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A spokescouncil is a collection of affinity groups and clusters (a collection of affinity groups), who meet together for a common purpose, often civil disobedience. "Spokes" is short for "spokesperson", selected by each affinity group or cluster to represent them in the spokescouncil. The council usually makes decisions via a consensus decision making process.[citation needed]

Employment of spokescouncils within the United States occurred in Seattle, during the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 protests and in San Francisco Bay Area, leading up to "Day X" - the day-after the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. These took place under the network known as Direct Action to Stop the War (DASW).[citation needed]