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article imageOccupyWiki Opens Worldwide Bulletin Board for Occupy Movement

By Kelly Bowlin     Oct 31, 2011 in Politics
Occupywiki opens as a giant online bulletin board in support of the worldwide occupy movement. London wants: wolly hats and scarves, offered: Xerox Phaser 3500 office copier.
Like it or not, the occupy movement is getting organized. The organizers of occupiwiki.org.uk have created a bulletin board of sorts aimed at putting together the needs of various occupy cities around the UK with willing suppliers. London for example is in need of tents, chairs, tables and generators. Suppliers have donated a projector and all sorts of communication equipment.
Anyone can register and there are no membership fees. There are various pages on the site that promote current occupy news, recent events, and a calendar of events. If the site is successful , other occupy movements around the world might consider a similar model to link various cities.
Anyone can access the site via iPhones, Blackberries & Android smartphones. Information on the site includes various positions taken and discussions that have occurred within the movements meetings. For example, regarding the economy there were several points made that included: more emphasis on public banks, putting an end to fractional reserve banking, and debt forgiveness plans. Regarding infrastructure issues: re-nationalize the utilities, and re-nationalize public transportation. A committee also voted to require that campaigns be publically funded, and also to encourage independent political candidates.
Since the forum is open, all opposing views appear to be welcome. In essence it appears as though the occupy movement has begun to develop concrete goals and ideas. This should be a welcome piece of news for detractors of the movement who have criticized it for having a lack of clear objectives.
One of the movement’s strongest statements appears to be directed at a ban on corporate lobbying of politicians. One link provides a seven-point listing of specific goals to accomplish this including forbidding politicians from gaining monetarily from their connections in government, and forbidding corporations from directly supporting any political party.
The site was created on October 17th and has now been operating for over two weeks. For more information you can visit: https://occupywiki.org.uk/Main_Page
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