Archive | February, 2012

Occupy Research – research by and for the Movement


This panel of the Left Forum conference in New York, March 16-18, focuses on theoretical and practical developments around social movement research and research justice in the context of the Occupy Movement. Knowledge can be used to build and maintain, as well as to upset, power. Scholars and activists on the Left are working with […]

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Making New Worlds Possible


Re-posted from http://www.onthecommons.org, authored by Alexa Bradley, originally published on: 23 February 2012 OTC program director Alexa Bradley was one of the presenters at Occupy Wall Street’s inaugural forum on the commons Feb. 16-19 in Brooklyn. Here is her report on what that happened. A report from the Occupy Wall Street forum on the commons I […]

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Occupy + Commons: The Beginnings of a Beautiful Relationship


Re-posted from http://www.Bollier.org, authored by David Bollier,  originally published on: 20 January 2012 The Occupy movement is beginning to discover the commons, and the result could be a rich and productive collaboration.  This was the lesson that I took from a three-day conference, “Making Worlds:  A Forum on the Commons,” hosted by Occupy Wall Street in Brooklyn […]

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Private, Public, or Common: Who Owns Space?


Reposted from Occupy Vancouver Voice, authored by Stephen Collis,  originally published on: 08 December 2011 What happens when we share public space, when we meet randomly in public? If we are lucky—if we are not too busy, too rushed, too turned in on our “own shit”—we regard each other. At some level, we “see” each […]

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Exploring the future of “The Future of Occupy”


Thank you OWS for showing us what The Future of Occupy can also be. We at FoO started out as a website, where we curate Occupy news. Starting with the February issue of our newsletter, we expanded into a new possibility. The quality of some of its essays, and the underlying, deeper inquiry that they […]

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Entrance to the Occupy commons strategy workshop online


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News of the OWS Forum on the Commons, New York


Back to workshop Navigator or workshop Homepage Making Worlds The COMMONS are resources that belong to everyone: AIR, WATER, ECOSYSTEMS, LANGUAGE, TRADITIONS, CULTURE. We need to nurture them for future generations. The market system is transforming our commons into profit centers, stealing from us all as well. Join us for three days of sharing resources and ideas on […]

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Commons and Occupy


Back to workshop Homepage This thread is part of the online component of the Occupy-Commons strategy conversation at the OWS Forum on the Commons in New York, February 16-18, 2012 described here. Thinking of a possible, Commons-inspired strategy as guidance to support wise choices in our daily work in and around the Occupations, prompts such questions as: What new possibilities can […]

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A Commons-inspired “Occupy theory” of collective action


Back to workshop Homepage This thread is part of the online component of the Occupy-Commons strategy conversation at the OWS Forum on the Commons in New York, February 16-18, 2012 described here. Theory making (in Appreciative Inquiry) “refers to a theory of intentional collective action, designed to evolve the vision and will of a group, organization, or society as a whole. […]

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Strategy workshop: Welcome – Introductions – Burning Questions


Back to workshop Homepage This thread is part of the online component of the Occupy-Commons strategy conversation at the OWS Forum on the Commons in New York, February 16-18, 2012 described here. Please introduce yourself and share with the other participants what your driving question(s) are on the Commons. In this thread we can also discuss any […]

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