The following is an update on the kind of backlash/arbitrary denial of due process that the Demands Working group has received from a few adamant and authoritarian "non-leaders" within the facilitation group and the greater OWS in general.
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From: p.queck <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 7:50 PM
Subject: [demandsOWS] Friday Facilitation Recap
Around 7 of us attended facilitation today, and we were approved for Sunday--but not without some dispute.
Apparently during Thursday's facilitation meeting it was again claimed that we are not a working group (but rather an affinity and/or thematic one) and that our prior approval to propose to the GA had been granted erroneously. And the zombie claim that the GA is eternally resolved to never pass demands continues to walk among us. (All quite festive, when you think about it.)
A few people--at least two of them with obviously hostile intent--insisted on using the facilitation meeting to determine what kind of groups have standing to propose to the GA, but the facilitators refused.
It's possible there will be an attempt to invalidate this tomorrow, but given that Eric Lerner recorded today's approval on his phone, and given that this is headed toward a heated disagreement regardless, some of us there were thinking that we might just want to focus on Sunday come what may.