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How would you characterize your connection to the Occupy movement?
Active in Movement but not part of a physical Occupation
How did you hear about Occupy Cafe?
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What draws you to Occupy Cafe?
I'm just generally interested in evolving political consensus in society by developing systems based on subsidiarity. More specifically, finding ways to make democracy work on a larger scale while decentralizing "everything", benefiting from local diversity and global synergies at the same time.

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The Three Pillars of Democracy

Posted on November 28, 2011 at 12:00am 1 Comment

Calls for direct democracy have recently become a lot more prevalent around the world in the context of the Arab Spring, Los Indignados and Occupy Wall Street movements. This begs the question, how direct democracy would practically work, not only on a local but also a national and international scope. Popular wisdom seems to be that electronic voting could be the silver bullet that would make this possible. However, not only is it hard to trust electronic voting whenever a secret ballot is…


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At 6:39am on October 24, 2011, Occupy Cafe Stewards said…

Welcome to Occupy Cafe, Chris!  

Please see the "GET STARTED NOW!" section on the main page for things you can do here right away.  The main page also has the schedule of upcoming Cafe Calls and links to register for them in advance.  

Perhaps you want to go to the Core Conversations section of the Forum and post something about "subsidiarity" as one suggested focus for our collective inquiry.

You can also use this link to go straight to registration for our "grand opening" later today (Monday) from 11am-2pm Eastern (come at the top of any hour, or for all three!).  

Hope to "see you" there!

Ben Roberts

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