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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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My G String is Shot

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A short thirteen minute free improvisation... Part of my Epigonic Bailey Recognizable series. This is number 8. First and only take. It's what it is. It's how it came out. And yes, that's my voice...shit aint it!! I wrote something about IOPS to read while I played as talking off the top of your head while you play can lead to all sorts of screw ups, side tracks and disasters. Maybe it's not everyone's cup of tea, but neither is joining a revolutionary organisation. And let's face it, in the words…

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Participate!Intercontinental???

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In organizing NYC IOPS, (hosting meetings, going on marches and promoting events) I have come to both hate and appreciate the name, International Organization for a Participatory Society. It is a damm mouthful. I can never say in full with out feeling a little silly, and somewhat boringly old left. But its boringness has actually been helpful in a number of ways for organizing. I have found that people who do get involved with IOPS are much more likely to actually understand what the organization…

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IOPS Non-member Survey Results

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This blog was co-authored by Lambert Meertens and Jane Johnson.    The survey to investigate why people sympathetic to the aims of IOPS might choose not to join is now complete.  The results of the first 100 responses have been analysed and a full report can be found in the Resources section of the website.  You can also read our previous related blogs: Non-member survey - very preliminary results and Non-Member Survey - Update.   The survey revealed some…

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American-Israeli Invasion at Gaza Strip

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This is a video I created using a song,In The Flesh from The Wall,Pink Floyd which directly attacks the Jewish.There are several people in there who are utterly disturbed about American-Israeli policy of menacing in Gaza and I belong to that category of the population.When I completed uploading this on my YouTube Channel (The Perspectives YouTube Channel),I came across a harshly bold video against American-Israeli policy of menacing Gaza and rest of the part of the middle-east including Syria and…

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Live Talk July 27th Homelessness, Mental Health and Community Wellness

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July 27th Live Talk. (2pm New York)(6pm UTC)(8pm Rome) Brought to you by the ever changing world of possibilities,,  On Homelessness, Mental Health, and Community Wellness.  Exploring the interconnected nature of homelessness, mental health and community wellness. Examining our local and personal experiences with homelessness, working with the homeless, working to end homelessness. Our own experiences with mental health, the mental health system and working with the mentally…

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Thoughts and Deeds 5: Organization!?

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This is part five of a six part interview. It deals mainly with the IOPS experience. As to the other parts, they will be linked, below, as they are published…  Thoughts & Deeds 1: RevolutionThoughts & Deeds 2: PerspectivesThoughts & Deeds 3: Participatory EconomicsThoughts & Deeds 4: WinningThoughts & Deeds 5: Organization!?Thought & Deeds 6: Venezuela, Media, Music…  IOPS, or the International Organization for a Participatory Society, has been around…

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Thoughts & Deeds 4: Winning

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This is part four of a six part interview. It deals mostly with issues of vision and strategy and their role in winning change.  As to the other parts, they will be linked, below, as they are published… Thoughts & Deeds 1: Revolution Thoughts & Deeds 2: Perspectives Thoughts & Deeds 3: Participatory Economics Thoughts & Deeds 4: Winning Thoughts & Deeds 5: Organization Thoughts and Deeds 6: Venezuela, Media, Music…   Changing gears a bit, you often…

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