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Mark Evans

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Date Joined: 14th February 2012
Gender: Male
Birthday: 13th August 1968
Chapters: England > West Midlands > Birmingham
Bio:

I live in Birmingham (UK) where I work in health care, specialising in mental health with a growing interest in primary prevention. I have been a member of PPS-UK since (I think?) 2006 using this as a venue to meet like minded people and as a location from which to advocate and develop participatory analysis, vision and strategy.

Social Network Links: http://www.zcommunications.org/zspace/markevans
Other Political Affiliations: New Unionism Network

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Member2Member Interview

I thought that it might be a nice idea if members started to interview each other.  My thinking behind this is that it is (1) an easy way to generate new content for the site - creating a lively online environment, (2) a good way to get…

‘The Stupidest And Most Extreme Section Of The British Left’ An Appeal For Your Support From Media Lens

In a media alert earlier this year, we described our under-resourced challenges of the corporate media as 'jousting with toothpicks'. Although the analogy was light-hearted, the work of Media Lens is serious and would not be possible without…

How do we build global unions??

Hi everyone - There is a debate taking place that I thought IOPS members might be interested in around the question - How do we build global unions? The debate is being hosted by the New Unionism Network. I have written a short contribution…

Occupy the BBC

What follows is a slightly updated version of a proposal that I posted on ZNet some time ago, if I remember rightly, as part of the Reimagining Society project.  There has been some renewed interest in the proposal from IOPS members so…

IOPS Birmingham / West Midlands Members Meeting Report

Date: Tue 6 Nov Time: 19:30 - 21:30 Location: Midlands Art Centre Present: Stephen, Tom, Mark Agenda: > Feedback from London events. The feedback from Stephen and Tom regarding the London event (Sunday) was very positive.  They said…

IOPS in Historical Context

Michael Albert is co-founder of Z Magazine, ZNet and South End Press, and a founder member of IOPS - the international organization for a participatory society. He was speaking to Mark Evans...   The International Organisation…

2nd Proposal?

Over the last month or so there has been quite a bit of discussion within IOPS on interim goals.  Most recently Michael Albert posted a blog titled "2,500 and Climbing".  Central to Michael's proposal is a recruitment drive over a…

Interim Goals?

“One cannot predict, before the fact, the results of any endeavor like this. Sometimes embarking on creating a new project or organization goes nowhere, or continues for a bit, and then folds. Other times, lasting structures come into…

Communication in a Participatory Organisation / Society

"After ten years of involvement in the subject I am as committed as ever because it has grown with me from a set of communication skills to certain beliefs which are very important to me personally.  This does not mean I will always behave…

Towards a Credible International

The web site for the International Organisation for a Participatory Society / Socialism (IOPS) was launched a couple of months back. This represented the start of our interim phase where people can join IOPS and use the existing facilities…

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Projects

Birmingham (UK) ParSoc Study & Advocacy Group

This group has been set-up for members in the Birmingham / West Midlands area.  Its function is to (1) aid understanding and further development of partcipatory analysis, vision and strategy, and…

Occupy Theory Explorations

The Occupy Theory PDF Ebook and print versions will be available later…   WELCOME!    If you are interested in joining this project, in a day or so your request will be processed…

Occupy Vision Explorations

Occupy Vision PDF Ebook and print versions will be available later…   WELCOME!    If you are interested in joining this project, in a day or so your request will be processed and…

Occupy Strategy Explorations

This project will be like the Occupy Theory and Occupy Vision projects - but in this case bearing on the third volume of Fanfare for the Future, Occupy Strategy. As that book is still in process, and…

Michael Albert European IOPS Speaking tour

This November Michael Albert will be travelling to Europe for an IOPS speaking tour. It's a unique chance for IOPS members in Europe to arouse interest for IOPS and at the same time learn how to become…

Michael Albert Speaking Tour - U.K - October 2012

Michael Albert will be in England from Friday 26th to Tuesday 30th October as part of a wider speaking tour across Europe. See European Project. Please join this project if you wish to help coordinate…

North of Watford Development Group

What is the North of Watford Development Group (NWDG)? The NWDG is a group for people in the North of England to get together and share ideas for and experiences of recruiting new members and the formation…