Whether you are a supporter, an ordinary Member, or a Cadre-Member, there are many things you can do to minimise the impact political police may have on yourself, other people, and the party. Here is a short list of practical steps. Obey them as appropriate!
(1) Never keep lists of members, etc., in easily accessible places. Hide them well - very well.
(2) Phone indexes: remember in your head as much as you can. Never put political contacts in your "normal" index or book.
(3) Never post members' mail in bulk from the same post office. They'll find out sooner or later, and start copying addresses.
(4) Never discuss confidential business on an office phone or on a phone that you assume is tapped.
(5) Never phone out to unknown members on a tapped phone. Numbers "register" when dialled.
(6) Never park cars near a meeting spot. Registration numbers provide easy identification.
(7) Never provide new supporters with confidential information. Follow the laid-down procedures for new members, to weed out undesirables or suspicious persons.
(8) Be suspicious of anyone who urges violence. This is a classic tactic of agent provocateurs. Report any provocation to a party official.
Also be suspicious of anyone who spreads malicious gossip about others in the party, especially about party leaders (for example, accusations of pilfering from party funds are a favourite tactic of disrupters). Ask the gossiper to state where he got his information from. Report any such situation to a party official.
Creating divisions within organisations is a classic role of agent provocateurs. Be aware of this. Report any such situation to a party official.
(9) IF ARRESTED: SAY NOTHING. SIGN NOTHING. (Remember: you need not be guilty of anything to be arrested by "impartial" C.I.B. frame-up merchants working for the political police). This is your inalienable right set down in law. Even if you're guilty of a minor offence, never confess it, or they'll try to "fit" you with a major one.
Refuse to answer all questions until a solicitor is present. Remember, IF they're going to "charge" you, they are going to do it REGARDLESS of what you might say. Take your chance - stay silent! You won't regret it. Make it hard on them, endure their abuse or assault. Anything you say won't help you - it will be used against you, the police may even "twist" what you have said in order to fit their "version" of events.
(10) Never keep mail after it's been processed or answered. Destroy it.
(11) Never tell anyone where you keep any confidential material, other than the responsible Cadre-Member. Minimise all paper work.
(12) Photograph political police whenever you can - even at demonstrations hosted by other groups. Put a name to their faces.
(13) If the political police harass you, publish the details (with photo if possible) - "secret" police don't like having their covers blown.
(14) Impress ordinary uniformed police, whenever you can, with our patriotism and correctness. There are numerous reasons for this.
(15) Always report any attempted contact by the political police, or any other "suspicious" behaviour, to your relevant Party official.
(16) PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE OF ALL!!
Always refuse to speak to the political police. Do not speak to them AT ALL!! Any talk can only benefit them.
You may think some particular information would already be known to them (if it is, you're confirming whether it's true or not; if it isn't already known to them, you're giving them a bonus).
You may think that certain publications are readily available (if they are, you're still giving them a bonus - let them work hard for their information-gathering, make them use up their resources - their anonymous contacts, and their "safe addresses"; if they aren't readily available, then we shouldn't be giving it to them).
All seemingly "unimportant", "irrelevant", or "small" bits of information are important to them. Every piece of information that they gather will be added to their "jigsaw", eventually giving them a detailed broad picture and/or confirming information they may have been unsure about. We must not aid them in their activities. If they mention a party publication, activity, or member: do not acknowledge what they have said at all (you will be giving and/or confirming information and/or details for them) - JUST DO NOT TALK TO THEM AT ALL.
This essential tactic needs to be repeated, just to ensure that the importance of it is clearly understood: DO NOT TALK TO THEM AT ALL. Again, DO NOT TALK TO THEM AT ALL.
Remember, they are not a "neutral" agency, they are one of the Establishment's weapons - to be used against Nationalists. Information gathered will be used to destabilise party operations, to enable the "targeting" of party leaders, and to assist the State by providing evidence to be used for harassment (such as helping with the prosecution of nationalists under the various Racial Vilification Laws).
Also remember that they are well-trained in what they do. It is their job. They are "professionals". For many years they have dealt continuously with all sorts of people, slyly extracting information from them. They may tell you that they are "neutral", and may say that "our role is simply to gather information, so that the Government can make informed decisions". They may flatter you. They may even subtly threaten you. They may offer you "information". However they do it, they are trained "experts" in these sorts of tactics. Don't try to be smart, and see if you can "play the game" and try to outwit them (including that you should not try to tell them seemingly "clever" lies), or try to gain information from them - in the end they will outwit you; you may "win" something, but most likely it is they who will win the contest (and you may have given something away without even realising it) - don't take the risk (the party's overall security is in your hands) - just don't talk to them.
It should also be realised that if someone talks to them "just once", to try to get rid of them, then they will always come back for more; whereas if you refuse to talk to them AT ALL, it is highly unlikely they will return (if ever they did, just repeat the procedure, not matter what provocation is offered). These observations are based on past experiences - please observe them.
Also, remember: NEVER allow them into your home; and, if possible, don't ever let them come to see you while you are alone.
Even (and especially) for party officials, all of the above rules also apply.
Follow these rules and the scum will have their difficulties increased.
If the political police approach you, get their names, if possible; that is, don't just accept them giving you a quick "flash" of their identification, demand that they produce their ID so that you can read (and write down) their names, any ID numbers, and what organisation they're from. Whether they produce ID or not, then inform them that any "implied licence" to be upon your property is removed, and that they must remove themselves immediately. If they do not leave your property straight away, phone the police immediately, and have them removed (there is little point in telling the police that the offenders are government officials, as not only is it irrelevant, but the police may be inclined not to come if it is mentioned). Have a tape recorder and camera handy (a video camera is best): use them from the start: record the situation. If possible, telephone friends or neighbours to come along to be witnesses (do not give the political police the names of your friends or neighbours. Where possible, have a locked wire or mesh door between you and the political police when you are getting their names and telling them to leave (remember, you should not speak to them at all otherwise). Never open your door to them, and most definitely never let them come in (if it appears that you have let them enter your home, you are - in effect - giving them various legal "rights"). Where possible, have a portable or mobile phone in your hand so that you can ring the police and/or friends at will.
Do not be afraid of them. If they have a search warrant, demand to see it, and record the details; also, demand to have witnesses on hand (explain politely that there have been many instances of police planting evidence, and since you have no way of knowing whether these are good or bad cops, witnesses to their search are essential); also, for the same reason you may demand that they agree to a witnessed body search so that there can be no question of planting of evidence: if possible, make sure that any refusal to comply with your demands are recorded and/or communicated or witnessed to others as soon as possible (you could even phone a police station to record the information over the phone; indeed, if you perceive yourself as being in any danger from those present - even if that includes "normal" police - it is permissible to phone 000 to get help from other police, who - not being directly connected with the situation - may be of help to you). Where possible, if they remove any items from your premises, have this witnessed and/or recorded straight away (ask for a receipt for those items on the spot); many people have had items removed by the police, and later the police have denied ever taking them (especially applying to political raids, where the political police operatives can be expected to bear animosity against Nationalists).
Read this pamphlet again to understand just a few of their tricks.