Monday, May 22, 2017

Another spy cop uncovered

From Spanner Films;
Did you see in the news last week that another spycop has been uncovered?

The Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire, Andy Coles, used to be “Andy Davey”, spying on activists in London Greenpeace   (yes, the same tiny activist group which Helen and Dave McLibel were in, along with two other known spies). And he was sleeping with a 19-year-old activist, who is now starting legal proceedings against him and says “I was groomed by someone much older, and far more experienced, and I was manipulated into having a sexual relationship with him. I didn’t even know his real name.” 

He has now resigned. 

You only read about that story - and most of the other reveals of spy cops in the last few years - because of the unsung work of the Undercover Research Group. Led by Dutch ‘activist-journalist-detective' Eveline Lubbers, they're an exceptionally dedicated team, all working for next to no money, doing all the donkey work before giving the story to the mainstream media, who then take the credit. For example, the Andy Coles revelation was trailed on the BBC as “reported by Channel 4 and the Guardian” even though Eveline and her team had painstakingly built the case against him for months before any other organisation got involved. 

We now know that more than 100 police spies infiltrated more than 460 activist groups over 50 years - and, of those 100+, less than 15 have so far been identified. Ironically, the Public Inquiry is currently only focussing on spies which have already been outed by the URG (and other campaigners) - meaning that the police themselves are not contributing any additional information to the “public” inquiry. Meaning we will probably only ever know about the spies which Eveline and others manage to out. So you can see how completely vital their work is. Please give them some cash if you can as they’re desperately sort of funds to carry on:

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