This site also includes quite a bit of material by and about Hackney Community Defence Association.
The campaigns around spycops are an inspiring example of how radical history can be linked to current struggles.
Big Brother – Who’s Watching You? Mark Jenner meeting
February 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Why did undercover cop Mark Jenner infiltrate Hackney campaigns in the 1990s?
The Special Demonstration Squad’s Mark Jenner was deployed using the name Mark Cassidy.
The Undercover Research Group’s extensive profile of Jenner shows the range of issues he spied on – anti-racist campaigns, trade unions, Irish republicanism and Hackney community campaigns. He chaired meetings, wrote articles and instigated action.
Why was he there?
Graham Smith – former secretary of Hackney Community Defence Association, founding member of the Colin Roach Centre
John McDonnell MP – shadow chancellor and social justice campaigner
Female speaker from Police Spies Out of Lives who was affected by undercover policing in Hackney
Mark Metcalf – founder member of the Colin Roach Centre, NUJ member, editor of the Unite Rebel Road and book of the month projects
Friday 26 February
Doors open 7pm for prompt 7.30 start
42-44 Brooksby’s Walk, London E9 6DF
0208 533 0227
Mark Metcalf wrote There Is No Way Of Knowing How Much Damage Jenner Caused shortly after Jenner was exposed.