[Imc-unity] Getting back to task
Sat, 06 Apr 2002 20:42:53 -0800
Thanks for picking the ball back up.
I have no problem with this principle, but I remember San Diego IMC felt
very strongly about not using consensus. It was never clear to me what they
intended to use instead, though. Majority rules and Robert's Rules of Order
are not democratic decision making processes. I remember one of the
suggestions at the time was to say "committed to the principle of consensus
decision making or develop a decision making process that is inclusive of
and transparent to all members of the local IMC collective."
I'm not sure if New IMC's has come up against this with any other groups.
Sheri, what have you guys been seeing with regard to this?
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From: lesmarquis <email@example.com>
To: IMC-Unity <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [Imc-unity] Getting back to task
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 12:38:47 -0800 (PST)
Now that there seems to be a group of people talking (somewhat) on this list
again, let's get back to work shall we? The next Principle we had difficulty
with was open -source publishing, which because of technical issues that
always get thrown around, I am never quite clear on, so let's skip to #6 for
now. At present it reads:
6. All IMC's recognize the importance of process to social change and are
committed to the development of non-hierarchical and anti-authoritarian
relationships, from interpersonal relationships to group dynamics.
Therefore, shall organize themselves collectively and be committed to the
principle of consensus decision making and the development of a [direct,
participatory democratic process] that is transparent to its membership.
Change last part to read: "Therefore, all IMC's shall organize themselves
collectively and be committed to the principle of consensus decision making,
and develop a decision making process that is inclusive of and transparent
to all members of the local IMC collective."
Based on discussion from San Francisco last May, we wanted to make sure that
IMC's were collectively organized/run but not DICTATE how exactly decisions
were to be made but rather state the principles along which they should be
made (the process).
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