Cascadia Commons

The vision of Cascadia Commons is to foster a thriving, regional community that is economically prosperous and in harmony with the natural environment. To make this vision a reality, Cascadia Commons helps to develop and support a network of Lodges, cooperatives and programs that address the unique social, economic and environmental challenges of the Cascadia Bioregion.

Members of Cascadia Commons share a Common Bond in seeking solutions to maintain a local and bio-regional balance. We promote an organizational philosophy where Members connect to the place in which they live, finding ways to interact with its surrounding web of life. We embrace bioregional and deep ecology principles that preserve, protect, and restore the local social, natural and economic environment.


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Sunday, October 30

  • 8:51pm

    (A cobbling together of The Bill of Rights and The Declaration of Human Rights, needs rights of nature incorporated in later versions)

    Definition of Reciprocal Rights:

    1. The term “Everyone” with respect to these enumerated Reciprocal Rights is defined as:

    all beings in possession of conscience and reason and natural empathy to include the mentally impaired and to specifically exclude sociopaths, psychopaths, narcissists, and corporations or other legal fictions. The term “State” with respect to these enumerated Reciprocal Rights is defined as: the national or regional or local government and its jurisdictions where this Definition is enacted.

    2. Everyone is endowed with reason and conscience and are born free and equal in their

    dignity and rights without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language,

    religion, political or other opinion, origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore,

    no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international

    status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent,

    trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

    3. Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    4. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.

    5. (1) Everyone has the right of free expression and speech including but not limited to the

    freedom of the press and the right to freedom of association and the right to peaceably

    assemble and the right to petition the State for redress of grievance. (2) No one may be

    compelled to join an association.

    6. Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

    7. All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal

    protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in

    violation of this Definition of Reciprocal Rights and against any incitement to such

    discrimination.

    8. Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for

    acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

    9. (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of

    each state. (2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to

    return to his country.

    10. Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other...

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  • 8:38pm
    Too many differences to list. See Revisions for details.
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    PREFACE ======================================================================
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    Preface
     
     
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    BEST PRACTICES ===============================================================
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    Best Practices
     
     
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    GOVERNANCE DESIGN GOALS (INCORPORATE GOOD GOVERNANCE REQUIREMENTS) ===========
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    Governance Design Goals (Incorporate Good Governance Requirements)
     
     
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    GOAL : INCORPORATE GOOD GOVERNANCE REQUIREMENTS ==============================
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    Goal : Incorporate Good Governance Requirements
     
     
     
    Note: Every article, bylaw, policy, and procedure proposed within Cascadia Commons shall meet all Governance Requirements to be considered for adoption and implementation, or in the case where the article, bylaw, policy, or procedure does not fulfill Governance Requirements shall be construed as not in effect and...
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    Too many differences to list. See Revisions for details.

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  • 8:15pm

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  • 4:38pm
    G. Gibson created Forum
  • 3:43pm

    Preface

    1. Best Practices

    2. Governance Design Goals (Incorporate Good Governance Requirements)

      1. Goal : Incorporate Good Governance Requirements

      2. Note: Every article, bylaw, policy, and procedure proposed within Cascadia Commons shall meet all Governance Requirements to be considered for adoption and implementation, or in the case where the article, bylaw, policy, or procedure does not fulfill Governance Requirements shall be construed as not in effect and unenforceable and rejected until such time as alterations can be made to bring the article, bylaw, policy or procedure into compliance with Governance Requirements and be re-evaluated.

      3. Rule of Law (Premise of Judicial Council)

        1. Promote : Rule of Law (Premise of Judicial Council)

        2. Requires : Common Bond, Code of Conduct, Rights of Nature, and Reciprocal Rights - etc

          1. Note: This is being currently designed and discussed. It essentially reflects a body of rights members declare for themselves and simultaneously extend to all others.

          2. Link : http://www.tikkun.org/nextgen/rights-of-nature-and-an-earth-community-ec...

        3. Requires : Impartially enforced fair legal framework.

        4. Requires : Independent Judiciary and an impartial and uncorrupted enforcement system.

          1. Note: Since we are not a government, the enforcement system would consist of delegation to the attorneys and other legal counsel of Cascadia Commons to back up Judicial Council rulings and findings. In the case of a government, a police force.

      4. Transparency (Premise of Vigilance Council)

        1. Promote : Transparency (Premise of Vigilance Council)

        2. Requires : Rule of Law

        3. Requires : Decisions made and enforced follow rules and regulations.

        4. Requires : Information is freely available and directly accessible to those who will be affected by such decisions and their enforcement.

        5. Requires : Information provided in sufficient detail and in easily understandable forms, and in accessible forms of media.

          1. Note: sufficient detail (Needs clarification)

        6. Requires : Whistle-blower Protection

      5. Accountability (Judicial Function)

        1. Promote : Accountability (Judicial Function)

        2. Requires : Rule of Law

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  • 3:40pm
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    Oath of The Common Bond


    We the undersigned envision a new paradigm, one which upholds and encourages the will and responsibility to understand all that sustains our well-being. Through acknowledgement of the interdependence within all life we actualize a dominant society which considers the impact and external consequences of its actions both on itself and its home. For these reasons and more we sign an Oath toward the Common Bond between all things natural, social, and economic.

    Environmental
    I acknowledge the rights of nature, and the responsibilities of humanity.  I acknowledge the interconnectedness of all things.  I acknowledge that our existence creates externalities that must be addressed.  I will minimize these externalities and be conscious of nature's equal rights to our own.  I will strive to mitigate our externalities in order to restore the health of ecosystems that we touch.

    Social
    I believe knowledge finds its best application when shared.  I acknowledge that cooperation has great power over competition.  I acknowledge that transparency is required for an open society.  I acknowledge that I came to where I am with the assistance of others.  I acknowledge that I, my family, social circle, community, region and nation are neither below nor above others.  I will ascertain how others wish to be treated, and treat them at least that well.

    Economic
    I will place the benefit of people and planet above profits.  I believe that if something is not environmentally sustainable, it is not economically sustainable either.  I understand that giving is the greatest form of investment in a healthy society, and that which I give to my community I give also to myself.  I will devote a portion of my resources to the well being of others whether in times of scarcity or abundance.  I will conduct my commerce with respect to the limits nature imposes, and be mindful of all resultant externalities.  I will strive to forge an efficient and resilient economy, that provides abundance for as many as possible.

    Whether in times of abundance or scarcity I will uphold these commitments, beliefs, and acknowledgements.

    I agree to this. This is for me. Join Cascadia Commons

    OR

    Get me out of here.