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Sustainability- First Things First Series- 6


© 2013 by Dan Nowman Niswander “We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this […]

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Achievements of Occupy London’s Working Groups


This article is re-posted from Occupied Times, London. So long as the headlines of mainstream and corporate media remain the dominant billboards adorning the motorway of our media landscape, the prospects and achievements of Occupy London will remain stories untold to all than those who were here – venturing off-road. Rarely comprehended – and not […]

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The dangers of Working Groups


The biggest mistake we can make about WGs is to idealize them. There’s a great conversation going on about that in one of the forums of Occupy London. There, Jonathan Lamb wrote “In my opinion, the danger of working groups existing in any formalized sense, is that simply because there IS a group for a […]

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An inspiring plan of action for broadening the social base of the movement


An intriguing suggestion was published in the blog of  Tina Louise, a supporter of Occupy London, which, if it was taken up, could have significant impact of broadening the social base of the movement and reach more of the 99%. Its significance is amplified by the the fact that it was posted at a time when […]

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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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Open Letter To Occupy London from Two Working Class Old Buggers


This Open Letter was sent to the Outreach Working Group of Occupy London on Dec 19,  making some practical suggestions based on what has been attempted by some so far. We publish it in appreciation of the perspective the authors bring to the movement, whose relevance is not limited to Occupy London. We, at The […]

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Real democracy is rising on the horizon at Occupy London


The temperature was cold yet the air was hot last Friday, at the General Assembly of Occupy London at St.Paul’s. It was hot of our enthusiasm, as we were listening,  with frequently “sparkling fingers,”  to Mark from the “state, real democracy and people’s assemblies” sub-group of the GA’s National Politics Working Group. Mark presented a statement prepared by […]

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Occupy London: Initial Statement


Over 500 people on the steps of St Paul’s, #occupylsx collectively agreed the initial statement. Like all forms of direct democracy, the statement will always be a work in progress and used as a basis for further discussion and debate. The current system is unsustainable. It is undemocratic and unjust. We need alternatives; this is […]

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