Posts By: Alia

Proposal for bike coalition working group

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Bikes are perhaps the most sustainable and simple form of transportation known to humans. they are simple, elegant, and fun! Why does OWS not have a huge arsenal of lovely lovely bicycles?? The benefits of bikes are crazy rad, in fact (insert rad statistic here) isn’t that awesome?! The purpose of the OWS Bike Coalition […]

Spokes Council Meeting Protocols Proposal

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Spokes Council Meeting Protocols Proposal   Contact Name: Sean McKeown Working Group: Town Planning   Spokes Council was envisioned as a high-functioning system for having conversation between Working Groups.  Using a distributed model for decision-making that uses a horizontal system of direct democracy, Spokes Council compensates for the use of verticality in its design by […]

Vision & Goals 2/14 GA presentation

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Visions and Goals would like to have a review of, and consensus request for, the OWS draft vision statement. The text of the draft statement can be found here: http://www.nycga.net/groups/vision-and-goals/forum/topic/comments-welcome-21212-consensed-draft-vision-statement/ -Patrick, on behalf of Vision & Goals WG

Proposal for the formation of the OWS Transportation Operations Working Group

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The OWS Transportation Operations Working Group is responsible for facilitating transportation for the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Transportation coordinates with Occupiers and Working Groups to assist them in any transportation needs that they might have. From cars, trucks, buses, and public transportation, the Transportation OWG will keep OWS mobile.

Proposal to start a zeitgeist working group within OWS.

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We at the Zeitgeist Movement share the Occupy Wall Street movement’s sense of urgency with regard to the ever-widening wealth gap, the endless wars, the purchasing of legislation, rising unemployment, and the general unsustainability of the current economic model.  As a solution, we support the formation of a global, resource based economy where technology (which […]

Proposal to Have a Community-Wide Meeting and Dialogue

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Proposal to Have a Community-Wide Meeting and Dialogue on the following issues we are all grappling with. -Construction of Hierarchies within OWS -Access to resources – Accountability – Transparency – Structural and interpersonal dynamics of privilege We believe our community can grow stronger if we know one another, what resources we each have access to, […]

Anarchism Caucus Formation Proposal

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Anarchism Caucus Formation Proposal -As anarchists and politcal theorists we feel that our voices, ideas, and beliefs have been marginalized by our comrades in the OWS community. -This caucus will be a platform and community which educates, informs and learns about anarchistic and alternative political theory. -We seek to end the misinformation and negative stereotypes […]

PROPOSAL TO DISCUSS GRIEVANCE COUNCIL/PROCEDURES/FORMATION AS A COMMUNITY

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PROPOSAL TO DISCUSS GRIEVANCE COUNCIL/PROCEDURES/FORMATION AS A COMMUNITY We are here because we REBEL. Many of us came to this movement with much appropriate anger at situations that made us feel powerless.  With no space or outlets for such energy within our community, it is expressed in our marches, interactions with police, behavior towards each […]