Anyone considering exercising and/or protecting their democratic rights, and/or trying to change the world into a better place would benefit from reading the Activist Security Handbook.
Written by UK activists who have successfully campaigned for over a decade in the face of increasing repression from the state and corporations, it was first published in 2004 and reprinted in 2008, so there are aspects that could be a little more up to date. That’s more than made up for by the excellent tried and tested information and advice across a range of subjects such as:
- Dealing with infiltrators
- Security For Actions
- Security for Demonstrations
- Personal Security
- Computer Security & Internet Privacy
- UK Legal Issues
et cetera, et cetera
I highly recommend it. It can be freely downloaded (pdf), so why not check it out. As I’ve said, there are aspects to it that could be updated. If you feel you have something to offer in the way of up-to-date input (like how to avoid getting kettled!), get in touch with the producers at firstname.lastname@example.org (H/T CentreofthePsyclone)
Revolution is coming. Its just a case of when and where it begins, so be prepared. Protest is not just for Students & Unions, this revolution is going to be for everyone, especially the voters and taxpayers. And it can be done without violence or destruction, it just needs the will, the people on the streets and a determination to say no more.
p.s. An activist is anyone who actively works for or takes part in political activity. Yup, even David Cameron is an activist, so don’t let the police and media fool you into believing that its only morons who smash things up who are activists.