Category Archives: Occupy Wall Street

Pluralistic ( Constructive ) Democracy

Occupy Wall Street! Occupy Oakland! Occupy Portland! Occupy Boston! Occupy LA! Please read this. Please try to understand it. Please try to implement it. One of the highest VALUES paraded in every protest we see is the word DEMOCRACY. And … Continue reading

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Burden of a Two Party System

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. On Oct. 12, occupythegreenparty posted the following point: “I think people shouldn’t be afraid of several parties. The goal of the party is to run a candidate … Continue reading

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A Crisis of Responsibility

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. Here is the lead in post from flavian: Why fight me ? Because I want freedom ? Real freedom ? The kind we never had before ? … Continue reading

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Changing Government Needs to be for the Long Haul

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. Here is the lead in post from occupythegreenparty: FEMINISM AND GENDER EQUITY We have inherited a social system based on male domination of politics and economics. We … Continue reading

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Psychology of Fear Drives Society

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. Here is the lead in post from Dmanic: This [the OWS demand list] is a great list and encompasses pretty much all of the current practices that … Continue reading

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A New Declaration of Independence

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. Here is the lead in post from fivefingers: “Demands” is the wrong word. (It makes OWS sound unjustified and is a word associated with other words like … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street Leadership

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. Here is the lead in post from CST: before we change the wall st and white house we gotta change OWS community, http://occupywallst.org/forum/decentralization-of-leadership-at-top-levels-of-oc/ Nanook: Centralization – Decentralization … Continue reading

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How Should Occupy Wall Street Communicate Its Demands?

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. Here is the lead in post from angryolderarchitect: There are too many demands and they are too diverse to have real impact. The list should be pruned … Continue reading

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A Totally New Approach To Voting

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. While the comment providing details of an “Equal Access Amendment” presents some good approaches to addressing some known issues, I think a much different view needs discussion. … Continue reading

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Fixing Congress

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. Requiring [congressional] bills to treat subjects one at a time is a good rule. However, trying to patch up how congress enacts legislation is not something that … Continue reading

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