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Dave Jones

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Date Joined: 2nd April 2012
Gender: Male
Birthday: 16th September 1953
Chapters: United States > Montana > Hamilton
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Blogs

More Rupture Plus Slime

Andreas Malm uses the term "induced implosion" and quotes Benjamin 'The destructive character has the consciousness of historical man, whose deepest emotion is an insuperable mistrust of the course of things and a readiness at all times to…

Winds of Change

I woke the other morning from a vague vision/ dreamscape of Paul Klee's Angelus Novus and Walter Benjamin's prophetic take from his Thesis on the Philosophy of History. Weird, right? I hadn't read the thing in years and then barely understood…

Parents Guide to Climate Change

Talking With Your Child About Climate Change             by the Rev. David D. Jones Children are naturally curious about the things they hear and often turn to their parents for explanation.…

Politics of Rupture

Politics of Rupture      We start with ecological crisis; both its current unfolding and its immanently exponential threat. Things are bad but we know soon, barring what the IPCC refers to as “rapid, far reaching and unprecedented…

Check In

I would like to hear from people about how they are feeling; how your week went, what gave you joy, what made you anxious- what you do to stay human in these challenging times. Do you have a specific practice, a creative outlet or a nurturing…

Michael Albert's Left List

Those who visit ZNet will notice an overlay introducing yet another Albert Emancipatory Project whose format is eerily familiar. First there is the Manifesto explaining broad goals. Then there is The List of Signatorees, distinguished (ie.…

Tar Sands Struggle

Fellow Montana climate activist Nick Englefried has published a piece in the ZNet Commentaries about recent local actions. You can find it here: http://zcomm.org/zcommentary/indigenous-organizing-drives-montana-tar-sands-opposition/ Missoula…

A Call to Action

In his interview with the magazine Canadian Dimension, Prof. Noam Chomsky says "a call to action, along with an indication of what can be done, can be energizing." He is talking specifically about the issue of climate change, an issue of truly…

Welcome New Members

Yo Jess, IOPS Missoula meets monthly 2nd Tues  at the Jeanette Rankin Peace Center if you are interested. My email is flyfeverdj@hotmail.com  if you would like to be added to the listserve. (sometimes there are changes to the schedule)…

October Meeting of Missoula IOPS

Eight members and five guests attended the Oct.22 meeting of Missoula IOPS at the Jeanette Rankin Peace Center. Because many had not had time to complete the survey around goals and expectations, the discussion was tabled till Nov. meeting.…

Perfect As Enemy of the Good?

Over at ZSocial, which everyone should join, there is a “commons” area for discussions on a wide range of topics, one of which is ecology and climate change. There, Michael Albert asks a provocative (he himself labels it a “heretical”)…

IOPS Missoula Meeting Aug.21

Ten members of the IOPS chapter met with 40% identifying as female ( 100%white but we are trying!) so we stay in good standing. This is out of a total of 18 members, not bad for a pleasant summer evening in Montana. Our recruitment to date…

Missoula Intro to IOPS Meeting

Last Wed. members in Missoula Mt held an intro to IOPS meeting at the public library where a group of invited guests listened to a short presentation facilitated by member John W.  We watched a short video and heard current members talk…

Friends Like These

In the Sunday March 10 NY Times Thomas Freidman kinda-sorta supports Climate Activists.  He says go ahead and chain yourself to the White House fence but after Obama caves to the GOP oil lobby, "try to get something really big in return".…

The "Non-Ideological" New Economy

Here in the U.S. there is a growing movement of political "progressives" who understand that the current global economic regime ( neo-liberalism? monopoly capitalism? late-capitalism?) is both unjust and unsustainable. They have devised various…

Welcome New Members

Welcome Frozen Chosen!   I am excited about the latest discussions on becoming an official IOPS chapter which invites the larger public, is active in local and global issues and has a structure, form, processes etc that help us both…

Montana Can Be An Inspiration

Many agree that the sucess of IOPS hinges in part on the ability of local chapters to form and grow. Having solid, regular participation and some sort of program that nurtures personal development and collective solidarity ensures our future…

Support the Bolivarian Revolution

Those struggling to build new a social, political and economic system in Venezuela need us (I'm mostly addressing Americans) on the Left to step up and take inspiration from their revolution to challenge our own sclerotic, planet-threatening…

Catastrophe and Crisis

At a gathering last night we agreed to tackle the difficult subject of "catastrophe" for our discussion next week. If, as many agree, things must get worse before deep societal change becomes possible, it becomes necessary to try to define…

After the Action; Reflections on Coal Export

Everyone has mixed emotions about the relative effectiveness of the non-violent civil disobedience that took place over the week of the 13th. Certainly it didn't sway the land board, the regulators, the unions or the editors of the local papers. …

Come Back Woody Guthrie

Many on the progressive left are bemoaning the failed recall of gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin.  Many in Egypt are bemoaning the choice they have in their presidential run-off. Everyone bemoans the clowns who get elected worldwide, although,…

Welcome To The Struggle

It is great to see more Montanan's joining this new International. Hopefully this broader organizational form will allow those of us in this large state to connect and provide support, solidarity and meaningful critique to each other. I already…

Montana's Proud History of Radicalism

Montana has a history of radical labor struggle and could once again be a site of resistance against the devastating effects of industrial capitalism. The IWW played an active role organizing miners, laborers and timber workers, the Grange…

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Projects

Beyond Translation, Beyond Empire

or There is a spectre haunting IOPS - the spectre of Empire As I have begun socializing IOPS with friends and colleagues, one line of criticism is recurrent. It may perhaps best be summed up in this quote…

Stop the Tar sands

Climate scientist James Hanson has said development of the Alberta Tar Sands is "game over" in terms of climate catastrophe.  So it must be stopped. In order to accomplish this, everyone,  from…

Ecological Action, Reconstruction & Theory Hub

The interim IOPS Vision seeks the facilitating of the 'ecologically sound reconstruction of society'. E.A.R.T.H. is  an international affinity group, open discussion forum and resource library focussed…

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 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…

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…

Deciding the Future of IOPS (completed)

The purpose of this project is to prepare for a poll or polls among the overall membership for deciding on the future of IOPS. It is open to any member who is interested in helping out with this. As anyone…

Lets work together to do something about climate change lets save the world

We need to do something About all this too much coal mining, even people in the villages knows what happens when we sleep with that coal heater in the house it kills everyone they go to deep sleep so…

Content Curator Team

This project was created to discuss activities surrounding the team of content curators. Any interested member is welcome to join the project and participate in discussions and other activities carried…

IOPS | W0RK5H0P #3

MEETING | SOCIAL | W0RK5H0P | DISCUSSION | 42 ::: The biweekly WORKSHOP event is supposed to generate random content on a regular base; a virtual meeting/workshop; but it's also a symbolic reminder: You're…