Liberty Square Blueprint

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The Liberty Square Blueprint was an Occupy Wall Street manifesto[1] consisting in a collection of loosely defined goals authored by about 250 protesters.[2] It was started around the beginning of October 2011 as a wiki style document.[3] 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.

Supporters of the Liberty Square Blueprint saw it as an alternative to the 99 Percent Declaration which they regarded as too specific and short term.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Perlstein, Rick Perlstein (March 22, 2012). "Why Occupy Needs to Start Making Demands". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 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,... 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Mtshali, Lihle Z. (November 6, 2011). "Wall Street occupiers need a rethink on strategy". Times Live. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 

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