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New Albert book: Practical Utopia

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A new book by Michael Albert is out: Practical Utopia: Strategies for a Desirable Society According to the Acknowledgements section, “The material in this book comes largely from a prior collection of three short volumes called Fanfare for the Future.” So it will not offer much new insight to readers familiar with the Fanfare trilogy. For others it may be a good introduction to ways of thinking about how a desirable society can be reached and shaped, although no time is spent on other…

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On the way

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IOPS is setting its first steps on the way to becoming truly self-managed.  Reaching decisions to make this possible, which we did in the September 2016 poll on the makeover proposals, was one thing. Now, IOPS is beginning to implement these decisions.  First Financial Team selected  Last week saw the selection of our first financial team, consisting of Ashim Jain, Caragh -, and David Sevilla González. The team has a mandate for one year, at the end of which a new selection…

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Second death from police raids in Tangier in two months, Migrants Rise Up

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    News from No Borders Morocco Originally posted on December 5, 2013 by beatingborders Reposted here because it got no attention in the international news media.   The 4th of December was a day that will be remembered by many here in Tanger. A police raid in the Doha Boukhalef region caused the violent death of Cédric, a man from Cameroon. Exact details remain unclear but his body bearing fatal head wounds was carried over 2km from Doha Boukhalef in the direction of the city…

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Vluchtelingen in detentiecentrum Rotterdam mishandeld?

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Blijkens het verslag van deelnemers aan een solidariteitsdemonstratie zijn vluchtelingen in detentiecentrum Rotterdam, waarschijnlijk in hongerstaking, op donderdag 16 mei ernstig mishandeld. Zie dit bericht van Deportatieverzet. De berichten van de mishandeling worden hier bevestigd door Occupy Rotterdam. Update Een van de betrokken gedetineerde vluchtelingen is de heer C.A.T. Bah, afkomstig uit Guinee. Uit een interview op Nieuwsuur met zijn vertouwensarts Elcke Bonsen blijkt dat hij meermalen…

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