A community conversation with Jason Kirkpatrick, a lifelong grassroots environmental activist.
Jason, now based in Berlin was a former Vice-Mayor of Arcata, California before working for two years in Northern Ireland on cross-community sustainability projects.
He is the director of the forthcoming documentary film Spied Upon, which he began making when he discovered that his friend Mark Kennedy was actually an undercover English policeman. Kennedy had befriended him in Ireland in 2005 in the lead up to Scotland G8 Summit protests.
Spied Upon tells the story of those targeted not only by uncontrolled secret police units but also by former highly trained police spies working for private security firms and large energy corporations.
Jason is now a ‘Core Participant’ in the British Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI), and is fighting for Justice Minister Fitzgerald to call for Irish inclusion in the UCPI. He has recently begun two lawsuits in both Ireland and N. Ireland to achieve this, and has a date at the High Court in Belfast on the 7th February 2017 to force Northern Irish inclusion in the UCPI.
The public interview, which features clips from the film, will take place on the Saturday 4th February 2017 at 19.30 in the WeCreate Workspace in Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co Tipperary.
Suggested donation €5
For more information call 0505 56061.
For details on the film see http://spiedupon.com/