From Shaun Chamberlin’s website

Join the West Midlands New Economics Group: Saturday May 5th, 10.15-12.00 = The Warehouse, 54 Allison St Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5TH

Tom Hellberg is preparing a study of the climate camp movement. It will be the story written by one of those protestors and includes a lot of first hand material. It traces the roots of the campaigners, their aspirations, the politics behind the scenes and the lengths the state were prepared to go to discourage it.

The Climate Camp for action was a spontaneous grassroots movement – the first to make extensive use of mobile and internet communication and even satellite uplinks from the fields it occupied.

The police thought they could contain it with sufficient intimidation and inside information. But one undercover officer – Mark Kennedy – went native and betrayed his handlers by offering to give evidence for the campers.

Many of the sons and daughters of these campers went on to take part in both the UK Uncut and Occupy movements.

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