Vision and Goals Working Group
Thursday April 19th 2012
In attendance, Noz, Tony, Cynthia, Siobhan, Dorje, Ray, Prince
Minutes: Siobhan and Dorje
Discussion centers around Values Based Consensus Group.
1 value – Positive idea flow
Discussion of what values our group has
Question: What draws people to a Mass Movement,
One Answer: Create a large scale movement through the networking of technology.
You need Direct action to make things noticeable.
Noz is confused what design is consensus? What are we about.
GA is supposed to work with us. Says Tony
Our role is to help come up with goals for the GA.
The GA’s vision is a good idea.
P_eople currently engineer war for profit.
(note…. the group as it is happening is more of a free flow of ideas like a think tank discussion rather than one with a set agenda and process.)
SCC Group wants to stop the war.
We need a functioning GA to implement these goals.
values for working groups create a definition for the group. Seeking a more ideal future.
A brainstorming of goals.
Why do we need a GA
How do we get ideas out
to get the GA going again should be the main goal
Working groups should be asked to show up to Ga
GA is now gone for all practical purposes
We need a GA, a real GA.
In the GA there was funding for the bicycle clean energy project.
To be informed is the most important thing for this movement, we need an informed public,
discussion about Frackings effect upon the earthquake on the east coast
Cynthia talks about military troop control in Haiti.
The Hiring policies of corporations,
Dorje mentions the Youtube channel for Vision and Goals,
Noz- In order to change these huge structures we have to elect people with high moral character who cannot be bought, we have to make moves at the state level, and then expose these guys who are in office,…..
talk continues on the affairs of the nation…..
we need group outreach.
The importance of the concept of a living document is brought up
temperature check on values based consensus process for the working group.
Temperature check is positive.
You have to find ways of outreach,
tony mentions radio
Prince talks about public network, T.V. Methods.
Mentions two people he kn ows, involved in broadcasting for the movement.
Next meetings agenda, is to be
- Purpose of Group thouroughly defined
- Values of the group.
Dorje says Seeking profits is the main disease of the current system
Alternatives to profit model system
Talk turns to types of Resource based economies, or economies that function of th paradigms in the vision statements.