These are the working groups active in the Twin Cities GDC, Local 14. Working groups are where the real work of the General Defense Committee takes place.
Get involved: click on the link at the end of the description to contact the chair of that committee.
- Training Working Group • Email
The Training WG coordinates GDC trainings, including picket, marshal, guard, copwatch, info security trainings, and more.
- Information Security (InfoSec) • Email
Tech Security researches, trains, and implements technical security solutions for the GDC, as well as issuing related reports.
- Revolutionary Preparedness (RPC) • Email
Revolutionary Preparedness plans and trains members in the practices and strategies of preparing for future revolutionary moments, ranging from intelligence gathering to physical self defense.
- Antifa •
Antifa is the anti-fascist and anti-racist working group of the GDC; it is a closed working group for security purposes.
- Antirepression • Email
- The Legal group intends to recruit people in the legal professions to the GDC, and hopes to set up legal systems of support for GDC and IWW members.
- Harm Reduction • Email
Harm Reduction works to reduce the harm associated with drug use. Instead of taking a total abstinence (AA, NA, etc.) approach, Harm Reduction attempts to empower users by helping them organize their lives, reduce drug use-associated harm, reduce drug deaths (needle exchanges, nalaxone access, etc.), and to support those caught in the war on drugs.
- Publications • Email
Propaganda produces educational and informational materials for the GDC to distribute.
- Survivor Support • Email
As a working group we aim to support survivors of sexual assault, domestic abuse, intimate partner violence, and other types of trauma.
- Anti-Police Terror • Email
The Movement Against Police Brutality Working Group organizes against the police state and police brutality, and coordinates with other similarly oriented groups.
Questions about work other than these working groups? Contact the current Local Secretary-Treasurer. • Email