Occupy Strategic Planning
Page for collaborating on a strategic plan to reach the Occupy Vision.
We're starting with the Original Occupy Vision Doc. Read the background to understand how we built that document. For working purposes, assuming that it's a decent representation of what the people in the movement want. We're taking the listed items, and ADDING below each item, tactics and actions to achieve that item. As we mature as a movement, we will likely change this basic vision doc. But for now, please respect it as a starting point, and modify only the entries below each BOLD ITEM.
For each item in the list, add your ideas on what actions/tactics need to be accomplished for us to reach that goal in society.
ILLUSTRATIVE CATEGORY LIST
Illustrative Vision Categories that were derived from the National Gathering Visioning List. For the complete list, see the National Gathering Vision Hub Wiki at http://interoccupy.net/vision.
STRATEGIC PLANNING INSTRUCTIONS:
Please look at each item below, and add actions that we can take to achieve each.
PLEASE BE AS SPECIFIC AS POSSIBLE. For example, don't just say "stop greed", but say things like "establish the right to a living wage", or something like that. Somethig "tangible", metrics that we can measure to see if we are actually acheiving something. If it's long term as opposed to short term, make note.
CLEAN AIR, WATER, FOOD: ENVIRONMENTAL
Local food production, community gardens, permaculture agriculture
access to real nourishing, non-chemical, non-GMO food
food supply that is humane and natural
environmental awareness and respect
healthier diets and lifestyles
affordable healthy food
clean water as a right
connection to earth
FREE EDUCATION FOR ALL: CULTURAL all airwaves public end to intellectual property, such that there is free and open sharing of information free and open communications real education, free and equal, democratized universal access to data
NO WAR: PEACE AND SECURITY/POLITICAL peace, nonviolence, no war or death machines no military no need for violent conflict or guns no global us vs them nonviolence friendship, rather than strangership, as the default relationship among people mutual respect between cultures or trading nations nonviolent interpersonal and international conflict resolution world peace
SUSTAINABLE HUMAN SOCIETY: CULTURAL/ENVIRONMENTAL a world where basic needs are met all cultures respected equally people feel empowered, free, and unafraid a strong sense of community safety for everyone from domestic violence and fear all human life valued equally all decisions considered for seven generations in the future more humanity, compassion, kindness, and selflessness mutually beneficial relationship between humans, the earth, and its inhabitants acting with consideration for the community, world, and everything else
A CULTURE OF DIRECT DEMOCRACY: DEMOCRACY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE/POLITICAL no money in politics end two-party system local community control consensus based democracy just and fair legal system truth in journalism/illegal to lie minorities have power and voice (rule by diversity) no tax without representation a fair electoral system accountable government democratic process that works for all
FREE UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE: CULTURAL/ECONOMIC healthcare emphasizes preventative and alternative measures free healthcare (accessible and state of the art) full control of our own bodies, including shared ownership of the means of preventative healthcare free therapy and emotional/mental healthcare
ECONOMIC EQUALITY: VIBRANT AND SOUND ECONOMY/PROSPERITY localized economies no corporate personhood fairness and equality for all beings (including ecosystems, resources) banks and corporations required to act responsibly, answering to many, not few radicalized labor unions international corporate accountability fair trade and fair working conditions
FREEDOM: POLITICAL/CULTURAL freedom to live anywhere: no borders, no nations freedom of knowledge and press freedom of religion freedom of expression protected free equal access to opportunity derived from the Visioning Activities at the OCCUPY NATIONAL GATHERING Philadelphia, PA – July 2012
ITEMS THAT ADDRESS MANY OF THE ABOVE:
- Amend the US constitution to deny corporate personhood