I'm taking a break from blogging for a while, I will post interesting stuff here mainly so I don't lose it.
Some of my photos will be available here http://www.flickr.com/photos/johndarroch/sets/
Best of luck
Exploring our current culture and how to change it through practical action.
"Up until now the revolutionary principle has struggled against this or that established order, that is to say it has been reformist" - Max Stirner
Raids are continuing around the country and at least one more person has been arrested, police have also been calling people in for questioning. In Taupo when raiding the Eco Show organiser police pushed everyone into one room and searched the hous taking the familys computers and one from an international expert. Who knows when the raids will stop and how many people they are after, I would think that with the amount of evidence they claim to have that these continuing raids are aimed at intimidation as much as anything else. Whatever is going on the cops seem intent on harassing as many people as possible in an attempt to conflate peaceful protest and armed resistance.
For those in Auckland there is a support meeting at 6.30 tonight at unite (the 18th)
Stay safe everyone and if the cops come knocking say nothing.
From senior citizens in municipal community gardens, to soil-less gardening on rooftops and guerilla sunflowers in sidewalk cracks, urban agriculture is becoming increasingly recognized as a significant force of food production and activism throughout the world. The set of practices known as “urban agriculture” constitutes a social movement that is actively reclaiming control over food production and consumption by creating connections between people and the environment, people and people, and people within themselves. These practices are also part of a broader contentious politics that is reclaiming connections with the people and places that sustain us. While an understanding of urban agriculture as a social movement is useful, it is incomplete without also transcending that category to see the connections urban agriculturalists make with other social and political movements striving for similar connections that go far beyond food.