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Green & Black Cross

Green & Black Cross is an entirely independent grassroots project set up in the spirit of mutual aid and solidarity to support autonomous social struggles within the UK. GBC was founded in November 2010 to provide legal support for protests against the government’s wave of massive spending cuts.

The project takes inspiration from the Anarchist Black Cross and from the diverse skills and infrastructure built up over the last decade by elements of the environmental movement, such as The Camp for Climate Action.

We have supported thousands of people from many backgrounds in their rebellions and protests. From a 24/7 legal support hotline to legal observers on the streets, action medics at large demo's, to a kitchen team smuggling flapjacks behind police lines. Our emphasis on support is to allow the potential for further rebellion, for people to rise up and in doing so take control of the direction of their lives.

Today, GBC’s main focus is legal support, including support for defendants, though we sometimes also still mobilise street medics for larger protests. There are Green and Black Cross groups in Brighton, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and London.

If you'd like to get involved with any of these projects or have other ideas then please get in touch or better yet, look out for future GBC meetings and come along.

For further information please email gbc[at]riseup.net. For legal enquiries use gbclegal@riseup.net.