Watch the videos from our conference : Subversion, Sabotage and Spying: Political Policing and Racism in the UK

On the weekend of 16th and 17th April 2016, a seminal conference took place in London, and, as the title suggests, it had two central themes to discuss and confront: the nature of State racism – the bedrock for institutional, popular and sometimes violent racism – and policing policies that target or create notions of suspect communities and…

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Subversion, Sabotage and Spying: Political Policing and Racism in the UK

On the weekend of 16th and 17th April 2016, a seminal conference took place in London, and, as the title suggests, it had two central themes to discuss and confront: the nature of State racism – the bedrock for institutional, popular and sometimes violent racism – and policing policies that target or create notions of…

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22. Mike Mansfield QC

Mike Mansfield QC,has represented defendants in criminal trials, appeals and inquiries in some of the most controversial legal cases the country has seen, particularly where issues of Civil Liberty have arisen. In this talk he talks about the lessons from some of the cases he has been involved which are relevant for the Pitchford Inquiry.

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2. Professor Mark McGovern (Edge Hill University)

Professor Mark McGovern‘s primary areas of research include the study of conflict and the politics of transition in post-conflict societies, human rights and transitional justice and the critical analysis of ‘terrorism’ and political violence. He is currently undertaking research, working in collaboration with human rights NGOs and community organisations, on state violence, collusion and truth…

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6. Becky Clark (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Becky Clarke is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her work examines the processes of ‘othering’ and criminalisation; the merging of penal and welfare policies, and the characteristics of contemporary policies including what counts as success; and how knowledge, and ignorance, is constructed, and the relationship between knowledge, politics and policy. Here she talks…

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