Friends.. In follow up to the original OWS conference on the commons (see the 1st workshop listed here: http://thefutureofoccupy.org/workshops/online-workshops/) March 29th to March 30th 2013 sees Making World’s the hosts of the original forum host this very exciting 2nd forum on the commons. For more about this conference see: makingworlds.org and find the FB page for the event here:https://www.facebook.com/events/608522195842808/ Re-posted [...]
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Making Worlds Forum: “Building the Institutions of the Commons”, October 18-20
re-posted from Making Worlds: a Commons Coalition Making Worlds: a Commons Coalition is a collaborative effort by OWS and other groups and individuals to explore the utility of the commons in creating a better world. Making Worlds: a Commons Coalition brings projects working to reclaim the commons to the fore of the Occupy movement. Commons are resources [...]
Noam Chomsky: What Next For Occupy?
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 [...]
The Making Worlds OWS Forum on the Commons, a photo-anthology
To view this photo-anthology in full screen mode click on the image and then when the page loads click again on the image and it will take you to a full screen version.
James Quilligan’s talk about why we have to Occupy the Commons
James Quilligan the renowned commons thinker, activist, and founder of the Global Commons Trust, gave the following talk at the Occupy Wall Street Forum on the Commons, February 16, 2012. The event was live-streamed. In this talk, he encouraged the audience to challenge Garrett Hardin’s definition of the Commons, as found in his 1968 article in Science Journal, [...]
Occupy calls for Creating Alternatives
As documented in our most recent Magazine ‘Occupying the Commons‘, the Commons, although not named as such, has been a central issue for Occupy almost since the movement began last year. As can be read in the magazine in certain places, it has also been spoken about and seen as a prototype from a very early [...]
An article by Yotam Marom speaks not only for OWS although Yotam was clearly inspired by that. He has a message relevant for the whole of the Occupy movement. He summarised his message to the movement of how to stay powerful, create solid foundations and expand in 5 words: Grow, Deepen, Build, Liberate and Fight. The quotes in [...]
The Structure of the New York City General Assembly
Reposted from http://www.nycga.net/groups/structure/docs/final-proposal-thursday-oct-27-afternoon Structure Improving, organizing, and streamlining the structure of the GA. Meetings at Tuesday @ 6pm at Atrium OWS Structure Proposal (A Living Document) — Submitted by the Structure Working Group Summary Since September 17th Occupy Wall Street (OWS) has grown and inspired occupations around the globe. The General Assembly (GA) is at the [...]