Historical images of para-military policing
by Tony Bunyan
Follow us: | | Tweet
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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings
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
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!
Search our database for more articles and information or subscribe to our mailing list for regular updates from Statewatch News Online.
Support our work by making a one-off or regular donation to help us continue to monitor the state and civil liberties in Europe.
We welcome contributions to News Online and comments on this website. E-mail us, call +44 (0) 207 697 4266, or send post to Statewatch, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA
Home | News Online | Journal | Observatories | Analyses | Database | SEMDOC | About Statewatch
© Statewatch ISSN 1756-851X. Personal usage as private individuals/"fair dealing" is allowed. We also welcome links to material on our site. Usage by those working for organisations is allowed only if the organisation holds an appropriate licence from the relevant reprographic rights organisation (eg: Copyright Licensing Agency in the UK) with such usage being subject to the terms and conditions of that licence and to local copyright law.