Jay Lovestone (Jacob Liebstein) 1897 - 1990
Jay Lovestone was a trade union leader, a leader of the Communist Party of the USA, and an asset of the CIA.
The Lovestone Empire is a term for the network run for the CIA by Jay Lovestone... who worked with foreign unions...
According to a BBC Radio 4 programme entitled 'Leyland Buses, Cuba and the CIA', CIA agents reportedly sabotaged consignments of British Leyland buses bound for Cuba in the 1960s.
Spies and the British Labour Movement
"I cannot lay the blame totally at the production workers feet. British Leyland’s design team were at best incompetent." - The pathetic but True story of British Leyland. Photo by BristolRE2007
"The government and state then took on the steelworkers, achieving mass redundancies."
1979-88: Reaction on Every Front
It's not always easy to tell who is a CIA asset.
Derek Robinson, commonly known as "Red Robbo", was the key trade union man at British Leyland for much of the 1970s.
Robinson began work in the motor industry as an apprentice.
He became a member of the British Communist Party.
"With his network of representatives in the 42 different BL plants around the country, he led a long-running campaign of strikes around the BL empire which he argued were in protest at mismanagement."
Derek Robinson (trade unionist) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1975, BL went bankrupt and was nationalised by the Government.
In 1977 a new managing director, Sir Michael Edwardes, was appointed.
"Several left-wing commentators have suggested that Robinson was unfairly smeared by the press of the time, who habitually referred to him as "Red Robbo", and that contrary to their depiction of him controlling strikes at will, he in fact spent much of his time attempting to prevent unofficial strikes."
Derek Robinson (trade unionist) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A 2002 BBC documentary series by Peter Taylor revealed that in the late 1970s MI5 had been attempting to undermine Robinson through an agent they had placed amongst his union officials.
Robinson was eventually sacked by BL in November 1979 for putting his name to a pamphlet that criticised the BL management.
According to the BBC, "between 1978 and 1979 Mr Robinson was credited with causing 523 walk-outs at Longbridge, costing an estimated £200m in lost production".
There is a view that the CIA controls many nations.
1. One example is New Zealand, whose former prime minister David Lange died in mysterious circumstances. (David Lange says US threatened to kill him.)
And, at times, Indonesia, Ecuador and many more (The CIA's control of countries around the world)
Japan may be another example.
Japan's prime minister resigned after failing to move a US base
In June 2010, his replacement, Naoto Kan, promised close ties with Washington. (Kan pledges closer ties with US)
Sarkozy of France and Merkel of Germany are said to be working for the CIA. (SARKOZY AND THE CIA / Angela Merkel of the CIA?)
2. According to The Sunday Times, 6 June 2010, the UK Defence Minister lets a US 'mole' roam the Ministry of Defence
Former UK Defence Secretary Liam Fox (Fox dismisses gay smears ) had Luke Coffey, a man with links to the CIA, as a special adviser.
Liam Fox is said to want the UK to buy American, rather than British, military equipment.
Luke Coffey was running the London branch of an American think tank called Censa (Council for Emerging National Security Affairs).
At least a quarter of the members listed on its website have been in the CIA or other American intelligence agencies.
Luke Coffey was issued with a pass giving him access to all areas of the Ministry of Defence.
3. The Americans seem to have very strong links to certain UK politicians and people in the military.
The Sunday Herald discovered that about half the parliamentary questions tabled by Lord Moonie, the former UK defence minister, 'relate to areas of commercial interest to US-based Northrop Grumman Corporation.'
Moonie has been a consultant to Northrop Grumman IT.
Moonie has been accused of being one of four Labour lords ready to accept money in return for helping amend legislation. Moonie, 61, said he would make introductions in return for £30,000 a year. - Cash for questions: new row over Scottish lord’s £30k deal
4. According to Private Eye (UK), August 2005:
Sir Robert Walmsley, former head of UK defence procurement, procured himself a job as director of US arms firm the EDO Corporation.
Admiral lord Boyce, the chief of the UK defence staff who retired in 2003, became an adviser to the American Computer Sciences Corporation in 2004. Boyce told Private Eye that he advised CSC on its bid for a £6 billion defence contract.
"Sir Clive Whitmore, the Ministry of Defence's top civil servant at the time of the monster and totally corrupt al-Yamamah arms deal with Saudi Arabia, shares his Directorship of NM Rothschild with the Old Harrovian Charles Guthrie." - Lord Guthrie supporting the Military Industrial complex ... and Israel
5. Britain's leaders all seem to work for the CIA.
"When Gordon Brown was a student at the University of Edinburgh… the young Labour and anti-apartheid activist was handed a list by an individual known to be a top CIA agent based in Britain.
"On the list were the names of a number of British socialists and anti-apartheid activists. Although Brown was said not to have known of his American contact's intelligence ties at the time, the British intelligence sources revealed that Brown has been on the CIA's payroll ever since he took possession of the list." - Columns: 'Washington watch' by Tumbler Prospect Magazine July ...
6. Many of Britian's top companies have disappeared or been taken over.
BP may be next.
"The most startling takeover target of the year will be BP, which will attract interest from Exxon Mobil..." - After a year of shocks, prepare for more
8. The CIA seems to be able to control Britain's police and courts, when it suits them. - LOCKERBIE BOMBING EVIDENCE 'PLANTED' - Mail on Sunday 21 December 2008
9. In 1965 Angleton, and President Johnson, decided to commission a report on Britain's secret services.
This report recommended sending more spies to Britain.
It seemed that the CIA was going to treat Britain like Indonesia or Pakistan.
In order to ensure that there was an elite which would support US interests, the CIA would try to gain control of MI5 and MI6, use dirty tricks to get rid of anti-American politicians, and place pro-American puppets into positions of power.
In 1996, in the Guardian, Martin Kettle suggested that New Labour was all about Britain being in with the Americans.
10. In a talk to Labour Party branches in 1996, Robin Ramsay (Lobster Magazine) pointed out some interesting links between New labour and the USA:
Jonathan Powell, Blair's top man in Downing Street, used to work in Britain's Washington embassy and is suspected by some of having been our spook liaising with the CIA.
Top Blair aide David Milliband did a degree at the USA's MIT and Brown's top aid Edward Balls went to Harvard.
Gordon Brown spent his holidays in the library at Harvard.
The US encouraged large numbers of Labour MPs to take free trips to America (Israel also invited a large number of Labour MPs to Israel).
In 1986 Tony Blair went on a US-sponsored trip to America and came back a supporter of the nuclear deterrent.
In 1993 Blair attended a Bilderberg Group meeting (secretive right wing organisation) and not long afterwards became Labour leader.
Four of the Blair cabinet were members of the Anglo-American elite group the British American Project; three of the Blair cabinet attended Bilderberg meetings.
Peter Mandelson become Chair of British Youth Council which began as the British section of the World Assembly of Youth, which was set up and financed by MI6 and then taken over by the CIA in the 1950s.
And the unions?
According to Ramsay: "The CIA also ran the international trade union movement, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, the ICFTU...
By the mid 1950s nearly a quarter of the TUC's annual budget was going to the ICFTU, a CIA operation.