Progressive flags
June 1, 2019 3:54 PM   Subscribe

Apart from the LGBTQIA+ flag, are there other progressive movements with their own flags?
posted by pxe2000 to Society & Culture (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

From the 60s/70s we have the Black Liberation Flag and the United Farm Workers flag, often used by the Chicano movement. There are many other symbols used by both groups too.
posted by Nelson at 4:13 PM on June 1, 2019

Wikipedia category Flags by issue, particularly Activism Flags and Sexuality Flags.
posted by zamboni at 4:19 PM on June 1, 2019 [2 favorites]

The Ecology Flag is one that was a bigger deal in the 70s but you still sometimes see it.
posted by jessamyn at 9:01 PM on June 1, 2019

This article has a picture of an Antifascist Flag in it. It's often flown by antifa in protest, street actions, concerts, and the like.
posted by spinifex23 at 10:39 PM on June 1, 2019 [1 favorite]

I guess this is farther left even than "progressive," but the red flag for communism and the black flag for anarchism are pretty widely recognized.

(The antifa flag spinifex23 links to started as a symbol of a specific antifascist movement that united communists and anarchists against a common enemy, and so it pictures the red flag and the black flag flying side by side.)
posted by nebulawindphone at 5:26 AM on June 2, 2019

The diagonal color-and-black flag is expansive of various flavors of anarchism, including “anarcho-capitalism”*, which is black and yellow, and anarcho-primitivism, which is black and green.

*not a thing
posted by overeducated_alligator at 5:30 AM on June 2, 2019 [1 favorite]

Cascadia Now is a "positive social movement for the unified Pacific Northwest...that seeks to cultivate and resilient and inclusive Pacific Northwest community." Many people in the area sport the Doug Fir flag.
posted by brookeb at 6:07 AM on June 2, 2019

The Advocate collects some Q flags that aren't on Wikipedia's list.
posted by box at 9:17 AM on June 2, 2019

Not sure everyone would agree they're a progressive organization, but Sea Shepherd has their own flag.
posted by box at 9:20 AM on June 2, 2019

Each section of LGBTQIA+ generally has a flag for their individual part
posted by Jacen at 1:55 PM on June 2, 2019

There's the Mohawk Warrior / Unity flag.

The Idle No More movement has several versions of the fist & feather.
posted by Secret Sparrow at 9:36 PM on June 2, 2019

The earth flag is used by environmentalists and causes that are global.
posted by theora55 at 8:35 PM on June 3, 2019

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