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The New Putney Debates: Is a New Agreement of the People emerging?
Nov 19 2012in Assemblies, Commons, Direct Democracy, FoO Media, Identity & Strategy by FoO-Steward
Throughout this month Occupy London have been hosting the New Putney Debates, with hundreds attending and participating in this huge collective series of events. With the intention to catalyze debate and discussion around the themes raised in the original Putney debates in the context of our contemporary crises one theme brought to our attention has [...]
OWS Proposes New Voting Methods, shows truer voice of the people
Sep 6 2012in Activism, Direct Democracy by mbsteisslinger
As most of the country is distracted by the hoop-la of the big two conventions, some are actively working to find alternatives to the sorry state of democracy in the U.S. The challenges: New laws in many States to purge select voters from rolls, redrawing voting districts to minimize African American votes, turning formerly able [...]
Apr 3 2012in Activism, Commons, Direct Democracy, FoO Media, Social Innovation by George Pór
This post is about an event that will happen tomorrow, a continent away, the other side of the Atlantic. Few of you reading it will have a chance to read it in time to decide to go there and be part of it. Yet, I’m writing about it because its portent goes way beyond the [...]
Apr 3 2012in Commons, FoO Media, Reports by FoO-Steward
Campaign announcement by Commonsense.it initiating the campaign for a European Charter of the Commons under Lisbon Treaty Regulation No. 211/2011. In solidarity with those resisting the privatization of resources e.g., in Italy with the water referendum, the recent occupations of 2011 and 2012, we are provided a glimpse into their vision of an emerging Commons based [...]
The Future of Work for the 99%?
Apr 2 2012in Direct Democracy by mbsteisslinger
“Yes Magazine” shared this wonderful look at worker-owned cooperatives… 7 minutes of video inspiration, from Cleveland, Ohio Evergreen Cooperatives to the mountains of Spain and Mondragon… towards a new world of working for ourselves and the greater good. p.s. 2012 is the International Year of the Cooperative!
The Future of the Occupy Movement
Dec 15 2011in Big Picture, Identity & Strategy by FoO-Steward
Re-published from Truth-out.org, Tuesday 6 December 2011. by: Jules Lobel, Jurist | Op-Ed Jurist Guest Columnist Jules Lobel of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that if the Occupy Movement can create organizational forms that combine its democratic, egalitarian origins with ongoing direct action, a narrative of solidarity, equality and democracy over the long term, [...]
Constitutional Amendment for Direct Democracy in the USA
Nov 22 2011in Direct Democracy, Social Innovation, Video by Mark Jagdev
Nov 13th Max Keiser interviewed Senator Mike Gravel, founder of the National Initiative for Democracy (NI4D) which seeks, by direct decree, to give full effect in law to “We the People”. [Emphasis is added]: NI4D is a proposed Constitutional Amendment (Democracy Amendment) which recognizes the people’s right to make laws at the local, state and [...]