Stephen Buckley
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Stephen Buckley replied to Occupy Cafe Stewards's discussion 12/12 Vital Conversation featuring Charles Eisenstein: "How Might Occupy Support the New Economy?"
"Occupy Cafe Stewards, in the orginating post, says: In order for me to help craft a statement, I need to know more about the subsequent 12/18 "unconference" on the Vision for the movement. Please provide information and/or…"
Dec 12, 2011
Stephen Buckley commented on Ben Roberts's group Harvesting from our Conversations
"Dear Poforpeace, Do you have a link for ISO 26000?  I tried to download it from ISO.org, but it wants me to pay for it. In the meantime, for others, here is the Wikipedia description of ISO 26000: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_26000  "
Nov 30, 2011
Stephen Buckley replied to Occupy Cafe Stewards's discussion 11/28 Round 1: Jitendra Darling
"The "New England-style town meeting", widely recognized as a highly democratic form of decision-making, has a mechanism for balancing the competing desires for more Discussion ("process") vs. immediate Decision/vote…"
Nov 28, 2011
Stephen Buckley replied to Ben Roberts's discussion Harvesting from the "#Occupy 2.0" Discussion in the group Harvesting from our Conversations
"Ben, I've tried to follow this discussion of fundamental direction as it hopped from "Core Conversations" to "Occupy 2.0" to here on "Harvesting". I just figured out that if printed out all the…"
Nov 21, 2011
Stephen Buckley replied to Occupy Cafe Stewards's discussion General Call Harvest
"Raffi, Great note-taking!  Thank you very much. Here is the link to the relevant "Humankind" radio segment that I had mentioned hearing on NPR on Saturday.  Although the program summary is well-written (see below), the…"
Nov 16, 2011
Stephen Buckley replied to Ben Roberts's discussion 11/14: Aerin Dunford
"During today's call, Aerin indicated (and correct me if I am wrong) that the current system allows for undue influence by special interests, instead of the general interest. But she said she was "stumped" as what she (and…"
Nov 14, 2011
Stephen Buckley commented on Jitendra Darling's blog post Is all dissent created equal?
"If anyone can participate in a GA simply by showing up, then a well-organized minority (even if they are "anarchists") can thwart the will of the unorganized majority (who don't show up). Until #Occupy gets more organized about…"
Nov 14, 2011
Stephen Buckley replied to Ben Roberts's discussion Harvesting from the "What Core Conversations..." discussion in the group Harvesting from our Conversations
"Ben, I realize that you may not have the ability (technically-speaking) to moderate a discussion on this platform, so once a discussion-thread takes off, it can be difficult to keep people focused. And if that conversation is allowed…"
Nov 14, 2011
Stephen Buckley joined Ben Roberts's group
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Harvesting from our Conversations

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
Nov 10, 2011
Stephen Buckley replied to Ben Roberts's discussion Brainstorming ideas for connecting Occupy Cafe members together in the group Meet and Greet!
"Ben, Arrgh!  I just accidentally erased my message about not having to "reinvent the wheel" since many other online communities have been created using the Ning.com platform.  (Oh, well -- I'll try again.) Join GovLoop.com…"
Oct 27, 2011
Stephen Buckley replied to Occupy Cafe Stewards's discussion What core conversations would you like Occupy Cafe to host?
"Craig, You said: "My suspicion is that there is a deeply-felt, foundational public frustration that has perked to the surface in the election of President Obama...then in the Tea Party...and now in the Occupy movement." I agree that…"
Oct 25, 2011
Stephen Buckley replied to Occupy Cafe Stewards's discussion What core conversations would you like Occupy Cafe to host?
"Craig, Yes, I agree that "public frustration" is the primary element that fueled the rise of the "Occupy Wall Street" and the "Tea Party" movements.  Judging from a recent poll (wish I had the…"
Oct 23, 2011
Stephen Buckley commented on Stephen Buckley's group Occupy Cape Cod
"First I want to see how the larger community evolves.  That would have to be successful, first, before I could justify (to myself) the effort to grow a smaller version of that community. "What it's all about" needs to be made…"
Oct 23, 2011
Ben Roberts commented on Stephen Buckley's group Occupy Cape Cod
"Hey Stephen.  Our first member-generated group!  Nice. As a fellow New Englander, I felt that I could join this even though I'm a lot closer to NYC than the Cape!  And I didn't want you to be all alone here.  ;-)…"
Oct 23, 2011
Ben Roberts joined Stephen Buckley's group
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Oct 23, 2011
Stephen Buckley commented on Ben Roberts's group Meet and Greet!
"I have been an advocate of improved public participation for many years, both as a federal employee and, now, as a citizen. In 1997, I set up the very first web-forum for the public to comment on a project proposed by U.S. government. #Occupy seems…"
Oct 22, 2011

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How did you hear about Occupy Cafe?
Word of mouth
What draws you to Occupy Cafe?
I have been an advocate of improved public participation, both as a government employee and, now, as a citizen for many years. In 1997, I set up the very first web-forum for the public to comment on a project proposed by U.S. government.

Occupy seems to exhibit peoples' frustration with the quality of democratic governance: they are tired of being ignored after being constantly told that they are being listened to. (Maybe "exasperation" is a better word.)

So I think that my experience in public engagement may be of some use here. More about me at http://www.twitter.com/transpartisan

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At 4:06pm on October 20, 2011, Ben Roberts said…

Welcome Stephen!  Great to have you with us.  Are you ready for some "conversation that matters?"

 
 
 

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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" 

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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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