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[Commlist] undercover policing and trade unions conference (inc. representations of spycops on screen)

Thu Sep 19 18:09:01 GMT 2019

The undercover policing and trade unions conference takes place at the University of Greenwich, London, on Saturday November 16.

The one-day event will increase understanding of the impact of political policing on trade unions and movements for social change since 1968.

Bringing together trade unionists, activists and other campaigners, this conference will strengthen our campaign to ensure the forthcoming public inquiry is not a cover-up but exposes the truth of Britain’s political secret police. It will strengthen our struggle for justice and the protection of human rights.

This conference will be an opportunity to consolidate knowledge and understanding about the political secret police units and the lessons learned for political and trade union activism today, as well as building support for the campaign opposing political policing and those still fighting for justice.

Another key element of this conference will be exploring the different and interlocking ways in which political policing and surveillance has adversely and disproportionately impacted on trade unions, women, and working class and diverse communities.

By sharing and documenting these experiences and building on the recommendations from the ‘People’s Inquiry’ of July 2018, the conference will increase understanding of institutional sexism and racism in the police and call for action to support those still fighting for justice.


The impact of undercover policing

Women against the State

Privacy and surveillance in the workplace

Truth and Fiction: representations of spycops on screen

Undercover policing – inquiry or cover up?

The conference will be jointly hosted by:

Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance (COPS), an umbrella organisation campaigning on behalf of many of those spied upon by Britain’s political secret police.

Police Spies Out of Lives (PSOOL) a campaign and support group for women affected by abusive relationships with undercover police officers.

The Blacklist Support Group (BSG), a justice campaign and support network for anyone caught up in UK construction industry blacklisting scandal.


WHEN: Saturday November 16th, 10:30 – 17:30

WHERE: University of Greenwich Stephen Lawrence Building, Old Naval College, 30 Park Row, London SE10 9LS

COST: The conference is free, and food will be provided.

REGISTRATION: If you wish to attend, please register at this site:

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