Sunday, October 9, 2011

United for Global Change #15oct

United for Global Change #15oct

October 15th
United for Global Change #15oct It's time for us to unite. It's time for them to listen. People of the world, rise up on October 15th!
On October 15th people from all over the world will take to the streets and squares. From America to Asia, from Africa to Europe, people are rising up to claim their rights and demand a true democracy. Now it is time for all of us to join in a global non-violent protest.
The ruling powers work for the benefit of just a few, ignoring the will of the vast majority and the human and price we all have to pay. This intolerable situation must end.

United in one voice, we will let politicians, and the financial elites they serve, know it is up to us the people to decide our future. We are not goods in the hands of politicians and bankers who do not represent us.

On October 15th, we will meet on the streets to initiate the global change we want. We will peacefully demonstrate, talk and organize until we make it happen.

It's time for us to unite. It's time for them to listen.
People of the world, rise up on October 15th!

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"...just participate!" 48h global virtual assembly | 15th october: #United we will re-invent the world

48h global virtual assembly | 15th october: #United we will re-invent the world

48h Global Virtual Assembly

On the days 8th and 9th of October will take place a global virtual assembly to talk about everything related with the October 15th.

During 48 hours, there will be availabe channels of chat [1], audio-chat [2] and video chat [3], where people from all the world will be able to talk with each other, about the ideas and activities decided in their assemblies for the 15th, sharing what are our expectations, what is the situation in our countries, and well, it’s a good excuse to meet! And to begin our new way together to fight for a better world, where each one of us has his place and where human dignity is at its basis.

There will be also an open collaborative document [4] , for everyone writing in it what are the plans for the October 15th in their place, some contact, proposals, etc., so after the weekend, everyone will be able to know what is going to happen everywhere, and have the possibility to coordinate actions and ideas for the 15th with people from any part of the world.

All the channels will be open for everybody so… just participate!

15th October. What’s the plan? #15oct | Take The Square

15th October. What’s the plan? #15oct | Take The Square
One week, on October 15th Every City should be ready to take action in a world wide day of action.
‎* Definition. Looking for human dignity, we make a call to a global mobilization through specific actions, for building networks that allow the world population to decide how the world should be.

Right Here All Over (Occupy Wall St.) on Vimeo

Right Here All Over (Occupy Wall St.) on Vimeo Directed by Alex Mallis + Lily Henderson Cinematography by Ed David Edited by Lily Henderson + Alex Mallis Assistant Camera: Andrew McMullen + Diana Eliavoz Assistant Producers: Dana Salvatore + Jillian Mason Titles by Jason Drakeford.

A nice video..

"...notes on consensus, and the process Wall Street has used in their General Assembly."

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Occupy New Haven For Saturday's Meeting there are many things to be discussed. Below, you will find notes on consensus, and the process Wall Street has used in their General Assembly. As you will see, "why we're here" or "soap-boxing" time will be saved to the end of the discussion. With that in mind, what points of discussion do you hope to see raised Saturday?

To explain the consensus: This is a "modified conse
...nsus" and is used when the group makes large decisions. To pass a proposal the General Assembly (GA) needs a 9/10s majority. The word "modified" is crucial to the understanding of the consensus.

Working groups (committees) do not need to get every action approved -- they are called working groups for a reason. However, at GA there will be a time when working groups report back to let everyone know what they're doing and if they need any help.

In GA we need there to be facilitators. They are there to guide the discussion and keep it rolling and on point, not put in their opinion. These can be saved for later times. We must remember that GA is a "horizontal, autonomous, leaderless, modified-consensus-based system with roots in anarchism"( OWSJ)

During GA we need to create a stack (line) if many people wish to speak. Working groups can allow one representative to share what they are doing and they will be arranged in a stack. Someone needs to be assigned to run the stack and take stack. Consider writing down your thoughts before hand if it will help you remain on point.

During GA, we need to address proposals, concerns, priorities, stack, working groups, and the agenda. Not necessarily in that order.

After GA is finished, people are more than welcome to get on stack and Soapbox.

Furthermore, here is a of the hand signals and a brief description for all.

Fingers waving upwards -- I agree
Fingers in the middle -- On the fence
Fingers waving down -- Don't like

(The fingers can also be used to take a temperature check to see how the everyone's spirits are. While they have the same hand motions, temperature checks are not the same as the I agree, etc.)

Creating a triangle with your fingers -- This is called "point of process." If someone or the group is not following our processes correctly, hold up the triangle and after the person is done speaking, an explanation of why the process was violated can be addressed. Sometimes people interrupt GA to go on a tangent and if that does happen Point of Process needs to be thrown up and the soapboxing needs to stop.

Finger point -- This is called "point of information." It is used if one has factual information to share. Say that we were not sure if tents we okay to be erected on the Green. If someone in the crowd had knowledge on this issue, they can use "point of information." This is not to be used to share one's opinion (not point of clarification, point of interest, etc.).

Circular fingers (aka moving fingers in a circular motion) -- Means wrap it up. We have gotten your point already.

Block -- This is a very serious motion to use. If you have a moral or ethical concern regarding a decision that the group is making, you may use a block. However, if we can still get a 9/10 majority, the proposal will still pass. Every block that is used needs to be addressed and the person making the block needs to explain the moral/ethic dilemma they are facing.

The "minutes" that are taken at meetings need to be almost verbatim. Not an outline of what was discussed. If we can find someone that is good at typing and can type relatively fast they would be suitable to take minutes. Link to the FB source post

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Corporate elite determine the food we eat? - YouTube

Corporate elite determine the food we eat? - YouTube

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"The corporate elite have been blamed for running America's economy into the ground. Many believe the corporate elite have invaded our political system and have the also infiltrated the food supply system. Do corporations really have that much power in the US? Mike Adams, the health ranger, tells us how this is affecting the American people." You Tube Text

Wall Street Protest Spurs Online Conversation -

Wall Street Protest Spurs Online Conversation -

Study: Most Americans want wealth distribution similar to Sweden | The Raw Story

Study: Most Americans want wealth distribution similar to Sweden | The Raw Story

Mark Abraham
Nice graph! (source post link) I do not know very many people arguing for a complete end to income inequality. What people are pushing for is a reduction in the obscene levels of wealth inequality that simply would not be tolerated in any other modern industr...ialized nation on the planet.

For more detail, read this study from Harvard Business School:

"Americans generally underestimate the income disparity. When asked to estimate, respondents on average estimated that the top 20 percent have 59 percent of the wealth (as opposed to the real number, 84 percent). And when asked to choose how much the top 20 percent should have, on average respondents said 32 percent — a number similar to the wealth distribution seen in Sweden."

“What is most striking” about the results, argue the authors, is that they show “more consensus than disagreement among … different demographic groups. All groups – even the wealthiest respondents – desired a more equal distribution of wealth than what they estimated the current United States level to be, while all groups also desired some inequality – even the poorest respondents.” Read Full Article Here |

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