In this topic we delve into the on-the-ground experience of protecting activists, our essential, front-line, first-responders to injustice, from the risks we face in doing activist work, individually and as communities especially as activists from communities at risk in other ways.
We write about the range of efforts to protect activists–legal defense, petitions, whistleblower protection and more, which list on our Activist Protection Resources page.
In our own posts we focus especially on the risks associated with being misrepresented, marginalized, divided, isolated, infiltrated, and otherwise beset by the Beast in ways not always noted and understood, but which can often be the most dangerous and damaging.
We rely on activists to agitate and organize to protect our world from being plundered, poisoned, broiled, beaten down and blown up. Always the first responders in fighting injustice, activists face all the challenges f daily life in the belly of the Beast they’re battling, PLUS all manner of direct, often violent attacks by forces who fear activists for threatening their power and wealth.
We sum up those forces under the metaphor of The Beast. Just some of what the Beast is constantly doing to activists:
What’s the activist community and friends—presumably everyone aware there is no Planet B—doing about all this? Is it enough? What’s getting in the way?
Protect OUr Activists explores these questions with folks in our global activist community.
Including you! Share your thoughts and experiences,and together we can better protect activists who strive to create a more just, equal and safe society for everyone.