This month, we begin sharing an ambitious two-part interview with Doug, a life-long deserter, commune-dweller, and bioregionalist organizer currently living in western Canada.  Doug is interviewed by his nephew, a contributor to a militant network of communes in the region.

Doug shares invaluable recollections on the experience of living underground and in exile in Canada and Sweden, while refusing US military service in the Vietnam war, the different horizons of the counter-culture in North America and Scandinavia, and the origins of the bioregionalist movements.  We are excited to share the interview due to the many lessons and resonances Doug’s reflections offer for today’s collective efforts at reinhabitation and resistance.

If you’re inspired by this interview and would like to support contemporary initiatives in that region, we would suggest you check out the fundraiser for the Gray Coast Guildhall.