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Please Express Solidarity with Self-Managed Factory VIOME

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[Got this email and would like to pass it on to IOPS members. Please express solidarity with the workers' struggle for this self-managed factory in Greece before March 16. Peter L-N]   Dear all,    the struggle of VIOME is at the crossroads again. After Lafarge, the french company, managed to have VIOME declared bankrupt last summer, the new administrator conspires with the ex owners to liquidate the company. On March 23 there is a lawsuit that is important for the future of…

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ACTIVIST EDUCATION

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Activist Education By Michael Albert                                                                     Posted at ZNet,    March 13, 2015 Consider the following quotations: Steven Biko: “The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” Emma Goldman: “The most violent element…

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Bad Today, Okay Tomorrow

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Bad Today, Okay Tomorrow   zcomm.org/znetarticle/bad-today-okay-tomorrow By Michael Albert  Source: teleSUR English  March 6, 2015   Discussions about social policies and choices are often considerably confused by a mismatch of context. Consider some simple examples. Drones are abysmal. They are terror. They should disappear. Versus: Drones are fantastic. They do good. They should proliferate. Into the fray go the combatants. Neither side gives an inch. Is…

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London chapter meeting Feb 24th minutes

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London Chapter Meeting Minutes 24th Feb   Present: RB, John, David Apologies: Daniel and Marc   Next social - 13th at Royal Fesitval Hall, 7pm - No reading   Next meeting on 31st, at Queen Elizabeth Hall (http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/queen-elizabeth-hall), 6.30 pm   Facilitator - John,  co-facilitator - Rob Minutes - David Required video - 'Steps to Revolution' by David  Required reading - Fire by Night - A summary of Love and Rage David to email…

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Meeting Minutes 27th Jan

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IOPS London meeting minutes Tuesday 27/01/2015 Present: Rob, Marc, John, David, Daniel Apologies: Simon (sorry if I missed any other person who sent their apologies) I) Theory discussion:   It was agreed that no minutes would be taken about the theory discussions, though the minute-takers have added some notes, just informational. Reading: Social Anarchism and Organism by FARJ 1-. In  considering FARJ 'Militant and Full Militant structure how does IOPS avoid its…

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London meeting minutes

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IOPS London meeting minutes 06/01/2015 Present: Preeti, Rob, Marc, John, Rex, David Apologies: Simon, Lucy   ‘How we operate’ Rename document- Marc (RB: with RB's support) to rename the ‘Tasks and Practices’ document http://piratepad.net/ygIMLsT1WE to ‘How we operate’ and update it with any relevant points from these minutes and email it to everyone What is a member? - We will add the question ‘what is a member?’…

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Charlie Hebdo shooting

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On 7 January 2015, at about 11:30 CET (10:30 UTC), two masked gunmen armed with Kalashnikov rifles, a shotgun, and an RPG launcher entered the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, which has attracted worldwide attention for its regular depictions of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.[2][3][4][5][9][10] The attack resulted in the deaths of 12 people, including the editor Stéphane "Charb" Charbonnier, eight other Charlie Hebdo employees and two National Police officers,[11]…

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