Appendices

Resource Review

Resource

Link

Annotation

Format

Theme

What the zapitistas can teach us about the climate crisis

http://www.permaculture-media-download.com/2010/12/

what-zapatistas-can-teach-us-about.html

Inspiring blog RE strategy/resistance

Article

Anarchism

Anarchy Alive

 

Useful intro text to anarchism

Book

Anarchism

European Social Ecology Institute

http://www.europeansocialecologyinstitute.org/

Interesting site with lots of articles

Website

Anarchism

Making a killing, The political economy of animal rights. Bob Torres

 

Book exploring animal liberation & social anarchism

Book

Anarchism, Animal Liberation

The Intersections of Anarchism & Community Organising

Anarchist Library

Useful article

Article

Anarchism, Community Organising

Why I Broke Up with the Anarchist Community | Reality Sandwich

http://www.realitysandwich.com/why_i_broke_anarchist_community

Article critiquing anarchist subculture

Article

Anarchism, Community Organising

Active Revolution, James Mumm

 

Essay exploring active resistance

Essay

Anarchism, Community Organising

Organising Communities, Tom Knoche

 

Essay/pdf about anarchist organising

Pdf

Anarchism, Community Organising

Radio Against Global Ecocide

http://www.rageedm.com/wordpress/?p=587

Indigenous peoples & strategy

Radio

Anarchism, Community Organising

Strategic Action for Animals, Dr Melanie Joy

 

US book about animal rights orgaising, quite mainstream but some useful tools

Book

Animal liberation

Animal liberation & social revolution, Brian A Dominica

 

 

Zine with interesting links between animal rights & anarchism

Zine

Animal liberation, Anarchism

Another Dinner Is Possible

 

Cookbook with lots of food related articles

Book

Animal liberation, food sovereignty

End activism

http://narcosphere.narconews.com/thefield/

end-activism-and-renaissance-organizing

 

Article critiquing activism

Article

Community Organising

The Great Divide: Towards Bridging the Gap Between Anarchist- and Community-Based Organizing, David Zlutnick

http://nefac.net/node/2556

Great article about community organising

Article

Community Organising

Movement building blog

http://attempter.wordpress.com/2011/05/17/

some-movement-basics/

Article about movement building

Blog

Community Organising

Online activism

http://rootwork.org/blog/2010/04/

what-online-activism-can-learn-community-organizing

 

Brief article on community organising

Blog

Community Organising

The Revolution will not be funded. Beyond the non-profit industrial complex. Edited by Incite! Women of colour against violence

 

Book critiquing the not for profit industrial complex & grassroots solutions

Book

Community Organising

Winds from Below. Radical community organising to make a revolution possible, Team Colours Collective

 

Inspiring book about community organising from a US perspective

Book

Community Organising

POWER

http://www.peopleorganized.org/

Inpsiring organizers in the US

Organisation

Community Organising

Give Up Activism, Andrew X

 

A critque of the activist mentality in the direct action movement

Pdf

Community Organising

Grassroots Activists Guild

http://www.grassrootsactivistguild.org/index.html

Interesting site with solidarity approach

Website

Community Organising

Solidarity

http://anarchistnews.org/?q=node/14806

 

Blog post about solidarity

Blog

Community Organising, Anarchism

Sisters of Resistance

http://sistersofresistance.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/

open-letter-to-community-organizers-and-activists-rsp/         

Article about organising for women /safe spaces

Blog

Community Organising, Feminsim

Why Bother with Permaculture

http://another-green-world.blogspot.co.uk/2009/07/

why-bother-with-permaculture.html

Article critiquing permaculture

Blog

Criticisms of permaculture

Rocky Road to Transition

 

Great text critiquing the transition movement

Pdf

Criticisms of permaculture

Autonomia and food sovereignty:

From state of exception to the end of ecological sovereignty[1] Devon G. Peña

 

Really interesting article exploring food sovereignty vs food autonomy

Academic Paper

Food Sovereignty

Deep Food Autonomy

http://www.abyayalanexus.net/page/Deep+Food+Autonomy

Article about indigenous food systems & autonomy

Article

Food Sovereignty

Beyond Our Backyards

http://agroecol.eu/

New European project linking agroecology & political contexts

Organisation

Food Sovereignty

FOR GREEN ANARCHY, PERMACULTURE; ETHICAL DESIGN FOR ABUNDANT LIVING

http://www.freewebs.com/thenewsfromnowhere/permaculture.html

Article by Graham Burnett

Article

Liberation permaculture

Critique of permaculture

http://challengingciv.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/

getting-real-on-permaculture-real-world.html

Permaculture analysis from anti-civ perspective

Blog

Liberation Permaculture

Transition culture, social tolerance and moral courage:

Why permaculture activists must work for human rights and social justice, Lisa Rayner

 

Essay exploring intersections of permaculture & social change

Essay

Liberation Permaculture

People and the Permaculture Edge: a tool for social change

 

My article in Permaculture Magazine

Magazine Article

Liberation Permaculture

Permaculture and Justice

 

Useful text linking permaculture to social justice

Paper

Liberation Permaculture

Design for Revolution

http://www.des4rev.org.uk/observation.htm

Site trying to link permaculture design & socialism/anarchism

Website

Liberation permaculture

Liberation Ecology

http://liberationecology.org

Very inspiring resource linking social justice & ecology

Website

Liberation permaculture

Liberation Permaculture

http://liberationpermaculture.org

Site with videos from US design course

Website

Liberation permaculture

Anthropik

http://rewild.info/anthropik/2007/06/

agriculture-or-permaculture-why-words-matter/index.html

Article critiquing permaculture & agriculture in an anti-civ context

Article

Permaculture

Teaching for Change

http://www.permacultureactivist.net/PeterBane/PBDesigning4Change.htm

Article anout permaculture development & learning

Article

Permaculture

Permaculture Principles & organizations

http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2010/02/01/

how-use-12-principles-permaculture

-grow-sustainable-organizations?page=0%2C0

Blog from US about applying principles to organizations

Blog

Permaculture

Designing Ecological Habitats, 4Keys

 

Free e-book on ecological design, some useful articles

Book

Permaculture

Permaculture Activist

http://www.permacultureactivist.net/

Magazine with many useful articles

Magazine

Permaculture

The perma-revolution

http://anarchistnews.org/?q=node/649

Short inspiring article about why anarchists should organise with permaculture folk!

Article

Permaculture, Anarchism

Thinking in Systems, Donella Meadows

 

Amazing introduction to systems thinking

Book

Permaculture, Systems Thinking

Deep Green Resistance

 

 

Book

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Learning Journal Extracts

Download my Learning Journal from the Sustaining Resistance week here.

Other entries include:

14th April 2012

How do we organise in the countryside? When half the village is super rich, don't participate in village life etc etc etc? There's no city streets entrenched with graffiti here, no health centre to save from closure. So how can I organise? Be effective? What relationships are desired locally to move beyond capitalism?

13th April 2012

Just as mycelium spread nutrients & work together to support the health of an ecosystem, a social movement is like a web of connections - diversity keeps us resilient and our solidarity creates a powerbase, a healthier system.

14th March 2012, Second day of second half of Permaculture Teacher Training in Sussex

Had a dream last night about being on the sea shepherd.. Perhaps that's where my heart really is...? Feels so strange, like that's where my heart is. Had a dog run up to me this morning while I was taking a break & I just thought how many people are out there fighting for you eh?! There's a whole room full of people here that will be flying the permaculture flag so to speak, where am I really needed? What is my permaculture niche?

28th February 2012

I really need to get this zone 00 design implemented & anchored in my life. Tonight I felt so angry & stressed, I think I even scared my mum & I know I can't be nice to be around. She said I live like a dynamo.

I did a card reading last night & drew the salmon. Part of its description was that I’m trying too hard to reach my goals. Sometimes I feel I am.

12th February 2012 – Visioning exercise

Why do I think Lierre Kieth's book got so much support? Not because of the quality of arguments or well researched references that's for sure. It finally provided some rationalisation for abusive behaviour. People do not want to give up the privilege of eating animals. Its dominance in our psyches is thousands of years old. That is a lot to unlearn, to question and to challenge. Lierre's arguments finally gave those in the environmental movement a sort of quasi-internal approval for their meat heating habits. Entrenched in unproven personal drama around her health and veganism becomes the 'bad guy'.

This book blows the water on any rationalization of eating animals. Arguments have been meticously dissected and a vision of a compassionate world is presented. XXXX's chapter on the emotional lives of farm animals pulls the questions back to what can only be an ethical decision. When placed in this context, Nicole's vision of plant based permaculture and horticultural solutions across the planet, maximising the ecological roles of self-determining animals will be hard pushed to challenge. In her expectance of widespread discomfort at the challenge of the internal dominating mindset of animal slavery, Nicole has successfully covered her bases. 

Becoming one of the most widespread books of the decade, new movements have formed around her arguments. The numbers of people going vegan is rising and governments are discussing subsidy options around animal farming. This may well be the next agricultural revolution.

13th January 2012 – Train home from first half of permaculture teacher training course – which triggered this output

Or am I starting to feel disillusioned with permaculture? Here we have this amazing design system with the potential to change the planet and its only application is for middle class people to do a bit of gardening and make things out of recycled waste. When are we going to really push for some systematic social change? I feel myself drawn to the strategic level of permaculture application.... what are the barriers to getting it implemented and how can we design around them? Where do we need to increase our leverage? How can we achieve social justice? How can we make our resistance more effective?

Here we are so aware of the entropy around us, the soil erosion, the cycles of poverty & abuse (ok maybe only some of us are aware of these) and the best we can do is teach a few hippies about design so they can maybe design their own garden or two and buy less crap?!

And then I guess there's the vegan stuff. Like just feel like I don't fit anywhere, there's no explicit ethic of animal rights in the ethics. They’re just lumped in the 'earth care' section when I feel there are differences.

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