- Permanent Autonomous Zone
A Permanent autonomous zone (or a PAZ) is a
communitythat is autonomous from the generally recognized governmentor authority structure in which it is embedded. PAZs are not controlled by any government (as recognized by other governments) or by any religious authority.
The phrase "permanent autonomous zone" has been applied to groups such as:
* An autonomous,
collectively-run community center
* A community living space: communes,
squats, self-sustaining villages, treehouses
Independent schools and/or free schools, self-education centers
community gardenor greenspace, efforts to preserve nature
* A non-authoritarian news organization, publisher, low power or pirate radio station,
infoshop, internet service provider, or other non-profitgroup that provides a service to the community
* Collectively-run organizations or networks that promote non-hierarchical principles and localized autonomy
* Any continuous space, group, co-op, or individual effort accessible to a community that is founded on anti-authoritarian principles and autonomy within an egalitarian community.
Freetown Christiania, is a partially self-governing neighbourhood in the city of Copenhagen, Denmark, which has established semi-legal status as an independent community.
Burning Man, though of course a " Temporary Autonomous Zone", is considered by many to be a model of a PAZ, despite the fact that it is not truly autonomous, being patrolled by law enforcement officers from neighboring communities
Dreamtime Village, is a hypermedia permaculture eco-village project in southwestern Wisconsin, where the PAZifesto was first written & published as a broadside in an edition of 500.
PAZ Ecovillage, is an oasis of biodiversity in the Chihuahuan Desert near Terlingua, Texas that represents a Permanent Autonomous Zone that is dedicated to self-reliance, self-expression, sustainability, freedom, and peace from the conventional standards of society by utilizing the path of least resistance; the natural environment, conserving its resources, and living in cohesion with the Earth while maintaining a general consensus based community of dwellers and free thinkers.
*The Zapatista Autonomous Municipalities are currently composed of 32 "rebel autonomous zapatista municipalities" (independent Zapatista communities, MAREZ from their name in Spanish) in the
Mexicanstate of Chiapas. Established following the 1994 Zapatista uprising, these communities operate, in practice, outside of Mexican law. They are governed internally by "Good Government Councils" composed of community members and also often by weekly general assemblies open to all members of the community. Each community also sends delegatesto a regional council in order to report decisions made in their respective communities.
In the Ultimate Marvel Universe, "PAZ" is a small
monarchyin Europe (near Copenhagen, Denmark) named "Freezone" or "The Keep", run by Victor Van Damme. Inhabitants were given free housing, food, and other necessities. In return, they had to swear fealty to Doom. To ensure their loyalty, Doom had each inhabitant given the tattoo of a dragon, which contained nanotechnology in the ink that allowed him to control their minds. Eventually all Freezoners were freed by the Fantastic Four and left.
* [http://www.spaz.org/index.php Semi-Permanent Autonomous Zone]
* [http://www.altheim.com/lit/taz/appendices.html The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism]
* [http://dreamtimevillage.org/articles/permanent_taz.html Permanent TAZs By Hakim Bey]
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