Ecotopia rising

“”Our region should declare its independence,” Nickels said.” [via]

“Ernest Callenbach, in the fictional setting of Ecotopia Rising, described a further escalation of the same phenonmenon, as an increasingly desperate corporate system lashed out against the human-scale society replacing it.”

“In Portland, people interested in Cascadian independence have already begun organizing.”

“We want to share our money to break down some of the walls of capitalism.”

“But regardless of where you draw the lines, the fact remains that these recently colonized lands shelter a distinct identity that exists nowhere else on earth.”

“In practice we are not too dissimilar from our brethren across the country who remain unwilling to exchange our daily conveniences for the good of our social, economic, environmental and political welfare.”