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Brad-Lee Nichols

Profile Information
Date Joined: 31st May 2012
Gender: Male
Birthday: 16th February 1988
Chapters: United States > Maine > Saint Albans
Bio:

I was born in Portland, Maine. I've lived in Saint Albans for the majority of my life. I've seen capitalism crush our local economies. I attended Rochester Institute of Technology for Electrical/Computer Engineering, but didn't finish my degree. I continued free online education, seeking the knowledge that we could apply to helping create a better future for humanity through socioeconomic engineering. I want to apply many of the methods I've learned to start using technology for the liberation of the working class from exploitation. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― Richard Buckminster Fuller

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Other Political Affiliations: P2P foundation
Blogs

Uganda Workers of the World- Art Fundraiser

This is a painting by a member of the the IWW at Makerere University in Uganda. This group has just recently been established and they'd like our help with some art supplies to promote the IWW in Uganda. Please help us share this throughout…

A Significant Fault in Our Polling Process

It has come to my attention, with the release of the "Preconditions for the IOPS Founding Convention" polling results, that we have what I would consider an unsatisfactory process. As an example I will reference the first question, "How many…

Candies and Whims- Request for Assistance

I viewer of one of my pages contacted me asking if I could help with her project. I set up a donation page here: http://www.gofundme.com/CandiesAndWhimsAnything you can do to help with this project would be appreciated, from sharing the funding…

Uganda IWW: Call For Support

I have a friend in Uganda that's trying to procure donations for the IWW initiative at Makerere University. I thought that I might be able to get the great people of IOPS to lend a hand. The idiegogo campaign closes in 4 days and we're…

Co-operfund: Crowd-funding Cooperatives

While IOPS seems to be a more of a political arm, a colleague and I have taken it upon ourselves to try to develop something to progress our movement economically. We're moving on to coding for the first project as a catalyst to move us…

Democracy At Work

Professor Richard Wolff is probably my favorite prominent, true-left, economist, for his both his insight and lecture style. He specializes in breaking down the ideas into bite sized pieces that anyone should be able to understand. Wolff recently…

Red and Blackened(crowd-sourced libertarian socialist media)

I've just started a new facebook page called, "Red and Blackened," to help spread libertarian socialist awareness, foster community, and promote solidarity. The goal here is to crowd-source content and make it easier to spread the concepts.…

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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.…

Inactive: IOPS Song Project

The IOPS Song Project is for those who would like to contribute, remix, or share songs relevant to our struggle, as well as network with songwriters, musicians, and other music lovers.   Why a Song…

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…

Socialism, selfgovernment and selfmanagement

This project would to join most peoples to exchange materials, studies, opinion on the argument of self-government and self-management in world today and in the history yesterday, not only in a marxist…

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…

IOPS Reading Group over Skype

A reading and discussion group is a stategy for exploring a subject to greater depth, helping to understand the material and communicate that understanding effectively.  With a book as the touchstone,…

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 Chapter Forum and Project Project

Members of this project commit to creating local content for their  local Chapter (as in city) page, and working with their provisional Chapter administrator to make their page a welcoming place,…

Creating and Disseminating Intellectually Honest Media for the Purpose of Public Relations

I feel that one of our biggest weaknesses, as a general economics movement, is lack of visibility. The concepts can not be understood if one is unaware that they exist. This project's goal will be to…

Occupy Theory Audiobook

Project designed to provide readers with a lack of time yet another way of enjoying the books "Occupy Theory" and "Occupy Vision".

About Projects Project

The purpose of this project is to inform project creators and would-be creators of existing IOPS projects conventions (primary purpose – not the best way, temporary solution), discuss project-management…

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…

Completed: Michael Albert North American IOPS Speaking Tour

11/19/12 Notice of Tour Restructuring Dear Project Members, Proposed Host Chapter point persons, local project members and others aiding in the effort.   First, thank you for all efforts, successful…