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And, yes, I DO take it personally: Participative, transparent, open democracy in action at Occupy Wall Street
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Participative, transparent, open democracy in action at Occupy Wall Street

i posted this on thursday...
i believe that the next steps for the occupy movement is to show that the brand of participative democracy that is flowering among the protestors is not only sustainable but also the right way to go for the country...

encouragingly, somebody else sees it from the same perspective...

"The process is the demand" is something of a mantra here at Occupy Wall Street. A direct democracy where a General Assembly, composed of whoever wishes to participate, hears proposals from autonomous, leaderless working groups and approves them, when it manages to, by consensus. "Process," for Occupy Wall Street, usually means full equality for all people, with no one officially designated a chairperson, a spokesperson, a leader.


If the process is the demand, then esteem for a robust welfare state providing equal access to free social services is easy to extrapolate, park to nation.

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