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Third Breakout: Expanding the Movement

Started Nov 16, 2011 0 Replies

Breakout Group: Four members.Anita Manuel:I've been looking at the evolution of the General Assembly process.C.T. Lawrence Butler and John Buck are the key people looking at the consent of the…Continue

What are the dilemmas/opportunities in the current situation of the Occupy Movement?

Started Nov 15, 2011 0 Replies

Breakout Group: five members.Ellen Friedman:We've been asking if occupying 24/7 is valuable or not. How do we create a commons: The common should be reclaimed.How do we build coalitions?How can we…Continue

What are the most positive things you have experienced emerging from Occupy 1.0?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Roberts Nov 15, 2011. 1 Reply

Break-out discussion: Three members. John Veitch:The young people in the Christchurch Occupation are faced with a reality check.  Tents, bedding, food, water supply, hygiene, public relations,…Continue

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How would you characterize your connection to the Occupy movement?
Not active but a supporter
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Support needs to reach across the world. I've been involved with 4YG, and worked with Ben Roberts before.

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At 7:51am on November 6, 2011, Ben Roberts said…

Wonderful to have you with us, John!  What's an online network without at least a few Kiwis?!  Hope you can join our Cafe Calls too--you'll have to call a US number for now though.

We've got a forum thread on economics you might like, and an Alternative Economy group that is just getting started.

Any Occupy-influenced actions in your part of the world?




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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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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