This post will have to be short. I've been very busy over the last few days, and things are starting to move rather fast.
A number of nonwhite engineers and other degreed professionals (including myself) in my area have gotten together to start a volunteer group engaged in building parallel institutions. We had our first meeting this weekend. The initial focus of our group will be on providing a parallel option for educating low-income youth in our area. It will be an all-volunteer, self-funded venture, provided free of charge. As we are able to be successful in this venture, we intend to branch out into other ventures, such as helping low-income neighborhoods become more economically self-reliant. We will be creating a blog in the next few months or so to document our efforts. Although we the volunteers are nonwhite, our offerings will be available for all low-income people, regardless of color or national origin.
I have also discovered other resistance groups in my area, and we will be getting together next month for a series of presentations on nonviolent resistance. And I have discovered a volunteer group which recently put on a presentation designed to help people who have to live outside. (That's the homeless population, in plain English.) They also provided resources on health care options for the homeless. I intend to network with this group and have an idea exchange with them.
Lastly, in the next few weeks I will hopefully develop a flyer titled, "The Resistance Lifestyle," containing tips on how people can develop their own networks of self-reliance while withdrawing as much as possible from the formal economy. (Thanks very much, Aimee and CZBZ for your frugal living tips. I will incorporate some of them into the flyer.) And I and others will be handing out these flyers in as many places as possible.
That's all for now. (Speaking of self-reliance, I have to run and buy a half yard of compost for my garden.) Have a good week!