Anti-terror police have issued a call for people to grass up others who they fear may believe in anarchist ideology.
In a weekly briefing by the City of Westminster’s ‘Counter Terrorist Focus Desk,’ it asks people to report literally anything relating to anarchism to the police. Next to a scrawled circle-A symbol, it states;
Anarchism is a political philosophy which considers the state undesirable, unnecessary, and harmful, and instead promotes a stateless society, or anarchy. Any information relating to anarchists should be reported to your local Police.
The request seemingly puts people with differing political opinion in the same category as Islamist terrorists, mentioning Al-Qaida in a similar sentence later in the publication.
This follows more hype and hysteria from the media and police. It was recently reported in the Independent that anarchists pose more of a threat to the London 2012 Olympics than Islamic terrorists!
We at Hereford Solidarity League are going to own up. We are anarchists. We believe in creating a stateless society, in which everybody gets an equal say and where decisions are made by those who will be most affected by them.We simply want to live in a free and fair world, and if this makes us ‘criminals’ then so be it. But here’s a quote that the state should maybe take heed of; repression breeds resistance, and resistance brings freedom.