Note: An asterisk (*) next to a source means it hasn’t yet been fully reviewed by the PTB team.
Territorial (“National”) Defense
Distributed defense – The parts that make up the “national defense” whole can be provided piecemeal. A single, centralized “public” provider is not required. For details, Press Me!
Private naval defense – For details, Press Me!
Cybersecurity – For details, Press Me!
Immigration – Benefits of migration include cross-cultural understanding, which contributes to peace. For details, Press Me!
Is invasion and regime change the only way to guarantee the safety of people from brutal regimes?
Immigration – For details, Press Me!
Non-violent resistance – For details, Press Me!
Private police in America – For details, Press Me!
Threat Management Centers – Beginning with Dale Brown’s private police agency in Detroit, these organizations are created to protect local neighborhoods, especially where municipal police are ineffective. For details, Press Me!
Women’s Vigilantism in India – For details, Press Me!
Houston private security – Houston neighborhood turns to private security. Cuts costs and crime. For details, Press Me!
Vigilantes in Guerrero, Mexico – For details, Press Me!
Vigilantes in The American West – In response to corrupt central/official legal providers, vigilante committees emerged to restore law and order in California and Montana in the mid-to-late 19th century. For details, Press Me!
19th century England – For details, Press Me!
Community Protection Apps
Peacekeeper – An app for community protection and training. For details, Press Me!
Predator Alert – A tool that tells you know if an OkCupid match could be a potential predator. For detail, Press Me!
Buoy – Community-based crisis response system. For details, Press Me!
Firearms & Weapons
General self-defense – For details, Press Me!
Security for marginalized communities – Firearm ownership and training have helped marginalized communities protect themselves.
LGBT – Groups such as Pink Pistols and QTPOC Defense (a group formed in response to the election of Donald Trump) encourage firearm ownership and training. For details on gun sales spikes among the LGBT+ community after the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, Press Me!
Muslim women – Self-defense among Muslim women has spiked in response to increases in hate crimes. For details, Press Me!