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 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
  • Surveillance
  • 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 info@activistsecurity.org As they say, it’s intended as a resource for the entire social justice/anti-capitalist/environmental/animal rights collective movement, so it needs your input as well.