Interest in the people and topics featured in documentary film Spied Upon have grown exponentially, especially since the UK government and Metropolitan Police have admitted huge problems with their undercover police and started an official inquiry into the topic in 2015. Director Jason Kirkpatrick and most of those featured in the upcoming film have been getting major national and international press, especially our main characters Sarah Hampton, and Merrick as they campaign to have the Inquiry broadened outside England and Wales. Others featured in Spied Upon and recent press are UK Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, Baroness Jenny Jones, German MP Hans-Christian Stroebele, whistleblower former undercover officer Peter Francis, and Kate Wilson of Police Spies Out of Lives, as well as Blacklisted author and secret police target Dave Smith.
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Here is a shortened list of international press excerpts:
Jason takes legal action against Theresa May to extend Inquiry to NI, wins in Belfast High Court against UK government. Amnesty Int’l back legal action, steps up support for Judicial Review. NI Justice Minister says Inquiry is imperative, ex-Minister Ford acts. Jason raises the case in lecture to European Parliament in Brussels.
More in: BBC, Belfast Telegraph, BBC Radio Foyle, Derry Journal, Police Professional…
Theresa May denies call for Inquiry in Scotland; Jason, Merrick, Sarah, activists, and politicians demand justice: BBC, Guardian, Scot TV, Scotsman, Herald Scotland, and many more! Scottish Minister Matheson rejects call for a Scottish Inquiry, and activists battle in the High Court.
Undercover policeman seen posing as G8 activist in exclusive footage. Interviews with Sarah, Kate and Jason. STV (Scotland, TV and online).
German Parliament looking at new UK spy cases in 2019, declares spy operations of Kennedy questionable, MP Hunko says UK Home Office hindering investigation. Jason begins legal action against UK Home Secretary Theresa May to get Germany included in Inquiry, German government insists on inclusion as well: Der Spiegel, Guardian, Tagesspiegel, der Freitag, TAZ, Junge Welt, Jungle World, ND… Jason’s speech at European Union in Brussels detailed on MP website.
General 2015 and earlier:
Kate Wilson demands answers over undercover police officer, Channel 4, 20 Nov 2015
Manewry w ciemnościach (in Polish), Jason interviewed in Poland,
after being targeted there by Kennedy. 5 Nov 2015
Flugumaður njósnaði um mótmælendur Kárahnúkavirkjunar,
feature article on Mark Kennedy in Iceland, with Jason interview, 12 Jan 2015
Freedom of Species Radio interview in Australia, 11 May 2014:
Jason Kirkpatrick – Spied Upon
Jason Kirkpatrick Film “Spied Upon” Digs Into World of FBI Informants,
Occupy.com, USA, 14 Jan 2014
New documentary on undercover spies is in the pipeline
Guardian, 7 Oct 2013
Surveillance and spying: “The time to be politically active on these themes is now.
Statewatch interview with Director Jason Kirkpatrick, 2 Oct 2013
BBC Radio Nottingham, Spied Upon, 13 Oct, 2013
BBC Radio Leeds with Jason Kirkpatrick and Merrick Badger, 12 Oct 2013
**This BBC interview not meant as an endorsement (standard disclaimer)
The following sample articles quote Spied Upon Director Jason Kirkpatrick. German language articles can be simply translated with a free online translator such as google translate
Ein Spitzel auf Europatour / A Spy on European Tour
TAZ, 28 Jan 2011
Spying on the Left: Berlin Officials Knew All About British Agent’s Activities
Der Spiegel, 27 Jan 2011
Ein Cop außer Kontrolle / A Cop Out of Control
Der Spiegel, 17 Jan 2011
Undercover police officer ‘could be prosecuted in Germany’
Guardian, 14 Jan 2011
Undercover police officer Mark Kennedy at centre of international row
Guardian, 13 Jan 2011
Hundreds more articles related to the escalating undercover international police spy scandal, including Spied Upon protagonists and Mark Kennedy, can be found on the internet.