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Historical images of para-military policing
by Tony Bunyan
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The following images are of para-military policing and the army in civil society

The story and images (pdf)

1. The first probably came out of the Kent State shooting or Massacre on 4 May 1970 by the Ohio National Guard. See:

1st Image (pdf)

2. The second is the front cover of "Movement" (February 1973) which highlighted the emergence of para-military in the UK following on from "Bloody Sunday" in Derry.
The adapted image form a soldier to a policeman was done by an artist at Hornsey Art College (Crouch End Hill, North London) as a linotype on brown cartridge paper.
"Movement" was a libertarian socialist magazine collective which went on to become "Writing on the Wall" and then "The Leveller".

2nd image (pdf)

3. The above image, with the permission of the artist, was used on the front cover of "The history and practice of: The Political Police in Britain" by myself. It was written after the 1973-1974 miners strike and the emergence of the coercive state.
It is still available from Statewatch

3rd image

4. The fourth image - remarkably similar to its predecessors - is now being given out at British Army Arms Sales Exhibitions. They have apparently copyrighted it!

4th image

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