Occupy Petaluma is …
Occupy Petaluma was begun to support Occupy Wall Street, a leaderful resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate greed and corruption.
“Occupy Petaluma is committed to non-violence. We do not condone the use of any form of violence in our common struggle for radical change of an unjust and violent system that perpetuates war and economic inequality. We believe that our means and end must be in harmony, and for this reason, we are committed to the principles and practices of consensus, justice, non-violence and compassion. “ (This statement was adopted by the Occupy Petaluma General Assembly on November 2, 2011.)
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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.
Every human being is welcomed and respected, no exceptions.
Please join us and become an activist, not just an observer (and future victim of an increasingly corrupted system). Together we are making a powerful difference and working to shape a brighter future.
The central engine of our action network is the General Assembly (GA).
The GA is the only authority as there are is no hierarchy of leaders. People lead by example and passion. We are all equals and all represented by our personal involvement. Only actions approved by the GA are deemed Occupy Petaluma actions.
In the interest of conducting a functional direct democracy, we do have rules and codes of behavior that revolve around respect, inclusion and non-violence. Those who come to participate, observe or learn are included. Those who come to attack us or undermine our actions are respectfully treated through conflict resolution techniques.
In addition to the GA there are Committees, Campaign and Working Groups.
This is where the real work is done. In Petaluma, we are currently focusing on election reform (separation of corporations and state) through our ‘Occupy Democracy Campaign.’ We are also in the process of launching our ‘Fukushima Future Campaign’ and a ‘Student Debt Crisis Campaign.’
How to get involved:
We encourage everyone to see first-hand the work we do as the media do not convey the full experience.
- Come and join a GA, Committee, Campaign or Working Group to make a difference (schedule here),
- You can also join the discussions we are having at our online forum here.
- If you would like to contact one of our organizers click on the Connect tab above or: http://www.occupypetaluma.com/connect/contact/
Direct democracy in action is a mysterious and amazing experience–and you make it happen only by participating!