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Occupy National Gathering is a yearly gathering of Occupiers, supporters and coalition groups. Occupy’s third national gathering, NatGat 2014 or NatGat3, will take place July 31 – August 3 in Sacramento, CA. Occupy Sacramento is busy rounding up venues for 4 days of teach-ins, skillshares, workshops, open spaces and actions.
Each year a collective of occupiers forms to support the host city and participate in planning and organizing the gathering, working in autonomous subgroups and projects and coming together for reportbacks and planning as the national gathering working group, or NGWG. The NGWG2014 comprises Occupy Sacramento on the ground, and Occupiers and allies from far and wide online, hopefully soon to include you!
The working groups (about 100 occupiers so far) are busy laying the tracks, and need Occupy to drive the train and bring it home. Let us know what Occupy would like to see and bring to the Occupy National Gathering!
In addition to planning the event on the ground, a few special projects are underway that can use your energy and participation:
an online component through which people can participate
This past weekend was the #Occupy National Gathering in Sacramento. A crew of about a hundred (50 at any given time) came together for teach-ins, assemblies, comraderie, and to share their struggles. The event was a far cry from the building tide that Ian Mackenzie experienced at Zucotti park back in 2011. He had spoken with Kalle Lasn, whose magazine Adbusters claims credit for igniting the Occupy firestorm, just after the conspiracy to forcebly evict the camps had begun. He was curious, how a movement based on and called by it's primary tactic, would survive after there was no physical space to, you know, Occupy.
Lasn had a surprising, and somewhat brilliant response. It's a mindbomb. A type of meme that will endure through replicative evolution in the sphere of human thought that is the basis of the Earths 3rd renaissance.
Contemplate that. Remix that. Replicate that.
What will the next great mindbomb be?
The resistance is alive and well and fighting for a brighter day for all of the 100%. We often forget that the greatest gifts are those that we don't realize we already have and were born with. You are here for a reason. The very fact of your existence is proof enough. You have a necessary and important gift to offer the world. Now is the time to be courageous. Now is the time to offer your gifts in service to humanity. We are all interdependent. Every one of us reflects the fractal nature of the whole. You do not have to save the world alone. Treat every action as significant, and tap into the a-causal process of change. This is the realm of synchronicity, where the events of your life align according to a mysterious intelligence. This IS the emergence.
Julie, Ramblin' Sean, Trinh and others report from the OCcupy National gathering in Philly.
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Tonight on Eyes Open: what the NatGat may mean for the movement, a congressman gets unusually honest, Anarchopanda fights on in Montreal, and more! Tune in!
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