Vonu: VOluntary and Not vUlnerable

CoverVonu is an anti-political lifestyle and strategy of voluntary social exclusion, whose ideal goal is to become as invulnerable to coercion as humanly possible. The strategy of vonu varies on an individual basis; for example, you could have a lot of interaction with the statist/servile society while importing-exporting, you could become completely self-sufficient and move far out in the woods, and any combination in between.

Vonu can be done individually, with a “freemate” (i.e. a companion), or it can be done in a small or large group, depending on your goals. Although, Rayo does recommend vonuing by yourself first, as a psychological test of your mind (i.e. Can I handle this lifestyle change?).

There are multiple strategies of vonu discussed, which include: RV living, tent camping, living on the water, vonuing in cities, among others.

Some may choose to go the route that Rayo took and disappear completely, although that’s not a requirement. As mentioned previously, it depends on your goals, your strengths, and the current political situation. For more information, check out Rayo’s book Vonu: The Search for Personal Freedom.


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Vonu: Section 1, Narrated by Kyle Rearden | Vonu: Section 2, Narrated by Shane Radliff


Further Reading

Liberty Magazine 1987 (Three Articles on The VONU Strategy)
In Defense of Opting Out (Wally Conger)
Vonu (Kevin Swindle)

Security Culture

security culture

Security culture is the direct application of the right to privacy. For more information, check out Kyle Rearden’s anthology and audiobook entitled, Just Below The Surface: A Guide to Security Culture, which discusses the concept and all of its various facets in-depth.


Donny Don’t: Security Culture Puppet Show (Earth First)

Aric McBay On Security Culture, May 2011 (Deep Green Resistance)

Introduction To Security Culture (Center For A Stateless Society)

What Is Security Culture? (Crimethinc Ex-Workers Collective)

A Critique of Activist Security Culture

120418 – How Near-Miss Events Amplify or Attenuate Risky Decision Making (Management Science)

Security Culture – A Beginner’s Guide (Deep Green Resistance)

Digital/Computer Security

What is a Digital Shadow? (Tactical Technology Collective)

Digital Security For Activists (RiseUp)

Digital Security: Privacy For Human Rights Defenders

Surveillance Self-Defense – Mac OSX Edition (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Surveillance Self-Defense – Windows OS Edition (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Surveillance Self-Defense International (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Defending Privacy at the US Border – A Guide for Travelers Carrying Digital Devices (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

The Uber-Secret Handbook – Anonymous

Encryption Works – How to Protect Your Privacy in the Age of NSA Surveillance (Freedom of the Press Foundation)

150527 – Are You Over-Exposed? Online Lessons From IRS Hack (Fox Business)

Reporter’s Recording Guide (The Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press)

How To Encrypt Chat And VoIP With Jitsi & XMPP – Pillow Fortress blog

How to Configure & Set-Up Jitsi PDF

Choosing Secure Passwords (Bruce Schneier)

Human Selection of Mnemonic Phrase-based Passwords (Carnegie Mellon University)

110828 – Making Random Letter Passwords Memorable (Arnold Reinhold)

Passwords Are Not Broken but How We Choose them Sure Is (Bruce Schneier)

Affinity Groups

Vortex (Gary Hunt)

Rats (Claire Wolfe)

Security Culture For Activists (The Ruckus Society)

A Practical Security Handbook For Activists (Campaigns Activist Security)

How To Start and Train a Militia Unit (PM 8-94)

How To Start A Militia and Get Away With It (Freedom Guide)

Infiltrators, Informers, & Grasses – How, Why, & What to Do If Your Group is Targeted (Activist Security)

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Security Culture: A Handbook For Activists (Tao Communications Zine)

Security Cultures: An Interactive Sock Puppet Farce (Columbus Anarchist Black Cross Zine)

External Links:

Security Culture (Deep Green Resistance)

Surveillance Self-Defense (A Project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Security In A Box

Infiltrators & Informers (Activist Security)

Security 23: Internet Security for Everyone

Communications Security  (RiseUp)

State Law Recording Index (Digital Media Law Project)

The Reporter’s Privilege (Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press)