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Under Assemblies what might national, European and global governance look like?
Jan 2 2012in Big Picture, Commons, Direct Democracy, FoO Media, Social Innovation by George Pór
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, [...]
Model Community Bill of Rights Template for Occupy Communities
Dec 11 2011in Movement Documents by mbsteisslinger
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 [...]
Pittsburgh Challenges Corporate Personhood: Bill of Rights Template for Occupy
Dec 11 2011in Direct Democracy, Social Innovation by mbsteisslinger
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 [...]