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Useful resources from elsewhere on the web

security

  • Practical security for activists and campaigners, including guides such as the Activist Security Handbook and Infiltrators, Informers and Grasses, all of which are free to download.

  • Security in-a-box was created to meet the digital security and privacy needs of human rights NGOs. It includes a How-to Booklet, which addresses a number of important digital security issues. It also provides a collection of Hands-on Guides, each of which includes a particular freeware or open source software tool, as well as instructions on how you can use that tool to secure your computer, protect your information or maintain the privacy of your Internet communication.

activist support

  • The Activists' Legal Project is a not for profit collective which provides information about the law to a wide range of grassroots social change activists as well as people who are considering taking action for the first time. They provide information sheets on legal issues relevant to direct activists and offer free legal workshops facilitated by activists, with first hand experience of the criminal and civil 'justice' systems.

  • The Legal Defence And Monitoring Group was formed in response to the Criminal Justice Act in 1995 and provides legal back up on demonstrations in and around London. It welcomes new volunteers. The website includes a number of useful guides.

  • The Green & Black Cross is an independent grassroots project set up in the spirit of mutual aid and solidarity to support autonomous social struggles within the UK. Currently Green & Black Cross has three active wings, the Legal Support project, now including defendants support Street Medics, Action Kitchens and Protest Toilets. They also offer legal observer and "know your rights" training sessions.

  • A useful guide on how to start writing to people who have been imprisoned that you wish to support. Includes ideas on the kind of things to say and how you are most likely to get your letter through to the prisoner.

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