Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745331850 Published June 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9780745331867 Published June 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

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

Eveline Lubbers

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

Eveline Lubbers

Distributed for Pluto Press

272 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745331850 Published June 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9780745331867 Published June 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The exposure of undercover policeman Mark Kennedy in the eco-activist movement revealed how the state monitors and undermines political activism. This book shows the other grave threat to our political freedoms - undercover activities by corporations.

Secret Manoeuvres in the Dark documents how corporations are halting legitimate action and investigation by activists. Using exclusive access to previously confidential sources, Eveline Lubbers shows how companies such as Nestlé, Shell and McDonalds use covert methods to evade accountability. She argues that corporate intelligence gathering has shifted from being reactive to pro-active, with important implications for democracy itself.

Secret Manoeuvres in the Dark will be vital reading for activists, investigative and citizen journalists, and all who care about freedom and democracy in the 21st century.

Contents

Preface. Corporate spying today
1. The Waste Paper man, introduction
2. Covert Corporate Strategy in the Past
3. Rafael Pagan, Nestlé and Shell, case study
4. McSpy, case study
5. Cybersurveillance, case study
6. Hakluyt and the Jobbing Spy, case study
7. The Threat Response Spy Files, case study
8. Secrecy, Research and Resistance, conclusions
Notes
Appendix 1 Manfred Schlickenrieder Documents
Appendix 2 Evelyn le Chêne Documents
Bibliography and References
Index

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