Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of projects/leadership-committee/dec-2008/reports/movement-building


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Dec 17, 2008, 3:15:34 PM (13 years ago)
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    11Three initiatives have taken front stage in our outreach work:
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    3 1 -- Organic Internet -- a published book that puts forward a politically progressive vision of the Internet as a mass movement and extrapolate strategically from that perspective. Witten collaboratively by five MF/PL members, the book has chapters on major "issues" such as
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    5 Social Forum Initiative
     5a published book that puts forward a politically progressive vision of the Internet as a mass movement and extrapolate strategically from that perspective. Written collaboratively by five MF/PL members, the book has chapters on major "issues" and areas of political discussion and interest.
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    7 Collaborative Democracy
     7The book is displayed and sold whenever we attend events, is on our website (as an order by published copy and a free pdf download) and is sold in various bookstores. About 200 copies of the book have been sold or distributed.
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     92 -- Social Forum Initiative
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     11Probably our main and most significant outreach effort. The story of MF/PL's work in the U.S. Social Forum (initially against considerable odds and actual opposition) has been told often. Our organization helped make this event a success in an obvious way that also helped educate people about technology and its critical role in the social struggle and the work of social struggle organizations.
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     13We also played a major role at the recent Foro de las Americas and are working on an event at the upcoming World Social Forum. We are also considering a "larger than usual" event at the next US Social Forum in 2010 (detailed in our work plans proposals)
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     15Collaborative Democracy Workshop
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     17No MF/PL outreach efforts touches this in frequency and breadth of impact. We have done this deceptively simple exercise in democracy in over a dozen events and workshops including the recent Foro de las Americas (in which we did a Hemispheric event).