Radical History Network (RAHN) meeting Wednesday May 7th
POLITICAL POLICING AND SURVEILLANCE
How and why are the police used to try to suppress public dissent and any challenge to the capitalist ‘status quo’?
What tactics have protestors and campaigners developed to successfully defend public rights and struggles for a better society?
Kevin Blowe from Newham Monitoring Project on community campaigns resisting oppressive policing and seeking to hold the police to account.
Dave Morris on London Greenpeace – possibly the most infiltrated group in UK history. Despite that it was a highly effective campaigning organisation – the group initiated the Stop ‘The City’ anti-capitalist mobilisations in the early 1980s, and the global anti-McDonald’s and McLibel campaigns in the ’80s and ’90s.
John Eden on campaigns against police corruption in Hackney in the 80s and 90s.
All welcome to come and share experiences, anecdotes, photos, archive material and general thoughts.
Wednesday May 7th
7.30pm, Wood Green Social Club
3 Stuart Crescent, N22 5NJ (off the High Rd, near Wood Green tube)