12 Corporate Espionage Tactics Used Against Leading Progressive Groups, Activists and Whistleblowers @alternet
12 Corporate Espionage Tactics Used Against Leading Progressive Groups, Activists and Whistleblowers @alternet
WordPress informed me that on 23rd July I had reached my blog’s 2 year anniversary.
I’m quite pleased about that. Two years and both myself and the blog are still here.
Two and a half years ago my husband passed away with terminal cancer. There were peculiarities regarding his medical treatment in his last months which caused me concern. But bizarre behaviour from a relative sent me searching to Wikipedia reference desk for an explanation. They told me her behaviour was “gaslighting” a term unknown to me, and another unknown term “mobbing” which they suggested I check out. In the process I discovered the term “gang stalking” which gave an explanation for the stalking I had been subject to while a Philosophy student at the New University of Ulster (Coleraine campus) in the seventies, my inability to find work afterwards, police interference when I did find work, strange comments and behaviour from people over the years implying that I had been in prison, or my qualifications were fraudulent, which oddly, no prospective employer ever asked to see. The ongoing harassment from neighbours my late husband and I experienced in the twenty years we lived in London, with good neighbours being driven out by noise and anti-social behaviour to be replaced by extreme noise pests, and people who vandalised the property forcing tenants to leave when they were flooded out by overflowing baths, and arson events. Denial of correct diagnosis resulting in witholding proper medical treatment – I was a textbook gang stalking target.
The site targeted-individuals created by British Gulf War veterans who found when they tried to get proper medical treatment for Gulf War syndrome, the authorities denied that any such thing existed, justifying witholding treatment and pensions, was followed by a dirty tricks campaign directed against the veterans and their families – as if the establishment were waging covert war against them. Despite the fact these men were experienced soldiers and not easily shocked, they were shocked by the methods used and the site targeted-individuals was the result.
The other site I found useful is the Canadian exposegangstalking, which is undergoing a name change to exposeblacklisting.
So I started my own blog – this one, originally called “Gang stalked and slandered” to tell what had happened to me at university and subsequently. I soon realised apart from adding my own story there was little I could add to the few excellent gang stalking sites struggling to be heard among an amazing sea of nonsense. But my perspective was slightly different from the sites which describe gang stalking methods accurately and the subjective sites where distressed and bewildered victims describe what is happening to them and pleading what can they do to end their persecution. I noticed that a great many people associated with me had suffered significant financial losses – they had been swindled out of their life’s savings, their homes and businesses. I also noticed businesses that I had been a customer of – retail, cafes, hotels and accommodation had immediately altered their method of doing business. From being fairly priced, honest businesses, they went overnight to high prices, removing economical lines, upgrading and extending, increasing hours and cutting staff, often replaced by more exploitable migrants. In short, minimising service, overworking staff and maximising profit. Change of ownership and businesses closing down overnight was also common. It seemed my role in all this, which has every appearance of a major criminal racket, was to act as unconsenting and at the time, unknowing bait or decoy. Everyone associated with me told the slander that I was a heinous criminal was giving their cooperation to people whose real agenda was to enslave them and steal their assets. My view is a minority view among Targeted Individuals, but there are others who have also suggested gang stalking is an organised crime criminal racket noticing how gang stalkers take over properties and others who have also suggested that gang stalking targets are not the primary targets, but only the bait to recruit the real targets – for reasons unknown.
As I started to blog I soon realised two things. Firstly as a writer I am strictly amateur. Most blogs I read were written by people with real professionalism – better writers, more accurate researchers, better qualified academically, sometimes trained and experienced journalists. I thought, why should anyone read your blog when there are better bloggers?
The other thing I realised was – you are preaching to the converted. The only people who are going to read a gang stalking site are other targets. Gang stalking does not make any sense to someone not on the receiving end, as the gang stalking methods are gaslighting techniques, are concealed and secretive as most crimes are, and appears to be sheltering under colour of law.
But my view that gang stalkers are not solely concerned with Targeted Individuals, but only using them as tools in a much larger scam which potentialy targets anyone with any kind of exploitable asset caused me to broaden my perspective. I realised that the manipulative and exploitative techniques used against myself and people associated with me were being applied to society in general. Gang stalking method – interfering with mail deliveries. Letters, especially official letters would get “lost in the post” or arrive late, causing financial losses or difficulties, which took more time and resources to sort out, generally with an unhelpful bureaucracy which implied I was responsible. This has become a common complaint with unemployment and sickness benefit claimants, who end up losing benefits as a result and are harassed and abused for something outside their control. Gang stalking method – losing or stealing essential documents. I tried to make an appointment with my doctor in London. The secretary told me I was not registered with them. I had been with that doctor for 10 years. The doctor appeared, very flustered and explained that my records had mysteriously been sent to the other side of London. Welfare claimants are complaining that offices where they make a claim are “losing” their medical records. We are very dependent on our documents. They prove who we are and they prove our legal entitlements. Identity Theft is at record levels, but the authorities are uninterested.
In short I realised that the injustice of gang stalking was only part of a much bigger picture, and everyone who is being discriminated against, vilified, denied their entitlement by society’s institutions the same formula is being applied – the gang stalking formula. Before robbing the victim slander them and make out they are a criminal or not who they say they are. Encourage those in their vicinity to join in the abuse – as in mobbing. Cheat the target out of their just entitlements by any method that can be got away with and justified – however flimsy or insulting the excuse. Charge for services not received, especially utilities. Delay, withold or give incorrect medical treatment, making the condition worse. Use that as an opportunity to accuse the carer of abuse. Have lawyers give incorrect advice. Get people to change Will’s to cheat family out of their inheritance. Break up marriages and use children to harass people. You could write an encyclopedia on the methods used – and they are everywhere. And the targets are everyone. Not only the people at the bottom of the social heap, working class and ethnic groups, used as bait, the scapegoats, but people in the class above who have managed a small amount of success in their lives, perhaps by owning their own home, or a successful business or by being a landlord.
So I changed the name of my site from “Gang stalked and slandered” to “Citizens, not serfs”. My interest is anyone who is being unjustly victimised, very often by the instruments of the state.
The danger of preaching to the converted is the failure to realise the common ground, the methods being used against us, how we are misdirected to struggle against false enemies invented for us, and the fact that the same methods of oppression are being used against us all, by the same class of elite criminals who view everything of value in society as their property and everyone not of their class, a slave.
A guide to “No Comment” police interviews http://www.darkpolitricks.com/a-guide-to-no-comment-police-interviews/#.VXm8LQcTQ94.twitter
If all our police were honest and our authorities were trustworthy, the advice in this article would not be needed. Neither innocence nor naivety will protect you from corrupt police/authorities and they are trained in dirty tricks – you aren’t. The comments are worth reading too.
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Top-secret documents obtained by the CBC show Canada’s electronic spy agency Communication Security Establishment (CSE) has developed a vast arsenal of cyberwarfare tools alongside its U.S. and British counterparts to hack into computers and phones in many parts of the world, including in friendly trade countries like Mexico and hotspots like the Middle East.
Details of the CSE’s capabilities are revealed in several top-secret documents analyzed by CBC News in collaboration with The Intercept.
The latest top-secret documents illustrate the development of a large stockpile of Canadian cyber-spy capabilities that go beyond hacking for intelligence, including:
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19 Otley Road, 245A Balham High Road Tooting, 28 Spring Grove Harrogate, 91 Laitwood Road Balham, Balham Sorting and Delivery Office, dirty tricks, framing perceptions, identity theft, manipulating media, Mr William Andrew McCleary, slander, smear campaign, Wimbledon Sewing Machines
What a surprise. While researching forced adoptions I came across the following reference to my own site, “Citizens, not serfs”. The comment on “The New Feudalism” included ” your children are not your own” a reference to State forced adoption, though not specifically stated. My tags for the article also included “child stealing” although that is not a tag I used as it wasn’t the focus of my comment, which was about neo-feudalism in general. I have removed the tag. Interested to see if it stays removed.
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And a heading from the WordPress reader page:
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Citizens, not serfs
The New Feudalism
Your SAVINGS are not your own.
Your PENSIONS are not your own.
Your HOMES are not your own.
I have re-blogged some articles about “child-stealing” principally from “Victims Unite” and related sites, about present day forced adoptions which appear to be a modern day continuance of the State baby-snatching which was endemic in Western nations post-war.
As I have mentioned on previous blogs I am concerned, that as a Targeted Individual I am being set up for Identity Theft and to this end the public perspective of an alternative false identity is being created for me, namely that I am a gypsy. It was brought to my attention when a staff member in a supermarket asked me if I had heard about the Irish gypsies with the kidnapped child. When I go out people dressed like gypsies appear in my vicinity and when I went to the library children would come and sit beside me when there were plenty of other places they could sit. Because of this I stopped going to the library and bought an ipad, then someone moved into the room beside me who appeared to be concealing a child in his room.
To set the record straight, I am the widow of the late Mr William Andrew McCleary, his second wife. His first wife who also has nearly the same name, also lives in Harrogate, and has lived here for more than 10 years.
My present address is 28 Spring Grove. Prior to that I lived at 19 Otley Road, which I shared with my husband from August 2011 until his death from cancer last year.
We moved to Harrogate from London when our rent reached the level it consumed either my entire monthly income or my husband’s, who had retired due to ill-health.
That address was 245A Balham High Road, Tooting, where we had lived for 11 years. My husband was a Sales Executive at Wimbledon Sewing Machines, located in Tooting, for 17 years. I worked for Royal Mail as a postman/cook at Balham Sorting and Delivery Office, also for 17 years.
Prior to that we lived for 6 months at 283 Cavendish Road, until a fire in the flat above forced us to move.
Prior to that we lived at 91 Laitwood Road, Balham, for 9 years, until an IRA man moved into the house and all the tenants moved out.
If anybody thinks any kind of racket is going on at 28 Spring Grove Harrogate, by all means do anything in your power to draw attention to it, which is what I have been trying to do. Use Google to snoop and watch if any children enter or exit the building – there are not supposed to be any children here. Watch this house. Watch who comes and goes. The agents for this building are Beadnall and Copley who are supposedly responsible for whatever tenants are in the house. I do not have the option of vetoing the neighbours or who gets to live here – that is down to the Agents.
My late husband, his daughter on left, myself on right, taken in the back yard at his daughter’s house in Shipley, about 20 years ago.
Espionage is all about dirty tricks. They don’t play fair. Get out of your head the fairy tale idea that we are living under rule of law upheld by our authorities. That if you have got nothing to hide you have nothing to fear. That if you obey the law, live within standard moral boundaries and are not a troublemaker, the authorities will leave you alone. When a spy is set on a target they thoroughly research that person, which includes all their relatives, intimates, friends and associates, alongwith that persons environment. (And while they are wasting all this time and resources on the law-abiding they are not going after terrorists and criminals). I suspect the first thing they look for are any crimes that person or any of their associates have committed. Crimes that have not been detected are preferred as this is the easiest blackmail route to gain compliance. It will be a very unusual person indeed who has not broken the law at sometime, and our authorities supply a never ending supply of fiddling laws to attempt to turn all of us into criminals at their convenience. Even if the Target had never done anything, it would be very unusual if no-one close to them – a friend or a relative had not slipped up somewhere. But do not imagine that being law-abiding, coming from an honest law-abiding family and being very careful who your friends are will afford you any protection. If the spies can’t find any illegal act they can use for blackmail purposes, they will just fit you up with a crime you had not committed. Any suggestions on how to protect yourself from this tactic would be most helpful.
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Janus, Roman god, was a good guy. January is named after him. One face looks back at the old year. The other looks forward to the new.
How the guilty make the innocent look guilty
It happens a lot, but because we think in boxes, we don’t realise it.
Box 1. Children
Children, little angels that they are freshly arrived from heaven, oddly need to be taught good behaviour with mind-numbing repetition, but are geniuses at being horrible without any coaching. Nobody teaches a child how to be petty, unforgiving, spiteful, petty, pointlessly destructive and wantonly violent and cruel to other children and any living thing smaller than themselves – it comes naturally.
In the bad old days when adults thought it was their role to control children and teach them the right way to behave, and prevent obnoxious behaviour, children bullied other children. It just didn’t occur at the epidemic proportions which we now see. Yes, society is to blame – you can’t blame the children for adults abandoning their responsibilities.
Accordingly, there can be few of us who as children did not witness at least one bullying event. In the old days it was more often one on one or two on one, but these days in the almost complete absence of adult control, our lucky, non-adult-monitored children will most often experience mob-on-one.
The scene is recognisable. Bullies pick on the arbitrarily chosen victim. They seek to engage their victim. Victim tries to avoid. Bullies prevent avoidance. Bullies engage in verbal, physical, hyping up the emotion, throwing in nasty surprises until the victim lashes out, screams, cries, throws a wobbly – all met with hysterical laughter by the bullies, who then turn to the onlookers with – see, we told you he/she was a nutter/weird/cry-baby/whatever. At this point a figure of authority might belatedly appear, and the now rationally behaving bullies will put on their innocent act, and claim passionately that the victim attacked them.
This is children. No-one taught them this. Make an unprovoked attack, then blame the victim for attacking you. And, very often, getting away with it.
Box 2. Battered Wives
The dual-personality of the wife-batterer, has a long history. A respectable seeming man, who is very nice to everyone – except his wife, whom he toys with physically, emotionally and mentally in private. Nobody believes her when she tries to tell people what he is really like. That is a side of him that only she, and the children see. Wife-battering, which includes psychological torture has been public knowledge for – no, not centuries, thousands of years, but each individual wife who claims it, is not believed. And if the wife complains, the abuser will counter claim that nobody knows what he has to put up with, his wife is insane. He is the one with status and credibility and is believed.
Box 3. Institutional Abusers of Children
Much the same problem for battered wives, of the two-faced attacker. We know paedophiles exist. We also know that children lie. The adult has status, the child hasn’t, and I suppose the abuser has the sense to only target lower class and vulnerable children, not the children of the local judge or policeman. Further, the abuser is embedded in an institution which in its own self-interest provides him with protective cover – a church, a school, a children’s home, or an ethnic community, to mention a few venues. The abuser hides behind his position and appearance of respectability. What chance has the child got. The child sees a completely different face to the rest of the world. And if the adult is telling the truth, the child has to be made out to be a liar, and perverted, no innocent.
Box4. Children as a Weapon Against Adults
The next variation is a peculiar development of our time. Now that paedophilia has been recognised as a problem, non-paedophiles now find themselves in the firing line when children/people use children on a false charge. The public feels strongly about this issue, and so they should. But this is not being reflected in a sensible response from the relevant authorities. The solution to the problem of paedophilia is not to go from believing that every child is a liar, to believing that every child is telling the truth. It is a very serious matter for all concerned, and the correct response is a proper, thorough, objective investigation to uncover the facts, which must include determining which of the two parties are lying. Also, where it is clear that the child has made the false allegation because an adult put them up to it, surely that adult deserves an investigation for child abuse.
Box 5. Rapists
The lies of rapists have been very effective at getting them off the hook. The conviction rate is derisory, and few victims see the point of facing psychological rape in court, while every aspect of their life is trawled over and exposed to public view, when their attacker is exempt from the same process.
The get-offs of the rapist follow a standard script, principally she consented. But often throw in helpful allusions to the effect the woman was a whore/sex pervert/nymphomaniac anyway, so what does it matter.
There is a further disincentive in complaining of rape. Recently there has been a trend where the rapist had been acquitted for the woman to be convicted of perjury and jailed. This is the perfect result for the attacker. Now the victim has a criminal record. Who said Sharia law had not come to Britain?
Box 6. Institutional Abusers Against Adults
The notorious case in Ireland was the Magdalene laundries. Make one “mistake” though oddly it takes two people to make a “mistake” and the men weren’t put in the laundries, but that’s patriarchy for you – punish the woman for the man’s crimes. State and church supported slavery for the crime of being a normal woman. The last Magdalene laundry closed in 1996, and if you think Ireland’s cultural attitudes have moved on from there, you are dreaming. (Remember the Indian lady who died in an Irish hospital because the medical staff refused to remove a foetus – which was already dead?) Women were punished, imprisoned without crime, the men walked off scot-free, the church got a free supply of labour for a horrible job, and the state, the law and society at large turned a blind eye. But then the State, the Church, the Legal establishment, and men are all respectable. They all have status. Women are just there to reproduce people, be the whipping boys, and do the drudgery. (Love you Ireland, not. Note. I was born there.)
But, we seem to be living in the age of institutional abuse against adults. There are so many examples now it is difficult to know where to start. Social Workers leaving abused children with families, while taking loved and properly cared for children from non-abusive families. (Where they often end up in care, where they are abused). Police, court and legal profession corruption. Social Workers hi-jacking elderly into nursing homes, where for swingeing fees they are abused and neglected, and desperate families are convicted of kidnapping in secret family courts when they try to take them home to look after them. The elderly neglected, left to die in hospitals without appropriate medical and nursing care, put on the Liverpool Care Pathway without anybody’s knowledge or consent, and when challenged by the relatives, deny, engage in cover-ups, impose gagging clauses, and blame the relatives. Disability claimants treated as frauds, when it is the institution denying them payment of their entitlement, which is practising fraud. The government creating unemployment, then blaming the unemployed for it. Creating an affordable housing shortage then criminalising homelessness. The government retaliating against (first) Gulf War veterans, when they simply tried to obtain what they were entitled to as a result of Gulf War Syndrome, caused by the multiple, and some not fully tested, vaccinations they were forced to receive. www.targeted-individuals.com Local Councils using terrorist legislation to spy on residents for minor civil infractions. Members of the public black-listed for complaining. Etcetera.
The pattern followed is the same. We – the Authority (fill in the blank here) have status, power and respectability. You, on the other hand are nobody. How dare you challenge us. Wait a bit, isn’t it also true that you are an obsessive-compulsive complainer/delusional/criminal/abusive/mentally-unbalanced/ and anything else they can think of – all unsubstantiated, while your complaints against them are factual.
Two-faced. They pretend they are providing a beneficial service, but when they do something else and you draw attention to it, they make out there is something wrong about you. They are at fault. You are the victim. You get the blame. The guilty make the innocent look guilty to cover their tracks.
Box 7. Workplace Bullying
Workplace bullying can be from a boss, work colleague/s, or both. Everyone knows it happens, but it still happens. It is a very fundamental life sabotage. We might enjoy our work, but unless you are one of the one percent, you also have to work to keep a roof over your head. So, naturally you invest a lot in your career. Good jobs, with decent pay and conditions and promotion prospects are in short supply. It is too easy for someone/s acting on an arbitrary basis to sabotage your work, spread lies and harass you to the extent that doing your job becomes impossible.
Sometimes bullying is obvious. That at least gives the victim a chance to defend themselves. But the most insidious form is the two-faced boss, who acts normal to everyone except his target in private, even talking the victim up to other people, gaslighting behaviour that discredits the victim when he complains. This type of bullying is invisible to everyone except the victim and very difficult to prove.
Box 8. Neighbour Harassment
You have the neighbours from hell who are noise pests, vandals, thieves, and keep very unsavoury company, which now you have to put up with. When you complain your landlord/letting agent/estate agent smiles and does nothing. When it gets back to the neighbours that you complained about them, and it always does, they complain about you, and suddenly you are the troublemaker
Box 9. Criminals or Police or Both Fabricating Evidence
Criminals/police committing crimes then fitting up an innocent party to cover their tracks. A conviction ends an investigation which helps the criminals get away with it. Typical fall guys are lower class, perhaps low intelligence or belonging to any marginal group. Anyone who does not have the resources to defend themselves.
The financial trashing of Kevin Taylor, an honest self-made businessman by the police. They tried to fit him up too, but failed. But the process of defending himself reduced him from millionaire to nothing. The Stalker Affair.
Box 10. Spies
Similar to Box 8, spies fabricating evidence of a non-existent crime so that they can obtain compliance by threatening their target with prison.
The same formula is used in all these circumstances, from the simple, childhood bullies, to the sophisticated police, white collar crime and espionage. In order for the guilty to escape consequences for their acts an innocent person must be made to take the blame. The innocent must be made to look guilty.
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