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For a number of years he ran their Irish 'front' organization the Irish Freedom Movement, at one time being based in Dublin Ireland. Whilst living in Bradford West Yorkshire, Leech set up a number of campaigns and groups who claimed to be taking on, with physical force, organised racists. This was carried out under the umbrella of Bradford, Workers Against Racism.
He stood in the 1987 General Election in the Newcastle Central Constituency for the RCP . He was also for a number of years the RCP's key man in Scotland. Leech worked with the German Group Novo a sister organisation of the Revolutionary Communist Party.
In 2002, he contributed to "Ethical Tourism: Who Benefits?", part of the Institute of Ideas' Debating Matters series. Leech summarised his argument as follows:
- "Advocates of eco-tourism see it as the means to overcome the conflicting demands and pressures of conservation and development. Whilst seemingly an advance on previous ideas which sought just to exclude local people from their land to safeguard bio-diversity, both concepts in reality tie local communities into a development vision limited by both a reliance on the natural environment and the limited development perspective of sustainability. This partial and degraded sense of development is of no long-term benefit to local communities. There is nothing essentially wrong in local communities benefiting from revenues accrued through foreign visitors, but to see this as the means by which local communities develop, whilst at the same time restricting any attempts they may have to transform their real social position, is nothing more than enforcing primitivism." 
(*Tiffany Jenkins ed.), "Ethical Tourism: Who benefits?", Hodder Arnold H&S, 2002
- Kirk Leech, ""This sanctuary is a prison", Spiked Online, February 7, 2001.
- Kirk Leech 'Dam campaigns', Spiked Online, March 8, 2001.
- Kirk Leech, "Wenn der Westen "hilft" und nichts als Leiden bringt" Novo vol. 55, 2001
- Kirk Leech 'On training in India', Spiked Online, March 29, 2001
- Jacqui Craig 'Conservation versus development',Spiked Online, August 2, 2001
- Kirk Leech 'TB: what to do?',Spiked Online, August 7, 2001
- Kirk Leech 'Extinct arguments',Spiked Online, August 30, 2001
- Kirk Leech 'Palestine after 11 September',Spiked Online, October 5, 2001.
- Kirk leech 'Palestinian pawns',Spiked Online, October 18, 2001.
- Kirk Leech The Ravage of India, April 2004
- Kirk Leech "Building in the light", Guardian (UK), April 28, 2004.
- Kirk Leech, "Toxic China",Spiked Online, March, 2006.