Archive for December 8th, 2011

December 8, 2011

Buy Nothing Christmas Alternatives

by hstrykdiy

For the first issue of ‘Counter Craft’ I will be including a page of alternative gift ideas. What are some of your favorite alternative gift ideas? They can include buying local, craft ideas, anything you can come up with!
Post here or at the ‘counter craft’ blog.
ALSO I am accepting ideas for craftivist projects in solidarity with the Occupy movement!

Buy Nothing

a page from Crafti-ZINE Edition 01 made by The Wellington Craftivism Collective

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December 8, 2011

Everyone should take a moment to read this…

by StefiaMadelyne

Collecting rainwater now illegal in many states as Big Government claims ownership over our water

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http://www.naturalnews.com/029286_rainwater_collection_water.html

“(NaturalNews) Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I’m about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level. You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties because, according to officials,that rain belongs to someone else..”

Utah news reports that collecting/using rainwater is ILLEGAL

 

 

December 8, 2011

Corporate Takeover of DIY

by StefiaMadelyne

Because I think we should start a running list of when/where DIY is being corporatized – the exploitation of DIY and DIT movements:

The above was a facebook ad in the corner of my screen this morning and it got me thinking… When corporations jump on board and mis-appropriate the terminology – what does this do to the REAL movements, what I consider to be the honest and subversive practices of DIY as I know and love them?
Any thoughts, examples, feedback?