Black and Green Review

B&G Podcast 1: 2-14-18

  • Posted on: 16 February 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Black and Green Review

You've been asking, now here it is. First introductory episode of the new B&G podcast is up at

You can listen and/or download it by clicking here.

There's a page for the Podcast in the top bar navigation with more info and contact form to submit questions, comments or whatever else for future episodes. Consider this a work in progress.

Peak Civ: Thanks For Hacking

  • Posted on: 11 January 2018
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down by Kevin Tucker

Fake news is an insanely stupid story.

At the very least, it should be. But after a narcissistic, anthropomorphized internet troll beat out an old school, textbook neo-liberal for the United States presidency, it has become absolutely and begrudgingly unavoidable. It serves equally as a phrase used to debunk the exposure of true misinformation as well as a term for the misinformation itself. Somewhere in there is the punch line to a joke Marshall McLuhan might have made up.

Fear Factor

  • Posted on: 28 February 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Black and Green Review - by Sky Hiatt

The advanced civilization of the present is marketed as a stronghold of fortified security where citizens can confidently live out their lives free from the dangers posed by uncivilized life. Life spans advance, health improves, and we are protected from the threat of wildlife attacks, attacks from nation states or terrorist invasions. Considering this popular narrative on its own terms, it would seem that those fortunate enough to be living in such societies would be typified by fearlessness and living fearless lives. But, ironically, though securities have advanced and proliferated, our fears have not receded. To the contrary, they have evolved in step and thus are ever-escalating. So far at least, our fears are always one step ahead of our security technologies.

Informants, Green Scare Snitches, and Surveillance: Interview with Lauren Regan, CLDC

  • Posted on: 4 August 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Earth First! Journal (Black and Green Review #3 originally)

As an attorney and long-term activist Lauren Regan has a vantage on state and corporate surveillance that few other activists are exposed to. Regan is the founder and Executive Director of the Civil Liberties Defense Center based in Eugene, OR. She has an extensive history of defending activists after inevitable run ins with the law. She represented a number of Green Scare defendants and has arguably spent more time sorting through Green Scare, AETA, and other similar cases to know about the extent of government and corporate surveillance, disruption, provocation, and how failures of Security Culture opened the door for them.

Wild Resistance, Insurgent Subsistence

  • Posted on: 19 May 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Black and Green Review

An interview with BC green anarchists on native resistance, building community and undermining civilization.

Fracking, tar sands, sour gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG) conversion stations and pipelines; in all cases, it would appear that our native friends up north have been trail blazing persistent resistance to the new wave of resource extraction and distribution. As they seem to typify it, it’s just the new face of colonization, but an old enemy.

I had the pleasure of speaking to non-native green anarchists from British Columbia who have been involved with and supporting these encampments and have been able to give us some more details about the encampments, the challenges that they expose for anarchists and as non-natives, the contexts of decolonization and effective forms of resistance, and, most importantly, the role of community and subsistence.

Against the Industrial Hydra Tour 2016

  • Posted on: 2 May 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

A crew of us are heading out to tour around BC and Alberta this summer to present an anarchist perspective on confronting industrial mega projects in the regions that we live and to network with others interested in this struggle. We want to push the dialogue beyond the political limits that the Left offers us with its specialized activist approach.

The Wind Roars Ferociously

  • Posted on: 17 April 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Black and Green Review #3 by Four Legged Human

Feral Foundations and the Necessity of Wild Resistance

I wondered: how free were we if we’d become so dependent on the comforts produced by industry that we couldn’t do without them? How free was I, that the first thing I wanted and had been craving for weeks was a sweet and fizzy caramel-colored beverage that came in a bottle with a scarlet label and passed itself off as the Real Thing? May the Arrow People never come to know it. As long as they had streams unsullied by mercury and sprawling woodlands rich with animals, they could remain beyond our reach, beyond the swirling vortex of consumer society and the machinery that manufactures our wants, creates our needs….May they never come to know the squalor of their brethren…who have been sucked in, then spat out and left to wander dusty frontier streets or the hopeless, crack-infested subdivisions on the rez, filthy and destitute, the objects of scorn and derision. What they had could never be measured in dollars…they could never be adequately compensated if they were to ever lose their freedom. The Unconquered [1]