This resolution was adopted by the Occupy Petaluma General Assembly and printed in the Petaluma Argus Courier on 2-16-2012. The Occupy Movement is facing a defining moment as it responds to recent confrontations between Occupiers and police in several cities. If we hope to mature as a movement, and achieve the support of the majority [...]
Occupy Petaluma is an action network of concerned individuals who are joined by the desire to restore financial and social justice for the 99%. We are working to take Main Street back from Washington and Wall Street.
Occupy Petaluma ~ Affirmation of Core Principles
1. Nonviolent resistance to the corporate state
We are engaged in nonviolent resistance to the corporate state because it fails to recognize the rule of law, democratic values and institutions, the common good and the sacredness of all life. Our resistance arises from a concern for the survival of our community, humanity and the planet.
2. Community solidarity and sustainability
We are engaged in an effort to build a sustainable community through actions that promote solidarity. Community solidarity and sustainability arise from everyday practices that prioritize the interests of our local community over those of the corporate state within a framework of global concern and responsibility..
3. Mutual compassion and care
We are engaged in the practice of mutual compassion and care. It is a natural outgrowth of the horizontal structure of the Occupy movement that emphasizes consensus, respect, equality of participation and shared power. We recognize the centrality of compassionate dialogue and caring relationships in our struggle for justice.