More on police infiltration of environmental groups
tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Sun Jan 23 23:17:46 GMT 2011
Jim Sutton - undercover cop in Reclaim the Streets
Sue | 19.01.2011 23:13 | History | Repression | Sheffield
Reports on Jim Sutton an undercover cop who infiltrated Reclaim the
Streets during the 1990's and had kids with an activist.
Some comments on the Guardian website have suggested that this was
all ok because she knew he was a policeman by then. The reports
underplay the fact she had already fallen in love with him and moved
in with him long before this. Its not exactly rare for people who are
in love to fall for their lover's promises that they will change, and
she was up against a professionally trained liar and manipulator, so
the odds were stacked against her.
Undercover policeman married activist he was sent to spy on
Chief constable says relationships with targets in environmental
movement 'grossly unprofessional'
Ex-wife of police spy tells how she fell in love and had children with him
"MARK STONE" Real name Mark Kennedy
Distributed Zapatista Coffee 'Rebelde' from Germany to UK social
centres In 2004.
Extensive involvement in Ireland:
Ireland Early 2004 attended a grassroots gathering promoting Scotland G8,
Ireland 2004 Mayday protests. Involved in attacking police. Supplied
defensive equipment. People serve prison sentences relating to
material delivered by him from UK.
Ireland 2004 Protests against George Bush summit at Dromoland castle.
Ireland 2005 Attended EFYA winter meeting in Co Clare 2005 Attended a
meeting and fund-raiser for the G8 in Belfast.
Ireland 2006 Attended the Anarchist Bookfair and then went to
Rossport solidarity camp.
UK Coordinated transport for the Dissent network of resistance
against the G8 camp in Stirling Scotland in 2005. (a fleet of
minibuses) Gained name "Transport Mark"
Was involved in planing Camp for Climate Action "land group" from
2006 onwards often in driver role.
Was for a number of years involved in Climate Justice groups which
faced repeated raids and arrests. These groups have been actively
disrupted during this period.
Had sexual relationships with a number of activists.
Involved in anti-police anti corporate actions with Saving Iceland
campaign in Iceland.
Was actively involved in Berlin radical left groups for some months
prior to the Heligendam G8. Actively promoted a violent assault on
Berlin business district. (Plan B)
Took part in riots surrounding the eviction of ungdomshuset "youth
house" In Copenhagen Denmark.
Is believed to have visited Denmark after this point. (can Danish
Using established anarchist contacts in Denmark he was well placed to
inform on UK activists and others attending the Cop 13 negotiations in 2009.
Involved in anti-fascist activity. Encouraged anti-EDL campaigners to
attack coaches carrying members of the extreme nationalist group to
Bradford in 2010.
More recent involvement in Animal Rights circles such as attending
2010 international AR gathering in Milan, Italy.
Appears to have moved into Private Spying. He shared a business
address with a director of Global Open a company of private spies
composed of ex -Special Branch, (political police.)
Kennedys role, has received intense media coverage in the UK,
following the collapse of a court case against activists on Monday
10th January. This has led to highest ranking policeman Sir Hugh Orde
defending infiltration of left wing groups on the Newsnight
Mark Kennedy spoke about his infiltration to extreme right-wing
newspaper The Mail on Sunday, He claimed to have operational
influence over German and Danish police.
Both "Marco Jacobs" and "Mark Stone" attended the Dissent! Europe
gathering prior to Strasbourg, France anti NATO in 2009. They arrived
together, very little real UK based activist involvement. (same time
as G20 London)
"LYNN WATSON" Real name unknown
In late 2003 Lynn Watson attended event at Aldermaston nuclear
weapons factory and then joined a Trident Ploughshares affinity
group. NVDA anti nuclear weapons group.
She took part in non-violence training (one of the trainers didn't
get there as he was picked up on a warrant as he came off the ferry!)
and attended a TP planning meeting.
During 2004 she also went to Aldermaston Womens Peace Camp and was
very active in the Block the Builders campaign. (Direct action) She
said she lived in Bournemouth and did care work.
In 2005 she moved to Leeds, Yorkshire. Active in environmental
activist groups centred around anarchist social centre, The Common Place.
"Lynn Watson" used Bank Account:
Account Number: 33516774
Bank: NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK PLC
Lynn was part of a small group who planned the site take for the Camp
for Climate action in 2006 drax and 2007 Heathrow, less so 2008 kingsnorth.
Was member of UK Action medics collective, who provide first aid to
the direct action community. Lynn was involved with UK action medics
at Dissent G8 in Gleneagles 2005, and later that year at Earth First!
gathering in Derbyshire. Later, she hosted an Action medics meeting
at her house in Leeds.
She was also the UK contact when medics went to G8 in Russia, so the
address they were staying at may have been passed on. (to Russian
( "Marco Jacobs" filled similar role for CAN!)
Was member of the Rebel Clown Army. (unclear if this made them any
Had sexual relationships with some activists. Was "camera shy".
Is not known to have operated outside of the UK. (one unconfirmed
sighting with "Mark Stone" in Berlin May 2006)
"Watson" "Stone" and "Jacobs" seem to have disappeared from left
political circles in the UK.
"MARCO JACOBS" also known as "Mark Jacobs" Real name unknown
Infiltrated the Dissent! network of resistance against the G8 in
Brighton, in 2004. Following suspicions that he was a policeman
there, he moved to Cardiff, Wales where he successfully infiltrated
Cardiff Anarchist Network (CAN).
He encouraged ideological and personal splits within CAN.
He had at least one sexual relationship within activist circles.
Using his connections he then became involved in the Rising Tide
Network. He was at the centre of a set of police raids and arrests
that targeted climate justice activists, including one on his own flat.
He was involved in the No Border campaigns for freedom of movement.
He was minute taker at UK wide gatherings. He had prior knowledge of
No Borders successful blockades to prevent immigration snatch squad
dawn raids on families,
He attended (with "Mark Stone") a meeting in Poland prior to the G8
in Heligendam, It is believed that only one genuine UK based activist
was at this event!
He travelled with UK activists to Germany to oppose the G8 in
Heligendam, Germany 2007 and was actively involved in autonomous
block planning at the Redelich camp.
In 2009 he attended planning meetings in Dijon for the Anti NATO
resistance to take place in Strasbourg. He arrived with "Stone" . Set
up website promoting this action.
He suddenly pulled out of attending the resistance to the G8 in St
Petersburg Russia. Remained in contact with CAN activists in Russia.
Towards the end of his career in Cardiff, friends became suspicious
of him and he was increasingly being left out of sensitive
discussions. Ironically this included the location of the 2008 Camp
for Climate Action, the location of which was known by a small group
including "Watson" and "Stone".
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Face to camera shots of "Marco" and "Lynn" would be very useful
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