Hello Cascadia: A response to C4SS

Hello Cascadia: A response to C4SS

Recently C4SS published an article entitled Goodbye, Cascadia: A Retrospective on a Political Mistake. The article did a good job of highlighting certain points about Cascadia that largely go missed in radical circles such as the overwhelming Anti-Fascist sentiment within the movement or the largely Anarchistic origins of the concept of Cascadia and Bioregionalism as a whole. However on certain points it completely dropped the ball in ways that frankly equate to colonialist thinking. It…

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A New Mythology

A New Mythology

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2019 I would like to briefly cover the history of Saint Patrick’s Day but more importantly dive into the modern implications of this myth and how we can attempt to transcend it. This is not an attempt to say this was the only erasing of Earth based spirituality in Europe, it is one example, but given how glorified it is even in modern times it is the one I will…

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Community Coops – Addressing and solving the issues of Consumer Cooperatives

Community Coops – Addressing and solving the issues of Consumer Cooperatives

Consumer cooperatives provide millions of people in Cascadia and alternative to the standard Capitalist model. While they act in a way more beneficial to the average member of the working class they still share many of the same issues that Capitalist firms do. Consumer Cooperatives operate the way most firms do in a market economy but are owned and operated by the consumers themselves rather than a private Capitalist or a Board of Directors. This…

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A Public Statement From The Cascadia Coalition Against Hate

A Public Statement From The Cascadia Coalition Against Hate

A Public Statement From The Cascadia Coalition Against Hate and Hate Filled Ideologies CASCADIA, PACIFIC NORTHWEST – Tuesday, June 27, 2017 – Members of the Cascadian Movement have formed The Cascadia Coalition Against Hate and issue this statement: The Coalition does not promote, permit, or condone any behaviors or actions of a sexist, racist, derogatory, or discriminatory nature. We do not tolerate hate-filled ideology, supremacy, oppression or hatred in any form for any reason. Moreover,…

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Zapatista (1999)

Zapatista (1999)

ZAPATISTA (1999) On January 1st 1994, Chiapas (an occupied state by the Mexican federal government) erupted into rebellion after the government officials of US, Canada and Mexico signed into law NAFTA. The Zapatista movement was fully born as an indigenous resistance movement against neoliberal economics and its neo-colonialism. As a bioregional movement, which at its roots is a decolonization movement, we should be in solidarity with our siblings in Chiapas. We stand today at the…

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The 6 Elements of Living in Bioregional Harmony

The 6 Elements of Living in Bioregional Harmony

The 6 Elements of Living in Bioregional Harmony by Kenny Palurintano I came up with this idea over the past couple of months, and wrote this on my bus ride to work about a month ago. This is very much a working draft, so please feel free to give feedback so I can flesh it out more. Also feel free to re-post it and such, it’s just something that I want to get out into…

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The Grange Halls and the growing Cascadian network

The Grange Halls and the growing Cascadian network

Another Cascadian and I have joined our local Grange Hall last night. Several other self identified Cascadians have explored the Granges and we have concluded that together the Grange Movement and the Cascadian Movement could revive our local economies and create a new socioeconomic system that is resilient and very much embracing bioregionalism. Whether it’s the Cascadian Movement or the Grange Movement the essential core focus is actually community. In an age of corporatism and…

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The Cascadian Flag: A Transformative Icon

The Cascadian Flag: A Transformative Icon

  The Cascadian Flag: A Transformative Icon (En Espanol) The blue represents the moisture rich sky above and Pacific Ocean along with the Salish Sea, lakes and other inland waters. Our home is of continuous cascading waters flowing from our sky and mountains back to the Pacific. For Cascadia is a land of falling water from the Pacific to the western slopes of the Rockies where water cycles as vapor and then rain and snow…

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Cascadian Bioregionalism: Secession vs. World Revolution

Cascadian Bioregionalism: Secession vs. World Revolution

As a bioregionalist my goal is NOT to create another nation-state or another series of political boundaries on a map for cartographers to make a living. My goal as a bioregionalist is to end the nation-state and empire by shifting the dominating mindset of anthropocentrism (human-centricism) and “domination over” to a biocentric, ecocentric, kin-centric and /or Gaia-centric worldview that embraces the landscape (Earth) as a complex living place of dynamic interconnected living communities that depend…

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