permaculture Libertarian Municipalism & Permaculture

Neighborhood assemblies are one of the tactics advocated in my iPermie book on urban permaculture for developing local systems.

Here is the chapter on “Precinct Community Assemblies”.

http://www.ipermie.net/pca.pdf

Bob Waldrop, Okie City

On 10/23/2014 12:30 PM, Lawrence London wrote:
> [Libertarian Municipalism & Permaculture: Could they co-exist in a > synergistic relationship, mutually beneficial to one another?] >
> Murray Bookchin and Libertarian municipalism
>
> I had heard of Murray Bookchin long ago but never knew what his work was > about.
>
> This is why the years 1950 to 1980 are so incredibly important. Amazing > thinking and how I never ran across this before is beyond me. > We should be paying more attention to the Kurds, and the Yazidis too. >
> Libertarian municipalism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarian_municipalism
>
> Libertarian Municipalism: an ideology adopted by the Kurds currently > fighting ISIS: “The overriding problem is to change the structure of > society so that people gain power. The best arena to do that is the > municipality (village) where we have an opportunity to create a > face-to-face democracy.” (en.wikipedia.org)
> http://www.reddit.com/r/Green
>

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permaculture Libertarian Municipalism & Permaculture

The Permaculture Global Village and Murray Bookchin’s Libertarian Municipalism.
Libertarian Municipalism & Permaculture
http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/permaculture/2014-October/045314.html

Wikipedia permaculture entry:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture
“Permaculture is a design system which aims to create sustainable human habitats by following nature’s patterns.”

Definitions of Permaculture
http://ibiblio.org/permaculture/documents/permaculture-definitions.faq

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.

Buddha

Fukuoka san’s comment in an interview where Fukuoka san, Bill Mollison and Wes Jackson were present:
“The confusion started when humans ate the Fruit of Knowledge. Adam and Eve were thrown away from the Garden of Eden.
The only way to get back is to throw away the knowledge! Just become foolish like a bird or baby.”

Commons Thinking
http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/stibbe-handbook-of-sustainability/chapters/commons-thinking Justin Kenrick The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy, Arran Stibbe. Supported by University of Brighton, Faculty of Arts: Sustainability Network.

“Commons Thinking: the ability to envisage and enable a viable futurethrough connected action,”
Justin Kenrick, University of Glasgow, and PEDAL Portobello Transition Town

“What is Commons Thinking?
The Commons are life-sustaining or life-enhancing resources and services that have not
been divided up and assigned a monetary value in the global economy but instead are shared
freely among members of a community or group. They range from the air we breath, pollination
provided by bees, land that provides food for gathering and sharing rather than selling,
to words of comfort given freely and willingly rather than at an hourly rate.
Pitted against the Commons, however, are the forces of Enclosure, which attempt
to appropriate, own and sell resources that were once freely accessible, often breaking
up communities and displacing people in the process. Commons regimes are communities
which resist these forces and meet people’s needs primarily or significantly through the
Commons rather than through monetary exchange, existing both in the forests of the Amazon
and in the last remaining tight-knit local communities in cities around the world…
This chapter aims to describe one important skill for rebuilding political, community and
personal resilience.”

Click for pdf download of the full chapter ‘Commons Thinking’ from the Handbook for Sustainability Literacy
http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/5737/Commons-Thinking.pdf

On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 1:30 PM, Lawrence London wrote:

> [Libertarian Municipalism & Permaculture: Could they co-exist in a > synergistic relationship, mutually beneficial to one another?] >
> Murray Bookchin and Libertarian municipalism
>
> I had heard of Murray Bookchin long ago but never knew what his work was > about.
>
> This is why the years 1950 to 1980 are so incredibly important. Amazing > thinking and how I never ran across this before is beyond me. > We should be paying more attention to the Kurds, and the Yazidis too. >
> Libertarian municipalism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarian_municipalism
>
> Libertarian Municipalism: an ideology adopted by the Kurds currently > fighting ISIS: “The overriding problem is to change the structure of > society so that people gain power. The best arena to do that is the > municipality (village) where we have an opportunity to create a > face-to-face democracy.” (en.wikipedia.org)
>
> http://www.reddit.com/r/GreenParty/comments/2jvldj/libertarian_municipalism_an_ideology_adopted_by/ >
> Libertarian municipalism
> From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarian_municipalism
>
> Libertarian municipalism is a political program developed by libertarian > socialist theorist Murray Bookchin, to create democratic citizens’ > assemblies in towns and urban neighborhoods. The assemblies in these free > municipalities join together to replace the state with a
> directly-democratic confederation.
> Bookchin became an advocate of face-to-face or assembly democracy in the > 1950s, inspired by writings on the ancient Athenian polis by H. D. F. Kitto > and Alfred Eckhard Zimmern. For the concept of confederation, he was > influenced by the nineteenth-century anarchist thinkers. Bookchin tied > libertarian municipalism to a utopian vision for decentralizing cities into > small, human scaled eco-communities, and to a concept of urban revolution. > Libertarian municipalism uses the strategy of dual power to create a > situation in which two powers—the municipal confederations and the > nation-state—cannot coexist.
> Bookchin’s The Rise of Urbanization and the Decline of Citizenship (1986) > is an overview of the historical conflict between city and nation-state, > which also presents his municipalist program. In Burlington, Vermont, > Bookchin attempted to put these ideas into practice by working with the > Northern Vermont Greens, the Vermont Council for Democracy, and the > Burlington Greens, retiring from politics in 1990. His ideas are summarized > succinctly in Remaking Society (1989) and The Murray Bookchin Reader > (1997).[1]
> While Bookchin long placed libertarian municipalism within the framework > of political Anarchism, in the late 1990s he broke with anarchism and in > his final essay, The Communalist Project (2003), identified libertarian > municipalism as the main component of Communalism. Communalists believe > that libertarian municipalism is both the means to achieve a rational > society and structure of that society.
> Another program in which independent communities form a confederation was > written by the Swiss historian and philosopher Adolf Gasser.[2][3] His work > led an alternative proposal for a European community – the so-called > Council of European Municipalities and Regions – which was co-founded by > Gasser in 1951. It still exists today, but has limited power since the > centralized European model became the European organization with the real > power.
>
> Libertarian municipalism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia >
> Main article: Libertarian municipalism
>
> Starting in the 1970s, Bookchin argued that the arena for libertarian > social change should be the municipal level. In a 2001 interview he > summarized his views this way: “The overriding problem is to change the > structure of society so that people gain power. The best arena to do that > is the municipality — the city, town, and village — where we have an > opportunity to create a face-to-face democracy.”[27] In 1980 Bookchin used > the term “libertarian municipalism”, to describe a system in which > libertarian institutions of directly democratic assemblies would oppose and > replace the state with a confederation of free municipalities.[28] > Libertarian municipalism intends to create a situation in which the two > powers—the municipal confederations and the nation-state—cannot > coexist.[27] Its supporters—Communalists—believe it to be the means to > achieve a rational society, and its structure becomes the organization of > society.
>
> A friend of mine wrote this comment and sent it to me in email recently: > “This is the same idea that’s been around since Jericho; local > self-government, mutually decided upon by all adults in the community. It’s > the old New England town councils. Just with a new name. In fact it’s much > the same as the idea behind Nestor Makhno’s anarchism, where local villages > would all be self-governing.”
>
> Nestor Makhno – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
> en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nestor_Makhno
>
> Makhnovism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
> en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makhnovism
>
> The Nestor Makhno Archive
> http://www.nestormakhno.info/
>
> –
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permaculture Libertarian Municipalism & Permaculture

[Libertarian Municipalism & Permaculture: Could they co-exist in a synergistic relationship, mutually beneficial to one another?]

Murray Bookchin and Libertarian municipalism

I had heard of Murray Bookchin long ago but never knew what his work was about.

This is why the years 1950 to 1980 are so incredibly important. Amazing thinking and how I never ran across this before is beyond me. We should be paying more attention to the Kurds, and the Yazidis too.

Libertarian municipalism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarian_municipalism

Libertarian Municipalism: an ideology adopted by the Kurds currently fighting ISIS: “The overriding problem is to change the structure of society so that people gain power. The best arena to do that is the municipality (village) where we have an opportunity to create a face-to-face democracy.” (en.wikipedia.org)
http://www.reddit.com/r/GreenParty/comments/2jvldj/libertarian_municipalism_an_ideology_adopted_by/

Libertarian municipalism
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarian_municipalism

Libertarian municipalism is a political program developed by libertarian socialist theorist Murray Bookchin, to create democratic citizens’ assemblies in towns and urban neighborhoods. The assemblies in these free municipalities join together to replace the state with a
directly-democratic confederation.
Bookchin became an advocate of face-to-face or assembly democracy in the 1950s, inspired by writings on the ancient Athenian polis by H. D. F. Kitto and Alfred Eckhard Zimmern. For the concept of confederation, he was influenced by the nineteenth-century anarchist thinkers. Bookchin tied libertarian municipalism to a utopian vision for decentralizing cities into small, human scaled eco-communities, and to a concept of urban revolution. Libertarian municipalism uses the strategy of dual power to create a situation in which two powers—the municipal confederations and the nation-state—cannot coexist.
Bookchin’s The Rise of Urbanization and the Decline of Citizenship (1986) is an overview of the historical conflict between city and nation-state, which also presents his municipalist program. In Burlington, Vermont, Bookchin attempted to put these ideas into practice by working with the Northern Vermont Greens, the Vermont Council for Democracy, and the Burlington Greens, retiring from politics in 1990. His ideas are summarized succinctly in Remaking Society (1989) and The Murray Bookchin Reader (1997).[1]
While Bookchin long placed libertarian municipalism within the framework of political Anarchism, in the late 1990s he broke with anarchism and in his final essay, The Communalist Project (2003), identified libertarian municipalism as the main component of Communalism. Communalists believe that libertarian municipalism is both the means to achieve a rational society and structure of that society.
Another program in which independent communities form a confederation was written by the Swiss historian and philosopher Adolf Gasser.[2][3] His work led an alternative proposal for a European community – the so-called Council of European Municipalities and Regions – which was co-founded by Gasser in 1951. It still exists today, but has limited power since the centralized European model became the European organization with the real power.

Libertarian municipalism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Main article: Libertarian municipalism

Starting in the 1970s, Bookchin argued that the arena for libertarian social change should be the municipal level. In a 2001 interview he summarized his views this way: “The overriding problem is to change the structure of society so that people gain power. The best arena to do that is the municipality — the city, town, and village — where we have an opportunity to create a face-to-face democracy.”[27] In 1980 Bookchin used the term “libertarian municipalism”, to describe a system in which libertarian institutions of directly democratic assemblies would oppose and replace the state with a confederation of free municipalities.[28] Libertarian municipalism intends to create a situation in which the two powers—the municipal confederations and the nation-state—cannot coexist.[27] Its supporters—Communalists—believe it to be the means to achieve a rational society, and its structure becomes the organization of society.

A friend of mine wrote this comment and sent it to me in email recently: “This is the same idea that’s been around since Jericho; local self-government, mutually decided upon by all adults in the community. It’s the old New England town councils. Just with a new name. In fact it’s much the same as the idea behind Nestor Makhno’s anarchism, where local villages would all be self-governing.”

Nestor Makhno – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nestor_Makhno

Makhnovism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makhnovism

The Nestor Makhno Archive
http://www.nestormakhno.info/

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permaculture Ello, information for those who might be interested in using this, perpetually ad-free and non-userdata-sharing, innovative social media | Public Benefit Corporations

PBC corporate status might be of use to the global permaculture community. I highly recommend Ello for those needing access to social media plus Reddit and Twitter for highly controllable and navigable access to a universe of news and information.
With proper filtering and configuration Reddit is a source of very high quality information. The Permaculture and newly merged Homesteading are very good forums. Reddit offers many useful tools
to manage the information you find and want to bookmark for future reference.

Announced today:

https://ello.co/budnitz
Ello! PBC
A BETTER WAY
October 23, 2014
Hi there.
There has been some speculation in the press since our launch 11 weeks ago that Ello will someday be forced to allow paid ads on our social network. With virtually everybody else relying on ads to make money, some members of the tech elite are finding it hard to imagine there is a better way. But 2014 is not 2004, and the world has changed.
To assure that Ello always remains ad-free, today Ello converted to a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC). A Benefit Corporation is a new kind of for-profit company in the USA that exists to produce a benefit for society as a whole — not just to make money for its investors.
The Ello PBC charter states in the strongest legal terms possible that: 1) Ello shall never make money from selling ads;
2) Ello shall never make money from selling user data; and
3) In the event that Ello is ever sold, the new owners will have to comply by these terms.
In other words, Ello exists for your benefit, and will never show ads or sell user data.
Simple, beautiful, and ad-free.
There is a better way.
We, as founders and investors in Ello, vow to support Ello’s mission and to abide by the terms of the Ello Charter. [Signed]
Check out the full signed letter.
https://ello.co/downloads/ello-pbc.pdf
Read more about Public Benefit Corporations (and how your company can become one too).
http://benefitcorp.net/

https://ello.co/cacheflowe
It is with great excitement today that @budnitz has announced that Ello is now a Public Benefit Corporation. I believe in this, 100%. Head over to his post to learn more, and check out some news that goes a bit more in-depth: http://www.wired.com/2014/10/ello_pbc/
http://betabeat.com/2014/10/ello-takes-5-5-in-vc-money-signs-a-legally-binding-charter-to-never-sell-ads-or-data/ Thanks for being here with us.

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permaculture Fwd: ANNOUNCING: THE 2014 BUCKMINSTER FULLER CHALLENGE WINNER

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permaculture FW: THIS WEEKEND: Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben and many other amazing speakers at NY Teach-in this weekend!

The International Forum on Globalization and the Techno-Utopia Project in collaboration with

The International Center for Technology Assessment, The New York

Open Center and The Schumacher Center for New Economics

presents

Saturday Oct. 25

10am to 10pm

Sunday Oct. 26

10am to 7pm

The Great Hall of the Cooper Union

7 E. 7th Street

New York, NY 10003

Mountaintop Removal

Cyber Human

TEACH-IN:

Techno-Utopianism & the Fate of the Earth

45 Leading scholars, authors and activists will convene at The Great Hall of Cooper Union, New York City, for a public “teach-in” on the profound impacts– environmental, economic and social– of runaway technological expansionism, and cyber immersion; the tendency to see technology as the savior for all problems. A change of direction is required, returning the fate of nature to the center of economic and social decision making.

Buy your tickets today !

Save with advance tickets available until October 3rd:

$35 for Saturday / $30 for Sunday / $50 for both /

$25 for students and seniors.

After October 3rd:

$45 for Saturday / $40 for Sunday / $75 for both /

$25 for students/seniors.

Contacts:

Brown Paper Tickets | 800.838.3006

International Forum on Globalization | 415.561.7650

New York Open Center | 212.219.2527 x2 &

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permaculture Composting toilet workshop at LA Eco-Village Thur Oct 23 at 7pm

THE LOW DOWN ON PEE AND POO
Composting Toilets and Urine Reuse: Thur. October 23, 2014 at L.A. Eco-Village

with Laura Allen of Greywater Action
http://www.greywateraction.org

Composting toilets offer a sanitary and ecological solution to the flush toilet. Learn about waterless composting toilets, reusing urine, and considerations for installing a system into your home. This presentation will cover home scale composting toilets from urban to rural applications, large scale systems, operation and maintenance needs, and common problems and solutions.

Location/time:
7pm-8:30pm at the Los Angeles Eco-Village. 117 Bimini Place, LA 90004 (near 1st and Vermont, and the Vermont/Beverly Metro stop on the Red Line). Directions: http://laecovillage.org/home/directions/

Cost:
$5 to $15 sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds OR 1-1/2 Time Dollars accepted to account of Urban Soil/Tierra Urbana.

Come join this event, no RSVP required.

Event sponsored by Greywater Action (www.greywateraction.org) in association with CRSP and Urban Soil-Tierra Urbana Housing Co-op

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