The purpose of the Quick Guide to People’s Assemblies is: “To facilitate and encourage the development of the different Popular Assemblies which have been created since the beginning of the 15th May Movement. This Quick Guide will be periodically revised and updated. On no account is it to be considered a closed model which cannot be adapted through consensus by [...]
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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 [...]
It happens over and over again—a group of people come together, fired up with passion to create change. They begin with huge inspiration and enthusiasm—and a year later, it’s all foundered in the mire of conflict. We could have changed the world ten times over—if we didn’t have to do it together with other people, [...]
Reposted from: http://occupyvancouver.com/admin/uploads/OVGADecisionMaking_001.pdf Occupy Vancouver Decision Making Processes (as of November 2nd, 2011) GA Process (maximum 2 hours unless consensus on extending) 5 minutes before GA someone on the facilitation team will request that anyone willing to translate or interpret identify themselves. 1. Recognition that we are on unceded Coast Salish Territory and reading of [...]