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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,…

PART 4 OF PARTICIPATORY ECONOMICS: ADDRESSING CRITICISMS

By Michael Albert (CONTINUED FROM PARTS 1,2 & 3)   Participatory Planning Will Destroy Efficiency This critic says having a participatory economy will cause our economic lives to involve too much waste of effort. We will…

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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…

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

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This project is designed for IOPS Victoria to set up regular film and documentary screening events which will be open to the public. This will serve as a way for us to encourage engagement with other…

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Who Owns the Robots

A recent essay published by the Next System Project Worth reading? A broad array of technological advances are set to converge on our political economy over the next few decades: advanced robotics, augmented reality, machine learning, machine…

A Critique of Green Growth -Simplicity Institute

Dear friends and colleagues, In late 2015 the CSIRO - Australia's most prominent scientific organisation - published the 'Australian National Outlook Report' which argued that Australia can grow its economy and achieve sustainability without…

Netherlands, Green Left and Basic Income

THE NETHERLANDS: 80% of GREEN LEFT Party Members vote in favour of Large-Scale Experiments with a Universal Basic Income January 8, 2017 At the party’s congress on December 17th, members of Dutch political party Green Left (“Groen Links”)…

Our Cynicism Will Not Build a Movement. Collaboration Will

By Alicia Garza Source: Identities.Mic February 7, 2017 I’ve been grappling with how to challenge cynicism in a moment that requires all of us to show up differently. On Saturday, I joined more than a million women in Washington, D.C., to…

Bill Fletcher's Red Herring

The Identity Politics Red Herring By Bill Fletcher Source: Alternet January 12, 2017 In the aftermath of the November 2016 elections the term “identity politics” has been thrown around repeatedly with many progressives suggesting that the…

Latest Morsel From The NSP

The Democracy Collaborative’s Adam Simpson and Sarah McKinley sat down with Goran Jeras, one of the lead developers of ebanka, an ethical bank project launching in Croatia, for a conversation about building the institutions of an ethical…

Latest Something From the NSP

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…

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