General Assembly this Friday


Agenda for General Assembly Friday 18th November
Proposed Amendment to the Initial Statement

It was agreed by Process on Tuesday evening that this Friday’s General Assembly should be dedicated to holding a debate on following proposed amendment to the initial statement of Occupy LSX. This amendment ( pasted below, in attachment and at was put together by the national politics working sub-group on real democracy, the state and people’s assembly sovereignty.

Everyone is welcome to participate in organising the debate and commenting on the statement in advance.

Proposal on Real Democracy and Assembly Sovereignty

The National Politics Working Group sub-group on the state, real democracy and people’s assemblies has produced the following statement for consideration by the General Assembly on Friday 18th November.

Following point 1* of the Occupy LSX Statement we propose the following insertion:

“What is needed is a democratic alternative to the political-state system. This alternative must be built by people’s assemblies across the country, to facilitate [a new constitution guaranteeing]:

(a) full social and political participation
(b) a new and popular democratic sovereignty
(c) a common, structured political economy that delivers social equality and well-being for all”

It is proposed this insertion be linked to a call for the formation of people’s assemblies in neighbourhoods, workplaces and education establishments across the country, and for a day of action in support.

* 1. The current system is unsustainable. It is undemocratic and unjust. We need alternatives; this is where we work towards them.

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