Welcome to Powerbase—your guide to networks of power, lobbying and deceptive PR.
The State Violence and Collusion Project has been set up by Spinwatch in collaboration with the Pat Finucane Centre as a platform for research on the role of state violence and collusion in the Northern Ireland conflict. By building up a comprehensive picture of the role of state structures in the conflict, the project aims to assist families and researchers in working on particular cases, and in making the case for a wider public process of truth recovery.
Powerbase has a policy of strict referencing and is overseen by a Managing editor, a Sysop and several associate portal editors.
The editor of the State Violence and Collusion Project is Tom Griffin.
Read: COUNTER-GANGS: A history of undercover military units in Northern Ireland 1971-1976, by Margaret Urwin. The first pamphlet from the State Violence and Collusion Project.
See the A-Z list of all articles in the State Violence and Collusion Project
Members of the top secret British Army Force Research Unit
in the 1980s. Ian Hurst
is pictured second from left. Philip Campbell Smith
is second from the right. Smith was convicted of blagging information as a private detective in 2012, and accused by the BBC's Panorama
of bugging Hurst's computer.