The purpose of the Quick Guide to People’s Assemblies is: “To facilitate and encourage the development of the different Popular Assemblies which have been created since the beginning of the 15th May Movement. This Quick Guide will be periodically revised and updated. On no account is it to be considered a closed model which cannot be adapted through consensus by [...]
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General Assembly (photo by Caroline Schiff) One of the compelling attractions of Occupy is that it is modelling a possible socio-economic-political paradigm for how society can run. It is a model the whole world is beginning to watch. For those who come and participate in it, its a learning experience, a training in this new [...]
The article below by Flaminia Giambalvo was published under the title “On Identity and Strategy at St. Pauls” in The Occupied Times, on November 9th 2011. She wrote: “What the London occupations have achieved in a few weeks is baffling. Yet in order to take this forward we need to start questioning our nature and our [...]
In the conversation about a suggestion to amend General Assembly’s Initial Statement, in the 18 November GA of #OccupyLSX, there was a consensus that parliamentary democracy is not working, and that it was time for a new model of democracy. The amendment said: “This alternative must be built by people’s assemblies across the country… It [...]
The temperature was cold yet the air was hot last Friday, at the General Assembly of Occupy London at St.Paul’s. It was hot of our enthusiasm, as we were listening, with frequently “sparkling fingers,” to Mark from the “state, real democracy and people’s assemblies” sub-group of the GA’s National Politics Working Group. Mark presented a statement prepared by [...]
The Commission for Group Dynamics in Assemblies of the Puerta del Sol Protest Camp (Madrid) defined collective thinking as follows: Collective Thinking is an essential part of our movement. To our understanding, Collective Thinking is diametrically opposed to the kind of thinking propounded by the present system. This makes it difficult to assimilate and apply. Time is [...]