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DLnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-11 06:30 PM
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Video of OWS 'Special Assembly' in Wash. Sq. Park NYC
Edited on Sun Oct-09-11 07:22 PM by DLnyc
My son and I joined the march as it entered Washington Square Park yesterday (Sat. 10/8/11). The crowd was pretty dense, and I hesitated to sit down on the hard paving stones, but what we witnessed, and participated in, was worth the aches and pains later. I am linking to some video we took of the process. It's not terrifying like some of the 'pepper spray' video that has been posted, nor fun and amusing like some of the many signs that have been posted. But I think it's a real look at a very interesting process, as a movement begins to form its own governing paradigms and structures.

Two important ingredients for moving toward meaningful change, perhaps, are educating each other and, not unrelated, learning to listen to each other.

Again, this is not a very 'sexy' video, but I think many of us here would do well to look closely and think about how we help start more such actions and movements in our own areas.

Everything in the video is done using the idea of "Human Microphone", which is necessary because there was no sound permit issued; also, though, the form seems to lend itself to both involvement and actual communication.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ToQtu_rZiU

(on edit:
1: Video shows most of the assembly, but not the whole thing.
2: I would love to hear some comments from the DU community, about what are good ways to foster communication and education within a group.
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DLnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-11 07:24 PM
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1. ?? Can someone tell me how to embed this video ??
Relatively obvious techniques didn't seem to work.
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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-11 08:15 PM
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2. Videos can only be embedded in the Political Videos forum.
Post it there.
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DLnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-11 09:06 PM
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4. Okay, I see now, thanks
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-11 08:22 PM
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3. Thank you so much for posting this. I love the assemblies
and try to watch them each night on OWS's livestream. If the clueless media would bother to do the same thing, they would not have to keep asking 'but whaaaaaat do they waaaaant?'

It's a beautiful, democratic process that doesn't fit the labdog media's idea of quick sound bites. I love that they are all doing this and that they are educating people as well, with people like Stiglitz conducting 'teach-ins' on the economy, eg.

Beautiful video DLnyc, thanks for being there.

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