By now, it is beyond clear that the riots and “revolutionary actions” are anything but “spontaneous”. Street reporter Andy Ngô archived a Twitter thread by “CrimethInc.” listing a plethora of links to information.
In order to preserve not just the links themselves, but the content of those links as evidence, your humble author has archived that content at two different archival services.
Links to the content:
As the election looms along with the potential of street conflict, here’s a thread listing an array of informative guides. Let’s review everything we’ve learned over the past several years.
Organize with those you know and trust
Basic security in protest situations
Introduction to security culture
If the FBI question you or ask you to become an informant
Beware of agents provocateurs and entrapment
This thread spells out how to protect your privacy via proper phone safety at demonstrations—before, during, and after
Anonymize your online footprint
Communications equipment for rebels
To guard against doxxing
Fashion tips for the brave
The femme’s guide to riot fashion
Staying safe in the streets
A demonstrator’s guide to helmets
Gas masks and goggles
Tools and tactics in the Portland protests—from leaf blowers to lasers
You can’t always predict how things will go in advance, but it helps to show up with a solid goal and a plan. It’s better to set an objective and achieve it than to hope someone else has done the planning.
A step-by-step guide to planning direct action
Basic first aid for protesters
The following two articles are for experienced medics—
Protocols for common injuries from police weapons
Responding to gunshot wounds at demonstrations
When things go badly:
Jail support and solidarity
Making the best of mass arrests
Surviving a felony trial
I was a J20 street medic and defendant
For extra credit, it can help to study the history of recent protests and police repression in your context to strategize.
Here’s an example of one such analysis
We made this protest simulator to help think through scenarios
We hope none of this will be necessary—we hope Trump will concede the election, Biden and all the other politicians will resign, and we’ll suddenly find ourselves in a world without capitalism, white supremacy, or the state.
But failing that, we’ve still got a long fight ahead.
In order to defeat them, we must understand them.