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HMIC report: "disgusting and farcical"


Last week saw the publication of HM Inspectorate of Constabulary’s "review of national police units which provide intelligence on criminality associated with protest." This was one of the array of reports commissioned in the aftermath of the revelations about undercover police officer Mark Kennedy. The report, like the "Rose Report" into the CPS’ failure to disclose key evidence, has not been…

Network for Police Monitoring: HMIC review of police “domestic extremism” units

Further analysis of the HMIC report on ‘domestic extremism’ from Matt Salusbury.

FITwatch: HMIC report disgusting and farcical

"Well, we always knew HMIC's ludicrously named ‘review of national police units which provide intelligence on criminality associated with protest' was going to be a farce, and we haven't been disappointed." (FITwatch)

HMIC report into policing protest


Women sue Met over undercover cops


Eight former lovers of undercover cops have started legal action against police chiefs for the psychological suffering they’ve endured. The women include three former lovers of Mark Kennedy, two former lovers of Jim Boyling, and women who had relationships with “Mark Cassidy”, Bob Lambert and “John Barker” – a name that doesn’t seem to have been associated with undercover policing of activism…

First report into undercover policing: "whitewash"


The first of twelve official reports resulting from the public outing of undercover police officer Mark Kennedy and the subsequent collapse of the trials of 26 climate change activists has been published. The report claims that there was no “dishonest withholding of information” and no “systemic” failings, a conclusion the CPS have been happy to repeat. Critics of the report have dismissed it …

Rose Report on the Ratcliffe Trial


Ratcliffe on Trial: Statement by Bindmans about Ratcliffe Trial

Today [Monday April 18th] Keir Starmer QC, the DPP confirmed that following a review he instructed Clare Montgomery QC to conduct into the safety of the convictions of 20 defendants convicted of conspiracy to trespass at Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal fired power station, he has invited the defence to appeal to the Court of Appeal against those convictions, ‘in the light of non-disclosure of mater…

Nottingham Post: Mark Kennedy: The Documentary

An article in today's Nottingham Post confirms that "A documentary is being made about undercover policeman Mark Kennedy."

This corroborates what Kennedy was reported to have told an activist and "erstwhile friend" after an encounter at Euston Station in London. During that exchange he "claimed that no-one would be named in the documentary or in the book" he is also working on. Not that his word …

Indymedia UK: Mark Stone: A respectful request to all activists

In the wake of the Mark "Stone" story breaking in the mainstream media yesterday, a lot of journalists are trying their best to dig out all the gorey personal details. They are phoning up lots of activists and trying to find out more information. You may be one of those activists.

You are requested not to give any information to the media. Just say "sorry, I don't know anything about that"…

Undercover police officer back in the spotlight


The Met Police are facing serious questions and the threat of an investigation into the role of one of their undercover officers. PC Mark Kennedy infiltrated activist groups between 2003-2009. On Monday, the second trial relating to planned action at Ratcliffe on Soar power station collapsed after the prosecution offered no evidence. This is believed to be an attempt to conceal the extent of …

Second Ratcliffe trial collapses

The second Ratcliffe conspiracy trial, due to start today, has collapsed after defence lawyers demanded information on undercover police officer Mark Kennedy.

One of the lads

Over the past few weeks the UK’s activist movement has been rocked by the revelation that an extremely active person within its ranks, who had been at the heart of many major direct action campaigns, was in fact an undercover policeman.

After being confronted by former friends, Mark ‘Stone’, whose real name is Mark Kennedy, confessed that he had been working undercover since 2000. He has si…