October 2011 Blog Posts (10)

What and How We Think of People: A Consequential Choice

In the USA and places with related cultures, the dominant paradigm (conception or view) of the human being is a negative one.  It was imposed and is sustained.  As a result of its ongoing influence, both expectations and hopes of humans, in general, are low.  While accepted etiquette prevents much direct and malicious disrespect, forms of What did you expect? and They'll change only at the last minute, or later! and You've got to…


Added by David Eggleton on October 31, 2011 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

On the Nature of American Addictions-- Pt I



Then one of the students with blue hair and a tongue stud   

Says that America is for him a maximum-security prison


Whose walls are made of Radio Shacks and Burger Kings, and MTV episodes   

Where you can’t tell the show from the…


Added by Gary Horvitz on October 30, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Hablamos de la Comunalidad

Hi friends,

I just wrote a blog about the concept of comunalidad (in indigenous societies of Southern Mexico) and how it ties into #Occupy. I won't repost the whole thing here, but you can check it out on the Berkana blog by clicking here.



Added by Aerin Dunford on October 26, 2011 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

Handle Like-mindedness With Care

this is copied & pasted from the Transition in Action site (I commend it to you all):

"The like-mindedness we need most, that will encourage and build enduring relationships among people who haven't gotten together before, is along the lines of 'OMG, all our eggs are in one basket!' That's overlooked, not uncertain or controversial. The like-mindedness associated with positions in…


Added by David Eggleton on October 25, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

I was on two national #OccupyWallStreet phone calls today.

I was on two national #OccupyWallStreet  phone calls today.

The first was put on by OccupyCafe.org and had about 40 67 people on it, most of whom were not very 26 of whom identified themselves as active in their local Occupy groups, but were inspired by the movement. You can read more at their website.



Added by Jim Barton on October 25, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Predicament of Passion

Does anyone else find it notable that people showing up here in the Occupy Café are mainly older? The Occupy Wall Street movement was started by young people.  There are a few things we might keep in mind about these members of a generation that have either finished college, dropped out, are under-employed or unemployed. A large number are working in jobs that do not utilize the skills they pursued in school. They are delayed in career development.  They are living at home or with their…


Added by Gary Horvitz on October 23, 2011 at 11:45pm — 1 Comment

Reading Recommendation

Hi all,

This is not easy but highly recommended reading if you want to to understand the "1%" beyond the level of a metaphor and simple wealth statistic. Read, learn - and be smart...


Dillon Read & the Aristocracy of Stock Profits.

Good luck!



Added by Sabine Amend on October 20, 2011 at 10:52pm — No Comments

What's Next for #OWS?

Tom Atlee’s most recent comments about the emerging developments born of the #Occupy movement read like a manifesto/roadmap for winter, 2011.

Yes, we are heading into winter and there are be occupations dead set on maintaining their claim to the commons they currently occupy. What comes to mind? Valley Forge? Why not? Although I have the luxury of not (yet) being one of those contemplating life outdoors in sub-zero temperatures, the…


Added by Gary Horvitz on October 19, 2011 at 9:30pm — 5 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

Latest Activity

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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