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What Leaders in the US Social Forum are saying about Occupy

 

Apr 19 2012in Activism, Direct Democracy, FoO Media, Interviews, Reports by mbsteisslingerTags: goal setting, , mainstream media, media, , occupy ambassadors, organization, Rio+20, thematic social forum, united states social forum, USSF, visiting, WSF
What Leaders in the US Social Forum are saying about Occupy

In a recent US Social Forum update two key organizers of the USSF are interviewed regarding their thoughts on the Occupy Movement.  Here are the some of the insights shared with us by Maureen Taylor, the State Chairperson of Michigan Welfare Rights Union and co-chair of the Detroit Local Organizing Committee for the 2010 USSF and George [...]

Tags: goal setting, , mainstream media, media, , occupy ambassadors, organization, Rio+20, thematic social forum, united states social forum, USSF, visiting, WSF
What Leaders in the US Social Forum are saying about Occupy

Is Occupy leaderless or leaderful: insights from Working Groups

 

Feb 4 2012in Direct Democracy, FoO Media, Identity & Strategy, Social Innovation, Working Groups by Anna BetzTags: leaderful, , role rotation, ,
Is Occupy leaderless or leaderful: insights from Working Groups

Since the birth of the Occupy movement, there have been lively discussions about the meaning of leadership and how the movement can be successful without leaders or a leading idea. Occupy stands for different things for different people. For me it stands for us all stepping up to become and act as leaders in a [...]

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Is Occupy leaderless or leaderful: insights from Working Groups

Guevara, love, and r'evolution

 

Jan 1 2012in Activism by George PórTags: Che Guevera, ,
Guevara, love, and r'evolution

Here’s a favorite Che Guevara quote that came into my inbox from an Occupy London mailing list. It seems very timely and important to how we understand and practice “love” in the context of Occupy activism. At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling [...]

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Guevara, love, and r'evolution

OWS Teach-In with Douglas Rushkoff

 

Nov 26 2011in Poetry by Anna BetzTags: , , , ,
OWS Teach-In with Douglas Rushkoff

Rushkoff  uses a style of teaching that is practical, participatory, and oriented toward action. Can this style of teaching help the occupy movement to become recognised as the classroom for the future where we are all the students? Looking back, a teach-in at the University of Michigan in May 1965 began with a discussion of the Vietnam war [...]

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OWS Teach-In with Douglas Rushkoff