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On 10/13/11 the GA reached consensus to:
<span style="font-size: 100%;":Start gathering submissions for the official statement of purpose (SOP) of Occupy Boston and get them on the wiki

see full proposal
> DISCLAIMER: This space is for people to post working drafts and ideas of statements of purpose for Occupy Boston. These ideas on this page DO NOT reflect the consensus of the General Assembly. Rather, this is a place where people can contribute, edit, and discuss ideas.

Click on Discussion tab for SOP's

also check out the ideas and join the conversation on the Strategies, Proposals, Positions page

Questions to think about:

  • Why do we occupy?
  • Why is the world messed up? What specifically is messed up about the world?
  • We chant, "Another world is possible." What would your ideal world look like?
  • If you could do just one thing to make the world better, what would you do?

Ways to contribute


  • SOP working drafts are posted in the library tent for people to read and comment on. The comments will be transcribed and added to the discussion tab of the SOP submission


  • Go to discussion. Read and comment on proposals listed.
  • To post your SOP...
    • Click on the Discussion tab.
    • click 'new post'
    • In the subject field put your short, "tweetlike" summary of your Statement of Purpose .
    • Write a more extensive exploration of your idea in the message box.
  • create a page - once the discussion of the idea is reaching some consensus create a page for it, leaving a link at the end of the discussion

SOP Inspiration

This is where we can put other statements (i.e. OWS, Declaration of Independence) as well as editorials, pieces of theory, etc. that we might find useful to think with. Sometimes it's good to rub our ideas against other people's ideas--then sparks fly in interesting ways.
The education page of the wiki has a wealth of interesting articles and sources.

SOP proposals (most are now in discussion)

<span style="font-size: 90%;":put your proposal (link + tweetlike summary) here:

SOP - Direct Participation - A demand for Direct Participation within government, acting as the Fourth Branch

SOP - Federal Reserve - A statement focusing on the role of the federal reserve in the economic crisis

SOP - wrest control from the 1% - Democracy based upon an informed public acting in its own interest can wrest control of the USA from the 1%

SOP - Banking Culture - Dismantling destructive discriminatory culture of scarcity that enabled the financial oligarchy in the first place

Roadmap to Economic Justice and Horizontal Democracy- (use Discussion tab on this linked page to discuss.)

Proposed OccupyBoston Declaration of Occupation (use Discussion tab on this linked page to continue this topic)

Ron Paul Defending Occupy Wall Street - Republican National Debates 10/18/11

Based on: [of purpose statement of purpose at wikispaces]