Tuesday, October 29, 2024

Welcome to Sovereignty for the Community

We, The People are free to develop our own means to manage our future, to control the direction of the People by the People for the benefit of the People, and to renew our Community!"

* Products made in the Bay Area [link]
* Sovereign technologies [link]
* Economic democracy [link]
* Worker-owned factories & Co-ops [link]

* Publicly owned investment, savings & loan entities [link]
* Community currencies [link] and alternative currencies [link]
* "Smart Growth" planning for residential development [link]

* Community Gardening [link]
* Self-Help co-ops [link], and Food sharing networks [link]
* Freedom to Live, "Off the Grid" [link]
* Ecological sustainability [link]: Monopolists choose to poison the ecology of the Earth, to profit off of disease and un-regulated pollution. Without a clean ecology to sustain urban farming and the People's health, Sovereignty for the People cannot be achieved.
* "The Rise of the New Economy Movement: Activists, theorists, organizations and ordinary citizens are rebuilding the American political-economic system from the ground up", 2012-05-22 by Gar Alperovitz [link]
* "Solidarity Economy: Building Alternatives for People and Planet" book by Carl Davidson [link]

* Monopolization of agricultural seeds [link]
* Monopolized "Big-Box" Stores
* Monopolist attacks community sovereignty using legislation [link]
* "PG&E, Ed Lee and the SFPUC v. clean energy" [link]

Regions of the San Pablo bay area
* Sonoma Valley [link]
* Napa Valley
* Suisun Valley
* Diablo Valley

Community Sovereignty organizations:
Permaculture Cooperative Research and Development
[permacultureunconference.org] [permaculture.tv] [permaculture.coop]

Communitarian Farming programs from University of California [link]

Communities for Resilience - Map Your Future Project [link]

Transition Sebastopol (Sonoma county)
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month; drop-in is fine; free
The Common House of Sequoia Village, 429 Sequoia Ln., Sebastopol (please park on the street)
The world is changing. Any move that responds to the changing conditions of a world in transition calls for a similar internal shift. People who are committed to Transition are of necessity making this kind of shift. Sustainability depends upon it. Being in the vanguard means learning new ways of being together. We need to try things out to develop the internal skills that accompany these colossal changes. Community resilience is an organic form of growth. It requires the hearts and minds of the most committed to create a new response to the challenges we face. This will be a facilitated learning community with the intention of discovering the forms of consciousness that best serve our times, allowing us to become more effective.

East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy
An alliance which advances economic and social justice by building power and raising standards for working families.

Bay Localize 
We inspire and support Bay Area residents in building equitable, resilient communities. We confront the challenges of climate instability, rising energy costs, and recession by boosting our region's capacity to provide for everyone's needs, sustainably and equitably. We achieve this by equipping organizers, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders with flexible tools, models, and policies that strengthen their communities.

Policies for Shareable Cities

Sustainable Economic Law Center

Community Democracy Project
Local People! Local Resources! Local Power!
 The Community Democracy Project promotes active citizenship, community learning, and direct democracy by putting the people in charge of the budget. Our voter initiative will change the Oakland City Charter so that we the people decide how our tax money is spent. There will be empowered neighborhood assemblies throughout the city where people can come together to discuss community issues and determine public priorities by directly voting on the city budget. The time has come for public decision-making to include the voices of all. Want to learn more about the initiative and campaign?  Email us at: [communitydemocracyproject@gmail.com].

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment 
State Office: 3655 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 250 Los Angeles, CA 90007 
Raising up the voices of low income, immigrant and working families across California

Anti-Racism Committee
Regular Meetings: 4th Monday of the month, 6:30pm, alternating between East Bay and SF.
The Anti-Racism Committee (ARC) of the National Lawyers Guild promotes understanding among white National Lawyers Guild members about the centrality of anti-racism to social justice lawyering. Towards this goal, ARC works to support The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC) of the National Lawyers Guild and to implement The TUPOCC Alabama Manifesto principles of racial justice. Using a multi-dimensional framework of power and identity, we aim to make the Guild an anti-racist organization dedicated to multi-racial alliance building for collective liberation.

Body Temple Institute
[www.thebodytemple.ning.com] [THEBODYTEMPLE999@GMAIL.COM]
The Goal is to get as many people as we can to join the teleclass and learn the basics of growing their own food. Eventually for each one to teach one reaching a total of 500 bucket or back yard gardens growing Sovereign Foods! CAN U DIGG IT!!!
The Lafayette Garden Club
meets at 9:30am on the second Thursday of each month at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church located at 1035 Carol Lane in Lafayette. For more information, email [annward@annward.com]

Petaluma Bounty: Healthy Food for Everyone

CRIC House (Center for Cultural Renewal Internship Center)
 the Anarchist Bed and Breakfast and Retreat Center
 part of the network of Willing Workers on Organic Farms
 Sebastopol, near Green Valley Village, Sonoma County, California

Bay Area Community Exchange
We are a collaborative network supporting alternative means of exchange 

Benicia CleanTEch EXPO (2012)

Benicia Community Gardens [info@beniciacommunitygardens.org] [beniciacommunitygardens.org]: The mission of Benicia Community Gardens is to support local food security - by helping local citizens establish and care for gardens throughout the city that provide fresh food, fellowship and discovery, and by increasing citizens’ access to sustainable, regional sources of wholesome food - thereby strengthening community resilience.

Local Clean Energy Alliance (Oakland)

Clean Coalition
Clean Coalition is making clean local energy accessible now. Clean Coalition's mission is to implement policies and programs that accelerate the transition to a decentralized energy system that delivers cost-effective renewable energy, strengthens local economies, minimizes environmental impacts, and enhances energy security.

Another World IS Possible (by Ricardo Lewins Morales Art for Social Justice [http://www.rlmartstudio.com])