Tuesday, 6 August 2013
Public meeting: The True History of Britain's Secret Police
Glasgow Defence Campaign presents…
Undercover: The true history of Britain’s secret police with co-author and award winning journalist Rob Evans
Monday, 19 August 2013 19:30
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD
Lives betrayed and destroyed. The identities of dead children stolen. Women and families violated. For over forty years, the British state has operated a clandestine war on ‘subversives’ and ‘radicals’ – environmental activists, anti-racist groups, innocent families such as those of the murdered Stephen Lawrence. Beneath the official pronouncements of British democracy, a dark network of secret police and spies continues to operate.
The Glasgow Defence Campaign presents award-winning investigative journalist Rob Evans, co-author of Undercover: The true history of Britain ’s secret police, and leading advocate and human rights specialist Claire Mitchell, to discuss the extent and impact of undercover policing in Britain today.
As political activists in Glasgow face arrest, harassment, charges and threats from undercover officers as the struggle against austerity begins to take shape, we ask why is the state at war with its citizens and how can we begin to fight back?
Award-winning journalist and author, Rob Evans
Leading human rights and criminal defence advocate, Claire Mitchell
Glasgow Defence Campaign representative
Free entry; donations towards room hire welcome.