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Member2Member Interview

I thought that it might be a nice idea if members started to interview each other.  My thinking behind this is that it is (1) an easy way to generate new content for the site - creating a lively online environment, (2) a good way to get…

‘The Stupidest And Most Extreme Section Of The British Left’ An Appeal For Your Support From Media Lens

In a media alert earlier this year, we described our under-resourced challenges of the corporate media as 'jousting with toothpicks'. Although the analogy was light-hearted, the work of Media Lens is serious and would not be possible without…

How do we build global unions??

Hi everyone - There is a debate taking place that I thought IOPS members might be interested in around the question - How do we build global unions? The debate is being hosted by the New Unionism Network. I have written a short contribution…

Occupy the BBC

What follows is a slightly updated version of a proposal that I posted on ZNet some time ago, if I remember rightly, as part of the Reimagining Society project.  There has been some renewed interest in the proposal from IOPS members so…

IOPS Birmingham / West Midlands Members Meeting Report

Date: Tue 6 Nov Time: 19:30 - 21:30 Location: Midlands Art Centre Present: Stephen, Tom, Mark Agenda: > Feedback from London events. The feedback from Stephen and Tom regarding the London event (Sunday) was very positive.  They said…

Tell Tale Signs

A recent visit to a local bookshop left me feeling optimistic about IOPS's prospects. The shop in question now has three new political sections - 1:'Why Marx was right'; 2: 'Left Book Club'; and 3: 'Viva la Revolution!'. The stock on offer…

IOPS in Historical Context

Michael Albert is co-founder of Z Magazine, ZNet and South End Press, and a founder member of IOPS - the international organization for a participatory society. He was speaking to Mark Evans...   The International Organisation…

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Birmingham (UK) ParSoc Study & Advocacy Group

This group has been set-up for members in the Birmingham / West Midlands area.  Its function is to (1) aid understanding and further development of partcipatory analysis, vision and strategy, and…

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Report from Birmingham IOPS chapter meeting, Tuesday 5th February 2013

We were informed about a new book about the life of Michael Albert, it can be found on ibooks and is in Graphic/Comic form.  At the last meeting Tom was asked to enquire into possible venues to host the National Gathering in Birmingham.…

Report from Birmingham IOPS meeting - Thursday 11th January

We discussed our involvement in local campaigns - the save the NHS campaign in Walsall and the campaign against Council service cuts in Birmingham. We have been participating in these campaigns and also raising IOPS ideas within them. One member…

IOPS Birmingham / West Midlands Members Meeting Report

Date: Fri 7 Dec 2012 Time 18:00 - 19:00 + social Location: Mark’s house Present: Stephen, Tom, Mark As agreed at the previous meeting all members would contributed £10 per month.  We decided to put this money into the bookstall…

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