About Myself

I go by dave onion.

I'm passionate about solar energy and autonomous infrastructure. I'm a cofounder of the holobiont lab. This is where I focus on community solar projects and climate change at the intersection with Philadelphia and social struggle.

I've lived in Philly for the last decades. It's my home and I love it despite all its filth, murderousness, lumpen troubles. But I've also grown up and lived elsewhere including places like Yugoslavia, Austria, Germany and Mexico. And yes, I speak those languages (though my esperanto needs practice). I believe Philly should secede from the USA.

My political formation happened in the european squatting and punk movements of the 80s. From there I deepened my perspective with help of folks like Midnight Notes, Angela Davis, CLR James, Mike Davis, Bottomfish Blues, Franz Fanon, Toni Negri, David Harvey etc. etc.

I've spent most of my life as part of a number of different interrelated and overlapping struggles, publishing projects, solidarity efforts and organizations including:LPSG,ZAGINFLATCH,the defenestrator,Philadelphia Direct Action Group and DAN,LAVA,Decarcerate PA plus many more.

In the late 80s and early 90s I played music in a few punk bands including 929 and Vex.

I'm a web developer for money and put a lot of my into time supporting social movements with web sites and tech support. I've worked on my own as well as freelancing and with various companies and cooperatives. Currently working with Agaric Coop on a number of projects.