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Occupy Movement Is Becoming Leaderfull

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I'm sick of hearing that our movement is leaderless. On the contrary, it is leaderfull, or at least becoming so.

We don't have people at the top, because there is no "top". We reject hierarchy. We nominate representatives of each workgroup or caucus to report to the General Assembly, but that person can easily be replaced if we think there is someone who can more effectively present the view of the group.

And we are constantly being trained. There are teach-ins on a vast number of subjects -- economics, racism, nonviolence, listening to name a few. That is at Occupy Seattle, which is the only one I know personally.

We are not always getting things right. But we learn as we go.

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We are already (in the main) highly educated in academic disciplines. Now we are learning life skills that are not taught in most schools and colleges. Apart from the more formal teach-ins, we learn public speaking, how to make decisions, how to use our initiative in many things, like resolving a conflict near us instead of calling in experts to do it for us.


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