Partner Groups


We work closely with the Legal Defence and Monitoring Group on many of our projects, including training and providing legal observers for actions and defendant and court support. Our bustcard is a joint project between LDMG and GBC.


The Network for Police Monitoring is a campaigning group which seeks to monitor public order, protest and street policing, and to challenge and resist policing which is excessive, discriminatory or threatens civil rights. We work with Netpol to share our on-the-ground experience of policing.

Newham Monitoring Project

Newham Monitoring Project (NMP) is a grass-roots community civil rights organisation, based in East London, supporting members of black, Asian, ethnic minority and refugee communities experiencing misconduct or poor treatment by the police and criminal justice system, or racial harassment or violence. We sometimes collaborate with NMP on trainings or to jointly send out legal observers.

Bristol Defendant Solidarity

Bristol Defendant Solidarity (BDS) is a legal support group who formed after the Stokes Croft riots in April 2011. We work with them to support people taking action in Bristol.

UK Action Medics

The UK Action Medics are a group that provide voluntary first aid to people attending demonstrations. They work closely with the GBC Medics group.

Other Comrades and Resources

We also rate the following groups doing excellent work supporting protest and resisting state oppression:

Squatters Legal Network and Advisory Service for Squatters

Providing vital legal and practical information for squatters.

Activist Trauma Support

A website containing some fantastic resources for people struggling with psychological trauma as a result of activism, and for those who support them.

Counselling for Social Change

Providing emotional support to activists.

Well Grounded Support Space

Drop In support space for activists and others struggling against oppression, held once a month at Wellbeing Centre, Tonybee Hall. Email for details.

Tech Tools for Activism

A group of activists providing online help and real life workshops showing people how to campaign and organise securely online.

Activists’ Legal Project and Scottish Activists Legal Project (SCALP)

ALP have been a large source of inspiration and information for our resources. These two websites have not been recently updated, so please be cautious before using information found there. Updated versions of many resources can be found in our guides.

Key Messages

  • No Comment
  • You do not need to answer police questions, so don’t.
  • No Personal Details
  • You don't have to give details under ANY stop and search power.
  • No Duty Solicitor
  • Use a recommended solicitor with protest experience.
  • No Caution
  • They admit guilt for an alleged offence that might never get to court.
  • What Power?
  • Ask "What power?" to challenge a police officer to act lawfully.