User Preferences

  • Language - en | ga
  • text size >>
  • make this your indymedia front page make this your indymedia front page

Blog Feeds

Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh

offsite link Fake News: The Epistemology of Media Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:52 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link Officials and Provisionals Sat Apr 01, 2017 22:54 | James O'Brien

offsite link Interview with Cathal Goulding Mon Dec 26, 2016 17:11 | Cathal Goulding

offsite link Trump, Russia and the CIA Sat Dec 10, 2016 18:23 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

Spirit of Contradiction >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Daniel McConnell: Happy to wear establishment blinkers

offsite link State failing in its duty to enforce law Anthony

offsite link Elaine Byrne/Fergus Finlay: Afraid to condemn their own? Anthony

offsite link Jobstown trial exposes mainstream bias Anthony

offsite link RTE: Blatant censorship and manipulation of news Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Hold the mayo ? pass the grass! Wed Aug 16, 2017 17:59 | The Saker
Dear friends, Just a quick note to first thank you again for the tsunami of suggestions I received from so many of you. Second, I also wanted to let you

offsite link Syrian War Report ? August 16, 2017: Army Repels Fierce ISIS Attack Near Euphrates River Wed Aug 16, 2017 16:05 | Scott
https://southfront.org/syrian-war-rep... If you?re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn?t be possible without your help: PayPal:southfront@list.ruor via:http://southfront.org/donate/or via:https://www.patreon.com/southfront On Tuesday, ISIS

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2017/08/16 ? Open Thread Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:30 | Herb Swanson
2017/08/16 09:30:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link What is freedom? Wed Aug 16, 2017 04:02 | The Saker
by Naresh Jotwani Not many will dispute that ?freedom? is one of the more popular words in English language today ? in spite of the fact that, as we shall

offsite link Syrian War Report ? August 15, 2017: Tiger Forces Clearing Central Syria From ISIS Wed Aug 16, 2017 03:39 | Scott
https://southfront.org/syrian-war-rep... If you?re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn?t be possible without your help: PayPal:southfront@list.ruor via:http://southfront.org/donate/or via:https://www.patreon.com/southfront Voiceover by Harold

The Saker >>

Human Rights in Ireland
www.humanrights.ie

offsite link Ireland?s violation of International Abortion rights: A perpetual Dj vu. Sat Jul 29, 2017 18:49 | admin

offsite link Call for Papers: Irish Yearbook of International Law Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:54 | Fiona de Londras

offsite link Understanding the Increases in Direct Provision Allowance for Asylum Seekers Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:31 | Liam Thornton

offsite link Ireland?s Failing Abortion Law: Statutory Interpretation, Human Rights and the Detention of Pregnant... Tue Jun 13, 2017 17:08 | admin

offsite link RIA Conference on Human Rights and the Social Sciences, June 22nd. Thu Jun 01, 2017 16:59 | admin

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Catholic Worker/ Plowshares activist & organiser Ciaron O'Reilly hacked by British Special Branch

category international | rights, freedoms and repression | news report author Tuesday April 04, 2017 06:37author by Plowshares Report this post to the editors

It has been confirmed by London lawyers that Assange & Manning solidarity activist and organiser Ciaron O'Reilly of the Catholic Worker and Ploughshares movements is one of ten people named by an anonymous whistleblower as having their email accounts illegally hacked by a secretive Scotland Yard unit working with Indian police and hackers.

The whistleblower's letter sent to Green Party peer Baroness Jenny Jones stated: "For a number of years the unit had been illegally accessing the email accounts of activists. This has largely been accomplished because of the contact that one of the officers had developed with counterparts in India who in turn were using hackers to obtain email passwords."

Guardian: by Rob Evans - Watchdog investigates claim that secretive unit worked with Indian police to obtain campaigners' passwords
Met police accused of using hackers to access protesters' emails
https://tinyurl.com/lpf8cka

The whistleblower's letter lists ten individuals including O'Reilly, alongside specific passwords that they used to access their email accounts. Jones said: "There is more than enough to justify a full-scale criminal investigation into the activities of these police officers and referral to a public inquiry. I have urged the Independent Police Complaints Commission to act quickly to secure further evidence and to find out how many people were victims of this nasty practice."

This revelation comes at a time when the national domestic extremism and disorder intelligence unit is already being investigated by the IPCC. It is alleged that the unit shredded numerous documents during May 2014 despite an explicit instruction that files should be preserved for examination by the judge-led public inquiry into undercover policing. It has been claimed that "the main reason for destroying these documents is that they reveal that officers were engaged in illegal activities to obtain intelligence on protest groups."

Inquiry into Met Police file shredding claims - BBC News
IPCC investigating claims documents were destroyed after a probe into undercover policing began
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-38916281

In 1996, Ciaron O'Reilly founded a Catholic Worker community in Liverpool, offering hospitality to East Timorese refugees in the wake of the acquittal of the defendants in the Seeds of Hope Ploughshares trial. These activists had disabled a British Aerospace war plane bound for Indonesia where it would have been used by the Suharto regime against the people of East Timor. O'Reilly states: "There was an immediate attempt to infiltrate the Liverpool Catholic Worker by the Lancashire Special Branch who attempted to recruit a retired police officer Janet Lovelace to attend our meetings and activities and report back. Janet had the integrity to expose this move."

True Spies Episode 3 - BBC 10 November 2002: It could happen to you
https://tinyurl.com/m4a6nmo

O'Reilly continues: "Over the next few years we were successfully infiltrated by a former soldier operating under the pseudonym of 'Alan Fossey', who we now understand to have previously served with the notorious 14 Company in Northern Ireland."

Background: https://wikispooks.com/wiki/14th_Intelligence_Company

The Liverpool Catholic Worker house was a dynamic hub for sustained nonviolent action against British Aerospace and its arms sales to dictatorships. This development was perceived as a major threat by British Aerospace, whose agent Fossey went on to play a significant role in closing the community down. The same group was running six agents in the Campaign Against the Arms Trade at the time.

Background: http://www.evel.nl/spinwatch/TRReport.htm

In 2000, O'Reilly co-founded the London Catholic Worker which formed in support of the then imprisoned Jubilee Ploughshares activists. In 2010, he returned to London to co-found Giuseppe Conlon House, offering hospitality to destitute refugees from war zones around the world and seeking asylum in the capital. This also became became a significant hub organising support for the persecuted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the imprisoned U.S. military whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
O'Reilly stated, "It is my belief we were infiltrated from the outset at Giuseppe Conlon House, not this time by a professional from the security forces but rather by a former activist who had been compromised and turned by the authorities. I don't think it is coincidental that we were the only dynamic hub in London providing street solidarity for Julian Assange. We engaged in this work from 2010 until 2013 and were once again neutralised. I am hopeful that the broader ongoing 'Undercover Policing Inquiry' will reveal the specifics of how our efforts to offer solidarity to these most heroic people of our time was undermined."

Background: https://www.ucpi.org.uk/

"Does it surprise me that Special Branch hacked my email account and compromised my privacy? We named our house after the innocent Giuseppe Conlon who was tortured, framed and died in prison due to the deliberate actions of Special Branch. I knew the late Gerry Conlon personally and had some sense of what he went through at the hands of a corrupt Special Branch.

Background: RIP Gerard Conlon https://manningfamilyfund.org/2014/06/23/rip-gerard-conlon/

"I've met members of the Guildford Four, the Birmingham Six and the Maguire family - all of whom had their lives blighted and in many cases destroyed by these unaccountable undercover officers and a complicit British Government. The Special Branch exists to protect the rich and powerful from those who are seeking an end to oppression and injustice. They have no respect for the privacy of the individual and fear transparency for the state and its agents, including themselves.

"Surprised ? No! Outraged? Constantly!"

author by Plowsharespublication date Fri Apr 07, 2017 19:25Report this post to the editors

GUARDIAN ARTICLE - "Australian anti-war activist 'among victims of alleged police UK hacking',
by Joshua Robertson
https://tinyurl.com/n4ngfeg

Ciaron O'Reilly's statement on being hacked by British Special Branch
https://tinyurl.com/k2hxl7c

author by The Timespublication date Tue Apr 11, 2017 19:42Report this post to the editors

I suspected police were watching, says activist
Catherine Sanz
April 10 2017, The Times

https://tinyurl.com/nysgqd4

 
© 2001-2017 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy