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Podcast series about the secret undercover political police who infiltrated over 1,000 campaign groups in the UK. Stealing dead children's identities, deceiving women into long term sexual relationships, in some cases fathering children. Tasked with undermining democratic participation in politics, these "spycops" were publicly unmasked by activists in 2010. This led to a police apology, significant disclosure and now a Public Inquiry into Undercover Policing since 1968. Presented by some of ...
 
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Jason Kirkpatrick is a climate change activist based in Berlin who was targeted by undercover police officer Mark Kennedy. He is now taking legal action in Germany over the deployment of British undercover police officers at the G8 summit in Heiligendamm in 2007. As mentioned in the episode, you can read reports from Statewatch at https://www.state…
 
In this mini series we are looking beyond undercover police to examine the civilian covert human intelligence sources that are used by police to target protest groups and undermine dissent.This instalment is an interview by Chris Brien with activist Tilly Gifford, who along with being targeted by undercover police was approached by Strathclyde poli…
 
In this mini series we are looking beyond undercover police to examine the civilian covert human intelligence sources that are used by police to target protest groups and undermine dissent.Here in part three Tom Fowler concludes his chat with Donal O'Driscoll from the Undercover Research Group by looking at the professional civilian agents: "infilt…
 
In this mini series we are looking beyond undercover police to examine the civilian covert human intelligence sources that are used by police to target protest groups and undermine dissent.In part two Tom Fowler is once again joined by Donal O'Driscoll from the Undercover Research Group , this time to look at people who willingly give information o…
 
In this mini series we are looking beyond undercover police to examine the civilian covert human intelligence sources that are used by police to target protest groups and undermine dissent.In part one Tom Fowler is joined by Donal O'Driscoll from the Undercover Research Group to look at activists that are turned by the police to give them informati…
 
From the establishment of the Special Demonstration Squad in 1968, annual reports were published to justify their continued existence. The first 15 year batch of these were some of the first documents to be released by the Undercover Policing Inquiry, you can read them for yourself https://www.ucpi.org.uk/search-results/?fwp_type=annual-reportChris…
 
This third part on the legal action taken relating to undercover police officer Mark Kennedy at the Investigative Powers Tribunal. This episode looks at the actual trial of Kate Wilson's Human Right's claim at the High Court.Part 1 (Episode 6): https://soundcloud.com/spycops/episode-6-kate-wilson-the-ipt-part-1Part 2: (episode 16): https://soundclo…
 
Kate and Ben return to talk more about the case Kate brought to the Investigative Powers Tribunal, you can hear part one here: https://soundcloud.com/spycops/episode-6-kate-wilson-the-ipt-part-1You can learn about her case at the Investigative Powers Tribunal: https://campaignopposingpolicesurveillance.com/kate-wilson-case-exposing-institutional-se…
 
During the inquiry hearings a number of core participants have used social media to report on developments, in this episode Carolyn who tweeted live reports from https://twitter.com/copscampagin joins regular host Tom Fowler to discuss the challenges of following the inquiry as activists and have a general chat about the state of the whole process.…
 
Core Participants in the Undercover Policing Inquiry Kate Wilson and Ben have a wide ranging chat with their neighbour Brian on the topic.This episode serves as useful introduction to those not familiar with the details of the whole issue.For Kate Wilson's story check out: https://policespiesoutoflives.org.uk/our-stories/kates-story/Kate and Ben fi…
 
This episode we are joined by Bethany Rielly, reporter for the Morning Star newspaper, and the only journalist to regularly attend all the hearings of the Undercover Policing Inquiry. https://morningstaronline.co.uk/tags/spycopsWe discuss how she came to cover the story, why most of the media coverage of the topic has been so limited, and a lot els…
 
"Discussion Paper: SDS targeting strategy and deployment in relation to the Animal Liberation Front" to give it it's full very misleading title is a document authored by former undercover officer Bob Lambert in 1994.https://www.ucpi.org.uk/publications/discussion-paper-on-sds-targeting-strategy-and-deployment-in-relation-to-the-animal-liberation-fr…
 
As well as being a member of the Undercover Research Group, Donal O'Driscoll is also one of very few core participants representing themselves at the Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI).We discuss what litigating in person is like in practise, chat about the direction of the inquiry, and consider why a bunch of anarchists are engaging with the Briti…
 
The Registry Files are the huge database of secret files Special Branch keep on anything it considers seditions. They are the documents that the undercover officers from the Special Demonstration Squad and the National Public Order Intelligence Unit contributed to.We're joined by Donal O'Driscoll From the Undercover Research Group to chat about how…
 
Retired #spycops officer HN106 alias "Barry Tompkins" was deployed between 1979 and 1983.He infiltrated the Spartacist League of Britain & Revolutionary Communist Group among others, and even founded his own faction, the "Revolutionary Labour League": https://splitsandfusions.wordpress.com/2018/03/29/revolutionary-labour-league-1980/Nearly recruite…
 
Paul Heron is one of the lawyers representing activists at the Undercover Policing Inquiry as part of the Public Interest Law Centre https://www.pilc.org.uk/We discuss the pros and cons of the legal process and what campaigners can get out of it.You can read everything you could ever want to know about the inquiry here: http://campaignopposingpolic…
 
Kate Wilson was one of the women deceived into to a relationship by undercover police officer Mark Kennedy. Like several others she brought a civil claim against the police about it, unlike anyone else she was able to finally get a day in court about it.You can read her personal story here: https://policespiesoutoflives.org.uk/our-stories/kates-sto…
 
The second phase of the first tranche of the Undercover Policing Inquiry is currently ongoing. This episode is two different chats about what's been happening: First Chris Brian from the Undercover Research Group talks to Penny about Day 9, when we heard from HN298 "Michael Scott" & "Mary.Second, Tom Fowler talks to "Lisa" - https://twitter.com/Jus…
 
The Undercover Policing Inquiry has returned for Phase 2 of the first tranche of evidence. Here is a mixed bag of reflections on the first week.You can read detailed daily and weekly reports on what is happening at the inquiry: http://campaignopposingpolicesurveillance.com/ucpi-public-inquiry/You can also tune in to live reaction videos whenever th…
 
Referred to as HN345 at the inquiry, the undercover officer who went by the alias "Peter Fredericks" as not deployed against any one specific group but reported back on an number, including the Black Power movement, Operation Omega and Young Haganah for six months in 1971.You can read more about him here: https://powerbase.info/index.php/Peter_Fred…
 
Referred to as HN2 at the inquiry, Andy Coles went by the alias "Andy Davey" when he infiltrated animal rights and anti war groups in London between 1991 to 1995. Whilst deployed, despite being 32 and married with a baby daughter, he used his undercover role to manipulate and deceive a 19 year old woman who now uses the alias "Jessica" into a year-…
 
Retired #spycops officer HN326 alias "Doug Edwards" was deployed between 1968 and 1971. He infiltrated West Ham Anarchists where 'things got a bit tasty' as well as '"very pleasant, sociable people wrapped up in the world of intellectual Marxism" in the Independent Labour Party.Read more about him here: https://powerbase.info/index.php/Douglas_Edwa…
 
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