[permaculture] Permaculture recommendation for Deep GreenResistance

Scott Pittman scott at permaculture.org
Fri Jul 5 14:51:43 EDT 2013

Cuba's reach into New Mexico has been their offering free tuition in Medical
School for graduating students at or below poverty level.  Two students from
Las Vegas New Mexico were granted such scholarships and are now in Cuba
getting their medical degree as far as I know.  The pay back is that they
have to provide medicine to their economic peers when they return for a
certain period of time.

This is the kind of "foreign aid" I can wholeheartedly support!!
Much better than our market expansive wars in Afghanistan and Iraq...


"To change something build a new model that makes the existing model
obsolete"  Buckminster Fuller
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Subject: Re: [permaculture] Permaculture recommendation for Deep

On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 7:46 PM, Bob Waldrop <bob at bobwaldrop.net> wrote:

> I think one reason the permaculture movement has escaped this fate is
> that thus far, we have resisted the urge to recognize a permaculture
> "pope" and set up centralized systems of control and authority over our
> activities.  Yeah, lots of people criticize us for this, but when I look
> at the fate of other movements, I remain grateful for our rhizome and
> stolon approach.

Rather than DGR, a facet of the permaculture movement involving
support and outreach,
peaceful education and enlightenment, best carried out by PDC's of all
sorts, might be a better thing.
I have recently become interested in Cuba and its future built on a
permaculture foundation.

Jesse Helms was a US Senator from NC, my home state. He was
instrumental in blocking any
effort to normalize relations between the US and Cuba. He is history
now but is replaced by the radical right
and tea part element in right wing politics. Could be they constitute
a greater threat than Helms,
if one takes all the news and information sources seriously,
especially the alternative ones.

I would like to see massive support for Cuba within the global
permaculture community. It will have to be long and sustained.
That is the kind of deep green resistance I would like to see and
contribute energy to. This is a timely thing for all of us to do.
Look at the times we are in. Keep Cuba green, clean and properly fed,
housed and healthy. Cuba provided medical nurses
to work in their foreign service in places like the desert regions,
near wastelands, less than ideally suited for agricultural production,
harsh spartan environments
in rural Morocco, to help tribal nomads exiled by the wealthy elite to
those regions, out of sight out of mind kind of thing but dumped there
with no government support. There is a video documentary on this.
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