Documents For: Vision and Goals

Putting The Pieces Together – The Next Generation

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OK – here’s a revised attempt at merging the pieces that people have posted into a single document. This version shows how a document can be written so that different portions can be used – from one sentence up to the whole document. In each version, boldface is used to show the text that will be […]

Mission Statement and Short term Actionable Goals

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1st version, needs a little formatting, DPrince Top line goals: 1. Create an educated, transparent flexible organization capable of shifting the national discourse toward real social change especially through education, and provides an example of the power and accountability of a fully transparent organization. Our long term goal will be to educate ourselves and others, […]

Minutes for Vision & Goals 11-11-11

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Scribe: Ross Minutes for Vision & Goals November 11th, 2011 5:45pm-7:15pm Atrium, 60 Wall Street PROPOSED AGENDA ITEMS #1. Proposed systematic approach (Jim) #2. History of Vision & Goals (Abe) #3. Proposal for “A Vision for an Emancipated Future” (Ross) #4. Another brief proposed vision (Darrell) #5. Breakout group on feedback from GA (Abe) FIRST […]

Abbreviated proposal for “A Vision for an Emancipated Future” (a popular presentation)

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“VISION FOR AN EMANCIPATED FUTURE” As if anticipating our own historical moment, Guy Debord once offered the following advice to anyone seeking to change the world: “Be realistic,” he insisted.  “Demand the impossible!” It is perhaps no coincidence that the only politics befitting the dignity of human freedom today seems to us an impossibility.  We […]

11.9.11 – Visions and Goals Group

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The following will be proposed to the GA for feedback/to pass as an official document for Liberty Square. It will serve as the basis for our local movement’s visioning questions for the future, and help us generate a list of goals to achieve those visions. We will record the breakout group discussions as a part […]

VandG_Minutes_110511

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VISIONS & GOALS WORKING GROUP Regular Meeting November 5, 2011 Members Present: Leia, Uma, Michael P., David M., Bill, Patrick, Michael K., Andy, Janelle, Jim, Chris, Amy, Natasha, Frank, Peter, Chris D., Ross Meeting convened at 12:30p.m. The meeting begins with 1 minute of respectful silence. Consensus is reached around the following agenda: 1) A […]

VandG_Minutes_110411

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VISIONS & GOALS WORKING GROUP Regular Meeting November 4, 2011 Members Present: Ted, Andy, Rich, Patrick, Jim, Ryan, Darrell, Sara, Raul, Laurie, Jason, Ed, Anna, David, Marie, Spencer, Nikki, Ross, Sumumba, Michael P., Natasha, Naomi, Sammy, Michael M., Jeffrey, Derek Meeting convened at 5:45p.m. The meeting begins with 1 minute of respectful silence. Ted reports […]

VandG_Minutes_110311

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VISIONS & GOALS WORKING GROUP Regular Meeting November 3, 2011 Members Present: Peter D., Dorje, Leia, Janelle, Patrick, Abe, David G. Meeting convened at 12:00p.m. The meeting begins with 1 minute of respectful silence. Consensus is reached around reviewing the sorted GA feedback document. General discussion opens around the table. Some of the issues raised […]

Vision & Goals’ much-vaunted Blueprint: An annotated guide to the politically illiterate blob of the self-appointed anarchoid vanguard of OWS

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OVERVIEW: I’m kind of sick of the dysfunctionality and egoism within Vision & Goals, and the reverential attitude we’re supposed to hold toward its (in)famous Blueprint.  Ironically, I find that the most egotistical attitudes are those which cling so adamantly to the Blueprint, but who actually feel like the document is “theirs.”  So I thought I’d […]