Explainer: The activist legal support network

January 19th: A lot has changed in the world of activist legal support and many people have been left wondering who they should turn to for advice and support.

Met police threaten to arrest entire UVW strike picket (again!)

January 14th: For the second day in a row, officers from the Met threatened to arrest all those participating in a United Voices of the World (UVW) strike picket outside St.

Travelling to the COP25 summit in Madrid? Make sure you know your rights

December 2nd: If you are planning to travel from Britain to protests at the United Nations COP25 climate change conference in Madrid, which begins next week, it is important that you know about the Spanish state’s approach to freedom of assembly and in particular the extremely draconian Basic Law for the Protection of Public Security (Ley Orgánica

The eviction of New Hope anti-fracking camp shows the blurry line between policing and private security

November 19th: In case you missed it: early this morning, a mob of dog-wielding bailiffs stormed the Camp of New Hope at Preston New Road, evicting frontline anti-fracking activists from what, for some, had been their home for 3 years.

Want to annoy the cops? Then bung a few quid at Netpol

November 17th: The Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) turned 10 this week and, instead of presents, they’re asking for cash.

Legal: The Tories want to give the police more power to evict and arrest trespassers on land

November 6th: It is with absolutely no pleasure that we report that Britain’s poundshop Duterte, Priti Patel, is well and truly at it again.

Police vs XR: What can be done about the Met’s Section 14 order?

October 15th: The Met have kicked off week 2 of the XR autumn rebellion with an almighty bang,  issuing a revised s14 order that effectively bans XR from protesting in London.

Legal: Can I be ‘pre-emptively’ arrested?

September 13th: In case you missed it: Roger Hallam, one of the co-founders of Extinction Rebellion, has been ‘pre-emptively’ arrested the day before he – and other members of XR splinter Heathrow Pause – were due to disrupt flights at Heathrow airport using remotely piloted drones.

Legal: Do you have to give your fingerprints to police?

August 5th: Going on protests can often be a legal minefield, which is why you need to know your stuff when you go on them.

Legal: If I’m arrested, do I have to tell the police my nationality?

July 9th: This is the second part in an ongoing series of articles about the rights of migrants and the powers of the police.