November 2011 Blog Posts (92)

Occupy Love Grid

For years now, I've been part of something in Santa Barbara called "The Conscious Evolution Community", that emerged in the late 1990s around the personality and message of futurist and visionary Barbara Marx Hubbard.  We built a network for them that we call the "CEN" (Conscious Evolution Network). 

One current spin-off from Conscious Evolution is the "Love Grid" group, that meets every first Monday down at the Ayni Gallery at 216 State just past the freeway underpass.  Ayni (a…


Added by Bruce Schuman on November 8, 2011 at 1:06pm — No Comments

BREAKING: Atlanta Being Confronted by Riot Police Right Now!

Today, Occupy Atlanta re-occupied their park during regular hours--by 11:05 pm only three people were left in the park--one a homeless man. In response to these 3 people--police arrived in riot gear. One officer drove through a crowd of protesters and allegedly hit 4 people. One of the young men hit was also arrested. Protesters are reporting on Live-stream that people were thrown to the ground, pushed against walls, and beaten. Another protester shared that a white cop told a black…


Added by Jen Podvin on November 6, 2011 at 12:20am — No Comments

Charlie Rose Discussion about Wall Street

If you have not seen this interview, I invite you to watch it.  It did a nice job I thought of explaining some of the attributes of the Occupy movement - and the differences from the Tea Party - 

Sorry to say this link expires in 2 days. :(

Charlie Rose - Occupy Movement

Added by Elaine Hansen on November 5, 2011 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Community Banks Reaching Out To Transferees

I love that one one who was fed up with Bank of America statrted this movement which dovetailed with and no doubt got momentum from the Occupy Movement.

I love this response by credit unions and community banks staying open longer hours and competing for transferrees.…


Added by Lindsay Newland Bowker on November 5, 2011 at 5:21pm — No Comments

The guy who ran into the yoga circle

My friend was telling me how they were doing a yoga circle at Occupy when a guy, in his 50's, ran into the circle shouting "this is not what the revolution is about". He kept yelling into the circle. The yoga teacher guided everyone to stand strong in warrior pose, and beam out light. They chanted the sound of OM.

Wow I was thinking, this is a totally different scene than doing yoga in a yoga studios with their buddha statues and soft music and beautiful wood floors.

Then, my…


Added by Alpha on November 5, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Out of Equilibrium – Into the Maelstrom

It can well be argued that human culture has been shifting slowly out of equilibrium since we stepped out of Nature's gift economy and began to mine the Earth for our need and then our greed. This began with the so-called Agricultural Revolution, by which humanity began to dramatically alter the environment to force it to grow more food than it would otherwise, creating the first regular surpluses (and, inevitably, the first cyclical shortages and consequent poverty and…


Added by Robert Riversong on November 5, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Getting Past Getting By

(Copied and pasted from the Transition in Action site, now edited to recognize #Occupy.)


In another blog, I decried the resignation that saturates our culture.  Deep down, people have known that real life isn't so hard and precarious as is the real world.  People knew that…


Added by David Eggleton on November 5, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Occupy as a new societal model and ways to improve it

Occupy is modelling a new socio-economic political system.

And there are a number of facilitation techniques that could help the flow in this system, things like Open Space Technology, World Cafe, Theory U, Appreciative Inquiry, Gift Circles, Heart Circles etc.

Here is an article by me looking at how these facilitation techniques can be used at Occupy to help it run better.

And not only run better they actually subtly change the socio-economic political process... For…


Added by Alpha on November 5, 2011 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

America Occupies Wall Street Because

Bill Moyers speech at the 40th Anniversary of Ralph Nadar's Public Citizen, in which he discusses the Occupy Wall Street movement and why American's have lost faith in our government.  This is long but what a quick education .

I am honored to share this occasion with…


Added by Deborah Hart Yemm on November 4, 2011 at 4:52pm — 2 Comments

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Added by Brad deGraf on November 3, 2011 at 3:56pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Cafe Calls

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

"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

"Occupy Heart" 

3-5p PDT | 6-8p EDT | 10p-12a GMT

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Clay Forsberg posted a blog post

"Happy Birthday Occupy Wall Street ... thoughts on Year One"

Fifteen years ago, I ran across a book, "100 Most Influential People in History," during one of my dalliances to my local Marin County bookstore. "Influential People" was one man's assessment on exactly that. But how he determined his rankings was the interesting part. They weren't always the reasons you would think. But after thinking about it, they made complete sense. For example:George Washington was ranked in the top 40 of all time. Understandable. But the reason why ... not so much. You…See More
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Leadership Ecology

When a Leadership Ecology occurs, a web of relationships emerges revealing each person’s authentic leadership qualities through the transfer of their power to others. When done in a conscious way – a shared collaborative awakening happens.See More
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