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OCCUPY PHILLY COMMUNAL HOUSING WORKING GROUP(Occ-COM-HOUSING)
INVITATION TO JOIN
To discuss structures, process & logistics for Occupy Philly 2.0 multiple communal housing network.
WG would be open to all, agree to Occupy values of non-violence, transparency and participatory democratic process. Will discuss working principles for communal living, explore possible locations and move toward setting up actual communal houses. Will be the representative body for Occupy related communal housing in Philly area, and as mediating body between Occ-Com Houses & Occupy Philadelphia. This might serve as an ideal way to experiment with spokescouncil (or other forms) for horizontal democracy between self-governing collectives—a living base for Inter-Occ meta-communities.
These might become Satellite SAFE HOUSES for grass-roots democratic community building, neighborhood outreach; offering meeting spaces, temporary food and shelter for visiting Occupiers, planning centers for direct action--a strategically dispersed network of Occupation Think Tanks, publishing and IT centers—and an evolving experiment in building horizontal power through democratic assemblages.
Where?Vacant, rented, privately or collectively owned buildings, multiple locations in different neighborhoods: South Philly, West Philly, Near Northeast, North Philly as opportunity presents itself.
Each house drawing individuals from a diversity of affinity & working groups rather than a concentration of mostly one set, each representing an Occupation Camp microcosm--so loss of one or several doesn’t inflict fatal injury to the life of the organism.
POETS & ARTISTS HIGHLY DESIRABLE!
Each Occ-Com House, self-governing as functioning spoke of the larger OPEN, INCLUSIVE, NON-VIOLENT and DEMOCRATIC Occupy Movement.
Emphasis on STRONG GOOD NEIGHBOR & INTERNAL CODES OF CONDUCT! We do NOT want to be confused by neighbors with MOVE!
Long term actions might include acquiring low cost real estate, lots for urban farming, collectives to manage co-ops across the city with a Collective Governing Board