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Eating Our Own Dogfood

In the software industry, “eating your own dogfood” is an expression for a practice in which the people in a company themselves use the products they make and sell. It is a good way for them to discover usability problems that you…

Film Nights

One of the early blog posts I did, entitled IOPS Presents..., was about ideas that had come up during the first (and as of yet only) meeting of IOPS members from the Netherlands, now four years ago. We were brainstorming about what we could…

Activisten in Afrika protesteren tegen Europese migratiebeheersing

[Dit stuk is overgenomen van de website van Doorbraak. —LM] De Europese beleidsmakers op het gebied van migratiebeheersing proberen niet alleen Turkije voor hun karretje te spannen. Ook met Afrikaanse landen wil de EU “deals”…

Can IOPS be revived?

As anyone can see, IOPS is not working now. Is IOPS truly dead, or merely in a coma? Should we pull the plug or mount an effort at resuscitation? I'd hate to see IOPS go. I met some terrific people through IOPS, and learned about ideas that…

Can a shared ideology unite leftist activists?

(The text below was published before on Titas Biswas' blog The Perspectives.) Introduction Drastic change is needed now. Millions upon millions of people are denied a decent life. Our environment is being ravaged in the name of profit for a…

Demomuziek

English summary: While marching in demonstrations I wondered if we couldn't sing our slogans rather than shout them. Using Musipedia as a music editor and LilyPond as engraver and performer, I created some simple melodies for some slogans.Ik…

We Are Here – Cooperative

On December 6, 2013, a plan was presented at De Balie in Amsterdam for we are here – cooperative, a project in which artists, students, and undocumented refugees, will live and work together in a converted office building in Amsterdam.…

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New Albert book: Practical Utopia

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…

On the way

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…

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

    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…

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