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LIFE, WAR AND ORGANIZING

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Posted at Z Commentaries https://zcomm.org/zcommentary/life-war-and-organizing/ Life, War, and Organizing   By Vincent Emanuele & Michael Albert  February 12, 2015  Posted in: Activism, Reimagining Society, US, Vision/Strategy, War and Peace | No comments Michael Albert Interviews Vincent Emanuele   First, what are your current main activities? What work, and particularly movement involvements, do you do, now, or recently? And…

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Notes on Self-Organisation and a Global Transformation Dialogue Website

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(Just to keep all five IOPS blog readers up tp speed, with a bit of anarchic political philosophy thrown in. Just my own views. Not applicable to the IOPS website. The first paragraph is still my view of the question which IOPS should be mainly focussed on, if it really exists.)   Notes on Self-Organisation and a Global Transformation Dialogue Website   How can we contribute to the process of finding a global Network of networks, a Movement of movements, a Hyper- or Meta- or Super-Movement…

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THOUGHT SHOULD NOT CAUSE THE HEART GRIEF (HELLO?)

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Hello.......? So that's it is it? All finished up? No-one talking in the forums. No one talking on the blog. Is that how it goes? The website just gets used for very specific purposes. Or is everyone is talking secretively, yeah?   So I gather the silence is because of all the great  work everyone is doing behind closed doors. Getting seriously jiggy with it! Who the fuck knows. This joint is like a fucking morgue. No really, a fucking morgue. You know where the dead people go. Only took…

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Global Transformation Website

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Just an idea for a new global dialogue/transformation website, separate from IOPS but perhaps in its essential spirit (?) There are now first steps being undertaken in this direction. To me personally IOPS itself is not important, the urgent need for global transformation is. The rest is in the text below. Happy New Year, folks. Conspectus for a Global Transformation Dialogue Website AIM To find, through dialogue, common ground and narrative among activists and concerned individuals regarding changing…

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I HAVE NO ANSWERS

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If one goes to, let's say, the 80% of the population who are the order takers of our society, the ordinary everyday working folk, averagely educated with a substantial percentage undereducated and said, we all or you all must disconnect from mainstream society, you must all quit work and remove yourself from the repressive and oppressive regime/s that has been governing your world for so long and destroying it and start something new, now, and you said nothing more, just that, what would be 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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Scepticism : Is It A Necessity In The Contemporary World?

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I will start by mentioning a quotation by the eminent linguist and MIT Scholar Noam Chomsky -  “The general population doesn't even know what's happening, and it doesn't even know that it doesn't know.” Be it religious scepticism,scientific scepticism or political scepticism,questioning the authority is a necessary element.Since I am one of those who might be challenged the question,"Then why don't you go question about Marxism and your old,weary manifesto?"  This would be…

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