Posts Categorized: Past Proposals

Proposal to end spokes and the GA

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Proposal to end spokes and the GA Proposer: Justin Samuels I propose that we end both spokes council and the GA for several reasons. First and foremost, Occupy Wall Street claims to be a horizontal movement.  If it is a horizontal movement, then we don’t need a spokes council (with spokes/representatives) or a General Assembly making […]

Proposal to adopt OCCUPY WALL STREET ANTI-VIOLENCE STATEMENT

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There have been great disturbances in Occupy Wall Street solidarity due to violence in the movement.  Because of such, many have left or distanced themselves from OWS.  As the movement has been sullied by these conflicts, this proposal is to get the GA to agree to the following anti-violence statement that would thereafter speak for the movement. […]

Proposal For the General Assembly of Occupy Wall Street to endorse the Everything for Everyone Festival planned in Seattle, Washington

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Proposal For the General Assembly of Occupy Wall Street to endorse the Everything for Everyone Festival planned in Seattle, Washington in the month of August.   The Everything for Everyone festival is meant to give a face for this new movement. It intends to facilitate debate and cross-fertilization, for a mutual flourishing of various groups […]

To Begin Spokes Council Meetings With a Commitment to Collectively Confront Aggressive or Disruptive Violations of Our Community Agreements by Remaining Absolutely Silent

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To Begin Spokes Council Meetings With a Commitment to Collectively Confront Aggressive or Disruptive Violations of Our Community Agreements by Remaining Absolutely Silent (once the facilitation team has requested the perpetrator to leave) Feeling an urgent need to address the impact of violence and disruptions rendering our Spokes Councils dysfunctional, the Facilitation Working Group discussed several optional strategies […]

Proposal For An OWS Fundraiser Benefit Show And Overturning The Budget Freeze To Allocate Money To Finance The OWS Fundraiser Benefit Show~

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~Proposal For An OWS Fundraiser Benefit Show And Overturning The Budget Freeze To Allocate Money To Finance The OWS Fundraiser Benefit Show~ Occupy Wall Street; the movement for change, the first movement of the people in decades to try to create a better world, is in a place that for the first time we must […]

Spaces working group proposal

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Spaces working group is to create a strategy for Occupying Spaces, including a headquarters, and to acquire housing, and centers for outreach and community services. We will pursue a diverse set of tactics to acquire new spaces, including rental/purchase, for office spaces and community centers, as well as group living environments for occupiers, and help […]

Establishment of the Queer OWS Working Group

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The LGBTIQA2Z Caucus at OWS has been going through many changes lately, in trying to figure out how to better serve and reach out to our community. As part of this, we have decided to create a new structure for ourselves, letting the caucus focus on its functions as defined by OWS, and creating a new working […]

Formation of Meeting of the Minds Working Group

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Meeting of the minds 2 Is a group intend to create mass action with in OWS.Meeting of the minds encourage groups to agree so OWS can move forward on a larger scale.Meeting of the mind objective is to have mass action push through GA to direct action at least ones a month. Reason for meeting […]

Exclusion Principle

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“There is no greater fallacy than the belief that aims and purposes are one thing, while methods and tactics are another. This conception is a potent menace to social regeneration. All human experience teaches that methods and means cannot be separated from the ultimate aim. The means employed become, through individual habit and social practice, […]