"Hi KMO and friends,
I am listening now to this excellent interview with Albert Bates right now. Its a great interview but we should tell folks that it goes on for about an hour and it starts a bit slow - but hang in there because there is…"
"Ben and friends,
This right wing extremism in the US is a huge problem that is unfortunately destroying many good and much needed opportunities for local to global change and improvements in how we live together on the planet. And…"
"The UN can be a vehicle of change; but it needs to change some of its decision making processes and become much more ambitious. For example, the UN General Assembly could pass a resolution stipulating that its decisions will be binding and…"
The trouble with starting our own party is it then just splits many who vote Democratic and then the Republicans take over congress etc. We need to create an organization or party instead that will support both independents or new party…"
In response to the questions of how we can work together with others and create a New Economy, I think there are a number of good opportunities that we should consider and work on. For first let me say that whatever we support I think it…"
This is a BS answer re: "whoever shows up are the right people." You and I both know that sometimes we leave out important people due to unfortunately people. Many times even the "most right" people get excluded.…"
Thanks for the note and your comment re the Commons. I am including below and attached the Submission to the Secretariat for the Rio+20 Earth Summit Conference on behalf of the Commons Action for the United Nations (CAUN). You will find…"
"Thanks Ellen for this EXCELLENT MindMap. I encourage everyone to download and review it. Plus I think that we should begin to use and further develop this important tool, building it out with our continuing contributions. We can thus begin to…"
"Bruce, Stephen, and Ben
Thank you for your comments and critique about the huge amount of content that is somewhat disorganized and random and the difficulties in culling through this to locate and easily list or post the primary topics and…"
A group for those who wish to work collaboratively to make meaning from the multiple conversation threads that are emerging in Occupy Cafe.Image of Gregory Harris painting courtesy of Rehs GalleriesSee More
"No problem Susan and thanks for the explanation. The only difference in perspective is that I would suggest that we can also have a groundswell of movement acting in concert that also becomes somewhat centralized when enough of us agree that…"
"Hi Susan and friends,
Thanks for your participation, notes, insight, etc. Just a short note here. How about a little bit more "Both, And" thinking in regards to framing and drilling down to specific solutions. If we don't do that…"
"Alanna, friends, and all,
Thank you Alanna for this incredibly insightful piece. I understand that in one of the breakout groups on our Occupy 2.0 call yesterday they began to talk about the Commons and our natural inherent right to those gifts of…"
" I forwarded Jitendra's note and the Civil Rights Complaint to the national InterOccupy group that is working on a Statement and Press Release in response to the current crack down on occupations, along with the following note. I am also…"
Little Jimmy was crying to his mommy that his brother hit him he is a mean person to him. His brother never got the chance to present his and since he was older he was expected to know better. You might say that it was easy to demonize the old brother because the parents had established an acceptable pattern of conclusions based on past behavior.. How easy is it for the person who screams the loudest to be effective in convincing people to her/his side of the story. If it sounds…See More
"I love your question and reflection on it Dyck:
And by the way, we are trying to broaden the "sustainability" conversation beyond the physical environment, to include our communities, e.g. social justice and economics, and also our inner…"
"I guess I assume the meaning here of sustainability is limited to how humans deal with our physical environment. Yet 'figuring out' the what and how of sustainability is a personal journey that for me, doesn't exclude…"