[Noisebridge-discuss] Practical Politics

Jared Dunne jareddunne at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 01:27:44 UTC 2011


I like this idea.  I've used Consensus before in some anti-war groups.
 I'd be happy to talk briefly about that experience.

I'm all for Autonomous action (do-acracy as NB calls it), but when
using consensus to work together we can do more than we can acting
autonomously as individuals.  It's strange that consensus seems to be
feared and avoided at NB.  I'm newish here so hearing someone give a
talk on NB's experience with Consensus would be great to understand
more about why that's the case.

Depending on when you schedule this... and if I can get a chance to
re-read that handbook I donated...  I could give an overview of some
of the key insights it adds to the discussion.


On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Shannon Lee <shannon at scatter.com> wrote:
> To resurrect an old thread with new information, Jared bought us a copy of
> "Consensus: A New Handbook for Grassroots Social, Political, and
> Environmental Groups" by Peter Gelderloos
> https://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/noisebridge-discuss/2011-January/020237.html
> I'd still like to do a seminar-style class-thing on Consensus process; I'm
> imagining it as a set of lightning talks interspersed with Q&A and
> Discussion periods.  Anybody have experience with consensus process outside
> of Noisebridge who is willing to give a five-minute "how we did it at X"
> talk?  Anybody want to try giving the five-minute "how Noisebridge works"
> talk?  (I think we should have at least three of the "How Noisebridge Works"
> talks from three people with different perspectives...)
> --S
> On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 3:25 PM, Shannon Lee <shannon at scatter.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I realized in watching the last couple of threads that there are people
>> here who know a *lot* about running anarchist and consensus organizations.
>> Would any of you be willing to put together a reading list, or possibly
>> hold a symposium of some sort, on how this stuff works, and how it's
>> supposed to work?
>> Thanks,
>> --S
>> --
>> Shannon Lee
>> (503) 539-3700
>> "Any sufficiently analyzed magic is indistinguishable from science."
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> Shannon Lee
> (503) 539-3700
> "Any sufficiently analyzed magic is indistinguishable from science."
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