Assemblies

Below is a collection of resources on assemblies and how they're formed and structured:

Global Justice Movement

DAN

In 1999 there was a large scale mobilization and convergence in Seattle in opposition to the World Trade Organization. A diversity of tactics including marches, non-violent direct actions, street theater, and black bloc were used to shut down the city. In the wake of Seattle the Direct Action Network (DAN) formed to create a directly democratic organizing body and coordinate similar actions in the future.

Direct Action Network Structure

Direct Action Network Continental

PGA

People's Global Action (PGA) was the European counterpart to DAN, and coordinated affinity group based actions against corporations throughout the contininent.

People's Global Action

OWS

Occupy Wall Street sought to build on the examples of DAN and PGA in the context of the 2011 global uprising. Through assemblies and spokescouncils hundreds and at times thousands of people were able to coordinate daily functions of the occupation as well as targeted actions against banks and large scale convergences

Occupy Wall Street Structure