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Eveline Lubbers, 21 September 2012

Mybook cover SpinWatch blog was originally set up to share bits & pieces and interesting stuff I came across while working on my PhD, hence the name: evel -! That project resulted in a new publication.  

Today, I am finally ready to announce my book and new blog: Secret Take your time to have a look around, there are previews of the book, the research I’m working on now, and there will be more.

Of course, the book is available in the Spinwatch bookshop - at a special price for you!

If you like what you see, please forward the announcement below to whoever you think might be interested, mail servers that I don’t know of - anything to help spread the word!

Proudly presenting a book and a blog:

Secret Manoeuvres in the Dark,
Corporate and Police Spying on Activists

Eveline Lubbers

Blogging about my book, events around it and further research at: Secret

I will even try to do a decent book & research-related Twitter. Follow me @evelinelubbers.

Book blurb

The exposure of undercover policeman Mark Kennedy in the eco-activist movement revealed how the state monitors and undermines political activism. This book shows the other grave threat to our political freedoms - undercover activities by corporations.

Secret Manoeuvres in the Dark documents how corporations are halting legitimate action and investigation by activists. Using exclusive access to previously confidential sources, Eveline Lubbers shows how companies such as Nestlé, Shell and McDonald's use covert methods to evade accountability. She argues that corporate intelligence gathering has shifted from being reactive to pro-active, with important implications for democracy itself.

Secret Manoeuvres in the Dark will be vital reading for activists, investigative and citizen journalists, and all who care about freedom and democracy in the 21st century.

Book praise

In this eye-opening, ground-breaking volume Eveline Lubbers opens up a new field of research. A must-read for anyone interested in grey policing, social movements, social reform and corporate intelligence behaviour.
Gary T. Marx, Author of Undercover: Police Surveillance in America

In the recent frenzy over media phone hacking, the shadow warriors of corporate espionage have escaped scrutiny, until now.
Eveline Lubbers' book shines a timely and sharp light on the dark arts of serving and retired cops, spooks and squaddies who are spying, bugging and lying for big business with impunity.
Michael Gillard, Journalist, The Sunday Times


Secret Manoeuvres is widely available in bookshops (if not: tell them to stock it!), and on the internet as well. has the details of the publisher, Pluto Press, as well as some suggestions where to purchase the book.

Secret Manoeuvres in the Dark,
Corporate and Police Spying on Activists

Author: Eveline Lubbers
Publisher: Pluto Press, UK
ISBN: 9780745331850
Extent: 272pp
Size: 215mm x 135mm
Format: Paperback and hardcover