Welcome to the website of the ActivistSecurity collective. The purpose of is to provide a home for some of our publications on practical security for activists and campaigners, all of which are free to download - see below.
We've put a lot of time into the Activist Security Handbook - it is now a whooping 70 pages of tightly written text - and we hope it will be of use to every kind of campaigner. Small parts are specific to the United Kingdom but the majority of it will be suitable to people working all over the world.
It has been written by UK activists who have successfully campaigned for over a decade in the face of increasing repression from the state and corporations. However, we need your feedback and your corrections. If we have missed something out or have gotten it wrong, then it is vital you let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is intended as a resource for the entire social justice/anti-capitalist/environmental/animal rights collective movement, so it needs your imput as well. We are also willing to do talks in the UK and abroad if needed.
1) The Security Handbook - practical security advice for campaigns and activists with updated article on mobile phone security.
2) Infiltrators, Informers and Grasses - a guide on what to do if you suspect you may have an insider in your group, practical advice on detecting them and best practise on what to do once you have confirmation.
3) A Guide to Secure Meetings in Pubs - a short and to-the-point guide to meeting in pubs and other public spaces.
For those who speak french there is a good online guide to secuity for activists at guide.boum.org. If you know of any more do let us know.
We are generally happy for activists and campaigners to reprint any of this material as long as they are not profiting from it. However, we would be grateful if you dropped us an email to let us know.
The ActivistSecurity.org collective has created a blog at network23.org/infiltrators with the aim of creating a repository documenting the infiltrators placed in various movements by the police and private security firms. We aim to provide an authoritive source which people can come to in order to bypass the rumour and disinformation that often accompany exposes.
Where an allegation is brought to our attention we will investigate as far as possible and if we agree we will give our collective's endorsement to the expose. Follow links for our statements on Becki Todd / Vericola Ltd and Lynn Watson.
You may also want to look at the material on the US anti-snitching website: Rats.