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Post  eddie on Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:24 am

From the old ATU site:

LINK EXPIRED

Shame, this was a fun thread.

One day I must try to get around to rebuilding it.


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Post  pinhedz on Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:35 am

I remember that--that's the start of pinhedz prison record (the adult record--not the juvenile one geek ).

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:36 pm


Guerilla gardeners planting vegetables in downtown Calgary.

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Guerrilla gardening is gardening on another person's land without permission. It encompasses a very diverse range of people and motivations, from the enthusiastic gardener who spills over their legal boundaries to the highly political gardener who seeks to provoke change through direct action. It has implications for land rights, land reform. The land that is guerrilla gardened is usually abandoned or neglected by its legal owner and the guerrilla gardeners take it over ("squat") to grow plants. Guerrilla gardeners believe in re-considering land ownership in order to reclaim land from perceived neglect or misuse and assign a new purpose to it.

Some guerrilla gardeners carry out their actions at night, in relative secrecy, to sow and tend a new vegetable patch or flower garden. Some garden at more visible hours to be seen by their community. It has grown into a form of proactive activism or pro-activism.


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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:48 pm


Berlin.

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:51 pm


Pezzana, Italy.

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:12 pm


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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:21 pm


May Day, 2000. Parliament Square, London. Churchill with mohican.

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:23 pm


Planting vegetables in Parliament Square, London.

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:26 pm


Pothole guerilla gardening, Mexico.

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:28 pm


Pothole guerilla gardening, UK.

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:30 pm


Sydney, Australia.

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:33 pm


Toronto, Canada.

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:36 pm


Cut a small pocket in a street poster. Fill it with soil. Plant something. This example from Toronto, Canada.

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:38 pm


Moss Graffiti.

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:41 pm


Guerilla gardening in LA.

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Post  Doc Watson on Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:36 am

At one school where I taught . I grew vegetables for mny own use on a area of the school yard which was in an area where the pupils seldom visited.

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:51 am

Sad to say, there do not seem to be any photos online of the short-lived "peace garden" in Dinkytown, Minnesota.

There is, however, a mural on the side of the building now occupying the site of the peace garden:



In this view, you can see the name "Red Barn" on the far right of the mural. "Red Barn" was the name of the fast-food franchise that wanted to use the site for a parking lot and fast-food restaurant:



The pinhed did not get to work on the peace garden--having been thrown in the slammer the night before (interested parties can read the whole story here: http://www.barnbuster.net/DinkytownRedBarnprotest.html ).

I hasten to add that since that occasion the pinhed has stayed out of jail, as far as I know. If I have been in jail any time since, I certainly don't remember it.

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Post  tigerlily on Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:10 am

WOW!!! Pinz the Radical Cool

Are you in any of these pictures??

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:36 am

Not in the pics, in the movie, tho.

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Post  eddie on Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:00 pm

tigerlily wrote:WOW!!! Pinz the Radical

That would be the British ancestry, no doubt:

When Adam delved and Eve span
Who was then the gentleman?


Woodcut from a Diggers document by William Everard.

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The Diggers were an English group of Protestant agrarian communists, begun by Gerrard Winstanley as True Levellers in 1649, who became known as Diggers due to their activities.

Their original name came from their belief in economic equality based upon a specific passage in the Book of Acts. The Diggers tried (by "levelling" real property) to reform the existing social order with an agrarian lifestyle based on their ideas for the creation of small egalitarian rural communities. They were one of a number of nonconformist dissenting groups that emerged around this time.



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Post  eddie on Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:04 pm

The Diggers (True Levellers)

The Diggers called themselves "True Levellers". They were associated with the political Levellers but Lilburne and other spokesmen were at pains to deny the connection. The Digger agenda of the "levelling of all estates" — i.e. the abandonment of private property rights — was too radical a step for the Levellers, who were attempting to negotiate a political settlement within the existing social order.

The guiding light of the Digger movement was Gerard Winstanley, a former mercer whose business was ruined in the civil wars. Working as a cattle herdsman at Walton-on-Thames, Winstanley was inspired by a vision of communal cultivation of the land and an ending of property rights, which he outlined in his tract: The New Law of Righteousness. Similar ideas were arising spontaneously around the country. A Digger community in Buckinghamshire published a tract entitled Light Shining in Buckinghamshire in December 1648. Winstanley joined the community established by William Everard, a former soldier and lay preacher, who called upon the common people to support themselves by cultivating the waste and common land of England. The Diggers occupied St George's Hill in Surrey in April 1649. A Digger manifesto: The True Leveller's Standard Advanced appeared in the same month.

Winstanley attempted to put into practice his ideals for a utopian communistic society, but the Surrey Diggers were persecuted by local landowners and clergymen. The Council of State sent soldiers to break up the community and the Diggers were taken to court accused of trespassing. They were driven from St George's Hill to nearby Cobham Heath. Persecuted by landowners and lacking funds, the Cobham commune was dispersed by the summer of 1650. At least ten other Digger communities appeared in southern and central England around 1650, but all met with a similar fate to the Surrey group.

In 1652 Winstanley published The Law of Freedom in a Platform in which he proposed the introduction of his utopian commonwealth by state action. Though dedicated to Cromwell, Winstanley's approach to the rights of the common man over the rights of landowners had little influence during the Commonwealth and Protectorate.


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