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Survivalism and Preparedness Links
July 10, 2011, 11:05 am
Filed under: agriculture, alternatives, collapse, community, food, health, nuclear war, resistance, water

No Nonsense Self Defense is a website that features many great essays about violence and self-defense, including “High Risk Behavior And Knowing Where You Are,”“Are Martial Arts Self-Defense?,”“The Best Way to Get Attacked,”“The Economy And Stress Violence,”and “Who’s Going To Rob You?.” But my absolute favorite section is “Psychology and Survival.” If I can convince you to read only one of these links, please let it be that last one.

Progressive Backyard Survival: How to Master Survival Skills on Limited Time

EBook: Primitive Technology: A Book of Earth Skills

EBook: Primitive Technology II: Ancestral Skill

E-Book: Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills: Naked into the Wilderness

10 Essential Skills Necessary for Survival

Essential maker skills

Practical Survival Skills 101 – Understanding Emergencies

Survival and Austere Medicine: An Introduction

Air Force Survival Training Manual – Free Download

Nowhere safe: natural hazard maps

Surviving Economic Collapse: Tips, Tactics, And Gear

Fifty Things To Do Now if you fear an economic breakdown

11 Ways To Prepare For Civil Unrest

Depression 2.0: Creative Strategies for Tough Economic Times

Collapse Survival Will Be Tribal: Begin Recruiting Now

Arctic Survival::Desert Survival::Jungle Survival::Sea Survival:: Cold Weather Survival

Use Desert Survival Skills to Get Drinking Water During Floods 

Top Post-Collapse Barter Items And Trade Skills

100 Items to Disappear First

Store or Starve A beginner’s guide to food storage

11 Emergency Food Items That Can Last a Lifetime

Survival Gardening: Part 1

Sprouts: An ideal emergency preparedness food

Don’t Leave Home Without It: the Vehicle 72-Hour Kit

The Get-Home Bag

Emergency Preparedness: Your Vehicle

The 4 Most Likely Ways You Can Die If the SHTF

SURVIVE ANYTHING! Chapter 1: Nuclear Attack

Nuclear War Survival Skills – E-Book from Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Lessons from History continued
The 13 Most Evil U.S. Government Experiments on Humans 
The A-Z of Eugenic Killing: A Short Anti-Life History of the March of Dimes
A CENTURY OF U.S. MILITARY INTERVENTIONS
A Timeline of CIA Atrocities
U.S. Apologizes for Syphilis Experiment in Guatemala
Report: Yale professor intentionally gave patients hepatitis in 1940s study
CIA Must Disclose Data on Human Experiments
‘As many as 160 prisoners were injected with live cancer cells…’
Horrific US Medical Experiments Come to Light
80,000 U.S. Cancers Caused by Bomb Test Fallout – 15,000 of Them Fatal 
Three veterans groups and six individual veterans sued the CIA and other government agencies, claiming they used about 7,800 soldiers as human guinea pigs to research biological, chemical and psychological weapons.
Secret documents reveal that government-funded experts were warned nearly 30 years ago that tranquillisers that were later prescribed to millions of people could cause brain damage. 
North Korea lost 30% of its population as a result of US bombings in the 1950s
Hidden History: Army/CIA Biological Weapons Testing On U.S. Citizens
The Hidden Tragedy of the CIA’s Experiments on Children
America’s shocking secret: Pictures that show how U.S. experimented on its own disabled citizens and prison inmates
WWII German soldiers speak about their experiences.
FBI destroyed thousands of UFO reports, 1949 memo reveals
CIA Sued for ‘Holding History Hostage’ on Bay of Pigs Invasion
“Learn from History”, 31st Anniversary of the Assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero 
Operation Mockingbird 
PEARL HARBOR – MOTHER OF ALL CONSPIRACIES 
Sir! No Sir! – The GI Revolt 
Statistics on Crimes Committed by US Troops in South Korea 
The Korean War: The “Unknown War”. The Coverup of US War Crimes
USS MAINE – A lie to start a war 
CIA Sued for ‘Holding History Hostage’ on Bay of Pigs Invasion
May Day: A History of Political Protest
Top 10 OKC Bombing Questions
Glaspie Memo Leaked: US Dealings With Iraq Ahead of 1990 Invasion of Kuwait Detailed 
Assassination of Patrice Lumumba – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Odessa and Operation Paperclip 
Hawaii is not legally a state!
Germany admits enslaving and abusing a generation of children
HiddenFromHistory.org – Telling the Untold Story of the Genocide of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada
The pacifists who went to war; violence and pacifism in a world of war
The Memory Project: Canada
Operation Paperclip: US Harbored Nazi War Criminals after World War II
Detailed Info on The over 400 Palestinian Villages Burnt/Genocided by European Zionists in 1948
The Hidden Story of the Americans that Finished the Vietnam War
Vietnam still poisoned by US chemical weapons 
1912 Warning About The Federal Reserve: “A government of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations”
President Roosevelt’s Campaign To Incite War in Europe: The Secret Polish Documents
PEARL HARBOR MOTHER OF ALL CONSPIRACIES
The History of Agent Orange
THE CONGO FREE STATE GENOCIDE: CIRCA 1895 TO 1912
Operation Aphrodite – The US military and remote controlled planes in the 1940s
Secret Warfare: Gladio
Flashback to 1953 : “Operation Ajax”: Joint CIA/MI6 Military Coup in Iran
Book claims Churchill deliberately let millions of Indians starve to death
Flying Saucers: CIA Declassified Document: Sept. 7, 1952
Franco’s graves give up their dead
Radiation Experiments on Black People Left Holes in their Heads – Warning Graphic Video
Daniel Ellsberg: “Secrets … Can Be Kept Reliably … For Decades … Even Though They Are Known to THOUSANDS of Insiders”
UK/US The Dorset Biological Warfare Experiments 1963-75
Unit 731 – A Lesser Known Piece of WW2 History
When Peru Practiced Mass Sterilization With IMF Blessings
Undeclared Israeli Nuclear Weapons: CIA Knew In 1974 That Israel Had Nuclear Weapons
JFK and RFK: The Plots that Killed Them, the Patsies Who Didn’t
The Mossad Role in the JFK Assassination Conspiracy
A Retired FBI Agent Tells Ohio Reporter Lee Harvey Oswald Did Not Kill JFK
JFK Assassination Cover-Up Blown Sky High
JFK TRUTH: The Rose Cheramie story
President John F. Kennedy VS Federal Reserve Bank
Investigative Reports documentary on RFK assassination. Aired once, never seen again.
1886: The Haymarket Martyrs and Mayday
British Colonial War Crimes in 1950s Kenya Mau-Mau Rebellion Whitewashed
Hidden History: Escaped Ebola Monkeys Blown Up By Missile At GAS STATION Exposed?
US Government Experiments on Americans—LSD and MKULTRA
A SHORT HISTORY OF US GOVERNMENT RESPECT FOR HUMAN LIFE
States secretly sterilized thousands
Fire Extinguishers and Fire Starters: Anarchist Interventions in the #Spanish Revolution
The true history of Dole


Alternatives: Community Owned Banks, Local Currencies and More
April 9, 2011, 9:20 am
Filed under: activism, alternatives, collapse, community, economy, politics, resistance

Ithaca Hours: An Interview with Paul Glover

JOURNAL: Alternative Currencies

The Local Exchange Trading System (LETSystem) Design Manual

Local Money: How to Make It Happen in Your Community – Introduction by Rob Hopkins

An Interview Introducing and Exploring Parecon

Participatory economics, or parecon, came mainly from the cumulative struggles of diverse populations trying to win liberation from capitalism. Parecon owes, in particular, to the anarchist and the libertarian socialist heritage, to the most recent experiences of the New Left of the Sixties, but also to every historical uprising and project aimed at eliminating class rule from the beginning to the present. It has learned from successes and from failures.

Video Portland, Maine: Community Currency – Swapping Ditch-Digging for Legal Services

Update on “inchvesting” in Detroit

LATIN AMERICA: Community Currencies Offer Refuge from Economic Forces

Vision: Time for a New Theory of Money

We as a community can create our own credit, without having to engage in the sort of impossible pyramid scheme in which we’re always borrowing from Peter to pay Paul.

How to Print Your Own Money, Build Community & Not Get Arrested by the Feds

Community bonds: A social finance innovation

A Vision For State-Owned Banking in Wisconsin

Start a Neighborhood Time Bank to Help Out on DIY Projects, Get to Know Your Neighbors [Community]

Oregon State Bank Proposed: Backed by the full faith and credit of…us

Videos: Local Currencies – Replacing Scarcity with Trust

The Growing Movement for Publicly Owned Banks

Campaigning for State-Owned Banks

Solution to the Credit Crisis? The Campaign for State-owned Banks

An Alt Currency that even the IRS Could Love

Real Community Investment – A State-Owned Bank for Maryland

You might rightly be wondering where this idea came from and if it’s feasible.  North Dakota, the only state in the country with budget surpluses and a booming economy, has had such a bank for 90 years and is a primary reason why the state is in such good fiscal shape.  North Dakota has the approximate population of Baltimore city – 600,000.  Over the last 10 years, their state bank has returned a third of a billion dollars back to the state’s general fund to offset taxes and help with funding public sector needs and that’s in addition to its lending.



Alternatives: Rewilding, Remediation and Restoration

Neem: a tree for solving global problems

Charcoal Biofilter Cleans Up Fertilizer Waste Gases

How Mushrooms Eat Oil

Wolves Can Help Restore Ecosystems

300-year-old technology good enough for Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Simple wooden structures called rice field trunks do a better job of controlling tidal flooding in Low Country rice fields than more modern technology.

Urban Biofilter Project Plants Bamboo Forests to Clean up Brownfields

How to Plant 60 Million Mangrove Trees in 3 Months (Slideshow)

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers engages thousands in the restoration of public lands

Toxic Soil Busters: Youth Reverse Inner-City Lead Pollution (Video)

Earthworms Could Be Used to Clean Up Hazardous Toxins in Soil

Seaweed Could Be the Key to Cleaning Up Polluted Waters

Reversing desertification with livestock 

Phytoremediation: Using Plants to Clean Soil

The Intelligence of Mushrooms in Environmental Restoration

Mycova: Helping the Ecosystem through Mushroom Cultivation by Paul Stamets

Mycoremediation – using fungi to clean up oil spills (video)



Revolution in Tunisia: News Round-Up

Unity Government Is Sought in Tunisia After Days of Clashes

Behind Tunisia Unrest, Rage Over Wealth of Ruling Family

The citizens of Tunisia rise up, burning banks and the mansions of the presidents’ corrupt family

Tunisia: The Revolution will not be Televised

Revolution in Tunisia: When the Media is Silent, Twitter Takes the Spotlight

The long and short of it is that long-time President and dictator, Zine al-Abedine Ben Ali, has been run out of the country by the violent protests that have been going on over the last few days, and the military has taken charge of Tunisia, with no end to the riots in sight.

Power Again Changes Hands in Tunisia as Chaos Remains

Bowing to the continuing uprising, the prime minister, Mohamed Ghannouchi, an ally of the ousted president, ceded authority to the speaker of the Tunisian Parliament.

Behind Tunisia Unrest, Rage Over Wealth of Rulers

Dyab Abou Jahjah, “Notes on the Tunisian Revolution”

Revolution in Tunisia: Al Jazeera Breaks Report of Military Takeover

The protests in North Africa: What’s happening?

Riots sweep Tunisia, police fire tear gas in capital

Tunisia Leader Flees and Prime Minister Claims Power

In Tunisia, Cyberwar Precedes Revolution

Tunisia: Double or Quits

Tunisia: The Last Days of Ben Ali



Models for Developing Sustainable Water Systems

DIY Greywater Recycling in Los Angeles

In New Mexico, Ancient Traditions Keep Desert Waters Flowing

How a Tiny Town Sent an International Water Giant Packing

Community Water Solutions in Action in Laos

DropNet Fog Collector Harvests the Mist to Create Pure Drinking Water

Could Prickly Pear Cactus Be The Secret to Cheap, Clean Water?

Life Sack Solves Drinking Water Issues for the Third World

Advice for Water Warriors

“Every now and then in history, the human race takes a collective step forward in its evolution. Such a time is upon us now.” Maude Barlow on how to move the water justice movement forward.

Tear Down the Dam and Rebuild the Commons

The battle of the small Mexican town of Temacapulin to prevent a large dam from being constructed and submerging their home.

The Water Crisis: A Practical Solution

One practical solution to the water shortage is to replace our centralized water based sewer system with on site, waterless toilets and recycle grey water. Grey water is the water from the kitchen and shower and can be recycled, on site and reused for landscaping. This will reduce our demand on the water source by 80 percent while simultaneously creating a sustainable, renewable, agricultural resource, namely, organic nitrogen.



Models for Developing Sustainable Food Systems

The 10 Biggest Issues with the Global Food System and What You Can Do

It’s difficult to separate the problems into discrete categories because everything is connected. Big problems lead to seemingly smaller problems, that, when allowed to fester, become open wounds – much like the foul waste lagoons on industrial pig farms that dot our landscape, or the actual wounds on human flesh caused by antibiotic resistant staph infections, which are a direct result of the overuse of antibiotics in livestock operations.

Most of the problems in the system stem from one giant problem: Concentration of power, land, wealth, and political influence in the hands of a few large players who have gamed the system for their benefit. Here are the biggest issues, as we see them, followed by suggestions for what you can do about them.

Video: Vandana Shiva: Alternatives to Monsanto in India

Vandana Shiva explains the effect of GMOs on Indian agriculture—and how to promote home-grown alternatives.

Moving Toward Land Reform, Food Sovereignty and Agroecology in Venezuela

“Urban Foragers Cropping Up in U.S.”

Short documentary about urban foragers in Chicago

Scavenger’s Manifesto: HOWTO be an urban scavenger

It’s urban vegetable foraging season!

Backyard Orchard Culture

The three key components of a successful small scale backyard orchard and helpful tips

Life without supermarkets: community action is the best way to beat them

Organic Gardens Feeding People from Argentina to Haiti

Sharing the Harvest: What to do when your apple trees don’t produce? Start ringing doorbells

Learn How to Compost Via the Humanure Handbook

Farmers Replace Corn with Weeds, and Make Money Doing It

Another way of thinking outside the box

Help Make Farmers’ Markets Universally Accessible

The Website GrowFood Unites Farmers With Willing Volunteers and Workers

Empowering Backyard Growers to Sell Their Produce

Foodie Underground: Connecting Local Buyers and Sellers with Food Hub [Pacific Northwest]

Foodie Underground: Keep It Simple With a Soup Swap

Video: Delivering A Local Solution to Hunger, By Bike

B-Line launced a new venture – B-Shares, which turns a $20 donation into more than 40 meals by providing the missing link between local food sources – famers and groceries – and the nonprofits that provide meals for people in need. The missing link, of course, is transportation, and in B-Line’s case, emissions-free bicycle-based transport of food that might otherwise go to waste.

Fallen Fruit

LA public art project, Fallen Fruit, started by mapping public fruit–fruit trees growing in or over public property. Since then, the interests of this Meshy project “have expanded from mapping public fruit to include Public Fruit Jams in which we invite the citizens to bring homegrown or public fruit and join in communal jam-making; Nocturnal Fruit Forages, nighttime neighborhood fruit tours; Community Fruit Tree Plantings on the margins of private property and in community gardens; Public Fruit Park proposals in Hollywood, Los Feliz and downtown LA; and Neighborhood Infusions, taking the fruit found on one street and infusing it in alcohol to capture the spirit of the place.”