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Occupy Meets Transition (etc.) Cafe Call and Beyond

I would like to use our Monday Vital Conversation Cafe Call as a setting to explore the intersection of these two movements.  We might even…

Started by Ben Roberts

56 Sep 28, 2012
Reply by David Eggleton

Everyone Invests

[copied and pasted from the Transition in Action site]   Many, many people do not consider themselves investors because they live hand-to-m…

Started by David Eggleton

13 May 15, 2012
Reply by Ben Roberts

Local/Regional Economies: Letting People and Places Matter

One of my frequent wishes is that more people would let go of the notion of one economy, even if it is to be very different.  I believe mov…

Started by David Eggleton

7 Dec 31, 2011
Reply by David Eggleton

A cart ahead of the horse?

I think that your idea has merit, but how can one go door to door calling on small businesses without a clearly defined economic alternativ…

Started by Gail

3 Dec 29, 2011
Reply by Jeff Mowatt

Occupy Gift Economies/Communes

After seeing the occupy oakland commune and the occupy wall street library in action, as well as the food, medical, etc. tents  that allows…

Started by MS

0 Dec 4, 2011

#occupy New Economy

A new team for the new economy is being formed. We are based at #occupy Montreal in the green shelter.  The plan: Create an #occupy identi…

Started by tiberius.brastaviceanu

2 Nov 19, 2011
Reply by Karen Engelsen

Time Based Economy

There is only one thing we all have in common, and that is the amount of time available each day. I am in favour of creating a system where…

Started by jessenaiman

3 Nov 17, 2011
Reply by Gail


Weekly Cafe Calls

Regular Calls are no longer being held.  Below is the schedule that was maintained from the Fall of 2011 through Jan 10, 2013.

"Vital Conversations" 

8-10a PDT | 11a-1p EDT | 3-5p GMT 

Tuesdays (except 10/16)
"Connect 2012"

1-3p PDT | 4-6p EDT | 8-10p GMT

"Occupy Heart" 

3-5p PDT | 6-8p EDT | 10p-12a GMT

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Clay Forsberg posted a blog post

"Happy Birthday Occupy Wall Street ... thoughts on Year One"

Fifteen years ago, I ran across a book, "100 Most Influential People in History," during one of my dalliances to my local Marin County bookstore. "Influential People" was one man's assessment on exactly that. But how he determined his rankings was the interesting part. They weren't always the reasons you would think. But after thinking about it, they made complete sense. For example:George Washington was ranked in the top 40 of all time. Understandable. But the reason why ... not so much. You…See More
Sep 20, 2012
Clay Forsberg is now a member of Occupy Cafe
Sep 20, 2012
Vic Desotelle posted a group

Leadership Ecology

When a Leadership Ecology occurs, a web of relationships emerges revealing each person’s authentic leadership qualities through the transfer of their power to others. When done in a conscious way – a shared collaborative awakening happens.See More
Feb 6, 2012
Vic Desotelle posted a blog post
Feb 3, 2012


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