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Welcome to the IOPS Victoria home page. IOPS Melbourne generally holds fornightly, open meetings on Sunday afternoons (see the events page for details). If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email us at the address below.

From founding to future: at the 2014 general meeting the active members of IOPS Victoria decided to reform as IOPS Melbourne. The website doesn’t yet cater to metroplitan-level chapters so, until it does, the IOPS Victoria page will be used by IOPS Melbourne and any other metro or regional chapters that form henceforth.

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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,…

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,…

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…

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.…

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…

POSSIBLE IDEAS GOING FORWARD: By Many Authors

   Possible Ideas for Going Forward Around the world powerful and diverse possibilities are in struggle. We the signers of “Some Possible Ideas for Going Forward” think one high priority for progress is activists developing,…

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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…

Particigogy Project

This is a project with the aim of setting up free and regular English lessons for migrants and migrant workers.

IOPS Logo Project

[ Question about IOPS LOGO ]                   (1) Implication: International + Organization + Participatory +…

Visions

IOPS loves vision. Here are some visions.

Latest News

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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