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A funhouse mirror

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These guys sound a lot like us but less decriptive and more vague.  They seem not to have heard of us and think they are the first to attempt this.  That's ok.  I am going to look more into it and see if the local IOPS members want to merge with them somehow.  Stay tuned for my blog on concrete ways for IOPS to move forward in a fair and democratic way.   http://leftroots.net/towards-strategy/ http://leftroots.net/

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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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Russell Brand wants you to join the revolution

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Russell Brand, who – next to being a well-known English comedian – attracted world-wide attention by his explanation why he was not voting during an interview by Newsnight host Jeremy Paxman in 2013, has a new book out: Revolution.   Next to it being a fun read, I think we can all draw inspiration from this book. Also worth watching: an interview with Brand by Lawrence O'Donnell on The Last Word on the topic of this book.

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Proposal to proivde space for IOPS allies

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This proposal was put forth by Tasner Curran and Howard Goldson in one of the last talks. They were nice enough to let me take the lead on putting it up, my apologies for the delay. Proposal to provide space on IOPS for allies, parallel movements and organizations, that members would like to nominate as candidates. A platform to talk about their work, their efforts, projects, ideas as they might apply to what we are after, in line with what IOPS stands for. We would like to provide a space within…

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LIVE TALK OCTOBER 12TH, Our Collective Creativity

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LIVE TALK (October 12th) Another examination of using our Collective Creativity, You are invited to  "use our collective creativity to address this issue of the use of collective creativity"      We, an organization of wonderful members, have brought many good ideas to the floor. As an organization it seems we should come together and begin to creatively discuss, collectively consider this issue of the use of our collective creativity,…

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Activism and Community

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i brainstormed this project a bit with local group member Syd Fredrickson, who suggested photographer Alex Garland.   my idea was to create a wall calendar to show a mix of what many of us are fighting against, with various local solutions that can replace or help. both a celebration of what has been accomplished and inspiration for what is yet to be done.   ya know, we can scream at Monsanto, but also transform a little patch of grass into a community garden and buy from the local farmer’s…

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