"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…"
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:
"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…"
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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
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
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.)
"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…"
"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…"
"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. ;-)…"
"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.
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.)
"Sounds good to me, count me in. And thank you for your great support and encouragement. I could benefit I'm sure by listening to what others think about this topic of affluence and poverty, and I might have something good to add.I…"