Cascadian Resilience Network – Mission Statement

image from Rewild Portland: http://www.rewildportland.com/

PDX IMC. Aug 28:

The Cascadian Resilience Network is intended to build bioregional self-sufficiency and sustainability among the common people of the Pacific Northwest. We believe tumultuous times are here as a result of the financial crisis, ecological overshoot, the nascent police state, and climate change. We believe the best way for us to live joyful, fulfilling lives is to band together with those we love and share values with, through whatever lies ahead. we are looking for some constructive feedback:

The Cascadian Resilience Network is intended to build bioregional self-sufficiency and sustainability among the common people of the Pacific Northwest. We believe tumultuous times are here as a result of the financial crisis, ecological overshoot, the nascent police state, and climate change. We believe the best way for us to live joyful, fulfilling lives is to band together with those we love and share values with, through whatever lies ahead.

Our values are:

1) Mutual Aid- Our greatest resource is each other. We must learn to share what we have. We speak not only of material resources, but also of knowledge, and laughter. We aim not only to protect our survival, but also to build a more just world. We are the community we have been looking for.

2) Decentralization- We organize and make decisions in an equitable and collective manner, either through consensus or direct democracy.

3) Solidarity- We intend to do the hard work necessary to make our communities respectful to all people, including, but not limited to people of differing races, genders, and sexual orientations. We oppose colonialism and respect Native people’s claims to autonomy.

4) Bioregionalism- We mean to reshape our key institutions, economic, social, and political, to suit the needs of the earth. We believe that we must nurture a deep sense of place, and a connection to the natural world in order to achieve sustainability.

5) Open Source- We believe that the free flow of information must be preserved at all costs. We resist the enclosure of our digital commons.

Join us:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/491468847530511/

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5 Responses to Cascadian Resilience Network – Mission Statement

  1. It’s not nice to take peoples pictures without asking.

  2. First:
    In regards to #5, and the fact that the picture above is me and was taken from my blog without permission, notice or credit… Open Source doesn’t imply taking whatever you want without asking permission. It also doesn’t mean you don’t give credit where credit is due when you do take or borrow someone else’s words/images/etc. There is a proper etiquette to Creative Commons/Open Source. If more people followed this etiquette, there would be more people open to the idea. It’s a matter of being polite; ask and give credit. So, please if you are going to borrow images from me in the future, ask first. Second, please give me credit for the photo and link to my blog.

    A major problem with not asking for my permission is this: the picture above is me… So now my image is associated with this group, regardless of how I feel about it. Say that this group is somehow involved with direct action. This means that I could get subpoenaed because they think I’m involved with this group. I could be secretly surveilled. What if I was involved in seperate direct action and because of this photo I am now under heavier surveillance?

    I am a super advocate for open source… but the question I keep coming back to is where is the line between security culture and open source? I think that Open Source is a more resilient structure than the older models of activism, but security culture has not been updated yet to fit with Open Source. What does Open Source security culture look like?

  3. For the record, I am honored that my photo was used for this. :)

    • Grey says:

      if the photos we put on greycoast give the Feds leads, they’re wild goose chases if they think there’s a connection between a photo and an author of another blog in the internet. there is a connection – between this blog and every image found on the internet. trapwire im sure is finding really solid hidden connections. they’re right though, an algorithm we use can select photos from the internet image search. so there are hidden connections. but that is a cool blog you have ;)

    • Grey says:

      for the record i didnt know the photo came from rewild — it was google searched. thanks for permitting the use of it.

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