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Shared Information between the V2010ISU-JIG and the G8/G20ISU-JIG

The Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit - Joint Intelligence Group was active years prior to the start of the Olympics, while the G8/G20 Integrated Security Unit - Joint Intelligence Group was put together more recently, however it was suspected that there were numerous members who were active in both. With this suspicion, I requested the documents from the RCMP about a year ago for the documents that were shared, and they have finally arrived.

Included in the files are less-redacted versions of the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit reports, which for the first time show all the groups that the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit was targeting, from the standard groups such as the Olympic Resistance Network and the APC, to groups who had no presence during the games such as the Sea Shepherds. The Anarchist Movement itself got special attention in these documents as well.

What we do know is that I was on the top of the list, and was one of five people targeted because of the Olympics Resistance Network. The main reasons for being targeted happened to be the fact that I went to 25C3, which scared them. I do not know who the other four members of ORN who were being targeted were at this time, but I can tell you that they did manage to get my legal name wrong.

The documents show the collaboration, as well as another glimpse into how these groups target activists and what information that they have gathered. It shows that they are well aware that the Black Bloc is a tactic, and that they are hellbent on pursuing the movements that created these tactics. Many paragraphs of these intelligence reports could easily have been excerpts from zines explaining protest tactics.

What will be of most use to anyone who is looking at how they were spied on during the G20 is the list of V2010ISU-JIG personelle who are present, and who were highlighted, such as Cst. Georges El-Azzi and Sgt Paul Huston, as well as all the CSIS Liason Officers. I suspect that these same people were tapped and brought to Toronto for the G20. The last document also has badge numbers for unknown officers, who may have been in Special O, which is an indication of how many undercover cops were operating in ORN and other movements at the time of the Olympics. I’m going to be doing some additional analysis of the documents, but there’s definitely a lot here.

As usual, the documents are found here. I’ve redacted my birthdate, as well as the birthdate of other people mentioned in this document.