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Police List Occupy London As A Terrorist Organization

Police List Occupy London As A Terrorist Organization

According to a clandestine memo issued by the London police force, members of the Occupy Wall Street movement are now to be regarded as a terrorist threat.

Occupy London recently moved into a site formerly occupied by the financial corporation UBS. According to the document, fear that the group might expand to other empty buildings around the city, seems to have provoked the elevated status.

The memo (below) was leaked to Occupy London over the weekend by a local businessman and confirmed as genuine on Monday. It starts off by describing international threats from al-Qaeda, FARC in Columbia and terrorists in Belarus.

It then lists activists from the Occupy Wall Street movement as the ‘domestic’ version of these terrorist organizations and states:

“It is likely that activists aspire to identify other locations to occupy, especially those they identify with capitalism. Intelligence suggests that urban explorers are holding a discussion at the Sun Street squat. This may lead to an increase in urban exploration activity at abandoned or high profile sites in the capital.”

“All are asked to be vigilant regarding suspected reconnaissance, particularly around empty buildings. Any sign of access or new markings should also be reported. All are reminded that any encounters with suspected activists could be recorded and then uploaded or live-streamed to the internet.”

“Just the words themselves are enough to deceive the public opinion and this is what we see at the moment,” Occupy spokesman Spyro Van Leemnen told Yahoo! News. “We are clearly nothing to do with extremists or terrorists, we are a peaceful group and we do use direct action to raise our point but definitely not terrorism.

“The building has been abandoned for a good few years now and we think it is crazy for a bank to have it empty and not used when we know at the same time there are so many family homes that have been repossessed. Occupying that building and giving it back to the community is definitely not a terrorist act,” Van Leemnen added.

One is left to wonder when the American government will issue a similar classification. With the recent discovery that violent crackdowns by police on Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in the U.S. were coordinated by City Mayors and their police departments, possibly with the help of federal officials, its likely that it’s already happened.

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Memo image via: LiberalConspiracy.org
Image Credit: Flickr – andy roberts photography

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7:43AM PST on Jan 20, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

2:20AM PST on Dec 12, 2011

Thanks.

5:37PM PST on Dec 9, 2011

I suppose they, and we, are terrorists. The idea that the democratic majority might actually get to dictate how their country is run to the politico/financial elite who are currently doing the job must truly be terrifying...to them. Instead of curtailing public services, we might choose to terminate the gravy trains running from Westminster, Whitehall and The City of London.

I'm not, however, holding my breath.

8:23AM PST on Dec 9, 2011

Since we can no longer trust the words or the judgement of those that rule our lives, we must take from the words of our forefathers, they were true Americans.

"Democracy...while it lasts is more bloody than either (aristocracy or monarchy). Remember, democracy never lasts long. It is soon wasted, exhausts and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide. John Adams

He went on to say..."That the desires of the majority of the people are often for injustice and inhumanity against the minority, is demonstrated by every page of history of the world."

Do remember these words..."The government of the United States is not in any sense founded upon the Christian religion." John Adams

Sorry about that, Mitt Romney, and the rest of you evildoers.

Continued below:

8:22AM PST on Dec 9, 2011

Continued from above:

My advice to all of those in Washington, DC, stop telling us what to think, start doing what we sent you to the Capital to do, serve the people or get out of Washington.

Address the fact that last month there was 47 million Americans on Food Stamps and as of this week that number has grown to 48 million.

49 million Americans live at or below the poverty level, and yet you in Washington would argue that poverty in America is different that that of Africa. You're right, now explain the difference to those who have must chose between food or medication. To those who have for their entire lives sought to realize the American dream, to awake one day to find that they have been living a American nightmare.

After all, "Fear is the foundation of most governments." We learned that expensive lesson from Bush and the other evildoers. Like the Dept. of Homeland of Insecurity, you know them by their catchy slogan. "Keeping America Safe from Freedom and Democracy for over 10 Years."

2:31PM PST on Dec 8, 2011

...I think the folks who think Occupy London are terrorists must just be afraid of tents. How terrible to have a tent phobia. I bet they never go camping.

I really can't believe "oversight" agencies like this, like the POLICE who exist to protect and serve the public, are allowed to list public outcry as an enemy.

12:11PM PST on Dec 8, 2011

Another step towards slavery, if it isn't apparent by now. Consider the saying " Life is for living" and now think, how many people get to live their life and how many get to merely support someone else living their life. There are too many people who do nothing but toil, eat, and sleep, THAT is slavery.

9:03AM PST on Dec 8, 2011

Terrorists? The 1% are the terrorists. Not the 99%. Merriam-Webster's Definition of TERRORISM: the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion ...

The powerful are trying to coerce the powerless by using force (police force) as a terror-inducing tactic.

Who's the terrorist here?

7:45AM PST on Dec 8, 2011

Mikey C, I find it interesting, you state that you are a CFO for a Chinese sweat shop but you camp on Care2 and add nothing but your confusion. The good thing is, when you are present, Diane is absent, odd, isn't it.

I have always wondered, where is your US office, given your photo, could it be McDonalds or is it BurgerKing? My advice, take a page from Nancy Raygun, Just say No, to those Cheese Burgers and American Fries, we would miss your guidance, you know, on how to open a sweat shop, and violate the rights of the workers.

5:54AM PST on Dec 8, 2011

Mike C, you do have a sense of homor...loved it.

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