From:   Lisa Fithian <>
Sent time:   Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:39:05 AM
Subject:   RE: [september17discuss] Reports on occupations+training

Hey all,



There is a growing conversation about more training support for NY and other

cities around the country. Many of us are getting reports from lots of

places and am happy to send compilations on for this site or better yet send

link for posting into to them.


As Marina say, there are many resources new and old that can be compiled for



We are talking about a trainers site (or page) with names of trainers who is

available where, what they can train on etc.


What is most needed however is what the occupy cities want and need. Each

are different - to that end - is there any list of all the Training or

Facilitation Working Groups from each occupy city? There are people helping

in a number of cities, there are others that have little support. The more

we can connect the easier it will be to begin networking and meet each

cities needs!






-----Original Message-----

From: [] On

Behalf Of Marina Sitrin

Sent: Monday, October 17, 2011 11:14 PM


Subject: Re: [september17discuss] Reports on occupations around the US


I cannot do the technical work (and thank you all for all that you are

doing to make it happen!) But I can help compile info and training

material, so for example, having done activist legal for years, we can

put together a how to suggestion packet - negotiating lawyers, how to

keep the political agenda and not a legalistic one etc.(using material

from activist legal collectives etc) Also on facilitation, consensus,

and all sorts of other great tools for horizontal space creation.


In Solidarity,



On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 10:59 PM, David DeGraw <>


> the plan has been to set up and arrange for many people

> throughout the country to post their local OWS news.  also

> would be a social network for OWS activists using the

> same system we used here:


> the development work is all done, just need some design help.  figure if


> can get about 12 admins dedicated to posting / editing it could be a vital

> resource.


> Are there people here who would like to help get this project rolling?


> Micah, do you have any colleagues who can help out?


> if we can get a good logo, can prob have the site live in a few days.



> On 10/17/2011 3:50 PM, Micah White wrote:


> At this point, one of the biggest possible contributions to the movement

> would be a central site that aggregated all the local news about each

> individual occupation.


> I am in Berkeley, and there at least half a dozen occupations within 15

> miles (SF, Oakland, Richmond, Walnut Creek, etc etc). Some of these are

> attracting 2,000 people or more on the weekends. And yet, I can barely

> locate any information. There is no single source of information.


> We need a site like that handles news (local corporate

> news and citizen journalist eye witness accounts).  This is a labor

> intensive project, but could be aided by scraping RSS and other


> techniques.


> Micah


> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 12:39 PM, Doug Singsen <>

> wrote:


>> We know that there are hundreds of occupations happening around the

>> country, but I've had a hard time finding good reports on what has


>> been happening at them, how big they are, what they're thinking about or

>> working on, what other groups and struggles they are linking up with,


>> The Google Maps and Meetup maps show where meetings, rallies and


>> are happening, but they don't provide much information on what these


>> actually look like, as far as I can tell. For anyone who's interested in

>> seeing more detailed reports on some of the many occupations taking


>> has set up a page to post reports at



>> are only five up there now, but we'll keep adding reports as we receive

>> them, and anyone can submit a report, so if you have info on any


>> outside NYC, please send them in. And if anyone knows of any other good

>> resources for reading details on occupations around the US (or the


>> please send them to the list as well.


>> Doug Singsen








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