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Police

Spycops

The Pitchford Inquiry into police infiltration gathers steam

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Slow walk to victory

Cases dropped against 20 anti-fracking protestors

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Met gives in on eighth undercover police relationship case

Met withdraw defence to avoid disclosure

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Women win apologies from police over undercover police relationships

After four years of legal struggle, the Metropolitan police finally concede that undercover relationships were an abuse of power and violated women's human rights

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Call for support for spycop whistleblower Peter Francis

As Theresa May announced a public campaign into the scandals around undercover policing, campaigners against police racism and corruption, The Monitoring Group, have launched a petition to stop the gagging of undercover whistleblower Peter Francis.

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Lesley J Wood, Crisis and Control: The Militarization of Protest Policing

Pluto, 2014; 216pp; £16.99

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Mark Thomas, Cuckooed: A Comedy of Betrayal

1–13 December; £23; Tricycle Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Rd, London NW6 7JR; www.tricycle.co.uk or 020 7328 1000; and then around the country from February 2015 – see www.markthomasinfo.co.uk

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Rob Evans & Paul Lewis, Undercover: The True Story of Britain’s Secret Police

ImageIn historian Timothy Garton Ash’s book The File

Women win legal victory over police spies cover-up

Judge order further disclosures by end of July

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Eveline Lubbers, Secret Manoeuvres in the Dark: Corporate and Police Spying on Activists

Pluto Press, 2012; 272pp; £19.99

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