Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 14, 2011, 12:17 a.m. EST by cross1242
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Right now, Occupy is a collection of local movements with entirely local influence. It needs to have a national position to establish the principles regarding the national government that bind all of them together. I'd suggest that the GA for NYC needs to adopt this resolution:
A RESOLUTION Providing for a National Assembly
WHEREAS, the record of our present national government is a history of failure and willful disregard of the needs of 99% of Americans: and
WHEREAS, Americans have petitioned the present government for redress of grievances but those repeated petitions have been answered by repeated insult; and
WHEREAS, a government of that character is unfit to be the government of a free people; and
WHEREAS, there are profound disagreements among Americans on what binds them together. Those disagreements threaten our ability to live in society and govern ourselves; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED by Occupy – New York City that:
Occupy movements in America should send delegates to a national assembly. The assembly must achieve consensus on the nature of the failure of our present social contract and government. It should then achieve consensus on and publish a new American Social Compact. It must consider philosophical and political thought on what a social contract should contain and then put a new social compact in writing. It will then be presented to Americans as a basis for changes in our society and government.
The national assembly should be at a central location; have excellent transportation; have the support of the local Occupy movement and its community; and convene on July 1, 2012. Other details may be decided by a logistics team from each state.
Each state delegation has one vote. State delegates are designated by Occupy movements using an open process. The assembly may not supervise any OWS movement.
The national assembly determines the validity of credentials of delegates and adopts its own procedural rules. The assembly must keep and publish its minutes. All meetings are open to the public.
Upon adoption, a true copy of this resolution should be sent to all Occupy movements in America. We urge them to consider and adopt similar resolutions.