Thursday, April 5, 2012
Facilitation Disbands Occupy Wall Street Spokes Council and General Assembly
Facilitation Working Group, the group that more or less acts as a neutral overseer to Occupy Wall Street meetings, has decided to defacto disband the Spokes Council and the General Assembly. Without official facilitators to be present at either Spokes or the General Assembly, any such gathering is not official according to occupy wall street rules. Apparently, no minutes takers or livestreams will come to these meetings as well. Both Spokes and the General Assembly depending upon facilitation to post new proposals to www.nycga.net With facilitation refusing to facilitate and disbanded, there is no one to post new proposals to www.nycga.net. Tech ops has honored facilitation's request. More information can be found here. Why would facilitation simply canceled the GA and Spokes? Both bodies certainly had a number of issues, and I myself made a proposal to shut them down. However, facilitation made its decision in the context of a very divided GA. Cynthia Price and others, on both the nycga.net website and in meetings have alleged corruption and conspiracy in occupy, particularly amongst the accounting and facilitation working groups. Check out a sample of this here. Allegations of fraud are not new to occupy, as through the winter Nan Terrie of Strong Women Working Group accused occupy of financial mismanagement, among other things. What is new after accusations of corruption, that the spokes council and the General Assembly both get defacto disbanded.