What is GAF?
The Green Anti-Capitalist Front is an alliance of groups and individuals united by a belief that capitalism is one of the core causes of the environmental crisis threatening us all, and that the costs of this crisis are falling on the poor and powerless.
In the face of this crisis, the governments of the world seem more interested in propping up capitalist profits than preventing disaster, so we also believe that a disruptive campaign of direct action will be needed to prevent ongoing environmental destruction and prevent those who profit from this destruction from shifting the costs on the working class.
What is GAM?
Green Anti-capitalist Media (GAM) is a collective of individuals that organises under the Green Anti-Capitalist Front (GAF) to create independent media content for the radical ecological movement and to support the constellation of individuals and groups taking action under GAF all around the world. We intend to do this by:
- Spreading actions taken under GAF by other groups and individuals.
- Producing educational material, news and analysis related to anti-capitalism and environmentalism.
- Supporting people organising under GAF, helping them get started, linking them to useful resources and more.
Compared to the terrifying media power of the globalised ruling class, we are but small and insignificant. With truth and justice on our side, however, we believe we can help to fight back against the capitalist propaganda machine and challenge its excuses for the social and environmental catastrophe consuming our planet. We will fight back by sharing our vision of a world better than this one, where human life and harmony with nature are prized above all things, rather than the insatiable profiteering of the current ruling class.
1. Spreading actions taken under GAF by other groups and individuals
GAM aims to provide a safe platform to publicly promote and share the actions taken by other groups and individuals under the GAF banner, so that they may inspire others to join the fight. GAM is one of a number groups that acts under the GAF umbrella, however GAM’s purpose is not to organise or carry out actions itself, it is to amplify the actions of others in the ongoing struggle against global capitalism.
If you would like to report an action or taken under GAF or add the information for your GAF initiative or group, head over to our contact page and send us a message.
2. Producing educational material, news and analysis related to anti-capitalism and environmentalism
GAM will continue to produce, and share, educational material and updates on the real-time collapse of this system around us. We will also continue to produce, and share, resources in the form of flyers, pamphlets, posters, stickers that can be downloaded from our website.
Building on our initial successful panel discussions organised in 2019 and our online run of reading groups, film nights and livestreams over 2020, we will continue to organise opportunities for all people to engage with anti-capitalist and environmental thought. The most recent crisis of this system, in the form of the entirely preventable COVID-19 catastrophe, will force us to remain online, for now.
We encourage people to create their own GAF media, such as videos, zines or art. And we’ll be more than happy to host it and share it around. Also articles for the blog, such as guides, analysis, news, calls to action or anything else. We only ask that is shared either using a creative commons license, under public domains or with any other license that undermines capitalist intellectual property laws. Please get in contact with us to submit any content.
3. Supporting people organising under GAF, helping them get started, linking them to useful resources and more.
Another purpose of GAM is to help comrades across the globe establish their own autonomous chapters. Whoever ascribes to GAF’s 7 Points of Unity is a welcomed comrade in the struggle against capitalism and the destruction of the environment, and anyone wanting to start a new GAF chapter of their own is welcome to do so. GAM will offer them support in setting themselves up by providing materials, resources and whatever other assistance we are able to.
We must clarify we will never instruct anyone to take any particular actions nor will we become involved with any kind of organising you do. We will simply share resources that we think may be useful, most of which are already publicly available.