With the Katrina crisis and the Sarajevo siege representing the new model of official engagement, we can justifiably expect a future of convergent responders managing mayhem. This is not all bad.
While the betrayal of trust by modern state institutions is admittedly a moral outrage, the self-organizing that is taking place across the globe (to deal with the consequences of institutional malign neglect) is the foundation of self-reliance. Within the enclaves of what Hakim Bey called autonomous zones, are the seeds of living life as festival.
In the dying days of market monoculture, these seeds of sociality can be planted in more benign political climates.
The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.access here