Systemic violence and institutionalized prejudices don’t victimize people in neat little boxes, such as “race” or “sex”.
Highlighted in ELK’s most popular post HERE, Kimberlé Crenshaw identified how we cannot rely on a single category of a lived experience (e.g., being queer, or being chronically ill) to explain something as complicated as oppression.
Any attempt to challenge oppression – through community organizing or personal daily battles – requires solutions that cross boundaries, defy labels and overlap in beautiful, messy ways.
That being understood, ELK has organized this website by keyword topics to make content more accessible. Some resources will appear on multiple pages because it is relevant to both by discussing multiple subjects.
- ACAB Media
Anti-Capitalist / Anarchist Based Media.
- Animal Voices
Animal liberation radio show broadcasting in Toronto, covers local, national, global, and politically diverse campaigns, struggles and victories of the animal liberation movement. Tune in for interviews with a broad spectrum of activists and academics working toward the liberation of animals, social justice, and environmental health.
- Animal Voices (Vancouver)
Western Canada’s only program dedicated solely to animal advocacy and compassionate living. Each week we delve into various issues from agriculture, vivisection, and fashion, to the “pet” industry, conservation, and intersections.
A place for animal advocates to gather and discuss issues, exchange ideas, and share information.
- Democracy Now!
A national, daily, independent, award-winning news program.
- The Dodo
We’re witnessing a profound shift in the way people regard animals. The Dodo will channel this shift every day by covering the most important and fascinating stories including photos, videos, Vines, etc. And we want you to join us: Share your stories, your pictures, your media, anything animal-related, and you’ll be part of an unprecedented community for all those who love animals, are concerned about their welfare — and want to make a difference.
- Freedom of Species
A radio show that draws on all disciplines that have a fascination, an appreciation and a belief in a better world for all animals: conservation, philosophy, sociology, art, literature, science, film, history, politics and the vegan and animal rights movements.
- Indigenous Action Media (IAM)
Providing strategic media support and direct action to address issues impacting Indigenous communities. IAM offers media strategy consultation and support in the face of environmental & social injustices. We do this through direct support, workshops, web and graphic design services, documentaries and youth empowerment projects.
- The Indignants
An independent alternative media team based out of London, Ontario, Canada. We identify as an anarchist collective and seek to fill in the gaps left by the mainstream corporate-controlled media and their lack of accurate representation at the community level.
- Intercontinental Cry (IC)
An independent volunteer-run magazine that provides intelligent news and analysis, insightful videos and hard-hitting commentary in support of the global indigenous movement.
- The Media Co-op
A coast-to-coast network of local media co-operatives dedicated to providing grassroots, democratic coverage of their communities and of Canada.
- The Peak Magazine
The Peak is a web and print magazine published five times a year in Guelph, Ont. We focus our energies on publishing under reported news and analysis from the local anarchist and antagonistic movements in Southern Ontario. We are the cheerleaders of a coming storm which wishes to see the end of capitalism and the social relations developed within it. We are in it for total freedom, and nothing less.
- POOR Magazine
A poor people led/indigenous people led, grassroots non-profit,arts organization dedicated to providing revolutionary media access, art, education and advocacy to silenced youth, adults and elders in poverty across the globe.
- Sentient Cincinnati
Independent news on the human-animal community, offering analysis of the ideas, policies, and relationships that bind us animals to each other.
A quarterly, independent, radical, newspaper published in the East Bay since 1988 by the Slingshot Collective.
- The Talon Conspiracy
An online archive preserving the history of protest movements for animal rights and environmentalism.
- Team Earthling
An independent Australian vegan podcast and blog dedicated to the idea that animals are not ours to use.
- T.O.F.U. magazine
Focuses on promoting and supporting those who dedicate their lives to change. From highlighting their stories within the magazine to sponsoring their projects through the T.O.F.U. grant program, the magazine understands that we are all in this together. With each issue, the hope is to encourage readers to think for themselves in a world that so often hopes you do just as you’re told.
- The Sparrow Project
A boutique publicity and creative direction agency. We help grassroots projects for social change claim their own media narratives, through distributing targeted press releases, specialized event promotions and impeccably subversive art direction.
- Two Row Times
A free weekly news publication aimed at reaching the Ontario-wide Native market as well as Haudenosaunee communities in the United States.
- Upside Down World
An online magazine covering activism and politics in Latin America.
- Warrior Publications
Published in occupied Coast Salish territory (Vancouver, Canada). Its purpose is to promote warrior culture, fighting spirit, and resistance movemen
- Food Empowerment Project
Creating a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. We encourage healthy food choices that reflect a more compassionate society by spotlighting the abuse of animals on farms, the depletion of natural resources, unfair working conditions for produce workers, and the unavailability of healthy foods in low-income areas.
- Food Not Bombs
A loose-knit group of independent collectives, serving free vegan in acts of solidarity – not charity.
- Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)
OCAP is a direct-action anti-poverty organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We mount campaigns against regressive government policies as they affect poor and working people. In addition, we provide direct-action advocacy for individuals against welfare and ODSP, public housing and others who deny poor people what they are entitled to. We believe in the power of people to organize themselves. We believe in the power of resistance.
- Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW)
A grassroots advocacy group based in Toronto and Vancouver. Composed of migrant workers and allies, we fight for the interests of workers in Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers Program, including workers in the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program and the Agricultural Stream.
- Story of Stuff
A story of consumerism & waste
- 30+ Examples of Middle-to-Upper Class Privilege
- Cultivating Radical Activism, Vitality, & Education (CRAVE)
A grassroots food justice movement growing youth leadership with critical analysis, creative art, & direct action.
- United Farm Workers
To provide farm workers and other working people with the inspiration and tools to share in society’s bounty.
- When did slavery get a pass?
APPETITE FOR JUSTICE BY FOOD EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
- The Nature Of White Supremacy and Capitalism
By Junot Diaz
- RECON 2013: COMMUNITY COALITIONS TO DEFEAT ENERGY EXPORTS
- The Earth First! Journal
The voice of the radical environmental movement. Published quarterly, it contains reports on direct action; articles on the preservation of wilderness and biological diversity; news and announcements about EF! and other radical environmental groups; investigative articles; critiques of the entire environmental movement; book and music reviews; essays exploring ecological theory and a sometimes-lively letters to the editor section.
- The FracTracker Alliance
A non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the public’s understanding of the impacts of the global oil and gas industry by collecting, interpreting, and sharing data and visualizations.
- The Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (MISN)
A grassroots, volunteer-run group that works to bring the voices and experiences of communities impacted by extractive industries to Toronto, Canada, a country where over 75% of global mining businesses ar
- Pipe Up Against Enbridge
BC communities & First Nations working to stop the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.
- Resistance Ecology
We want to build a movement for animal and ecological liberation and resistance
that is multi-layered, unified, diverse and intersectional. Animal
liberation and radical ecology do not need to be isolated, disparate,
ahistorical, and fragmented movements. They can and must become part of
the language and dialogue of social justice.
- Rising Tide – Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories
A grassroots environmental justice collective committed to fighting the root causes of climate change and the interconnected destruction of land, water, and air.
- Whiteness and Sustainability: Reflecting on Race, Class, and Green Living
By Cosmology of Whiteness
- Rainforest Action Network
Campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action.
Privilege, Allyship & Anti-oppressive organizing
- Allyship & Solidarity Guidelines
Interview with Harsha Walia
- Anti-Oppression Facilitation Guide, Resource Zine, Spring, 2014
ANTI-OPPRESSION RESOURCE AND TRAINING ALLIANCE (AORTA)
- 4 Ways to Push Back Against Your Privilege
By Mia McKenzie
- Calling IN: A Less Disposable Way of Holding Each Other Accountable
By Ngọc Loan Trần
- HeteroPatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy: Rethinking Women of Color Organizing
By Andrea Smith
- SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ALLY! A zine on anti-oppression, allyship, and being a less shitty person
- Ally Bill of Responsibilities
By Dr. Lynn Gehl, Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe
- Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally-Industrial Complex
- The Anti Oppression Network
A community collective dedicated to helping individuals, community collectives, groups, non profit organizations and society as a whole re-evaluate, unlearn, relearn, and understand, in a deep and meaningful way, the importance of decolonization and anti-oppression principles and policy. We are interested in building self-capacity in order to fully support and utilize privileges in the best interest of marginalized beings and mother earth.
- ANTI-OPPRESSION RESOURCE AND TRAINING ALLIANCE (AORTA)
AORTA is a collective of educators devoted to strengthening movements for social justice and a solidarity economy. AORTA works as consultants and facilitators to expand the capacity of cooperative, collective, and community-based projects through education, training, and planning. AORTA bases trainings on an intersectional approach to liberation because we believe that true change requires uprooting all systems of oppression.
- No More “Allies”
By Mia McKenzie
- So You Call Yourself an Ally: 10 Things All ‘Allies’ Need to Know
By Jamie Utt
- The Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Good Ally
An active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person of privilege seeks to operate in solidarity with a marginalized group of people
- RECON 2013: BUILDING AN INTER-GENERATIONAL MOVEMENT
- Seeds for Change
We’re a network of independent activist training co-ops providing training and workshops on group and campaign skills. We support people who want to make our world a better and more sustainable place.
- Training for Change
Reliable training tools (or activities/exercises), based on our direct education approach, rooted in popular education.
- Center for Story-based Strategy (CSS)
A national movement-building organization dedicated to harnessing the power of narrative for social change.
- People’s Commission Facilitator’s Manual
The facilitator’s manual was developed as a guide for leading discussions and classes on immigration security measures, racism, and exclusion.