Media

Long-form Documentaries

A Place Called Chiapas – Documentary by Nettie Wild about the 1994 Zapatista Uprising against NAFTA, featuring first hand accounts of its soldiers and the people for whom they fight.

Black Snake Killaz – Documentary by Unicorn Riot about the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. This film explores actions taken by water protectors to stop the construction of the oil pipeline and highlights actions taken by law enforcement, military, and corporate mercenaries to quell the months-long protest.

Blokadia Rising – Documentary by Garrett Graham about the 2012 Tar Sands Blockade in Texas, features exclusive video footage shot by the blockaders themselves during the course of over six months of sustained resistance.

Green Anarchy – Documentary by GreenCE examining how anarchistic ideas, decentralization, and other belief systems have played a role in architecture, urban planning, and in overcoming environmental challenges.

pickAxe – Documentary by Crimethinc about an eclectic mix of activists taking a stand to protect an old growth forest from logging at Warner Creek in the Willamette National Forest of Oregon, blockading the logging road and repelling the State Police.

The Country of Two Rivers – Documentary by Roza about the Rojava Revolution, with stories of Assyrian, Kurdish, Arabic people. These people are subjected to ISIS attacks, but are trying to build a communal system with democratic autonomy.

What A Strange Way of Life – Documentary by Pedro Serra addressing ways of life that are organizing in parallel to everyday society in Iberia, including an eco-village, self-managing co-operative and a self-sustaining community.

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Short-form Documentaries

Cooperation Jackson – Documentary by ReelNews about Cooperation Jackson, who are building a solidarity economy, anchored by a network of cooperatives and worker-owned, democratically self-managed enterprises, continuing the historic Afro-American struggle for land, and showing how we can all make a just transition to a zero carbon, zero waste economy ourselves. (Part of the American Climate Rebels series)

International Volunteers of the Rojava Revolution – Documentary by Unicorn Riot featuring the accounts of three volunteers overlaid with contributed footage to bring you a first person point of view of what happened to fighters as they held the front line in defense of Rojava, an autonomous zone in northern Syria.

Fighting Where We Stand – Documentary by Sub Media showcasing three ongoing land defence struggles: the Unist’ot’en Camp, located on the unceded Wet’suwet’en territories of so-called “British Columbia”; the autonomous spaces movement in Ljubljana, Slovenia and the eco-defence occupation known as La ZAD, in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, France. (Part of the Trouble series)

Killing the Black Snake – Documentary by Sub Media looking beyond the mainstream narratives surrounding the Standing Rock encampment to get a better understanding of some of the camp’s overlooked dynamics, including serious disagreements over which tactics to use to best stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. (Part of the Trouble series)

No Permission Needed – Documentary by Sub Media highlighting the voices and experiences of individuals actively providing grassroots mutual aid disaster relief in front-line communities. (Part of the Trouble series)

Selling Extinction – Documentary by Prolekult acting as a short introduction to the capitalist notion of a “Green New Deal”, the NGOs that support it and the recent Extinction Rebellion protests in London.

Taksim Commune – Documentary by Global Uprisings about the 2013 Gezi Park protests in Istanbul, Turkey. The protests were initially aimed at rescuing Istanbul’s Gezi Park from being demolished as part of a large-scale urban renewal project, but evolved into a protest against the Erdogan regime after an escalation in police brutality.

What is the Rojava Revolution? – Documentary by Action Films which follows Carne Ross, a former diplomat turned Anarchist, on his journey to Rojava to learn about how it functions as a directly democratic society.

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Videos

A Short Introduction to Green Anarchism – Video by AnarchistCollective looking at Green Anarchism, what problems it addresses and why we need it.

The Fight for Hambach Forest – Video by redfish about the activists camping out in tree houses in Hambach Forest, fighting to stop energy giant, RWE, from destroying the last tiny patch of forest that’s left and the police are powerless to stop them.

Grow Heathrow – Video by Jake Tupman about London’s most famous squat Grow Heathrow, which has been protesting proposed plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport for the past eight years.

Let’s Get Ecological! – Video by Art House Politics taking a look at naturalist philosophy and libertarian-socialist solutions to the ongoing climate crisis.

The Mexican Town That Kicked Out Politicians and Started Over – Video by Vice News about Cherán, a town that had been terrorized for years by an organized crime syndicate devoted to illegally logging the surrounding forests, until the people drove out them out, along with the cops and politicians that allowed them to be there.

Neoliberalism: How the Environment Got Political – Video by Our Changing Climate looking at why the environment has become such a partisan issue since the 1970s.

Return to the Commons – Video by Novara Media about the Zone to Defend (ZAD) in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, an autonomous community set up to prevent the construction of an airport that now fights to retain the way of life it has built.

Social Ecology, Human Nature and Hierarchy – Video by Mad Blender talking about the relationship between human systems of domination and hierarchy and the ecological crisis we now find ourselves in, also touching on the myth of human nature as being naturally hierarchical, dominating, and competitive.

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Books

Bread and Roses – Book by Ethel Mannin setting forth an ecological vision in opposition to the prevailing and destructive industrial organization of society.

The Breakdown of Nations – Book by Leopold Kohr which laid the foundations for the Green Anarchist movement, outlining decentralization and democratic confederalism as ways forward from the “cult of bigness” championed by capital and the nation-state.

Ecofascism – Book by Janet Biehl and Peter Staudenmaier which highlights the way that nazism emerged from movements that centered around environmentalism and rejection of rationality, and discusses how we as green anticapitalists can combat it.

The Ecology of Freedom – Book by Murray Bookchin demonstrating the idea that ecological problems are caused by human social problems and can be solved only by reorganizing society among ecological and ethical lines. (Audiobook)

Make Rojava Green Again – Book by the Internationalist Commune which outlines the fundamental causes of the climate crisis we currently face across the world, setting out the principles of social ecology.

The Next Revolution – Book by Murray Bookchin which brings together essays on freedom and direct democracy, offering a bold political vision based on popular assemblies that can move us from protest to social transformation. (Audiobook)

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Pamphlets

A-Z of Green Capitalism – Pamphlet by Corporate Watch intended as an introduction to the ideas surrounding green capitalism as well as the alternatives to it. We hope it will support attempts to resist the threat of green capitalism and create space for real ecological alternatives.

Capitalism is Killing the Earth – Pamphlet by the Anarchist Federation intended as an attempt to forge a more effective environmental movement. One capable of saving the planet before capitalism finishes destroying it.

Communalism: A Liberatory Alternative – Pamphlet by Marcus & Stephanie Amargi intended as an introduction to Communalism, the theory and practice that seeks to reconstruct society along ecological lines. (Audiobook)

Social Ecology – Pamphlet by Emily McGuire intended as an introduction to Social Ecology, the philosophy which states that ecological problems stem directly from social problems, and that in order to solve one you must also solve the other.

To the Ends of the Earth – Pamphlet by Corporate Watch providing a comprehensive and accessible guide to unconventional fossil fuels.

Too Many of Whom, and Too Much of What? – Pamphlet by No-one Is Illegal discussing what the population hysteria tells us about the global economic and environmental crisis, and its causes.

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Articles

An Anarchist Solution to Global Warming – Article by Peter Gelderloos discussing how anarchists suggest we reorganize society in order to decrease the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and to survive an already changed world.

A “Green New Deal”?: The Eco-Syndicalist Alternative – Article by Tom Wetzel deconstructing the rhetoric surrounding the “Green New Deal” and proposing an ecological alternative in which the workers take control of the economy.

Cities Against Centralization – Article by Greg Bryant which touches upon a series of unusual historical highlights relevant to modern ecological, political and social crises.

The Destruction of Nature – Article by Anton Pannekoek which dispels the idea that socialists should hold a productivist view about humankind’s relationship with the environment.

Green Anarchism – Article by Corin Bruce intended as an introduction to ‘green anarchism’ and the ways in which it can challenge hierarchies. (Audiobook)

Interview with the Green Anticapitalist Front – Article by Hatezine who interviewed us about the problem with capitalism, class and climate change, and where to go next.

It’s Time for Green Movements to Scrap Capitalism – Article by George Hiscock looking at the green movements fighting against climate change that have exploded onto the world stage in the past year.

Post-Scarcity Anarchism – Article by Murray Bookchin which outlines the possible form anarchism might take under conditions of post-scarcity. (Audiobook)

To Be Realistic, Demand the Impossible – Article by Blair Taylor proposing a utopian vision for leftism in the 21st century, in the face of neoliberalism.

The Trouble With Wilderness – Article by William Cronon which deconstructs the ideas of wilderness and the divide between human civilization and nature as remnants of colonialism, in which nature itself is other’d and commodified. (Audiobook)

This Island is Not For Sale – Article by Patrick Barkham about the Isle of Eigg, which fought back against capitalist control and asserted its independence in a community buyout, creating an ecological society based on direct democracy.

Talks

An Ecology of Tactics – Talk by community organizers in Vancouver exploring the interrelation between social movement organizing, electoral work, and a broader strategy of building popular power.

Climate Change, Crisis and Capitalism – Talk by Shahrar Ali and Adam Booth discussing the capitalist causes of the climate crisis, and the way forward for humanity.

The Eco-Anarchism of Street Farm – Talk by Steve Hunt about the 1970s anarchist collective Street Farm, which propagated ideas for the radical transformation of urban living which they called ‘revolutionary urbanism’.

Demand Utopia – Talk by community organizers in Seattle on social ecology, Kurdistan solidarity and community organizing.

Exploring Violence, Non-violence and Extinction Rebellion – Talk by Andrew Flood which examines what the paper Extinction Rebellion bases its argument off, and uses this as a way to talk about non-violence and recent radical political movements.

Forms of Freedom – Talk by Murray Bookchin discussing the three steps of revolution, and how the necessary third step is the most difficult of the three.

Revolution in Rojava – Talk by Debbie Bookchin and David Graeber discussing why it is critical to defend this feminist, ecological, democratic project from Turkey and from the Assad regime.

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Podcasts

12 Rules For WHAT – Podcast about antifascism.

Neighbour Science – Podcast about political economy and anime.

New Syndicalist – Podcast for trade union activists and organisers.

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