'd know who were the cops.
On a neighbourhood level, information is gathered in many ways. Some of these are seemingly quite innocent, but it is intelligence gathering nevertheless. It is obtained by police on patrol, by undercover squads operating in secret, by talking to shopkeepers and garage proprietors, from the public via neighbourhood watch schemes and by formal meetings with other officials who possess information. Much police intelligence can be gathered from the police's own records, and even factual criminal records can be turned to intelligence purposes. This is even more the case in crime reports which contain many details of persons who became involved, either as witnesses or victims in the criminal process.
The neighbourhood community copper does most of the "spade work", gathering gossip and slander, and making prejudicial judgements of their own. All local information is relayed back to the station where it is processed. Most forces now have their own computer, independent of the PNC, where all local intelligence is stored. However, the local system and the PNC "talk" to each other and exchange information.
We should also be aware of the type of people who are likely to provide intelligence to the State at a local level. No matter what the organisation (local police/CID/SB/MI5), information is gathered by bribery, intimidation, the "recruitment" of civilians as spies/neighbours, the local grocer, the milkman, postman, local clergy, access to local government files, social welfare, vehicle licensing, local housing department files, observations by electricity and gas meter readers, etc. In short, the recruitment of everyone and anyone who is willing to assist the secret police. School teachers are a particularly attractive proposition in this respect. The types of homework essays set for kids can be particularly revealing; "A Day in the Life of my Family", "My Family's Best Friends", "My Family's Likes and Dislikes". Essays on these subjects can all be quite entertaining, or not quite so, depending on your perspective, motives and objectives. Is this an exaggeration? Think about it...would you trust your ex-Headmaster? Also, remarks your kids make in class, especially on the subject of race, etc. will be noted and the police will have access to all files at the school. Why do people grass each other up you may wonder? Usually out of "public spiritedness", or just because they're impressed by a badge.
Special Branch is the executive wing of MI5, or if you prefer, Britain's secret police. All references to Special Branch also apply to the recently formed Racial and Violent Crimes Taskforce which was set up following the MacPherson report and the London nail-bombings. This latter body is the most overtly political police body in existence. They even employ Gable as a "special adviser" so you can see where they're coming from. Normally they are accountable to the CID, but operationally SB report to MI5 and the Home Office. Their headquarters are at New Scotland Yard. Almost every police force has SB officers attached to it. Their main job is gathering intelligence for MI5, that is things that concern "internal security". They have total access to information gathered locally by the police and any that they concentrate on themselves. They use the PNC to a far greater degree than the police.
Special Branch have various methods of collecting information and various sources. Surprisingly perhaps, 75% of information is given away free. Here are a few examples:
1) All the names and addresses of political activists who appear in the press, national and local, are noted and indexed. Extra prints of demos, etc. can be acquired from the papers for background research and journalists will be asked to supply additional information such as the names and addresses of people who write letters about such forbidden subjects as race, etc. to the paper.
2) All those signing petitions to Parliament, even in the most innocuous cases.
3) Letters coming to the Branch from members of the public, giving details about their neighbours or pictures of political activities naming someone they know.
4) The papers, magazines, pamphlets, etc. of political groups. Where possible they subscribe via a box number. Newspapers from Nationalist groups containing pictures of activists selling papers, etc. are a big favourite.
5) During raids by both the Branch and the police, the contents of address books, letters, photo albums, cheque stubs, etc. are all noted down and cross-indexed to determine "friendship networks".
6) Telephone tapping and mail surveillance. All mail can be read without you noticing it's been tampered with.
7) Trials of members of political groups are watched for those who attend and help the defence. Branch officers are at all entrances to the court and photos are taken covertly, either from a van or window opposite the court.
8) Approaches for information are made to employers and State officials of all types, like DSS personnel, doctors, teachers, postmen, etc.
9) A report on every meeting and demo of any Nationalist group is prepared by the Branch or the CID/police in attendance. The contents of speeches are noted, "ringleaders" are identified and photos and video footage are taken.
10) Grasses, touts and informants. There are five main kinds:
i) The "innocent" informer who tells a Branch officer what he considers to be common knowledge about colleagues in the movement, etc. Also in this category are the reactionaries who grass up those they consider to be a threat to society, or when they might profit by the downfall of the victim. Both these types are unpaid and act out of a sense of "public spiritedness", or because they've been watching too much of The Bill on the ZOG Box.
ii) The "innocent" revolutionary who also tells "what everyone knows". Branch officers are usually ill-informed and giving them any information at all is stupid.
iii) Paid informers. Comparatively rare, but someone sympathetic to the Branch or just mercenary and who is paid in cash for information.
iv) "Paid in kind" informers. More common, these are people over whom the Branch has some sort of hold (threat of prosecution, embarrassing information, etc.) and who are forced to give out details.
v) Undercover Branch officers. There are not many of these and they tend to infiltrate organisations and campaigns which are new or loosely bound and in which the participants are less likely to know one another.
Special Branch keep a close eye on the "right wing" in Britain but their job is not made easy by the abundance of factions and splinter groups. More and more members of these groups, pissed off at their lack of progress, are ignoring the "democratic road to Nationalism" and advocating direct action (how shocking!). The disadvantage that this poses for the Branch is that whilst openly legal, democratic groups are easy to watch and categorise, groups without leaders and no central command structure or organisation are much harder to keep track of. Openly legal, democratic groups offer the Branch all the information they could wish for on a plate. These groups hold lists of all their members with full details of names, addresses, telephone numbers, etc. Such lists are guaranteed to fall into the laps of the Branch on a regular basis. Not content with that, these groups then helpfully organise regular ZOG photo shoots (sorry, marches and demonstrations) so that the Branch can also put faces to the names they already have. It's not surprising that groups such as these will never be banned, despite the State's opposition to their beliefs. They are just too useful a tool to lose.
MI5 is the domestic intelligence service, responsible for intelligence, counter-espionage and security within the UK. It's main task is the monitoring of subversive groups and individuals who might pose a threat to national security. It also monitors the activities of foreign nationals/agents and of diplomatic staff in Britain. In practice, any group whether open or covert, must of necessity come into contact with MI5.
MI5 is officially known as the Security Service and has 9 branches; Counter-Espionage, Protective Security, Counter-Sabotage, Counter-Subversion, Intelligence and Operations, Scientific and Support Services, Computer Division, Training and Registry, Administration and Finance. All these branches are divided into sub-sections, all of which have a specific job to do: i.e. F Branch deals with groups as diverse as C18, the BNP, NF, red groups, anarchists, etc; A Branch deals with criminals such as large-scale thieves, etc; K Branch studies foreign powers.
Telephones are poison. From the very outset, it is wisest to assume that everything said on a telephone is totally public and that everything can be heard. Britain has one of the most advanced telephone systems in the world. Every call is recorded; date, time, duration, recipient, town, country, cost, etc. They send you an itemised bill - the police can easily get a list of people who ring you. Telephone systems can be made to automatically monitor conversations and begin recording should key words enter the conversation. This has been used for quite a while now in Ulster.
It is already possible to tap any phone in Britain from one command centre. If your phone is tapped, it is unlikely that you will notice anything out of the ordinary, although it has been known for people to pick up the receiver and hear their previous conversation being played back to them! It's more likely you'll have a clearer line than usual, as this is in the bugger's interest. Telephones are tapped at the exchange or from a command centre, so you are highly unlikely to find a little transmitter in the set itself. If this happens, it's more likely that you are a victim of industrial espionage.
One of the ways to check if you are being bugged is to arrange a fake action over the phone and see how many coppers turn up! Another way to have fun is to ring up a friend and at a prearranged signal you both reduce your voices to a whisper. If a bugger is listening in, they'll hopefully turn up their headphones to hear better. Your friend gets off the line and you blow a referee's whistle as hard as you can down the phone. This should shatter the bastard's eardrums although it might not make you too popular! Unfortunately, this little joke will not usually work as most calls are recorded automatically. Still, it's worth it for the nuisance value.
The circuit of your phone can also be left open, and while it will still work properly, the mouthpiece turns into a microphone and can be used to record anything that is said in the room. For this reason it's best to keep your phone in a drawer or next to a playing radio.
Once again, telephones can never be secure. If at all possible, stay away from them but if you have to use them, take care.