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In Defense of Flogging

On the Occupy for Prisoners call on Monday, I said that a ten year prison sentence would cost me the childhoods of my two sons, as they would be adults by the time I was released. Because of his oppostion to any kind of violence, Patrick insisted that he would do the ten years rather than take the lash. That's his perogative, but givenen the choice between a ten year prison sentence which would prevent me from being a presence in the lives of my children or 10 lashes, I would take the lashes…


Added by KMO on April 2, 2012 at 3:31pm — 1 Comment

Occupy Slogans Too Simplistic?

I just read a very thoughtful and nuanced blog post by John Michael Greer in which he criticizes (in passing) the rhetoric of Occupy Wallstreet.

According to JMG, the simplistic model of an empire that consists of a one percent elite who prey upon a ninety nine percent class of the oppressed has no referent in reality.…


Added by KMO on March 9, 2012 at 11:24pm — 9 Comments

C-Realm Podcast 299: Consciousness Cafe with Jitendra Darling

KMO welcomes Jitendra Darling of Occupy Cafe to the C-Realm Podcast to talk about the tension in the…


Added by KMO on February 29, 2012 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

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
Sep 20, 2012
Clay Forsberg is now a member of Occupy Cafe
Sep 20, 2012
Vic Desotelle posted a group

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
Feb 6, 2012
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Feb 3, 2012


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