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school.. question.. Can massive protests be considered organizations?

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Taking a class at Stanford..

In reflecting on the massive protests I have had the opportunity to join in, each had multiple groups/organizations participating, with multiple agenda's/goals.  The commonality amongst the groups/individuals I was exposed to was a rights based, non-violent consensus decision making process.  There were non-appointed leaders who were strong individuals inspiring groups to work together, this responsibility would often shift as hours went by.  


I believe open organizations were formed, as there was knowledge retention and organizational learning, case studies and multilevel stakeholders involvement. As  stated in previous posts the majority of massive protests are organized - often for months leading up to the event.


When teaching this rights based, non-violent consensus decision making approach it is often compared to the academic Sociotechnical Systems.

100 bands I've seen

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... favorites would be another list.. this was a fun exercise...

1. A Tribe Called Quest
2. Alice in Chains
3. Ani Difranco
4. Anne Murray
5. Audioslave
6. Barenaked Ladies
7. Be Good Tanya’s
8. Beastie Boys
9. Beck
10. Big Sugar
11. Bitch and Animal
12. Bjork
13. Bob Dylan
14. Broken Social Scene
15. Buffy Sainte-Marie
16. Butchies
17. Carole Poke
18. Cat Power
19. Chicks on Speed
20. Chromeo
21. Cindy Lauper
22. Cowboy Junkies
23. Cure
24. Cypress Hill
25. D.O.A.
26. Dala
27. David Bowie
28. Dead Can Dance
29. Dee-Light
30. Depeche Mode
31. Dinosaur Jr.
32. Dream Warriors
33. Echo and the Bunnymen
34. Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians
35. Fat Boy Slim
36. Fishbone
37. Flogging Molly
38. Foo Fighters
39. Fugees
40. Goddess and She
41. Gowan
42. Gwar
43. Gypsy Kings
44. Hole
45. Indigo Girls
46. Information Society
47. Iron & Wine
48. James
49. Jane's Addiction
50. Jesus Jones
51. Jr. Gone Wild
52. Kinnie Starr (10+ times)
53. L7
54. LAL
55. Le Tigre
56. Love and Rockets
57. Massive attack
58. Medeski Martin & Wood
59. MGMT
60. Modest Mouse
61. Morrissey
62. Neil Young
63. Nina Hagen
64. Nine Inch Nails
65. Peaches
66. PJ Harvey
67. Portishead
68. Primus
69. Radiohead
70. Rage against the Machine
71. Rancid
72. Rheostatics
73. Sarah Harmer
74. Sly & the Family Stone
75. Smashing Pumpkins
76. Sneaker Pimps
77. Sonic Youth
78. Soundgarden
79. Spearhead
80. Spirit of the West (10+ times)
81. Tears For Fears
82. Tegan and Sara
83. The B-52's
84. The Beach Boys
85. The Burning Flames
86. The Greatful Dead
87. The Killers
88. The Lowest of the Low
89. The Roots
90. Stone Temple Pilots
91. The Tea Party
92. The Toronto Tabla Ensemble
93. Tiffany (I was baby-sitting)
94. Tiny Masters of Today
95. Tool
96. Tragically Hip
97. Tribe 8
98. Tricky
99. Violent Femmes (10+ times)
100. Zap Mama

list of? from a chain.. ;)

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1.What was the last thing you put in your mouth?

2.Where was your profile picture taken?
in bangladesh in my room @ my work desk

3.Can you play Guitar Hero?
really badly

4.Name someone who made you laugh today?

5.How late did you stay up last night and why?
2am.. was running to the bathroom every 20 min and Holly was over taking care of me with the flu.. and Jules was out at a midnight screening of a horror movie.. she said it was super scary she aske me to turn all the lights on and open the door for her..

6.If you could move somewhere else, would you?
hmm.. there is always an adventure on the horizon.. but i'm pretty well settled for the time being..

7. Ever been kissed under fireworks?
hmm.. don't remember

8. Which of your friends lives closest to you.

9. Do you believe exes [see, this had been ex's, which means "ex is," which makes no sense] can be friends?
No totally not.. always weirdness.. even underlying weirdness... and always love in the heart.. it's possible... I make an effort with some :)

10. How do you feel about Dr Pepper?
its pretty good with french vanilla ice cream

11. When was the last time you cried really hard?
this morning .. extreme makeover home edition.. for a family that was mixed deaf and blind.. it was so touching.. thinking of how i easy my trials are.. and feeling a little guilty for feeling sorry for myself..

12. Who took your profile picture?
i did

13. Who was the last person you took a picture of?
well monkey my kitty but she's not a real person ;) so Alize @ Nuit Blanche

14. Was yesterday better than today?
yesterday was good but today is always better

15. Can you live a day without TV?
I have before and I could again ;) now if you asked if I would live with a tv without a pvr or dvd player or video game system.. well that would be another story.. what would be the point.. back to streaming entertainment...

16. Are you upset about anything?
ya a couple of things... this virus that got a hold of me.. the dishes in the sink.. and the folks who signed off on building inspections in 1960 & 1972 without looking at the work..

17. Do you think relationships are ever really worth it?
the good usually outways the trials even if it doesn't they are worth it :)

18. Are you a bad influence?
hmmm.. that would depend..

19. Night out or night in?
night in preferably with friend(s)

20. What items could you not go without during the day?
air, water, food, love, shelter :) my iphone

21. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital?
my neice

22. What does the last text message in your inbox say?
don't know.. can't find my phone and monkey is sleeping on my feet!! on the couch.. there is a first for everything.. and she even slept on my pillow!! Dorian can you believe it?

24. Do you hate anyone?
i feel anger twords behaviors... and empathize.. and sometime.. every once in a while.. I do think i dispize and pitty the general chacters of some.. but i try to think of the lessons the behaviours taught me.. and find a way to clear them from my energy..

25. If we were to look in your facebook inbox, what would we find?
invites.. and notes from friends and family :)

26. Say you were given a drug test right now, would you pass?
for sure

27. Has anyone ever called you perfect?
yep but I denied it..

28. What song is stuck in your head?
tiptoe through the tulips

29. Someone knocks on your window at 2:00 a.m., who do you want it to be?
eek.. i think i would scream and run before I found out.. but it would probably be one of the members from the family of racoons that live on the deck.. they like to call the cats to come out to play .. and they often squeel in glee after knocking on my window..

30.Wanna have grandkids before you’re 50?
hmmm.. very unlikly.. still going with the non breeder thing.. ticking clock gets reigned in by the brain..

31. Name something you have to do tomorrow?
rest!! and eat the fresh baked pumkin pie in the fridge..

32. Do you think too much or too little?
i think WAY too much lol

33. Do you smile a lot?
trees birdie num nums.. randomness around me.. thoughts of wonderful moments.. yes think i do :)

a little update

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So I have been very busy these days... Being a bit of a hermit over the winter season. I have spent some time in school.. a little Financial Management in the Non-Profit Sector ... a little Humanitarian Logistics with a focus on Food Aid. My perspective of the work I wish to enter into has changed... The more I learn the further I find myself specializing. I have contemplated finishing my BA.. although this does not please me... for I find the thought a little daunting.. I hope it will show me avenues I cannot vision at this time. I continue to push my leave date back.. I want to have a nest egg for a home before I leave for Africa so I will return in a position of ultimate choices.. I find myself avoiding many social situations and having ease in my home and work.. Preparing for things to come. In light and love...


Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
~ Henry Ford


When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.
~ Joe Paterno


Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
~ Thomas Edison 


The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side
~ Margaret Carty


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