Long-time activist and organizer scott crow joins us on KBOO to discuss the current pandemic, and his experiences organizing mutual aid networks of resistance under the slogan ‘solidarity not charity’. His steadfast commitment to resisting oppression made crow a target of FBI surveillance for years, but he continues to advocate for systemic, fundamental change to the way our society is organized.
scott crow is an Austin, TX–based anarchist community organizer, writer, and trainer who began working on anti-apartheid, international political prisoner and animal rights issues in the mid-1980s. He is the co-founder and co-organizer of several social justice groups and education projects throughout Texas and the South including Common Ground Collective (with Malik Rahim), Radical Encuentro Camp, UPROAR (United People Resisting Oppression and Racism), Dirty South Earth First!, and North Texas Coalition for a Just Peace. He has trained and organized for Greenpeace, Ruckus Society, Rainforest Action Network, ACORN, Forest Ethics, and Ralph Nader, and many smaller grassroots groups. He is currently collaborating on sustainable, democratic, economic mutual aid projects within Austin.