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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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Experiments in Radical Democracy in Spain - Lessons We Can Learn

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There are very interesting things happening in Spain that may have much to teach us about a radically democratic politics that harnesses the power of social networks & the way the internet allows each of us a voice, a way to share our knowledge and expertise, and ways to learn from others - all in the course of making political parties obsolete, devolving government power into the hands of individuals and communities - clearly participatory and maybe an intial step in the withering away of the…

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Membership numbers

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Over the year 2014, we had a net growth of 242 members. In 2013, this was 470 members.The strong decrease in growth numbers should be a cause for concern. Actually, I think it is even worse than these numbers already suggest. The net growth is the difference between the number of new members and the number of members who left. My best estimates are:In 2014, 393 new members joined IOPS while 151 members left.In 2013, 579 new members joined IOPS while 109 members left.If this trend continues unabated…

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The Trouble With Pigs

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The pigs I am referring to are the pigs of George Orwell’s Animal Farm: the Communists. The animals that think they are ‘more equal’ than others. As a ‘pig’ myself, this is not an argument against pigs. Rather, I seek to answer the problem thrown up by ‘uneven consciousness’: how to give these people the organisation structure to intervene effectively in the class struggle & to spread their revolutionary class consciousness without them becoming a class…

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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.   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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Han Shot First

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a rather simple blog. just a question. if you were to describe IOPS casually to someone not familiar, how would you put it? mostly thinking of that as a face-to-face encounter, but that may not be how everyone exists, and since this is textual it’s not anyways, but i’d like that to be the thought. what’s your basic summary? or maybe it depends on who you are talking to on how that extends or applies. or don't answer, but i've always struggled with this. plus Moving Forward…

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