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Participants Becha
Skills Community building
Status Planning
Niche Community
Purpose World domination
 "In our present numbers and enacting our present dreams, 
the human race is having a lethal impact upon the world." Daniel Quinn
"You cannot sustain population growth 
and / or growth in the rates of consumption of resources." Albert Bartellet 
 "Is this culture ever going to undergo voluntary transformation
to a sane and sustainable way of living?"  Derric Jensen
"I’m fighting on behalf the species we’ve not yet driven to extinction. 
I’m fighting to increase the odds that Earth will be vibrantly green 10 million years from now." Guy McPherson 


Hackers Tribes (Saving the World)

Why are hackers like tribes?

About hackers








Hacker Culture: Smári: Hacker culture is all about being able to learn and experience and interact. It takes an "anything goes" approach 
to altering reality. A hacker is somebody who has read-write-execute permissions on the universe. 
Within this mindset there is no right and wrong - such moral judgements are separate from hacker culture, 
and although hackers might argue heavily about what is right and wrong, 
they will all agree that tinkering is a good idea. A side effect of this is an incredibly liberal attitude towards almost everything. 
Once you recognize moral relativism for what it is, then we can move forward to do more interesting things than opining at each other, 
such as working together to build better communities.
The free exchange of information is a necessary precondition for this.
  • "The hacker is someone one can imagine as still having some shred of a utopian practice." Interview with @McKenzieWark http://owl.li/rPYGN
"You can't trust code that you did not totally create yourself." 

November 2014:

"The hacker ethos is wild and anarchic, indifferent to the trappings of success. 
Or it was, until the gentrifiers moved in" Brett Scott

About hackerspaces

Learning from the mistakes

Why are hackerspaces like tribes?

"... Internet’s spirit of permissionless innovation, open entry, diversity and competition." http://www.internetgovernance.org/2013/10/20/plans-for-internet-commission-on-internet-cooperation-revealed/

  • & why are hackerspaces as "commons"?
“A commons must be animated by bottom-up participation, personal responsibility, transparency and self-policing accountability.” http://bollier.org/commons-short-and-sweet 

On Ethics

Teaching Hackers Ethics

Hackerspaces Governance Models


  • Wired 3.10: How Anarchy Works www.wired.com/wired/archive/3.10/ietf.htm
  • (get some links from anarchist web sites!!)

Governance in general

  • Internet Governance & Hackers [[Internet_Governance_and_hackers]

On Leadership

  • Talk about / dedicate yourself to / what you love


"Leaders are the ones who are brave enough to ACT on what they know to be true "
"Leadership is a choice"
"Bring the choice about what you do into alignment with what you love, and become a leader." 
  • Examples of other organizations - Red Cross:
"The Red Cross is a classic example of an organization that's been around too long 
and whose focus has shifted from fulfilling its mandate to guaranteeing its own success and survival. 
Typically, they're arrogant and unassailable. Individuals behave much the same way, 
only within a shorter time span. We have much to learn about how we handle change." 


p2p management

  • self management, worker ownership, social enterprise, workplace democracy…*

Other hackerspace related project

We are organized and unorganized individuals like you, fighting for our rights, for democracy, equality, justice, freedom and solidarity,  
for our and the planets’ survival.
GNUnion is a new type of transnational and p2p networked social movement union.
GNUnion strives with its entirity, to build and stregthen ties among all the nodes untill the humanity becomes One Big Meshwork.

Why are tribes important?

    • 1) The Great Forgetting
    • 2) The Boiling Frog
    • 3) The Collapse of Values
    • 4) Population: A Systems Approach
    • 5) The Great Remembering
  • The parable of tribes, Andrew Bard Schmookler
  • "Immediate-Return Societies: What Can They Tell Us About the Self and Social Relationships in Our Society?"


  • James C. Scott: Review of "The World until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?" by Jared Diamond http://www.lrb.co.uk/v35/n22/james-c-scott/crops-towns-government
    • "Anthropology can show us radically different and satisfying forms of human affiliation and co-operation that do not depend on the nuclear family or inherited wealth. "
    • "our world of grains and states is a mere blink of the eye (0.25 per cent), in the historical adventure of our species."
    • "As Norbert Elias pointed out more than half a century ago in The Civilising Process, what the state does is to centralise and monopolise violence in its own hands"
    • relative non-violence and physical well-being of contemporary hunters and gatherers when compared with the early agrarian states.
    • strong social forces mobilised by kinsmen to restrain anyone contemplating a hasty and violent act that will expose all of them to danger.
    • It’s hard to imagine Diamond’s primitives giving up their physical freedom, their varied diet, their egalitarian social structure, their relative freedom from famine, large-scale state wars, taxes and systematic subordination in exchange for what Diamond imagines to be ‘the king’s peace’.
    • ((I also refer to "Against Leviathan", "Debt" by David Greaber, "Full House" by Stephen J Gaud, Daniel Quinn & Deric Janssen)

Becha's Talks and Papers


  • Proposal for the "Inverting Globalization" conference, topic of "Unsustainability, Precarity, Ecology" (refused) Hackers_tribes_GCC

* MAILING LIST! https://lists.puscii.nl/wws/info/uncivilization

Hackers Ethics

Beyond Civilization

Is this culture ever going to undergo voluntary transformation
to a sane and sustainable way of living? Derric Jensen


  • Daniel Quinn


  • Derrick Jensen: Endgame


  • A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It -- (2011), Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed:


  • Running on Emptiness: The Pathology of Civilizatio ... , John Zerzan
  • "Against Civilization: Readings and Reflections"

  • Naomi Klein - This Changes Everything


New way of thinking

Quotes on Sharing, spirituality, Culture or "the new way of thinking" Hackers_tribes_quotes_culture

  • In the Absence of the Sacred, Jerry Mander
  • Born and raised in captivity...
  • The Great Turning

"somebody will take care of it... that's their job..." == THAT'S MY JOB!

Are we distroying the planet just to be a little bit more comfortable for a short while? Dimitry Orlov

What does a life well lived look like?

Socratic Questions / Social Justice issue : http://goodmenproject.com/social-justice-2/social-justice-climate-change-is-a-social-justice-issue/

  • "Myth" : The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. John F. Kennedy



"the most important environmental book ever written. It is not Silent Spring, Small Is Beautiful or even Walden. It contains no graphs, no tables, no facts, figures, warnings, predictions or even arguments. Nor does it carry a single dreary sentence, which, sadly, distinguishes it from most environmental literature. It is a novel, first published (in 2006) , and it will change the way you see the world."

  • Generation A, Player One (Douglas Coupland)
  • Pingvin Island, Anatole France


(and unrelated, but worth it: http://stevecutts.com )

  • "There is no tomorrow", animation


  • Michael Pollan's Food Rules vimeo.com Based on Michael Pollan's talk "Food Rules" given at the RSA, this animation was created in the context of the RSA/Nominet Trust film competition. Using a mixture…



Video & documentaties

  • What a way to go - LIfe at the end of the empire // WhatAWayToGomovie.com


  • Crisis of Civilization


  • Al Gore interview: Why civilization will not survive next 100 years:


  • And of course, "The Inconvenient Truth"
  • "There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside, first." - Jim Morrison // The sustainable Man


  • Films: "What the Economic Crisis Really Means" & "Peak Oil and Economic Contraction"







  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Curtis : Century of the Self: 1. Happiness Machines (17 March 2002) 2. The Engineering of Consent (24 March 2002) 3. There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads: He Must Be Destroyed (31 March 2002) 4. Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering (7 April 2002) && All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace: 1.1 Love and Power 1.2 The Use and Abuse of Vegetational Concepts 1.3 The Monkey In The Machine and the Machine in the Monkey
  • http://www.demain-lefilm.com/ "As humanity is threatened by the collapse of ecosystems, Cyril, Melanie, Alexandre, Laurent and Antoine Raphäel, all in their thirties, go explore the world in search of solutions that can save their children and, through them, the new generation. From the most successful experiences in all fields (agriculture, energy, housing, economy, education, democracy ...), they will try to put the puzzle that will build another history of the future."


  • Pearl Jam: Yield , album inspired by Ishamel (Daniel Quinn)
  • * "We are the Vogons" (spoof of "We are the robots" by Kraftwerk & HHGttG"

Other examples

  • Gypsies
  • Circuses
  • Homeless people

Against Anthropocentrism

  • ANTHROPOCENTRISM -- crazy idea that _people_ are more entitled to food / water / shelter then any other living beings!

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"object-oriented philosophy, a recent movement that resists 
the notion that only the relation of humans to things matters." 



  • Human Difference / Supremacy
    • The Mysterious Stranger, Mark Twain

Responsibilities instead of rights

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  • "water is a human right" -> NO, keeping the water available and clean for plants and SQUIRRELS is a human RESPONSIBILITY!
  • instead of "civil liberties", responsibilities to the landbase (Derrick Jensen)

Animal Rights

  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Respect for Nature

Consider the Squirrels!


Squirrels symbolize imperative of considering more then just humans, making "the commons" less anthropocentric.
  • Speaker for the Squirrels (like Naomi Klein is speaking for Earth, and Derrick Jensen speaking for the Salmon)
  • Carl Safina: "Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel" | Talks at Google // youtube.com/watch?v=SR4ewP

Consider the Squids!


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"If the history of Earth were compressed to a single year, modern humans would appear on December 31st at about 11:58pm."

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  • The Myth of "Takers": Greatness, Power over, Pinnacle of Evolution, God's chosen children
  • Peak Oil
  • Overpopulation
  • Climate change
  • Over-Consumption
  • Pollution
  • NTE

Takers Myths

 The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. 
 John F. Kennedy

The myth of superiority

  • The Great Delusion: The Myths Greatness, Power over, Pinnacle of Evolution, God's chosen children...
    • Daniel Quinn: Ishmael, Story of B, etc


Takers exhibit three characteristics:

(1) They believe (i.e. act as if) the world was made for humans to conquer and rule;

(2) they practice totalitarian agriculture, a form of agriculture predicated on the notion that all food on this planet belongs to humans exclusively; thus (a) food dedicated to human use may be denied to all other species, (b) any species that would compete for human food may be destroyed at will, and (c) food needed by other species may be destroyed at will to make room for the production of human food;

(3) they believe their way is the One Right Way for people to live and everyone in the world should live that way---and be forced to live that way, if necessary

The myth of progress

Now is the best time, we never had it as good as now
Bill Gates: By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. http://annualletter.gatesfoundation.org/ Seven out of ten people live in countries where economic inequality has increased in the last 30 years (1)
The bottom half of the world’s population owns the same as the richest 85 people in the world. (2)
* There are no problems, we never had it better then now, it's been only progress since 1850: http://slatestarcodex.com/2013/10/20/the-anti-reactionary-faq/ (first part only! = "1: Is everything getting worse?")
http://www.businessinsider.com/charts-that-will-restore-your-faith-in-humanity-2013-5 majority-of-us-public-school-students-are-in-poverty (3)

(1) http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-22/top-1-has-65-times-more-wealth-bottom-half-and-global-elite-it-way

(2) http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jan/20/oxfam-85-richest-people-half-of-the-world &&& http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/bp-working-for-few-political-capture-economic-inequality-200114-summ-en.pdf

(3) http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/majority-of-us-public-school-students-are-in-poverty/2015/01/15/df7171d0-9ce9-11e4-a7ee-526210d665b4_story.html

Feudalism then and now.jpg

  • Disproving the "progress" as the force of evolution -- Stephen Jay Gould -- Full House

The myth of humanity

It's NOT all the humans that are a problem -- it's just one CIVILIZATION (right now, 21st century) -- the TAKERS!

  • e.g. "Humans are “the ultimate invasive species” having spread from Africa to every corner of the planet (and beyond) in 100,000 years. In doing so, we have removed the habitats of other species, or affected them by moving other invasive species around, causing pollution and driving climate change."


NO -- for 90,000 years they stayed POOR and did not cause pollutions & extinctions!

Only in the last 10.000 years, since totalitarian agriculture, have we been waging a war on Nature!

Limits to Growth

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  • and transcript


       "You cannot sustain population growth and / or growth in the                  
       rates of consumption of resources."
"The greatest shortcoming of the human race is                                                            
our inability to understand the exponential function."        
  • "There is no tomorrow", animation


  • The Dream of the Earth, Thomas Berry; "The Great Wok"
  • Population: 10 Billion, by 2100:
  • #ScaledToDeath How to Avoid the 6 Traps of Exponential Growth


The Population Myth

it's NOT overpopulation, it's INEQUALITY & overconsumption 


  • Mahatma Gandhi ("there is enough for everyone's needs, not for everyone's greed'),
  • Mahmoud Mamdani: the Myth of Population Control). here's a short review:



No Growth != Economic Collapse

Food = Totalitarian Agriculture

  • " Civilization will eat itself" Ran Prieur & "Superweed"
  • Acheiving food security in the face of climate change



  • "Overshoot" -- the ecological basis of revolutionary change
  • Footprint & "energy slaves" = equivalent of human work , done by machines, using energy & resources
  • "Unguarded gates" Otis Graham
  • "as Perlman makes plain, population growth is purely a product of civilization: 'a steady increase in human numbers [is] as persistent as the Leviathan itself. This phenomenon seems to exist only among Leviathanized human beings. Animals as well as human communities in the state of nature do not proliferate their own kind to the point of pushing all others off the field.' "
  • CRITICISM of overpopulation / overshoot theories*

VIDEO: 6 million years of human evolution in 30 seconds https://t.co/W5cwJScE23

Energy & society

> Bailey, K.D., 2006. Living Systems Theory and Social Entropy Theory. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 23, pp.291–300.

> Georgescu-Roegen, N., 1976. Energy and Economic Myths, New York: Pergamon Press.

> Price, D., 1995. Energy and Human Evolution. Population and Environment: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 16(4), pp.301–320.

> Pimentel, D. & Pimentel, M.H., 2008. Food, Energy, and Society 3rd ed., Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

> Cottrell, F., 2009. Energy and Society, Available at: http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/51cbedae7896bb431f693338/

> Cimbleris, B., Economy and Thermodynamics. Available at: http://ecen.com/eee9/ecoterme.htm



  • "The Party's Over" , Richard Heinberg
  • The World according to Pimm, Stuard Pimm
  • Grassland, Richard Manning

Capitalism & Climate

  • "Published on Friday, November 15, 2013 by Adbusters 'Sleepwalking to Extinction': Capitalism and the Destruction of Life and Earth

by Richard Smith https://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/15-3#.UoukAlRq0jc.twitter // http://www.paecon.net/PAEReview/issue64/Smith64.pdf // Upcoming book: "To Save the Planet, Turn the World Upside Down"

IPCC 5th report

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In the HAIKU form: http://daily.sightline.org/2013/12/16/the-entire-ipcc-report-in-19-illustrated-haiku/ 
  • 27 sept 2013 the 5th IPCC report got published, and results from their year study are summarized :

http://www.ipcc.ch/news_and_events/docs/ar5/ar5_wg1_headlines.pdf http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/communication/news-archive/2013/ipcc-report-released-today-stockholm http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21929360.200-climate-science-why-the-world-wont-listen.html#.UkVjjKw4_T0 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/27/ipcc-climate-change-report-ar5-live-coverage http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24292615

the revolutionary nature of climate science http://www.newstatesman.com/2013/10/science-says-revolt

"our entire economic paradigm is a threat to ecological stability."

challenging currents economic paradigm is humanity’s best shot at avoiding catastrophe

"ditching of this cruel system is no longer a matter of mere ideological preference but rather one of species-wide existential necessity"

"we have an economic system that fetishises GDP growth above all else, regardless of the human or ecological consequences"

"Today, after two decades of bluff and lies, the remaining 2°C budget demands revolutionary change to the political and economic hegemony"

Water Shortage

The Global Search For Liquid Gold, Urban Times, 11 June 2013 http://act.sumofus.org/go/2394?ak_proof=1&t=5&akid=.1859150.b05Aq7 Bottled Life: The Story, Bottled Life, 1 January 2012 Water Facts, Food and Water Watch http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/interesting-water-facts/?ak_proof=1

Sea level raise




=> solution?! http://www.step-initiative.org (solving the e-waste problem, UN)

  • the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations, a Dutch NGO: http://genderchangers.org/docs.html
    • Corporate social responsibility issues in the ICT hardware manufacturing sector.
    • Also by SOMO: Critical issues in the mobile phone industry.
    • And one by Greenpeace: Toxic chemicals in computers.

Litter -- Garbage -- Rubbish

  • What we leave behind, Deric Jansen

Near Term Extinction

“A typical person is more than five times as likely to die in an extinction event 
as in a car crash,” says a new report.
  • Previous mass extinctions : ....
  • Devouring all life & resources on the whole planet:
  • "The World is Blue" (a book)
  • A Good House" (water shortage!)

Animals extinction

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Trees and forests destruction


  • "Collapse" , Jared Diamond? Another guy?
  • "5 stages of collapse" & "6th stage"
  • Kees van der Pijl:
".. a frozen constellation, in which the oligarchies collude with the national security apparatus, 
keeping each other in power,  is unable to deal with popular demands and with 
objective, life-threatening crises that result from the destruction of the Earth’s biosphere." 


  • "Nomads, empires, states", 2 books

http://www.bookdepository.com/Modes-Foreign-Relations-Political-Economy-Nomads-Empires-States-v-1-Kees-Van-Der-Pijl/97 80745326016

http://www.bookdepository.com/Modes-Foreign-Relations-Political-Economy-Foreign-Encounter-Myth-Religion-v-2-Kees-Van-D er-Pijl/9780745323169

Partial Solutions


Guy McPhearson: "I’m fighting on behalf the species we’ve not yet driven to extinction. 
I’m fighting to increase the odds that Earth will be vibrantly green 10 million years from now." 

Bright Side


  • Always look on the bright side of life...
  • "I am planning on living forever -- so far, so good" (Groucho Marx)
  • Comedians! (Russel Brand, Ship of Fools....)
  • OBOS (anti-commercials for Norvegian housing corporation) (thanks, Patrice!)

Changing Culture

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  • You can and must be the one to change the world. You are the One. "saving the world isn't the work of specialists" - Daniel Quinn


  • "Pirates are the only hope that culture has left" http://falkvinge.net
    • "Pirate Cinema", Cory Doctorow

"fighting climate change requires “a clear moral vision of the alternative being fought for,” said Klein. Just as Mandela fought for a new “rainbow egalitarian society” rather than simply against racism, environmentalists need to establish a new approach to society.

It is time for a new generation of environmental activism to emerge, she said—one that is not dominated by acceptance of the prevailing world view, but one that breaks free from the “ideologically shackled environment in which we all operate”.

Failure to challenge an ideology based upon self-interest and an all-powerful market ... the ideas that have been our greatest obstacles—especially the idea that there is no society, that we are defined by self interested, consumer desires.”

No Techno Fix

  • To Fix Climate Change, Scientists Turn To Hacking The Earth, by NPR STAFF


  • Review of "Who Owns the Future" by Jaron Laniers


delusion that we are separate from nature is the perilous essence of the techno-topian myth.

Internet and Capitalism

"[IT companies/Social Media] are, in fact, just the latest version of the large capitalist enterprise: John D Rockefeller 3.0" 

"We need new interventions that interrupt, outlaw, or regulate                                                                    
1) the initial capture of behavioral surplus,                                                                                     
2) the use of behavioral surplus as free raw material,                                                                            
3) excessive and exclusive concentrations of the new means of production,                                                         
4) the manufacture of prediction products,                                                                                        
5) the sale of prediction products,                                                                                               
6) the use of prediction products for third-order operations of modification, influence, and control, and                         
7) the monetization of the results of these operations.                                                                           
This is necessary for society, for people, for the future, and it is also necessary 
to restore the healthy evolution of capitalism itself."
[digital technologies are] upholding the status-quo: a simulation of social or political progress 
that simultaneously upends current practices and studiously protects existing wealth and power inequities.

Internet, Electrical Energy Efficiency, Pollution


No Fossil Fuels

Bikes instead of cars

Human-powered transport!!

  • My own idea: multi-user-rickshaw-with-roof :)

Alternatives to Consumerism

crisis regions can learn from ecovillages // applied sustainability:
- Natural water management.
- Decentralised energy autonomy. 
- Local food autonomy. 
- Community based economy.
- Holistic Planned Grazing.
- Community Knowledge


(add links here)

Economy of No Growth

  • Applying permaculture principles to finance


  • "Triple bottom line investing (TBLI) reflects an enlightened understanding of self-interest: we profit most by contributing to something greater than ourselves."

Caring Economy

"valuing all the activities that society needs for humans to flourish."

  • Riane Eisler, The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics.

Working Less

Sharing Economy

"Interestingly, women are pioneers in the so-called sharing economy, which conservative Milo Yiannopoulos slated as an "emasculating, dispiriting and demotivating" realm of insipid do-gooders. Poor Milo, frightened by the thought of his manhood being threatened by people actually wanting to co-operate and share stuff.)"

(this links to my Women in Technology page Ladies_Night

  • Social solidarity economy: http://www.ripess.eu/ Intercontinental Network of the Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS)
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Criticism of capitalism

  • (add all the other links from the above)
unfettered capitalism is unstable, empowers predatory behavior and worsens inequality
I do coke so I can work longer so I can earn more so I can do more coke 
    • 20th century was: I drink to forget...


  • Sustenance Farm

Against Individualism

  • Teach your child the importance of communal achievements as opposed to the banality of narcissistic goals.
  • About individualism: Jitterbug Parfume, book by Tim Robbins

Existing Communities


(and many more… http://bwcd.vdcn.org/doku.php/links/similar_projects )

Building Communities

Protests & Revolutions & Resistance

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  • Russel Brand (see below)
  • How to start the revolution, Meaning conference (link later)
Energy issues will also set the stage for more aggressive geopolitics and will substantially destroy the ecosystem services 
on which society is wholly dependent. These are but a few of the impacts that the double energy problem 
of climate change and oil decline have in store for us.

Political Action: DGR groups will only engage in aboveground, nonviolent activities. These can include legal demonstrations as well as civil disobedience.

Solidarity: Non-indigenous members of DGR remember that we are living on stolen land in the midst of an ongoing genocide. The task of the non-indigenous is to build solidarity with indigenous people in defending the land, preserving traditional cultures, and protecting sacred ceremonies from exploitation.

Justice: We are enmeshed in overlapping systems of sadistic power built on stolen wealth, white privilege, misogyny, and human supremacism. As individuals, it is our responsibility to acknowledge those systems, overcome our entitlement, and make alliances with the dispossessed. Collectively, it is our task to bring those systems down.

Liberty: DGR groups have a zero-tolerance policy for abuse of anyone, human or nonhuman. Physical integrity and emotional safety are basic human rights that DGR is sworn to defend. DGR will banish any members who rape, batter, or abuse any living creature. Masculinity, with its militarized psychology and its violation imperative, has to be abandoned personally and dismantled globally.

Character: DGR is a serious undertaking that requires loyalty, commitment, integrity, and courage. Members are expected to treat everyone with respect.

Security: All DGR members are required to abide by principles of security culture and to address breaches directly. Both lax security and paranoia are dangerous to our organization. All non-political illegal activity puts everyone at risk and is inappropriate for members. DGR groups are required to educate new members on security culture.

"If we say that it is wrong to make schools uber-competitive through testing and the response is that "life is competitive", 
the conversation will naturally move to whether we should change life, change our culture, change absolutely everything. 
Increasingly, the Western world tends to value people by how hard they work, how much money they earn and 
how many possessions they have. These values are instilled in children from the minute we compare them with one another 
and the result has been the sacrifice of our collective mental health. We’re talking revolution, here." 


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Green Anarchism


Green Syndicalism vs. Anti-Civ: Social Revolution or Primitivist Reaction? / http://ecology.iww.org/node/283

Primitivist Primer: http://www.primitivism.com/primer.htm

Anarchist library http://theanarchistlibrary.org/

Queer ecology (Timothy Morton) http://www.academia.edu/1050754/Queer_Ecology

Participating in existing Political structures

  • Jeremy Corbyn !!!!!!
To overcome the crisis of democracy and reaffirm our autonomy, 
we first of all need to liberate our empty self from mindless consumerism and conformity. 
Representation places the source of legitimacy outside of oneself. 
Whether it is a corporate brand name, political party, an ideology or slogan, 
one looks for objects of representation through which 
something inside can be projected out onto the world.
Slowly Boiling Frog (just like in "the story of B")
People are moving more and more outside of electoral politics. A call is arising for a new type of governance, 
for a real democracy where each person participates directly and manifests their own voice. 
This is a political act, but  it is also much more. The current crisis of democracy is a crisis of representation. 
Images that perpetuate illusions about ourselves can no longer sustain our humanity.

Small Steps


Get prepared

  • Links about "preparation & transformation" rom "What a Way to Go"


  • Scientists say new approach to climate preparedness essential to help people adjust to coming changes


(heaven read yet!)

Clean Energy


(put your money where your mouth is)

  • ikstapover.nl

Managing environment

  • Mountain regions in Europe... Sustainable Land-use Practices in European Mountain Regions under Global Change: an Integrated Research Approach


Urban Gardening and Food

Bees Keeping


Practical Survival


Spend time in Nature

Nomadic life

Emotional Healing

  • Geneen Roth - the feeling of *enough*
  • Brene Brown: Vulnerability, and "Daring Greatly"
  • Non-Violent Communication & Self-empathy
  • Byron Katie: Loving What Is and How to live in harmony with the way things are (A Thousand names for Joy, Tao te Ching)

Recommended: focus on commonality:

happiness can never result from the exercise of choice alone: we are social beings, 
and the building blocks of happiness lie in looking out for each other, acting together, being in teams 
and pursuing common goals for the common good. 
Families, schools, colleges, unions, newspapers, sports clubs and even firms should all understand that 
such commonality should be part of their core

Accepting Death

  • "What we leave behind", book about decomposing and activism by Dereck Janssen
  • Embracing Life-Affirming Awareness of Death: How to Transform Yourself and Possibly Save Human Civilization http://bit.ly/1aPbdK0

UN, EU & other attempts to solutions

  • "How to feed the world in 2050", a video etc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjtIl5B1zXI&feature=youtu.be // http://ccafs.cgiar.org/news/commission-sustainable-agriculture-and-climate-change/world-scientists-define-united-approach#.UpDgJRZEB3a

Gender & Climate Change



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Misc Solutions

(to be placed in categories later! Note to self!)

  • Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of Breaking Open the Head (Broadway Books, 2002) and 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl (Tarcher/Penguin. 2006). He is the Executive Director of Center for Planetary Culture, www.planetaryculture.com , a nonprofit think tank. He is the host of the talk show Mind Shift, www.mindshift.net , produced by GaiamTV. He co-founded Evolver.net – which publishes Reality Sandwich and The Evolver Learning Labs – and The Evolver Network, which organizes local community groups. He was featured in the documentary 2012: Time for Change, directed by Joao Amorim and produced by Mangusta Films.

Websites: www.planetaryculture.com www.mindshift.net www.evolver.net www.realitysandwich.com

Russel Brand

(see quotes: Hackers_tribes_quotes_culture#Quoting_Russell_Brand )