Protest and activism
Fracking – extraction of gas using ‘unconventional’ drilling methods. Now widespread in the United States and Canada and spreading around the world, as new energy sources are sought by governments. Has lead to widespread protests and opposition around the world.
Global Frackdown – international action group. And…
Frack-Off: Extreme Energy Action Network. UK-based group opposed to fracking.
French-originated, nomadic, anarchist alternative circus at its weird and wonderful best. An archive site for the group featuring links to some of the stunts and shows from the late 1980s and 1990s.
If you saw the show live, the memories of high-wire motor-cycles, juggling chainsaws, loud, loud music and explosions will live with you forever.
Links to the main archive and Gavin Evans’ visceral photos.
Counter-culture central. US-style managed by volunteers from the Archive Corps.
Web hub site containing a fascinating collection of mostly US-originated books, zines, podcasts, radio broadcasts and e-zines and much more. Includes collaborations like ‘High Frontier’, which linked up luminaries from the LSD, hacker and music communities. Lots of Burroughs, Leary, McKenna and more.
Some literally mind-blowing ‘stuff’. Enter in, with care!
Australian performer/artist/eco-activist. On the frontline of artistic eco-protest since the late 1960s. Founded the Nimbin Aquarius Foundation linking the Rainbow Region of Australia with Woodstock in the USA.
Links to his own website and a great video of him talking about his art – and masks from the ‘Dark Side’.
A struggling, but innovative eco-experiment a metro ride out of Barcelona in Spain.
They say: “In Collserola National Park, an ecologically lush area has been reclaimed for an autonomous experiment called Can Masdeu. It was once a hospital to treat leprosy, but its mansion and broad grounds sat idle for half a century. Its co-owners were likely speculating on the growing land value. 15 years ago a group of squatters, activists and environmentalists, both local and international, ascended into the space.”
Links to their main site and an article about the community.