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How to Do It Yourself :: The DIY Liberation Guide

In altermundismo,alternative,Art,creativity,DIY,liberation,subvert on March 12, 2008 by Eliacín

How to Do It Yourself :: The DIY Liberation Guide
Walk out, get free stuff, toss a flower bomb. Simple steps for day-to-day liberation. Go ahead: free your world.

Believe me, you want to download this poster.

The DIY Liberation Guide

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What chores would Jesus Do?

In altermundismo,alternative,christianity,Community,creativity,Family,hospitality,incarnational,kingdom,monasticism,monastics orders,new monasticism,Spirituality,subvert on February 5, 2008 by Eliacín

What chores would Jesus do? – Los Angeles Times
Some monastic communities pool their resources and renounce private property. The Billings friends chose to control their own finances, though they shared equally in rent, utility and grocery bills. They all said they wanted to consume less, spend less, so they could give away more. Yet they found it unexpectedly hard to give up little comforts.Each family had come to the house with a refrigerator, so they now had two. They sat on a leather couch to watch Bible study videos — and Jennifer Aniston comedies. Their pantry was filled with bulk beans, but they splurged on kiwi fruit, reduced-fat Cheez-Its, mint-chip ice cream.

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I met Jeromy last year at one the School For Conversions hosted at The Church of the Sojourners in San Francisco. On the last night in San Francisco, Jeromy, myself and a few other new monastics walked around the Mission District sharing our dreams about our communities. I’m glad his dream is alive and sustained by the Spirit.

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Spreads Housing and Social Change Across Uruguay

In altermundismo,alternative,America,America Latina,cooperatives,Emerging,Emerging World,globalization on January 23, 2008 by Eliacín

FUCVAM (Uruguayan Federation of Housing for Mutual-Support Cooperatives) Spreads Housing and Social Change Across Uruguay by Michael Fox
It’s a social movement and a housing cooperative. A massive self-help program for the poor and a new way of life for thousands. With 20,000 member-families living in cooperatively owned homes in 400 communities across the country, it is one of the largest and most radical housing cooperative federations in the Americas.

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The Revolution starts at home

In altermundismo,alternative,anarchism,anti-globalization,Children,christianity,church,Community,consumerism,creation,creativity,diversity,eco,economy,education,Emerging,emerging church,Emerging World,environment,events,Family,friends,gardening,global christianity,Green,horizontalism,hospitality,incarnational,kids,kingdom,liberation,MSA,mustard seed house,new monasticism,parenting,Politics,reconciliation,relationships,Revolution,Seattle on January 5, 2008 by Eliacín

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The Revolution starts at home is the title for the workshop my family will be facilitating at The New Conspirators conference, or better yet Festival of the Imagination. Our purpose will be to share a bit of how do we embodied the revolutionary and radical teachings of Jesus in our everyday life at home.  More than been talking heads to the participants, we will engage in mutual invitation for collaboration and creative dreaming on how we become practitioners of Kingdom values as a family.One of the situations I find interesting is how detached we can become from been faithful disciples among those we live with.  As a former missionary and someone who’ve worked with churches and other religious hobby-horses I’ve encounter that in spite of our outward expression of spirituality and piety we can be violent and oppressive in our homes.Because this topic is so broad, we are having bit of difficulty prioritizing out topics for conversation and discussion. Some of them are:

  • Undermining oppression at home (Sexism, racism, patriarchy)
  • Decoding cultural message at home (the power of media, myth of the perfect wife and perfect husband)
  • Living simply with kids
  • Family as part of intentional communities
  • Beyond the nuclear family
  • unschooling (not only the kids, but the whole family)
  • Green living as a family
  • Sustainable faith
  • Home education revisited
  • Anti-authoritarian home

This list can go on forever. We would like to know if you have any suggestions, ideas, thoughts, questions et cetera.  

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dancing revolution

In altermundismo,celebration,dance,mexico,Music,zapatismo,zapatistas on January 2, 2008 by Eliacín

Si tu revolución no sabe bailar, no me invites a tu revolución.

Words spoken by a young woman to el Subcomandante Marcos in the mountain hills of Chiapas.

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Clandestino

In altermundismo,alternative,immigration,Music on January 2, 2008 by Eliacín

Manu Chao 

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Freedom to Learn :: Unitierra in Oaxaca by Gustavo Esteva

In altermundismo,alternative,America,America Latina,anarchism,Community,creativity,diversity,education,Emerging World,horizontalism,liberation,resistance,solidarity,subvert,zapatismo,zapatistas on January 1, 2008 by Eliacín

Freedom to Learn :: Unitierra in Oaxaca by Gustavo Esteva

We have learned, with the Zapatistas, that while changing the world is very difficult, perhaps impossible, it is possible to create a whole new world. 

So we created our university, Unitierra. Young men and women without any diploma, and better yet no schooling, can come to us. They learn whatever they want to learn—practical trades, like urban agriculture, video production, or social research, or fields of study, like philosophy or communication. They learn the skills of the trade or field of study as apprentices of someone practicing those activities. They also learn how to learn with modern tools and practices not available in their communities. Read more…