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About Phil Chamberlain

Phil Chamberlain is a freelance journalist and head of the School of Film and Journalism at the University of the West of England. He is the co-author with Dave Smith of Blacklisted: the secret war between big business and union activists, published by New Interationalist Books.

Articles by Phil Chamberlain

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

How the state infiltrates, targets and blacklists activists – the revelations keep on coming

Last week the Metropolitan police admitted some of what trade unionists already knew about the activities of the secret state – that Special Branch had supplied information to corporate blacklisting organisations.

Building the blacklist: police spies and trade unionists

In 2009 a UK construction industry blacklist, administered by a private company holding files on thousands of people, was busted. Evidence is now emerging of police involvement, bringing yet another layer to the scandal of police spies and state surveillance.

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