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Climate Crisis and Managed Deindustrialization: Debating Alternatives to Ecological Collapse       Richard Smith, Common Dreams, Nov 21 2017 - 10:00 On Monday November 13th, climate scientists from the Tyndal center for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia presented their carbon emissions research to the UN climate negotiators at Bonn Germany. The data were shocking: After three years in which human-caused emissions appeared to be leveling off,…

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INTERVIEWING CYNTHIA PARKS

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  Interviewing Cynthia Parks   In the year 2042, an oral history of the then 25 year-old ongoing Revolutionary Participatory Society organization/project in the U.S. will be published. The book’s fifteen chapters will excerpt and arrange insights culled from eighteen interviews to present events and ideas in a sequential, encompassing way.  By unknown dynamics, the book’s introduction, its 18 source interviews, and even drafts of its chapters, have begun to appear via…

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INTERVIEWING MAYOR BILL HAMPTON

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Interviewing Mayor Bill Hampton In the year 2042, an oral history of the then 25 year-old ongoing Revolutionary Participatory Society organization/project in the U.S. will be published. The book’s fifteen chapters will excerpt and arrange insights culled from eighteen interviews to present events and ideas in a sequential, encompassing way.  By unknown dynamics, the book’s introduction, its 18 source interviews, and even drafts of its chapters, have begun to appear via email in…

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INTERVIEWING ANDREJ GOLDMAN

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Interviewing Andrej Goldman In the year 2042, an oral history of the then 25 year-old ongoing Revolutionary Participatory Society organization/project in the U.S. will be published. The book’s fifteen chapters will excerpt and arrange insights culled from eighteen interviews to present events and ideas in a sequential, encompassing way.  By unknown dynamics, the book’s introduction, its 18 source interviews, and even drafts of its chapters, have begun to appear via email in the…

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INTERVIEWING SENATOR MALCOLM KING

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  Interviewing Senator Malcolm King   In the year 2042, an oral history of the then 25 year-old ongoing Revolutionary Participatory Society organization/project in the U.S. will be published. The book’s fifteen chapters will excerpt and arrange insights culled from eighteen interviews to present events and ideas in a sequential, encompassing way.  By unknown dynamics, the book’s introduction, its 18 source interviews, and even drafts of its chapters, have begun to appear…

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INTERVIEWING JULIET BERKMAN

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  RPS / 2044   An Oral History ofThe Next American Revolution   Introduction     From 2030 to 2036 I wrote over 500 topical essays for a Latin American media project. They required news cycle immediacy, preferred facts to lessons, and welcomed names, dates, and happenstances but not whys, from wheres, and to wheres. I obeyed but I also griped. In early 2037, I happened to read an oral history of social media. By late 2039 I began interviewing 18 participants in the…

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COMMONS TRANSITION (SOME PEER2PEER SHIT)

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  WHAT IS COMMONS TRANSITION? A special introduction by Michel Bauwens and John Restakis   When the administration of Rafael Correa was swept into power in 2006, it appeared as though a new political page had been turned in Ecuador. A Citizen’s Revolution that had mobilized broad swathes of the Ecuadorian public, in particular the country’s indigenous peoples, had galvanized the country around a radical set of political, social, economic, and environmental values that set the…

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Dialogue on Trump

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[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 health. My friend’s quoted arguments have been extracted and numbered by me. I thought the exchange perhaps of more general interest.] 1. “So much of the anti-Trump tirades distracts attention from the systemic problems, making him out to be some…

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