Mutual Aid

Debunking the Anarchy Trashman Theory

One of the most common responses to the thought of wide spread Anarchy by those who've made it past the anarchy=chaos misconception is that of the lowly trashman.  "But who'd take out the trash" if we were all free to do what we wanted, who on earth would choose to be the trashman or the sewer worker, you know.. the shit jobs.  I've heard this arguement often and I finally have an answer.  .... I would.

camp

I have met many Rainbows over the years volunteering with one disaster or another; some standing up for your rights on a street corner but I had never made it to a Gathering "on time".   2008 saw a valiant attempt to make it to Wyoming but our side trip to the Pine Ridge Reservation left the bus sabotaged and we spent the week of the Gathering waiting for a part we didn't even need.   So this year I found a random ride home, on Facebook.

Going in I envisioned prolonged down time and hanging out with people I knew but that's not how it played out.  Turns out my friends seem to be the ones that ... do the work.. and we "hung out" mostly in passing as we went about our "work" daze.

Instead of camping with pregathering friends I decided to stick with the 3 random strangers I'd shared a van with for the 5 day journey that we all thought was to be 3.  There were no mechanical problems; we just stopped every hour or 2 and the van was too cramped  for comfortable napping.  It was a bit frustrating for me to take 5 days to drive a distance I've done alone in 2 &1/2 but it was the 1st time I ever road tripped somewhere and did not drive so that was way different and certainly a bonding experience.  ;~)

The Che Bus

Veggie bus alternative energy workshop and radical art mobile space at the the Anti-COP Anti-Cap encampment. The Che Bus kicks The NoMadjik bus's ass. Rolling with a crew of 10-20 mad maxtivists Christian teaches rural villagers how to use bicycles for specific tasks that usually need electricity as well as water catching and other self sustaining adaptations of hybrid technology. The Che bus brings the knowledge and the party to the people. ~

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Hurricane Ike: The Other Galveston

As residents in the wealthy, transient, neighborhoods of Galveston bitch & moan about being devastated while going out and immediately reBuying their lives with their money & insurance proceeds the Other Galveston stands strong, supporting each other in their attempt to get back to their poverty level lives.

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Rainbow Gathering Forest Fire 2008 Mandatory Evacuation

We entered the Rainbow Gathering on July 7th.. most of the family had left by this time and those who hadn't were packing up, except for the clean up crew.  At the final turn into the gathering we were informed that the event was under a MANDATORY EVACUATION due to a raging forest fire ... that no one could see.

http://www.welcomehome.org
http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/news_room/2008/07/08fire.html

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