Archive | December, 2011

Personal vision from Occupy London for the movement in 2012

One active member of Occupy London shared his vision for the Occupy Movement in 2012  on Occupy London Forum which inspired many others to reflect on theirs. What started as a revolution in the Arab world has grown into a massive global movement enabled by networks of trust. The creation of the General Assembly is beyond doubt [...]

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Chomsky to Occupy: come back bigger, better, and with much more of the 99%

The original of this post appeared in the Portland Phoenix, under the title: Chomsky to Occupy: move to the next stage. The current title was expressed by Adam Jung, an Occupy London supporter. Noam Chomsky has advice for the Occupy movement, whose encampments all over the country are being swept away by police. The occupations were [...]

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Next Move: Occupy Foreclosed Homes?

Is that where the movement of “99-percenters” fighting economic inequality and corporate greed decides to go next?                                                                       http://occupyourhomes.org/   In Chicago, Communities [...]

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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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Manuel Castells on overcoming fear

Originally posted by European Revolution on 10/08/2011 Translation of the conclusions of the speech in Spanish  of the sociologist Manuel Castells, professor at Berkeley University  (California) and researcher at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC),  on May 27 at the # AcampadaBCN – Plaza of Catalonia – to support the  camps around the world and enumerate the [...]

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What is sense-making and its implications for movement sense-making

Wikipedia describes sense-making as follows: It is a collaborative process of creating shared awareness and understanding out of different individuals’ perspectives and varied interests… Sensemaking has seven properties [5] Identity and identification is central – who people think they are in their context shapes what they enact and how they interpret events (Pratt, 2000, Currie & Brown, 2003; [...]

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Declarations of Possibility for Occupy and the New Economy

This is the letter of invitation, originally posted at Occupy Cafe. An Open Letter to everyone who has been inspired by the Occupy movement: The rapid emergence of “a New Economy that Works for All” is both necessary and possible. We invite you to join us in making a personal declaration of this possibility – one that has [...]

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http://thefutureofoccupy.org/2011/12/25/on-love-logic-and-occupying-integrally/

Roger from New Zealand wrote in his comment on  “Compassion Is Our New Currency” : If you do your research adequately instead of relying on propaganda, you will know that “responding adequately to this crisis will plunge us all into unimaginable poverty (and you think you are impoverished already) and ironically play into the hands of big [...]

http://thefutureofoccupy.org/2011/12/25/on-love-logic-and-occupying-integrally/

Post-capitalism – errr, I thought you had a plan…

Excerpt from “Post-capitalism – errr, I thought you had a plan” by Rhizome After my last post on the tactics of Occupy movement an old friend called and berated me (nicely) for not giving an alternative vision to capitalism. So here goes. And before you put the kettle on and settle down for a long read, no need. [...]

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When we occupy our hearts with love, fear flees

by Banzaibozo A short story on how I learned to understand the power of OWS and why it will succeed. I teach Sunday school to junior high kids.  Today the students were trying to come up with a slogan for a blanket drive to provide comfortable bedding for the local family homeless shelter.  It’s winter [...]

When we occupy our hearts with love, fear flees
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