Anarkologic: Human Ecology - A Science of Liberation (two pages Arial 11pt)
Liberty; freedom from all forms of domination, hierarchy, economic classes, social exploitation, oppression and tyranny by means of freedom of speech and association, education, organization, civil disobedience, creative resistance and direct action with synchronized tactical coordination if necessary, to attain universal social-ecological justice and equality.
Solidarity; rational tolerance, social equality, voluntary cooperation, egalitarian relationships, mutual respect and empathy amongst men and women of all individual abilities, hereditary roots, ethnicities, origins and gender orientations. We can build worker solidarity networks that include the unemployed and non-unionized workers. We need to build people’s unions, dual power structures and alternative institutions rooted in community struggles. We can organize ourselves and motivate each other to prepare for a revolutionary general strike (worker, student and tenant) with occupations of industrial workplaces, undemocratic institutions, vacant residential buildings and misused / unrespected land.
Locality; collective organization and determination through horizontal (face-to-face), direct and inclusive democracy in workplace collective / cooperative councils, residential, neighbourhood or land-sharing collective / cooperative consumption and distribution councils, with every person able to participate in policy-making in proportion to the degree that they are affected having equal voting power in all decisions affecting them. Individuals, collectives and cooperatives can exchange services or trade as directly as possible with other collectives or cooperatives, from unionized (syndical) industrial producers and through certified ‘Fair Trade’. Collectives would want to stay small enough (5-20 people probably) to facilitate friendly discussion, coherent debate and consensus, while avoiding the formation of competing elites that dominate larger groups. If collectives exceed their capacity they can form independent collectives (syndical or otherwise) remaining open to newcomers committed to ecological and social harmony in the community. Localities and collectivities can try to organize inclusive neighbourhood or village assemblies that propose and vote on all local issues. Neighbourhood assemblies must include every adult resident who wants to participate, numbering up to 200 full-time residents over the age of fifteen. These could form semi-autonomous neighbourhood networks / villages that would probably consist of one to ten thousand adult residents that would select delegates to meet regularly with those of other localities.
Communality; federated township / city networks or municipalities of up to 200 000 citizens various non-hierarchical collectives, affinity groups and non-hierarchical syndical networks functioning as production, distribution and service cooperative organisations, establishing autonomous municipal / township communes with collective control of land, natural resources and means of production. This may necessitate democratic and strictly voluntary coordinated (armed) defence of social revolution during political upheaval should it become violent, to bring about communalism through social ecology. In every municipality or township, people could elect a congress of delegates, subject to immediate recall, forming coordination and administration committees with regular rotation of posts, responsible for organizing decision and policy-making that effect large numbers of people. This will involve working out some kind of provisional constitution subject to timely and periodic revision with (provisional) legislation that could be decided by three-quarter majority votes through acceptable forms of referenda, establishing revisable non-authoritative juridical policy based on necessity, proposed by those concerned and decided in neighbourhood assemblies. Certain committees could have specific (limited) mandates for deciding truth, restoration and reconciliation with fair adjudication processes, administrating non-punitive measures and rational enforcement of legislation. All bureaucratic aspects of communal self-government must be reduced to the bare minimum so that they can eventually dissolve completely. Economic decentralization and sustainable subsistence can be achieved by collectively organised communitary provisioning, service exchange, barter and honor-based credit systems. Most non-essential products could be produced locally and with local resources, given the appropriate tools and technology.
Universality; regional to global confederation of autonomous communes with open borders subject only to ecological constraints. Participatory mutual aid associations, organisations and democratic institutions with recallable delegates having limited mandates, chosen at the communal level for transparent administration in matters requiring regional to global levels of coordination, such as a health and disaster relief as well as the monitoring and defence of an 'Earth Charter' that negates private property (discerned from personal, collective and communal belongings) and nation-state (discerned from place of origin and cultural roots). It must encompass guidelines for inclusive, egalitarian, participatory democracy and insist on bringing about equal and universal access to clean water, uncontaminated soil, sufficient food, adequate shelter, essential clothing, decent sanitation, medicine, health care services, education, solar and wind generated electricity, communications networks, and public transportation, as well as communally regulated access to clean fuel technology, mass produced tools and machines, means of mass production and recycling that can ultimately eliminate all waste and undesirable labour. This is theoretically possible if the vast majority of those willing and able were to voluntarily participate in a coordinated effort, for roughly 1000 hours of cooperative work each year, including most organizational work. It is vital to build a dual power solidarity economy while capitalism remains dominant. Additional effort and sacrifice can be remunerated through non-hierarchical collective and syndical iteration. The 'Participatory Economics’ model does not ignore, oversimplify or underestimate the extremely destructive resilience and complexities of global corporate capitalism. It promotes equality, diversity, solidarity and efficient self-management and can help bring about a global mutual aid confederation. The global solidarity economy must be based on autogestion (collective self-management) and participatory planning. Inclusive workplace councils and non-hierarchical syndical committees would stipulate with consumer collectives through neighbourhood, municipal and regional distribution committees, establishing socially and ecologically indicative exchange values while insuring universal access to all necessities. Every able person could choose from virtually unlimited educational options and balanced job arrangements. Every industry would have to respect local, municipal, regional and global standards for social and ecological justice. Municipal or township communes would gradually become loosely connected, ecologically integrated village networks in regionally shared wild spaces and parkland commons. This dynamic participatory economy beyond borders, through genuine solidarity, can naturally adapt to ecological and cultural differences amongst communes and regions without creating dangerous political tension. We need to build a rational and ethical society with life based on truth; affirming, nurturing and preserving humanity, diversity, and community.
The Essence of Liberation (one page Verdana 9 pt)
Humanity; our essential awakened dignity, compassion and creativity.
Diversity; natural evolution, living manifestation of cultural wisdom, and social revolution.
Community; collective independence, interdependence and social-ecological awareness of individuals living in sublime harmony with each other and their environment.
To prevent systemic violence and coercion.
To prevent corruption and over-consumption.
To prevent abuse of human dignity and all forms of exploitation.
To prevent hypocrisy and the proliferation of lies.
To prevent pollution and senseless destruction of natural habitat.
Life and suffering are not separable.
Suffering originates from collective ignorance and attachment to what changes and is not permanent.
There are ways that alleviate, prevent and overcome suffering.
These ways include: comprehension, imagination, communication, action, devotion, gumption, intuition and concentration.
To liberate ourselves from delusion, oppression and needless suffering.
To abandon and resist hatred, greed, ignorance, apathy and arrogance.
To generate awareness and truthful insight into the nature of life and death.
To fully realize our humanity and actualize our whole potential.
The Essence of Radical Wisdom
The heart of inexhaustible compassion, stirred by profound and timeless wisdom, sees deeply into all aspects of human nature and finds them to be essentially dream-like. With this insight, anguish and despair are overcome.
Reality beyond all appearances is vast emptiness, emptiness manifests itself as perpetually changing reality, transient reality is not different from emptiness and sublime emptiness is not different from reality. Consciousness, sensation, perception, emotion and cognition are intrinsically like this.