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Garbage Warrior

What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you’re renegade architect Michael Reynolds. As part of the Take One: Action film festival in Edinburgh’s Filmhouse, SEAD hosted a screening of ‘Garbage Warrior’, Michael Reynolds’ story of his struggle for common sense to prevail in sustainable building.

Camcorder Guerillas

Based in Glasgow, Camcorder Guerillas make hard-hitting, entertaining and award winning films on various social justice issues that are affecting our local communities. They often host screenings and events on issues such as immigration, nuclear power and social justice.

Clearer Channel

ClearerChannel is an online video project which encourages viewers to download and transmit video for social change. Check out Videos listed by group or topics. Then – get involved. Use their training manuals to create video and retransmit it via email, your website, blogs, myspace, youtube whatever


Although they are based in Canada, Adbusters’ critique of the media and modern life has resonance everywhere. They produce the Journal of the Mental Environment, which is a radical and graphically beautiful magazine. Their site is a good place to look for witty analysis and inspiring ideas for communication. They produce innovative merchandise, such as TV-B-Gone – a universal remote control which turns off virtually any television! They say, “It’s the ultimate jammer tool for reclaiming public space. It works at airports, bars, offices… any place that needs a break from the idiot box. Clarity of mind, one click at a time!”


Based in Govan, and with more than 2 decades of experience in experimenting with artist-led interventions at the core of various policy agendas from social inclusion to regeneration, they are now firmly established as the organisation in Scotland providing training and learning in cultural planning methodology. They have also run many Cultural Pathfinder projects speaking to people in different areas of Scotland to find out about their experience of their area. Have a look at the Western Isles Cultural Pathfinder

And While London Burns

A downloadable operatic tour of London focusing on the causes of climate change.

Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army

For something unique, have a look at the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army site – their mission statement explains “We are rebels because we love life and happiness more than ‘revolution’. Because no revolution is ever complete and rebellions continues forever. Because rebels transform everything – the way they live, create, love, eat, laugh, play, learn, trade, listen, think and most of all the way they rebel.”

Art not Oil

A campaign for creativity, climate justice, and an end to oil industry sponsorship of the arts.

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