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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,…

IT'S NOT AS IF...

IT'S NOT  AS IF..."Not only has the Liberal Class given us Fascism, they’re now normalizing it."Vincent Emanuele said this. It's as if it's not the norm. I mean Sheldon Wolin wrote about this a while back as did Alex Carey.…

Ken Knabb, Remarks on the Trump Election

Interesting take on the Trump election by the indefatigable Ken Knabb of the Bureau of Public Secrets, a site focussed on making available in English all the texts of the French situationists and a lot of US poet Ken Rexroth as well. I heartily…

ORGANISING AND SHIT BY VINCENT EMANUELE

Really it'sorganising anywhere any era or anyocene! Hey and look, reading is mentioned and writing away like a little writing hamster about whatever ideas you may have in ya head is given a guernsey. Cool. Organizing in Trumpland I just came…

REVOLUTION IS DEAD, THERE'S TOO MUCH SHIT TO READ! A NON SEQUITUR?

The problem with Parecon is that you have to read about it. Yeah, you could listen to a talk by Albert or Hahnel, but...I mean what are the odds of anyone really doing that. Fuck, what a chore. And it is a fucking chore. One that deserves the…

Powerlessness, Resentment, Longing and Rightwing Populism

[An attempt to clarify some very general aspects, psycho-social contexts and motifs of right-wing populism as it has manifested across the advanced industrialised world for several decades starting with the end of the post-war boom in the mid-70s…

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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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Building a System-Changing Response to Trump and Trumpism at All Levels By Gar Alperovitz Source: Truthout December 2, 2016 Posted in: Activism, Reimagining Society, US | Comments: 2 Any serious perspective on how to respond to the election…

Good article (extract) on Trump and fascism

Here's a link to an extract from an interesting article by Australian commentator Don Watson on the possible connections between Trump, Trump followers and fascism (sorry, can't figure out how to get that link to hyper-link since that option…

Something From Basic Income Earth Network

A couple of articles from the Basic Income Earth Network news letter - http://basicincome.org. http://basicincome.org/news/2016/10/us-president-obama-calls-ubi-debate-well-coming-decades/ http://basicincome.org/news/2016/10/germany-single-issue-political-party-founded-promote-ubi/

Little Appetite for Iraq Inquiry ‘Down Under’

Debate over the Iraq War regained significant interest around the world with the release of the Chilcot report in the United Kingdom. In Australia, the reading of the core findings was broadcast live on the government-funded ABC. But this news…

Cholera in Haiti and the UN Link

In September Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Professor Philip Alston advised the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the UN’s role in introducing cholera to one of the world’s…

TIME IS NOT ON OUR SIDE YET

Time Is Not On Our Side Yet   By Michael Albert Source: teleSUR English  March 31, 2015 I am not talking cosmically, biologically, or philosophically. I am talking time to do things. Ask anyone to do something new. Make…

Please Express Solidarity with Self-Managed Factory VIOME

[Got this email and would like to pass it on to IOPS members. Please express solidarity with the workers' struggle for this self-managed factory in Greece before March 16. Peter L-N]   Dear all,    the struggle of VIOME is at…

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