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Bill Fletcher's Red Herring

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The Identity Politics Red Herring By Bill Fletcher Source: Alternet January 12, 2017 In the aftermath of the November 2016 elections the term “identity politics” has been thrown around repeatedly with many progressives suggesting that the Electoral College defeat of Clinton by Trump was the result of some sort of Democratic Party obsession with that concept. I am not known as a defender of the Democratic Party, but in the post-November summations the whining about identity politics has become…

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Montana Antifa Whitefish Action

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As incoming neo-Nazis organized by Andrew Anglin and the Daily Stormer promise to descend on Whitefish, Montana, Montana Antifa is one of the organizations creating the counter-demonstration.  While Love Lives Here has been doing the base-building work of organizing the community against the anti-Semitic and racist harassment they have endured for weeks, they are not going to engage with the skinheads and Alt Righters who are promising to march through the streets with automatic weapons.  Montana…

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Anti-National Anthem

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[Might as well park this simple little ditty here too. Free use to all against new resurgence of nationalism and xenophobia. Find own melody and sing it if you like... Maybe emerging One World Consciousness needs fighting for more than ever...]   Anti-National Anthem    My nation is the planet My flag it is the sky My passport is my breathing That I'll hand in when I die   I'll fight for no government ‘cept the government of the heart But I'll fight the war and money…

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Villages for the Future by Bob Corker

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https://vimeo.com/174614650       This is an interesting presentation about how to set up an eco-village. Important to note- he recommends not doing consenous decision making and  does recommend having trustees. Try not to gulp before you watch it. It really comes from hard work and the structure actually allows for a truely participatory community

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Latest Morsel From The NSP

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The Democracy Collaborative’s Adam Simpson and Sarah McKinley sat down with Goran Jeras, one of the lead developers of ebanka, an ethical bank project launching in Croatia, for a conversation about building the institutions of an ethical and sustainable financial system. Adam Simpson: Goran, thank you for joining us today. You are the cooperative manager of the Cooperative for Ethical Financing in Croatia. Can you tell us about the process of where this idea came from and how the Cooperative was…

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the poetics of spirit. a manifesto

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[Here's some of 'the olds', folks. Or maybe the lack of what is found in the news.]   the poetics of spirit. a manifesto poetry is spirit is a mystical anarchist: one-mind freedom immersed in a riot of difference like spirit nothing you can put your finger on, nail down with the hammer of  theory the certainty of freedom from certainty yet not the certainty of wallowing in doubt against Aristotles A can very well be B or C or Z or even A on a good day life nature soul abyssal as ocean…

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Latest Something From the NSP

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Building a System-Changing Response to Trump and Trumpism at All Levels By Gar Alperovitz Source: Truthout December 2, 2016 Posted in: Activism, Reimagining Society, US | Comments: 2 Any serious perspective on how to respond to the election of Donald Trump must begin by recognizing that his victory flowed in substantial part from the growing global crisis of capitalism, which demands a specific strategic response. The response must begin with — but also go beyond — the urgent work of defending,…

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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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Pipe And Protest, Chicago’s NoDAPL

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BY @BOXCROWS, @Anarchimedia and The Chicago Chapter ON SATURDAY, THE 12TH OF NOVEMBER, CHICAGO saw a great intersectional protest. There were Feminists, Black Lives Matter activists, LGBT activists, Libertarians, Socialists, Anarchists, Revolutionaries, Mass media and concerned citizens. The protesters’ objective was to curb the construction of the North Dakota Access Pipeline and to show solidarity and support the often overlooked and fetishized Native American people. The question I ask…

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