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What is Action Support?

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In order to succeed, actions need to be planned with a surrounding web of support. ‘Support’ means rebels in low-arrest-risk roles take on responsibilities before, during and after the action, which vary according to the action design.

These can include: liaising with the police; ensuring people’s wellbeing; providing first-aid; embedding nonviolence; de-escalation; engaging in outreach with the public; marshalling/stewarding marches; drumming courageously; creating beautiful banners; supporting in the back office; turning up at police stations to support rebels - and more!

This book outlines the various Action Support responsibilities, to help you think about taking on one of these roles.

If you’re looking for guidance on an action you are planning see our Action Support Triage document or email the Action Support External Coordinator and arrange a meeting!

The main teams within Action Support are:

Action Wellbeing - Email news signup
First Aid - Email news signup
Embedding Nonviolence / Deescalation - Email news signup
Stewarding - Email news signup
Roadtaking - Email news signup
Actions Outreach - Email news signup
Production & World Build - Email news signup
Protest Liaison

If you are interested in any of these roles, signup for further information

These other teams work closely with us:

Political Circle (link coming soon)
Typically need to be involved where there is a possible national political impact or target of the action

Media & Messaging
Typically actions work with the team appropriate according to their scale (eg local works with local M&M, regional actions work with Regional M&M team, UK Actions work with the National M&M team). See the M&M Directory for further details

How to find out where I can get involved near me

The best place to start is the Actions Map (you can enter your postcode to zoom near your location)