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"Mic check" at #Occupy Organization

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by User Name Change, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. 00anon00 Member

    When some media (and OPs) describe the Occupy protests as "disorganized" they have not been watching.

    http://occupyseattle.org/resource/general-assembly-guidelines-hand-signals

    This is an demonstration of "Human Mic" during General Assembly.

    People repeat speakers' words in a chant so everyone can hear. New speakers start with "mic check" from the protesters.
    People who want to speak come to the front to "stack" and wait in line.
    There are hand signs for the group to respond to the speakers- approval, disapproval, points of order, "wrap it up", and "off topic".
    The protesters can control rants, derails, and outright craziness. They just stop repeating whats said. When the "human mic" stops broadcasting the speaker is silenced by the listeners.
    Other speakers can make their points at non -assembly time.

    Facilitators are "mods" and not leaders.

    This is Live Stream
    http://www.livestream.com/owsoccupyseattle
    All General Assemblies and news shown here. When the group not active they show related videos.
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  2. 00anon00 Member

    This is the same organization as IRC and forums.
    The live stream has chat as well.
    Do other cities have the same organization?
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  3. 00anon00 Member

    This internet type of organization confuses the general press. They don't understand it and see disorganization instead.
    It's revolutionary. This is a group without leaders acting in concert.
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  4. Anonymous Member

    Burning question: if this movement can't continually 'occupy' a physical space can it persist...?
  5. 00anon00 Member

  6. xenubarb Member

    Who needs a physical space when cyberspace is damn near infinite?
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  7. 00anon00 Member

    They are doing an excellent job occupying the space.
  8. 00anon00 Member

    Because so much of our country don't use the political aspect of the interwebz.
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  9. Anonymous Member

    Sounds more like a huge game of 'Telephone' I hope nothing is lost in the broadcast. I'll need to see it in action.
  10. Anonymous Member

    Your meat shell's gotta have somewhere to go. Also, it's kinda hard to see if and how movements in cyberspace impact life outside of it. And it's sunny outside (at least where I am).
  11. 00anon00 Member

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  12. Anonymous Member

    moar

    http://ustourofduty.org/

    When OWS Protesters Become Trespassers

    Jeff Norman (10.14.11)

    Is fighting economic injustice such a righteous pursuit that it entitles Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protesters and their disciples to indefinitely control whatever space they invade? Even though the whole movement is centered around the word “occupy,” deciding which property to take over, or how long to monopolize it, doesn’t seem to be based on any guiding principle. Occupiers need to clarify what, in their eyes, makes terrain seizable.

    The owners of Zuccotti Park in New York are apparently authorized to prohibit camping and similar activities, and yesterday they gave entrenched demonstrators a day’s notice to vacate the park while workers clean and inspect it. Thereafter, they warned, only those who obey park rules will be allowed to use the premises.
    The decision announced early this morning to postpone the scheduled cleaning, made no mention of those rules.

    The protesters say the City of New York should neither enforce the rules nor “evict” occupiers from the park. But what they haven’t explained is how the police could legally or morally justify ignoring a property owner who reports trespassing.

    Although occupiers pride themselves on adhering to a strict and democratic decision-making method, it’s not clear how – or if – that procedure honors the wishes of park owners, besieged neighbors and various non-OWS users of the park.

    The movement’s overall mission has great legitimacy, but its land grabbing policy requires some elucidation.
  13. un-isness Member

    Nice " forum" rules
  14. Zoom Member

    Blessed are the cheesemakers!
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  15. 00anon00 Member


    Occupy Irvine
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  16. 00anon00 Member

    can a mod change the title to "#Occupy GAs" or "#Occupy Organization" because it isn't a just a Seattle issue
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