by Stephanie Fail
Sunday night’s General Assembly was kept relatively brief, with several announcements and just one proposal.. The proposal was created by a pop-up working group called the “Statement of Purpose Working Group” which was formed specifically to catalyze the GA into accepting a statement.
This proposal was democratically voted by consensus of near 100%, with only grammatical amendments offered and accepted.
The proposal is as follows:
“We the people who have occupied Dewey Square, under the name Occupy Boston, have done so in order to maintain a place, where all voices are welcome for the open discussion of ideas, grievances, and potential solutions to the problems apparent in our society. We are and will be holding general assemblies where proposals may be brought to the group as a whole, to be consented to. We have and will continue to occupy this space for the purpose of Democracy.”
Two representatives from the Homeless Working Group got on the open mike after the GA to tell their stories of poverty. Their speeches were followed by a musical group performing on the stage.