Activist Security Handbook

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 […]... Read More

Participating Online with Safety Toolkit

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) has developed a series of briefings to help those working on-line improve the security of their computer and on-line communications. The briefings were developed as part of a project aimed at improving the on-line security of computer users such as journalists and human rights workers. But the content of […]... Read More

The Masque of Anarchy

In August 1819, a gathering of 20,000 working people assembled in Manchester to listen to “Orator” Hunt. The meeting was to have been entirely constitutional in character, and the workers brought their wives and babes as hostages for their good behaviour. The meeting had but fairly started when a regiment of cavalry charged down upon […]... Read More

Revolting Students!

I intended to start this log on the fifth of November, Guy Fawkes Day, for several reasons. Firstly, it’s possibly the most widely-known of sociopolitical dates in the British cultural calendar, a lonely pride of place in the relative desert of national sociopolitical consciousness. Secondly, it’s the first anniversary of the launch of Psyclone, released […]... Read More