Changes between Version 20 and Version 21 of internet_rights_workshop


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    2 = The Internet Rights Workshop =
     2= The Collaborative Democracy Workshop =
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    4 The Internet Rights Workshop is an organizing tool developed by May First/People Link to develop our skills in participatory democracy and build a consensus on the rights we should be fighting for on the Internet. The workshop is politically grounded in the [http://mayfirst.org/organicinternet Organic Internet].
     4The Collaborative Democracy Workshop (formerly know as the Internet Rights Workshop) is an organizing tool developed by May First/People Link to develop our skills in participatory democracy and build a consensus on issues that are critical for our movements. The workshop is politically grounded in the [http://mayfirst.org/organicinternet Organic Internet].
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    66== Introduction/Summary ==
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    8 The Internet is humanity's most explosive and effective form of collaboration, born as we seek a new era of social organization based on justice and respect. To get there, we must be able to make decisions collaboratively. This workshop uses Internet technology as a collaborative tool to write an Internet Declaration of Rights. Using a local network, small groups write, edit and endorse rights in constant, dynamic collaboration with the other groups. The result is a document for organizing and a unique and exciting experience in the chaos, creativity and power of collaborative democracy.
     8The Internet is humanity's most explosive and effective form of collaboration, born as we seek a new era of social organization based on justice and respect. To get there, we must be able to make decisions collaboratively. This workshop uses Internet technology as a collaborative tool to write a Declaration of Rights based on topics important for us to agree in order to work collaboratively. Using a local network or operating over the Internet in multiple rooms, small groups write, edit and endorse rights in constant, dynamic collaboration with the other groups. The result is a document for organizing and a unique and exciting experience in the chaos, creativity and power of collaborative democracy.
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    1010== Workshop description ==
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    12 During the Internet Rights workshop, activists join together to examine and discuss one of the largest, most important and powerful human movements in recent history.
     12In this workshop, a group of people collaboratively write a Bill of Rights on a pre-selected topic. The group can be limited to a single room, or can be spread across several rooms in different locations.
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    14 With over a billion people engaging in a collective activity, today's Internet is one of humanity's largest social movements, reflecting the kind of social
    15 interaction and collective achievement activists like us struggle for world-wide: fundamentally collaborative, democratic and based almost entirely
    16 on tools and software that has been produced collaboratively, developed by large, democratic communities and distributed freely. It is truly
    17 international and resilient against constant attempts to control its direction and curtail its positive growth.
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    19 Even more inspiring, the Internet has grown in this progressive way against considerable relentless opposition by powerful forces that don't want a
    20 "better world" for most of us. As such, it represents one of the progressive movement's most significant and important victories.
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    22 In this workshop, we seek to collaboratively write an Internet Justice Bill of Rights. We break the audience into small groups of 4 - 5 people.  Each small group speaks with one voice via a "scribe" who enters the group's proposed rights into a web-based system. A dynamic, projected display of the current state of the aggregate Bill of Rights is visible to all.
     14In each room, we break the participants into small groups of 4 - 5 people.  Each small group speaks with one voice via a "scribe" who enters the group's proposed rights into a web-based system. A dynamic, projected display of the current state of the aggregate Bill of Rights is visible to all.
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    2416All ideas belong to the entire workshop: any group can edit any Right, whether they wrote the original version or not  All revisions of a given Right are stored, but only the most recent version is projected to the group as a whole. The group which creates a new version of a right automatically endorses that right, but otherwise holds no special connection to it.