That's a great video that I helped coordinate, but I'm talking a general vid w more details on consensus, like an instructional with the process steps discussion, proposal, questions, concerns, friendly ammendments, reservations, stand aside, block, and consensus, and more on authoritarianism and autonomy
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From: Thiago de Mello Bueno <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2011 14:47:01 -0700
Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] WE NEED PEOPLE, its a very low interest down here dont knw why
These guys (meerkat media out of NYC) have put this together about a month ago, which I think kind of gets to what you're talking about.
On Nov 1, 2011, at 1:21 PM, Andrew wrote:
To: ALL WORKING GROUPS that Outreach, Educate, Coordinate, Act for Solidarity of the whole for the autonomy of the individual.
We're coming together to create video content. First is a general outline video of the entire movement to educate all, complete with succinct facilitation/ga/consensus information/reasons.
I already shot a facilitation training video that needs to be edited, Lisa Fithian's workshop, which can work for part of this project. We won't need to shoot more than another half a day or so for this, and try to be organized and inclusive when editing.
If anyone can help edit the workshop itself for me it will be a big help.
Here's a video "GA" from Atlanta
of a really ironic and non-direct democracy/consensus process, which was ows in the beginning. (Why are they using the human mic if they have a real mic?)
Let's test it out for our community's great need for a succinct and continuous narrative. All groups, track our progress on the google group
also in case this fails. Forward an email to people to come join us in producing media. This is a trial of a system that we need that organizes needs and offers so that people can grow together.
On Nov 1, 2011, at 1:09 PM, laura stout wrote:
From: Charlie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Tamara Shapiro <email@example.com>
Cc: Kelley Brannon <firstname.lastname@example.org>; maralena <email@example.com>; Ethan Buckner <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Michael Badger <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; Casey O'Neill <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Ezer Vierba <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; Kobi skolnick <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Mario Dartayet-Rodriguez <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; Vincent Levy <firstname.lastname@example.org>; ""email@example.com"" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; ""email@example.com"" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; ""email@example.com"" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; ""email@example.com"" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; ""\"Devin Balkind" <email@example.com>; Wiljago Jean Cook <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Joel Feingold <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 12:04 PM
Subject: Communications from NC & SC...
This is Charlie from the Mobile Occupation (Occupy Within Tour). Just wanted to keep you in the loop with any communications being sent my way...it seems like there is a growing awareness for the need to send a team down to the other occupations - feedback is that it is very disorganized and they can use some help with learning how to facilitate a GA, etc.
Also, we are set to make an announce to the GA tonight - statement & minutes are on our website. Looking to coordinate our proposal and begin to connect with other cities... We are asking for your support...if you want to join the group we meet Monday, Wednesday & Friday @ 11am at 60 Wall.
Charlie (917) 930-3329
---------- Forwarded message ----------From: Debbie Hall <email@example.com>Date: Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 10:18 PMSubject: Hi from CharlestonTo: firstname.lastname@example.orgHey there,
Dallas said you guys were heading to Fla and I was hoping that you would be able to stop in Charleston, SC on the way. I've been on occupywallstnyc livestream for about 3 weeks everyday and just went to our local GA meeting, which is every Thursday. It was unorganized with a lot of duplication amongst committees (working groups) which I guess can go with the horizontal model - but one faction of the group wants to be violent from what I was told and broke off from the GA to discuss a direct action that may include that (I was hoping they just meant civil disobedience but I was told they actually want violence). I think we really need a solid tethering to NYC to get this on the right track. We could use your help if you can stop here. It would need to be on a Thursday more than likely, but we could possibly organize outside those parameters if necessary. It's a beautiful city with some great people and you're welcome to use my home as a base - I have room to park the bus.
Thanks so much!
Debbie Hall (citizendeb)
Date: October 24, 2011 12:26:55 PM EDT
Subject: [owsfacilitation] Fwd: training/support request
Anyone want to take a trip to North Carolina?
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From: Callie Justice <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 10:48 AM
Subject: training/support request
Greetings from Durham, N.C.
We are struggling in the very early stages (maybe a month) of trying to build an OccupyDurham movement. Things are quite challenging. There was a lot of initial apparent energy which seems to have dissipated quickly. Is there anyone there who we could bring down (providing transportation, housing, food) for a visit to train facilitation people in working with a GA approach/framework, and perhaps to help us digest our experiences so far and give us some support?
I'm writing as an individual at the moment and would appreciate responses from you all that I will then take to the group for further action. There's a lot of good heart here, but we are floundering pretty severely at the moment. It looks to me like the right help could make a big difference in how this unfolds.
Whether you have the resources to offer the kind of help I'm looking for or not, THANKS for all that you do!
With love and good wishes,