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Magda Hassan
11-07-2010, 09:19 AM
Welcome to the www.activistsecurity.org website. The purpose of this website is to provide a home for our booklet on practical security for activists and campaigners which is free to download - see below.
We've put a lot of time into the booklet - it is now a whooping 70 pages of 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 info@activistsecurity.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 willing to do talks in the UK and abroad for your group if you can pay travel costs.
The articles:

1) The Security Handbook (http://www.activistsecurity.org/booklet-2.7%28final%29.pdf) - practical security advice for campaigns and activists with updated article on mobile phone security.
2) Infiltrators, Informers and Grasses (http://www.activistsecurity.org/Infiltrators0.3.pdf) - 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 (http://www.activistsecurity.org/pub_meetings.pdf) - 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 (http://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.

Peter Lemkin
11-07-2010, 11:21 AM
Welcome to the www.activistsecurity.org website. The purpose of this website is to provide a home for our booklet on practical security for activists and campaigners which is free to download - see below.
We've put a lot of time into the booklet - it is now a whooping 70 pages of 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 info@activistsecurity.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 willing to do talks in the UK and abroad for your group if you can pay travel costs.
The articles:

1) The Security Handbook (http://www.activistsecurity.org/booklet-2.7%28final%29.pdf) - practical security advice for campaigns and activists with updated article on mobile phone security.
2) Infiltrators, Informers and Grasses (http://www.activistsecurity.org/Infiltrators0.3.pdf) - 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 (http://www.activistsecurity.org/pub_meetings.pdf) - 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 (http://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 Security Handbook is very good....and some of the basic ideas in it and the one on infiltrators can be applied to the internet.