Draft Proposal for 11/19 General Assembly: Inter-Occupation Communication Working Group, a subgroup of Movement Building WG

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Proposal to the General Assembly of Liberty Plaza
The Inter-Occupation Communications Group, a sub-group of the Movement
Building Working Group, proposes that the following communiqué be presented
by the Liberty Plaza Assembly as a statement to all other Assemblies and
Occupations of the world and then be broadcast on currently available media

This communiqué is presented by the people of the Liberty Plaza General
Assembly in New York City to all the good people convening at local
General Assemblies around the world.

There are hundreds of Occupations and General Assemblies standing in
solidarity to protest mass injustice and create a better world. To
strengthen our solidarity, we need to develop a mechanism of
communication between all of our General Assemblies.

To address this need, we have created an Inter-Occupation
Communication group here at Liberty Plaza. Our InterOcc group works
with analogous groups from other Assemblies to provide horizontal
channels of communication that adhere to open and transparent
democratic processes in order to connect individuals or working groups
across Occupations.

We ask that Inter-Occupation Communication groups already established
at other Assemblies make their existence known to us. Given the
challenges we have all been facing that may be alleviated by better
communication, we suggest that any Assembly that does not yet have an
Inter-Occupation Communication group establish one and announce its
existence publicly.

This communiqué, along with all other official General Assembly
communiqués, will be posted on InterOccupy.org. Individuals and Inter-
Occupation Communication groups can also contact other InterOcc
groups on InterOccupy.org.

General Assembly
Liberty Plaza
New York City

Why this is Needed

We see a need for this communiqué to be presented and distributed for the
following reasons:

1. Strong channels of communication are essential to movement building.
Once channels are better established, all Assemblies will have greater
ability to work together across Occupations. This communiqué is critical to
helping build these channels.

2. We are already working with other Inter-Occupation Communication
groups to hold national conference calls. These calls are serving to
assess needs and resources and to connect working groups. This
communiqué will assist in making these calls more widely known so that
they can be more useful for current and future participants.

3. We have been asked by other OWS working groups, most notably
Finance, SIS and Direct Action, to establish verified and trusted points of
contact and forums for dialogue with other occupations. These are
necessary for working groups to effectively address pressing concerns.

Contact Person: Michael B.
Working Group: Inter-Occupation Communication, subgroup of
Movement Building WG
Contact email: ows@mbadger.com
Contact Phone: 917-749-1821
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