This is a living document. The document presented below is one version from several weeks ago. The full version on an editable (wiki) website. Please note that this is a starting point document and this is a living breathing document!: http://freenetworkmovement.org/commons/index.php?title=Liberty_Square_Blueprint
BRIEF VERSION OF VISION AND GOALS DOCUMENT PRESENTED TO THE NYCGA ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 23, 2011 SEE BREAKOUT SESSION NOTES
Visions and Goals
Purpose of Blueprint
Through this document we explain our visions, goals to manifest those visions, and leave room for the corresponding concrete action to achieve those goals for ourselves and humanity. We hope other regional people’s assemblies can create their own blueprints, centered on the future they envision, and structured around the most effective actions to achieve these visions.
Vision Blueprint - note (this is a work in progress that excludes certain details such as goals and actions, so you can focus on the basic visions we have amassed thus far)
- Effectively connect our occupation with the Global Movement – by
- Facilitating the growth of local movements for direct, organic, participatory consensus-based democracy
- Studying ourselves and other local occupations to find more ideal models of consensus building, decision making and coordination through transparent, iterative design
- Finding points of harmony of visions/goals/actions across local and regional people’s assemblies for deeper impact.
- Creating the emotional and actual physical spaces for this process for the organic discussion of the future to unfold
- Encouraging each occupation to focus on their local economic, cultural and political assets as a specialization of the movement (our specialization is the following) – as we
- Make NYC a functioning focal point for other people’s assemblies to dissolve and overcome the unaccountable private entities rooted in Manhattan, our specialization
- Implement non-proprietary (FLO) solutions for everything [PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WAS A FORMATTING ERROR IN THE ORIGINAL PRINTOUT ON THIS LINE.]
- Create an economy in harmony with nature
- Emancipate the world’s communities from centralized financial systems
- Create paradigm-shifting education that emancipates global citizens from exploitative, community-destroying consumer culture and empowers all people with their own voice
- Re-appropriate our business structures and culture, putting people and our Earth before profit
- Re-appropriate our media culture, putting truth and dialogue over advertising and sensationalism
- Define and defend humanity’s inalienable liberties from the bottom up
- Create peace on Earth with total dedication to non-violencee
- Eliminate all discrimination, prejudice, and judgments based on socially constructed group labels in the past
- Facilitate the peaceful harmony of humanity’s religious, spiritual and existential traditions
Dialogue and Collection Process
Spend 5 minutes discussion to invent an ideal forums for input on the Visions and Goals Blueprint. This presentation at the GA is one (with Facilitation). Another is to create an online forum with a reddit-like set up (with the Open Source Working Group). Another is to speak directly to the Occupiers themselves that are often too busy running day to day kitchen, medical, security, and sanitation duties to have their voices heard in the very movement they are building (with the Think Tank working group).
FLO means Free Libre Open-Source, as one term that describes the non-proprietary practice for developing various technologies and methods as broad as computer operating systems to tractor design.
ORIGINAL: (please note that this version of the document does not have ideal formatting. The corrected original document and a link will be added ASAP)
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1 Hello World!
2 Purpose of Blueprint
3 Vision Blueprint
4 List of Goals and Correlary Actions
5 Amendment Process
6 Archiving Process
7 Further Reading
Hello world! – We of Liberty Plaza would like to thank the global population for the amazing outpouring of support and inspiration. Our original demand has been already met beyond our greatest hopes. We occupied Wall Street with the intent of bringing attention to an economic system that is detached from real human needs. In less than one month global solidarity and a global dialog has emerged – never in the history of the world have all of the worlds citizations and cultures come together in an unidealogial movement like this.
We present the following living vision of our movement. It is one document among many that work together in focusing our occupation for the public and ourselves. The vision has ten focii with practical goals for New York City. Our goals are aimed to effectively dissolve the shadow government of corporations and banks, literally surrounding Liberty Plaza, that are destroying the American dream, and our planet Earth. We will not fight the shadow government. We will invent new ways of living – that will overcome our constructed dependence upon the shadow government. We will invent the new economy, culture, and technology fitting of the Information Age. We will make New York City a metropolis built for the future.
A few things must be said. Corporations do not make jobs – people make jobs. Money does not support livelihood – our Earth supports livelihood. The proprietary technology used to hijack and manipulate the human spirit into thinking otherwise no longer belongs to the shadow government – the technology belongs to us. Thus the following ten visions are more than feasible. Only one question remains: When will each goal be achieved? The answer to that depends depends on YOU.
Purpose of Blueprint
Through this document we will explain our vision and corresponding concrete action for ourselves and for humanity. We hope other regional people’s assemblies can create their own blueprints, centered around the future they envision, and structured around the most effective actions to achieve these visions.
Coordinate our occupation with the global movement – by
Facilitating the growth of local movements for direct, organic, participatory consensus-based democracy through transparent, iterative design.
Studying ourselves and other local occupations to find more ideal models of consensus building, decision making and coordinating
Coordinating across local and regional people’s assemblies for deeper impact.
Encouraging each occupation to focus on their local economic, cultural and political assets – as we
Make NYC a functioning focal point for other people’s assemblies to dissolve and overcome the shadow government*** rooted in Manhattan
Implement FLO (free libre open-source) solutions for everything – by
Every bullet point vision described herein shall be supported and implemented through non proprietary technology and methods
Expand people’s knowledge of open-source beyond computers to all technology from tractors to currencies – as we
Make NYC the Open Source Silicon Alley
Create an economy in harmony with nature – by
Researching, developing and implementing economic models that pursue thriving, abundant and prosperous outcomes for humanity and life – growing beyond the dichotomy of unsustainable and sustainable development. These economic models must be based on sound ethical assumptions and observed individual and market behavior through behavioral economics and econometrics
Implementing and improving community currencies, barter, sharing, and trade systems Building the support and precedence for local and large scale production of renewable energy and food resources
Eliminating financial/resource speculation that supports the current economy at the expense of future generations
Learning from and empowering indigenous people in the transition to an economy in harmony with nature – as we
Make NYC a pioneer of urban farming, renewable energy, grass roots urban/rural exchange, quantitative economic policy and indigenous leadership
Create paradigm-shifting education (emancipating global citizens from exploitative, community-destroying consumer culture) – by
Empowering community values, engagement, and critical autonomous thought
Empowering our local people’s assemblies working groups with free educational materials for apprenticeship and skill-sharing – as we
Make NYC a top supporter of public space for community action.
Re-appropriate our business structures and culture, putting people and our Earth before profit – by
Supporting and organizing with entities that serve community
Coordinating demands of local, national and global people’s asseblies to eliminate outdated corporate systems that are out of line with people and nature – the most egregious exploiters of human and natural capitol – as we
Make NYC the mecca for innovative community based organizational entities like L3C, not-for profit, NGO, charities etc.
Re-appropriate our media culture, putting truth over advertizing and sensation – by
Ensure diversity of perspectives and entertainment through promoting diverse community media as an alternative to conglomerate-corporate media – as we
Make NYC a thriving ecosystem of community news and entertainment supported by the people
Define and defend humanity’s inalienable rights from the bottom up
Defending the commonly discussed rights to clean water, healthy food, safe shelter, health care
Pioneering the emerging right to free network communication technology (the People’s Internets)
Make NYC the most progressive city for the chronically homeless.
Make NYC a leader of the People’s Internets**
End all war – by
Stopping the false War on Terror at home and abroad, used to support the military industrial complex and citizen surveillance/control
Stopping the false War on Drugs, used to support the prison/pharmaceutical industrial complex
Stopping the age of oil, which is really a disguised War on Life that toxifies our land, water and bodies – as we
Make NYC a stronghold of peace
Eliminate all discrimination and prejudice – by
Empowering marginalized people to express themselves, build community, and engage systemic/cultural discrimination
Educating people with privilege about how they can overcome overt and unconscious discrimination/prejudice.
Protect the human rights of anyone living or working in America, independent of their legal status – as we
Make NYC a more celebrated place of diversity that lives up to its Melting Pot reputation
Harmonize humanity’s religious, spiritual and existential traditions – by
Creating the space for all people to respectfully and collaboratively worship, discuss, and explore religious and nonreligious topics – as we
Make NYC a hub for harmonious religious, spiritual and non-religious practice
Emancipate the world’s communities from centralized banking systems
Transitioning the IMF and World Bank into transparent, publically owned and operated entities
Ending the Federal Reserve Bank and replacing it with an accountable, decentralized, transparent and publically owned financial system
Freezing all home forclosures until new financial systems are established and operating
Cop brutality, women’s issues, accountability
List of Goals and Correlary Actions
Make NYC a functioning focal point for other people’s assemblies to dissolve and overcome the shadow government of big banks and corporations that is embedded here
Develop an open source DIY Occupation kit for other occupations to reference and build upon.
Build the independent communications technology to coordinate occupations throughout the US and globe
Make NYC the Open Source Silicon Alley
Host an open source developers hackathon in a secret location to find the most intelligent and driven technologists most capable of dissolving the shadow govt and building the new community development structures.
Make NYC a pioneer of urban farming, renewable energy, grass roots urban/rural exchange, ethical and evidenced-based economics and indigenous leadership
Develop strong resource flows between upstate farms and the occupation
Use Occupy Wall Street as a platform to launch community-based green economy solutions that lift people out of poverty and restore our Earth
Pilot community currencies, barter, sharing, and local trade systems
Make Liberty Square carbon neutral
Make NYC a thriving ecosystem of community news, entertainment, and information-sharing supported by the people
Broadcast the first Occupy Wall Street TV channel with news, live stream, shows, Q&A and entertainment
Make NYC a leader of the People’s Internets
Make NYC a top supporter of public space for community action
Support the independent occupations of every borough in NYC.
Expand the occupation beyond outdoor spaces to indoor ones.
Make NYC the mecca for innovative community based organizational entities like L3C, not-for profit, NGO, charities etc
Make NYC the most progressive city for the chronically homeless
Make NYC a stronghold of pacifism
Support neighborhood peace and safe community initiatives
Make NYC a place that celebrates and respects diversity and lives up to its Melting Pot reputation
Make NYC a hub for harmonious religious, spiritual and non-religious practice
We will create a reddit-based forum online to elicit ideas for amendments and to vote on those ideas for adoption. In order to propose an amendment, a forum user must first vote on at least one popular and two random ideas from the forum. Users may post and vote with a public identity, masked identity, or anonymously. A small fraction of the most popular posts, based on votes, will be presented to the General Assembly, where they will be officially considered as amendments or edits to the current version.
The Blueprint will live in two online version. The first is the Official Non-Editable Wiki, which will have previous versions archived for the public. The second is an Unofficial Sandbox Wiki for the public to freely engage, edit, and experiment with. We predict that the Unofficial Sandbox version will yield very interesting and possibly sourced for amendments.
Origins of the Blueprint for Liberty Square