Proposal for Achievement G.A.s

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Proposal:

 

1.      Dedicate 1 G.A per Week only to Actions or Discussion that are Relevant or Conducive to Change our World such as Changing or exposing our Corrupt Government, Corporations, Police State issues.

 

2.      Dedicate the 1st ½ Hour of every G.A. to Actions that are Relevant or Conducive to Change

 

OR possible alternatives

 

3.      Alternatively Dedicate 2 G.A.’s per week 2 per Week only to items that are NOT Relevant or Conducive to Changing our World: Corrupt Government, Corporations, Police State issues and 2 G.A.s that are.

Actions/Solidarity/(what should we call it?)

Examples:

  1. #J29 Shut down the Corps/Alec
  2. #M17
  3. MayDay
  4. Occupy Monsanto
  5.  

 

For Example:

 

 

Non-Action/Process/(what should we call it?)

 

Examples:

 

a. Vision & Goals Statements

 

b.  Proposal to Establish a Greivance Council

 

c.  Space Proposal

 

d.  Proposal to improve the General Assembly

 

 

 

4.      Why:  Some of us have Children, 2 jobs and spend the rest of our time on OWS to Change Corruption of our Government, Corporations, Suppression, Police State issues, Homeland Issues  and have to pick and choose.  (I came to a G.A. twice, took time off from work which cost me a cool $200 to sit through 3 hours of Vision & Goals statements, WHEN I AM HERE, IN NYC, AND TO CHANGE THE WORLD.  I KNOW ALL GROUPS and everything everyone is doing is Relevant, and OWS HAS CHANGED THE WORLD

 

5.    Summary:

 

a.     .I believe this proposal will be more time effective for everyone.

 

b.    It is Spring. American Spring!  Its only 90 days people.  Its NOW OR NEVER. 

11 Responses to “Proposal for Achievement G.A.s”

  1. DirekConek (aka Dallas)

    Obviously this is still “work in progress” but I like!

  2. Trish OWS

    1.) Dedicate 3 Ga’s a week…One, to discussing how the movement is now being managed (financed) by Wall Street affinity groups. Two, how we can seek reimbursement of over one million dollars in unaccountable resources.Three, Plan, and execute the plan.

    2.) Dedicate the time necessary to follow through with all viable plans.

    3.) Are these the actions targeted by our deep-pocketed affinity groups, or should we identify/target those who have betrayed the 99%?

    It’s an revelation, whether its NOW or Never is to be decided.

    • Cynthia Price

      Trish I dont know. Something is going on. WE NEED TO TAKE OUR MOVEMENT AND THE G.A.’S BACK. These kids have hijacked it for Metro Cards.

  3. David M Lichtman

    Different people can attend, or prefer, different days. Since direct actions to improve our world is what we’re coming together for, discussions about different types of direct actions, non-violence, diverse tactics within a single action, reclaiming spaces, preparations for upcoming actions, should be discussed at every GA. Which ever day one attends, they can expect to be engaged in these most important discussions. Action and Movement Work Groups should be responsible for these discussions. As a member of Facilitation Work Group, I am prepared to take responsibility for scheduling and arranging with these Work Groups to facilitate these discussions for each GA. Action and Movement Work Groups will then assume greater participation and responsibility for our GAs.

    • Cynthia Price

      The new crew (I left NYC for Dec & Jan) of G.A.’s dont take the Working Groups seriously, or give them the time, respect and Action they deserve. A girl said tonight “G.A’s are about the Community” of 30 or 40 people. These people think the G.A.’s are for their personal social group with funding for metro cards and bikes. If you are not part of the 30 or 40 kid-click, they are like “what?” about anything, if its a friend of theirs, anyting passes.THIS IS NOT OWS. OWS HAS BEEN HIJACKED.

  4. David M Lichtman

    Since different people can attend, or prefer to attend, different days. And since direct actions to change/improve our world is what we’ve come here to do. Discussions about different types of direct actions, non-violence, diverse tactics within a single action, reclaiming spaces, preparations for upcoming actions, should be discussed at every GA. Whichever day one attends, they should expect to be engaged in these most important discussions. Action and Movement Work Groups should be responsible for these discussions. As a member of Facilitation Work Group, I am prepared to take responsibility for scheduling and arranging with these Work Groups to facilitate these discussions for each GA. Action and Movement Work Groups will thereby take on greater participation and responsibility for our GAs.

    • Cynthia Price

      The problem is, I took off work 3 or 4 times at a cool cost of $600 to sit through hours of “vision and goals statements” I came to hear about a march 17 action, which was barely ackowledged but to sit and here them talk about “this little groups needs and wants” I dont have the time or money to sit through 3 g.a.’s a week for b.s. Im here because of our corrupt govt, not to play in the sandbox with some kids.

  5. JACK

    INTERESTING

    Could IT Be That “OCCUPY WALL STREET” Is Having IT’s Own Prophetic or Revealating Moment, Like A Prophecy-Whos-Time-Is Cometh (Long Overdue)? i [WE] Sing YEA!

    Note: Social, Political & Economic REVOLUTIONS Happen In ‘Stages” (Like Rockets Towards Space) And TIME is The Best Medicine!

    PEACE, PAZ, MIR, SHANTI, AHIMSA, SOLOM, SHOLOM, FRIEDAN… And By Many Tongues Via HU-MATES of SPACE-SHIP EARTH. NO LONGER as HU-MANS! WHEREFORE:

    Long Live HUMANITY & Stage 2.0 of ‘OWS’ Prophecy (Like WOOD STOCK+)!!

    • Cynthia Price

      It has evolved into something else. The 60′s revolutionaries would be horrified…They were going to jail over their Brothers, getting drafted to Vietnam,, and coming back 2 months later with their legs blown off. These people think its a joke to go to jail over chalk. Dont get me wrong, i am indebted to the Campers, and those who went to jail the night of the raid and at the actions on the bridge. but these kids are not serious about anything but how they can spend money on themselves or their friends pet projects.

  6. Sean McKeown

    Better-formed proposals receive less push-back at GA. Where it got to at the end was “we want to ask very nicely for X but not require anything of anyone”, and while I understand your frustration at trying to interact with the system, it being a complicated and tangled morass is pretty much the norm around here and this proposal does literally nothing to remedy or repair that.

    I’d suggest for future iterations, if you wish to continue forward, adding a discussion section for the next week’s upcoming direct action events at each Saturday GA and *requiring* that report-back/announcement/discussion session as the continuing price of receiving automatic, autonomous consensus from the GA as a whole of Direct Action. Ours is the only DA WG in the Occupy movement that has that special arrangement with the GA (and thus permission to make an end-run around the GA as a whole in a non-transparent, non-directly-democratic, clearly-hierarchical fashion) and that arrangement either needs to be looked at entirely anew now that the movement has exploded far beyond the number of people who originally consented to that arrangement, or at least require information and involvement at a GA at some point since now DA doesn’t even bother coming to announce actions anymore, relying on fliering, the website, and implied consent to get Occupy members to direct action events.

    • Cynthia Price

      How did Direct Action get pushed out to some outside group that is barely represented at the G.A’s?. ummmm it was what this movement was founded on. Are you saying the G.A’s should be about 30 self serving brats…thats what im seeing. These are not the peeps pre Raid at these G.A.’s trust me. And whoever has the Twitter account promotes May Day starting in February basically implying american spring isnt till may and therefore 1 month