Picket Line Party track 8 – Deep Cover

March 23, 2015 by cosmoakacitizensmith

There is an event to protest about the undercover policing of activists in adopted hometown Cardiff tomorrow. (Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1073243019368222/) The agent concerned we knew as Marco, supposedly a lorry driver and activist himself, but actually a police officer. For a few years was not only reporting back to his superiors but had relationships with some women in the anarchist community. This and similar events around the country are now the subject of court cases here in the UK. This song I released in the wake of the first reports that Marco was not what he seemed. It’s all still very painful for people involved. But they didn’t destroy us. We’re stronger than ever in South Wales.


(To listen to the track, click the play button below. To download it, click on the arrow pointing down on the right bit of the thingy below. To share it on Facebook etc, get the embed code by clicking on the icon on the right bit of the thingy below).

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This track has been the hardest to nail down, recording-wise. Finally managed it in this morning’s caffeine rush.

Marco was a bit of a wag, or so I thought when I knew him. He got involved in South Wales Anarchists at the end of the summer of 2005. We were all a bit shell shocked, having been at the G8 mobilisations in Scotland where lots of us got nicked.  (We managed to stop the G8 meeting, though, and I wrote a blog of my experiences here).

What we didn’t realise was that…

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