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Communalism For Cascadia is a blog written by a collective of individuals which seeks to raise consciousness about the viability of the political theory of Communalism for achieving autonomy within the bioregion of Cascadia. The authors of this blog acknowledge that it is written on occupied and unceded Coast Salish territories, belonging to the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

We can be contacted at: CommunalismForCascadia[at]riseup.net

What is Communalism?

Communalism is a political theory developed by the revolutionary libertarian socialist Murray Bookchin. It is composed of two compotents:  Democratic confederalism, also known as libertarian municipalism, and Social Ecology. Democratic confederalism holds that society should be organised as a decentralised confederation of directly democratic mass assemblies networked through councils. Social Ecology locates the roots of the ecological crisis in relations of domination between people. The domination of the Earth is seen as a result of domination within society.

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