Changes between Version 10 and Version 11 of USSF_newspaper


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Jun 1, 2010, 2:03:06 PM (9 years ago)
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    3131==== Statement of Unity ====
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    33  1. We understand technology as the tools human beings have developed throughout our history to survive and move forward.
     331. We understand technology as the tools human beings have developed throughout our history to survive and move forward.
    3434
    35  1. We believe that people have the right to a peaceful and just world in which we have a decent life, can be productive, are free of exploitation and feel secure.
     352. We believe that people have the right to a peaceful and just world in which we have a decent life, can be productive, are free of exploitation and feel secure.
    3636
    37  1. We believe that we are denied that right in a world of social, political, and economic under-development, exploitation, repression, environmental destruction and war.
     373. We believe that we are denied that right in a world of social, political, and economic under-development, exploitation, repression, environmental destruction and war.
    3838
    39  1. We believe that today the conditions exists where we can finally reverse this situation and build the world we deserve.
     394. We believe that today the conditions exists where we can finally reverse this situation and build the world we deserve.
    4040
    41  1. We believe that because technology is the product of collaboration by people all over the world throughout history, it rightfully belongs to all people and all people should control it.
     415. We believe that because technology is the product of collaboration by people all over the world throughout history, it rightfully belongs to all people and all people should control it.
    4242
    43  1. We believe the Internet is part of that technology and, as such, it should be accessible to everyone, used for everyone's benefit and controlled by all people.
     436. We believe the Internet is part of that technology and, as such, it should be accessible to everyone, used for everyone's benefit and controlled by all people.
    4444
    45  1. We believe the attempts by a few to commercialize the Internet, divert its development and restrict its use run counter to the collaborative spirit of the Internet and contradict the best interests of humanity.
     457. We believe the attempts by a few to commercialize the Internet, divert its development and restrict its use run counter to the collaborative spirit of the Internet and contradict the best interests of humanity.
    4646
    47  1. We believe that it is an important priority of humanity to assume control of the Internet, expand on it and use it productively.
     478. We believe that it is an important priority of humanity to assume control of the Internet, expand on it and use it productively.
    4848
    49  1. Because our beliefs and activities reflect a commitment to this idea of the world and the Internet, we believe that progressive and social justice activists must be at the forefront of the struggle to take control of the Internet, to use it fully and creatively to pursue our goals, and to expand its capabilities to enable our constantly growing and even more complex organizing and communications needs.
     499. Because our beliefs and activities reflect a commitment to this idea of the world and the Internet, we believe that progressive and social justice activists must be at the forefront of the struggle to take control of the Internet, to use it fully and creatively to pursue our goals, and to expand its capabilities to enable our constantly growing and even more complex organizing and communications needs.
    5050
    51  1. To make this happen, we need a movement that reflects this thinking and approach to the Internet and unites all social justice activists using the Internet.
     5110. To make this happen, we need a movement that reflects this thinking and approach to the Internet and unites all social justice activists using the Internet.
    5252
    53  1. With May First/People Link we want to begin and continue the creation of this movement.
     5311. With May First/People Link we want to begin and continue the creation of this movement.
    5454
    5555
     
    5858Members agree:
    5959
    60  1. With the Statement and Principles of Unity and try to apply them in their practical and political work
     601. With the Statement and Principles of Unity and try to apply them in their practical and political work
    6161
    62  1. To pay dues and other support payments to MF/PL in a timely way
     622. To pay dues and other support payments to MF/PL in a timely way
    6363
    64  1. To use the Support Ticket system for all questions, including technical support questions, unless there is a security issue
     643. To use the Support Ticket system for all questions, including technical support questions, unless there is a security issue
    6565
    66  1. To assist, when possible, with answers to tickets on the Support Ticket System
     664. To assist, when possible, with answers to tickets on the Support Ticket System
    6767
    68  1. To promote May First/People Link as both as organization and an alternative Internet Service provider
     685. To promote May First/People Link as both as organization and an alternative Internet Service provider
    6969
    70  1. To support, whenever possible, the use of Free and Open Source Software
    71 
     706. To support, whenever possible, the use of Free and Open Source Software
    7271
    7372== Principles for Developing Technology for the US Social Forum in 2010 ==
     
    7776The following principles were collaboratively drafted on March 26, 2009 in Detroit by approximately 30 representatives of the local organizing committee, local anchor organizations, the National Planning Committee, and [http://mayfirst.org May First/People Link]. These draft principles were proposed for approval by the National Planning Committee as a urgent initial step to developing the technology for the social forum. Over the course of 10 months, these principles were edited into their final form with input from countless organizers. The World Social Forum [http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Charter_of_Principles_%28World_Social_Forum%29 Charter of Principles] has been referenced where appropriate. Not only are these principles of technology for guiding the organizing work of the Detroit US Social Forum, but can provide a political platform for organizations and individuals with a strategic approach to online organizing.
    7877
    79  1. We provide free and open access to all, including people unable to travel to the forum or organizing meetings. Ease of use must mitigate the online technology divide in addition to the incorporation of multiple means of communication. (consistent with Charter of Principles 3, 8 and 14)
     781. We provide free and open access to all, including people unable to travel to the forum or organizing meetings. Ease of use must mitigate the online technology divide in addition to the incorporation of multiple means of communication. (consistent with Charter of Principles 3, 8 and 14)
    8079
    81  1. The technology that is collectively developed in this environment is useful beyond the Forum itself. It will continue to provide the means to collaborate and share information among participants and their organizations. (consistent with WSF Charter of Principles 2)
     802. The technology that is collectively developed in this environment is useful beyond the Forum itself. It will continue to provide the means to collaborate and share information among participants and their organizations. (consistent with WSF Charter of Principles 2)
    8281
    83  1. All technology users and developers commit to transparency, thus empowering cooperation and collaboration at every level of the organizing process. (consistent with WSF Charter of Principles 11)
     823. All technology users and developers commit to transparency, thus empowering cooperation and collaboration at every level of the organizing process. (consistent with WSF Charter of Principles 11)
    8483
    85  1. Technology decisions implement and build free and open source software, which is free of corporate control, non-proprietary, and owned and maintained by communities of developers and users. (consistent with WSF Charter of Principles 4)
     844. Technology decisions implement and build free and open source software, which is free of corporate control, non-proprietary, and owned and maintained by communities of developers and users. (consistent with WSF Charter of Principles 4)
    8685
    87  1. Technology is integrated into the process of organizing. USSF organizers recognize technology as an organizing process in itself. Technology is integrated with offline, face-to-face communications whenever feasible. (consistent with WSF Charter of Principles 14)
     865. Technology is integrated into the process of organizing. USSF organizers recognize technology as an organizing process in itself. Technology is integrated with offline, face-to-face communications whenever feasible. (consistent with WSF Charter of Principles 14)
    8887
    89  1. Multiple languages, handicap accessibility, and cultural expression informs our decision-making. It is essential that people of color and directly-impacted communities have access. (consistent with WSF Charter of Principles 9)
     886. Multiple languages, handicap accessibility, and cultural expression informs our decision-making. It is essential that people of color and directly-impacted communities have access. (consistent with WSF Charter of Principles 9)
    9089
    91  1. Technology and media is organized by a culturally diverse working group of the USSF, empowering the collaboration across gender, race, class and geographic region. (consistent with WSF Charter of Principles 9)
     907. Technology and media is organized by a culturally diverse working group of the USSF, empowering the collaboration across gender, race, class and geographic region. (consistent with WSF Charter of Principles 9)
    9291
    93  1. Technology decisions promote a safe participatory experience that allows broad contribution and respects diversity of opinion and experience, while doing no harm to others. (consistent with WSF Charter of Principles 8, 10)
     928. Technology decisions promote a safe participatory experience that allows broad contribution and respects diversity of opinion and experience, while doing no harm to others. (consistent with WSF Charter of Principles 8, 10)
    9493
    95  1. Online outreach between participants and their organizations strategically proliferates, shares, and exchanges information about the USSF with blogs, document libraries, FAQs etc. While critically using popular culture and applications such as Facebook, Twitter & YouTube, the USSF commits their energy to developing free and open source alternatives.
     949. Online outreach between participants and their organizations strategically proliferates, shares, and exchanges information about the USSF with blogs, document libraries, FAQs etc. While critically using popular culture and applications such as Facebook, Twitter & YouTube, the USSF commits their energy to developing free and open source alternatives.
    9695
    97  1. Information is power. Participants must have control over their own data. Data policies guide how contacts collected for the USSF are made available for organizing purposes.
     9610. Information is power. Participants must have control over their own data. Data policies guide how contacts collected for the USSF are made available for organizing purposes.
    9897
    9998== Techie Congress ==