3/3/2012: Amendments to the Statement of Autonomy from Owen

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I would like to request that the following proposal for minor editing of the Statement of Autonomy be placed on the agenda for Saturday March 3, 2012.

Because of the recent tensions which have arisen surrounding funding a review of the Declaration of Solidarity seems timely.

http://www.nycga.net/resources/statement-of-autonomy/

I have come across two things that need attention:

First, there is no date on the page stating when the Statement of Autonomy was consensed upon at the General Assembly (Nov. 11, 2011)…

Second, the following sentence (second paragraph of SoA) needs editing for clarity:

” We provide a forum for peaceful assembly of individuals to engage in participatory as opposed to partisan debate and democracy.”

I believe the sentence should read:
We provide a forum for peaceful assembly of individuals to engage in participatory democracy as opposed to partisan debate.

I am about to translate this and would like it to be corrected.

A proposal: Two Minor Editing Changes to the Statement of Autonomy

1) The date of November 10, 2011 be reflected on the site: http://www.nycga.net/resources/statement-of-autonomy/
2) That the following sentence (second paragraph of SoA), which reads:

” We provide a forum for peaceful assembly of individuals to engage in participatory as opposed to partisan debate and democracy.”

Be edited to read:
We provide a forum for peaceful assembly of individuals to engage in participatory democracy as opposed to partisan debate.

PROPOSED BY: Owen

2 Responses to “3/3/2012: Amendments to the Statement of Autonomy from Owen”

  1. DirekConek (aka Dallas)

    Not only does this make perfect sense, I am inclined to support it simply on the basis of demonstrating that all of our consensed documents are ‘living’ documents.

  2. Yoni Miller

    yeah that works. I think what happened yesterday was partially facilitations fault, but absolutely agree with this specific proposal’s amendments :)