Scott Crow

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Scott Crow
Born February 18, 1967
Garland, Texas
Occupation Activist, Author, Speaker
Known for political views, speaking, writings, music
Movement Anarchism
Animal Liberation
Radical environmentalism
Worker cooperatives
Decentralized disaster relief

Scott Crow (often stylized intentionally uncapitalized as scott crow;[1] born February 18, 1967) is an American anarchist organizer, speaker and writer. A longtime activist, he is an advocate for the philosophies and politics of anarchism. In addition to a number of other groups, Crow is a co-founder of Common Ground Collective or Common Ground Relief, an anarchist organization formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. His book Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy and the Common Ground Collective details those efforts.[2]


From 1988-92 he was the singer in an industrial music band called Lesson Seven which had a minor dance club hit with 12" 'Radiation'[3] Oak Lawn Records in 1990. The band also toured with Nine Inch Nails and Skinny Puppy on their 'Hate' and 'VIVIsect VI' tours respectively.[4]

He has been associated with many regional and national political campaigns and movements since 1985 including animal liberation, radical environmentalism, anti-globalization and worker cooperatives. Beginning in the late 1990s, Crow came under broad investigations for political activities by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) in nine states which continued for almost a decade and included being targeted by the FBI informant Brandon Darby.[5] To date, he has never been charged with any crimes.[6] Over the years, Crow has been widely interviewed in various international mainstream and independent media as well as appearing in documentary films. He has often been the target of right-wing media for his views.[7][8]



Book Contributions[edit]

Selected Articles[edit]


  • Welcome to New Orleans[9] (2006)
  • Angola 3: Black Panthers and the Last Slave PlantationCo-producer [10](2008)
  • Better This World[11] (2011)
  • Informant[12] (2012)
  • American Totem[13] (2017)


Lesson Seven

  • Radiation 12" (Oak Lawn Records, 1989)
  • NRG Mixxx Vol 1. Issue 5 (NRG Mixxx, 1989)
  • Tales From The Edge Volume One: Attacked By A Giant Boa (Reel George/ Mercury Records 1991)
  • Collection: 1988-1992 (Crystal Clear Records, 1991)
  • Retro Club Classics (HYZONE Music, 1991)
  • Dance Classics The Techno Years (Music Brokers 2002)

Audio Assault

  • Audio Assault( Crystal Clear Records, 1991)

sole and DJ Pain1

  • Hostage Crisis" from Nihilismo (Black Box Tapes Trading 2016)

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Selected Interviews[edit]