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Below are the 17 most recent journal entries recorded in The Isocracy Community's LiveJournal:

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
12:09 pm
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Why We Must End The War on Drugs : Presentation to the 2013 Annual General Meeting
Greg Denham was a serving police officer in Victoria and Queensland, including 5 years as a project officer with the Victoria Police Drug and Alcohol Policy Coordination Unit from 1997-2002.

Greg left policing in 2002 and over the past decade has been involved locally and internationally in drug policy issues including seven years living and working in South East Asia and China as a technical advisor on policing, HIV prevention and harm reduction at the Burnet and Nossal Institutes.

Greg is currently the Executive Officer for the Yarra Drug and Health Forum in Melbourne, where there are significant issues related to public injecting, and has called for the establishment of a supervised injecting facility.

He formed the Australian branch of LEAP - Law Enforcement Against Prohibition - in 2010 which unites thousands of police and criminal justice officials worldwide who want to end the war on drugs and advocate for drug law reform.

See more at: http://isocracy.org/node/170
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
10:31 pm
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Isocracy AGM 2012: with Race Matthews - Social Justice through Worker's Cooperatives
Isocracy 2012 Annual General Meeting

November 24th: United Voice, 117-131 Capel St North Melbourne VIC 3051,
5.30pm

Isocracy Annual General Meeting, activities and finance reports for 2011, and election of office-bearers.

Followed by at 6.00pm with a presentation from Race Matthews on "Social Justice through Worker's Cooperatives"

Race Matthews is a former member of the Victorian (Oakleigh, 1979 to 1992) and Australian parliaments (Casey, 1972-1975). Race served as the Minister for Community Services (1987-1988), Minister for Police and Emergency Services, and Minister for the Arts (1982–1987).

Currently a senior research fellow at Monash University, Race is the author of numerous books including: "Building the Society of Equals: Worker Co-operatives and the A.L.P.," "Jobs of Our Own", "Australia's First Fabians", "Whitlam Re-visited: Policy Development, Policies and Outcomes", "Labor's Troubled Times", and "Turning the Tide: Towards a Mutualist Philosophy and Politics for Labor and the Left."

RSVP here or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/368657193223702
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
9:54 pm
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Isocracy Newsletter #17. June 30, 2010
Isocracy Newsletter #17. June 30, 2010.

News: 'Bloody Sunday Inquiry' Published. Violence and Voting in Kyrgyzstan. Australia Changes Prime Minister.

Actions: Vote Against The Afghan War. End Offshore Drilling.

Meetings: First Melbourne (Australia) Meeting.

Article:The Evolution of the Human Spirit
Saturday, May 22nd, 2010
6:40 pm
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Isocracy Newsletter #15. May 20, 2010.
Changes in Government: United Kingdom General Election. Philipines Presidential and Legislative Elections.

International News: Red Shirts in Thailand, Naxalite Rebellion Continues, Iraqi Insurgency, European Debt Crisis.

Actions: International Landmine Ban, International Law for Animals

More at: http://isocracy.org/node/53

Don't forget our Inaugural General Meeting!

Saturday, June 12 at 2pm at 110 Grey Street East Melbourne

http://isocracy.org/node/52
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
11:00 pm
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Isocracy Newsletter #14. May 5, 2010.
The fourteenth Isocracy Newsletter comes with the following content:

Changes in Government: Austrian Presidential election. International News: Greek Bailout and Austerity Measures, Thailand Red Shirt Victory, Somalia Bombing, Haradhere taken, Nepal Protest. Isocracy: "Us Now" Movie Promotion, Foundation Meeting Actions: Break Up The Big Banks, Climate Change Failure, Whaling Petition, Australian Land Tax

More at: http://isocracy.org/node/51

Attention is particularly drawn to the "Us, Now" movie available for free at http://talk.usnowfilm.com/ and the first (Melbourne) meeting of the Isocracy Network.

An essay has also been published on how to provide public funding with special reference to the Henry Review of taxtion in Australia

"Public Finance: The Spectre of Henry"

http://isocracy.org/node/50
Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
5:37 pm
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Isocracy Newsletter #13. April 21, 2010.
Changes in Government: Sri Lankan elections, Hungarian elections, Krygystan Revolution, North Cyprus elections, Polish disaster.

International News: Violence in Pakistan, Thai Civil Unrest, Iranian Non-Proliferation Conference, Maoist Ambust in India, Free Health Care in Peru, Childhood Education in India.

Actions: Campaign Against Tuberculosis, Campaign against forced prostitution and sexual slavery

http://isocracy.org/node/47


Article on Online and RealWorld Activism coming soon!
Friday, April 16th, 2010
10:02 pm
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Isocracy Newsletter #12: March 30, 2010
Isocracy Newsletter #12: March 30, 2010

Changes in Government: Iraqi elections, Colombian elections, Latvian government collapses. International News: Israeli expansion into east Jerusalem, Universal Health Care bill in the United States, Continued violence in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia.

More at: http://isocracy.org/node/46

Article: How defenders of slavery mothballed a constitutional right.

When it comes to complexity, The First Amendment is rivaled perhaps only by the 14th Amendment. There are voluminous bodies of law attached to a number of brief clauses; non-establishment of religion by law, free exercise of religion, free speech, freedom of the press, and the freedom of assembly. Any one of those clauses have been the subject of many important court rulings.

Then there is this odd clause at the very end - to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. It’s rarely discussed in legal treatises and there are precious few cases where the “Petition Clause” is at issue.

More at: http://isocracy.org/node/45
Monday, March 15th, 2010
7:02 pm
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Isocracy Newsletter #11. March 15, 2010
Election roundup: Togo, Iraq.

News: Bombings in Lahore, Religious Riots in Nigeria, Court Seizures and Protests in Thailand.

Actions: Prevent Exemptions on Ivory Trade Ban, Protect Judge Baltasar Garzón, Stop Sealaska Corporation's Land-Grab, Stand With the Women of Papua New Guinea.

http://isocracy.org/node/43

Interview: Joe Toscano, Anarchist Media Institute.

http://isocracy.org/node/42
Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
9:55 am
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Isocracy Newsletter #10: February 23, 2010
See: http://isocracy.org/node/40

Election roundup: Costa Rica, Ukraine.

News: Coup in Niger, Cluster Bomb Ban, Assassination of Hamas Commander, US Property Market Crumbles.

Actions: Ugandan Gay Death Penalty, Brownbaggers.org.

Essay: All Politicians Are Unrepresentative Swill

http://isocracy.org/node/39
Saturday, February 6th, 2010
2:36 pm
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Isocracy Newsletter #9
The ninth Isocracy newsletter includes an election roundup of Chile, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Sri Lanka, the great Iraqi deception, Yemani Conflict and Sepratism, Disasters in Haiti and the call and report from the Virginian People's Assembly.

http://isocracy.org/node/38
Monday, January 18th, 2010
2:17 pm
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Isocracy Newletter #8
Isocracy Newsletter January 18, 2010

"We believe in the strength and the rule of the people; in government of the People, by the People and for the People. Equality is the literal meaning of the word Isocracy"

Grant Allen, "The Isocratic Party" (Chapter One) in "The New Party Described By Some Of Its Members" (1894) by Andrew Reid (Independent Labour Party of Great Britain)

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Sunday, December 13th, 2009
1:29 pm
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Isocracy Newsletter #7, December 13, 2009
Something Rotten in Denmark - the Copenhagen Conference; Elections Roundup: Honduras, Bolivia and Romania; Medecins Sans Frontiers HIV Patents; Avaaz Climate Change Action for Copenhagen; Buying for Equality 2010. All available in The Isocracy Network Newsletter #7.
Saturday, November 28th, 2009
11:31 pm
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Isocracy Newsletter #6, November 28, 2009
The latest Isocracy Newsletter (#6) is now available. It includes a review of Dominique Moisi's "The Geopolitics of Emotion", a campaign against a proposed escalation of 40,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan costing $100 billion USD, a secret copyright treaty and user disconnection in the UK and US, and the development of Isocracy across different social networking sites.
Saturday, November 21st, 2009
10:08 am
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Isocracy Newsletter #5, November 21, 2009
There have been five issues of the Isocracy Newsletter to date. The most recent issue has an article on Borders, Wars and Refugees, and an alert for the anti-choice amendment in U.S. health care, a study on the decline in global poverty, a plan for US steel workers to establish worker-controlled factories and updates to the Isocracy entry in Wikipedia and the formation of a community on Orkut.
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
8:29 pm
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Isocracy on Facebook and the Website
An Isocracy group was started on Facebook a fortnight ago which now has 128 members.

There has been some activity on the website as well include a poll on whether Isocracy should join as a chapter of the Alliance of the Libertarian Left, a discussion on Can We Ever Be a Self-Governing People?, Isocracy: For Liberty and Common Wealth, a foreign affairs discussion The once and future guide, The Future of the Malay States, Civil Unions for All, Revolutionary Reformism.
Thursday, May 21st, 2009
3:59 pm
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Monday, February 16th, 2009
4:11 pm
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Isocracy website now open...
For those interested, the Isocracy website is now open and looking for contributors who wish to develop practical public policy based on liberty and commonwealth.

http://isocracy.org
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