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Officer 'B' revealed as Cardiff based 'Marco' Jacobs

FitWatch | 15.01.2011 00:03 | Animal Liberation | Other Press | Policing | Repression | Sheffield

A third undercover police officer has today been revealed by the Guardian. Mark Jacobs, known as 'Marco', operated in Cardiff for four years, infiltrating the Cardiff Anarchist Network (CAN) and other groups including international anti-globalisation networks, No Borders, and the early Climate Camps.

'Marco' - Filth
'Marco' - Filth

His former girlfriend is reported as saying "I was doing nothing wrong, I was not breaking the law at all. So for him to come along and lie to us and get that deep into our lives was a colossal, colossal betrayal."

Other activists have claimed that as well as disrupting activities and gathering information, he created and nurtured disagreement and division within the group, turning members of the group against each other.

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15.01.2011 00:50

My space!!!!

UK mobile: 07746080139
'Greek' number: +306942665880

Fucked over

About suspicion

15.01.2011 10:41

The guy who said about minute-taking - I know these are all things that are good indicators, but EVEN used with a pinch of salt and an assumption that someone is ok until they aren't, these kind of statements really do create an atmosphere of distrust. There are plenty of people who take minutes all the time for all kinds of reasons - some don't like to talk much, some find it helps them be fully acquainted with what's been decided, some feel subservient. None of these people deserve even to have it marked against their name that they take minutes. One thing that really made me happy (in an ironic sense, sure) about these stories is the the constant reporting that these officers were accepted happily into movements. Our movements are getting good references for accessibility and openness. That's something that's always mattered to me. I'd hate to see a culture of distrust fostered as a result of these undercover scum. No matter how much we challenge and distrust there'll always be someone there listening for the pigs, and if not there'll never be certainty in our minds that there isn't someone there listening for the pigs - so while it is worthwhile to unmask a cop, I think we shouldn't get carried away as the actions involved in unmasking cops are very damaging for our movements.

Also ... fucking guardian is claiming to have done all the work ... "PC Mark Kennedy, who was the first officer unmasked by the Guardian". How about unmasked by those closest to him, published on indymedia, spread around activist circles for months and eventually picked up on by the guardian when his involvement led to the collapse of a trial. That's some great unmasking.


Schweine in zivil

15.01.2011 11:50

Marco attended the Convergence Centre in the KTS (autonomous centre in Freiburg, South-West Germany) in March 2009. Afterwards, he headed to Strasbourg for the protests against the NATO summit. He wrote this mail:

Betreff: Marco from Wales
Von: "Marco!"
Datum: 23.03.2009 17:26


This is Marco from Wales, hope you are all ok. I am travelling for the protests on 29.03.09, should arrive at KTS 6pm. Hope this is ok with you. If a problem, please text me on +447746 080139.





Display the following 14 comments

  1. email addresses — sysadmin
  2. memories — Ex Brighton
  3. 100% confirm — @rchie
  4. I'm sorry this isn't on the mods list. — @rchie
  5. Hey, Fucked Over, — Subzorro
  6. Comment on his myspace page: — Someone
  7. The 'Greek' connection — lynx
  8. not trusted — westsider
  9. indicators? — caution horse
  10. marco — brighton
  11. please forward evidence.. — l
  12. Brighton — act secure
  13. More photos please — "Marco" has a wife and kid
  14. CAN statement — Cardiff Anarchist Network