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The Time is Right, The Time is Now, The Time is Right Now!

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Whether we consider ourselves Marxist or not, I am sure we all agree that Marx's outlining of the need for change in the ownership of the means of production matrix is justified, given the unnecessary imbalances and injustices it creates in its current form, namely capitalism. Without being the greatest Marxian scholar, on the surface of things, Marx seems to have been Futurist in his beliefs. He realised, as Gaudí did with La Sagrada Familia, that his dream would not become a reality in…

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How to be a working chapter?

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I'm going to publish a report to inform you about the newly created chapter in Castellón (Spain). Before doing that, I would to share with you my thoughts about organizational issues.   In "are you in a working chapter?", we very recently read from IOPS administrator a short message asking us if we are an IOPS working chapter according to the poll's standard published in June, 12th (30% female, at least 5 members attending regular meetings). I must say I like the initiative because it's…

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España: ¿Quién rescata a los españoles?

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¿QUIÉN RESCATA A LOS ESPAÑOLES? Que el Banco Central Europeo rescate o no los bancos españoles, España seguirá en crisis. Probablemente la situación incluso empeore bajo el mandato del actual gobierno neo-liberal/conservador de Mariano Rajoy que parece incapaz de salirse del guion redactado según los principios neo-liberales de la fundación FAES (principios politicos fundación FAES), el “think-tank”  del Partido…

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WHO IS RESCUING THE SPANISH PEOPLE?

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WHO IS RESCUING THE SPANISH PEOPLE? Whether its banks are rescued by the ECB or not, Spain will remain in crisis. The situation is likely to become even worse under the ruling of the current right wing government of Mariano Rajoy who seems unable to move beyond the neoliberal political principles of the FAES (principios politicos fundación FAES), the right wing think tank of the “Partido Popular” chaired by José María Aznar, former president of Spain from 1996 to…

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¿Hay vida después del capitalismo?

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Daniel Marty danieliops@hotmail.com Miembro de la Organización Internacional por una Sociedad Participativa www.iopsociety.org En uno de los titulares del 5 de diciembre del periódico digital El Plural (http://www.elplural.com/2012/12/05 ), se puede leer “el CIS ratifica que Rajoy lleva a España a récords de desesperanza: miedo al paro, al desahucio y a los problemas con la sanidad”. Lo que me gusta del artículo es que nos dice una importante verdad: tenemos miedo. En sí, el miedo a una…

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Presentation of IOPS in Vila-Real (Spain)

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November, 23th I gave my second talk about IOPS in Spain. The invitation came from the city council of Vila-Real (a 51.000 inhabitants city located between Valencia and Barcelona) which is currently trying to set a system for the citizens to participate in the budget of their own community. The same person from the city hall in charge of it showed he was interested in the model of society proposed by IOPS and wanted me to give a talk about Participatory Society. In front of 20 people and a local…

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Presentation of IOPS in Spain - second talk

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Hi all I just want to show you the first poster of the talk I will give next Tursday, November 29th in the city of Vila Real, 80 kms in the north of Valencia. This will happen thanks to the support of Vila Real city hall and the University of Castellón.

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IOPS in Spain: First public talks in 2012

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The International Organization for a Participatory Society is an opportunity to rethink our society to change it radically. I'm convince there is something we should keep in mind: having a vision is, strategically speaking, the first step.During the organization of Michael Albert's visit to Spain which unfortunately had to be canceled, I found out that in spite of that, the opportunity to start building a participatory society in Spain, concretely in Castellón (Valencia) can be more than…

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Encuentro en Londres de IOPS

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Estimados miembros de IOPS España, Michael Albert - cofundador de Znet y miembro de IOPS, estará en Londres a finales de octubre. ¡Evento de bienvenida de IOPS Reino Unido e Irlanda! Tenemos el honor de poder confirmar el primer encuentro internacional de IOPS. Tendrá lugar en Londres el Domingo 28 de Octubre de 2012 Domingo 28 de Octubre de 2012 en el Firebox Café de Londres y estará organizado principalmente por IOPS-UK y IOPS-Ireland. Participan:…

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