Interesting stuff in the New Statesman this week.
Stephen Armstrong takes a look at the private security industry and its targeting of political demonstrators. Worryingly one of the sources he uses in his piece is the ex-MI5 officer and 9/11 'truther' Annie Machon.
Back in July 2005 at a public debate with Notes From the Borderland's Larry O'Hara, Shayler withdrew his accusations that Class War had been run by the security services in the early 1990s. Put simply, the person who Shayler had described did not resemble anyone in Class War at the time. Asked directly about this, Shayler declared that the individual had been a roving Anarchist, involved with different groups and none (so much for Class Wa being 'propped up' by this individual)
Back in April, Class War issue 94 published a critical piece about Annie Machon, David Shayler and the 9/11 truth movement. How interesting then that Annie Machon has now popped up, passing to Stephen Armstrong Shayler's old views that Class War was run by the security services! Armstrong describes his sources in the comments on this article from the Rinf website.
As the world enjoys the Olympic games, it is nice to see David and Annie acting as a sort of spook relay team, passing the baton between themselves in an attempt to throw mud at a revolutionary organisation. Who knows, perhaps when David tires of being the messiah, Annie will step in and help out?