Occupy Strategic Planning

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Page for collaborating on a strategic plan to reach the Occupy Vision.


1. 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 space/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.

2. After we get ideas, we will probably start thinking about timelines and who might "do" the work. Allying wiht groups already on that path, for example. We may also choose to categorise items that might work together, decide if they are things that are want to do as individuals, or as a group, and/or decide various other ways of organizing.

3. We may also choose to add new items. Please do this carefully, though, because if we want it to be something that the movement supports, we can't just add new visions willy nilly.



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.


Please look at each BOLD 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.

Please feel free to add links to clarify what terms mean. Such as I've added a link to a page explaining "the commons".


Local food production, community gardens, permaculture agriculture

- establish more community garden land - offer tax credits to farms that give away food

access to real nourishing, non-chemical, non-GMO food

- offer tax credits to ONLY to organic food producers/providers, not chemical-based farmers

food supply that is humane and natural

- offer tax credits to ONLY to organic food producers/providers, not chemical-based farmers

environmental justice

- establish a strong "commons" - amend constitution to declare right to clean water/air

environmental awareness and respect

- ask schools to teach holistic thinking

healthier diets and lifestyles

affordable healthy food

- require foodstamp agencies to provide foodstamp payment mechanisms to farmers markets

clean water as a right

- amend the constitution to declare that clean air and water is a righ

end hunger

- tax credits to food providers that offer food for free (pay-what-you-can cafes, etc)

connection to earth



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


- Amend the US constitution to deny corporate personhood