Category Archives: ecology

Contrainfos video-mag 95, Tasers/Chiapas/Asfaltar Bolivia/SOS Menorca..(in Catalan)


00 Campanya Stop Taser
01 Repressió indigenes Tseltal a Cascada azulTsetzal resiste
02 Bluqueo fluvial de comunitats natives Achuar y Kichua contra Pluspetrol (FECONAT)
03 Movilitzacions a Pichanaky i Lima contra Pluspetrol (Guerrilla Audiovisual)
04 Trailer documental Asfaltar Bolivia (Alerta Amazónica)
05 S.O.S Menorca

Chickens have Rights to a Good Clucking Life

return me to my farmHere in our occupied center we have about 26 chickens, pretty fat and healthy, and they give us maybe 12 eggs a day, depending on the season. Sometimes they just go on strike.

They run free but are usually locked up at  night in case of wild animals getting in. The yard is too small so we feed them kitchen scraps, old recycled bread and market veg, they love it! Sometimes they get a little grain, you can still find GMO-free here in Spain. We all take care of them so sometimes they get fed twice! Continue reading Chickens have Rights to a Good Clucking Life

‘The Acorn’ new Eco Anarchist bulletin.. read here

note.. a few illustrations have been added…   the freeonline

  • by Anonymous
  • Road fight is back on
  • Battle of Hastings
  • Rising Up in Bristol
  • French resistance to concrete future
  • The end of endless growth
  • Rewilding journalism
  • Acorninfoanimation
1. Road fight is back on

The fight to save a treasured piece of Sussex countryside is back on – 12 years after a protest camp halted road plans.

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Rural Occupy : From deserted ruins to vibrant Eco-village

LakabeYou may have read how the Spanish countryside was successfully collectivized during the short-lived revolution of 1936. Now we see that spirit living on, with small groups occcupying abandoned villages. In Spain the 15M movement is organising a back to the land campaign to reverse the effects of the still increasing abandonment due to agribusiness competition.

This will be the first in a series on Okupa Rural in Iberia


 Medieval Spanish ghost town Lakabe becomes self-sufficient eco-village

It’s a utopian fantasy discover a ghost town and rebuild it in line with your ideals-, but in Spain where there are nearly 3000 abandoned villages (most dating back to the Middle Ages), some big dreamers have spent the past 3 decades doing just that.

There are now a few dozen “ecoaldeas” – ecovillages – in Spain, most build from the ashes of former Medieval towns. One of the first towns to be rediscovered was a tiny hamlet in the mountains of northern Navarra.

Lakabe was rediscovered in 1980 by a group of people living nearby who had lost their goats and “when they found their goats, they found Lakabe”, explains Mauge Cañada, one of the early pioneers in the repopulation of the town.

The new inhabitants were all urbanites with no knowledge of country life so no one expected them to stay long. When they first began to rebuild, there was no road up to the town so horses were used to carry construction materials up the mountain. There was no electricity either so they lived with candles and oil lamps.

In the early years, they generated income by selling some of their harvest and working odd jobs like using their new-found construction experience to rebuild roofs outside town. Later they rebuilt the village bakery and sold bread to the outside world.1237911857930_fTheir organic sourdough breads now sell so well that today they can get by without looking for work outside town, but it helps that they keep their costs at a minimum as a way of life. “There’s an austerity that’s part of the desire of people who come here,” explains Mauge. “There’s not a desire for consumption to consume. We try to live with what there is.”

Today, the town generates all its own energy with the windmill, solar panels and a water turbine. It also has a wait list of people who’d like to move in, but Mauge says the answer is not for people to join what they have created, but to try to emulate them somewhere else.

lakabe2_0“If you set your mind to it and there’s a group of people who want to do it, physically they can do it, economically they can do it. What right now is more difficult is being willing to suffer hardship or difficulties or… these days people have a lot of trouble living in situations of shortage or what is seen as shortage but it isn’t.”

Read more http://www.trueactivist.com/gab_gallery/medieval-spanish-ghost-town-becomes-self-sufficient-ecovillage/

  1. Lacabe – Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

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5 Reasons to Never Eat at McDonald’s

5 Reasons to Never Let Your Kids Eat McDonald’s

Hold on to your hats, parents: A court-appointed psychologist recently called a Manhattan father an ‘unfit parent’ because he denied his son’s request to eat at McDonald’s. Yes, you’re reading that right.

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Which Way to Utopia?: Anarchist Spatial Theory

 by jessecohn

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This is a fascinating Slide Essay which applies anarchist ideas to urban planning of all sorts.

How would the world appear if the rule of thge capitalist market were to end?

How would your barrio change if people’s power were to replace top down exploitation?

This Slide Show gives us a glimpse into a less insane world.

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‘Grow Heathrow’ eviction Fri 15 Aug – Help Action Camp!

London: Grow Heathrow eviction notice 8am, Friday 15 Aug

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On Friday 15th August at 8am, bailiffs will make their first attempt to evict Grow Heathrow (previously here and here). Four and a half years after the abandoned greenhouses in the middle of Heathrow Airport’s proposed third runway were occupied by local residents together with activists, Heathrow villagers are organising again to resist airport expansion that’s ruled out by climate science.

Residents of the 700+ homes a third runway would destroy have asked to be trained to protect their own homes. On Thursday 14th, the day before the bailiffs visit, there will be talks and workshops on how to peacefully resist the eviction and on how ordinary people successfully shelved plans for a noisy third runway. At 8am on Friday 15th, hopefully you can help protect our home from the County Court bailiffs, ready to do the same for other homes threatened by airport expansion. Grow Heathrow has been described as the ‘heart of the village’ by BBC News and ‘inspirational’ by the local MP. We are still trying to buy the land instead of having bailiffs at our home.

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