Independent has a piece on counterfeit designer goods. Nothing really new in it, but brings various strands together in a single article.
Mark Kennedy accused of inventing claims about Tarnac group. This case has been going on for four years now. “The coming insurrection” was the text and all sorts of connections were made..but was it all a convenient fantasy for the French Ministry of the Interior…and others. The illegitimate English “national domestic extremism unit” invented by ACPO, with no parliamentary legislation creating it is involved in creating the “evidence”. Who will ever know what was going on?
Paper by Luisa Marin in the Journal of Contemporary European Research
In a few days the trial (preliminary hearings) concerning the alleged State-Mafia negotiations will start. The Italian Government will join the trial as civil claimant.
Part 2 of the three article series on contemporary US counter-terrorism. The role of John Brennan in devising strategy and running the system of targeted assassinations. Could this policy be transferred to “organised crime”? Will it be? These are not themes in the article, but once youve declared organised crime to be a national security issue, it’s fairly easy to do.