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Invitation to Liquid Solidarity

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We, a group of IOPS members and ex-members, would like to invite you to participate in a new website, Liquid Solidarity. It is still under construction, but it is inching its way to be what we imagined. The bones of a functioning website are there and reaching this wonderful stage of creative development is exciting! Now we can see our website project taking shape through participation and building from the ground up. We are looking to invite IOPS members to participate in this phase of experimenting…

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IOPS Salem Chapter Meeting #25

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June 25, 2016.  In attendance: Sara Cromwell, Cheri Tebeau, Michael Tom, Michael Livingston; Absent: Jaqui Eicher, Bill Smaldone, Elliott Lapinel; Gone But Not Forgotten: Jo Bucklin Pictured: The Bettijos of the Lee, Summer 2013.   October 4, 1920 - June 10, 2016 Salem - Bettijo (Jo) Evans Bucklin died Friday, June 10, 2016 in Salem, Oregon. A native Coloradan she met and married her husband, Buck Bucklin, while attending Colorado College. A member of the Universal Unitarian faith,…

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Some More Possible Programmatic Ideas for Going Forward (0 signatories)

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Or Just Doing It. Following on from Peter’s last couple of posts (here and here): some rebel media reports about the rage that’s erupted in France of late (and whose energy we should all be trying to tap for the benefit of those who live and work where we do). It’s important to watch and share this stuff. Never underestimate the ‘monkey see, monkey do’ heuristic! In a way, the conditions for a global uprising already exist. There’s plenty to be furious about wherever…

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International Call for Global Day of Action by Nuit Debout May 15th

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INTERNATIONAL CALL BY #NUITDEBOUT WE CALL FOR A #GLOBALDEBOUT DAY OF ACTION ON THE 15 OF MAY, 2016 We call on peoples movements across the world to mobilise for justice and real democracy on the 15 of May, 2016 for a #GLOBALDEBOUT. We invite you to come to Paris for an International Gathering of movements at Place de la Republic on May 7 and 8. Today #46mars (April 15) is just two weeks after one million people mobilized in Paris and the movement Nuit Debout continues to grow. In numerous French…

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The UnFuturist Manifesto

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  [One for the five readers in the IOPS necropolis. Salud. Peter] THE UnFUTURIST MANIFESTO With face smeared in toxic gunk from the cars and factories, bruised, souls wrecked and decimated by wage labour, powerlessness and the total commodification of life, but undaunted, we declare our intentions to all living beings on Earth: 1.      We intend to celebrate the love of relationship, the custom of interdependence, solidarity and mutual aid that still, despite capitalism,…

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LONG AS I GETS A LITTLE GOLDEN SHOWER

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[B4 we get this party started... Why in the holy FUCK is the only activity on this ridiuclous (yet beautiful-in-its-way))) site buried so far down la page.] Saw these old (seemingly all) white geezer comrades POW-wowing about POWer:         Dave Jones 3rd Mar 2015 Sure, the difference between my three year old grandson doing an improvised solo and you with all your knowledge and experiences. And all the combined knowledge and experience of folks on this site was supposed to…

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ICC REPORT

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Does the ICC exist? Well I suppose it depends on what you mean by ICC and exist. ICC member Paul Street was nice enough to inform me something along the lines of, "you know, the ICC is not real".  So I asked Noam Chomsky and he granted me. "I can’t really say much.  I have been only peripherally related, and have no position or power within the organization.  I think you should direct your – very serious and important – concerns to Mike Albert, at sysop@zmag.org."…

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We Need To Look At Democratic Alternatives (Introduction to Anarcho-syndicalism)

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We face a challenge, a series of challenges, challenges that, although comparable to others in history, are unprecedented in their sheer scale. Collectively, we are increasingly becoming aware that our economic system, in its current kleptocratic and destructive form, is unsustainable.   We have seen the globalised financial sector crash the economy, socialising the costs, privatising the profits and under the false premise of ‘too big to fail’ (in other words, untouchable due to…

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Would like to give 54 issues of respected Monthly Review Socialist Mag, Jan'10toNov'14 61.8 to 66.6

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I would like to give these issues away.  Very few of these have been opened at all, and none fully read.  They are really as good as new.  I would like to just mail this to someone in the US as I have gone digital now to someone who might can have use of them. Thank you for your help.

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