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Workshops in Attention Training for Social Change


This is a training adapted for the needs of social change in the 21st century. It looks at how we hold this space we call “we” and how we can function more effectively in it. by Anna Betz & Andy Paice Up until quite recently little attention has been given to awareness itself in the […]

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Dealing with Internal Conflict


Is it necessarily a bad thing when difficulties and tensions start to arise amongst occupyers who initially joined together in the same desire for positive change? With many activists and onlookers commenting that the movement is now in its second phase a lot depends on how these difficulties are approached. Awareness: the key to Occupy’s […]

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Spokes Councils: an effort to improve Occupy’s decision making


At the end of  October, as a response to the multiple challenges faced by the General Assemblies, Occupy Wall Street adopted the Spokes Councils, which have continued to run in conjunction with the GAs. They have the role of bringing together various working groups in order to hammer out the day-to-day logistical decisions of the […]

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‘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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