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[For some reason the previous attempt to post my blog on Trump ended with that ridiculous bloody smiley thingo. So bugger it, I'm not trying again. Anyone interested can check out my blog memengineering. Ciao, Peter]

Dialogue on Trump

[Another blog for the great roaring void that is IOPS and its four or five readers. This is a response to an email I got the other day about Trump from a friend of mine who is, or was, a progressive, now retired academic specializing in public…

Some Thoughts on Freedom and Music.

"By itself, free playing does not directly require practice and study, which when self-constructed provides the seedbed for exploration and change. Practice is associated with what most of us remember from study: repetition aimed at perfection,…

Towards Police State Australia

Towards Police State Australia in the Post-Liberal Era At least since 9/11 almost all western countries have been involved in a gradual slide to post-liberal, more authoritarian states. Some are gradually becoming outright police states. Australia…

REDNECK REVOLT

Principles: The history of the white working class is one full of resistance, collectively and individually, against the rich elite that hold power over all of our lives. From massive armed uprisings like the Battle of Blair Mountain in 1921,…

The Anthropocene Choice for Humanity

[Trying a bigger pic here. Anyone into the Anthropocene? ] Ten Propositions on the Anthropocene Choice for Humanity 1.We are now in the ANTHROPOCENE: a new evolutionary phase of the planet since about 1950 defined primarily by one species,…

Democracy and Dealing with Right-Wing Populism 2

[First blog attempt below did not print the rest, so here its is] Some brief suggestions about how to deal with core feelings and ideas motivating right-wing populism without helping push them towards outright fascism: 1.Feelings: grievance,…

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Critical Theory Collective

Derived from the Greek words kritikos, “discern, reflect, judge” and theōria, “contemplation, speculation” critical theory represents the creative human drives to question and…

The Scheming

Organising for IOPS Victoria’s presence at the Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair on Saturday the 10th of August at the Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford. There’s a stall to stock…

Disaster Resilience TOP 50 Systems and Technologies

I'm re-commencing an online podcast series to identify the Worlds Best Disaster Resilience Systems and Technologies to interview their creators and team leaders in an effort to create a Global Top 50…

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Simplicity Institute -Some Simplicity Just Added

Something from the Simplicity Institute, not me! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Over the last few months I have been working with my co-director…

BIEN AGAIN.

Here's the latest BIEN newsletter, http://mailchi.mp/basicincome/bien-newsflash-may-1389873?e=6d96ada97e Below is from the Zuckerberg, everyone's Faecesbook friend. Just click like if you like! Always good to have the ruling classes on board…

Newsletter From Your Friendly Neighbourhood BIEN

A BIEN newsflash people. Every month, it's awesome. Scored the book and reading it. Awesome. I hate that word and the book isn't awesome it's just a book, leaning toward the boring side as all this stuff is becoming! But let's not be negative…

Six, No, TEN, More For Your Tired Little Eyes!

Six, no, TEN, more visions from the NSP competition, if, to echo Peter's sentiments, anyone can be bothered. And sureley they can be, or you can be or someone...I haven't been bothered to read the little buggers...I mean who IS reading all…

Some More From BIEN

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Some more from the NSP (there was something just before but I kind of let it go)

http://www.thenextsystem.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/RebuildingAmericasInfrastructureWeb.pdf The above is something, isn't it? Probably makes sense for Americans and those with good economic knowledge...who like to read the business section…

Simplicity Institute

An email from the Simplicity Institute Dear friends and colleagues, I'd like to bring your attention to a new short film, "Urban Abundance", produced by Jordan Osmond of Happen Films, in association with the Simplicity Institute. This uplifting…

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