While this proposal is “online” and “out there” it is not “official” in that while it is a live proposal, it has not been adopted by the direct democracy general assembly in New York – so I am leaving this post up only to make that correction and addition.
For some reason, my links were NOT working using the toolbar and Firefox, so I went into IE and grabbed the bare links, which are working. I have not a clue what the problem was but here, at least, are links that work!
My source is the Business Insider, here is a retry at the link:
…the election of delegates and holding of a national general assembly or convention on July 4, 2012 must be organized. No calls for violence, No calls for the violent overthrow of the government.
…Once organized and the delegates have been elected by direct ballot in all 435 districts. They must demand that our elected leaders take action. if they do not take action within one year of the demand, we will demand their mass resignations and that new elections be held so that we can take back our democracy from the corporations and those who BUY power and influence with MONEY. yes this includes unions and lobbyists. The Citizens United case must be reversed.
According to Business Insider, the real founding document, and their plan, without using the link neatenerhttps://sites.google.com/site/the99percentdeclaration/home
For those “talking heads” who claim that this movement “has no goals”, I suggest that they read these ten statements. In fact, the goals, minutes, votes, plans, and discussions of the Occupy Wall Street movement are totally transparent – they are all online, on websites, waiting to be read. Like the plan, though, the goals, statements, and more well and well defined policy of this movement is not suitable for a sound bite.
I agree with Business Insider – if the plans laid out on the Occupy Wall Street website are carried out “…Occupy Wall street could shift the course of American politics at its highest levels.” I have presented the Plan via cut and paste, below:
Ten Steps To Non-Violent Revolution
The Steps to Non-Violent Revolution and the Convening of a National General Assembly