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Im Zuge der allgemeinen Krisenstimmung scheint der Enthusiasmus der IOPS-Community auch vom verbreiteten Katzenjammer erfasst zu sein. Alles ist Mist. Keiner macht was. Ich verstehe das nicht. Hier scheint es eine "Organisation" jenseits von Kaderparteien und lokalen Nachbarschaftsinitiativen zu geben, die Wert auf Klarheit und Aufrichtigkeit legt und sich dennoch nicht scheut, die dicken Bretter anzubohren. Und was passiert? Man murrt über mangelnde Beteiligung und über technische Missstände.…

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IOPS Website Activity In Numbers

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I was curious about what the 3544 figure actually means in terms of activity on this website, so I gathered some stats by scraping the site (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_scraping). They are certainly not precise, but they give an overall idea. The figures are based on the numbers of comments to blog posts and posts in forum discussions, project-specific activity and event-postings are not taken into account. Posts from (some of the?) accounts with now deactivated profiles don't display any name,…

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Why IOPS failed

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I was slightly suprised to again find yet another mail about some poll on IOPS' future in my account. I wanted to see what happened since the last time I took a look at the site, so I did, and unsurprisingly, nothing has changed.  The issue I see with IOPS is the schizophrenic approach to participation. Participatory decision-making implies participatory development of the methods, tools, techniques and policies employed in decision-making. I have no idea how that could be anything but…

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Contact - if you are in Berlin

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Hallo ... ... seit dem 21.02.2014 hier NEU ! welche_R sich auch immer in Berlin angesprochen fühlen - nehmt bitte kontakt auf und wir sehen was wir starten-weitermachen können ! Vieleicht ja schon beim Berliner Ratschlag – Wem gehört die Stadt. Der Ratschlag wird vom 4.-6. April 2014 in Räumen der TU Berlin stattfinden. http://berliner-ratschlag.org/  

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Water is a human right - please support the european water campaign!

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European IOPS members, please support the campaign at: http://www.right2water.eu/ Water and sanitation are a human right! "Water is a public good, not a commodity. We invite the European Commission to propose legislation implementing the human right to water and sanitation as recognised by the United Nations, and promoting the provision of water and sanitation as essential public services for all. The EU legislation should require governments to ensure and to provide all citizens with sufficient…

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IOPS Welcome Event: Inspirations and Lessons

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[This blog was authored jointly by: Fintan Bradshaw, Jane Howick, Preeti Kaur, John Keeley, Jamie Richardson, and Florian Zollmann.] On 28 October 2012 IOPS hosted a one-day welcome event at Firebox café, London. The event had different components such as facilitated discussions, workshops and talks. We would like to share our experiences with you and highlight some of the lessons we learned during the day. We hope that this will encourage other members of IOPS to engage in similar…

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Joining IOPS: Motivations and Concerns

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In March 2012, the Interim International Organization for a Participatory Society (IOPS) was launched with the aim of propelling activism for winning a new world. IOPS is structured as a bottom-up, international organization based on self-managing interconnected national branches and local chapters.Currently, IOPS is in an interim stage, and by joining IOPS you become an interim member. A convention, or series of conventions, will be planned within the next year, hopefully, for membership to determine…

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IOPS Treffen in Deutschland

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Hi all, im Herbst gibt es eine Reihe von Veranstaltungen und Aktionen und es wäre sehr schade, wenn IOPS Mitglieder daran nicht teilnehmen. So will z.B. Michael Albert  einige Städte in Europa besuchen, bisher ist in Deutschland nur Frankfurt in Vorbereitung, wie sieht es z.B. aus mit Berlin, München, Hamburg und dem Ruhrgebiet? http://www.iopsociety.org/projects/michael-albert-european-iops-speaking-tour Die Idee ist, in den Regionen/Städten mit über 5 Mitgliedern…

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Bundesweiter Aktionstag Aktion "umFairteilen" am 29.09.2012

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Der Aufruf hat bisher erst 1800 UnterstützerInnen, auch wenn die Zielsetzung weiter hinter der von IOPS zurück bleibt, denke ich dass die Aktion unterstützenswert ist, zumal der Aktionstag auch für uns die Möglichkeit bietet uns in der Organisation einzubringen, städtische Treffen abzuhalten, Plakate, Flyer und Banner zu gestalten und vieles mehr. Da ich noch keine genauen Daten wie städtische Treffpunkte und ähnliches habe, poste ich es ersteinmal hier und…

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