Media & Further Reading

Want to explore the ideas behind the Point A project more deeply?

PRINTABLE FINGERBOOK (PDF)

Download, print, and fold to get a basic overview of Point A and income-sharing communes.


 

Income sharing across the pond

GPaul, communard of Acorn, instigating organizer of Point A DC, reports on his travels through Europe and the many wonderous urban income sharing egalitarian communes he found there. The talk begins with an introduction to and brief overview of the communes of the US based Federation of Egalitarian Communities and ends with a few questions to ponder.


The Book of Community - Las IndiasTHE BOOK OF COMMUNITY: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO WORKING AND LIVING IN COMMUNITY

Written by the international egalitarian collective Las Indias, The Book of Community looks across time and space to see what’s worked (and what hasn’t) for small communities of like-minded people. Purchase the English translation on Amazon.


GPaul and Las Indias in Dialog at Somero 2015


communard-manifesto-350x495THE COMMUNARD MANIFESTO

Another great piece from Las Indias, the Communard Manifesto is a collective writing project seeded by Las Indias but then altered, expanded, and grown by their wider network. In a short space it makes a stirring case for the relevance of communitarian organizing in the 21st century.


 

we all deserve anarchism (<-link)

This week’s episode of the C-Realm Podcast begins with a discussion of David Graeber’s 2012 essay, Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit. KMO shares a portion of the conversation with Eric Boyd from C-Realm Vault Podcast episode 082 about some possible reasons why SF visions of moon bases, robotic maids and flying cars never came true. After that, KMO talks with G. Paul Blundell of Acorn Community about running large, complex operations without hierarchy, exploitation or coercion. Paul argues that renouncing hierarchy does not mean abandoning the benefits of coordinated action involving millions of people. The episode ends with a reading from a post to the blog The Hipcrime Vocab.


 

federation of egalitarian communities overview

A recording of Pax going through the intro to Twin Oaks, Acorn, and the FEC at an event in NYC called “Community Quest” that we put on at the Brooklyn Urban dZong:


 

YOUR PASSPORT TO COMPLAINING (PAXUS’ BLOG)

Paxus writes frequently about commune living, the commune movement, anti-nuclear and sustainability news, and his kid.


 

THE COMMUNELIFE BLOG

Thrice weekly updates from the communes movement featuring new articles, photo essays, and gems from the archives.