Information, solidarity and support (10 minutes)
Facilitators to briefly introduce and describe three core principles of activist legal support:
- Legal Information needs to be accurate, comprehensive, accessible and useful.
- Activist legal support should be well-planned, capable and effective to meet the level of legal or political repression that we face.
- Solidarity involves a broad range of behaviours and tactics to take care of each other and support one another.
We have more power when we act together than when we act alone. Solidarity is the way we protect each other in our struggles, share the consequences and mitigate the suffering we encounter when confronting oppressive power. The purpose of solidarity is to build our movement, and to embody our mutual care and concern for justice .
Starhawk, Solidarity: A Rough Guide.