Reflections

For personal reflections on experiences with Occupy.

“The Ostrich & the Flame Thrower: Crisis Storytelling in the Chaos Era”, Willi Paul, Principle, newmythologist.com

“The Ostrich & the Flame Thrower: Crisis Storytelling in the Chaos Era”, Willi Paul, Principle, newmythologist.com    - excerpt – The big question here is how do non-profits, corporations and other organizations nurture and disseminate their stories in a global climate of chaos? Can Occupy protests, nightly corporate TV news and environmental justice web sites plant “non-GMO seeds” for new stories and new myths? http://wp.me/p2JLqK-50     41068

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Willi Paul Launches newmythologist.com > idea > journey > community

http://newmythologist.com/  i d e a > j o u r n e y > c o m m u n i t y Launch Content (9/23/12) [A.] “Transition Tales” – a community interview from a recent Reskilling Expo sponsored by Transition Palo Alto [B.] stories for new myths #1 “We are Celilo Falls” by – Micheal Sunanda [C.] Equations for a New Global Mythology (ver 1.0) PR Newmythologist.com incorporates video storytelling and digital conversations to accelerate our client’s self-discovery, values and messaging. We develop an organization’s story and brand using techniques championed by myth scholar … Continued

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2012 Northern California Permaculture Convergence Oct. 12-14, Castro Valley

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The Northern California Permaculture Convergence (formerly the Bay Area Regional Permaculture Convergence) is an annual event which brings together permaculture designers, sustainability enthusiasts, and communities in Northern California, the West Coast, and beyond for a weekend of intensive focus on a common goal: to design sustainable habitats, in accordance with nature, for humans, plants, animals, our greater bioregion, and the Earth at large. Practitioners across a wide-spectrum of skill-sets exchange ideas through concurrent workshops and discussions ranging from organic agriculture and wildcrafting to natural building and appropriate technologies; from environmental … Continued

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Justice 4 Alan Blueford at the Oakland City Council meeting update 9/18/12

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“I’d like to update you all about Justice 4 Alan Blueford at the Oakland City Council meeting tonight. Several members of the Blueford family spoke to the council about their son’s, brother’s, nephew’s, cousin’s murder. I was in tears listening to the pain the family was expressing. At one point president of the city council Larry Reid interrupted Adam Blueford (Alan’s father) to announce that they were going to give the family the police report after they took a 10min break, he said Chief Jordan was on his way with … Continued

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“Don’t Frack Our Bay” Rally. Interview with Adam Scow, Food & Water Watch by Willi Paul, PlanetShifter.com Magazine Day: Saturday, Sept 22, 2012 Location: 983 Marine Drive, San Francisco, CA 94129

“Don’t Frack Our Bay” Rally. Interview with Adam Scow, Food & Water Watch by Willi Paul, PlanetShifter.com Magazine Day: Saturday, Sept 22, 2012 Location: 983 Marine Drive, San Francisco, CA 94129 Oil and Gas companies have started fracking in the San Francisco Bay Delta and near the Sacramento River, which flows right into the Bay! In late September the State will propose regulations to allow fracking to continue. Here in San Francisco we will gather for a rally to tell the Governor and our state legislators that fracking must be … Continued

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Sacramento Creates ‘Protest Permits’ – Help us OMFG!

HELP US! — September 11th 2012, on the anniversary of the World Trade Center Attack, Sacramento City Council approved protest restrictions, on 9-11, adopting Chapter 12.74, abridging the First Ammendment Right of Freedom of Speech and Assembly; Adding a FEE and permit requirement to assemble. This is a traitorous act of treason and destruction of the Constitution by public servants elected to uphold oath of office. Help us by joining this Facebook Event; https://www.facebook.com/events/268495736603658/ We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are … Continued

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Sacramento Abridges the First Amendment on the Anniversary of the World Trade Center Attack

Video Message; http://youtu.be/g8IB7X3f_lU Let us remember the words of Theodore Roosevelt “It is the people, and not the judges, who are entitled to say what their constitution means, for the constitution is theirs, it belongs to them and not to their servants in office — any other theory is incompatible with the foundation principles of our government.” September 11th 2012, on the anniversary of the World Trade Center Attack, Sacramento City Council approved protest restrictions, on 9-11, adopting Chapter 12.74, abridging the First Ammendment Right of Freedom of Speech and … Continued

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Decolonization: Theory, Action, and Praxis

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? During a recent visit to the Bay Area, a about a half-dozen activists from Decolonize Seattle  shared their ideas about decolonization at Holdout Books in West Oakland.  The panel discussion and subsequent Q/A session included a variety of dense topics, with a complete running time of over 3 hours. As a past participant of Occupy Oakland and as one who is currently active in Decolonize Oakland, I was intrigued by this event.  I was eager to hear other perspectives on decolonization, and perhaps meet with … Continued

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Reckoning at the 2043 Cascadia Shaman’s Convergence – New Myth 28 by Willi Paul

Reckoning at the 2043 Cascadia Shaman’s Convergence – New Myth 28 by Willi Paul   http://wp.me/p14SHM-HR   One of the rituals in the Shaman’s Convergence is the sharing of new songs, poems or myths from their territories in Cascadia. Zephyr Canon took-up his turn by showing the group how to use a quartz crystal to refract and dance the fire light to help illustrate the times before the Chaos Era finally ended the founding fathers greed, global aggression, and in-sustainability joy ride.   “The year is 2021, people,” he called. … Continued

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*URGENT* Sacramento To Outlaw Protesting At City Hall 9-11-2012

  #OpStopSacramento#OpStopSacramento Video Message here; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV0bm6_12XA WE NEED YOU!! Help us save Free Speech in Sacramento. City Council plans to adopt and ordinance on 9-11-2012 that ABRIDGES the First Amendment, and Freedom to Assemble, requiring a permit and fee to assemble on City Hall. We URGE you to show up to the WEST STEPS of the Capitol Building in Sacramento, for a speech and teach-in by Brother Carter. This Even Begins at 11:30AM on the WEST STEPS of the Capitol building. From there we will mass together, and discuss whatever … Continued

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