How is the GEN library structured? Themes are listed in alphabetical order, with links to reading lists containing PDFs and online resources. If you would like to contribute to these reading lists, or create a new theme, please do get in touch.

Alternative Economics

Radical Ecological Democracy: Searching for alternatives to unsustainable and inequitable model of ‘development’: The RED website is an initiative of the India based Kalpavriksh Environmental Action Group, which has been in the forefront of the struggle for environmental sanity and sustainability in India for the last four decades.

Black History

Black History Month Library
(includes documentary films, mp3s, mp4s)

Circular Economy

Frugal Innovation and Grassroots Innovation: a reading list of books, articles and academic materials, by The Circular Collective


Organising amidst COVID-19: sharing stories of struggles
Interface Volume 12 Issue 1 (A journal for and about social movements)

Environmental Conservation

The Big Conservation Lie: Overview and Interview With the Authors is a contentious, indeed largely contrarian, book that offers up several such arguments for debate, much of which is sure to cause ripple effects in the pond of conservation ethics. (National Geographic Article). 

Mordecai Ogada, Director of Conservation Solutions Afrika – The Big Conservation Lie (YouTube video)

Indigenous Peoples Rights



Weaving land, life and justice within, through and beyond colonisation

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