This article was sent us by Mark N. Barrett, a long-time democracy campaigner, and supporter of Occupy London. Asking this question raises profound questions about sovereignty, representation and justice. In an age characterised by the sovereignty of the nation-state, since the Treaty of Westphalia, globalisation has brought about the rise of the new, unaccountable king, [...]
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Prepared by Jeff Reifman, Envision Seattle and Thomas Linzey, Esq. What is this document? We’re offering the model Community Bill of Rights template below for Occupy communities that wish to begin mobilized initiative campaigns in their region. Think of the template as a menu to pick and choose what’s important in your community. It’s meant to provide a framework and a [...]
Jeff Reifman, Envision Seattle and Thomas Linzey, Esq of Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) recently posted a major message to the Occupy movement, both a warning and a challenge… “Mainstream progressive groups have failed by constraining their activities within legal and regulatory systems purposefully structured to subordinate communities to corporate power. Real movements don’t operate that way. Abolitionists never sought to regulate [...]