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Proposed tactics for a participatory economy

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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.  I am posting the contents of that chapter here, for consideration and discussion. Perhaps the best way, and seemingly the hardest way to win adherents, is to ultimately show not only how [participatory economics] works but that it works -- demonstrate the…

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Check In

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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 community that renews your spirit, keeps you in the game? Knowing a blog post is not the greatest medium, I still would like to hear from those who are comfortable writing about their thoughts and feelings. I'll start it out.... I had a great week (despite…

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Michael Albert's Left List

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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. people who have published) names of The Left. This latest exercise is called We Stand and the program and names on the list will be familiar to anyone here on the IOPS site, or anyone who joined Zschool, or any of the other projects ( a blur to me but I know there…

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US admin

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Just throwing this up to see what the situation is presently with the US chapter. Understandable not exactly priority number one, but the present US page seems to be a bit behind and just a thought, I would be happy to takeover the admin status and maybe refresh it a little bit. Hope all is well to everyone this reaches, if it ends up reaching anyone at all.

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Alienated Anonymous

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Hey, I wanted to spread the word of an organization whose creation I am taking part in. It's called Alienated Anonymous (Alienon). It's a twelve-step organization that tries to help its members break through the confines of alienation. The hope is to create an organization with the same impact of other twelve-step programs, but with a different attitude. So, for example, in Alienon one's power is emphasized as opposed to one's powerlessness. Another important difference is the stance taken on outside…

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