Why is Adrian exposed?
Amsterdam, July 1998.
Adrian has had a chance to defend himself. He was invited to attend the first gathering of a so-called (fake) secret network. Before the meeting could start, some things had to be cleared up. Adrian was confronted with all the allegations made against him, one by one. He understood he was not going to leave before some explaining had been done. So he started talking. He never stopped talking. But his stories were incoherent and evasive. He had an answer to almost anything, but it didn't explain a lot.
His actiongroup Eco-action does not exist, neither does
Earth First! France in Equihen-Plage, that much is clear. Adrian could
not name a single action done by his own group. Not only is he using various
surnames, he has a company named Risk Crisis Analysis. To what purpose
he has this company remained unclear. Adrian attends a lot of meetings,
manifestations and demonstrations, but he's not doing anything with this
-that's what he claims.
Is Adrian a serious risk?
The risk of him selling information compelled us to come
out with what we have. Adrian is not a clear and present danger. As far
as we know he is not an infiltrator sent by any gouvernmental secret service.
He is not very professional, working from one and the same address -appearently
his home- for both his company and his activist base.
This openess provides the perfect opportunity for people
who want to know what's going on in activist circles. Multinational companies
have come to realize that the worst thing that can ever happen to them
is to be taken completely by surprise. The Brent Spar has been a good
lesson, when even Greenpeace was surprised by the massive boycot of Shell
because of the dumping of the famous drilling platform in the ocean.
Make sure surprise will stay the convincing factor in your group's strategy, be ware of people like Adrian.