Wixárika community takes back financial autonomy in historic vote

After four years of struggle, the Wixárika community of San Sebastián Teponahuaxtlán in Mezquitic, Jalisco, will directly receive federal resources to manage amongst themselves without the intervention of local officials or political parties.

If doomsday prepping has taught me anything, it’s that we can’t survive alone

I don’t want to prepare for the end of the world. I want to prepare for tomorrow, and I don’t want to do it alone. I want to do it with you, my family, our community and a few more people who know a little bit more than me about how things work. Tomorrow is definitely coming and that is all we really know about it.

Vanishing crop varieties, permaculture and food forestry benefits, and three sisters gardening

By collaborating with our community members and fellow growers, and sharing a variety of crops throughout the landscape, the diversity of food will expand beyond what we’d be able to manage singlehandedly.

The place and (place-ness) of Occupy, ten years on

[T}he legacy of Occupy Wall Street was “something that touches our deepest spiritual yearning,” in a very un-Walzerian sense; “its practice says: ‘We will no longer live in hatred and competition. We will live in love and community.'”