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Mitchell Szczepanczyk

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Date Joined: 25th March 2012
Gender: Male
Birthday: 12th April 1974
Chapters: United States > Illinois > Chicago
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Blogs

Proposed tactics for a participatory economy

I have now posted an e-book that I published five years ago which discusses using participatory economics as a lynchpin for activism organizing.  One of the chapters of that book discusses possible tactics for winning such an economy. …

A “ten-year plan” of activism

Last year, I devised what I called a "ten-year plan" of activism for myself to help build towards participatory economy. I'd like to share that plan here: Step One - Write a blog consistently to chronicle it all. (Status: Done!) :-) Step Two…

My mega-ambitious dream: Build a parallel participatory economy online

Let me share two quotes:Quote one: Larry Page, one of the co-founders of Google, once gave the commencement address at his (and my) alma mater, the University of Michigan.  He said: "I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious…

The meta-competition for a participatory society

The models for a participatory society are grounded in an ethos of solidarity rather than rivarly. We believe it is better for ourselves and our planet to explicitly help one another rather than harm one another. And we believe we have some…

"Tasks with other purposes"

I recently published an e-book entitled "Slaying Corporate Vampires: A Proposal in the Age of Occupy Wall Street", which proposes and details the use of participatory economics as a lynchpin against corporate power. The end of the book lists…

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Projects

IOPS Video Productions

This is a project for anyone wishing to take part in making videos of anything IOPS related. In particular, if you have skills and experience in video production, please consider joining the project.…

Social Media

If you would like to participate in social media surrounding IOPS you're welcome to join this project. So far we've created the following. Facebook International Page http://www.facebook.com/iopsociety…

April 2012 Membership Drive - Completed

Although this project is completed, all IOPS members are encouraged to, and no doubt are, continuing to introduce IOPS to their friends and community, asking those interested to read the IOPS Mission…

Anti-Capitalist Political Prisoner Support

Throughout the world people willing to sacrifice their personal freedoms to directly confront State/Corporate/Capitalist Power are being held behind bars. I am creating this project in an attempt to reach…

Inactive: Skill/Knowledge Sharing Workshops

This project does not appear to be active.  Other, more focused, projects appear to have replaced this one, the purpose of which was to elicit and collect general interest and ability statements,…

Inactive: Preparing Your Community

This project is not active.  Membership did not respond to an inquiry as to interest in continuing.  The project is being listed as inactive in the absence of expression…

Finding Non-Oppressive Work (IOPS-like workplaces)

Workplaces operating under IOPS-like criteria (see IOPS Mission, Vision, Structure and Program details) are listed.  Are these the only places in our country where at least three people can work…

Translating IOPS

A project to take the ideas of IOPS, chew them over and make them more accessible and pertinent for people that we would like to join or just like :)   So - We like IOPS, we think it is important…

Website Team

The website team was initiated in 2012 by former website administrator Jason Chrysostomou for maintenance, bug fixing, strategic planning and innovation work on the site. Previous discussions can…

Parecon Software Design & Devel.

Perhaps the limiting factor for adoption of our system is the lack of software. If this is the case, then we should develop a working software implementation of Parecon that is usable for at least a few…

Reimagining IOPS – The Project (completed)

The aim of this project is to prepare one or more proposals for changes to IOPS that can be voted on by the membership against the alternative, default proposal to disband. When these proposals are sufficiently…