On the concept of Permanent Subsistence Zones, I've considered how this could be practiced within a city. The idea of both altering and seizing territory through occupations and blockades, backed by whatever tactical self defense and/or evasion which makes sense in the circumstances, seems to have some potential. The objective would be to rewild as large of an area of the city and surrounding area. This would be a process of neighbors communicating with each other and starting subsistence while permanently shutting down all work and production. Beginning a process of breaking down and spreading out.
Another aspect of this involves smaller battles. Perhaps neighbors that no longer wants police in their neighborhood shut down the police substation so police can't get in after they are chased out. Beating development to the punch and creating a permaculture experiment on a lot that was going to have a new building constructed on top of it. Consistently maintain blockades on road corridors where wildlife are regularly killed in an attempt to immediately shut down that corridor. Defend homeless encampments from being destroyed. And so on.
Not sure if all the bugs have been hammered out of this idea, but was looking for feedback on it.
I absolutely love abandoned places and a number of "reclaimed" ones. But one thing that always makes me cringe, and any talk about urban spaces brings this to mind, is while it's amazing seeing life regrow and take over where concrete and steel are rotting, urban farming/foraging is really not a healthy alternative. I see the allure behind it, but urban soil have some of the greatest concentrations of heavy metals of any soil in the world. If people were going to reclaim soil by seeding oyster mushroom rhizomes, which will purge/cleanse without retaining impurities, then that's a good start. But a lot of veggies and things like lichen just absorb them.
"There is no light at the end of the Carpal Tunnel." - Bob Black
Seriously looking into getting these people's book when it comes out, because this stuff seems fascinating. I am sorry I missed these people when they were in New Orleans, but it couldn't be helped. radicalmycology.com/