Governments have targeted groups that have advocated sabotage and groups that have not, movements that have been militant and movements that have been markedly pacifist. They have targeted peace groups, native resistance, environmental and animal rights movements, anti-poverty, anti-globalization, anti-police brutality, anti-racist, anarchist, patriot and communist groups, to name a few.
By adopting a security culture, activists can defeat various counterintelligence operations that would otherwise disrupt both mainstream organizing and underground resistance. It is important that as a movement, we learn to practice security at all points in the movement’s development. Remember that the State is interested in knowing about activists’ beliefs, not just in “hard evidence”. Learn and practice security to protect yourself and your people.
Below is a filmed discussion of Security Culture by Aric McBay, co-author of Deep Green Resistance (review here). Following that is a reproduction of Security Culture: A Handbook for Activists (3d ed. 2001).