All systems of government, much like the human mind, do not corrupt but become riddled. The trick is not to call the riddle a defect and then condemn it, but to explore it, experience it, embrace it, and eventually outgrow it like an old pair of shoes.
"Whistleblowers have a democratic duty as citizens of a democracy to come forth with evidence of crime in order to improve the functioning of the democracy and in order to potentially improve the functioning of the intelligence agencies." - Annie Machon former MI5 whistleblower
A hero refers to characters who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, displays courage and the will for self-sacrifice—that is, heroism—for some greater good of all humanity.
A villain is an "evil" character in a story. The villain usually is the antagonist (though can be the protagonist), the character who tends to have a negative effect on other characters.
This website has been developed in order to provide an account of the experiences of undercover policing operations I have experienced for over 20 years for legimately campaigning for ex-British Soldiers human rights.
I had instructed my Member of Parliament Chris Ruane, and now current MP James Davies to contact the Home Secretary in order that I can give evidence at the Public Enquiry on undercover police operations of which I have experienced severe and excessive monitoring, surveillance and harassment, with the aim of inflicting irreparable physical and psychological damage.
In 1998, extrajudicial executions were carried out in 47 countries, 'disappearances' occurred in 37 countries, torture occurred in 125 countries, prisoners of conscience were held in 78 countries, unfair trials for political prisoners occurred in 35 countries, detentions without charge or trial occurred in 66 countries, executions were carried out in 36 countries, and human rights abuses were committed by armed opposition groups in 37 countries.