OCCUPY CENTRAL

IMPORTANT MEMO TO ALL MEMBERS: Let's make one thing perfectly clear: OCCUPY CENTRAL and our other support groups are here to assist and centralize timely information that might be helpful to the independent Occupy city groups. We do not have authority over them, nor do we wish to have authority over them or make decisions for them. We only wish to serve their needs. This is what true democracy looks like. This is what centralized non-heirarchical government looks like, and is supposed to be about... SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE.

This is a great opportunity for us all to discuss & solidify the specific ways this group can help the Occupy movement. Let's stay focused & on task; which means finding ways to help the Occupy movement instead of arguing about our differences. The hardest obstacle we have to overcome is the tendency to be divisive. The attainment of Brotherhood/Sisterhood is both our biggest problem and the most important solution to our problems, all rolled into one.

Do something for group/movement advancement or cohesiveness today, such as finding & maintaining alternative ways and networks as secondary channels or backups to on-line/Facebook communications, researching legal or political information, creating databases or Docs that help support members or groups, helping to disseminate important info, diffusing arguments by finding common ground with others, adding new members to this and other Occupy groups, adding new Occupy groups on Facebook, starting new city groups (if you think a vacuum exists and a need is apparent), creating new Occupy identities on Facebook, finding and providing supplies for Occupy assemblies, Creating new Occupy signs, art, & music, making new Occupy friends and lending them support and encouragement, going to GAs & meeting with local groups to discuss ways to change unjust, unfair or unconstitutional laws & regulations, etc., etc.

Posting relevant and informative Occupy related information is important to agreeing to reforms and goals, but we need to work in productive and positive ways to further our collective goals. FOLLOW YOUR HEART! and contribute in any way that feels comfortable and resonates with you - but CONTRIBUTE!! If we all do our unique part, the self-evident puzzle pieces will fit themselves, the dots will connect themselves, and we will succeed as a whole. You have to leave your personal political labels and preferences, your conspiracy theories, your old party politics at the door. You have to leave the impediments of a large ego & other heavy baggage behind, and travel light.

There are no leaders here... Non-violence and Universal Free-Will predominates and pervades our movement... You CAN'T WAIT for someone to tell you what to do, you have to address your higher self and use personal discernment to find opportunity and determine constructive ways that you can serve the greater good. Take the bull by the horns (no pun intended) and act of your own volition.

Solidarity isn't just a buzzword. We have to live our ideals of unity as a microcosmic example of a better society... if we are to prevail.

We are beginning to receive messages and posts from all over the world concerning 99% solidarity. Please encourage friendships with other occupy groups, and individuals, both domestic and foreign.

People are waking up en-mass all over the world, and now corrupt government's and greedy, money-centered corporation's true colors are becoming painfully obvious.

GET READY...

WHAT BINDS US TOGETHER IS GREATER THAN WHAT DRIVES US APART!

We are ONE - United together world-wide with the 99%
We are ONE World, ONE Family
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During my absence, in an effort to ingest a breath of fresh air, clean up our page and get down to business, we've rotated and added some new Admins. Laura Chandler is now 'Senior Admin'. These changes are absolutely no reflection on the old Admins who still can help administer the group in their own inspired and capable way.

A Senior Admin now has the sole discretion to warn members, remove inappropriate posts, and block members who are not following the spirit or the law of our purpose and our guidelines. Please respect her judgement.

NO FLAMING AND NO SPAMMING. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REMOVE FLAMES AND SPAM. THE SENIOR ADMINISTRATORS RESERVE THE RIGHT AND HAVE THE DISCRETION TO TEMPORARILY OR PERMANENTLY REMOVE AN ENTIRE THREAD AND BLOCK FLAMERS, TO PRESERVE GROUP DISCIPLINE.

WE ALSO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REMOVE NON-OCCUPY RELATED POSTS AND POSTS THAT LINK TO NON-OCCUPY RELATED MERCHANDISE OR OTHER ATTEMPTS TO PROFIT FROM THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT.

We are not advocating arbitrary or bias-based censorship, we are practicing prudent policies to help keep this group focused, disciplined and on task. We are as a family in our common cause, and we should act accordingly.

- One World, One Family

A Special Note from the Creator:
MIC CHECK!: PLEASE ENCOURAGE ALL YOUR OCCUPY FRIENDS TO JOIN THIS GROUP SO THEY CAN HAVE ACCESS TO INFORMATION THAT CONCERNS ALL OCCUPY CITIES AND COUNTRIES. IF YOU HAVE IMPORTANT DATABASES, LISTS, DECLARATIONS, AGREEMENTS OR OTHER GENERAL INTEREST INFORMATION YOU WISH TO SHARE WITH ALL OCCUPY PEOPLE AND CITIES PLEASE CREATE A 'DOC' OR POST A MESSAGE. WE ALL CAN BENEFIT BY SHARING SUCH CENTRALIZED INFORMATION.

The primary purpose of OCCUPY CENTRAL is to share information and resources with each other and with the other world-wide Occupy city groups concerning the identification of issues and changes we agree are important to a better nation and a better world.

In such a varied and inclusive group we have to make an extra effort to be non-argumentative, to accentuate the positive and minimize the negative & divisive discourse, and to contribute in constructive ways to the group. If we are to succeed, we need to be unified as one in our spirit of goodness, truth, mutual respect, and dedicated efforts.

If we want to realize our highest ideals and facilitate wholistic changes that involve brotherhood, unity, and the pursuit of a better democracy in our nation & in our world, it starts right here, with common consideration, mutual appreciation for our collective efforts, and even love. We need to draw from our higher selves for inspiration and guidance concerning how we as individuals should best accomplish this within our group context.

We don't need to pick or analyze with never-ending detail concerning technical word definitions or nuances of meaning. We need to work together to find solutions to the common problems we all share.

This is a decisive moment in history and we are all part of a great experiment, and we need to make the right choices and rise to that occasion by being the very best individuals we can be.

Please stand up for what you think in your heart is right for all of humanity, and begin to put aside ego-centric selfish-interest and arbitrary, narrow, imposed dogma.

Please make a concerted effort to 'Like' other Occupy groups, invite people who share this dedication to positive, non-violent change to be your friends and then to join our group.

If anyone in this group has any creative or productive ways in which we can store information or disseminate useful information or perform any other service to the extended Occupy / 99% family, please speak up.

We are ONE with the World-Wide 99%

- One World, One Family
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Memo to all Members:
By Curtis Occupy Central Bard
Everyone has the right to their opinion. But let's each state our opinion as clearly and succinctly as possible and then step back and let someone else have the floor, instead of creating an on-going, divisive argument.

No one person has all the answers even if sometimes we think we do. We are all like young children learning a new way of making decisions and communicating with each other, together here in an environment that never existed before in the history of Mankind.

The best and highest form of democracy (and wisdom) comes about by sharing information and making informed choices that allow for edification and enlightenment of the whole. There is no room here for elitist or 'know-it-all' attitudes.

Sometimes a KISS (Keep it Simple Strategy) is best for a highly diverse group such as ours. And, it is sometimes better to ask others their opinions and determine constructively how their viewpoints and desires for a better political system can fit in and have mutual benefit for the Occupy movement and that individual.

Like in a good marriage, in order to have peace and progress, we must sometimes have an attitude of tolerance & deference to each other, instead of trumpeting our own knowledge, inflating our own egos, and vilifying the viewpoints of others.

We're not here to validate our individual opinions, we are here to contribute to the Occupy movement. Let's start finding positive and constructive ways to assist OUR movement, instead of arguing about someone else's.

If there is one single, outstanding quality that this movement should accept as a developmental imperative... If there is one most significant way of ensuring that our movement will prevail and transform our country and our world... it is learning how to embody this way of being part of a Brotherhood of Man.

- One World, One Family
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Statement of Purpose:

OCCUPY CENTRAL is established to be a growing hub of information about the wave of Occupy Actions around the world, as a group where people can find out about what is going on, or make new suggestions to help the movement grow.

Anyone already here has joined with an ideal of fellowship, justice and peace, all of which have been gravely ignored by the ruling elite of the world for so many years. In this group we hope to share that sense of purpose drawn from the wrongs we seek to right and our shared vision of a better world. We ask anyone wishing to join to reflect on these ideals before requesting admission.

To that purpose, OCCUPY CENTRAL exists solely to help organize, publicize, and support the growing number of communities that are showing support for the Occupy movement WORLDWIDE. We stand by the developing missions of Occupy Wall St., wherever they are taking place, for Wall Street’s reach is already EVERYWHERE. We are not representatives for Occupy Wall St. We have NO other agenda outside of this.

Recognizing the increasing level of economic, social and political injustice, we pledge to remain accepting of views shared regardless of political ideologies, for it has been adherence to these separatist ideologies by the few that have so sorely injured so many, whether financially, through loss of employment, loss of home, unjust and illegal war, or more recently, the continued encroachment on our Constitutional Rights, both in the attacks on Occupiers, and now in the laws as they relate to denial of our right to be charged and tried in the manner prescribed by the Constitution.

To All Members of this Group:

Respectful postings and debates on all subjects related to Occupy actions wherever they exist are welcome. We have endeavored to be as open as possible while understanding that there are going to be occasional crazies and wild extremists anywhere and about anything. JUST BE NICE!

That Being Said - Here are the guidelines:

1. Do not block any administrator – however you might feel, they ARE here to help (See 3 Strike Rule).

2. Spam, by definition, or group domination with too many posts or repeating one particular post will receive a warning and be removed (See 3 Strike Rule) Be considerate.

4. We recognize that different individuals might see vulgar or offensive pictures and videos in completely different ways, ie. war photos and videos can be very graphic. Please use discretion and WARNINGS if you think ANYONE might be offended (See 3 Strike Rule).

5. Any abuse of any of these guidelines should be reported to an administrator as soon as possible. (See 3 Strike Rule).

6. Threats will not be tolerated. Administrator discretion applies as to immediate removal.

7. Profanity should be avoided, along with name calling. (See 3 Strike Rule).

8. While administrators ARE public, moderators will not be identified.

3 STRIKE RULE: Violating the trust of the group anywhere noted “See 3 Strike Rule” results in 2 warnings with removal of offensive material, third time, you’re gone, there’s way too much at stake here for an offensive person to drive good people away, we don’t want to do block anyone – BUT WE WILL.

Policy Regarding Those Who Come To The Group To Stir Up Strife: Any page or group has a specific audience. There are always those who feel they must stir up trouble or be offensive. Some do it for sport and others do it because they feel they are duty-bound to bring people around to their way of thinking. For our purposes in this group, we try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, but if we feel someone is being intentionally disruptive, we feel it best to delete them rather than to engage with them over an extended period of time.
------- We will NOT be divided -------

TROLL NOTICE:
OCCUPY CENTRAL is for those wanting to help with or find out more about the worldwide OCCUPY movement. There are plenty of other groups out there for hard-core extremists.. Trolls will be banned from this group without warning. It just has to be that way. People who come here to taunt us or talk down to us because they have all the answers, will be banned. Here we believe that we are all learning together. Sorry, we're not changing this policy. It's a flat out waste of time to debate with them. We have far better things to accomplish. As we've said before, if any person wants to have a polite discussion and ask questions, that's perfectly acceptable. We will steadfastly defend our group from disruptive individuals who wish to move in, take over, and cause a huge disagreement with one-upmanship, name calling, and bickering. It just is not going to happen here.

TROLL, PROVOCATEUR, DISINFORMATION AGENT, INFILTRATOR STATUS DETERMINATION RESTS SOLELY IN THE DISCRETION OF ADMINISTRATORS. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE MISTAKEN AS A PERSON WHO IS TRYING TO SABOTAGE OR DO HARM TO THIS GROUP OR THIS MOVEMENT, THEN TREAT OTHER MEMBERS WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY!

For more on trolls, please see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_%28Internet%29

NO FLAMING AND NO SPAMMING. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REMOVE FLAMES AND SPAM. THE SENIOR ADMINISTRATORS RESERVE THE RIGHT AND HAVE THE DISCRETION TO TEMPORARILY OR PERMANENTLY REMOVE AN ENTIRE THREAD AND BLOCK FLAMERS, TO PRESERVE GROUP DISCIPLINE.

WE ALSO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REMOVE NON-OCCUPY RELATED POSTS AND POSTS THAT LINK TO NON-OCCUPY RELATED MERCHANDISE OR OTHER ATTEMPTS TO PROFIT FROM THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT. Occupy / 99% related books, signs, t-shirts, buttons, and other merchandise IS acceptable if presented discretely and posted at timely intervals.

This is our family.
This is our house.
When you join our family and come into our house you will be expected to act accordingly, with proper respect and common consideration.

REMEMBER: BE WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD - TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE - UNITY OF PURPOSE IS VERY IMPORTANT - WE ARE ALL ONE FAMILY!

OCCUPY WALL STREET – OCCUPY YOUR STREET – OCCUPY EVERYWHERE

Also see http://occupycentral.wordpress.com/ for more information.

Don't forget to checkout our various Occupy lists, books, articles, databases, and other information in our 'Docs' files: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OccupyCent/docs/