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Can Occupy occupy strategy?
Feb 5 2012in Commons, FoO Media, Identity & Strategy, Workshops by Mark Jagdev
A strategy for and by the people? For the last couple of months I have joined in a variety of peaceful protests, celebrations and collaborative enterprises along with millions of other Occupiers rising up across the globe to usher in a new world. Passers by, media analysts and pundits, invariably asked us what was this [...]
Working Groups: the self-organising revolution
Feb 2 2012in Direct Democracy, FoO Media, Working Groups by Tia Carr Williams
Anyone interested in emergent self organising processes that occur when diverse individuals assemble for a common cause, cannot fail to be impressed by how the Occupy movement has demonstrated a capacity for well structured engagement through the working group protocol. Combining the use of such online platforms to share grassroot practices, such as shown here at How to [...]
Occupy Facebook: Protesters Planning Their Own Social Network
Jan 1 2012in Social Innovation by Anna Betz
Watch out Facebook, the Occupy protest is making its own social network. The Global Square is expected to launch in January 2012, providing a secure space for Occupy protestors to organize, share, and meet fellow protestors, according to its developers. It will also boast a Facebook-like news feed. Unlike Twitter and Facebook however, new Global Square [...]