London – Picket outside court – 18th March, 9am (confirmed)


Please share amongst London friends and networks:

Picket outside Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London, WC2 (Holborn or Temple tube)

9am – 10am, Tuesday 18th March 2014

This picket will be part of a week of solidarity action being called by the support group of eight women who are taking legal action against the police over undercover relationships.

It coincides with a much-anticipated court hearing – see this page for updates about the hearing itself.

Please pass it on – please share the graphic above on social media or print it off and share.



Week of Solidarity Action – show your support – 17-21 March 2014



Please show your support as legal battle commences

•    Public support has helped the women win one battle: the police withdrew their strike out application
•    But the police are still obstructing justice, and may use “Neither Confirm Nor Deny” to evade a public inquiry
•    Fears persist over ongoing abuses – it’s not just ‘historical’
•    Hearing may still take place on Tuesday 18 March – see this page for updates

As the struggle continues, show the women that they do not stand alone:

WHAT CAN I DO? (see below for details of each action)

  • Picket outside Royal Courts of Justice
  • Gather with your friends in solidarity
  • Support us on social media
  • Sign up to the supporters’ email list
  • Print and share the leaflet
  • Add your name to the ‘Where We Stand‘ solidarity statement
  • If you are a journalist or blogger, write articles about the case and ask to be added to the press list

Picket outside Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London, WC2 (Holborn or Temple tube)
9am – 10am, Tuesday 18th March
Please bring placards and banners.

We are asking people to gather with your friends during the week of action, in public or at home, to send messages of support and as an act of resistance. Undercover policing is attack on the trust built within friendship groups. Therefore, by coming together in solidarity with the women challenging these destructive police tactics you can both demonstrate your support and resist within your own networks.
Consider coming together to:

  • Organise a mass letter / email writing to local and national papers – while sharing a meal.
  • Distribute PSOOL leaflets to raise awareness, on a busy high street or other appropriate location.
  • Share and amplify the words of the women using the images that will be on facebook and twitter.
  • Discuss within your groups the possibility of giving official support to the Where We Stand support statement – showing collective resistance against the intimidation of campaigners for social and environmental justice.

Follow and share the resources we are producing on facebook.
and on Twitter: @out_of_lives use #policespiesoutoflives , #spycops and #wherewestand (to reference the solidarity statement we are asking everyone to sign)

You can download and print this leaflet about the case (pdf): CAMPAIGN LEAFLET

Sign up to the email list (in the right column on this website) to recieve updates on news and actions.

Sign up, and ask your friends to sign up, to the ‘Where We Stand‘ solidarity statement.

To ask to be added to the list please email: (removing hashtags which are there to prevent spam)


Police Spies Out Of Lives extends solidarity with everyone affected by the extreme intrusions perpetrated by undercover police officers.

More background info: the women’s experiences and the case itself
For more ways to support the women’s struggle for justice, see our Act Now page


Helen Steel and Harriet Wistrich to speak at public meeting 27 Feb, London

One of the women in this case, Helen Steel, and the solicitor for this case, Harriet Wistrich, will both be speaking at a public meeting is to take place in London on Thursday 27 February 2014.  As we announced in January, several individuals and groups affected by undercover policing have joined forces to call for a public inquiry. This meeting is to launch COPS – Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance.

Please pass this event information on to your friends and networks – the leaflet artwork is displayed below.

Don’t forget to book: we have been advised by the organisers that the event may be oversubscribed.



Recent articles of interest

The following articles may be of interest to those following this case and the wider implications of undercover policing.

George Monbiot discussed John Jordan’s attempt to find out the reasons behind his quashed conviction, which involved Jim Boyling, one of the five officers linked with this case.

Rebecca Lush, who organised the ‘Turn Your Back On Thatcher’ protest, replied publicly to the Metropolitan Police’s invitation to attend a seminar on policing of protest. She includes how the abuse of lives by undercover officers, and subsequent attempts to strike out legal actions (including this case)  is one of many reasons that she and others have no confidence in police liaison.

If you know of other articles which may be of interest to supporters of this case, particularly any which hilight the issues in our Where We Stand statement, please email (remove hashtags which are there to prevent spam).


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