David de Smit
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David de Smit replied to Gary Horvitz's discussion A New Economy-- Exploring the Heart of Sustainability
"to Robert's observation that we must re-Occupy our hearts, return to our sense, and get out of our heads... That undertaking may be an impossibility for most of us with our really big brains throwing out stumbling blocks 24/7. But I…"
Nov 5, 2011
David de Smit replied to Gary Horvitz's discussion A New Economy-- Exploring the Heart of Sustainability
"that's a really tall order for us critters with our really big brains......But I whole-heartedly agree with you."
Nov 5, 2011
David de Smit replied to Occupy Cafe Stewards's discussion What core conversations would you like Occupy Cafe to host?
"Hi Lindsay,   Yes there was more but it got cut off a little here it is: Unless the ever-burgeoning armada of global corporate and financial buccaneers is required to pay some sort of “tribute” to the commons, IOW, to have some…"
Oct 26, 2011
David de Smit replied to Occupy Cafe Stewards's discussion What core conversations would you like Occupy Cafe to host?
"Here's another Magdoff piece that addresses the connection between "globalization" and food sufficiency. Though it was written in 2008, it is even more relevant today:…"
Oct 26, 2011
David de Smit replied to Occupy Cafe Stewards's discussion What core conversations would you like Occupy Cafe to host?
"It's an entry point at least. But I am not persuaded that somehow reforming capitalism or tinkering with it merely to make it less pecuniary, less iniquitous and less inequitable is the best, certainly it isn't the only, trail to follow.…"
Oct 25, 2011
Vic Desotelle left a comment for David de Smit
"Welcome aboard! There's a nice table over there by the cafe' window - if you'd like to 'occupy' it. Invite others over for a cup of java and world change conversation.  Vic D. ;)"
Oct 25, 2011
David de Smit replied to Occupy Cafe Stewards's discussion What core conversations would you like Occupy Cafe to host?
"A slim volume with some ideas about the notion of "sustainable capitalism": What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism. The authors are Fred Magdoff and John Bellamy Foster. It's published by Monthly Review Press. The…"
Oct 25, 2011
David de Smit is now a member of Occupy Cafe
Oct 25, 2011

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Boston
How did you hear about Occupy Cafe?
Word of mouth
What draws you to Occupy Cafe?
the opportunity to have conversations about the constellation of circumstances and events that are driving our culture and affecting our world.

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At 12:59pm on October 25, 2011, Vic Desotelle said…

Welcome aboard! There's a nice table over there by the cafe' window - if you'd like to 'occupy' it. Invite others over for a cup of java and world change conversation.  Vic D. ;)

 
 
 

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

Mondays
"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


Thursdays
"Occupy Heart" 

3-5p PDT | 6-8p EDT | 10p-12a GMT

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Profile IconAdrien Burke and Burl Hall joined Occupy Cafe
Sep 19, 2015
Burl Hall posted a blog post

Tamera for Tomorrow: A Model for the 99% and Creating Just and Environmentally Sustainable Communities

Lets speak to the deep meaning of the vampire myth in relationship to modern day.  How many people, especially many of us rationalized liberals, realize that myth speaks to reality.   Our issue in not understanding is our lack of an intelligent understanding of metaphor, which epistemologist Gregory Baetson defines as “a language…See More
Sep 18, 2015
Ben Roberts commented on Ben Roberts's event Occupy Decentrale
"Getting started shortly with the next Gift Circle"
Sep 18, 2015
Deborah Hart Yemm commented on Ben Roberts's event Occupy Decentrale
"Oh, reading your earlier comment, Ben - maybe your 11:30 am is the "gift circle" whatever that is or the " additional hour prior to".  Does that mean that the call/online space opens ahead of time ? "
Sep 17, 2015

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