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Sun 5 Jan 2020

2 important workshops on mobilisation strategy for community democracy in 2020

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Paul Thistlethwaite Public Seen by 189

Hi everyone, 

Happy New Year to you all. 

2 important workshops on mobilisation strategy for community democracy in 2020

All XR Future Democracy Circles are seeking to initiate a mobilisation of community democracy in 2020. Energy is rising and we really want to bring you all up to speed with these proposals and get your considered input as democracy advocates/experienced practitioners. 

So we are hosting 2 identical workshops

Monday 13 January 7:30pm-9:30pm (GMT)  https://zoom.us/j/936602122

Tuesday 14 January 2:00pm-4:00pm (GMT)  https://zoom.us/j/355178235  

Each workshop will be a deliberative session with input on the proposed principles of our strategy along with selected examples of tangible steps. There will be deliberation time in breakout groups followed by an integration phase where individual and collective positions on the proposals can be expressed and compiled. 

Any further details will be posted on this Loomio platform as they emerge. 

2 other great workshops happening this week:

Empathy Cafe: How might we best build an XR Facilitator Network?

Wednesday 8 January 7:30pm-9:30pm (GMT) https://zoom.us/j/9896109339 

This free workshop will use the process of the Empathy Circle to explore how Extinction Rebellion can best build a facilitator network to embed new democratic tools into the DNA of society. After setting the context, the session will explore deeply the ideas we all might have and harvest the results for taking tangible steps forward. Facebook event

Rojava and Democratic Confederalism

Thursday 9 January 7:30pm-9:00pm (GMT) https://zoom.us/j/445562623

Extreme weather disaster hits several cities and towns in the UK. Mutual aid teams are operating in every town as the state flounders in its response while hording resources and sending out police. People are protesting in the streets and slowly some local assemblies are

happening. How could we utilize structures of democratic confederalism to take the mutual aid response, protest and nascent direct democratic processes to the next level to build dual power? Facebook event

Best wishes

XR Future Democracy Hub


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Sarah Brenman Sun 5 Jan 2020

Hi Paul
Happy new year to you
Thanks for this info. I'd like to do the zoom meeting on Monday 14th. Really interested in the empathy cafe meeting this Wednesday but I had misunderstood the timings and thought it was in the day time and am now out on the evening... Would
be really interested if it runs again.
Catch up soon x

Sarah

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Vishal Mon 13 Jan 2020

This Monday's Deliberative session Zoom link has changed to

https://zoom.us/j/339014269

Sorry for the last minute change

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Sarah Brenman Mon 13 Jan 2020

I'm afraid I have to give apologies for the meeting this eve. im down with a bug and feeling pretty rough as a consequence. Still very interested.

Sarah

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Bob Bollen Mon 6 Jan 2020

Sorry Paul, I'll be away until the 28th. Will get in touch when I'm back.Bob

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Paul Sousek Mon 6 Jan 2020

I will join the Tuesday 14th at 2pm.
Btw, Sarah, Monday is 13th.

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Nadia Franchi Mon 6 Jan 2020

Thanks Paul

I will join the meetings this Wednesday and next Monday,

Nadia

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Lawrence Morgan Tue 7 Jan 2020

thanks for sharing paul

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Lawrence Morgan Tue 7 Jan 2020

this Zoom workshop on 21st Jan "Taking power at a local level" may also interest people
https://www.facebook.com/events/488457928716115/

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The Alternative UK Tue 7 Jan 2020

Excited about all these initiatives. But would just like to question the title / notion of 'taking power'. From whom on behalf of whom? With what permission? Sounds exactly like a Momentum action. Lots of respect and love for them, but to me this stirs up all the old feelings of Us v Them. Divided communities.

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Lawrence Morgan Tue 7 Jan 2020

good points. I dont know who set it up. just listed on the future democracy fb page. I'm not aware who the admins there are

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Paul Thistlethwaite Wed 8 Jan 2020

This is Peter's Flatpack workshop. Will pass on your comments

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Peter Macfadyen Wed 8 Jan 2020

Thanks for the comments. I felt 'Flatpack workshop' was pretty meaningless except to a few, so went for something that was meant to look more like what it actually is.... I'd say taking power from the traditional holders of power (political parties and the old guard of local politics); on behlf of the voters; with their permission. Happy to look at any other option (and edit it in) if it says what's on the can.

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Peter Macfadyen Wed 8 Jan 2020

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The Alternative UK Wed 8 Jan 2020

Aaaah.. I didn't even realise it was Flatpack! That's a bit of a conundrum isn't it? What kind of words would signify a different kind of politics on its way - that Flatpack def does. Linking the actions directly to the outcome i.e. flourishing community, healthy planet etc? Obviously we've been working with the word Alternative, but also doesn't say what's on the tin

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Nadia Franchi Wed 8 Jan 2020

I just took part in an Empathy Circle. It was gripping. I was nervous but was able to express that and loved being heard and accepted...thanks to those who facilitated and took part 🙂

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Tom Atlee Fri 10 Jan 2020

I will try to attend either the 13th or 14th. Re "taking power", there are other things to do with power, like transforming, sharing, redistributing, regenerating, democratizing, etc. It can re-vision Flatpack in the sense of gathering up the old forms and centers of power (comparable to "taking" it) so that they can be put in the compost bin to become something that nourishes the community.... Then the challenge is to explore how "our" way of handling power might be different. To stir the pot, check out https://www.wd-pl.com/modes-of-power/ (continue scrolling) and the Venn Diagram video on https://www.wd-pl.com (near the top).

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Vishal Mon 13 Jan 2020

This Monday's Deliberative session Zoom link has changed to

https://zoom.us/j/339014269

Sorry for the last minute change

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Paul Thistlethwaite Mon 13 Jan 2020

First one of these is today

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Carlos AG Mon 13 Jan 2020

3 people of us from Machynlleth will join the zoom call on Tuesday.
Thanks

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Vishal Mon 13 Jan 2020

This Monday's Deliberative session Zoom link has changed to

https://zoom.us/j/339014269

Sorry for the last minute change

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Nadia Franchi Mon 13 Jan 2020

Really enjoyed tonight's meeting..I particularly enjoy the focus on love..thanks to those who hosted :)

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Rebecca Sykes Thu 16 Jan 2020

Unfortunately I wasn't able to make the 13th or 14th, will these be run again? Or were they recorded?