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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 [...]
International Peace and Justice Magazine Declares “Occupy Alive and Well”
Nov 2 2012in Big Picture, Reports by mbsteisslinger
Share International Magazine dedicated five pages to the occupy story and personal interviews exploring where the Occupy Movement is headed one year down the road. This international spiritual publication with a universalist emphasis on the divinity of humanity and earth as a whole, focusses on issues of peace and justice, and as the name implies, declares [...]
Reclaiming May Day as a Commons Holiday
May 8 2012in Uncategorized by FoO-Steward
Reposted from On the Commons authored by Jay Walljasper, May 2nd 2012. Protesters around the world rallied for economic equity May 1 May Day is the missing holiday in America. It’s noted on the calendar as Law Day, and remembered as either a spring celebration with pagan roots (think maypoles and may baskets) or the [...]
Noam Chomsky: What Next For Occupy?
May 4 2012in FoO Media by FoO-Steward
NOAM CHOMSKY: WHAT NEXT FOR OCCUPY? Noam Chomsky is credited as a linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, activist and the ‘father of modern linguistics’ (Wikipedia) having also taught linguistics at MIT for 50 years! A long time favorite on lecture circuits and in progressive media as well as a best-selling author, his most recent publications [...]
What Dreams May Come?… May Day and Beyond
Apr 23 2012in Activism, FoO Media, Identity & Strategy by FoO-Steward
As a biologist and commons activist, and an avid meditator with a universalist bent, i always look forward to the Spring Festivals, Holidays, and Holy Days of celebration and renewal. I tend to think of April (Passover – Earth Day – Easter), May (Beltane – International Workers Day – The Buddhist Festival of Wesak) and June (The Great Journey [...]
Occupy, the World Social Forum and the Commons… social movements learning from each other
Apr 19 2012in Commons, Direct Democracy, FoO Media, Social Innovation by mbsteisslinger
The World Social Forum has been around since 2001, and with their rallying call “Another World is Possible”, they share much in common with the system critiques emerging out of the Occupy and Commons Movements. When Occupy burst forth in the U.S. this past Fall, hot on the heels of the Arab Spring and uprisings in Spain, [...]
What Leaders in the US Social Forum are saying about Occupy
Apr 19 2012in Activism, Direct Democracy, FoO Media, Interviews, Reports by mbsteisslinger
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 [...]