Eveline Lubbers, author of Secret Manoeuvres in the Dark: Corporate and Police Spying on Activists (Pluto, 2012) has written a piece this week on the State use of sex and deception in the context of undercover operatives. It reflects on a 1999 article by the American sociologist Gary T. Marx, now Professor Emeritus of Sociology at M.I.T. He has been writing about infiltration, protest and surveillance since the 1960s, and he is still going strong.
Lubbers critiques his discussion and invokes the recent Mark Kennedy court case in an interesting piece on the ethically abdicated practice of state-sanctioned rape. We’ve reproduced the article below, but you can check it out in its original context by navigating to the book’s web page here.
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