This infosheet compiles suggestions on dealing with critical incident stress and helping others respond to it. Critical incident stress can be caused by events at protests and mass mobilizations such as: use of terror tactics (sometimes indiscriminately) by police, including physical, mental and sexual assault; the experience of prolonged and intense fear; being separated from injured colleagues; and sexual harassment by other protestors.
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This piece of writing comes out of a series of discussions which occurred on the forums of libcom.org. It was repeatedly raised that depression, mental illness, and emotional stress are very common amongst libertarian political activists. Furthermore, suffering from mental illness as someone who is politically active often comes with its own set of complications. Sometimes the wider anarchist/ activist community is supportive and helpful. Other times, we can feel just as alienated amongst fellow anarchists as we do from the rest of capitalist society. With that in mind, the goal of this pamphlet is to offer some advice on what’s generally helpful in maintaining overall mental health.
This zine explains first aid skills to keep activists safe in the streets. The zine covers preparing for actions, medical conditions you may see, complicating conditions, dealing with pepper spray and tear gas, and also aftercare.
This list’s purpose is to bring awareness to the many Native American issues. Below you’ll find information and solutions to fight these problems.
The power of a nonviolent campaign comes in creatively combining tactics, strategic thinking, and participants’ commitment. A campaign is a connected series of activities and actions carried out over a period of time to achieve specific, stated goals. Campaigns are started by a group of people or of groups and organisations with a common concern. The participants develop a common understanding and vision, identify goals, and begin the process of research, education, and training that strengthens and increases the number of participants.
Emergent is a real-time rumor tracker. It’s part of a research project with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University that focuses on how unverified information and rumor are reported in the media. It aims to develop best practices for debunking misinformation.
Dontcallthepolice.com is a national database of community-based alternatives to calling the police or 911, broken down by city. They provide emergency and crisis resources in the areas of housing, mental health, LGBTQ+, domestic violence & sexual assault, elders, substance abuse, and resources for victims of crime. This resource was created to ensure that people who need help know that they have non-violent options available to them. Dontcallthepolice.com accepts and welcomes community submissions!
The 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund (612人道支援基金) aims to provide humanitarian and relevant financial support to persons who are injured, arrested, attacked or threatened with violence during Anti–Extradition Law Amendment Bill (Anti-ELAB) protests. The Fund primarily provides legal, medical, psychological and emergency financial assistance.
Resistbot is a free service that uses text message to contact your elected representatives, get informed on elections, volunteer in your area, and learn about the issues happening around you.