Scott Crow

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scott crow
Born February 18, 1967
Garland, Texas
Occupation Activist, Author, Speaker
Known for political views, speaking, writings
Movement Anarchism
Animal Liberation
radical environmentalism
worker cooperatives

scott crow (intentionally uncapitalized)[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 seminal 'Hate' and 'VIVIsect VI' tours respectively.[4]

Crow 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 he came under broad investigations for political activities by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I) and the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) in nine states which continued for almost a decade and included being targeted by the F.B.I. informant Brandon Darby.[5] To date Crow has never been charged with any crimes.[6] Crow has been widely interviewed over the years 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)

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Selected Interviews[edit]