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A Path?

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  I have been absent from IOPS for awhile due to work and health issues. On the other hand, I am not sure what beyond an article or two I would have been doing, even if I had had more time to give.   IOPS began. It inaugurated an excellent web site. It grew. Members continued recruiting. Growth was supposed to in time warrant holding a founding convention that would adopt a self managing structure, program, etc.   Waiting on a convention, IOPS enlisted a group of supportive and broadly…

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IOPS London Meeting Minutes

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IOPS London Meeting Tuesday, 2nd September 2014 9 members attended:  Rob, Sophie, Laura, Matt, JP, Daniel, David, Preeti and Paul Apologies: Mark, Tom, James, Anthony and Sofa. Paul R is away until the end of the month. Minutes by Sophie Facilitation by Rob Agenda: a) THEORY: Tim Gee ' Counterpower' Please read this text prior to the meeting:http://newint.org/books/politics/counterpower/, for discussion b) UPDATES Report back on Actions and activities that we participated in;  Social…

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P2P Provisioning as an Organizing Strategy.

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Preamble (‘Whereas’): People’s daily lives are onerous. I tried to found 2 chapters, one of which reached 14 members and 7 or so meetings, the other just flat on it’s face… In both chapters it wasn’t enough to ask people to be a chapter for the sake of being a chapter, or for helping advance a decision making process, when there was nothing on the horizon for what to decide about. People today are defeatist and cynical, it’s an overarching condition in…

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A Personal Response to Non-members

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This is my personal response to some of the comments in the non-member survey report, just the thoughts that came to mind as I read them and how I might initially approach a non-member about a given issue.  Please let me know what you think about any part of it.  As I got no response in my region, I decided to post it here.  I do not speak for anyone else, and any misperceptions and mistakes are my own.    —“I am unsure about my ability to contribute, even though…

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Improving the Joining Process

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  The recently published IOPS Non-Member Survey Report ended with four conclusions, two of which were: ● We need to be more explicit how prospective members will be able to contribute concretely towards the IOPS mission. (This should be much more specific than the “Getting Involved” texts.) ● We need to have something more specific to offer to activists who are already very engaged in activism and cannot be expected to free time for organizing for IOPS. (Cf. the ”Why join…

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IOPS London Meeting Report

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Meeting Tuesday 29 July 2012 Theory discussion: Participatory Economics vs Market Socialism Attendees read Participatory Democracy and Participatory Economics, by Adam Weiss http://zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-comparison-of-economic-democracy-and-participatory-economics-by-adam-weiss/  We talked about the differences between the two proposals, and particularly what the inherent issues within markets may be. We also talked about how we would like to see examples of aspects of the models in practice. …

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Is IOPS Growing More Concerned About Its Own Influence?

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If you have seen a few of the last posts on the blog of IOPS,it might seem that IOPS is getting more self centred than it should be.True?Really? Read on to find out.   At first,let us talk about what IOPS has been doing,actually.It has held proests,street rallies,meetings and organised book fairs in cities of United States and Europe.It has tried to explain the theoretical and strategical meaning of Socialism,Liberalism and Anarchy.But speaking about being focused on the Organisational Issues,I…

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LiveTalk Saturday August 9th “How do we make a plan of action and start doing something with it?”

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Live Talk Saturday August 9th (2PM New York)(6PM UTC)(8PM Rome)  This Live Talk will be centered around the conclusions of the Survey http://www.iopsociety.org/blog/non-member-survey and a list of questions brought forward by Lambert Meertens http://www.iopsociety.org/blog/non-member-survey#8033 Conclusions ● Diversity will not improve spontaneously. A concerted campaign will be needed, in particular for addressing the underrepresentation of the Global South. ● We need to be more explicit…

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