April 2012 Blog Posts (14)

Occupying should be just the first step

Occupying is a means to achieve certain ends. Agreeing what these ends are is the second step. Developing strategies for achieving the ends is the third step.

In my view (from Occupylsx) physical occupation is getting to be a drag on moving forward towards the objectives. The Finsbury Square camp, for example is in a bit of a sorry state physically (ok, partly due to the wet weather). The economics work group is attempting to hold its twice a week meetings on site but even a suitable…


Added by Janos Abel on April 30, 2012 at 7:20am — 2 Comments

The Global Teach-In: Four New Videos!

Check out four new vides at www.globalteachin.com, find out how to remake your local, national and global economy now!

Added by Jonathan Feldman on April 30, 2012 at 4:22am — No Comments


Added by Shikha on April 28, 2012 at 2:18am — No Comments


Added by Shikha on April 28, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments

crucifixion (detail and full)



Added by Shikha on April 28, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments

Fellow Fools, Come Closer!

Fellow fools, come closer!

Earlier this week, I wrote and published an essay entitled “Fools! A Cry of Hope!” that has elicited a response I scarcely could have anticipated.  First published on the Northern Rockies Independent Media…


Added by Jim Macdonald on April 13, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Fools! A Cry of Hope!

In our society, there are a few people who control most of the money and almost all of the levers of power, and then there are the rest of us.  That is surely an oversimplification, though.  For in the rest of us, we can find all kinds of divisions of power.  Men have it better than women, whites than people of color, American citizens than…


Added by Jim Macdonald on April 9, 2012 at 2:19pm — 3 Comments

Global Teach In: Now in Seven Countries, Venezuela Joins GTI

VENEZUELA has now joined the Global Teach-In:


We've also outlined how to remake local economies here:




Added by Jonathan Feldman on April 7, 2012 at 5:40pm — 1 Comment

News from My "Dining Room Table"

Our discussions here often came back to the idea that change happens person by person..at diningroom tables and in local forums where discussion includes and seeks all comers..beyond party and ideology.

So one morning about 2 months ago I decided I should start living that insteda of talking baout it and I have been doing only that ever since.  Mostly by becoming involved in key legsilative issues or other issues which highlight the grip corporate america has on our electorate and on…


Added by Lindsay Newland Bowker on April 5, 2012 at 5:02pm — 4 Comments

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

Correctional Corporation of America offers to buyout state prisons: What this implies

Here is a compelling article from HuffPo


Which spells out the bottom line of the Prison Industrial Complex's true motivation--surprise surprise--not restoration but profits, not rehabilitation but literally spelled out in the letter this article refers to--a stipulation that…


Added by Molly Rowan Leach on April 2, 2012 at 12:07am — 1 Comment

Punitive v. Unitive Justice: A Grid from Sylvia Clute

From Sylvia Clute, Author of Beyond Vengeance, Beyond Duality, an exceptional "grid" delineating primary principles of both the Punitive system of justice and that of Unitive Justice. Restorative Justice is considered a bridge of sorts from Punitive to Unitive systemic transformation.

Link to PDF:…


Added by Molly Rowan Leach on April 1, 2012 at 11:56pm — 1 Comment

Global Teach In Now in Six Countries; New Promo Video

The Global Teach-In is now in the US, UK, Sweden, Canada, Austria and South Africa:


Check out the video made by our Portland colleagues:


Join a local teach-in, set up a listening group and find us on Face Book and…


Added by Jonathan Feldman on April 1, 2012 at 5:31am — No 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
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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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