Changes between Version 7 and Version 8 of projects/leadership-committee/meetings/2015-01-10/structure

Mar 16, 2015, 7:41:00 PM (7 years ago)
Mallory Knodel



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    2727We say publicly that: "''May First/People Link is a politically progressive member-run and controlled organization... we gather together each year to evaluate the past year's experiences, plan the coming year's work and elect a Leadership Committee to apply what we've decided''."
     29In this document we intentionally avoid qualifying democracy with words such as: open, transparent, effective, bottom-up, etc. and assume a utopic, direct democracy in all instances of its use.
    2931== III. Evidence and Analysis ==
    3032=== Crises ===
    3133The profound crisis in which MFPL currently finds itself, as with other recent similar moments when internal contradictions have arisen, exists in two parts:
    32341. Closure of the open Internet and increase in surveillance of all people, enabled by the Internet.
    33 1. Lack of democratic1 participation in May First/People Link.
     351. Lack of democratic participation in May First/People Link.
    3537What follows is the evidence for and our analysis of these two aspects of our current crisis, particularly focused on they are related to MFPL's structure.
    94961. Why, beyond provision of services that are obviously of practical benefit to members, do we expect new members to become involved in our organization?
    95971. How do our politics relate to left social movement organizations? What about MFPL attracts them to us?
    96 1. What is the purpose of structuring our work into "Working Groups?" Is this purpose an adequate trade off for flexibility?
     981. What is the purpose of structuring our work into "Working Groups?" Is this purpose an adequate trade off of flexibility?
    97991. How does MFPL bridge "technology" and social movements. How could we consider the day to day exigencies of left social movement organizations and formations that, while working daily with technology, do not normally reflect on questions related that are central to MFPL.