Strategies, Proposals, Positions
This group took some time off. Anyone that wants to revive it, write to email@example.com. The group still exists as a googlegroup mailing list. There was some great thinking... they'd meet again, if you feel like organizing a meeting.
The SPP working group is dedicated to discussing societal issues, determining their root causes, and responding with actionable proposals.
[Note: 'Ideas' is being moved within Strategy. Link: WG/Strategies/Ideas]
- The GA of 23 October 2011 approved the Statement of Purpose.
*DECISION REQUIRED! November 4: please go to the Discussion tab above.
Old wiki threads:discussions
PLEASE CONSULT WITH SPP BEFORE RE-ORGANIZING THIS PAGE.
- Other Proposed Statements:
- 1 Working Method
- 2 Join the Conversation
- 3 Issues
- 4 Links
The established method is first to reach consensus within SPP, and then to invite collaboration from other working groups. Presentation and voting at the General Assembly is only attempted after broad collaboration. Note: The Google Group is transitioning onto the OccupyBoston[dot]org server. Please register with the wiki to participate now.
- If you would like to post your Proposed Statement, feel free to add it to the list. If you can't figure out how to, leave it in the Discussion section and some one will create a linked page. Thanks.
Join the Conversation
Next On-Site Meeting
- Read and contribute to this wiki (the "Join" link is in the top right).
- Take an "Issues Survey", aiming to estimate the levels of support for proposals in general topics, created by Joshua Sager. (One submission per person)
- View the Results (constantly updates)
These documents are active working pages containing proposed language about specific reform ideas or process changes that any of us wants to draft and discuss. Be aware that there may be several places where a topic is discussed, and that these documents belong to the group as a whole, not to any individual.
Please collaborate respectfully and feel free to add information or clarification on the topic page itself. Cite sources as often as possible! If you have specific expertise, make it known, but don't think you need to be an authority to participate. Anecdotal information may be helpful, too. Try not to destroy existing information, but, if some information is deleted, remember that the history of page's changes can be viewed through the wiki editing tools.
Use the Discussion tab of a page for general comments, opinions or explanations of controversy.
Consider exchanging a few private messages with someone if that might help resolve direct misunderstandings or differences in approach.
If we can learn to use built-in wiki tools to track pages, our discussions can be much more efficient. SPP would benefit from the creation of a 'general' discussion page, and perhaps a number of other 'functional' pages to create a sort of discussion/navigation tree.
- Citizens United to End Political Bribery
- See also "Election Reform" category further down on this page
- Community Reinvestment
- Resource-based Economy
- Lower cost of living
- Financial Industry Reform
- Free Trade
SPP Human Needs/Rights
- Healthy Food as a Right
- Clean Water as a Right
- Shelter as a Right
- Housing Crisis
- Health Care as a Right
- Student Debt Education and Student Debt
- Working Rights Labor Issues
- Virtual/Internet and Network Neutrality
- The Smedley Butler Amendment For Peace
- Proportional Representation
- War on Drugs
- Third World Debt
- Foreign Aid
- how it contributes to regional conflict
- food/medical service distro and contribution to deprivation / violent corruption
- Prison-industrial Complex
Reducing the Cost of Government
- Discussion often takes cues from community generated media. Explore the Media and Education pages, containing many articles of interest.
- [Original Roadmap Proposal]
- Warren Buffet Ideas
- Other General Ideas
- For more Ideas, go to the Ideas Working Group on the left.
Currently, Ideas and SPP are separate, with Ideas focusing on the facilitation of dialogue, development of ideas, and seeding of working groups/autonomous action. SPP has been focusing more on the statement of purpose and the nuts and bolts of bringing proposals to fruition, though its official role is still to be determined.