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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,…

Democracy and Dealing with Right-wing Populism

First some quotes from two recent articles in the Sydney Morning Herald (my highlighting): From Jacqueline Maley (‘Climate courage bleached by outbreaks of populism’, SMH 10-11/12/2016, p. 31): Research by Roberto Foa and Yascha…

ATTEMPTING TO MAKE SENSE OF IT ALL AND TALKING TO "THEM".

(Rational preamble. It's always harder navigating the labyrinth inside than out. Outside you usually spend most of the time apologising and getting  out of people's way)   It's a shit fight out there. Cynicism is always the fallback of the…

Castro and the Police State Left

Castro & the Police State Left Fidel Castro has died. His enemies and his sympathizers are framing their predictable responses. I am addressing the latter. I have read many glowing eulogies from the Left in the last few days, some hagiographic,…

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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

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…

Rebecca Solnit, Protest and Persist

[Solnit, always a breath of fresh air: hope beyond optimism-pessimism, rich knowledge of activist history, opening to the unexpected and the unkown, beyond the short-termism of 'winning/losing' mindset, the long haul... Peter] Protest and persist:…

CERN (Not That One!)

Just another site that's worth a look at. Maybe I need to get another list going for Rob's wiki or something. http://www.communityeconomies.org/Home The Community Economies Collective (CEC) and the Community Economies Research Network (CERN)…

Towards Gender Liberation

Tried posting essay here but wouldn't fit. Too much screwing around. Here's the link. http://www.thenextsystem.org/towards-gender-liberation/?mc_cid=f04a7e4d79&mc_eid=862269f537

Your Oil Wake-Up Call

[Posting this for Ted, the author, who is also a member of IOPS] YOUR OIL WAKE UP CALL … (File under ignore.)   Ted Trainer 3.3.2017   Almost no one has the slightest grasp of the oil crunch that will hit them probably within…

News From BIEN

BIEN NEWSLETTER: http://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u=1ee7284968c494ec88c2f40c9&id=6659c79eff&e=6d96ada97e I suppose this is part of the problem when liberal, don't-really-mind-capitalism-and -the-benefits-it-bestows-on-me-and-my-kind economists,…

Latest From The NSP

New Systems Series: Volume 5 FEBRUARY 28, 2017 Four new models for political-economic alternatives The fifth volume of papers in our “New Systems: Possibilities and Proposals” series offers visions ranging from an Economy for the Common…

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