Community goals and principles

The following core objectives were adopted at the inaugural community meeting on 30 December, 2023.

For ourselves: to cultivate freedom, solidarity, help and care for each other in a space safe from harmful interference. To each person according to their needs, from each according to their abilities.

For our surroundings: helping others to face the challenges of the collapse of industrial civilisation.

For the world: to mitigate the suffering and death of sentient beings, especially resulting from the planetary all-crisis.

The community and its principles

A community is made up of

  • individuals
    • those who declare to belong to it,
    • accept the rules of the community as their own,
    • contribute regularly on a basis from each according to his/her capacity;
  • infrastructure
    • meeting, working and living spaces,
    • communication channels,
    • jointly managed resources,
    • shared logistics;
  • shared beliefs
    • the “world map” – worldview, opinion of how the world (environment) works and looks like (and how it should);
    • strategy – what way we want to get to the desired state of the world;
    • tactics – what methods we want (and don’t want) to use.

We align with…

  • Solarpunk (but also Lunarpunk).
  • De/Post-growth, which is Solarpunk’s pragmatic twin.
  • Social permaculture, which helps us arrange relations in the social ecosystem on the principles of symbiosis.
  • The bottom-up and self-governing organisation of each community.
  • Co-existence, communication and co-operation between communities.
  • Mutual aid, care and concern.

We oppose…

  • Attitudes of programmatic oppression of the weak.
  • All (and especially hidden) material and immaterial monopolies in general.
  • Capitalism in particular.
  • All (and especially hidden) structures of coercion and hierarchy in general.
  • The state based on the monopoly of violence in particular.

In our actions, we strive to

  • make and implement decisions collectively, on terms we have voluntarily agreed upon, guided by the good of the beings around us and not by the pursuit of personal gain;
  • use tools and technical knowledge to create objects, knowledge or provide services that improve our lives and those of other sentient beings;
  • applying the principles of social permaculture: caring for people (starting with ourselves), caring for the planet, caring for an equitable distribution of the fruits of our labour (not just for us);
  • reject exploitation, domination and concentration of power or resources – while we recognise the value of knowledge and experience in specific matters, we also protect the boundaries of individuals and communities from the over-expansion of others;
  • treat technology as a tool to do good for individuals, communities and the world at large; technology is meant to serve the common good, not the other way around.

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