Dear Martin: letters to a corporate spy

Random Reflections of a Domestic Extremist

Martin and me having a beer during the IMF protests in Prague, September 2000

On 22 October, Mark Thomas is showing his award-winning show Cuckooed online.

You can buy tickets here – and also raise money for free activist counselling with Counselling for Social Change.

Cuckooed is a comedy of betrayal. Mark tells the story of how Britain’s biggest arms manufacturer (BAE Systems) came to spy on a comedian. Martin Hogbin worked for Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) as its Campaign’s Coordinator, a paid position. He was also a spy, working for Threat Response International (TRI) under the instruction of Evelyn le Chêne. TRI provided intelligence to BAE Systems, the UK’s largest arms company.

The show was first released in 2014 and as part of the show, Mark interviewed several of Martin’s close friends, including me. We appear on TV screens on the set, telling our stories about our…

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