A friend I met through City Repair festivities brought to my awareness something called "Liberation Permaculture." I immediately thought of Paulo Freire (Pedagogy of the Oppressed) and Martin Baro (liberation psychology) when I first heard the term. "Liberation" is perhaps the best word to describe the emerging era that has exploded this year. Liberation from powerful and well executed systems of oppression that are now deteriorating from various dimentions. For me, the occupy movement, the nuclear abolition movement, permaculture, and meditation are all essentially about liberation.
I was just reading an adbusters article, "Fear of Flying", where Darren Fleet argues that "if a movement has currency, sincerity, honesty and a hint of real liberation, people will come."I'm hoping to communicate better how permaculture and these other movements can help liberate us, especially here in Japan, from external structures of oppression and toxic internal repression.
The best way of course is to do it!
And, it has to be accessible to the masses.
Thats a tricky combo for me, but an exciting challenge and adventure.
Darren's article ends with,
"...liberation of your animal soul."
Here is a talk about Liberation Permaculture from California
And a handout from a UK Liberation Permaculture website.