Liberty Square Blueprint
The Liberty Square Blueprint was an Occupy Wall Street manifesto consisting in a collection of loosely defined goals authored by about 250 protesters. It was started around the beginning of October 2011 as a wiki style document. As of October 18, 2011, the Blueprint had 11 core visions including:
- embracing open-source technology,
- ending all wars,
- eliminating "discrimination and prejudice," and
- reappropriating "our business structures and culture, putting people and our Earth before profit.
It also had specific goals for New York City.
- Perlstein, Rick Perlstein (March 22, 2012). "Why Occupy Needs to Start Making Demands". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
- Atkinson, Adrian; Viloria, Julie (2013). "Readjusting to reality 2: Transition?". City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action. Routledge. 17 (5): 580–605. doi:10.1080/13604813.2013.827843. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
The ‘Liberty Square Blueprint’, on the other hand, was no more than a list of loosely defined goals, authored out of a debate amongst some 250 OWS protesters.
- Panero, James (December 2011). "Commune plus one". The New Criterion. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
...a wiki-page of defining principles edited by several hundred Occupationists,...
- Harkinson, Josh (October 18, 2011). "Occupy Protesters' One Demand: A New New Deal—Well, Maybe". Mother Jones. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
She supports the competing Liberty Square Blueprint, a kitchen-sink manifesto that eschews demands for loosely defined goals.
- Mtshali, Lihle Z. (November 6, 2011). "Wall Street occupiers need a rethink on strategy". Times Live. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
- Kelley, Robin D. G. (2012). "Building A Progressive Movement In 2012". Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture & Society. 14 (1/2): 10–18. doi:10.1080/10999949.2012.723413. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
- Liberty Square Blueprint, Freenetworkmovement.org (archived version, April 25, 2012)