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Paulo Rodriguez

Profile Information
Date Joined: 27th March 2012
Gender: Male
Birthday: 29th November 1977
Chapters: Belgium > Flanders > Meise
Bio:

Born in Panamá on November 29th, 1977, I moved to Belgium not long after the US intervention in 1990. I used to be a convinced communist by upbringing, until I was exposed to Michael Albert & Robin Hahnel's writings on Marxism, thanks to a happy coincidence involving Noam Chomsky's writings on ZNet. I am now a convinced adept of ParEcon, and I'm trying to convince people of its exciting potential for a much better world. I enjoy reading on ParEcon, the different spheres of social life as described by complementary holism, and US interventionism (enjoying might be a horrible choice of words for this last one...). I also enjoy tinkering with analogue synthesizers and music technology, breaking computers (and thankfully fixing them too), computer games, japanese animation and listening to electronic music of all kinds. I also maintain the IT infrastructure for the Centre Tricontinental.

Social Network Links: http://www.zcommunications.org/zspace/paulo%20rodriguez
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Thoughts and Deeds 5: Organization!?

This is part five of a six part interview. It deals mainly with the IOPS experience. As to the other parts, they will be linked, below, as they are published…  Thoughts & Deeds 1: RevolutionThoughts & Deeds 2: PerspectivesThoughts…

Thoughts & Deeds 4: Winning

This is part four of a six part interview. It deals mostly with issues of vision and strategy and their role in winning change.  As to the other parts, they will be linked, below, as they are published… Thoughts & Deeds 1: Revolution…

Thoughts & Deeds 2: Perspectives

This is part two of a six part interview. It mainly deals with attitudes to some political perspectives and a possible alternative. As to the other parts, they will be linked, below, as they are published… Thought & Deeds 1:…

Thoughts and Deeds 1: Revolution

I had the pleasure to interview Michael Albert, radical activist and co-founder of Z Communications & Z Magazine, co-founder of South End Press, and co-author of several books on all kinds of topics, most notably “ParEcon: Life after…

Meeting Report - IOPS Antwerp meeting

For reference's sake, the original event entry can be found here. The meeting was attended by Bernard Meijfroidt, Johan D'aes , Paulo Rodriguez, and Michael Albert. Obviously Mike didn't take a plane to Sint Niklaas, but instead the meeting…

Website Team Meeting Report - July 3rd 2012

IOPS Web Team Meeting Report Date: July 3rd, 2012 Starting time:  20:00 Central European Time (Brussels, Vienna, Milano) 19:00 British Summer Time (London) 1:00PM Central Daylight Time (Huntsville, AL) 2:00PM Eastern Daylight Time (Boston,…

ACTA Protest - 09/June/2012 @ Brussels

On June 9th, a protest against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) took place on the Place De L'Albertine, Brussels. The following organisations were present:   - ECOLO (Green party from French-speaking Belgium), represented…

The first weeks of IOPS

Just a small list of what has been done this month:   - Some of the IOPS Belgium members met for the first time , to share insights, points of view, and obviously some alcohol:   From left to right: Lode, Michael, Frank, Bart, and…

A small taste of IOPS Belgium in action

The Indignados/12M protest in Brussels was , despite what was considered by many to be a dissapointment in terms of people attending, an interesting and uplifting experience. With the help of IOPS members Wim Dantine, Daan Dessers, Juan Domingo…

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IOPS Belgian Chapter Library

Dear IOPS-BE members, A considerable amount of ParEcon-related audiovisual and reading materials in book form are at my disposal. These materials are available to all registered IOPS Belgium members for…

Trip to Earthship Zwolle, Netherlands

A house that provides you with near-fully financial independence, water, electricity, and food. Too good to be true? Let's find out! Together with some interested souls from the Global Change/12M movement,…

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

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Occupy Strategy Explorations

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The Local & Regional Chapter Forum and Project Project

Project Description Revised August 2014   Members of this project commit to creating chapter-specific content for their local or regional chapter page, and working with their provisional chapter…

Michael Albert European IOPS Speaking tour

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