Archive | November, 2011

‘Deep Democracy’ Conversations for Occupy


Anyone involved in the Occupy movement can identify with the slogan “We are the 99%.” But what would it feel like if we stepped into the shoes of the 1%, albeit for a brief while. What would the world look like from that perspective? How would we carry ourselves? How would we feel about all […]

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OWS Teach-In with Douglas Rushkoff


Rushkoff  uses a style of teaching that is practical, participatory, and oriented toward action. Can this style of teaching help the occupy movement to become recognised as the classroom for the future where we are all the students? Looking back, a teach-in at the University of Michigan in May 1965 began with a discussion of the Vietnam war […]

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Occupy Economics – Economists declaring solidarity with Occupy


 On November 13th 2011, economists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst drafted an open statement to the Occupy Wall Street movement pledging their support. Since then, more than 200 economists from around the world have added their names. Read more at econ4.org They consider the occupiers as advocates of the public good and state: “The […]

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Occupy Seattle Anti-Oppression and Accountability Principles


We are the 99% and our task is to unify the 99%. Unfortunately, we live in a society that is racist, sexist, classist, homophobic, and ridden with various other interconnected forms of repression. As the Occupy Seattle community, we will consciously and urgently work on dismantling these systems of oppression in our movement. We are […]

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Declaration of the Occupation of New York City


This document was accepted by the NYC General Assembly on September 29, 2011 Translations: French, Slovak, Spanish, German, Italian, Arabic, Portuguese As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that […]

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For the 99% – The NEW COMMON SENSE – Must distribute FAST!


This new document has surfaced and is now being supported by many in and outside the Occupy movement. It is called “The New Common Sense”: a declaration to force leaders to do their jobs and uphold the Constitution, this is an amazing document, a MUST read. This is a reasonably lengthy document so we have […]

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Occupy as a new societal model & ways to improve it


This document by the author Alpha Lo, has been created under a creative commons license from the original posted on 31st October 2011, at http://www.shareable.net/blog/occupy-as-new-societal-model-ways-to-improve-it General Assembly (photo by Caroline Schiff)  One of the compelling attractions of Occupy is that it is modelling a possible socio-economic-political paradigm for how society can run. It is a model the whole […]

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On identity and strategy at Occupy London


The article below by Flaminia Giambalvo was published under the title “On Identity and Strategy at St. Pauls” in The Occupied Times, on November 9th 2011.  She wrote: “What the London occupations have achieved in a few weeks is baffling. Yet in order to take this forward we need to start questioning our nature and our purpose.” […]

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Occupy the Commons


The blogpost below was first published in the Community Knowledge Garden of the School of Commoning, under the title “Occupy the Commons — an invitation.” “In considering the essential problem of how to produce and distribute material wealth, virtually all of the great economists in Western history have ignored the significance of the commons — the shared resources of […]

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Statement of Autonomy – consented to on 11/22/11


Reposted from Occupy Boston here Statement of Autonomy Occupy Boston is a people’s movement. It is party-less, leaderless, by the people and for the people. It is not a business, a political party, an advertising campaign, or a brand. It is not for sale. Any organization is welcome to support us with the knowledge that […]

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