Protests are a type of direct action that can include demonstrations, marches, rallies, counter-demonstrations; sit-ins, strikes, walkouts, mutinies, pickets, boycotts, civil disobedience, and disruptions. The resources below can help you navigate and succeed in these kinds of actions.
An introductory guide to health care on the ground at political demonstrations: what to bring, what to do, and what not to do
This zine compiles two texts by CrimethInc that provide an excellent introduction on how to participate in and organize black blocs.
The first is 'Blocs, Black and Otherwise' that appeared in Profane Existence #43 and CrimethInc’s Recipes for Disaster. Additionally, second piece titled 'Fashion Tips for the Brave' is included.
Tools to master when considering direct actions. This guide covers affinity groups, personal and group health, police and jail questions, first aid, and preparation.
The cops and the FBI are not your friends, they are agents of the fascist police state we are opposing.
A protestor's guide to less-lethal police weaponry including an introduction to taser-proof jackets. Covers stun guns, tasers, stingers, stun shields, CS gas, CN gas, CR gas, pepper spray, riot guns, sprays, rubber balls, baton rounds, pepperballs, flash bangs, batons, pain rays, LRADs, water cannons, electrified water cannons, dazzlers, and incapacitators.
This guide will walk you through the steps needed to encrypt your laptop, phone, email, web browsing, and text messages, by activists, for activists.
A Handbook for Activists. This is a handbook for the Canadian activist who is interested in creating and maintaining security awareness and culture in the radical movements.
Reflections on Self Care
A Guide To Walking Out
The youth are waiting, day after day. They wait for their time; as do the workers, even the old. They all ways, those who are discontented and who reflect. They are waiting for a force to arise, something they will be part of; a kind of new international that will not make the same mistakes as the previous ones. They wait for a chance to get rid of the past once and for all--for something new to begin. We have begun.
Today's political repression differs fundamentally from the repression practiced around the world in the past. The most basic difference is on the level of stragy--the general approach of the state, the outlook of the ruling class. Their belief is that insurgency is not an occasional, erratic idiosyncrasy but a constant occurrence--permanent insurgency, which calls for a strategy of permanent repression as the full-time task of the security forces.
introduction, militarism, police, protests, surveillance
Authors: Ken Lawrence, Kristian Williams
Publisher: Tarantula Publishing and Distribution
The biggest problem facing direct action movements is that we don't know how to handle victory.