Popular Assembly

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/17/2012
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The intention of this assembly is to provide the People with a non-oppressive, non-hierarchical and non-confrontational space to discuss issues and projects relevant to envisioning a world without Wall St. This will be a safe space to practice public dissent.

The Popular Assembly will be a place for project, affinity and other groups (like Occupy the Pipeline, Stop Stop and Frisk, Sunset Park Rent Strike, Strike Debt and others) to come together each week to discuss, recruit and share resources. It will also be a space for the People to break out around discussions.
Structure

6:00 – 6:15 pm
Intro to the Assembly, fill roles (2-4 facilitators, 1-2 stack takers and a time keeper)

6:15 – 7:15 pm
break out groups around projects and discussion topics

7:15 – 8:00 pm
report backs, announcements, People’s speak out

Follow us on twitter
@OWSPA

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/334916996593817/

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What is a Popular Assembly?

http://new-compass.net/articles/popular-assemblies-revolts-and-revolutions

A popular assembly is a self-organized, autonomous, non-hierarchical group of people who come together to meet.
The assemblies are inclusive and develop in process rather than being pre-planned.
Popular assemblies form as a furious alternative to electoral politics.
It takes direct democracy to the participants and abandons the useless representative government.
By definition, a people’s assembly (asamblea popular) must be anti-capitalist and anti-neoliberal.

“Taken from: Popular Assemblies and the Growing Popular Assembly Movement commentary from Oaxaca by Nancy Davies”

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