Last night at GA there was a bitter debate about safety issues at the encampment. A woman proposed that we develop a system of enforcement and there was further angry discussion. I suggested that perhaps we look at the issue from another angle since the Enforcement approach appeared to be fraught with issues.
I suggested that instead we consider requiring all members of the OLA encampment to be required to participate in a committee or activity every day and that in this way we would build a community (people interacting with a common purpose) of activists rather than a hang out spot. This suggestion was generally received very well. I don't know what happened after that because I had to leave.
I'm hoping to find some time to write this up into a full blog posting and proposal sometime soon.
By the way I do not live at OLA but I do come down 3-4 days a week to participate in several committes.