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===================================== OWS: Tentative Trajectories (summary) =====================================1. Class Action Flash Mobs
OWS Tentative Trajectories in detail:
1. Class Action Flash Mobs
We must be prepared to use the newest technologies to mobilise instantly individuals with expertise in finance, law, markets, politics, & other disciplines which can allow us rapidly to research & formalise a voluminous number of civil & criminal actions against individuals & corporations on Wall Street & elsewhere in an ongoing & selfsustaining way. If necessary we can convene our own grand juries &/or empower our own attorneys general formally to address issues the SEC views with hesitation or disinterest. As an aid to this effort, we need:
2. Working Group Chronicling Unethical Business / Regulatory Milestones Since LTCM
We need to begin compiling the authoritative list of specific actions by CEOs, boards, lobbyists, politicians, regulators, NGOs, &c. which have resulted in the destruction of the US & global economies since the S&L debacle of the late 1980s. These would be canonical documentary historical narratives of events including but not limited to: the repeal of Glass Steagall, the Enron catastrophe, the Citizens United decision, the bubbles in housing & speculative derivatives, & the subsequent taxpayer bailouts of the mortgage & banking industries.
3. AnarchoNomadic Land Conservatory Trust
We need to set a new standard for land availability respectful of, yet completely independent from, the current property regimes & their concomitant violence. Pursuant to any inhabitant of this world making an arguable claim that all land is theirs, we need information which can back up the logistics of streetlegal Adverse Possession operations throughout the US foreclosure market / housing inventory & beyond. The ultimate intent is not necessarily to acquire title after a timeframe of decades, but rather to be ongoing, conspicuous, & intentional in a sufficiently neighborly way so as to expand ones nearterm housing options.
4. 24hr WorkWeek / Guaranteed Marketability-Based Income Entitlement
It is perhaps an unrecongised triumph of postindustrialised society that there is no longer work for everyone. Cutting the workweek to 3 days would in fact increase demand for labour in certain sectors, as well as provide 2 days of weekly freedom to focus on entrepreneurial aspirations. Universal Minimum Income should nonetheless be related to education & experience: its worth more to pay more employable folks to stay out of the workforce. UMI would also provide post-highschoolers an alternative to militarisation & an incentive to graduate & enter college.
5. Direct Action SupplyHub Equalisation & Stewardship
This is essentially a detailed business plan of how almost instantaneously to convert WalMarts nationwide into peoples operated supply depots while minimising inventory disruption & havoc during the process. The resulting establishments will still be primary community food sources, but will have drumming circles instead of managers offices & be operated via direct action with no income disparity between workers & the upper echelons of the managerial elite.
6. Monetary Reform Begins With Holes in the Coinage
OWS is forced to repudiate EndTheFedism largely because of the currency Alex Jones has among TeaPartiers & not (as is widely believed) because of wingnut Paultards; that is to say OWS is warding off Aliens not Austrians. That said, ending the Fed is like ending Windoze: you better already have a Linux boot ready to go. Its not going to happen overnight, but for starters Id like to live in a country where you can string your coins onto ropes. Can anyone tell me why that should be too much to ask?
7. Based Entirely on the Constitution: OpenSource RFC for USA 2.0
We neednt call for a constitutional convention right away, but just set up a network of forums & SN venues which can produce the treatise well ultimately need: a considered synthesis of the founding documents, in step with two centuries of case law, affirming rights & rationales, eliminating ambiguities, defining terms & clarifying limitations. The forcible overthrow of USA 1.0 is perhaps premature without giving v2.0 a try.
+++ A few various links
(*) = (goo) good place to start - lotsa articles to read
(*) = (www) occupywallst.org
(*) = (www) WWOOF.org
(*) = (www) Ayn Rands First Love - the exiled
(*) = (www) Occupy Nibiru - caveat: glp
The OWS FAQ (frequently answered questions):
Q1. It is sometimes suggested you folks are essentially anarcho-libertarian syndico-socialist ecofascist hipsters seeking handouts.
A1. I would characterise that as a disingenuous oversimplification.