Saturday, October 1, 2016

Rainbow Family

The Rainbow Family of Living Light (commonly shortened to the Rainbow Family) is a loosely affiliated group of individuals committed to principles of non-violence and egalitarianism. They put on peaceable assemblies/free speech events known as Rainbow Gatherings.














Forest Service Regulations

For those that don't know, the Forest Service is trying to pass new regulations that would make Rainbow Gatherings illegal! Here's some info on the fight against the regulations.A good rundown on the harassement problems Rainbows suffer through is "Cops On Welfare", about the waste of tax dollars for an overly large and aggressive Law Enforcement force.Here's a brief set of Legal Notes on the current Legal scene. Go here to see what the status is of the current legal cases is.

Annual Rainbow Gatherings

    NFS Reports
    This is a link to local copies of the reports the National Forest Service files every year after the gathering. Most of these documents come via a FOIA request, so if anyone out there has something I don't have here, please email me, so I can get a copy.
    2003 Annual Gathering in Utah
    This is the documents between Garrick Beck and the Forest Service concerning his permit application (which was granted).
    2000 Annual Gathering in Montana
    This is the case against Barry "Plunker" Adams, Val, and Kalif by the Forest Service.
    1999 Annual Gathering in Pennsylvania
    This is the case against Garrick Beck, Joanne Freedom, and Stephen Principle by the Forest Service.
    1998 Annual Gathering in Arizona
    This is the case against Strider by the Forest Service.
    1997 Annual Gathering in Oregon
    This is the case filed by Alexis Black, Brian Michaels, Barry Adams, Carla Newbre, John Johnson, and Susan Bernstein over the harassement they got from the Forest Service over their refusal to sign a Group Use permit.
    1996 Annual Gathering in Missouri
    This was Zoe's Love's (Tracy Park) case against the Forest Service over their illegal road blocks.
    1988 Annual Gathering in Texas
    This is a few excerpts from the first court case over the Grouo Use regs. These were throw out as unconstitutional.




Forest Service Regulations

For those that don't know, the Forest Service is trying to pass new regulations that would make Rainbow Gatherings illegal! Here's some info on the fight against the regulations.A good rundown on the harassement problems Rainbows suffer through is "Cops On Welfare", about the waste of tax dollars for an overly large and aggressive Law Enforcement force.Here's a brief set of Legal Notes on the current Legal scene. Go here to see what the status is of the current legal cases is.

Annual Rainbow Gatherings

    NFS Reports
    This is a link to local copies of the reports the National Forest Service files every year after the gathering. Most of these documents come via a FOIA request, so if anyone out there has something I don't have here, please email me, so I can get a copy.
    2003 Annual Gathering in Utah
    This is the documents between Garrick Beck and the Forest Service concerning his permit application (which was granted).
    2000 Annual Gathering in Montana
    This is the case against Barry "Plunker" Adams, Val, and Kalif by the Forest Service.
    1999 Annual Gathering in Pennsylvania
    This is the case against Garrick Beck, Joanne Freedom, and Stephen Principle by the Forest Service.
    1998 Annual Gathering in Arizona
    This is the case against Strider by the Forest Service.
    1997 Annual Gathering in Oregon
    This is the case filed by Alexis Black, Brian Michaels, Barry Adams, Carla Newbre, John Johnson, and Susan Bernstein over the harassement they got from the Forest Service over their refusal to sign a Group Use permit.
    1996 Annual Gathering in Missouri
    This was Zoe's Love's (Tracy Park) case against the Forest Service over their illegal road blocks.
    1988 Annual Gathering in Texas
    This is a few excerpts from the first court case over the Grouo Use regs. These were throw out as unconstitutional.

International Rainbow Family Websites

  • Rainbow Related Websites
      This is a collection of links to other Rainbow Family oriented web sites. Like this one, none of these web sites represents the Rainbow Family. Many of these web sites are regional in nature, so they are better places to check for local potlucks or gatherings.
      International Rainbow Pages
      This is a list of International Rainbow Family web sites.
      North American Rainbow Pages
      This is a list of regional Rainbow Family web sites.
      Loving Light Center
      So the LovingLight Vision is simple enuff and it can be summed up in a visualisation... "Our Home planet Earth where all the species of life live in harmony with one another...
      The humans especially are united in love and peace...bound by the joy of being the stewards of this wonderful and bountiful Gaia planet that we all live on."
      For the Vision to be successfully 'channeled' and brought to our here and now we need to live, breath and share it.
      Earth Seekers Homestead
      EarthSeekers are people looking for new things we've never seen and to explore some of the new alternatives that we know we need to find out more about along with some of the ancient new ways of living at peace in the natural world as one people with a common vision.
      Natural Healing
      Do you look at yourself in the mirror naked? Are you committed to improving what you see? Are you ready to use natural healing methods? Do you resonate with this world health concept: MALNUTRITION IS LIKELY TO BE THE CAUSE OF ALL DISEASE? CLICK ON MY PAGES BELOW TO LEARN MORE.
      Friends Of Freedom
      The intent is for it to serve as a Virtual Community website for Alternative / Rainbow people. So if you are a part of the Rainbow / Alternative Community then this is your "virtual community".....I had done a lot of networking at the Arizona gathering letting people know that if they (or someone they knew ) were doing some especially nice work with a Craft or in a medium of Art ....or had some special "planet-friendly" skill or knowledge pertaining to such areas as alternative energy, sustainable technology, permaculture, wholistic healing, organic gardening, earth-friendly building techniques, and such, and would like a webpage put up on this site with their pictures and text, then i would put it up for free....
      New World Rising
      NWR is an inner-city community that bases it's roots on civil rights and activism. Our home base is Providence, RI. We began with the NWR paper. This paper, conceptualized by Grateful Fred has been in print for over 10 years! ...and it's message is clear: WE NEED TO STAND UP FOR WHAT WE BELIEVE IN, AND SHARE AND CONNECT WITH ONE-ANOTHER.
      ORB
      The Ozark Rainbow Family newletter. This is a good site for events in the Missouri/Kansas/Arkansas region.
      People of the Rainbow
      This is a new book about the Rainbow Family written by a Rainbow anthropologist! It's the best attempt I've seen at explaining the Rainbow Family, and the Rainbow Gatherings. Go here for a picture of the cover.
      STP Family
      This is another new STP Family page.
      Camp It Up
      This is Kamp's web site about the Rainbow Family, with a nice collection of links.
      PeaceWays hOMpage
      Welcome to our web-Om... dedicated to finding PEACEways. !! PEACE is WAY COOL !!
      Angelheaded Hipsters
      This is an Online Rainbow Novel.
      Rainbow Music
      This is a page with links to collections of "Rainbow Music", some recorded at the gathering, some studio recorded and commercial.
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